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Polymer Chemistry 2018

Polymer Sciences

ISSN: 2471-9935

Page 31

March 26-28, 2018

Vienna, Austria



Edition of International Conference and Exhibition on

Polymer Chemistry


n this presentation, we introduce our recent accomplishments

on the integration of tailor-designed polymers for diverse

applications. Hybrid plasmonic nanostructures comprising Au

nanoparticle arrays separated from Au substrate through a

temperature-sensitive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) linker layer

were constructed, and a unique plasmonic-coupling-based

surface plasmon resonance sensing properties and visible

light active photocatalysis were investigated. Multimetallic

[email protected] nanoparticles consisting of Au core and metal-

containing polyaniline shells were prepared and their bifunctional

electrocatalytic performance was systematically investigated.

Well-defined ordered arrays of plasmonic nanostructures were

fabricated on stretchable poly(dimethyl siloxane) substrates

and tunable plasmon-coupling-based sensing properties were

comprehensively demonstrated upon extension and contraction.

We studied phosphorescence emission enhancement of a purely

organic phosphor system via plasmon resonance energy transfer

by precisely tuning the distance between purely organic phosphor

crystals and plasmonic nanostructures using layer-by-layer

assembled polyelectrolyte multilayers as a dielectric spacer. We

demonstrate a viable laser interference lithography technique

enabling the development of high-performance plasmonic organic

photovoltaic (OPV) devices. Ag nanodot arrays with optimized

configuration embedded in poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):pol

y(styre-esulfonate) hole transport layer remarkably enhanced the

average power conversion efficiency by ~34.4% compared to the

pristine device. Hierarchically organized porous carbonized-Co




inverse opal nanostructures were synthesized via complementary

colloid and block copolymer self-assembly, where the triblock

copolymer Pluronic P123 acts as the template and the carbon

source. These highly ordered porous inverse opal nanostructures

with high surface area display synergistic properties of high energy

density and promising bifunctional electrocatalytic activity toward

both the oxygen reduction reaction and oxygen evolution reaction

in Li-air battery.

Recent Publications:

1. Seol A Cho, Yu Jin Jang, Hee-Dae Lim, Ji Eun Lee,

Yoon Hee Jang,

et al.

(2017) Hierarchical porous

carbonized Co




inverse opals via combined block

copolymer and colloid templating as multifunctional

electrocatalysts and cathodes in Li-O


battery. Adv.

Energy Mater DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201700391.

2. Ji-Eun Lee, Yu Jin Jang, Wenqian Xu, Zhenxing Feng,

Hee-Young Park,

et al.

(2017) PtFe catalysts supported

on electroactive Au-PANI [email protected] nanoparticles

for high-performance electrocatalysis. J. Mater.

Chem. A 5:13692−13699.

3. Yulin Oh, Ju Won Lim, Byung-Hyun Kang, Young Wook

Park, Heejun Kim,

et al.

(2016) Plasmonic periodic

nanodot arrays via laser interference lithography for

organic photovoltaic cells with >10% efficiency. ACS

Nano 10(11):10143–10151.

4. Ji-Eun Lee, Jumi Lee, Kyungwha Chung, Kwanwoo

Shin, Dong Ha Kim,

et al.


In situ

studies of

surface plasmon resonance coupling sensor mediated

by stimuli-sensitive polymer linker. Adv. Funct. Mater.


5. Minji Yoon, Ji-Eun Lee, Ju Won Lim, Saji Thomas

Kochuveedu, Yu Jin Jang,

et al.

(2015) Comprehensive

study on the controlled plasmon-enhanced

photocatalytic activity of hybrid Au/ZnO systems

mediated by thermoresponsive polymer linkers. ACS

Appl. Mater. Interf. 7(38):21073–21081.


Dong Ha Kim is currently a Full Professor and Ewha Fellow in the Department of

Chemistry and Nano Science of School of Natural Sciences at Ewha Woman’s Uni-

versity and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has authored 145 SCI pub-

lications and holds 29 registered Korean and two US patents. He is serving as Asso-

ciate Editor of Science of Advanced Materials (American Scientific Publishers), Edi-

torial Board Member of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Groups) and Advisory

Board Member of Nanoscale and J. Mater. Chem. (Royal Society of Chemistry). His

research interests include development of multi-functional hybrid nanostructures for

applications in energy storage and conversion, environmental remediation, memory

devices, display devices, and biomedical diagnosis/therapy, surface plasmon reso-

nance mediated theranostics, optoelectronics, photocatalysis and light emission.

[email protected]

Advanced optoelectronic materials and devices via

integrating functional polymers

Dong Ha Kim

Ewha Womans University, South Korea

Dong Ha Kim, Polym Sci, Volume 4

DOI: 10.4172/2471-9935-C1-008