Absorption efficiency of gold nanorods determined by quantum dot fluorescence thermometry

@inproceedings{Maestro2012AbsorptionEO,
  title={Absorption efficiency of gold nanorods determined by quantum dot fluorescence thermometry},
  author={Laura Mart{\'i}nez Maestro and Patricia Haro-Gonz{\'a}lez and Jose Garcia Coello and Daniel Jaque},
  year={2012}
}
In this work quantum dot fluorescence thermometry, in combination with double-beam confocal microscopy, has been applied to determine the thermal loading of gold nanorods when subjected to an optical excitation at the longitudinal surface plasmon resonance. The absorbing/heating efficiency of low (≈3) aspect ratio gold nanorods has been experimentally determined to be close to 100%, in excellent agreement with theoretical simulations of the extinction, absorption, and scattering spectra based… CONTINUE READING