Dual fluorescence of Methylene Blue encapsulated in silica matrix
Dynamics related to the optical effect of Methylene Blue (MB) dye molecules in solid host has been investigated. MB doped silica samples of varying concentrations are prepared by the sol–gel technique in acidic environment. Absorption and laser induced fluorescence spectra have been recorded for the samples. Interesting result of dual fluorescence at lower concentrations is explained. Attempt is done to study the dynamics of the dual fluorescence. These results may be useful for designing and developing solid-state optoelectronic devices.
Journal: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry - Volume 209, Issue 1, 1 January 2010, Pages 7–11