Preparation, Characterization, and Photoelectric Properties of Langmuir-Blodgett Films of Some Europium-Substituted Polyoxometalates and 2-Aminofluorene with Tunable Emission Color

Zhen Rui Gu, Hui Fu, Li Liu, Fa Bao Li, Shi Zhong Liu, Yan Rong Wang, Zu Liang Du, Cheuk Lam Ho, Wai Yeung Wong

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A new series of organic/inorganic composite Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films consisting of 2-aminofluorene (Fl-NH2) as the π-conjugated organic molecule, an europium-substituted polyoxometalate (POM, POM = Na9EuW10O36, K13[Eu(SiW11O39)2] and K5[Eu(SiW11O39)(H2O)2], which are denoted by EuW10, EuW22and EuW11, respectively) as the inorganic component, were prepared. Structural and photophysical characterization of these LB films were achieved by π-A isotherms, UV-Vis absorption and photoluminescence spectra, atomic force microscopy imaging, scanning tunneling microscopy, and surface photovoltage spectroscopy. Our experimental results indicate that stable Langmuir and LB films are formed in pure water and POM sub-phases. Luminescence spectra of the prepared hybrid LB films show that tunable emission color can be obtained due to the dual-emissive nature of the mixed Fl-NH2/POM blends. These 2-aminofluorene-based LB films displayed interesting electrical conductivity behavior. Among them, Fl-NH2/EuW113-layer films showed a good electrical response with the a tunneling current up to ± 100 nA when the voltage was monitored at -0. 8 to 1. 5 V. These LB composites show good photovoltage responses and a photovoltage of 2. 7 μV can be obtained for the Fl-NH2/EuW22system when it is excited by light.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)665-672
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • 2-Aminofluorene
  • Europium-substituted polyoxometalate
  • Langmuir-Blodgett film
  • Luminescence
  • Photovoltaic effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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