Stefan C. J. Meskers

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The electro-optical properties of thin films of electron donor-acceptor blends of a fluorene copolymer (PF10TBT) and a fullerene derivative (PCBM) were studied. Transmission electron microscopy shows that in these films nanocrystalline PCBM clusters are formed at high PCBM content. For all concentrations, a charge transfer (CT) transition is observed with(More)
Integration of optical imaging technologies can further strengthen the field of radioguided surgery. Rather than using two separate chemical entities to achieve this extension, hybrid imaging agents can be used that contain both radionuclear and optical properties. Two types of such hybrid imaging agents are available: (1) hybrid imaging agents generated by(More)
Apolipoprotein E (apoE) is an important determinant for the uptake of triglyceride-rich emulsions and lipoproteins by the liver, and exerts affinity for both the LDL receptor (LDLr) and a distinct liver-specific recognition site. Our current aim was to assess the mechanism underlying the receptor-specificity of apoE-carrying lipoproteins. Triglyceride-rich(More)
Fluorescence molecular imaging is rapidly increasing its popularity in image guided surgery applications. To help develop its full surgical potential it remains a challenge to generate dual-emissive imaging agents that allow for combined visible assessment and sensitive camera based imaging. To this end, we now describe multispectral InP/ZnS quantum dots(More)
Butyl, hexyl, and decyl derivatives of the liquid-crystalline organic semiconductor 5,5' '-bis(5-alkyl-2-thienylethynyl)-2,2':5',2' '-terthiophene were synthesized and studied with respect to their structural, optical, and electrical properties. By means of an optimized thermal annealing scheme the hexyl and decyl compounds could be processed into(More)
Photovoltaic energy conversion provides a renewable source of energy that may meet the global energy demand. In particular, polymer photovoltaics are of interest because these may be produced in large surface areas with economic use of raw materials. This prospect has spurred research on polymer solar cells and recently cells with high effi ciency and good(More)
Comparative studies on hydrogen-bonded versus covalently linked donor-acceptor-donor dye arrays obtained from oligo(p-phenylene vinylene)s (OPVs) as donor and bay-substituted perylene bisimides (PERYs) as acceptor dyes are presented. Both systems form well-ordered J-type aggregates in methylcyclohexane, but only hydrogen-bonded arrays afford hierarchically(More)
In this work we present the preparation of highly luminescent anisotropic CdTe/CdSe colloidal heteronanocrystals. The reaction conditions used (low temperature, slow precursor addition, and surfactant composition) resulted in a tunable shape from prolate to branched CdTe/CdSe nanocrystals. Upon CdSe shell growth the heteronanocrystals show a gradual(More)
Septithiophene with endgroups designed to form liquid crystalline phases and allows controlled deposition of an electrically connected monolayer. Field effect mobilies mobilities of charge carriers and spectroscopic properties of the monolayer provide evidence of sustainable transport and delocalization of the excitation through intermolecular interactions(More)