Journal article

Nanoscale mapping of the three-dimensional deformation field within commercial nanodiamonds

Muhammad Salman Maqbool, David Hoxley, Nicholas W Phillips, Hannah D Coughlan, Connie Darmanin, Brett C Johnson, Ross Harder, Jesse N Clark, Eugeniu Balaur, Brian Abbey

International Journal of Nanotechnology | INDERSCIENCE ENTERPRISES LTD | Published : 2017


The unique properties of nanodiamonds make them suitable for use in a wide range of applications, including as biomarkers for cellular tracking in vivo at the molecular level. The sustained fluorescence of nanodiamonds containing nitrogen-vacancy (N-V) centres is related to their internal structure and strain state. Theoretical studies predict that the location of the N-V centre and the nanodiamonds' residual elastic strain state have a major influence on their photoluminescence properties. However, to date there have been no direct measurements made of their spatially resolved deformation fields owing to the challenges that such measurements present. Here we apply the recently developed tec..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging

Awarded by Argonne National Laboratory

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was performed in part at the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN) in the Victorian Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF). This work was supported by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging (CE140100011). This research used resources of the Advanced Photon Source, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility operated for the DOE Office of Science by Argonne National Laboratory under Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357. We also acknowledge travel funding provided by the International Synchrotron Access Program (ISAP) managed by the Australian Synchrotron and funded by the Australian Government. Jesse N. Clark gratefully acknowledges financial support from the Volkswagen Foundation.