Depolarized light scattering from silver nanoparticles

Zygmunt Gryczynski, Joanna Lukomska, Joseph R. Lakowicz, Evgenia G. Matveeva, Ignacy Gryczynski

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We present an observation of depolarized scattering by silver colloids. The profile of the wavelength-dependent anisotropy of the colloidal solution of silver nanoparticles traces the plasmonic extinction spectrum. The scattering component of the colloid extinction spectrum is responsible for the depolarization effect. We believe that the presence of the orthogonal component in the silver colloid scattering can be used in dye-less sensing devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-192
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 3 Apr 2006


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