Highly polarized and self-waveguided emission from single-crystalline organic nanobelts

Yanke Che, Xiaomei Yang, Kaushik Balakrishnan, Jianmin Zuo, Ling Zang

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Well-defined single-crystalline nanobelts with strong fluorescence were fabricated from a perylene tetracarboxylic diimide molecule modified with specific side-chains that afford flip-flap stacking, rather than the common translated stacking, between the molecules along the long axis of the nanobelt. The nanobelts thus fabricated possess highly polarized, self-waveguided emission, making them ideal candidates for application in nanolasers and other angle-dependent optical nanodevices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2930-2934
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jul 14 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry


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