Luminescence behavior of silicon and carbon nanoparticles dispersed in low-polar liquids
1 Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon (INL), UMR-5270, CNRS, Université de Lyon, INSA de Lyon, bat. Blaise Pascal, 7 av. Jean Capelle, Bat. Blaise Pascal, Villeurbanne, F-69621, France
2 PN Lebedev Physical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, 53 Leninskii Prospekt, Moscow, 199991, Russia
3 Faculty of Chemistry, National Taras Shevchenko University, 64 Volodymyrska Str, Kyiv, 01601, Ukraine
Nanoscale Research Letters 2012, 7:365 doi:10.1186/1556-276X-7-365Published: 2 July 2012
A comparative photoluminescence analysis of as-prepared and chemically modified (by alkyl chains -C18H37) silicon and carbon nanoparticles dispersed in low-polar liquids is reported. Influence of the low-polar liquid nature and ambient temperature on photoluminescence of the nanoparticles has been investigated from the point of view of their possible application as thermal nanoprobes.