Real time monitoring of temperature dependent hydrophobic interaction in aggregation enhanced emission molecules
Project Description

Using our 2D luminescence imaging system to study the temperature dependent hydrophobic interaction in aggregation enhanced emission (AIE) molecules. This investigation will reveal the cooperative nature of the interaction between water and AIE molecules, and the change in nature and strength of this cooperative interaction with temperature

Supervisor
WONG Kam Sing
Quota
1
Course type
UROP1100
UROP2100
UROP3100
Applicant's Roles

Incorporate the AIE-water jet to our existing 2D luminescence imaging system to imaging the light emission along the jet as the AIE molecules mixed with the water. Also need to setup a thermalelectric cooling system to control the temperature of the water and solutes.

Applicant's Learning Objectives

Learn how to do 2D imaging of a luminescence object and setup a temperature control system. Also understand the chemistry and photophysics of hydrophobic interaction.

Complexity of the project
Moderate