Luminescence Enhancement of Carboxyl-Coated CdTe Quantum Dots by Silver Nanoparticles

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de Melo, L. S A
Chaves, C. R.
Filho, P. E. Cabral
Saska, S. [UNESP]
Nigoghossian, K. [UNESP]
Gomes, A. S L
Messaddeq, Younes [UNESP]
Ribeiro, Sidney José Lima [UNESP]
Santos, B. S.
Fontes, A.

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Metallic nanoparticles (NPs) have been used to improve the sensibility of biosensors and bioassays either by enhancing radiative emission or inducing quenching process on fluorescent probes. The aim of this research was to study the interaction of silver and silver-pectin NPs with water-dispersed carboxyl-coated cadmium telluride (CdTe) quantum dots (QDs). Metallic NPs were observed to change the emission of these fluorophores through local field effects. In a solution-base platform, an increase of 82 % was observed for the CdTe emission due to the interaction of QDs and silver-pectin NPs. QDs interaction with silver NPs without pectin was also investigated and a smaller emission enhancement of 20 % was detected. We observed that the NPs' nature and QDs' surface charge and concentration are important parameters for NPs-QDs interaction. Moreover, the presence of the pectin polymer shows to be a key component to the observed fluorescence enhancement. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.



Fluorescence enhancement, Plasmonics, Quantum dots, Silver nanoparticles

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Plasmonics, v. 8, n. 2, p. 1147-1153, 2013.