Photoinduced increasing or decreasing behaviors of photoluminescence in phenylene vinylene polymer derivatives

In Hee Chang, Sung Kim, Jong Seok Song, Suk Ho Choi, Min Ju Cho, Dong Hoon Choi, Jae Hong Kim

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Time behaviors of photoluminescence (PL) intensity have been investigated under vacuum for poly(2-methoxy-5-(2'-ethyl-hexyloxy)-1,4-phenylene-vinylene) (MEH-PPV) polymers and have been compared with those for MEH-PPV with a small degree of crosslink in the polymer structure. The samples show photoinduced PL increasing or decreasing behaviors depending on the film thickness and the existence of crosslink in the network structure. The lowered PL intensity is partially recovered to a certain level and the increased PL intensity is even more enhanced while the illuminated samples are kept under vacuum at room temperature for several hours after turning off the irradiation of the excitation light. There is a close relationship between the time behaviours of PL and the shape of its spectrum. It can be suggested that these anomalous phenomena can be attributed to the chemical structural variation due to the chain shortening during illumination by the excitation light and the crosslinking in the network structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S505-S508
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Issue numberSUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • Enhancement
  • Network structure
  • Phenylenevinylene polymer
  • Photoluminescence
  • Quenching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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