B.D.W., S.R.D., and S.Z. contributed equally to this work.
Aligned Macroscopic Domains of Optoelectronic Nanostructures Prepared via Shear-Flow Assembly of Peptide Hydrogels
Article first published online: 5 OCT 2011
Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 23, Issue 43, pages 5009–5014, November 16, 2011
How to Cite
Wall, B. D., Diegelmann, S. R., Zhang, S., Dawidczyk, T. J., Wilson, W. L., Katz, H. E., Mao, H.-Q. and Tovar, J. D. (2011), Aligned Macroscopic Domains of Optoelectronic Nanostructures Prepared via Shear-Flow Assembly of Peptide Hydrogels. Adv. Mater., 23: 5009–5014. doi: 10.1002/adma.201102963
- Issue published online: 14 NOV 2011
- Article first published online: 5 OCT 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 24 AUG 2011
- Manuscript Received: 2 AUG 2011
- supramolecular materials;
- organic electronics;
A facile technique is reported to prepare globally aligned arrays of self-assembled peptide nanostructures within macroscopic hydrogels starting from a solution of peptide molecules with embedded π-conjugated oligomers. The alignment of the π-stacked conduits within these macrostructures is verified with polarized optical microscopy and leads to anisotropic photophysical and electrical properties.