Large changes in optical response through chemical pre‐ordering of poly(p‐phenylenevinylene)

David A. Halliday, Paul L. Burn, Donal D.C. Bradley, Richard H. Friend, Olaf M. Gelsen, Andrew B. Holmes, Arno Kraft, Josef H.F. Martens, Karl Pichler

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Conjugated polymers such as poly(p‐phenylenevinylene), (PPV, see Figure), show real promise in optoelectronic applications. A new synthetic route to improved PPV is presented, involving the thermal conversion of a precursor polymer containing rigid rod conjugated segments joined by flexible spacer groups. A high degree of interchain ordering results which influences the optical response of the material. (Figure Presented.) Copyright © 1993 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

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