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Observation of Size-Dependent Electron-Phonon Scattering and Temperature-Dependent Photoluminescence Quenching in Triangular-Shaped Silver Nanoparticles

Biswas, S and Kole, AK and Tiwary, CS and Kumbhakar, P (2016) Observation of Size-Dependent Electron-Phonon Scattering and Temperature-Dependent Photoluminescence Quenching in Triangular-Shaped Silver Nanoparticles. In: PLASMONICS, 11 (2). pp. 593-600.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11468-015-0072-6

Abstract

Research studies on plasmonic properties of triangular-shaped silver nanoparticles might lead to several interesting applications. However, in this work, triangular-shaped silver nanoparticles have been synthesized by simple solvothermal technique and reported the effect of size on the electron-phonon scattering in the synthesized materials by analyzing their temperature-dependent photoluminescence (PL) emission characteristics. It has been observed that total integrated PL emission intensity is quenched by 33 % with the increase in temperature from 278 to 323 K. The observed decrease in PL emission intensity has been ascribed to the increase of electron-phonon scattering rate with the increase in temperature. The values of electron-phonon coupling strength (S) for synthesized samples have been evaluated by theoretical fitting of the experimentally obtained PL emission data. Smaller sized triangular nanoparticle has been found to exhibit stronger temperature dependence in PL emission, which strongly suggests that smaller sized triangular silver nanostructures have better electron-phonon coupling.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Triangular silver nanoparticles; Photoluminescence emission; Temperature dependence; Electron-phonon coupling
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
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Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2016 06:05
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016 06:05
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/53646

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