Dieter Neher received his Ph.D. in physics in 1989 from the University of Mainz for work involving the experimental investigation of the electronic structure of, and order in, ultrathin organic films by nonlinear optical spectroscopy. From 1990 to 1992 he was a research associate with Prof. G. Stegeman at the Optical Sciences Center, Tucson, Arizona and at the Center for Research in Electrooptics and Lasers, Orlando, Florida. In 1992 he agian joined the group of Prof. G. Wegner at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz. His main research interests are the optical and nonlinear spectroscopy of thin organic films, orientational dynamics, and charge transport phenomena in polymeric materials, including the photoconductivity and light-emitting properties of supramolecular assemblies.
Substituted Rigid Rod-Like Polymers—Building Blocks for Photonic Devices**
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
Copyright © 1995 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 7, Issue 8, pages 691–702, August 1995
How to Cite
Neher, D. (1995), Substituted Rigid Rod-Like Polymers—Building Blocks for Photonic Devices. Adv. Mater., 7: 691–702. doi: 10.1002/adma.19950070803
I am very grateful to all my co-workers collaborators at the MPI fiir Polymcrforschung (Mainz) and at CREOL. (Orlando): Dr. M. Schulze. H.-J. Winkelhahn. Dr. C. Heldmann. Dr. T. Servay. Dr. C.-S. Kang. Dr. L. Kalyoda, Dr. R. Back. Dr. F. Embs and Dr. M. Cha. I am particularly grateful to Prof. G. Wegner (MPI-P) for many fruitful discussions and his encouragement. I also would like to express sincere thanks to Prof. G. Stegeman (CREOL) for his support and for teaching me the secrets of nonlinear optics. This work was in part supported by the German Ministry of Science and Technology, project 03 M 4046.
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- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Manuscript Received: 22 NOV 1994
Substituted rigid rod-like polymers (RRPs) can be exploited to control the microscopic order in, and the fabrication of, devices with potential uses in photonics. The supermolecular structures formed by these interesting materials (e.g. see Figure) are considered, attention being focused on the correlation between structural properties and macroscopic properties such as nonlinear susceptibilities