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Photoinduced Reversible Modulation of Fluorescence of CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots in Solutions with Diarylethenes

  • P. V. Karpach
  • A. A. Scherbovich
  • G. T. Vasilyuk
  • V. I. StsiapuraEmail author
  • A. O. Ayt
  • V. A. Barachevsky
  • А. R. Tuktarov
  • A. A. Khuzin
  • S. A. Maskevich
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Abstract

Steady-state absorption and fluorescence spectra, fluorescence decay kinetics of CdSe/ZnS quantum dots (QD) with photochromic diarylethenes (DAE) in toluene have been studied. Two kinds of QDs emitting at 525 and 600 nm were investigated and DAE were selected to ensure good overlap of their photoinduced absorption band with QDs emission spectra. It has been found that photochromic molecules form complexes with QD which results in partial fluorescence quenching. A reversible modulation of QDs emission intensity which correlates with magnitude of transient photoinduced absorption band of the diarylethenes during photochromic transformations has been demonstrated.

Keywords

Quantum dots Diarylethenes Photochromism Nanophotoswitches 

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by Belarusian Republican Foundation for Fundamental Research (Project No. F18R-074) and Russian Foundation for Basic Research (Project No. 18-33-00010 Bel_a). The authors are grateful to Prof. M. Artemyev (Dr. of Sciences (Chemistry), Head of Laboratory of Nanochemistry, Institute of Physical and Chemical problems of BSU) for the sample of quantum dots and valuable discussions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Yanka Kupala State University of GrodnoGrodnoBelarus
  2. 2.Belarusian State University, ISEI BSUMinskBelarus
  3. 3.Photochemistry Center, FSRC “Crystallography and Photonics”, RASMoscowRussia
  4. 4.Institute of Petrochemistry and Catalysis, RASUfaRussia

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