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Dr Jean-Sebastien Bouillard

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Jean-Sebastien Bouillard

Senior Lecturer in Physics


Mode Engineering in Large Arrays of Coupled Plasmonic–Dielectric Nanoantennas (2021)
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Córdova-Castro, R. M., McPolin, C. P., Nasir, M. E., Krasavin, A. V., Córdova‐Castro, R. M., McPolin, C. P. T., …Zayats, A. V. (in press). Mode Engineering in Large Arrays of Coupled Plasmonic–Dielectric Nanoantennas. Advanced Optical Materials, 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), 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.

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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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.

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.

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 about From photoinduced to dark cytotoxicity via an octahedral cluster hydrolysis.

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 about Conjugated, rod-like viologen oligomers: Correlation of oligomer length with conductivity and photoconductivity.