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White-Light Emitting Microtubes of Mixed Organic Charge-Transfer Complexes

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  • Yi-Long Lei,

    1. Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based, Functional Materials and Devices, Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123, China
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  • Yue Jin,

    1. Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based, Functional Materials and Devices, Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123, China
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  • Dong-Ying Zhou,

    1. Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based, Functional Materials and Devices, Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123, China
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  • Wei Gu,

    1. Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based, Functional Materials and Devices, Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123, China
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  • Xiao-Bo Shi,

    1. Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based, Functional Materials and Devices, Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123, China
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  • Liang-Sheng Liao,

    Corresponding author
    1. Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based, Functional Materials and Devices, Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123, China
    • Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based, Functional Materials and Devices, Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123, China.

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  • Shuit-Tong Lee

    Corresponding author
    1. Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based, Functional Materials and Devices, Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123, China
    • Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Carbon-Based, Functional Materials and Devices, Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123, China.

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Abstract

Self-assembled microtubes of mixed charge-transfer (CT) complexes comprising TCNB and naphthalene can be constructed with pyrene as dopant by an etching-assisted CT-induced interaction. Highly efficient Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) from the excited naphthalene–TCNB to pyrene–TCNB molecules is obtained in mixed CT complex microtubes. White-light emissive CT complex microtubes can be formed by adjusting the dopant concentration and serve as an active optical waveguide.

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