Photon Antibunching from Oriented Semiconducting Polymer Nanostructures

Pradeep Kumar, Tae-hee Lee, Adosh Mehta, Bobby G. Sumpter, Robert M. Dickson, Michael D. Barnes

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Fluorescence intensity correlation measurements reveal that z-oriented nanostructures from single chains of a cyano-substituted polyphenylene vinylene (CN-PPV) polymer act as single-quantum emitters. Photon antibunching is observed for the first time on individual polymer nanostructures with a modulation depth exceeding 90%, providing definitive proof that radiative recombination of molecular excitons occurs at a single localized site within the folded polymer chain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3376-3377
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number11
StatePublished - Mar 22 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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    Kumar, P., Lee, T., Mehta, A., Sumpter, B. G., Dickson, R. M., & Barnes, M. D. (2004). Photon Antibunching from Oriented Semiconducting Polymer Nanostructures. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 126(11), 3376-3377.