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    • Perspective of dye-encapsulated conjugated polymer nanoparticles for potential applications


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      Design of highly luminescent nanomaterials is an emerging area of research for photonic and bio-photonic applications. Nowadays, dye-encapsulated polymer nanoparticles (PNPs) are found to be very promising alternative nextgenerationluminescent nanomaterials because of extraordinary brightness, easy synthesis, higher photo-stability and nontoxic behaviour. Herein, we have highlighted the dynamics of the fluorophore molecules inside PNPs. Furthermore, we discuss the fundamental correlation of particle brightness with the size of the PNPs as well as population of the dye molecules inside the PNPs. Considering the resonance energy transfer process, generation of white light by varying the dye concentration and singlet oxygen generation using photosensitizer dye have been described. Finally, we discuss the importance of hybrids of conjugated PNPs for potential light harvesting systems such as photovoltaic and optoelectronic applications.

    • Manipulation of the exciton diffusion length of conjugated polymer nanoparticles: role of electron and hole scavenger molecules


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      Exciton generation, migration and dissociation are key fundamental processes that dictate the efficiency of optoelectronic devices. Here, we investigate exciton diffusion process of conjugated polymer nanoparticles (PNPs) in the presence of electron and hole scavenger molecules using time-resolved spectroscopy. We found that the exciton diffusion length of hole transporting PNPs, decreases in the presence of hole scavenger molecule and it increases in the presence of electron scavenger molecule. Analysis reveals that the diffusivity of excitons can be controlled by changing the nature of scavenger molecules. Such fundamental study is important for developing devices where lower and higher exciton diffusivities are required depending on the requirement of application mode.

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