N. Engheta, C. B. Murray, C. R. Kagan (IRG4)
A central goal of IRG-4 is to use collective interactions between dissimilar nanocrystals to enhance the performance of their assemblies.
Here we demonstrate plasmonic enhancement of optical upconversion luminescence within nanorod-nanophosphor heterodimers (Fig 1a-c).
Using experiment and theory we are able to develop design rules for optimizing heterodimer geometry.
The templated assembly process (Fig 1d-e) can be used for many other nanocrystal building blocks and for larger assemblies.
ACS Nano 8, 9482-9491, (2014).