We report the femtosecond transient absorption dynamics of the gold and gold-polypyrrole nanoparticles by photoexcitation at various wavelengths. The bleach recovery dynamics of the surface plasmon band for the gold and gold-polypyrrole nanoparticles exhibit different responses to the pump beam energy and intensity in thermal energy transfer from the gold nanoparticles to the surrounding medium or embedding material. This indicates that directly attached polypyrroles provide fast thermal energy transfer pathways for the core gold nanoparticles.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry