This gently glowing tube: A cylindrical polymer, consisting of a stack of discotic triphenylene molecules enveloped in comblike polymethacrylate, self-assembles into hexagonal columns which then aggregate into nanorods (see graphic). This hierarchically organized material exhibits remarkable photophysical properties, including an unusually high fluorescence yield over a wide absorbance range.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jun 17 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry