Journal of Applied Spectroscopy

, Volume 83, Issue 3, pp 442–448 | Cite as

Enhancement of Luminescence of Colloidal Ag2S Quantum Dots by Thionine Molecules

  • O. V. Ovchinnikov
  • I. G. Grevtseva
  • T. S. Kondratenko
  • M. S. Smirnov
  • A. V. Evtukhova

Enhancement of IR luminescence (1205 nm) of colloidal Ag2S quantum dots (QDs) with an average size of 2.5 ± 0.3 nm was detected upon excitation in the absorption band of thionine dye molecules (530–610 nm). It is found that the observed effect occurs during a hybrid association of Ag2S QDs with monomers of the cationic thionine (Th + ) molecule. It is concluded that the photosensitization of IR luminescence of colloidal Ag2S QDs is realized due to a resonance nonradiative transfer of electronic excitation energy directly to the centers of radiative recombination from the excited Th + molecules.


hybrid associates colloidal quantum dots thionine luminescence photosensitization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. V. Ovchinnikov
    • 1
  • I. G. Grevtseva
    • 1
  • T. S. Kondratenko
    • 1
  • M. S. Smirnov
    • 1
  • A. V. Evtukhova
    • 1
  1. 1.Voronezh State UniversityVoronezhRussia

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