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Development of novel anticounterfeiting technologies using heavy metal free nanoparticles için kapak resmi
Development of novel anticounterfeiting technologies using heavy metal free nanoparticles
Development of novel anticounterfeiting technologies using heavy metal free nanoparticles
Taşcıoğlu, Didem, author.
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Counterfeiting, the act of illegally copying a product, document or currency, is a growing problem and causes economic losses. Anticounterfeiting technology uses fluorescent inks that are invisible to the naked eye in daylight, but become visible under UV light. However, these inks have problems such as fading when exposed to sunlight or room light for a long time and disappear completely over time. This is due to the relevant inks are made using organic dyes that fade. The inks used in anticounterfeiting application preventing copying of secure documents such as banknotes, passports and ID cards must be health-friendly and chemically and optically stable for years. All of the existing security materials and equipments for ID cards, driver's licenses, passports, banknotes used in our country are imported. In this study, our aim is to create a new generation of security materials and codes to combat counterfeiters and to verify the generated security codes in a simple, efficient and fast way. In this study, it is aimed to produce nanoparticles, which do not contain heavy metals and show optical stability for a long time, emitting in visible region, on the basis of the security codes created. For this purpose, water and solvent-based nanoparticles synthesized which are non-toxic should have a long-term optical stability. The synthesized nanoparticles act like a pigment in security codes. The photoluminescence (emission color) of the security codes can be adjusted by size and chemical composition of nanoparticles. In this study, colloidally monodispersed and highly photoluminescent InP based nanoparticles were synthesized by the hot-injection approach under an inert atmosphere. In addition, a protective shell (ZnS, ZnSe) coating methods have been applied to provide optical stability to InP nanoparticles. Moreover, carbon-based nanoparticles with high optical stability and being dispersible in water were synthesized using the bottom-up method. Security codes that cannot be detected in daylight have been created on different subtrates (paper, polymer, glass, etc.) by using screen printing and inkjet printing methods, which are well known printing methods using the synthesized nanoparticles. In addition, the authenticity of the security codes was checked using a commercial fiber optic based spectrometer (Ocean Optics spectrometer) and a handy hand-held optical device called the Quantag sensor developed by Quantag Nanotechnologies. Thus, a verification method that can be distinguished by a simple detection device is proposed. The synthesized nanoparticles were furthermore dispersed in a polymer solution to create random droplet and droplet/fiber patterns by electrospinning method. Thus, unique and inimitable security codes detectable under UV light were created which may be used in the fight against counterfeiting. To check the authenticity of the original security codes created; images collected with a simple smartphone microscope and a database was created in which the original patterns were recorded. The originality of the random patterns obtained was checked by comparing it with the patterns recorded in the database. In addition, the spectral information of the particle from the droplet/fiber pattern obtained was determined with a simple hand-held device (Ocean Optics optical spectrometer). Thus, by reading spectral information from the pattern, the spectral signature of the nanoparticles was determined and thus a second-step security was created. In this way, a two-stage anticounterfeiting technology that is impossible to imitate has been developed. As a conclusion, it is believed that the security codes developed in this study will pave the way for the commercialization of quantum labeling technology.
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Thesis (Doctoral)--İzmir Institute of Technology:Materials Science and Engineering.

İzmir Institute of Technology: Materials Science and Engineering--Thesis (Doctoral).
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