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Nanomaterials 2013, 3(1), 107-116; doi:10.3390/nano3010107
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Assembl y of Poly-3-Hexylthiophene Nano-Crystallites into Low Dimensional Structures Using Indandione Derivatives

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Received: 20 December 2012; in revised form: 20 January 2013 / Accepted: 27 January 2013 / Published: 1 February 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Composite Nanomaterials)
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Abstract: Conductive polymer poly-3-hexylthiophene (P3HT) needles were self-assembled using a second component (indandione derivatives) as a linking agent to enhance their long range alignment. The morphologies of the hybrid organic/organic materials were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Both linear and branched structures could be produced, with the degree of branching depending upon the linker used. Incorporation of indandione derivatives broadened the UV absorbance band of P3HT without significant change to its photoluminescence. This hybrid material could open a promising avenue in photovoltaic applications due to its interesting morphologies and optical properties.
Keywords: poly-3-hexylthiophene; directed self-assembly; indandione derivatives; nanofibers poly-3-hexylthiophene; directed self-assembly; indandione derivatives; nanofibers
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Cheval, N.; Kampars, V.; Fowkes, C.; Shirtcliffe, N.; Fahmi, A. Assembl y of Poly-3-Hexylthiophene Nano-Crystallites into Low Dimensional Structures Using Indandione Derivatives. Nanomaterials 2013, 3, 107-116.

AMA Style

Cheval N, Kampars V, Fowkes C, Shirtcliffe N, Fahmi A. Assembl y of Poly-3-Hexylthiophene Nano-Crystallites into Low Dimensional Structures Using Indandione Derivatives. Nanomaterials. 2013; 3(1):107-116.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Cheval, Nicolas; Kampars, Valdis; Fowkes, Clifford; Shirtcliffe, Neil; Fahmi, Amir. 2013. "Assembl y of Poly-3-Hexylthiophene Nano-Crystallites into Low Dimensional Structures Using Indandione Derivatives." Nanomaterials 3, no. 1: 107-116.


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