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High yield fabrication of fluorescent nanodiamonds.: fabrication of fluorescent nanodiamonds

Abstract : A new fabrication method to produce homogeneously fluorescent nanodiamonds with high yields is described. The powder obtained by high energy ball milling of fluorescent high pressure, high temperature diamond microcrystals was converted in a pure concentrated aqueous colloidal dispersion of highly crystalline ultrasmall nanoparticles with a mean size less than or equal to 10 nm. The whole fabrication yield of colloidal quasi-spherical nanodiamonds was several orders of magnitude higher than those previously reported starting from microdiamonds. The results open up avenues for the industrial cost-effective production of fluorescent nanodiamonds with well-controlled properties.
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Jean-Paul Boudou, Patrick Curmi, Fedor Jelezko, Joerg Wrachtrup, Pascal Aubert, et al.. High yield fabrication of fluorescent nanodiamonds.: fabrication of fluorescent nanodiamonds. Nanotechnology, Institute of Physics, 2009, 20 (23), pp.235602. ⟨10.1088/0957-4484/20/23/235602⟩. ⟨inserm-00429145⟩

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