Fluorescence of dyes adsorbed on highly organized nanostructured gold surfaces

Stefano A. Levi, Ahmed Mourran, Joachim P. Spatz, Frank C.J.M. van Veggel, David N. Reinhoudt, Martin Möller*

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It is shown that fluorescent dyes can be adsorbed selectively on gold nanoparticles which are immobilized on a glass substrate and that the fluorescence originating from the adsorbed dyes exhibits significantly less quenching when compared to dyes adsorbed on bulk gold. Self-assembled monolayers of lissamine sulfide molecules have been studied both on bulk gold and on glass surfaces bearing gold nanoparticles. Gold nanoparticles have been arranged in ordered, two-dimensional patterns, with periodicity in the m range and used as substrate for the fluorescent dyes. Optical resolution of the fluorescence originating from the pattern has been achieved with laser-scanning confocal microscopy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3808-3814
JournalChemistry: a European journal
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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