Energy harvesting in synthetic dendrimer materials

Gemma D. D'Ambruoso, Dominic V Mcgrath

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Abstract

In the past two and a half decades, dendrimers have emerged as a distinct branch of macromolecular chemistry. Tailoring of dendrimer structure yields precise placement of chromophores that can serve as energy harvesters, mimicking photosynthesis. The unique architecture afforded by dendrimers allows for multiple energy harvesters that can transfer their energy to a single core, which is important for optoelectronic applications such as organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). This review emphasizes the energy transfer characteristics that these dendrimers provide rather then their synthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-147
Number of pages61
JournalAdvances in Polymer Science
Volume214
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

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Dendrimers
Energy harvesting
Harvesters
Energy transfer
Photosynthesis
Organic light emitting diodes (OLED)
Chromophores
Optoelectronic devices

Keywords

  • Dendrimer
  • Energy transfer
  • FRET
  • Light harvesting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Energy harvesting in synthetic dendrimer materials. / D'Ambruoso, Gemma D.; Mcgrath, Dominic V.

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D'Ambruoso, Gemma D. ; Mcgrath, Dominic V. / Energy harvesting in synthetic dendrimer materials. In: Advances in Polymer Science. 2008 ; Vol. 214, No. 1. pp. 87-147.
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