Methodology and Physical Characterization of Nanoparticles using Photophysical Techniques



Methodology and Physical Characterization of Nanoparticles using Photophysical Techniques

Arnab Maity, Samita Basu

Photochemical techniques involving UV-VIS absorption and emission of light quanta have yielded significant information through electronic perturbation of surface electrons in nano-particle systems used for biological applications. Elucidation of various mechanistic processes improvised the use of sophisticated photonic detecting systems that have been discussed in a simple and lucid manner in this article through citation of literature examples and also from the works of authors’ own laboratory. This includes steady-state absorption and emission spectroscopy, time-resolved photodynamic spectroscopy, laser flash photolysis study as well as fluorescence photo imaging systems applied to cellular applications.

UV-Vis Absorption Spectroscopy, Plasmon Absorption Band, Ru:CNDEDAs, Photo induced Electron Transfer (PET), TCSPC, Femtosecond Fluorescence Upconversion, Laser Flash Photolysis

Published online 7/1/2018, 29 pages


Part of the book on Nanomaterials in Bio-Medical Applications

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