Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics

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June 08, 2009

Functional Polymers: Luminescent Electrospun Fibers

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

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