MATRIX EFFECT ON FLUORESCENCE LIFETIMES IN BLEND LIKE POLYMER PARTICLES


PEKCAN O.

EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL, vol.28, no.10, pp.1303-1307, 1992 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0014-3057(92)90223-o
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1303-1307

Abstract

Fluorescence lifetimes of colloidal dispersions of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) particles, sterically stabilized with polyisobutylene and labelled in the PMMA phase with naphthalene groups, were measured in methylcyclohexane, methanol and powder form at 77 K. The results were compared with the fluorescence lifetimes at 300 K. A Stern-Wolmer type of expression was used to interpret the results. The difference between lifetimes at 77 and 300 K is explained in terms of a matrix effect on naphthalene self-quenching N* + N --> 2N. An empirical scheme is suggested for the mechanism.