18 November 2017

Marc Etherington and Heather Cole, with Prof. Andy Monkman and colleagues at Durham University, have published a truly collaborative investigation into aggregation-induced emission in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

The team uncovered that excited-state aromatic interactions between the phenyl rings on the molecules were a major culprit in determining the energy of the fluorescence.

This works brings to the forefront the importance of steric hindrance in the emission wavelengths of the excited states, an effect that may have an important role in new thermally-activated delayed fluorescence materials that are the focus of the PHEBE project.

Read more about it at http://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jacs.7b08570