Transparent Nanometric Organic Luminescent Films as UV-Active Components in Photonic Structures (pages 761–765)
Francisco J. Aparicio, Miguel Holgado, Ana Borras, Iwona Blaszczyk-Lezak, Amadeu Griol, Carlos A. Barrios, Rafael Casquel, Francisco J. Sanza, Hans Sohlström, Mikael Antelius, Agustin R. González-Elipe and Angel Barranco
Article first published online: 15 DEC 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201003088
A new kind of visible-blind organic thin-film material, consisting of a polymeric matrix with a high concentration of embedded 3-hydroxyflavone (3HF) dye molecules, that absorbs UV light and emits green light is presented. The thin films can be grown on sensitive substrates, including flexible polymers and paper. Their suitability as photonic active components photonic devices is demonstrated.