Immobilization of Organic Dyes on Clay Minerals Toward Controlled Photoinduced Events
Photoactive species have been immobilized in the interlayer space and on the external surface of smectites to construct photofunctional hybrids. The spatial distribution (separation/distance) of photoactive species has been controlled by using smectites with different layer-charge density and by the co-adsorption of photoinactive species such as organoammonium ions and water-soluble polymers. As a result of controlled spatial distribution of photoactive species, the efficiency of photo-induced events (photoluminescence and photo-induced electron/energy transfer) has been altered.
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The one day workshop on which this volume was based focused on the development and use of advanced materials based on clays, and it was attended by well over 100 participants who were closely engaged with the speakers and participated in active question/answer and discussion sessions. The papers collected in this volume represent some of the most outstanding research presented at the workshop and each represents an exciting step forward in the development and integration of clay minerals into active and functional materials.