Excimer-like electroluminescence from thin films of switchable supermolecular anthracene-based rotaxanes

Giro, G., Cocchi, M., Fattori, V., Gadret, G., Ruani, G., Murgia, M., Cavallini, M., Biscarini, F., Zamboni, R., Loontjens, T., Thies, J., Leigh, D. A. & Morales, A. F., 2001, In : Synthetic Metals. 122, 1, p. 27-29 3 p.

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  • G. Giro
  • M. Cocchi
  • V. Fattori
  • G. Gadret
  • G. Ruani
  • M. Murgia
  • M. Cavallini
  • F. Biscarini
  • R. Zamboni
  • T. Loontjens
  • J. Thies
  • D.A. Leigh
  • A.F. Morales
Thin films of 10-[3,5-di(terbutyl)phenoxy]decyl-2-({2-[(9-anthrylcarbonyl)amino]acetyl}amino) acetate (ANTPEP), the thread of an anthracene-based rotaxane, have been processed by the spin coating technique in a polycarbonate (PC) matrix. A single layer organic light emitting diode (OLED) has been demonstrated with an external emission of 2 cd/m2. The light emission, both photo- and electrostimulated, originates from species formed in the excited state and not existing in the ground state. We assign the origin of photo- and electro-emission to molecular excimers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-29
Number of pages3
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Excimers, OLED, Thin film, Rotaxanes, Electro-emission

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