Synthesis of one-dimensional nanotubes from an organic semiconducting polymer (PDPPBTT) by the centrifuge method

N. I. Pratiwi, V. Fauzia, C. Imawan

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The synthesis of the nanostructures of low-band-gap organic semiconducting materials has attracted significant attention as a technique to attain high surface areas. This study aims to synthesize PDPPBTT nanotubes using an anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) template and centrifugation method at three different speeds (3000, 3500, and 4000 rpm). The results show the effect of the rotational speed on the structural, morphological, and optical properties of PDPPBTT nanostructures. The results showed that the use of high rotational speeds resulted in shorter nanotubes with lower absorption intensities but enhanced photoluminescence in comparison with those formed at a lower rotational speed. These results demonstrate an important advancement toward materials that better facilitate light absorption, charge separation, and charge diffusion, and are expected to contribute toward the future development of organic solar cells, light-emitting diodes, and sensors on flexible substrates.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012031
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2019
Event2nd International Conference on Current Progress in Functional Materials 2017, ISCPFM 2017 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 8 Nov 20179 Nov 2017


  • anodic aluminum oxide template
  • centrifuge method
  • low band gap
  • nanotubes
  • semiconductor

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