Interlayer energy transfer between carbazole and two 9-anthroyloxy derivatives in Langmuir-Blodgett films
Journal article, 1999

The interlayer excitation energy transfer between 11-(9-carbazole)undecanoic acid (II-CU) and two 9-anthroyloxy derivatives, 9-(9-anthroyloxy)stearic acid (9-AS) and 2-(9-anthroyloxy)stearic acid (2-AS), in alternating multilayer Langmuir-Blodgett films has been studied. The 11-CU fluorescence is quenched by energy transfer to 9-AS or 2-AS as judged by steady-state and picosecond time-resolved fluorescence measurements. The fluorescence decay curves of 11-CU in the films were analyzed in the framework of several models: (1) a general model for interlayer energy transfer, (2) a two-exponential decay, (3) a Forster model for energy transfer in a two-dimensional system, and (4) a stretched-exponential decay, characteristic of Forster energy transfer in self-similar fractal-like structures. The recovered decay parameters suggest an inhomogeneous mixing of the acceptor molecules in LB films leading to a two-phase system. The phase separation during compression of the acceptor monolayers forms regions of acceptor concentration about 3 times that of the intended and regions with very low acceptor concentration.


Kristine Kilså-Jensen

Department of Physical Chemistry

Bo Albinsson

Department of Physical Chemistry

M. Van der Auweraer

E. Vuorimaa

H. Lemmetyinen

Journal of Physical Chemistry B Materials

1089-5647 (ISSN)

Vol. 103 40 8514-8523

Areas of Advance

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology


Basic sciences

Subject Categories

Chemical Sciences

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