Applied Physics A

, Volume 93, Issue 1, pp 5–9 | Cite as

Fabrication of fluorescent nanoparticles of dendronized perylenediimide by laser ablation in water

  • R. Yasukuni
  • T. Asahi
  • T. Sugiyama
  • H. Masuhara
  • M. Sliwa
  • J. Hofkens
  • F. C. De Schryver
  • M. Van der Auweraer
  • A. Herrmann
  • K. Müllen
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Abstract

Highly fluorescent organic nanoparticles with size of about 300 nm were prepared by nanosecond laser ablation of micrometer-sized powder of dendronized perylenediimide dispersed in water. The nanoparticle colloidal solution provided a fluorescence quantum yield of 0.58. The absorption and emission spectral studies demonstrated that the bulky dendron groups at the side bays of perylenediimide chromophore efficiently suppress the interchromophoric interactions in the nanoparticles. Fluorescence measurement on several single nanoparticles underlines that the prepared nanoparticles are bright and photo-stable enough to be a useful probe for single particle fluorescence investigation.

PACS

52.38.Mf 61.46.Hk 87.64.Kv 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Yasukuni
    • 1
  • T. Asahi
    • 1
  • T. Sugiyama
    • 2
  • H. Masuhara
    • 2
    • 3
  • M. Sliwa
    • 4
    • 5
  • J. Hofkens
    • 5
  • F. C. De Schryver
    • 5
  • M. Van der Auweraer
    • 5
  • A. Herrmann
    • 6
  • K. Müllen
    • 7
  1. 1.Department of Applied PhysicsOsaka UniversityOsakaJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Materials ScienceNara Institute of Science and TechnologyNaraJapan
  3. 3.Department of Applied Chemistry and Institute of Molecular ScienceNational Chiao Tung UniversityHsinchuTaiwan
  4. 4.LASIR, UMR 8516, CNRSUniversité des Sciences et Technologies de LilleVilleneuve d’Ascq CedexFrance
  5. 5.Department of Chemistry and Institute for Nanoscale Physics and Chemistry (INPAC)Katholieke Universiteit LeuvenHeverleeBelgium
  6. 6.Department of Polymer Chemistry, Zernike Institute for Advanced MaterialsUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  7. 7.Max-Planck-Institut für PolymerforschungMainzGermany

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