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We report the controlled patterning of nano-sized oligofluorene truxenes onto silicon dioxide by dip-pen nanolithography (DPN) using a UV-curable pre-polymer as a carrier fluid. In this technique, a sharp atomic force microscope (AFM) cantilever tip is used to transfer the liquid ink onto a surface using piezo-controlled movements and excellent spatial registry. The photo-curable carrier fluid is then exposed to UV-light to produce a cross-linked, host matrix while retaining the photoluminescent properties of the truxenes and providing protection against photo-oxidation. The chemical composition of the composite structures deposited by DPN was characterised by Raman microspectroscopy and microphotoluminescence to demonstrate successful incorporation of the photoluminescent truxenes in the polymer matrix.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Materials Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
- oligofluorene truxenes
- atomic force microscope
- TIC - Bionanotechnology
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Gallium nitride enabled hybrid and flexible photonics
Dawson, M., Calvez, S., Gu, E., Martin, R., Skabara, P. & Watson, I.
EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
1/04/11 → 31/03/15
Wolfson Merit Award: Responsive Nanoparticles for Multi-Modal Imaging
1/11/10 → 31/10/15