Our experiences concerning fluorescent molecular sensing and logic devices and their intersections with polymer science are the foci of this brief review. Proton-, metal ion- and polarity-responsive cases of these devices are placed in polymeric micro- or nano-environments, some of which involve phase separation. This leads to mapping of chemical species on the nanoscale. These devices also take advantage of thermal properties of some polymers in water in order to reincarnate themselves as thermometers. When the phase separation leads to particles, the latter can be labelled with identification tags based on molecular logic. Such particles also give rise to reusable sensors, although molecular-scale resolution is sacrificed in the process. Polymeric nano-environments also help to organize rather complex molecular logic systems from their simple components. Overall, our little experiences suggest that researchers in sensing and logic would benefit if they assimilate polymer concepts
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Aug 2019|
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Applications of Molecular Switching and LogicAuthor: Yao, C., Jul 2020
Supervisor: De Silva, A. (Supervisor) & Hu, P. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › Doctor of Philosophy