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Cooperative Assembly of Binary Molecular Components into Tubular Structures for Multiple Photonic Applications

Authors

  • Dr. Qing Liao,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Science (BNLMS), Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (P. R. China)
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  • Prof. Hongbing Fu,

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Science (BNLMS), Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (P. R. China)
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Science (BNLMS), Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (P. R. China)
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  • Chen Wang,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Science (BNLMS), Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (P. R. China)
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  • Prof. Jiannian Yao

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Science (BNLMS), Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (P. R. China)
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Science (BNLMS), Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (P. R. China)
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  • This work was supported by grants-in-aid from the Natural Science Foundation of China (nos. 90301010, 20873163, 20803085, 20925309), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (“100 Talents” program), and the National Research Fund for Fundamental Key Project 973 (2011CB808402).

Abstract

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Take the tube: Tubular structures can be fabricated by the cooperative self-assembly of the binary molecular components TPI and APO (see picture). This method can also be used to make a single binary tube capable of performing multiple photonic functions, such as an annular microcavity waveguide, waveguide modulation, and a controllable waveguide switch.

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