Construction of gold nanoparticle-ruthenium (II) tris(2,2′-bipyridine) self-assembled multistructures and their photocurrent responses

Yutaka Kuwahara, Tsuyoshi Akiyama, Sunao Yamada

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Three-dimensional multistructure assemblies consisting of gold nanoparticles and a sulfur-containing ruthenium (II) tris(2,2-bipyridine) derivative were fabricated on an ITO electrode by their alternate self-assembling. Absorption spectra of the assemblies showed immobilization of the gold surface and the ruthenium complex. Broadening and red shift of the plasmon band were observed by increasing the number of assembled layers, which revealed the presence of interparticle plasmon coupling. In the presence of triethanolamine as a sacrificial reducing agent, photocurrent responses from the multistructure assemblies were clearly observed in the anodic direction. The photocurrent increased with increasing the number of assembled layers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-277
Number of pages5
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2001
Event4th International Conference on Nano-Molecular Electronics - Kobe, Japan
Duration: Dec 5 2000Dec 7 2000


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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