Advanced Functional Materials
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Editor-in-Chief: Joern Ritterbusch, Deputy Editors: Mary Farrell, Yan Li
Online ISSN: 1616-3028
Associated Title(s): Advanced Electronic Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Science, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Aligned Nanofibers: Epitaxial Growth of Highly Oriented Fibers of Semiconducting Polymers with a Shish-Kebab-Like Superstructure (Adv. Funct. Mater. 17/2009)
Highly oriented fibers of regioregular poly(3-alkylthiophene)s with a “shish-kebab” morphology are prepared by epitaxy on long needles of 1,3,5-trichlorobenzene grown in liquid pyridine, as described on page 2759 by Brinkmann et al. The superstructure of the fibers consists of a highly oriented thread-like core several hundreds of micrometers long, the “shish”, onto which lateral crystalline nanofibrils made of folded polymer chains, the “kebabs”, are connected in a periodic way.