Fate of Excitations in Conjugated Polymers: Single-Molecule Spectroscopy Reveals Nonemissive "Dark" Regions in MEH-PPV Individual Chains.

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Single chains of the conjugated polymer MEH-PPV (poly(2-methoxy-5-(2'-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene)) were studied with wide-field fluorescence microscopy (dispersion in inert polymer matrices) and with fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (chloroform solution). The fluorescence yield of individual molecules in matrices was found to be 1-2 orders of magnitude lower than that in solution and it decreased substantially with increasing chain length. It suggests that isolation of MEH-PPV molecules in polymer matrices creates favorable conditions for photogeneration of nonemissive primary excited states.

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  • Nano Technology
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4456-4461
JournalNano Letters
Volume9
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Pure and Applied Biochemistry (LTH) (011001005), Chemical Physics (S) (011001060)