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Title: Comparison between J-aggregates in a self-assembled multilayer and polymer-bound J-aggregates in solution: a steady-state and time-resolved spectroscopic study
Authors: Rousseau, Els ×
Koetse, MM
Van der Auweraer, Mark
De Schryver, Frans #
Issue Date: Jan-2002
Publisher: Royal soc chemistry
Series Title: Photochemical & photobiological sciences vol:1 issue:6 pages:395-406
Abstract: The self-assembly of a thiacarbocyanine dye on a charged substrate via the layer-by-layer alternate adsorption technique was studied in detail. The influence of the chemical structure of the oppositely charged polyelectrolyte (PEL) in the multilayer on J-aggregate formation was investigated by means of absorption spectroscopy and steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy. J-Aggregates were formed yielding a bathochromic narrow absorption band. Fine tuning of the position of the absorption band is possible by incorporating other polyelectrolytes in the multilayer. The results obtained for the dye-polyelectrolyte multilayers were compared with measurements made on the aqueous dye-polyelectrolyte mixtures. The parameters obtained by fitting the fluorescence decays to several different models allowed us to suggest a mechanism for the non-radiative decay channel. The low fluorescence quantum yields and fast non-exponential fluorescence decays obtained for both the dye-polyelectrolyte multilayers and the aqueous dye-polyelectrolyte mixtures were attributed to the trapping of a fast migrating exciton by a non-luminescent trap. The results related to J-aggregate formation, decay time and dimensionality of the aggregates were compared in solution and in a self-assembled multilayer.
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ISSN: 1474-905X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Chemistry - miscellaneous
Molecular Imaging and Photonics
× corresponding author
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