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Molecular size matters : ultrafast dye singlet sensitization pathways to bright nanoparticle emission

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Dye-sensitized luminescent lanthanide (Ln)-based nanoparticles enable broad applications spanning from fluorescent microscopy to biological therapy. However, the limited understanding of the dye -> Ln(3+) sensitization process still leaves ample room for the improvement of its efficiency. In this work, a unique combination of photoluminescence and transient absorption spectroscopy is employed to reveal the hereto hidden dye -> Ln(3+) or dye -> Ln(1)(3+)-> Ln(2)(3+) energy transfer pathways in the ultrafast time scale. Steady-state and time-resolved data, supported by density functional theory calculations, demonstrate that Ln(3+) sensitization is realized directly from the singlet excited state of dye molecules and is strictly regulated by a distance-dependent regime overcoming the role of the donor-acceptor spectral overlap for the size and geometry of dye molecules. It is shown that exceptionally high efficiency is achieved by judiciously selecting small-sized dye molecules with localized molecular orbitals sitting close (<0.5 nm) to the nanoparticle surface. This new understanding will enable a rational design of dye-sensitized Ln nanoparticles allowing for a dramatic improvement of the emission efficiency in a variety of nanomaterials for light conversion.
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dye-sensitized nanoparticles, energy transfer, lanthanide emission, photosensitization, transient absorption spectroscopy

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Liu, Jing, et al. “Molecular Size Matters : Ultrafast Dye Singlet Sensitization Pathways to Bright Nanoparticle Emission.” ADVANCED OPTICAL MATERIALS, vol. 9, no. 7, 2021, doi:10.1002/adom.202001678.
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Liu, J., Geiregat, P., Pilia, L., Van Deun, R., & Artizzu, F. (2021). Molecular size matters : ultrafast dye singlet sensitization pathways to bright nanoparticle emission. ADVANCED OPTICAL MATERIALS, 9(7). https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.202001678
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Liu, Jing, Pieter Geiregat, Luca Pilia, Rik Van Deun, and Flavia Artizzu. 2021. “Molecular Size Matters : Ultrafast Dye Singlet Sensitization Pathways to Bright Nanoparticle Emission.” ADVANCED OPTICAL MATERIALS 9 (7). https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.202001678.
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Liu, Jing, Pieter Geiregat, Luca Pilia, Rik Van Deun, and Flavia Artizzu. 2021. “Molecular Size Matters : Ultrafast Dye Singlet Sensitization Pathways to Bright Nanoparticle Emission.” ADVANCED OPTICAL MATERIALS 9 (7). doi:10.1002/adom.202001678.
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Liu J, Geiregat P, Pilia L, Van Deun R, Artizzu F. Molecular size matters : ultrafast dye singlet sensitization pathways to bright nanoparticle emission. ADVANCED OPTICAL MATERIALS. 2021;9(7).
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J. Liu, P. Geiregat, L. Pilia, R. Van Deun, and F. Artizzu, “Molecular size matters : ultrafast dye singlet sensitization pathways to bright nanoparticle emission,” ADVANCED OPTICAL MATERIALS, vol. 9, no. 7, 2021.
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  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adom.202001678}},
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