Conjugated polymers for controlling light

Karolina P. Fritz, Rena M. Greenwald, Gregory D. Scholes

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It is of interest to develop new anisotropic materials for light emission. To this end, we have aligned poly[2-methoxy-5-(2′-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylevinylene], MEH-PPV, in two different nematic liquid crystalline matrices, pentylcyanobiphenyl, 5CB, and a mixture of n-cyanobiphenyl liquid crystal, E7. Their alignment was investigated through linear dichroism measurements. Based on this work, a new family of optoelectronic devices and display technologies can be envisioned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Oct 14 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event61st Annual Technical Conference ANTEC 2003 - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: May 4 2003May 8 2003


Other61st Annual Technical Conference ANTEC 2003
CountryUnited States
CityNashville, TN

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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    Fritz, K. P., Greenwald, R. M., & Scholes, G. D. (2003). Conjugated polymers for controlling light. 1912-1914. Paper presented at 61st Annual Technical Conference ANTEC 2003, Nashville, TN, United States.