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Optical properties of gold particle-cluster core–satellite nanoassemblies

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Abstract

Better understanding of core–satellite nanostructures is of great interest to researchers owing to their unusual properties and is key to their promising applications. The well-developed techniques based on protein–nanoparticle interactions were adopted to produce core–satellite nanoassemblies of ∼10 nm core of Au nanoparticles (AuNPs) covered by Au25@BSA or Au10@histidine nanoclusters (NCs). The photoexcited dynamics in the core–satellite nanoassemblies were studied using steady-state and time-resolved spectroscopic measurements. Fluorescence quenching in AuNP–AuNCs core–satellite nanostructures was observed and confirmed as static quenching. The AuNPs alter neither radiative decay nor nonradiative decay in both nanoclusters. This indicates that the electron/energy transfer within the NP–NCs core–satellite nanoassemblies is absent, in contrast to the results involving other larger NP–NPs core–satellite nanoassemblies.

Graphical abstract: Optical properties of gold particle-cluster core–satellite nanoassemblies

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The article was received on 15 May 2013, accepted on 24 Jul 2013 and first published on 26 Jul 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA42388C
Citation: RSC Adv., 2013,3, 19609-19616
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    Optical properties of gold particle-cluster core–satellite nanoassemblies

    P. Yu, X. Wen, Y. Toh, Y. Lee and J. Tang, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 19609
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA42388C

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