Photonic applications of the supermolecular nanostructures with photophysical processes controlled

Akira Otomo, Shiyoshi Yokoyama, Shinro Mashiko

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A hyper-branched molecule, such as a dendrimer, has a repeated structure consisting of molecules with low molecular weights. As it is possible to produce relatively large and well-defined macromolecular structures, these structures are suitable for use as frameworks for controlling nanoscale intermolecular interactions. We discuss about managing intermolecular interactions among optical responsive molecules using the framework of super molecular structures, such as dendrons and dendrimers. The dendrimer works as a nano-sized cage, which is effectively protect photoactive choromophores from photobleaching and quenching. The dendron works as a cone-shaped anchor, which leads effective surface modification with photoactive molecules on gold.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComplex Photonic Media
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventComplex Photonic Media - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 13 2006Aug 16 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherComplex Photonic Media
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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