A new class of nanocrystal quantum dot (NQD), the “giant” NQD (g-NQD), was investigated for its potential to address outstanding issues associated with the use of NQDs as down-conversion phosphors in light-emitting devices, namely, insufficient chemical/photostability and extensive self-reabsorption when packed in high densities or in thick films. Here, we demonstrate that g-NQDs afford significantly enhanced operational stability compared to their conventional NQD counterparts and minimal self-reabsorption losses. The latter results from a characteristic large Stokes shift (>100 nm; >0.39 eV), which itself is a manifestation of the internal structure of these uniquely thick-shelled NQDs. In carefully prepared g-NQDs, light absorption occurs predominantly in the shell but emission occurs exclusively from the core. We directly compare for the first time the processes of shell→core energy relaxation and core→core energy transfer by evaluating CdS→CdSe down-conversion of blue→red light in g-NQDs and in a com...
Janardan Kundu; Yagnaseni Ghosh; Allison M. Dennis; Han Htoon; Jennifer A. Hollingsworth
The two enantiomers of 2-(2-hydroxybiphenyl-4-yl)propanoic acid ((S)- and (R)-BPOH) have been selected as probes for human serum albumin (HSA). Photophysical characterization in the absence of protein led to emission maxima, singlet energies, quantum yields, and fluorescence lifetime values ... more
The photodissociation of H2O in its B band is a prototype for nonadiabatic reaction dynamics. In addition to dissociation via the adiabatic pathway to the OH(Ã2Σ+) + H fragments, it also produces the OH(X̃2Π) + H fragments through two nonadiabatic pathways: the B̃ → X̃ transition via two co ... more
Due to the widespread occurrence in the environment and potential risk toward organisms of fluoroquinolones (FQs), it is of importance to develop high efficient methods for assessing their occurrence and environmental risk. A monoclonal antibody (Mab) with broad cross-reactivity to FQs was ... more
Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings is delighted to announce that its Reading, Pennsylvania, facility is the first site in the world to receive the RCMS® Site Certification awarded by the American Chemical Council (ACC).
When Raj Gupta, Chairman and CEO of Rohm and Haas Company, became Chairman ... more