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Aggregation-induced emission: fundamental understanding and future developments

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Since the introduction of the concept of aggregation-induced emission (AIE) in 2001, many research groups have become involved in AIE research. Aggregation-induced emission luminogens (AIEgens) have emerged as a novel type of advanced material with excellent performance in various fields. Much effort has been devoted to determining the AIE mechanism(s) by theoreticians and experimentalists. Restriction of intramolecular motion has been recognized as the general working mechanism of AIE, but the mechanims of some AIE systems still remain unclear. In this focus article, the progress of the fundamental understanding of the AIE mechanism is reviewed and the future developments in AIE research are discussed. The goal is to provide a brief yet insightful introduction and interpretation of the subject to both new and experienced AIE researchers.

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The article was received on 22 Oct 2018, accepted on 15 Nov 2018 and first published on 15 Nov 2018


Article type: Focus
DOI: 10.1039/C8MH01331D
Citation: Mater. Horiz., 2019, Advance Article
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    Aggregation-induced emission: fundamental understanding and future developments

    Y. Chen, J. W. Y. Lam, R. T. K. Kwok, B. Liu and B. Z. Tang, Mater. Horiz., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8MH01331D

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