Alq3 Nanorods: Promising Building Blocks for Optical Devices


  • We thank Prof. P. D. Yang, Dr. P. Pauzauskie, and R. Yan from the University of California, Berkeley, USA for photoluminescence and quantum efficiency measurements. This work was supported by the NSFC (90606006), the State Key Project of Fundamental Research for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2006CB932300), and the Key Grant Project of the Chinese Ministry of Education (No. 306020). Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.


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Monodisperse Alq3 nanorods with hexagonal-prism-like morphology are produced via a facile, emulsion based synthesis route. The photoluminescence of individual nanorods differs from the bulk material. These nanorods are promising building blocks for novel optical devices.