Insights on photophysical proprieties of DCM dye in PVK host matrix

Annalisa Bruno, Anna De Girolamo Del Mauro, Giuseppe Nenna, S.A. Haque, Carla Minarini

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In this work, the photophysical proprieties of 4-(dicyanomethylene)-2- methyl-6-(p-dimethylaminostyryl)-4H-pyran (DCM) dye in the poly-vinylcarbazole (PVK) matrix are analyzed with a particular attention to the energy transfer processes between the matrix and the dye. PVK films doped with weight percent varying from 1 to 8 wt% of DCM have been fabricated. The emission spectra are dominated by the presence of DCM and a strong red shift in the emission spectra of the blend has been observed as function of dye concentration. A quenching effect in the excitons lifetime increasing the concentration of the dopants has been observed. These two phenomena have been studied in terms of energy processes inside the blends. © 2013 Society of Plastics Engineers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1500 - 1505
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer Composites
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)

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