This paper presents single particle fluorescence spectroscopy of perylene nanocrystals coupled with AFM observation of their topographic shapes. The fluorescence spectra of individual nanocrystals confirmed clearly and precisely a blue-shift in the excimer emission maximum on the reduction of their volume. The result can be explained in terms of "lattice softening", which makes intermolecular interaction weaker and modified the energy level of the excimer state in nanocrystal.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering