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Figure 5

From: Design of Carbon Dots Photoluminescence through Organo-Functional Silane Grafting for Solid-State Emitting Devices

Figure 5

(a) Photoluminescence spectra of MTES – C-dots (black line) and MTES – GC-dots (red line) nanocomposite films excited at 365 nm. The emission of C-dots in water (green line) excited at the same wavelength is reported as reference. (b,c) Excitation-emission-intensity spectra of the films, prepared from pristine C-dots and GPTMS-grafted C-dots, dispersed in a MTES sol. Normalized photoluminescence intensity is reported in false color scale from blue to red (0–100%). The inset of Fig. 5a shows the appearance of the films under UV lamp irradiation (λ = 365 nm). The spectrum region with an emission intensity higher than 25% of C-dots in water is shown as reference (white dotted line). The black dotted line represents the estimated new emission area peaked around 490 nm.