Robust, directed assembly of fluorescent nanodiamonds.

  title={Robust, directed assembly of fluorescent nanodiamonds.},
  author={Mehran Kianinia and Olga Shimoni and Avi Bendavid and Andreas W. Schell and Steven J. Randolph and Milos Toth and Igor Aharonovich and Charlene J. Lobo},
  volume={8 42},
Arrays of fluorescent nanoparticles are highly sought after for applications in sensing, nanophotonics and quantum communications. Here we present a simple and robust method of assembling fluorescent nanodiamonds into macroscopic arrays. Remarkably, the yield of this directed assembly process is greater than 90% and the assembled patterns withstand ultra-sonication for more than three hours. The assembly process is based on covalent bonding of carboxyl to amine functional carbon seeds and is… 

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