Optical properties of nanosize aggregation of phenylene vinylene oligomers

T. P. Nguyen*, S. H. Yang, J. Gomes, Ricky M S WONG

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In this paper, we report the experimental results on the optical properties of oligo-phenylene vinylenes (OPVs) formed in nanosize pores of porous silicon substrates. Strong modifications of the photoluminescence properties of nanosize aggregation of OPVs were observed at room temperature, such as a blue shift of the PL spectra, whereas the structure of the oligomers is preserved as proved by Raman scattering experiments. However, the penetration of the oligomers into the nanopores was found to depend on the conformation of the chains, which is, in turn, conditioned by the solvents, used to dissolve the oligomer powder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-274
Number of pages6
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2005

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • Nanosize
  • Photoluminescence
  • PPV oligomers
  • Raman scattering


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