Novel Design Strategy for Highly Fluorescent Monomeric Emissive Distyrylbenzene Dyes (IMAGE) Tokyo Institute of Technology Caption When it comes to designing ultrabright solid-state fluorescent materials, bridged crystal designs might be the key to enabling monomeric emission and accessing novel crystalline systems, reveals a new study. In the study, a research team from Tokyo Institute of Technology prepared ultrabright fluorescent dyes using di-bridged distyrylbenzenes (DSBs) with flexible alkylene bridges, using a novel crystal engineering study. The findings are sure to have important implications for the field of photofunctional materials. Credit Professor Gen-ichi Konishi at Tokyo Institute of Technology Usage Restrictions Attribution is required. License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.