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.
|Title of host publication||Controlled Polymerization and Polymeric Structures|
|Subtitle of host publication||Flow Microreactor Polymerization, Micelles Kinetics, Polypeptide Ordering, Light Emitting Nanostructures|
|Publisher||Springer New York LLC|
|Number of pages||44|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Name||Advances in Polymer Science|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was partially supported from the National Research Foundation (NRF) grant funded by the Korean government (MEST) (No. 2012R1A2A2A01045102).
- Electron beam
- Light-emitting polymer
- Nanoscale optical property
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Organic Chemistry
- Polymers and Plastics