Shaping the Light: The Key Factors Affecting the Photophysical Properties of Fluorescent Polymer Nanostructures

Mu Huan Chi, Chun Hsien Su, Ming Hsiang Cheng, Pei Yun Chung, Chi How Peng*, Jiun-Tai Chen

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Abstract

To manipulate the functions of nanomaterials more precisely for diverse applications, the controllability and critical influencing factors of their properties must be thoroughly investigated. In this work, the macroscopic and microscopic effects are studied on the photophysical properties of various pyrene-ended poly(styrene-block-methyl methacrylate) nanostructures. Fluorescent polymer nanospheres, nanorods, and nanotubes are prepared by different template-based methods using anodic aluminum oxide membranes. Chain arrangements and conformations are determined as the key factors affecting the photophysical properties of the fluorescent polymer nanostructures. This work not only gives a deeper understanding of the effects on the photophysical properties of polymer nanomaterials influenced by morphologies, chain arrangements, and chain conformations, but also provides a reference for designing proper fluorescent nanostructures for specific applications. (Figure presented.).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2037-2044
Number of pages8
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Volume37
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2016

Keywords

  • anodic aluminum oxide
  • block copolymers
  • chain conformation
  • pyrene
  • templates

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