Advancement in science and technology of carbon dot-polymer hybrid composites: A review

Sayan Ganguly, Poushali Das, Susanta Banerjee, Narayan Chandra Das

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The serendipitous discovery of carbon dots has been added as a new domain of interest for materials scientists due to their extraordinary photo-physical attributes and long-term colloidal stability. This domain was more nurtured when carbon dots meet macromolecular chains. Carbon dot confined polymer matrices have diversified because of their ease of fabrication and applications in sensing, optoelectronics, semiconductors, molecular delivery, and various commercial aspects. Most promisingly, very small amounts of carbon dots have a over-the-top synergistic outcome in the presence of macromolecular systems. This review encompasses the synthesis of carbons dots, their physical properties, various fabrication strategies of polymer-carbon dots nanocomposites and applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number022001
JournalFunctional Composites and Structures
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2019
Externally publishedYes

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  • Carbon dots
  • Graphene quantum dots
  • Polymer-carbon dots composite


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