In this Communication, we report on the fluorescence behavior of an individual first generation multichromophoric dendrimer. The fact that each of the chromophores in time acts as a fluorescent trap is demonstrated by directly probing the dipole orientation of the emitting chromophore by means of defocused wide-field imaging and comparing experimental and calculated emission patterns. It is shown that in such cases the electromagnetic boundary condition effect results in discrete changes in the fluorescence lifetime as a function of time for individual dendrimers.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry