Molecular and particulate organisation in dye-clay films prepared by the Langmuir-Blodgett method

RHA Ras*, B van Duffel, M Van der Auweraer, FC De Schryver, RA Schoonheydt

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Abstract

Using the Langmuir-Blodgett method it is possible to construct ultrathin dye-clay films which possess a double organisation. The clay particles are organised in a closely packed monolayer as can be seen by atomic force microscopy. Fluorescence spectroscopy and fluorescence microscopy reveal that two different organic dye molecules are homogeneously distributed in the film. Energy transfer between two dye molecules is improved by the presence of clay particles in suspension as well as in clay films.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2001 - A CLAY ODYSSEY
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Clay Conference, Bahía Blanca, Argentina, July 22-28, 2001
EditorsE Dominguez, GR Mas, F Cravero
PublisherElsevier Science B.V.
Pages473-480
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0-444-50945-3
Publication statusPublished - 2003
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Clay Conference - Bahia Blanca, Argentina
Duration: 22 Jul 200128 Jul 2001
Conference number: 12

Conference

ConferenceInternational Clay Conference
Abbreviated titleICC
CountryArgentina
CityBahia Blanca
Period22/07/200128/07/2001

Keywords

  • ADSORPTION
  • ENERGY

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Ras, RHA., van Duffel, B., Van der Auweraer, M., De Schryver, FC., & Schoonheydt, RA. (2003). Molecular and particulate organisation in dye-clay films prepared by the Langmuir-Blodgett method. In E. Dominguez, GR. Mas, & F. Cravero (Eds.), 2001 - A CLAY ODYSSEY: Proceedings of the 12th International Clay Conference, Bahía Blanca, Argentina, July 22-28, 2001 (pp. 473-480). Elsevier Science B.V..