Characterization of luminescent monodisperse microparticles prepared by gamma radiation-initiated polymerization

Malik H. Mahmood, László Himics, László Péter, Péter Baranyai, M. Veres

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Abstract

Fluorescent microparticles have been prepared by gamma radiation-initiated precipitation polymerization of diethylene glycol dimethacrylate monomer with ethyl propionate solvent and fluorescein isothiocyanate isomer-I (FITC) fluorophore. Different FITC concentrations and irradiation conditions were used, and their effect on the particle properties was studied. The samples were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, Raman and photoluminescence spectroscopies. Our results showed that the size of the microspheres is dependent on the composition of the monomer mixture. The uniformity of the microparticles decreases with increasing FITC concentration, relative to the monomer. Changes in the emission spectrum of the FITC were also observed after irradiation. The gamma irradiation-initiated polymerization was found to be a promising and simple technique to prepare luminescent spherical microparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Article number110209
JournalOptical Materials
Volume108
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020

Keywords

  • FITC
  • Fluorescent micro/nanoparticles
  • Luminescence spectroscopy
  • Raman scattering
  • Raman spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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