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J Fluoresc. 2004 Jul;14(4):425-41.

Advances in surface-enhanced fluorescence.

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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Center for Fluorescence Spectroscopy, University of Maryland, 725 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA. lakowicz@cfs.umbi.umd.edu

Abstract

We report recent achievements in metal-enhanced fluorescence from our laboratory. Several fluorophore systems have been studied on metal particle-coated surfaces and in colloid suspensions. In particular, we describe a distance dependent enhancement on silver island films (SIFs), release of self-quenching of fluorescence near silver particles, and the applications of fluorescence enhancement near metalized surfaces to bioassays. We discuss a number of methods for various shaped silver particle deposition on surfaces.

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