LARGE CHANGES IN OPTICAL-RESPONSE THROUGH CHEMICAL PREORDERING OF POLY(P-PHENYLENEVINYLENE)

D A HALLIDAY, P L BURN, D D C BRADLEY, R H FRIEND, O M GELSEN, A B HOLMES, A KRAFT, J H F MARTENS, K PICHLER

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Abstract

Conjugated polymers such as poly(p-phenylenevinylene), (PPV, see Figure), show real promise in optoelectronic applications. A new synthetic route to improved PPV is presented, involving the thermal conversion of a precursor polymer containing rigid rod conjugated segments joined by flexible spacer groups. A high degree of interchain ordering results which influences the optical response of the material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-43
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1993

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HALLIDAY, D. A., BURN, P. L., BRADLEY, D. D. C., FRIEND, R. H., GELSEN, O. M., HOLMES, A. B., KRAFT, A., MARTENS, J. H. F., & PICHLER, K. (1993). LARGE CHANGES IN OPTICAL-RESPONSE THROUGH CHEMICAL PREORDERING OF POLY(P-PHENYLENEVINYLENE). Advanced Materials, 5(1), 40-43.