Jenny Stanford Publishing
224 pages | 22 Color Illus. | 101 B/W Illus.
Inspired by naturally occurring light-active molecular systems such as photosynthesis, scientists have long devoted their efforts to understanding how light and molecules interact. Based on a raft of knowledge on light absorption, energy migration and electron transfer, fluorescence and phosphorescence, and various photochemical reactions, light can now be utilized for energy conversion, information storage, medical applications, and development of next-generation photofunctional materials that cannot be obtained via conventional organic synthesis.
This book overviews some of the cutting-edge p-conjugated molecular and polymer materials for organic photovoltaics, artificial photosynthesis, and organic light-emitting devices. It gives insights into the interactions between light and molecules and discusses sophisticated molecular designs, self-assembly and self-organization strategies, and state-of-the-art unconventional analytical methods.
1. Soft Materials: Ultra-Flexible, Fluidic, Optoelectronically-Active Molecular/Polymeric Materials
A. Shinohara, C. Pan, and T. Nakanishi
2. Rigid–Flexible Hybrid Design for Photofunctional Molecules and Materials
3. Optical Microresonators from π-Conjugated Polymers
4. Hydrogen-Bond-Directed Nanostructurization of Oligothiophene Semiconductors for Organic Photovoltaics
X. Lin, H. Ouchi, and S. Yagai
5. Fundamental Optoelectronic Process in Polymer–Fullerene Heterojunctions
6. Hard Materials: Near-Infrared Dyes Based on Ring-Expanded Porphyrins with No Meso-Bridges
7. Gold Isocyanide Complexes Exhibiting Luminescent Mechanochromism and Phase Transitions
T. Seki and H. Ito
8. Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence (TADF) Materials for Organic Light-Emitting Devices
K. Matsuo, N. Aizawa, and T. Yasuda
9. α-Diketone-Type Precursors of Acenes for Solution-Processed Organic Solar Cells
M. Suzuki and H. Yamada
10. Photochemical Synthesis of Phenacenes and Their Application to Organic Semiconductors
H. Okamoto and Y. Kubozono