Self-organization of nitrogen-containing polymeric supramolecules in thin films

Matti Knaapila, Mika Torkkeli, Tapio Mäkelä, Lockhart Horsburgh, Klas Lindfors, Ritva Serimaa, Matti Kaivola, Andrew Monkman, Gerrit ten Brinke, Olli Ikkala

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Rigid rod-like poly(2,5-pyridinediyl), semi-rigid polyaniline and flexible poly(4- vinylpyridine) are nitrogen-containing polymers that with selected amphiphilic oligomers form self-organized comb-shaped supramolecules due to protonation, hydrogen bonding and polar- nonpolar effects combined. Luminescent or conductive ordered structures are demonstrated in thin films. The structures are characterized using small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) and grazing-incidence small-angle x-ray scattering (GISAXS). The uniformity is studied using atomic force microscopy and scanning near-field optical microscopy (SNOM).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSymposia JJ – Organic Electronic & Photonic Materials and Devices
EditorsS.C. Moss
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Publication statusPublished - 2001
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventMaterials Research Society Fall Meeting 2000 - Boston, United States
Duration: 27 Nov 20001 Dec 2000

Publication series

SeriesMRS Online Proceedings


ConferenceMaterials Research Society Fall Meeting 2000
CountryUnited States

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