Polarized luminescence from single polymer nanowires and aligned nanowire arrays

Deirdre O'Carroll, Alan O'Riordan, Gareth Redmond

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The synthesis of poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene) conjugated polymer nanowires using the method of solution assisted wetting of nanoporous alumina membrane templates is reported. Polymer nanowires (approx. 109 per template) with a diameter of approx. 200 nm are obtained. Photoluminescence from isolated nanowires fluidically-aligned at glass substrates is found to be dominated by emission from the planar β-phase of the polymer. The wires also exhibit polarized light emission suggestive of axial alignment of β-phase segments within the nanowires. Dense arrays of aligned nanowires exhibiting anisotropic emission are also demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResponsive Soft Matter
Subtitle of host publicationChemistry and Physics for Assemblages, Films and Forms
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781604234046
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event2006 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 27 2006Nov 30 2006

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2006 MRS Fall Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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