Versatile Bottom-Up Approach to Nanostructured Functional Materials for Optoelectronic Applications

Giorgio Macchi, Francesco Meinardi, Patrizia Valsesia, Riccardo Tubino
2008 International Journal of Photoenergy  
A versatile strategy to load ordered mesoporous silica-based materials with functional molecular building blocks in order to obtain host-guest systems exhibiting specific functions is described. Optical microscope examination of the obtained material confirms that the addition of a chromophoric moiety to the reaction mixture is not detrimental in achieving the desired macroscopic morphology of the silica particles. A micro-photoluminescence investigation of the obtained material gave strong
more » ... ence that both surfactant micelles and the porous oxide matrix preserve the spectral features of the included molecular species in a nonconventional chemical environment.
doi:10.1155/2008/784691 fatcat:j562td2uznei7l637otn4iup6i