The Sheffield group thanks the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft for a DFG fellowship (M. Grell), the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) of Japan for partial support through the International Collaborative Project “Organic Electroluminescence”, and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council for support under a Materials Commission ROPA award (reference: GR/K62835). We gratefully acknowledge useful discussions with Dr. Xiao Long, Prof. David Dunmur, Louise Brandon, Prof. Peter Raynes and Dr. Andrew Hudson.
A glass-forming conjugated main-chain liquid crystal polymer for polarized electroluminescence applications†
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
Copyright © 1997 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 9, Issue 10, pages 798–802, 1997
How to Cite
Grell, M., Bradley, D. D. C., Inbasekaran, M. and Woo, E. P. (1997), A glass-forming conjugated main-chain liquid crystal polymer for polarized electroluminescence applications. Adv. Mater., 9: 798–802. doi: 10.1002/adma.19970091006
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 MAY 1997
- Manuscript Received: 26 MAR 1997
Electroluminescence and liquid crystallinity: these are the properties of a new spacerless conjugated main-chain liquid-crystalline (LC) polymer reported here. The thermal and spectroscopic properties of the new glass-forming poly-fluorene with octyl side chains (see Figure) are described, showing that polarized electroluminescent multilayer devices should be possible.