Rayleigh scattering and luminescence blue shift in tris(8-hydroxyquinoline)aluminum films

Francois Auzel, Giuseppe Baldacchini, Tommaso Baldacchini, Piero Chiacchiaretta, Ramchandra Balaji Pode

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The Rayleigh scattering (RS) by independent small particles is a well-known effect which also accounts for the blue color of the sky. Lately, the blue shift of the greenish emission band of thin films of Alq3,tris(8-hydroxyquinoline)aluminum, after thermal treatments of various nature has been attributed to RS. Here, we show that RS effects cannot account for the observed spectral features, which are attributed to the onset of various molecular aggregations in the otherwise amorphous films, a morphological model already utilized to explain the optical properties of Alq3. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111 - 115
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Luminescence
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Auzel, F., Baldacchini, G., Baldacchini, T., Chiacchiaretta, P., & Pode, R. B. (2006). Rayleigh scattering and luminescence blue shift in tris(8-hydroxyquinoline)aluminum films. Journal of Luminescence, 119-120(SPEC. ISS.), 111 - 115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jlumin.2005.12.018