Polymer light-emitting devices: Light from insulated organic wires.

TitlePolymer light-emitting devices: Light from insulated organic wires.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsSwager, T
JournalNature materials
Date Publishednov
KeywordsAtomic Force, Atomic Force: methods, Cyclodextrins, Cyclodextrins: chemistry, Electric Conductivity, Light, Luminescent Measurements, Macromolecular Substances, Materials Testing, Materials Testing: methods, Microscopy, Models, Molecular, Molecular Conformation, Molecular Structure, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology: methods, Optics and Photonics, Optics and Photonics: instrumentation, Organic Chemicals, Organic Chemicals: chemistry, Photochemistry, Photochemistry: methods, Polymers, Polymers: chemistry, Quality Control, Rotaxanes, Semiconductors, Sensitivity and Specificity

In an contribution to an article in the same issue, the advantages of the rotaxane approach (precise mol. insulation technique) in the design of polymer light-emitting devices are highlighted. Semiconducting polymers are threaded through cyclodextrins and are capable of both emitting light and transporting charge. [on SciFinder(R)]