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Light-emitting color barcode nanowires using polymers: nanoscale optical characteristics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20707343     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report on the light-emitting color barcode nanowires (LECB-NWs), which were fabricated by alternating the electrochemical polymerization of light-emitting polymers with various luminescence colors and efficiencies. The nanoscale photoluminescence characteristics of LECB-NWs were investigated using a laser confocal microscope with a high spatial resolution. The alternating light emissions of the LECB-NWs showed orange-yellow, red, and green colors due to the serial combination of poly(3-butylthiophene), poly(3-methylthiophene), and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene), respectively, with distinct luminescence intensities. The optical detection sensitivity and stability of LECB-NWs have been enhanced through a nanoscale Cu metal coating onto the NWs, based on surface plasmon resonance coupling and protection against oxidation. The flexibility of the LECB-NWs has been investigated through the folding and unfolding of the NWs by an applied nanotip impetus. The flexible LECB-NWs can be used as highly sensitive optical identification nanosystems for nanoscale or microscale products with complex physical shapes.
Dong Hyuk Park; Young Ki Hong; Eun Hei Cho; Mi Suk Kim; Dae-Chul Kim; Jihee Bang; Jeongyong Kim; Jinsoo Joo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ACS nano     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1936-086X     ISO Abbreviation:  ACS Nano     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-29     Completed Date:  2011-01-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101313589     Medline TA:  ACS Nano     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5155-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physics, Korea University, Seoul 136-713, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Automatic Data Processing / methods*
Copper / chemistry
Energy Transfer
Nanotechnology / methods*
Nanowires / chemistry*
Optical Processes*
Polymers / chemistry*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Polymers; 7440-50-8/Copper

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