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Enhanced molecular fluorescence near thick Ag island film of large pseudotabular nanoparticles.
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PMID:  16853202     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
A highly reflective thick Ag island film (TAIF) sputter-grown on mica, consisting of unique large pseudotabular nanoislands, 60-200 nm across and 30-60 nm thick, produced an unusually strong surface enhanced fluorescence (SEF) for rhodamine dyes situated very close to (only approximately 10 A away from) the metal surface. A significantly greater part of the enhanced fluorescence was emitted into the back half space through TAIF and the mica substrate. The detailed fluorescence angular distribution was very similar to that of the light scattering by TAIF, suggesting that the enhanced emission originated from some large induced dipoles in TAIF. For reference, we also present a quantitative analysis of the fluorescent behavior of the same dye but directly coated on a reference glass surface. TAIF showed no distinct dipolar surface plasmon-like bands for excitation at normal incidence, and the light absorption by dye-coated TAIF could be described by simple superposition of the contribution of TAIF and that of the surface-bound dyes. However, the net dye absorptance was increased by 4-5 times due to the strong interactions of the dye transition dipoles with the TAIF-scattered fields. The estimated SEF quantum yield in the low dye coverage limit suggests a markedly high radiative yield of the induced dipole in TAIF around approximately 0.5.
Mitsuo Kawasaki; Shuki Mine
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of physical chemistry. B     Volume:  109     ISSN:  1520-6106     ISO Abbreviation:  J Phys Chem B     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-20     Completed Date:  2007-06-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101157530     Medline TA:  J Phys Chem B     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17254-61     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Molecular Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Katsura, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan.
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