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Long-term ambient air-stable cubic CsPbBr3 perovskite quantum dots using molecular bromine (2019)
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Thapa, S., Bhardwaj, K., Basel, S., Pradhan, S., Eling, C. J., Adawi, A. M., …Tamang, S. (in press). Long-term ambient air-stable cubic CsPbBr3 perovskite quantum dots using molecular bromine. Nanoscale advances, https://doi.org/10.1039/c9na00486f

We report unprecedented phase stability of cubic CsPbBr3 quantum dots in ambient air obtained by using Br2 as halide precursor. Mechanistic investigation reveals the decisive role of temperature-controlled in situ generated, oleylammonium halide spec... Read More about Long-term ambient air-stable cubic CsPbBr3 perovskite quantum dots using molecular bromine.

Optical properties of nanowires based on a blend of poly (9,9-dioctylfluorene) [PFO] and poly(9,9-dioctyl fluorene-alt-benzothiadiazole) [F8BT] (2019)
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Khalil, G. E., Adawi, A. M., & Lidzey, D. G. (2020). Optical properties of nanowires based on a blend of poly (9,9-dioctylfluorene) [PFO] and poly(9,9-dioctyl fluorene-alt-benzothiadiazole) [F8BT]. Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, 118, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physe.2019.113829

Near-field and far-field optical microscopy are used to study the optical properties of nanowires based on a blend of 95% poly (9,9-dioctylfluorene) [PFO] doped with 5% poly (9,9-dioctylfluorene-alt-benzothiadiazole) [F8BT]. Single nanowires were ima... Read More about Optical properties of nanowires based on a blend of poly (9,9-dioctylfluorene) [PFO] and poly(9,9-dioctyl fluorene-alt-benzothiadiazole) [F8BT].

Dynamic electric field alignment of metal-organic framework micro- rods (2019)
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Reithofer, M. R., Jaafar, A. H., Hall, C. H., Young, A. J., Cheng, F., Young, A. J., …Chin, J. M. (2019). Dynamic electric field alignment of metal-organic framework micro- rods. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141(33), 12989-12993. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.9b06320

Alignment of Metal Organic Framework (MOF) crystals has previously been performed via careful control of oriented MOF growth on substrates, as well as by dynamic magnetic alignment. We show here that microrod crystals of the MOF NU-1000 can also be d... Read More about Dynamic electric field alignment of metal-organic framework micro- rods.

Probing the molecular orientation of a single conjugated polymer via nano-gap SERS (2019)
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Marshall, A. R. L., Roberts, M., Gierschner, J., Bouillard, J. G., & Adawi, A. M. (2019). Probing the molecular orientation of a single conjugated polymer via nano-gap SERS. ACS applied polymer materials, 1(5), 1175-1180. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsapm.9b00180

Determining the molecular orientation at the single molecule level is of key importance for a wide range of applica-tions ranging from molecular electronic devices to biomedical applications. In this work Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) was... Read More about Probing the molecular orientation of a single conjugated polymer via nano-gap SERS.

Synthesis of super bright indium phosphide colloidal quantum dots through thermal diffusion (2019)
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Clarke, M. T., Viscomi, F. N., Chamberlain, T. W., Hondow, N., Adawi, A. M., Sturge, J., …Stasiuk, G. J. (2019). Synthesis of super bright indium phosphide colloidal quantum dots through thermal diffusion. Communications Chemistry, 2(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s42004-019-0138-z

Indium phosphide based quantum dots have emerged in recent years as alternatives to traditional heavy metal (cadmium, lead) based materials suitable for biomedical application due to their non-toxic nature. The major barrier to this application, is t... Read More about Synthesis of super bright indium phosphide colloidal quantum dots through thermal diffusion.

A label-free aptamer-based nanogap capacitive biosensor with greatly diminished electrode polarization effects (2019)
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Ghobaei Namhil, Z., Kemp, C., Verrelli, E., Iles, A., Pamme, N., Adawi, A. M., & Kemp, N. (2019). A label-free aptamer-based nanogap capacitive biosensor with greatly diminished electrode polarization effects. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 21(2), 681-691. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8cp05510f

A significant impediment to the use of impedance spectroscopy in bio-sensing is the electrode polarization effect that arises from the movement of free ions to the electrode-solution interface, forming an electrical double layer (EDL). The EDL screen... Read More about A label-free aptamer-based nanogap capacitive biosensor with greatly diminished electrode polarization effects.