Absorption spectra of gold nanostars, pristine J-aggregates of JC1 and S2165, and their hybrid structure. Absorption spectra of gold nanostars (black curve) and their hybrid structure with J-aggregates of both JC1 and S2165 dyes (red curve). Absorption spectra of pristine J-aggregates of JC1 and S2165 dyes are shown in magenta and blue, respectively, together with their chemical structures.
Melnikau et al. Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:134 doi:10.1186/1556-276X-8-134