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Preparation and characterization of DNA-aromatic surfactant complexes for optoelectronic applications
Author(s): Ting-Yu Lin; Chia-Yun Chang; Chien-Hsiang Lien; Yi-Wen Chiu; Wei-Ting Hsu; Che-Hsuan Su; Yu-Sheng Wang; Yu-Chueh Hung
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Paper Abstract

DNA biopolymer has emerging as a promising material in photonic applications. In this paper, we present the preparation and characterization of a series of DNA-surfactant complexes based on aromatic surfactants, including vinylbenzyltrimethylammonium chloride, benzyltrimethylammonium chloride, and phenyltrimethylammonium chloride. Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and UV-VIS spectroscopy were used to characterize the presence of specific chemical groups in the materials. These synthesized DNA complexes show high transparency from 400nm to 1100nm. These materials can be spin casted into thin films from nm to um and the morphology was examined by SEM and AFM. Thermal property was characterized by thermogravimetric analysis. Conductivity was examined to investigate the effect of aromatic surfactants on the electrical properties of DNA complexes. In addition, the photoluminescence and lasing properties for DNA-aromatic surfactants with rhodamine dyes were investigated to study the amplified spontaneous emission where the ASE emission wavelength, lasing threshold, and gain were presented and discussed. The results were compared with DNA complex with single chain aliphatic surfactant complex (DNA-cetyltrimethylammoniumchloride).

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7935, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XIII, 79350E (21 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.874228
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Ting-Yu Lin, National Tsing Hua Univ. (Taiwan)
Chia-Yun Chang, National Tsing Hua Univ. (Taiwan)
Chien-Hsiang Lien, National Tsing Hua Univ. (Taiwan)
Yi-Wen Chiu, National Tsing Hua Univ. (Taiwan)
Wei-Ting Hsu, National Tsing Hua Univ. (Taiwan)
Che-Hsuan Su, National Tsing Hua Univ. (Taiwan)
Yu-Sheng Wang, National Tsing Hua Univ. (Taiwan)
Yu-Chueh Hung, National Tsing Hua Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7935:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XIII
Robert L. Nelson; François Kajzar; Toshikuni Kaino; Yasuhiro Koike, Editor(s)

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