Photoinduced Energy Transfer in ZnCdSeS Quantum Dot-Phthalocyanines Hybrids

Sadananda Mandal, Miguel Garcia Iglesias, Mine Ince, Tomás Torres, Nikolai V. Tkachenko

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    In this article, interaction between ZnCdSeS quantum dot (QD) and phthalocyanines with variable linker has been reported. Steady-state and time-resolved spectroscopic investigation reveals that only photoinduced energy transfer occurs from QD to phthalocyanines. To evaluate quantitatively the energy transfer, the Poisson statistics of QD-dye complex formation was used in the analysis of steady-state and time-resolved emission quenching, which allows to estimate the energy transfer rate constant for an ideal one-to-one complex. The measured rate constants are compared to the rates evaluated based on the classic Förster theory, which shows roughly 1 nm discrepancy in the energy transfer distance estimation, or one order in magnitude discrepancy in the transfer rate constants.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)10048-10057
    Number of pages10
    JournalACS Omega
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2018
    Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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    • Publication forum level 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Chemistry
    • General Chemical Engineering


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