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White light emission generated by two stacking patterns of a single organic molecular crystal
Yuma Nakagawa, Kuon Kinoshita, Megumi Kasuno, Ryo Nishimura, Masakazu Morimoto, Satoshi Yokojima, Makoto Hatakeyama, Yuki Sakamoto, Shinichiro Nakamura and Kingo Uchida
Meet the authors
(a) What aspect of your work are you most excited about at the moment and what do you find most challenging about your research?
We are surprised to see the white fluorescence from ordered molecular packing in the crystalline state. Photochromic diarylethenes are well-known compounds, and many papers were already published, however the oxidized derivative showed unexpected results. Studying a compound from many view points is challenging.
(b) How do you feel about Materials Advances as a place to publish research on this topic?
Materials Advances is an international gold open access journal, which makes our results freely available to a large audience of readers. This provides a very significant environment for scientists like us.
(c) Can you share one piece of career-related advice for early career scientists?
It is important to develop your original works. Careful watching and deep consideration of the results sometimes induce serendipity.