Title: Mesoscopic organization of two-dimensional J-aggregates of thiacyanine in Langmuir-Schaefer films
Authors: Tian, CH ×
Liu, DJ
Gronheid, R
Van der Auweraer, Mark
De Schryver, Frans #
Issue Date: Jan-2004
Publisher: Amer chemical soc
Series Title: Langmuir vol:20 issue:26 pages:11569-11576
Abstract: When dioctadecyl dimethylammonium bromide (DODAB) is compressed on a subphase containing 3,3'-disulfopropyl-5,5'-dichlorothiacyanine (THIAMS), adsorption of the dye to the DODAB monolayer results in the formation of J-aggregates which spontaneously organize into polygonal domains of micron size. The features of the domains depend on the surface pressure. The fluorescence of the individual domains is polarized. The shapes of the domains determined by fluorescence microscopy and atomic force microscopy (AFM) are identical. The domains differ however significantly from those observed after injection of a 3,3'-disulfopropyl-5,5'-dichloro-9-ethylthiacarbocyanine (THIATS) or THIAMS solution below a precompressed DODAB film, as well as from the domains observed upon compression of a DODAB monolayer on a subphase containing 10(-6) M THIATS.
ISSN: 0743-7463
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Molecular Imaging and Photonics
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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