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"White-Light Emission from Dual-Way Photon Energy Conversion in a Dye-Encapsulated Metal–Organic Framework" published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.

Last updated :2019-12-14

Source: School of Chemistry
Written by: School of Chemistry
Edited by: Wang Dongmei

The design of white-light phosphors is attractive in solid-state lighting (SSL) and related fields. A new strategy in obtaining white light emission (WLE) from dual-way photon energy conversion in a series of dye@MOF (LIFM-WZ-6) systems is presented. Besides the traditional UV-excited one photon absorption (OPA) pathway, white-light modulation can also be gained from the combination of NIR-excited green and red emissions of MOF backbone and encapsulated dyes via two-photon absorption (TPA) pathway. As a result, down-conversion OPA white light was obtained for RhB+@LIFMWZ-6 (0.1 wt%), BR-2+@LIFM-WZ-6 (2 wt%), and APFG+@LIFM-WZ-6 (0.1 wt%) samples under 365 nm excitation. RhB+@LIFM-WZ-6 (0.05 wt%), BR-2+@LIFM-WZ-6 (1 wt%) and APFG+@LIFM-WZ-6 (0.05 wt%) exhibit up-conversion TPA white light under the excitation of 800, 790, and 730 nm, respectively. This new WLE generation strategy combines different photon energy conversion mechanisms together.

The result of Professor Mei Pan’s group at the School of Chemistry of Sun Yat-sen University has recently been published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2019, 58, 9752 – 9757).

Figure: OPA (one-photon absorption) and TPA (two-photon absorption) dual-way excited white-light emission in dye@LIFM-WZ-6 systems.
 
Link to the paper: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/anie.201905186