Crosslinked reactive mesogens and photo-chemical alignment for organic polarised EL

A. E.A. Contoret, S. R. Farrar, P. O. Jackson, M. O'Neill, J. E. Nicholls, S. M. Kelly, G. J. Richards

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A doped coumarin based photoalignment polymer is irradiated with polarised UV light and used to macroscopically orient a light-emitting photoreactive mesogen. This is subsequently crosslinked to form an electroluminescent nematic polymer network. The photoluminescence order parameter of the nematic is discussed in terms of the photoalignment conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1645-1646
Number of pages2
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Mar 15
Externally publishedYes


  • Chromophore
  • Conjugated
  • Electroluminescence
  • LEP
  • Liquid Crystals
  • OLED

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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