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Luminescence of heat-treated silicon-based polymers: promising materials for LED applications

Menapace, Ilaria ; Mera, Gabriela ; Riedel, Ralf ; Erdem, Emre ; Eichel, Rüdiger-A. ; Pauletti, Alberto ; Appleby, Graham A. (2008)
Luminescence of heat-treated silicon-based polymers: promising materials for LED applications.
In: Journal of Materials Science, 43 (17)
doi: 10.1007/s10853-008-2882-9
Article, Bibliographie

Abstract

A new strategy to obtain transparent, thermally stable, and formable photoluminescent materials for LED applications is presented. Starting from commercially available silicon-based polymers, luminescence properties are developed by means of simple heat treatment. Solid polymethylsilsesquioxane MK (Wacker-Besil�PMS MK) and liquid poly(ureamethylvinyl)silazane Ceraset (Kion Ceraset� PUVMS) were thermally treated between 200 and 700 °C for 2 h under Ar atmosphere. Photoluminescence properties were observed in all the samples. The structural rearrangements during thermal annealing were effective in order to red-shift the emission spectra of the untreated polymers to the visible range. The formation of dangling bonds and carbon sp2, associated with the annealing procedure and confirmed by means of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) spectroscopy and solid state Magic Angle Spinning NMR (MAS-NMR) contribute to the redshift of the photoluminescence emissions of the polymers. After heat treatment at low temperatures (200, 300, and 400 °C), both the polymers show fluorescence in the UV range. While the polysiloxane reveals white luminescence after annealing at 500 and 600 °C, the polysilazane heattreated at 500 °C exhibits emission in the blue-green range and is transparent. At higher temperatures the presence of free carbon counteracts the luminescence properties.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2008
Creators: Menapace, Ilaria ; Mera, Gabriela ; Riedel, Ralf ; Erdem, Emre ; Eichel, Rüdiger-A. ; Pauletti, Alberto ; Appleby, Graham A.
Type of entry: Bibliographie
Title: Luminescence of heat-treated silicon-based polymers: promising materials for LED applications
Language: English
Date: September 2008
Publisher: Springer
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Materials Science
Volume of the journal: 43
Issue Number: 17
DOI: 10.1007/s10853-008-2882-9
Abstract:

A new strategy to obtain transparent, thermally stable, and formable photoluminescent materials for LED applications is presented. Starting from commercially available silicon-based polymers, luminescence properties are developed by means of simple heat treatment. Solid polymethylsilsesquioxane MK (Wacker-Besil�PMS MK) and liquid poly(ureamethylvinyl)silazane Ceraset (Kion Ceraset� PUVMS) were thermally treated between 200 and 700 °C for 2 h under Ar atmosphere. Photoluminescence properties were observed in all the samples. The structural rearrangements during thermal annealing were effective in order to red-shift the emission spectra of the untreated polymers to the visible range. The formation of dangling bonds and carbon sp2, associated with the annealing procedure and confirmed by means of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) spectroscopy and solid state Magic Angle Spinning NMR (MAS-NMR) contribute to the redshift of the photoluminescence emissions of the polymers. After heat treatment at low temperatures (200, 300, and 400 °C), both the polymers show fluorescence in the UV range. While the polysiloxane reveals white luminescence after annealing at 500 and 600 °C, the polysilazane heattreated at 500 °C exhibits emission in the blue-green range and is transparent. At higher temperatures the presence of free carbon counteracts the luminescence properties.

Divisions: 11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Material Science > Dispersive Solids
11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Material Science
11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2012 09:01
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2013 10:00
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Funders: The authors thank the European Community FP6 (MCRTN-019601, PolyCerNet), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn, Germany (DFG-NSF research initiative), and the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, Frankfurt, Germany for financial support.
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