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Keywords:

  • enhanced fluorescence;
  • fluorescence correlation spectroscopy;
  • gold nanorods;
  • single molecules;
  • surface plasmons
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Single molecules: Large enhancements of single-molecule fluorescence up to 1100 times by using synthesized gold nanorods are reported (see picture). This high enhancement is achieved by selecting a dye with its adsorption and emission close to the surface plasmon resonance of the gold nanorods.