Large Changes In Optical-Response Through Chemical Preordering Of Poly(P-Phenylenevinylene)

TitleLarge Changes In Optical-Response Through Chemical Preordering Of Poly(P-Phenylenevinylene)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsHalliday, D. A., Burn P. L., Bradley D. D. C., Friend R. H., Gelsen O. M., Holmes A. B., Kraft A., Martens J. H. F., and Pichler K.
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume5
Issue1
Pagination40–43
Date Publishedjan
AbstractConjugated 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.