The synthesis of photoluminescent nanomaterials based on halloysite nanotubes is described. The obtained hybrid was characterized by means of TGA, FT-IR, DLS and XPS measurements; in addition its morphology was imaged by TEM. The HNT hybrid has also shown photoluminescence properties, both in solution and solid state, in which a white-light emission (0.24, 0.36; CIE coordinates) is observed. This work could be pioneering as new strategy both for manufacturing LEDs and fluorescent tag based on HNT nanomaterials.
Royal Society of Chemistry
1 Jan 2018
Journal of Materials Chemistry C