Experimental tests of a new correlated chromophore domain model of self-healing in a dye-doped polymer

  title={Experimental tests of a new correlated chromophore domain model of self-healing in a dye-doped polymer},
  author={Shiva K. Ramini and Sheng-Ting Hung and Mark G. Kuzyk},
  journal={Polymer Chemistry},
Temperature-dependent photodegradation and recovery studies of Dipserse Orange 11 (DO11) dye dissolved in poly(methyl methacrylate) and polystyrene polymer hosts are used as a test of a new model that builds on the recently proposed correlated chromophore domain model. [Ramini and Kuzyk, J. Chem. Phys., 2012, 137, 054705.] Our model posits that dye molecules form domains or aggregates. The nature of aggregation or how it mediates self-healing is not yet well understood. In this paper we present… 

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