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Förster energy transfer and control of the luminescence in blends of an orange-emitting poly(p-phenylenevinylene) and a red-emitting tetraphenylporphyrin

J Morgado, F Cacialli, R Iqbal, SC Moratti, AB Holmes, G Yahioglu, LR Milgrom, RH Friend

Journal of Materials Chemistry | Published : 2001


We report on the luminescence of a tetraphenylporphyrin, TPP-d, blended into poly[2-methoxy-5-(2′ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene], MEH-PPV. We find significant energy transfer from MEH-PPV to the porphyrin, in spite of the low absorption of the porphyrin at the emission wavelength of MEH-PPV, reflected in a Förster transfer radius (2.5 nm) smaller than for materials with larger spectral overlap. The overall photoluminescence, PL, efficiency decreases monotonically with increasing porphyrin content, whereas the porphyrin contribution to the total efficiency, referred as an "apparent" PL efficiency, exhibits a maximum at 1.4% porphyrin content (by weight). We attribute this non-monotonic ..

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