Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Chem Phys Lett. 2003 Apr 29;372(3-4):409-414.

Effects of metallic silver particles on the emission properties of [Ru(bpy)(3)].

Author information

  • 1Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Center for Fluorescence Spectroscopy, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 725 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA.


We examined the emission spectral properties of [Ru(bpy)(3)](2+) in a thin film of polyvinyl alcohol coated on quartz slides or on metallic silver particles. The relative intensities were several fold higher on the surface containing silver particles, and the decay times were several fold smaller. These results are consistent with an approximate 20-fold increase in the radiative decay rate of [Ru(bpy)(3)](2+) when near metallic silver particles. These results suggest the use of silver particles for increased detectability of the emission from transition metal-ligand complexes.

PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Support Center