Growth mechanism and size effect on fluorescence properties of perylene nanocrystals

Yutaka Wakayama, Tadashi Mitsui, Tsunenobu Onodera, Hidetoshi Oikawa, Hachiro Nakanishi

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    The main aims of this study were to explore a new technique for growing molecular nanocrystals and to examine their optical properties. To grow nanocrystals, we applied a vacuum evaporation technique. Small perylene nanocrystals (ca. 200 nm) at a high density (7.6 μm-2) were produced by ultra-rapid evaporation on a pattern-indented Si surface. A perylene-3,4,9,10-tetracarboxylic-3,4,9,10-dianhydride (PTCDA) buffer layer was found to be effective for further downsizing of the nanocrystals and for preserving their fluorescence properties originating from the nanoscale size effect.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)69-73
    Number of pages5
    Journale-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology
    Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 19


    • Aromatic molecules
    • Growth
    • Nanoparticles
    • Photoluminescence

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biotechnology
    • Bioengineering
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Surfaces and Interfaces
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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