Phase Separation of Excimer-Forming Fluorescent Dyes and Amorphous Polymers: A Versatile Mechanism for Sensor Applications†

@inproceedings{Crenshaw2005PhaseSO,
  title={Phase Separation of Excimer-Forming Fluorescent Dyes and Amorphous Polymers: A Versatile Mechanism for Sensor Applications†},
  author={Brent R. Crenshaw and Christoph Weder},
  year={2005}
}
2,3 The latter exploits that mechanical deformation of a material containing nano-scale aggregates of cyano-OPVs leads to shear-induced mixing, which transforms the nanophase-separated systems into molecular mixtures, concomitant with a pronounced shift from excimer- to monomer-dominated emission. We show here that the inverse mechanism, i.e. the phase separation of initially molecularly mixed blends of cyano-OPVs (or other suitable excimer-forming dyes) and appropriate host polymers represents… CONTINUE READING