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Portrait of Tönu Pullerits; Photo: Kennet Ruona

Tönu Pullerits

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Portrait of Tönu Pullerits; Photo: Kennet Ruona

Large spectral diffusion of conjugated polymer single molecule fluorescence at low temperature

Author

  • Oleg Mirzov
  • Tönu Pullerits
  • F Cichos
  • C von Borczyskowski
  • Ivan Scheblykin

Summary, in English

The conductive polymer poly(2-methoxy-5-(2'-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4- phenylene vinylene) (MEH-PPV) was investigated by means of single molecule spectroscopy at 15 K. MEH-PPV single chains were deposited onto a surface from a toluene solution and covered with a polymer cap layer spin-coated from an aqueous solution for protection from air. The MEH-PPV molecules exhibited large fluorescence spectral diffusion with the range reaching 1000 cm(-1). We concluded that conformational changes, affecting dispersive interactions and conjugation length, is the most probable mechanism of the observed effect. It is the matrix-free environment that allows the MEH-PPV chains to undergo sufficiently large conformational changes even at low temperature. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Department/s

  • Chemical Physics

Publishing year

2005

Language

English

Pages

317-321

Publication/Series

Chemical Physics Letters

Volume

408

Issue

4-6

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Elsevier

Topic

  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0009-2614