The work was supported by the NSF (CHE 0138659, PI UB; DMR 00962640, PI MS), the Department of Energy (PI UB; FG02–03ER46029) and by the Petroleum Research Funds (PI MS). We thank Dr. D. D. C. Bradley for samples of 3–5 and Prof. U. Scherf for a sample of ladder polymer.
Facile Microstructuring of Organic Semiconducting Polymers by the Breath Figure Method: Hexagonally Ordered Bubble Arrays in Rigid Rod-Polymers†
Article first published online: 29 JAN 2004
Copyright © 2004 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 16, Issue 2, pages 115–118, January, 2004
How to Cite
Song, L., Bly, R. K., Wilson, J. N., Bakbak, S., Park, J. O., Srinivasarao, M. and Bunz, U. H. F. (2004), Facile Microstructuring of Organic Semiconducting Polymers by the Breath Figure Method: Hexagonally Ordered Bubble Arrays in Rigid Rod-Polymers. Adv. Mater., 16: 115–118. doi: 10.1002/adma.200306031
- Issue published online: 29 JAN 2004
- Article first published online: 29 JAN 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 29 SEP 2003
- Manuscript Received: 18 AUG 2003
- Arrays, ordered, 2D;
- Conjugated polymers;
- Microstructures, polymeric
Microstructuring of conjugated polymers is facile utilizing the breath figure approach. Dilute solutions of conjugated polymers in carbon disulfide form highly ordered 2D hexagonal bubble arrays (see Figure and inside cover). The arrays are obtained if moist air is blown over the polymer solutions. Evaporative cooling leads to condensation of water droplets onto the liquid surface. After the solvent is evaporated, the ordered bubble array is observed.