Near-field scattering enhancement of perylene based aggregates for random lasing

Zhen Zhen Zhang, Lei Cheng Yin, Xiao Long Xu, Jiang Ying Xia, Kang Xie, Gang Zou, Xiao Juan Zhang, Zhi Jia Hu*, Qi Jin Zhang*

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Strong near-field scattering enhancement (NFSE) of polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes (POSS) nanoparticles (NPs) aggregates is found through physical simulation. An aggregation of N,N'-di-[3-(isobutyl polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes) propyl] perylene diimide (DPP) which possesses POSS as scatteres experimentally performs strong NFSE, which confirms the physical simulation results. Moreover, coherent random laser is triggered from the DPP aggregates in carbon disulfide. It is the NFSE of POSS NPs connected to both ends of DPP through covalent bonds and the NFSE of their aggregation thanks to DPP's aggregation that is responsible for the coherent random laser. So, this work develops a method to improve weak scattering of system through construction of molecules, and opens a road to a variety of novel interdisciplinary investigations, involving molecular designing for disordered photonics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)739-746
Number of pages8
JournalChinese Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 27 Dec 2019


  • Aggregates
  • DPP
  • Isolated particles
  • Near-field scattering enhancement
  • Random Laser


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