Intra- and inter-molecular photoexcitations in a cyano-substituted poly(p-phenylenevinylene)

I. D W Samuel, Gary Rumbles, C. J. Collison, S. C. Moratti, A. B. Holmes

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We report a study of time-resolved photoluminescence (PL) in a cyano-substituted poly(p-phenylenevinylene). We have investigated the effect of excitation and emission wavelength as well as solvent on the PL. We observe evidence of luminescence from both intra- and inter-molecular photoexcitations. We find that the relative amounts of these excitations depend strongly on the excitation wavelength and solvent mixture used.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-82
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Physics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 1998


  • Aggregate
  • Conjugated polymer
  • Excimer
  • Photoexcitation
  • Photoluminescence
  • PPV
  • Singlet exciton
  • Time-resolved spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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