Electrospun light-emitting nanofibers

José M. Moran-Mirabal, Jason D. Slinker, John A. Defranco, Scott S. Verbridge, Rob Ilic, Samuel Flores-Torres, Héctor Abruña, George G. Malliaras, H. G. Craighead

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We have electrospun light-emitting nanofibers from ruthenium(II) tris(bipyridine)/polyethylene oxide mixtures. The electroluminescent fibers were deposited on gold interdigitated electrodes and lit in a nitrogen atmosphere. The fibers showed light emission at low operating voltages (3-4 V), with turn-on voltages approaching the band gap limit of the organic semiconductor. Because of the fiber size, emission from electrospun light-emitting nanofibers is confined to nanoscale dimensions, an attractive feature for sensing applications and lab-on-a-chip integration where highly localized excitation of molecules is required.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)458-463
Number of pages6
JournalNano Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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