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Chemists get peek at novel fluorescence in carbon nanotubes

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(Funded by the National Science Foundation)

Researchers at Rice University have identified a novel, second level of fluorescence by carbon nanotubes. The Rice University team discovered that single-walled nanotubes emit a delayed secondary fluorescence when triggered by a multistep process in a solution with dye molecules and dissolved oxygen. Potential applications for the findings include optoelectronics and solar energy developments.