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Title: Plasmonic emission enhancement of colloidal quantum dots in the presence of bimetallic nanoparticles

We studied plasmonic features of bimetallic nanostructures consisting of gold nanoisland cores semi-coated with a chromium layer and explored how they influence emission of CdSe/ZnS quantum dots. We showed that, compared with chromium-covered glass substrates without the gold cores, the bimetallic nanostructures could significantly enhance the emission of the quantum dots. We studied the impact of the excitation intensity and thickness of the chromium layer on this process and utilized numerical means to identify the mechanisms behind it. Our results suggest that when the chromium layer is thin, the enhancement process is the result of the bimetallic plasmonic features of the nanostructures. As the chromium layer becomes thick, the impact of the gold cores is screened and the enhancement mostly happens mostly via the field enhancement of chromium nanoparticles in the absence of significant energy transfer from the quantum dots to these nanoparticles.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ; ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [1]
  1. Department of Physics, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama 35899 (United States)
  2. (United States)
  3. Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Laser Processing and Plasmonics Laboratory, Engineering Physics Department, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3A7 (Canada)
  4. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University, 8 Saint Marys Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22273660
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 13; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; CADMIUM SELENIDES; CHROMIUM; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; EXCITATION; GLASS; GOLD; HETEROJUNCTIONS; LAYERS; PARTICLES; PHOTON EMISSION; PLASMONS; QUANTUM DOTS; SUBSTRATES; ZINC SULFIDES