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Fluorescent Carbon Dots Ink for Gravure Printing

Department of Materials Science, University of Patras, 26504 Rio, Greece
Department of Graphic Design and Visual Communication, University of West Attica, Agiou Spyridonos Street, 12210 Egaleo Athens, Greece
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Received: 8 February 2019 / Revised: 5 March 2019 / Accepted: 8 March 2019 / Published: 14 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Carbon Dots)
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In the present article, we describe the use of highly fluorescent carbon dots (CDs) for the preparation of an effective water-based carbon dot ink (CD-ink) for gravure printing. Carbon dots were prepared hydrothermally from citrate and triethylenetetramine, and mixed properly with certain resins that are used in gravure inks. The as-produced CD gravure ink was used successfully for printing high quality fluorescent images. View Full-Text
Keywords: fluorescent inks; carbon dots; gravure inks fluorescent inks; carbon dots; gravure inks

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Koutsioukis, A.; Belessi, V.; Georgakilas, V. Fluorescent Carbon Dots Ink for Gravure Printing. C 2019, 5, 12.

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