This project aims to combine the advantages of fundamental concepts of polymer physics to develop a profound understanding of how photoluminescence (PL) of thin films of conjugated macromolecules can be enhanced by using a novel processing method that was only recently experimentally revealed and that is consisting in illumination of thin films with light. Relating physical parameters of processing of thin films by light to the subsequently altered optoelectronic properties like PL not only will lead to a good understanding of fundamental mechanisms that take place in such organic conjugated materials upon illumination but will also reveal other ways to further manipulate and improve such properties, both at microscopic and macroscopic lengthscales. Conjugated polymeric materials with significantly enhanced and optimized PL properties can then find their valuable place, for example, in fabrication of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).

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      CNML Cluj