Sci. Adv. Today 2 (2016) 25248  
  Review Article  
   
   
         
A review on potential applications of diamond nanomaterials  
  Muthaiah Shellaiaha and Kien Wen Suna,b  
     
a Department of Applied Chemistry, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan
b Department of Electronics Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan

   
  Abstract  
  Among the carbon based nanomaterials, diamond is known to be an outstanding material in terms of superior hardness and Young’s modulus, biocompatibility, optical and fluorescence properties. The nitrogen vacancy (NV-) color centers of nanodiamond lead the specific role in recent bio-imaging and biosensor studies. On the other hand, diamond nanoparticles can also act as an important carrier in many delivery systems. Furthermore, due to their outstanding opto-electronic and mechanical properties, diamond nanoparticles (DNDs) have also grown their state-of-the-art platform in many emerging applications such as catalysis, energy transfer, semiconductors, solar energy conversion, chromatography and AFM Tips. In a similar fashion, diamond nanowires (DNWs) have also attracted the attention of the scientists by its potential applications in various fields, especially in electrochemical studies. This review article outlines the important potential applications of the diamond nanomaterials.  
     
   
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  Muthaiah Shellaiah and Kien Wen Sun, A review on potential applications of diamond nanomaterials , Sci. Adv. Today 2 (2016) 25248.