Encapsulation of π-conjugated polymer nanocrystals and their ordered array structure toward photonic nanomaterials

Tsunenobu Onodera, Mika Nakamura, Yousuke Takaya, Akito Masuhara, Yutaka Wakayama, Nobukatsu Nemoto, Hachiro Nakanishi, Hidetoshi Oikawa

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Abstract

Polydiacetylene (PDA) nanocrystals were successfully encapsulated by soap-free copolymerization of styrene monomer and hydrophilic styrene derivative. The resulting polystyrene-encapsulated PDA nanocrystals became almost uniform and spherical and could be arranged conveniently on a patterned substrate using the tapered cell method. These basic processes to fabricate ordered array structure on a substrate are very important toward photonic devices application made up of PDA nanocrystals in the near future. In addition, the formation mechanisms for encapsulation were discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11647-11651
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Volume113
Issue number27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul 9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Energy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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