I have been reading this article about golden QD as a way to avoid QD blinking. I understand that the surface plasmons here act as a nano antenna which strongly concentrates the light, but I don’t really understand what happens to the emission- especially why do I get only one state when the QD is covered in a golden nano shell? How does the plasmic nano shell help avoiding blinking?

  • $\begingroup$ I guess the first question is: what causes the blinking? $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 11, 2021 at 15:59


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