The authors thank Prof. H. D. Chanzy, CERMAV/CRNS Grenoble, for electron diffraction studies.
Highly polarized luminescence from oriented conjugated polymer/polyethylene blend films†
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
Copyright © 1997 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 9, Issue 13, pages 1035–1039, 1997
How to Cite
Weder, C., Sarwa, C., Bastiaansen, C. and Smith, P. (1997), Highly polarized luminescence from oriented conjugated polymer/polyethylene blend films. Adv. Mater., 9: 1035–1039. doi: 10.1002/adma.19970091308
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 10 JUL 1997
- Manuscript Received: 23 MAY 1997
Polarized photoluminescence (PL) from conjugated polymers has, in the past, attracted less attention than polarized electroluminescence (EL), despite possible applications in liquid crystal displays. A systematic investigation is presented of the structure–property relationships in oriented films of blends of different poly(2,5-dialkoxy-p-phenyleneethynylene)s with ultrahigh molecular weight polythylene, which exhibit highly polarized PL following gel processing and tensile deformation. Based on the experimental results, a new model is suggested for what occurs during orientation of the blends.