Mechanoresponsive self-assembled perylene bisimide films

Adams, V., Cameron, J. , Wallace, M. and Draper, E. R. (2020) Mechanoresponsive self-assembled perylene bisimide films. Chemistry: A European Journal, 26(44), pp. 9879-9882. (doi: 10.1002/chem.202001805) (PMID:32484600) (PMCID:PMC7522684)

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Here we investigate self‐assembled amino‐acid appended perylene bisimides (PBIs) that when processed into thin films change their resistivity in response to being bent. The PBIs self‐assemble into structures in water and form thin films upon drying. These normally delicate thin films can be tolerant to bending, depending on the aggregates they form. Furthermore, the films reversibly change their resistivity in response to this mechanical stimulus. This change is proportional to the degree of bending of the film giving them the potential to be used quantitatively to measure mechanical movement, such as in wearable devices.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cameron, Dr Joseph and Draper, Emily
Authors: Adams, V., Cameron, J., Wallace, M., and Draper, E. R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Chemistry: A European Journal
ISSN (Online):1521-3765
Published Online:02 June 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
First Published:First published in Chemistry: A European Journal 26(44): 9879-9882
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
300895Aligning Self-Assembled Materials for Wearable ElectronicsEmily DraperLeverhulme Trust (LEVERHUL)ECF-2017-223Chemistry
306112Electrochromic Gels for Smart WindowsEmily DraperEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/S032673/1Chemistry