Cover Picture: A Single Polymer Nanowire Photodetector (Adv. Mater. 18/2006)



Redmond and co-workers report on p. 2379 the successful application of solution-assisted template wetting to the high-yield controlled synthesis of poly[(9,9-dioctylfluorenyl-2,7-diyl)-co-(bithiophene)] (F8T2) nanowires (main picture and lower inset). Photoconductivity measurements (schematic in center) yield single-nanowire device responsivities of ca. 0.4 mA W–1 and external quantum efficiencies of ca. 0.1 % under monochromatic illumination, comparable with data reported for single inorganic nanowire devices.