INQUIMAE   12526
INSTITUTO DE QUIMICA, FISICA DE LOS MATERIALES, MEDIOAMBIENTE Y ENERGIA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
artículos
Título:
Mapping the Fluorescence Performance of a Photochromic-Fluorescent System Coupled with Gold Nanoparticles at the Single-Molecule-Single-Particle Level
Autor/es:
SIMONCELLI, SABRINA; ROBERTI, M. JULIA; ARAOZ, BEATRIZ; BOSSI, MARIANO L.; ARAMENDIA, PEDRO F.
Revista:
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
Editorial:
AMER CHEMICAL SOC
Referencias:
Lugar: Washington; Año: 2014 vol. 136 p. 6878 - 6878
ISSN:
0002-7863
Resumen:
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