Conformational Heterogeneity and Interchain Percolation Revealed in an Amorphous Conjugated Polymer

Conjugated polymers are employed in a variety of application areas due to their bright fluorescence and strong biocompatibility. However, understanding the structure of amorphous conjugated polymers on the nanoscale is extremely challenging compared to their related crystalline phases.

This work provides predictive understanding by which to enhance the optical properties of next-generation conjugated polymer-based devices and materials by rational, simulation-led design principles.

Authors: Robert M. Ziolek, Alejandro Santana-Bonilla, Raquel Lopez-Rios De Castro, Reimer Kühn, Mark Green and Christian D. Lorenz