Photoinduced charge separation reactions of J-aggregates coated on silver nanoparticles

Jasmina Hranisavljevic, Nada M Dimitrijevic, Gregory A Wurtz, Gary P Wiederrecht
Journal of the American Chemical Society 2002 May 1, 124 (17): 4536-7
The photochemistry of cyanine J-aggregates on the surface of colloidal Ag nanoparticles is reported. The photochemistry is initiated through ultrafast photoexcitation of the plasmon band in Ag nanoparticles, producing an enhanced near-field that interacts with the J-aggregate monolayer. Through transient absorption spectroscopy, we show that photoexcitation of the plasmon in Ag nanoparticles leads to exciton dynamics that differ strongly from J-aggregates alone or for J-aggregate monolayers on bulk metal surfaces. Specifically, charge-separated states with a lifetime of approximately 300 ps between the J-aggregate and Ag colloid are formed. The reduction of the Ag nanoparticles is shown to be a multielectron process.

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