Advanced Materials

Luminescent Conjugated Polymer Nanowire Y-Junctions with On-Branch Molecular Anisotropy

Authors

  • Deirdre O'Carroll,

    1. Tyndall National Institute Lee Maltings, Prospect Row, Cork (Ireland)
    2. Present address: Thomas J. Watson Laboratory of Applied Physics California Institute of Technology 1200 E. California Blvd., MC 128-95 Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
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  • Daniela Iacopino,

    1. Tyndall National Institute Lee Maltings, Prospect Row, Cork (Ireland)
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  • Gareth Redmond

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Physics and School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4 (Ireland)
    • School of Physics and School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4 (Ireland).
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Abstract

Polyfluorene nanowire Y-junctions synthesized by solution-assisted template wetting are shown to exhibit strongly polarized light emission from the branches and stems. It is demonstrated that the Y-junctions can be positioned, and branching angles may be adjusted, by micromanipulation. Nanowire junctions of this type could ultimately facilitate the incorporation of conjugated polymer materials into highly integrated electronic and photonic circuits and systems.

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