Global analysis of quenching of the time-resolved emission of ZnO nanocrystals by adsorbed rhodamine B on the basis of Tachiya theory

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Normally dye molecules are adsorbed onto the nanocrystal (NC) surface in dye-NC mixed solution, but it is very unlikely that all dye molecules present in the solution will be attached to NCs. The distribution of dye molecules on the NC surface is an important factor to take into account while investigating the quenching of NC emission via energy transfer to adsorbed dye molecules. Here, we analysed time-resolved fluorescence data of ZnO NCs in the presence of rhodamine B (RhB) using Tachiya theory, which assumes the Poisson distribution of dye molecules among the NCs. Energy transfer rate from NC to a dye molecule was found to be much faster than the intrinsic fluorescence decay rate of NCs and fluorescence quenching rate due to intrinsic trap states present in the NC. The association constant was also calculated to acquire information on the nature of association of dye molecules with NCs. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


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  • Atom- och molekylfysik och optik


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TidskriftJournal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, A: Chemistry
StatusPublished - 2015
Peer review utfördJa