Photochemical Printing of Plasmonically Active Silver Nanostructures

Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Mar 16;21(6):2006. doi: 10.3390/ijms21062006.


In this paper, we demonstrate plasmonic substrates prepared on demand, using a straightforward technique, based on laser-induced photochemical reduction of silver compounds on a glass substrate. Importantly, the presented technique does not impose any restrictions regarding the shape and length of the metallic pattern. Plasmonic interactions have been probed using both Stokes and anti-Stokes types of emitters that served as photoluminescence probes. For both cases, we observed a pronounced increase of the photoluminescence intensity for emitters deposited on silver patterns. By studying the absorption and emission dynamics, we identified the mechanisms responsible for emission enhancement and the position of the plasmonic resonance.

Keywords: metal enhanced luminescence; silver deposition; silver islands film; silver nanostructures.

MeSH terms

  • Glass
  • Lasers
  • Luminescence
  • Nanostructures / chemistry*
  • Photochemical Processes*
  • Printing / methods*
  • Silver / chemistry*
  • Surface Plasmon Resonance / methods*


  • Silver