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Materials 2017, 10(11), 1328; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma10111328

Tuning the Photoluminescence of Graphene Quantum Dots by Photochemical Doping with Nitrogen

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College of Physics and Technology, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin 541004, China
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College of Science, Guilin University of Technology, Guilin 541004, China
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Received: 28 September 2017 / Revised: 31 October 2017 / Accepted: 14 November 2017 / Published: 20 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Luminescent Materials 2017)
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Nitrogen-doped graphene quantum dots (NGQDs) were synthesized by irradiating graphene quantum dots (GQDs) in an NH3 atmosphere. The photoluminescence (PL) properties of the GQDs and the NGQDs samples were investigated. Compared with GQDs, a clear PL blue-shift of NGQDs could be achieved by regulating the irradiating time. The NGQDs obtained by irradiation of GQDs for 70 min had a high N content of 15.34 at % and a PL blue-shift of about 47 nm. This may be due to the fact that photochemical doping of GQDs with nitrogen can significantly enhance the contents of pyridine-like nitrogen, and also effectively decrease the contents of oxygen functional groups of NGQDs, thus leading to the observed obvious PL blue-shift. View Full-Text
Keywords: graphene quantum dots; nitrogen-doped graphene quantum dots; photochemical doping; photoluminescence; blue-shift graphene quantum dots; nitrogen-doped graphene quantum dots; photochemical doping; photoluminescence; blue-shift
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Xu, X.; Gao, F.; Bai, X.; Liu, F.; Kong, W.; Li, M. Tuning the Photoluminescence of Graphene Quantum Dots by Photochemical Doping with Nitrogen. Materials 2017, 10, 1328.

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