Spectral dependence of plasmon-enhanced fluorescence in a hollow nanotriangle assembled by DNA origami: towards plasmon assisted energy transfer†
The precise positioning of plasmonic nanoscale objects and organic molecules can significantly boost our ability to fabricate hybrid nanoarchitectures with specific target functionalities. In this work, we used a DNA origami structure to precisely localize three different fluorescent dyes close to the tips of hollow gold nanotriangles. A spectral dependence of plasmon-enhanced fluorescence is evidenced through co-localized AFM and fluorescence measurements. The experimental results match well with explanatory FDTD simulations. Our findings open the way to the bottom-up fabrication of plasmonic routers operating through plasmon energy transfer. They will allow one to actively control the direction of light propagation.