Focusing on luminescent graphene quantum dots: current status and future perspectives.

@article{Li2013FocusingOL,
  title={Focusing on luminescent graphene quantum dots: current status and future perspectives.},
  author={Lingling Li and Gehui Wu and Guohai Yang and Juan Peng and Jian-wei Zhao and Jun‐Jie Zhu},
  journal={Nanoscale},
  year={2013},
  volume={5 10},
  pages={
          4015-39
        }
}
To obtain graphene-based fluorescent materials, one of the effective approaches is to convert one-dimensional (1D) graphene to 0D graphene quantum dots (GQDs), yielding an emerging nanolight with extraordinary properties due to their remarkable quantum confinement and edge effects. In this review, the state-of-the-art knowledge of GQDs is presented. The synthetic methods were summarized, with emphasis on the top-down routes which possess the advantages of abundant raw materials, large scale… 

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