Energy Transfer between Quantum Dots and Conjugated Dye Molecules
Gary Beane, Klaus Boldt, Nicholas Kirkwood, Paul Mulvaney
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2014
Energy transfer from quantum dots (QDs) to variable-length, dye-labeled peptides is reported. We find that existing models used to calculate the efficiency of energy transfer from steady-state measurements are insufficient for nanoparticle-dye interactions. To accurately measure the distance dependence as a function of separation, the effects of both multiple valencies and variations in the luminescence quantum yield of the acceptor dye with separation need to be taken into consideration. Using Poisson statistics, we account for the distribution of QD/dye ratios. Nevertheless, we find that the actual dependence of the energy-transfer efficiency as a function of QD-dye separation obeys an R-n..View full abstract
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K.B. acknowledges the support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation through a Feodor Lynen research fellowship. N.K. thanks the Melbourne Materials Institute for support through an MMI/CSIRO scholarship. P.M. thanks the ARC for support under Grant DP130102134.