Photoluminescent Fibers: Anisotropic Self-Assembly of Photoluminescent Oligo(p-Phenylenevinylene) Derivatives in Liquid Crystals: An Effective Strategy for the Macroscopic Alignment of π-Gels (Adv. Mater. 40/2009)

Authors

  • Yuki Hirai,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)
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  • S. Santhosh Babu,

    1. Photosciences and Photonics Group, Chemical Science and Technology Division National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), CSIR Trivandrum-695019 (India)
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  • Vakayil K. Praveen,

    1. Photosciences and Photonics Group, Chemical Science and Technology Division National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), CSIR Trivandrum-695019 (India)
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  • Takuma Yasuda,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)
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  • Ayyappanpillai Ajayaghosh,

    Corresponding author
    1. Photosciences and Photonics Group, Chemical Science and Technology Division National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), CSIR Trivandrum-695019 (India)
    • Photosciences and Photonics Group, Chemical Science and Technology Division National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), CSIR Trivandrum-695019 (India).
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  • Takashi Kato

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)
    • Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan).
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Abstract

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Takashi Kato, Ayyappanpillai Ajayaghosh, and co-workers report on p. 4029 that aligned photoluminescent π-conjugated fibers are formed through anisotropic self-assembly of oligo(p-phenylenevinylene) gelators in smectic and nematic liquid crystals. The aligned fibers exhibit polarized photoluminescent properties. These self-assembled liquid-crystalline composites may be applicable to new types of electro-optical and photonic materials.

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