© WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
June 08, 2009
Functional Polymers: Luminescent Electrospun Fibers
Hsieh-Chih Chen, Cheng-Liang Liu, Chi-Chung Bai, Nian-Hau Wang, Chih-Shan Tuan, Wen-Chang Chen*
Wen-Chang Chen and co-workers from the National Taiwan University successfully prepared luminescent electrospun fibers from 2,3-dibutoxy-1,4-poly(phenylene vinylene)/PMMA blends. The morphology of these fibers from core-shell to wire-like structure as well as the photophysical properties could be tuned by varying the solvent polarity and the conjugated moiety content. Moreover, highly-aligned DB-PPV/PMMA blend electrospun fibers with polarized emission were successfully prepared using a modified collector design. The prepared luminescence fibers could have potential applications as new light sources, smart textiles, and optoelectronic devices.
Macromol. Chem. Phys., DOI: 10.1002/macp.200900097
Other contributions to the special series on functional polymers can be found at: