Pyrene-based aggregation-induced emission luminogens (AIEgen): structure correlated with particle size distribution and mechanochromism
The morphology of pyrene-based AIEgens changes depending on the water fraction. The different size distribution and morphological changes of nano-particle species play a significant role in enhancing the emission intensity in the aggregated state.
This work was supported by and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21602014, 51620105009, 11674310 and 21788102), the Youth Fund of Guangdong University of Technology (1108-220413205) and Guangdong provincial key laboratory of functional soft condensed matter. M. M. Islam thanks to MOST, P. R. China for Talented Young Scientist Program (TYSP) Fellowship