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Rod-Like Nano-Light Harvester

Time2014-01-21 09:09
Jun Ling, Zhicheng Zheng, Anna Köhler and Axel H. E. Müller. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2014, 35: 52-55.

Abstract: Imitating the natural “energy cascade” architecture, we present a single-molecular rod-like nano-light harvester (NLH) based on a cylindrical polymer brush. Block copolymer side chains carrying (9,9-diethylfluoren-2-yl)methyl methacrylate units as light absorbing antennae (energy donors) are tethered to a linear polymer backbone containing 9-anthracenemethyl methacrylate units as emitting groups (energy acceptors). These NLHs exhibit very efficient energy absorption and transfer. Moreover, we manipulate the energy transfer by tuning the donor–acceptor distance.



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