Jiannian Yao

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A solution-processed diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP)-based small molecule, namely BDT-DPP, with broad absorption and suitable energy levels has been synthesized. The widely used solvents of chloroform (CF) and o-dichlorobenzene (o-DCB) were used as the spin-coating solvent, respectively, and 1,8-diiodooctane (DIO) was used as additive to fabricate efficient(More)
Organic nanoparticles of 1,3-diphenyl-5-(2-anthryl)-2- pyrazoline (DAP) ranging in average diameters from 40 to 160 nm were prepared through the reprecipitation method. The average diameters of the particles were controlled by variation of the aging time. We found that DAP nanoparticles exhibit the size-dependent optical properties. The absorption(More)
Gold-substrate interaction is essential in gold-catalyzed organic transformations. This study uses high-level coupled cluster calculations with core-valence correlation and complete basis set (CBS) limit extrapolation as a reference, for assessing the performance of popular density functional theory (DFT) approximations for a variety of Au(I)/Au(III)(More)
The aggregates of 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)benzoxazole (HBO), a typical molecule exhibiting excited-state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT), were prepared and the photophysical properties of the aqueous dispersion of aggregates were investigated. It is found that the aggregates and the solvated enols coexist in the aqueous dispersion system. Furthermore,(More)
Coherent light signals generated at the nanoscale are crucial to the realization of photonic integrated circuits. Self-assembled nanowires from organic dyes can provide both a gain medium and an effective resonant cavity, which have been utilized for fulfilling miniaturized lasers. Excited-state intramolecular proton transfer (ESIPT), a classical molecular(More)
Using the recently proposed corrective LCCSD(T) method as a reference, we systematically assess the widely used approximate density functionals to reproduce C-H bond activation barriers by pincer complexes of the late platinum group transition metals (TMs) (TM = Rh, Pd, Ir, Pt). The pincer ligands explored here cover a wide range of PNP, PCP, POCOP, NCN,(More)
A highly efficient acceptor material for organic solar cells (OSCs)--based on perylene diimide (PDI) dimers--shows significantly reduced aggregation compared to monomeric PDI. The dimeric PDI shows a best power conversion efficiency (PCE) approximately 300 times that of the monomeric PDI when blended with a conjugate polymer (BDTTTT-C-T) and with(More)
Inspired by opening soft drink cans, a one-pot method to prepare ZnO hollow spheres with double-yolk egg (DEH) architectures is developed. The bubble-assisted Ostwald ripening is proposed for the formation of these novel structures. Uniqueness of DEHs morphology led to greatly enhanced photocatalytic activity and photodetector performance. The newly(More)
Optical waveguides synthesized at the micro/nanoscale have drawn great interest for their potential applications in high speed miniaturized photonic integrations. In this Perspective article, we mainly focus on the related works on active optical waveguides based on functional small organic molecules in micro/nano regime. We begin with a general overview of(More)