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Impact of Surface Ligand on the Biocompatibility of InP/ZnS Quantum Dots with Platelets (2023)
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Gil, H. M., Booth, Z., Price, T. W., Lee, J., Naylor‐Adamson, L., Avery, M., …Stasiuk, G. J. (in press). Impact of Surface Ligand on the Biocompatibility of InP/ZnS Quantum Dots with Platelets. Small, Article 2304881. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.202304881

InP/ZnS quantum dots (QDs) have received a large focus in recent years as a safer alternative to heavy metal-based QDs. Given their intrinsic fluorescent imaging capabilities, these QDs can be potentially relevant for in vivo platelet imaging. The In... Read More about Impact of Surface Ligand on the Biocompatibility of InP/ZnS Quantum Dots with Platelets.

Long-Range and High-Efficiency Plasmon-Assisted Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (2023)
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Hamza, A. O., Al-Dulaimi, A., Bouillard, J. S. G., & Adawi, A. M. (2023). Long-Range and High-Efficiency Plasmon-Assisted Förster Resonance Energy Transfer. Journal of physical chemistry. C, 127(44), 21611–21616. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.3c04281

The development of a long-range and efficient Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) process is essential for its application in key enabling optoelectronic and sensing technologies. Via controlling the delocalization of the donor’s electric field... Read More about Long-Range and High-Efficiency Plasmon-Assisted Förster Resonance Energy Transfer.

Magnetic Mode Coupling in Hyperbolic Bowtie Meta-Antennas (2023)
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Ebrahimi, S., Muravitskaya, A., Adawi, A. M., Baudrion, A. L., Adam, P. M., & Bouillard, J. S. G. (2023). Magnetic Mode Coupling in Hyperbolic Bowtie Meta-Antennas. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 14(35), 7824-7832. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.3c01620

Hyperbolic metaparticles have emerged as the next step in metamaterial applications, providing tunable electromagnetic properties on demand. However, coupling of optical modes in hyperbolic meta-antennas has not been explored. Here, we present in det... Read More about Magnetic Mode Coupling in Hyperbolic Bowtie Meta-Antennas.

Memristor-based LSTM neuromorphic circuits for offshore wind turbine blade fault detection (2023)
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Burton, H., Bouillard, J. S., & Kemp, N. (in press). Memristor-based LSTM neuromorphic circuits for offshore wind turbine blade fault detection. IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, 2023, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISCAS46773.2023.10181552

The UK offshore wind industry is rapidly growing to meet CO2 emission targets. However, the main drawback of the offshore environment is the increased cost of maintenance. Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) show great potential to reduce this cost. Lon... Read More about Memristor-based LSTM neuromorphic circuits for offshore wind turbine blade fault detection.

Organic copolymer lasing from single defect microcavity fabricated using laser patterning (2023)
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Claronino, P., Jayaprakash, R., Jessewitsch, T., Kilbride, R. C., Thornber, T., Muravitskaya, A., …Lidzey, D. G. (2023). Organic copolymer lasing from single defect microcavity fabricated using laser patterning. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, https://doi.org/10.1039/d2tc05360h

Reducing the lasing threshold in optically pumped organic lasers is a necessary component of the drive to develop an organic laser diode, as this may help mitigate the losses associated with electrical contacts and charge injection. In this study we... Read More about Organic copolymer lasing from single defect microcavity fabricated using laser patterning.

Stark Effect Control of the Scattering Properties of Plasmonic Nanogaps (2022)
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Pagnotto, D., Muravitskaya, A., Benoit, D. M., Bouillard, J. S. G., & Adawi, A. M. (2023). Stark Effect Control of the Scattering Properties of Plasmonic Nanogaps. ACS Applied Optical Materials, 1(1), 500–506. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaom.2c00135

The development of actively tunable plasmonic nanostructures enables real-time and on-demand enhancement of optical signals. This is an essential requirement for a wide range of applications such as sensing and nanophotonic devices. Here we show that... Read More about Stark Effect Control of the Scattering Properties of Plasmonic Nanogaps.

Using adsorption kinetics to assemble vertically aligned nanorods at liquid interfaces for metamaterial applications (2022)
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Morgan, S. O., Muravitskaya, A., Lowe, C., Adawi, A. M., Bouillard, J. G., Horozov, T. S., …Buzza, D. M. (2022). Using adsorption kinetics to assemble vertically aligned nanorods at liquid interfaces for metamaterial applications. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 24, 11000-11013. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1cp05484h

Vertically aligned monolayers of metallic nanorods have a wide range of applications as metamaterials or in surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy. However the fabrication of such structures using current top-down methods or through assembly on solid su... Read More about Using adsorption kinetics to assemble vertically aligned nanorods at liquid interfaces for metamaterial applications.

Persistent near-infrared photoconductivity of ZnO nanoparticles based on plasmonic hot charge carriers (2022)
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Ibrahem, M. A., Verrelli, E., Cheng, F., Adawi, A. M., Bouillard, J. S. G., & O'Neill, M. (2022). Persistent near-infrared photoconductivity of ZnO nanoparticles based on plasmonic hot charge carriers. Journal of applied physics, 131(10), Article 103103. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0079006

We report on the coupling of ZnO nanoparticles with plasmonic gold nanoislands in a solution-processed photodetector, which results in a clear enhancement in the optical absorption and the electrical responsivity of ZnO nanoparticles, to cover the vi... Read More about Persistent near-infrared photoconductivity of ZnO nanoparticles based on plasmonic hot charge carriers.

Förster Resonance Energy Transfer Rate and Efficiency in Plasmonic Nanopatch Antennas (2022)
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Hamza, A. O., Bouillard, J. S. G., & Adawi, A. M. (in press). Förster Resonance Energy Transfer Rate and Efficiency in Plasmonic Nanopatch Antennas. Chemphotochem, https://doi.org/10.1002/cptc.202100285

Successful control of Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) through the engineering of the local density of optical states (LDOS) will allow us to develop novel strategies to fully exploit this phenomenon in key enabling technologies. Here we pres... Read More about Förster Resonance Energy Transfer Rate and Efficiency in Plasmonic Nanopatch Antennas.

Adsorption trajectories of nonspherical particles at liquid interfaces (2021)
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Buzza, D. M. A., Stasiuk, G. J., Horozov, T. S., Adawi, A. M., Bouillard, J. G., Lowe, C., …Morgan, S. O. (2021). Adsorption trajectories of nonspherical particles at liquid interfaces. Physical Review E, 103(4), Article 042604. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.103.042604

The adsorption of colloidal particles at liquid interfaces is of great importance scientifically and industrially, but the dynamics of the adsorption process is still poorly understood. In this paper we use a Langevin model to study the adsorption dy... Read More about Adsorption trajectories of nonspherical particles at liquid interfaces.

Mode Engineering in Large Arrays of Coupled Plasmonic–Dielectric Nanoantennas (2021)
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Córdova‐Castro, R. M., Krasavin, A. V., Nasir, M. E., Wang, P., Bouillard, J. S. G., McPolin, C. P. T., & Zayats, A. V. (in press). Mode Engineering in Large Arrays of Coupled Plasmonic–Dielectric Nanoantennas. Advanced Optical Materials, Article 2001467. https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.202001467

Strong electromagnetic field confinement and enhancement can be readily achieved in plasmonic nanoantennas, however, this is considerably more difficult to realize over large areas, which is essential for many applications. Here, dispersion engineeri... Read More about Mode Engineering in Large Arrays of Coupled Plasmonic–Dielectric Nanoantennas.

NIR-quantum dots in biomedical imaging and their future (2021)
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Gil, H. M., Price, T. W., Chelani, K., Bouillard, J. S. G., Calaminus, S. D., & Stasiuk, G. J. (2021). NIR-quantum dots in biomedical imaging and their future. iScience, 24(3), Article 102189. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.102189

Fluorescence imaging has gathered interest over the recent years for its real-time response and high sensitivity. Developing probes for this modality has proven to be a challenge. Quantum dots (QDs) are colloidal nanoparticles that possess unique opt... Read More about NIR-quantum dots in biomedical imaging and their future.

Förster resonance energy transfer and the local optical density of states in plasmonic nanogaps (2021)
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Hamza, A. O., Viscomi, F. N., Bouillard, J. S. G., & Adawi, A. M. (2021). Förster resonance energy transfer and the local optical density of states in plasmonic nanogaps. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 12(5), 1507-1513. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c03702

Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) is a fundamental phenomenon in photosynthesis and is of increasing importance for the development and enhancement of a wide range of optoelectronic devices, including color-tuning LEDs and lasers, light harves... Read More about Förster resonance energy transfer and the local optical density of states in plasmonic nanogaps.

Water‐soluble rhenium clusters with triazoles: the effect of chemical structure on cellular internalization and the DNA binding of the complexes (2020)
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Konovalov, D. I., Ivanov, A. A., Frolova, T. S., Eltsov, I. V., Gayfulin, Y. M., Plunkett, L., …Shestopalov, M. A. (2020). Water‐soluble rhenium clusters with triazoles: the effect of chemical structure on cellular internalization and the DNA binding of the complexes. Chemistry: a European journal, 26(61), 13904-13914. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202001680

Here we explore the effect of the nature of organic ligands in rhenium cluster complexes [Re6Q8L6]4− (where Q=S or Se, and L=benzotriazole, 1,2,3-triazole or 1,2,4-triazole) on the biological properties of the complexes, in particular on the cellular... Read More about Water‐soluble rhenium clusters with triazoles: the effect of chemical structure on cellular internalization and the DNA binding of the complexes.

Realisation of a sub-wavelength dimple using a 193 nm wavelength photonic nano jet (2020)
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Al-Jarwany, Q. A., Mohammed, A. F., Hamza, A. O., Bouillard, J. S., Adawi, A. M., Pamme, N., & Walton, C. D. (2020). Realisation of a sub-wavelength dimple using a 193 nm wavelength photonic nano jet. Chemical Physics Letters, 750, Article 137400. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cplett.2020.137400

There are many areas of research that benefit from tight focussing of light. We report experimental and computational results of a laser irradiated silica microsphere, 1 μm diameter localised on an SU-8 substrate. A single pulse from an ArF excimer l... Read More about Realisation of a sub-wavelength dimple using a 193 nm wavelength photonic nano jet.

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. (2019). Long-term ambient air-stable cubic CsPbBr3 perovskite quantum dots using molecular bromine. Nanoscale advances, 1(9), 3388-3391. 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.

Dynamic electric field alignment of metal-organic framework micro- rods (2019)
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Cheng, F., Young, A. J., Bouillard, J. G., Kemp, N. T., Guillet-Nicolas, R., Hall, C. H., …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. S. 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 applications ranging from molecular electronic devices to biomedical applications. In this work surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) was u... 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), Article 36. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42004-019-0138-z

© 2019, The Author(s). 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... Read More about Synthesis of super bright indium phosphide colloidal quantum dots through thermal diffusion.

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 about Metaparticles: Dressing nano-objects with a hyperbolic coating.