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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

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

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

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

Metaparticles: Dressing nano-objects with a hyperbolic coating (2018)
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Wang, P., Krasavin, A. V., Viscomi, F. N., Adawi, A. M., Bouillard, J. G., Zhang, L., …Zayats, A. V. (2018). Metaparticles: Dressing nano-objects with a hyperbolic coating. Laser and Photonics Reviews, 12(11), 1800179. https://doi.org/10.1002/lpor.201800179

The ability to engineer the optical response of a plasmonic nano‐object is highly desired to achieve better control over light–matter interactions. Due to the sensitivity of plasmon resonances to the surrounding media, isotropic dielectric coating is... Read More

From photoinduced to dark cytotoxicity via an octahedral cluster hydrolysis (2018)
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Svezhentseva, E. V., Vorotnikov, Y. A., Solovieva, A. O., Pozmogova, T. N., Eltsov, I. V., Ivanov, A. A., …Shestopalov, M. A. (2018). From photoinduced to dark cytotoxicity via an octahedral cluster hydrolysis. Chemistry : a European journal, 24(68), 17915-17920. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201804663

Octahedral molybdenum and tungsten clusters have potential biological applications in photodynamic therapy and bioimaging. However, poor solubility and hydrolysis stability of these compounds hinder their application. The first water-soluble photolum... Read More

Density functional theory for the crystallization of two-dimensional dipolar colloidal alloys (2018)
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Somerville, W. R., Stokes, J. L., Adawi, A. M., Horozov, T. S., Archer, A. J., & Buzza, D. M. (2018). Density functional theory for the crystallization of two-dimensional dipolar colloidal alloys. Journal of physics. an Institute of Physics journal. Condensed matter, 30(40), doi:10.1088/1361-648X/aaddc9

Two-dimensional mixtures of dipolar colloidal particles with different dipole moments exhibit extremely rich self-assembly behaviour and are relevant to a wide range of experimental systems, including charged and super-paramagnetic colloids at liquid... Read More

Conjugated, rod-like viologen oligomers: Correlation of oligomer length with conductivity and photoconductivity (2018)
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Chen, L., Vivier, E., Eling, C. J., Babra, T. S., Bouillard, J. S. G., Adawi, A. M., …Greenland, B. W. (2018). Conjugated, rod-like viologen oligomers: Correlation of oligomer length with conductivity and photoconductivity. Synthetic Metals, 241, 31-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.synthmet.2018.03.019

© 2018 An iterative synthesis has been used to produce conjugated, monodisperse, viologen-based aromatic oligomers containing up to 12 aromatic/heterocyclic rings. The methoxy-substituted oligomers were soluble in common organic solvents and could be... Read More

Crossover between liquid-like and gas-like behaviour in CH₄ at 400 K (2017)
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Smith, D., Hakeem, M. A., Parisiades, P., Maynard-Casely, H. E., Foster, D., Eden, D., …Proctor, J. E. (2017). Crossover between liquid-like and gas-like behaviour in CH₄ at 400 K. Physical Review E, 96(5), https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.96.052113

We report experimental evidence for a crossover between a liquid-like state and a gas-like state in fluid methane (CH₄). This crossover is observed in all of our experiments, up to 397 K temperature; 2.1 times the critical temperature of methane. The... Read More

Determining molecular orientation via single molecule SERS in a plasmonic nano-gap (2017)
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Marshall, A. R. L., Stokes, J., Viscomi, F. N., Proctor, J. E., Gierschner, J., Bouillard, J. G., & Adawi, A. M. (2017). Determining molecular orientation via single molecule SERS in a plasmonic nano-gap. Nanoscale, 9(44), 17415-17421. https://doi.org/10.1039/C7NR05107G

In this work, plasmonic nano-gaps consisting of a silver nanoparticle coupled to an extended silver film have been fully optimized for single molecule Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) spectroscopy. The SERS signal was found to be strongly dep... Read More

Magnetic control of MOF crystal orientation and alignment (2017)
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Cheng, F., Marshall, E. S., Young, A. J., Robinson, P. J., Bouillard, J. S. G., Adawi, A. M., …Chin, J. M. (2017). Magnetic control of MOF crystal orientation and alignment. Chemistry : a European journal, 23(62), 15578-15582. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201703812

Most metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) possess anisotropic properties, the full exploitation of which necessitates a general strategy for the controllable orientation of such MOF crystals. Current methods largely rely upon layer-by-layer MOF epitaxy or... Read More

Dual-modal SERS/fluorescence AuNP probe for mitochondrial imaging (2017)
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Eling, C. J., Price, T. W., Marshall, A. R. L., Narda Viscomi, F., Robinson, P., Firth, G., …Stasiuk, G. J. (2017). Dual-modal SERS/fluorescence AuNP probe for mitochondrial imaging. ChemPlusChem, 82(5), 674-680. https://doi.org/10.1002/cplu.201600593

A novel SERS/fluorescent multimodal imaging probe for mitochondria has been synthesised using 12 nm diameter gold nanoparticles (AuNP) surface functionalised with a rhodamine thiol derivative ligand. The normal pH dependant acidic fluorescence of the... Read More

Excitonic optical Tamm states: a step towards a full molecular-dielectric photonic integration (2016)
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Núnez-Sánchez, S., Lopez-Garcia, M., Murshidy, M. M., Abdel-Hady, A. G., Serry, M., Adawi, A. M., …Barnes, W. L. (2016). Excitonic optical Tamm states: a step towards a full molecular-dielectric photonic integration. ACS Photonics, 3(5), 743-748. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsphotonics.6b00060

We report the first experimental observation of an excitonic optical Tamm state supported at the interface between a periodic multilayer dielectric structure and an organic dye-doped polymer layer. The existence of such states is enabled by the metal... Read More

Directive emission of red conjugated polymer embedded within zero index metamaterials (2014)
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Cao, T., Zou, Y., Adawi, A., & Cryan, M. J. (2014). Directive emission of red conjugated polymer embedded within zero index metamaterials. Optics express, 22(19), 22699-22706. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.022699

Abstract: We numerically demonstrate an impedance-matched multilayer stacked fishnet metamaterial that has zero index with flat high transmittance from 600nm to 620nm. The effective refractive index(

Efficient out-coupling and beaming of Tamm optical states via surface plasmon polariton excitation (2014)
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Lopez-Garcia, M., Ho, Y. -. D., Taverne, M. P. C., Chen, L., Murshidy, M. M., Edwards, A. P., …Oulton, R. (2014). Efficient out-coupling and beaming of Tamm optical states via surface plasmon polariton excitation. Applied physics letters, 104(23), 231116. doi:10.1063/1.4882180

We present evidence of optical Tamm states to surface plasmon polariton (SPP) coupling. We experimentally demonstrate that for a Bragg stack with a thin metal layer on the surface, hybrid Tamm-SPP modes may be excited when a grating on the air-metal... Read More

Light emission enhancement using randomly distributed plasmonic nanoparticle arrays (2014)
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Butkus, J., Edwards, A. P., Quacquarelli, F. P., & Adawi, A. M. (2014). Light emission enhancement using randomly distributed plasmonic nanoparticle arrays. Optical materials, 36(9), 1502-1505. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2014.04.010

We have fabricated and characterised the optical properties of solution processed randomly distributed gold nanoparticle plasmonic arrays that are coated with a thin-film fluorescent dye. Three times enhancement in the emission intensity of the fluor... Read More

Plasmonic nanogaps for broadband and large spontaneous emission rate enhancement (2014)
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Edwards, A. P., & Adawi, A. M. (2014). Plasmonic nanogaps for broadband and large spontaneous emission rate enhancement. Journal of applied physics, 115(5), 053101. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4864018

We present the optical properties of a plasmonic nanogap formed between a silver metallic nanoparticle and an extended silver film that shows a strong enhancement in the spontaneous emission rate over the whole visible range. In particular, we use th... Read More

Temperature dependence of the upper-branch polariton population in an organic semiconductor microcavity (2011)
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Coles, D. M., Michetti, P., Clark, C., Adawi, A. M., & Lidzey, D. G. (2011). Temperature dependence of the upper-branch polariton population in an organic semiconductor microcavity. Physical review B: Condensed matter and materials physics, 84(20), 205214-1 - 205214-8. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.84.205214

We explore the distribution of polaritons along the upper polariton branch of a strongly coupled organic-semiconductor microcavity as a function of temperature following nonresonant optical excitation. Measurements of polariton emission from a high-f... Read More

Spectroscopy and single-molecule emission of a fluorene-terthiophene oligomer (2011)
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Khalil, G. E., Adawi, A. M., Robinson, B., Cadby, A. J., Tsoi, W. C., Kim, J., …Lidzey, D. G. (2011). Spectroscopy and single-molecule emission of a fluorene-terthiophene oligomer. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 115(42), (12028-12035). doi:10.1021/jp206368g. ISSN 1520-6106

We study the thiophene-based oligomer poly[2,7-(9,9-bis(2′-ethylhexyl)fluorene)-alt-2,5-terthiophene] (PF3T) in solution and when dispersed at low concentration into a polynorbornene matrix. We find that at high concentration in solution the 0&... Read More

Vibrationally assisted polariton-relaxation processes in strongly coupled organic-semiconductor microcavities (2011)
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Coles, D. M., Michetti, P., Clark, C., Tsoi, W. C., Adawi, A. M., Kim, J. S., & Lidzey, D. G. (2011). Vibrationally assisted polariton-relaxation processes in strongly coupled organic-semiconductor microcavities. Advanced Functional Materials, 21(19), 3691-3696. doi:10.1002/adfm.201100756

If a semiconductor with an electronic transition that approximates a two-level system is placed within an optical cavity, strong coupling can occur between the confined photons and the semiconductor excitons. This coupling can result in the formation... Read More