Multi-mode waveguides from ultra-long self-assembled hexagonal faceted microtubules of a benzothiadiazole molecule

Kaushik Balakrishnan, Arshad S. Sayyad, Graham Myhre, Shuntaro Mataka, Stanley K H Pau

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Length controlled (μm-mm-cm) self-assembly of hexagonal faceted microtubules has been achieved using a phase-transfer solution processing approach from 1. The self-assembled structures exhibit both polarized light emission and multi-mode waveguide properties over large length scales. The multi-mode waveguide characteristics are analyzed using a combination of experiment and finite-difference-time-domain calculations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11668-11670
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number95
Publication statusPublished - Dec 11 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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