Organized semiconducting nanostructures from conjugated block copolymer self-assembly

Ph Leclère, V. Parente, J. L. Brédas*, B. François, R. Lazzaroni

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Self-assembly of block copolymers is attractive for nanodevice fabrication because the association of different polymers by covalent bonding and the interplay between the sequences allows one to generate a variety of structures with well-defined shapes. We present a straightforward approach to generate self-organized organic semiconducting nanostructures. This approach is based on the spontaneous molecular organization of block copolymers containing one fully conjugated segment associated with a nonconjugated sequence. Such systems show high local contrast in their properties and are of interest for applications in nanoscale patterning for quantum confinement of light emission or fabrication of nanowire networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4010-4014
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Grants R01-ES05257, K01-ES016587, P30-ES017885, and by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Grant T42-OH008455. Z. Farooqui was supported by NIEHS? Environmental Toxicology and Epidemiology Training Grant (T32-ES007062) and the Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). Dr. Spiro was supported by a Senior Research Career Scientist award from the Clinical Science Research and Development Service of the US Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA Normative Aging Study is supported by the Cooperative Studies Program/Epidemiology Research and Information Center of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and is a component of the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center, Boston, Massachusetts. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Drs. Farooqui and Park had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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