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Bright Light Emission and Waveguiding in Conjugated Polymer Nanofibers Electrospun from Organic Salt Added Solutions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23956464     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Light-emitting electrospun nanofibers of poly[(9,9-dioctylfluorenyl-2,7-diyl)-co-( N,N '-diphenyl)- N,N '-di(p-butyl-oxy-phenyl)-1,4-diaminobenzene)] (PFO-PBAB) are produced by electrospinning under different experimental conditions. In particular, uniform fibers with average diameter of 180 nm are obtained by adding an organic salt to the electrospinning solution. The spectroscopic investigation assesses that the presence of the organic salt does not alter the optical properties of the active material, therefore providing an alternative approach for the fabrication of highly emissive conjugated polymer nanofibers. The produced nanofibers display self-waveguiding of light, and polarized photoluminescence, which is especially promising for embedding active electrospun fibers in sensing and nanophotonic devices.
Authors:
Vito Fasano; Alessandro Polini; Giovanni Morello; Maria Moffa; Andrea Camposeo; Dario Pisignano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-7-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Macromolecules     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0024-9297     ISO Abbreviation:  Macromolecules     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-8-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365316     Medline TA:  Macromolecules     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  5935-5942     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies @ UNILE, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) , Via Barsanti 1, Arnesano (LE) 73010, Italy ; Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica "Ennio De Giorgi", Università del Salento , via Arnesano, Lecce 73100, Italy.
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