Temperature-Dependent Circularly Polarized Luminescence Measurement Using KBr Pellet Method

Yoshiro Kondo, Satoko Suzuki, Masayuki Watanabe, Akio Kaneta, Paolo Albertini, Koushi Nagamori

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Circularly polarized luminescence (CPL) spectroscopy measures the difference in luminescence intensity between left- and right-circularly polarized light, and is often used to analyze the structure of chiral molecules in their excited state. Recently, it has found an increasing range of applications in the analysis of molecules that emit circularly polarized light and can be employed in 3D displays. Thus, the number of articles focusing on CPL spectroscopy has increased dramatically. However, since the luminescence dissymmetry factor (glum) for organic compounds is generally <|0.01|, CPL spectrometers must offer high sensitivity and produce spectra that are artifact-free for chiral molecules. Until now, the principal targets of CPL measurements have been solution samples. However, for practical device applications, it is also necessary to be able to measure the CPL spectra of solid-state samples. In addition, since electronic devices often operate at high temperatures, it is important to evaluate the thermal dependence of the CPL characteristics. Moreover, in the measurement of solid-state samples, the degree of anisotropy of the samples must be evaluated, because a large degree of anisotropy can cause artifacts. Therefore, we describe methods to evaluate the degree of anisotropy of solid-state samples and their high-temperature applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number527
JournalFrontiers in Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jun 23
Externally publishedYes


  • CPL
  • KBr pellet
  • europium complex
  • solid-state CPL measurement
  • temperature-dependent CPL measurements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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