Effects of Gold Nanorods on Photocurrents from Copper Phthalocyanine-Gold Nanorod Composite Films

Hiroaki Yonemura, Ippei Sakamoto, Sunao Yamada

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The fabrication of copper phthalocyanine (CuPc)-gold nanorod (AuNR) composite films on indium-tin-oxide electrodes was performed by electrostatic layer-by-layer adsorption technique. The photocurrents in CuPc-AuNR composite films were larger than those in CuPc films as a reference. The enhancements of the photocurrents in CuPc-AuNR composite films due to AuNR increased with increasing of wavelength up to near-infrared region. The enhancements are attributable to localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) due to AuNR. The enhancements at near-infrared wavelength due to the longitudinal LSPR were larger than those at visible wavelength due to the transverse LSPR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-70
Number of pages7
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 13 2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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