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Journal of Nanophotonics

Fullerene-cluster amplifiers and nanophotonics of fullerene solutions
Author(s): Elena F. Sheka; Boris S. Razbirin; Anatoliy N. Starukhin; Dmitriy K. Nelson; Mikhail Y. Degunov; Rimma N. Lyubovskaya; Pavel Troshin
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Paper Abstract

New enhanced linear optical effects were found for crystalline solutions of fullerenes in toluene. They are referred to as enhanced Raman scattering and enhanced luminescence of both solvent and fullerenes and are attributed to clustering the solute molecules themselves and solute and solvent molecules together. The effects are due to the excitation of localized charge-transfer excitons of the fullerene nanoclusters which makes the latter act as amplifiers of local electric fields.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 2009
PDF: 11 pages
J. Nanophoton. 3(1) 033501 doi: 10.1117/1.3098514
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 3, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Elena F. Sheka, Peoples' Friendship Univ. of Russia (Russian Federation)
Boris S. Razbirin, Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute (Russian Federation)
Anatoliy N. Starukhin, Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute (Russian Federation)
Dmitriy K. Nelson, Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute (Russian Federation)
Mikhail Y. Degunov, Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute (Russian Federation)
Rimma N. Lyubovskaya, Institute of Chemical Physics (Russian Federation)
Pavel Troshin, Institute of Chemical Physics (Russian Federation)

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