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Reversible optical switching memristors with tunable STDP synaptic plasticity: a route to hierarchical control in artificial intelligent systems (2017)
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Jaafar, A. H., Gray, R. J., Verrelli, E., O'Neill, M., Kelly, S. M., & Kemp, N. T. (2017). Reversible optical switching memristors with tunable STDP synaptic plasticity: a route to hierarchical control in artificial intelligent systems. Nanoscale, 9(43), 17091-17098. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7nr06138b

© 2017 The Royal Society of Chemistry. Optical control of memristors opens the route to new applications in optoelectronic switching and neuromorphic computing. Motivated by the need for reversible and latched optical switching we report on the devel... Read More

Novel liquid crystalline organic semiconducting oligomers incorporating N-heterocyclic carbazole moieties for fluorescent OLEDs (2017)
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Hu, G., Kitney, S. P., Kelly, S. M., Harrison, W., & O’Neill, M. (2017). Novel liquid crystalline organic semiconducting oligomers incorporating N-heterocyclic carbazole moieties for fluorescent OLEDs. Liquid crystals, 44(11), 1632-1645. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678292.2017.1306633

A novel class of nematic liquid crystalline organic semiconducting oligomers incorporating N-heterocyclic carbazole moieties has been synthesised using simple and highly efficient reaction pathways. The electroluminescent colour of these novel oligom... Read More

Studies on the sulfation of cellulose α-lipoate and ability of the sulfated product to stabilize colloidal suspensions of gold nanoparticles (2015)
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Sarbova, V., Koschella, A., Cheng, F., Kelly, S. M., & Heinze, T. (2015). Studies on the sulfation of cellulose α-lipoate and ability of the sulfated product to stabilize colloidal suspensions of gold nanoparticles. Carbohydrate Polymers, 124, 117-123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2015.01.080

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. A versatile method for the synthesis of cellulose α-lipoate with a low degree of substitution (DS) has been developed using N,N-dimethylacetamide (DMA)/LiCl as a solvent and N,N′-carbonyldiimidazole (CDI) as an esterification rea... Read More

Microwave oven fabricated hybrid memristor devices for non-volatile memory storage (2014)
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Verrelli, E., Gray, R. J., O'Neill, M., Kelly, S. M., & Kemp, N. T. (2014). Microwave oven fabricated hybrid memristor devices for non-volatile memory storage. Materials Research Express, 1(4), https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/1/4/046305

© 2014 IOP Publishing Ltd. Novel hybrid non-volatile memories made using an ultra-fast microwave heating method are reported for the first time. The devices, consisting of aligned ZnO nanorods embedded in poly (methyl methacrylate), require no formin... Read More

Green synthesis of highly concentrated aqueous colloidal solutions of large starch-stabilised silver nanoplatelets (2014)
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Cheng, F., Betts, J. W., Kelly, S. M., & Hector, A. L. (2015). Green synthesis of highly concentrated aqueous colloidal solutions of large starch-stabilised silver nanoplatelets. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 46, 530-537. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2014.10.041

© 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. A simple, environmentally friendly and cost-effective method has been developed to prepare a range of aqueous silver colloidal solutions, using ascorbic acid as a reducing agent,water-soluble starch as a comb... Read More

The influence of the nematic phase on the phase separation of blended organic semiconductors for photovoltaics (2013)
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Myers, S. A., Al Kalifah, M. S., Lei, C., O'Neill, M., Kitney, S. P., & Kelly, S. M. (2013). The influence of the nematic phase on the phase separation of blended organic semiconductors for photovoltaics. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 116, 262-269. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2013.05.006

Differential scanning calorimetry in combination with atomic force microscopy is used to examine the phase separation of a blended nematic liquid crystalline electron-donor and crystalline perylene electron-acceptor mixture. Separate domains of donor... Read More

Empowering the smart grid: Can redox batteries be matched to renewable energy systems for energy storage? (2013)
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Halls, J. E., Hawthornthwaite, A., Hepworth, R. J., Roberts, N. A., Wright, K. J., Zhou, Y., …Wadhawan, J. D. (2013). Empowering the smart grid: Can redox batteries be matched to renewable energy systems for energy storage?. Energy & environmental science, 6(3), 1026-1041. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3ee23708g

The charging of an undivided cerium-zinc redox battery by various current waveforms some of which mimic the output of renewable energy (solar, wind, tidal, biofuel burning) to electricity transducers is considered in this work, where the battery oper... Read More

Antibacterial effects of theaflavin and synergy with epicatechin against clinical isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (2011)
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Betts, J. W., Kelly, S. M., & Haswell, S. J. (2011). Antibacterial effects of theaflavin and synergy with epicatechin against clinical isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. International journal of antimicrobial agents, 38(5), 421-425. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2011.07.006

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and Acinetobacter baumannii are recognised as important nosocomial pathogens; however, due to their intrinsic resistance to multiple antibiotics, treatment options are limited. Polyphenols from black tea have been shown t... Read More

Scaling up of continuous-flow, microwave-assisted, organic reactions by varying the size of Pd-functionalized catalytic monoliths (2011)
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He, P., Haswell, S. J., Fletcher, P. D., Kelly, S. M., & Mansfield, A. (2011). Scaling up of continuous-flow, microwave-assisted, organic reactions by varying the size of Pd-functionalized catalytic monoliths. Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 7, 1150-1157. https://doi.org/10.3762/bjoc.7.133

A product-scalable, catalytically mediated flow system has been developed to perform Suzuki-Miyaura reactions under a microwave heating regime, in which the volumetric throughput of a Pd-supported silica monolith can be used to increase the quantity... Read More

Carbazole nematic liquid crystals (2010)
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Bao, W., Billa, M. R., Kassireddy, K., Haro, M., Kelly, M. J., Kitney, S. P., …Kelly, S. M. (2010). Carbazole nematic liquid crystals. Liquid crystals, 37(10), 1289-1303. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678292.2010.504862

A number of calamitic 2,7-diary-N-alkyl-substituted carbazoles with an enantiotropic nematic phase have been prepared. Branching of the aliphatic chain attached to the nitrogen atom in the carbazole ring leads to significantly lower liquid crystal tr... Read More

Rod-shaped dopants for flexoelectric nematic mixtures (2009)
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Aziz, N., Kelly, S. M., Duffy, W., & Goulding, M. (2009). Rod-shaped dopants for flexoelectric nematic mixtures. Liquid crystals, 36(5), 503-520. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678290903031643

We report the synthesis and liquid crystalline behaviour of two series of para-substituted terphenyls as dopants with a rigid rod-like shape, rather than a wedge-, pear- or banana-shape, for guest-host nematic mixtures with flexoelectric properties.... Read More

Banana-shaped dopants for flexoelectric nematic mixtures (2008)
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Aziz, N., Kelly, S. M., Duffy, W., & Goulding, M. (2008). Banana-shaped dopants for flexoelectric nematic mixtures. Liquid crystals, 35(11), 1279-1292. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678290802522114

The synthesis is reported of new meta-substituted quaterphenyls and several related dimers as dopants for nematic mixtures with flexoelectric properties. The number and nature of the terminal substituents is varied from apolar with a small dipole mom... Read More

A new approach to photoalignment: photo-addition to a self-assembled monolayer (2008)
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Dröge, S., O'Neill, M., Löbbert, A., Kitney, S. P., Kelly, S. M., Wei, P., & Dong, D. (2009). A new approach to photoalignment: photo-addition to a self-assembled monolayer. Journal of materials chemistry, 19(2), 274-279. https://doi.org/10.1039/b812226a

Photoalignment used to control the orientation of nematic liquid crystals in LCDs usually involves the photochemical modification of the chemical structure of an organic thin film so that an optical and/or steric anisotropy is developed. We now demon... Read More

Electroluminescent segmented liquid crystalline trimers (2008)
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Aldred, M. P., Hudson, R., Kitney, S. P., Vlachos, P., Liedtke, A., Woon, K. L., …Kelly, S. M. (2008). Electroluminescent segmented liquid crystalline trimers. Liquid crystals, 35(4), 413-427. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678290801924931

The synthesis and liquid crystal behaviour of light-emitting trimeric liquid crystals consisting of three mesomorphic moieties connected by aliphatic spacers are reported. The combination of an aromatic light-emitting central core and two cholestanyl... Read More