Eu-doped silica nanotubes: Synthesis and optical properties

Catherine Murphy, Simona E. Hunyadi

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Silver nanowires were coated with a silica shell through an indirect approach. Incorporation of the fluorescent ion into the silica shell in situ was achieved. Subsequent chemical dissolution of the inner metal core resulted in fluorescent silica nanotubes. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), electron dispersive X-ray microanalysis (EDAX), fluorescence spectroscopy, and zeta potential measurements were used to characterize the materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOrganic and Inorganic Nanotubes
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Molecular to Submicron Structures
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
Event2006 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 17 2006Apr 21 2006


Other2006 MRS Spring Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Murphy, C., & Hunyadi, S. E. (2006). Eu-doped silica nanotubes: Synthesis and optical properties. In Organic and Inorganic Nanotubes: From Molecular to Submicron Structures (Vol. 922, pp. 7-12)