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21 May 2015

Modulation of fluorescence signals from biomolecules along nanowires due to interaction of light with oriented nanostructures

R. Frederiksen, E. Alarcon-Llado, M.H. Madsen, K.R. Rostgaard, P. Krogstrup, T. Vosch, J. Nygård, A. Fontcuberta i Morral and K.L. Martinez.  Nanoletters 15 (1), 176-181  doi10.1021/nl503344y (2015). I.F. 12.219

Abstract

High aspect ratio nanostructures have gained increasing interest as highly sensitive platforms for biosensing. Here, well-defined biofunctionalized vertical indium arsenide nanowires are used to map the interaction of light with nanowires depending on their orientation and the excitation wavelength. We show how nanowires act as antennas modifying the light distribution and the emitted fluorescence. This work highlights an important optical phenomenon in quantitative fluorescence studies and constitutes an important step for future studies using such nanostructures.

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