Synthesis, characteristics, and applications of intrinsically light-emitting polymer nanostructures

Young Ki Hong, Dong Hyuk Park, Seok Ho Lee, Jinsoo Joo

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Light-emitting π-conjugated polymers and their nanostructures have been intensively studied from the viewpoints of both fundamental research and optoelectronic applications. The characteristics of light-emitting polymer nanostructures, such as light absorption and emission efficiencies, can be tuned through chemical processing and by varying their physical dimensions. In this review article, recent progress in the synthesis, characterization, modification, and applications of light-emitting polymer-based nanostructures is presented. Various synthetic methods for light-emitting polymer nanostructures are introduced, and their intrinsic optical properties at a nanoscale level are summarized. Post-synthetic treatments for modification of the characteristics related to the morphologies and doping states are discussed. Finally, potential applications of these nanostructures to barcode/quasi-superlattice nanowires, biosensors, and nano-optoelectronics are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationControlled Polymerization and Polymeric Structures
Subtitle of host publicationFlow Microreactor Polymerization, Micelles Kinetics, Polypeptide Ordering, Light Emitting Nanostructures
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Number of pages44
ISBN (Print)9783319029184
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameAdvances in Polymer Science
ISSN (Print)0065-3195

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was partially supported from the National Research Foundation (NRF) grant funded by the Korean government (MEST) (No. 2012R1A2A2A01045102).


  • Barcode
  • Biosensor
  • Doping
  • Electron beam
  • Hybridization
  • Hydrothermal
  • Light-emitting polymer
  • Nanoscale optical property
  • Nanostructure
  • Optoelectronics
  • π-Conjugation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics


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