A Study of Photoinduced Coherent Vibrations in Gold-Nanorod Dispersions.

Author(s) Toschi, F.; Catone, D.; Di Mario, L.; O'Keeffe, P.; Paladini, A.; Cresi, J.Stefano Pe; Turchini, S.
Journal J Nanosci Nanotechnol
Date Published 2020 Jul 01

Upon photoexcitation with a femtosecond laser pulse, the plasmonic resonance of a nanorod can couple with coherent vibrational modes generating a regular oscillating pattern in the transient absorbance of the nanostructure. The dynamics of the plasmon resonances of these materials are probed through femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy in the spectral region between 400 nm and 1600 nm. Whereas in the visible range the spectra are comparable with the findings reported in the literature, the analysis of the transient NIR spectra revealed that their oscillation frequencies vary with wavelength, resulting in a strong distortion of the transient features that can be related to the specific lengths distribution of the nanorods contained in the sample. These findings suggest that in the design of efficient and highly sensitive gold-nanorod based plasmonic sensors a narrow size distribution of nanostructures is required.

DOI 10.1166/jnn.2020.17870
ISSN 1533-4899
Citation J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 2020;20(7):45574562.