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  • adj. Describing photoexcitation and any subsequent process that does not involve any chemical change

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  • Pertaining to the physical effect of light: opposed to photochemical.


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  • Focusing on complex naturally-occurring and synthetic supramolecular arrays, this work describes the mechanism by which transition metal complexes bind to DNA and how the DNA scaffold modifies the photochemical and photophysical properties to bound complexes.

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  • In this context fluorescent diamond nanoparticles present a valuable alternative thanks to their outstanding photophysical properties.


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