Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, Vol 4 (2009)

Polymer co-crystalline films for photonics

C. Daniel, A. R. Albunia, C. D'aniello, P. Rizzo, V. Venditto, G. Guerra


Robust syndiotactic polystyrene (sPS) films exhibiting highly stable co-crystalline phases can be obtained with a large variety of low-molecular-mass chromophore guest molecules. In this report different aspects relative to the structure and the optical properties of these films are described. In particular, possible applications of these films as fluorescent materials, as optical memories (based on the co-crystallization of photoreactive guest molecules), as non-linear optical materials (with polar guests) and as chiro-optical memories (based on temporary co-crystals with chiral guest molecules) are presented.

© The Authors. All rights reserved. [DOI: 10.2971/jeos.2009.09037]

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