Anisotropie self-assembly of photoluminescent oligo(p-Phenylenevinylene) derivatives in liquid crystals: An effective strategy for the macroscopic alignment of π-Gels

Yuki Hirai, S. Santhosh Babu, Vakayil K. Praveen, Takuma Yasuda, Ayyappanpillai Ajayaghosh, Takashi Kato

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Abstract

Aligned photoluminescent fibers are formed by the self assembly of an oligo(p-phenylenevinylene) derivative (OPV) in oriented liquid crystals (see figure). The aligned fibers of OPV show polarized yellow emission in the direction of the long axis of fibers. New types of electro-optical and photonic systems can be visualized in the future as the polarized luminescence of these fibers is combined with the dynamic properties of the liquid crystals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4029-4033
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume21
Issue number40
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 26 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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