Visible-to-UV photon upconversion in air-saturated water by multicomponent co-assembly

Yusuke Kawashima, Hironori Kouno, Kana Orihashi, Koki Nishimura, Nobuhiro Yanai, Nobuhiro Yanai, Nobuo Kimizuka

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    Air-stable, visible-to-UV photon upconversion based on triplet-triplet annihilation (TTA-UC) in water has been an outstanding issue despite its importance in a wide range of applications. This is achieved by giving oxygen barrier properties to cationic acceptor self-assemblies through ion complex formation with anionic fatty acids, i.e., supramolecular crowding. This journal is

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)792-796
    Number of pages5
    JournalMolecular Systems Design and Engineering
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - May 2020

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
    • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
    • Process Chemistry and Technology
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Materials Chemistry


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