Wire-on-wire growth of fluorescent organic heterojunctions

Jian Yao Zheng, Yongli Yan, Xiaopeng Wang, Yong Sheng Zhao*, Jiaxing Huang, Jiannian Yao

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Dendritic organic heterojunctions with aluminum tris(8-hydroxyquinoline) (Alq 3) microwire trunks and 1,5-diaminoanthraquinone (DAAQ) nanowire branches were prepared by a two-step growth process. The prefabricated Alq 3 microwires act as nucleation centers for site-specific secondary vapor growth of DAAQ nanowires, resulting in the unique dendritic heterostructures. When the trunk was excited with a focused laser beam, emitted light of various colors was simultaneously channeled from the branched nanowires via both waveguiding and energy transfer. The intensity of the out-coupled emissions was modulated effectively by changing the polarization of the incident light.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2880-2883
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number6
StatePublished - Feb 15 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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