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Tailoring the structures and photonic properties of low-dimensional organic materials by crystal engineering

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Abstract

Low-dimensional organic materials have given rise to tremendous interest in optoelectronic applications, owing to their controllable photonic properties. However, the controlled-synthesis approaches for organic nano-/micro-architectures are very difficult to attain, because the weak interaction (van der Waals force) between the organic molecules cannot dominate the kinetic process of crystal growth. We report a simple method, which involves selective adhesion to the organic crystal plane by hydrogen-bonding interaction for modulating the crystal growth process, which leads either to the self-assembly of one organic molecule into two-dimensional (2D) microsheets with an obvious asymmetric light propagation or one-dimensional (1D) microrods with low propagation loss. The method of tailoring the structures and photonic properties for fabricating different micro-structures would provide enlightenment for the development of tailor-made mini-sized devices for photonic integrated circuits.

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The article was received on 05 Nov 2017, accepted on 14 Feb 2018 and first published on 15 Feb 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR08228B
Citation: Nanoscale, 2018,10, 4680-4685
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    Tailoring the structures and photonic properties of low-dimensional organic materials by crystal engineering

    Q. Li, W. Jin, M. Chu, W. Zhang, J. Gu, B. Shahid, A. Chen, Y. Yu, S. Qiao and Y. S. Zhao, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 4680
    DOI: 10.1039/C7NR08228B

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