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Synthesis and Characterization of Colloidal Fluorescent Silver Nanoclusters

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posted on 19.06.2012, 00:00 by Sherry Huang, Christian Pfeiffer, Jana Hollmann, Sebastian Friede, Justin Jin-Ching Chen, Andreas Beyer, Benedikt Haas, Kerstin Volz, Wolfram Heimbrodt, Jose Maria Montenegro Martos, Walter Chang, Wolfgang J. Parak
Ultrasmall water-soluble silver nanoclusters are synthesized, and their properties are investigated. The silver nanoclusters have high colloidal stability and show fluorescence in the red. This demonstrates that like gold nanoclusters also silver nanoclusters can be fluorescent.