Generalized theory of förster-type nonradiative energy transfer in nanostructures with mixed dimensionality

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2013-04-16
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Journal of Physical Chemistry C
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1932-7447
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American Chemical Society
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117
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19
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10203 - 10212
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English
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Forster-type nonradiative energy transfer (NRET) is widely used, especially utilizing nanostructures in different combinations and configurations. However, the existing well-accepted Forster theory is only for the case of a single particle serving as a donor together with another particle serving as an acceptor. There are also other special cases previously studied; however, there is no complete picture and unified understanding. Therefore, there is a strong need for a complete theory that models Forster-type NRET for the cases of mixed dimensionality including all combinations and configurations. We report a generalized theory for the Forster-type, NRET, which includes the derivation of the effective dielectric function due to the donor in different confinement geometries and the derivation of transfer rates distance dependencies due to the acceptor in different confinement geometries, resulting in a complete picture and understanding of the mixed dimensionality.

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