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Dr Emanuele Verrelli


Percolation threshold enables optical resistive‐memory switching and light‐tuneable synaptic learning in segregated nanocomposites (2019)
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Jaafar, A. H., O'Neill, M., Kelly, S. M., Verrelli, E., & Kemp, N. T. (2019). Percolation threshold enables optical resistive‐memory switching and light‐tuneable synaptic learning in segregated nanocomposites. Advanced Electronic Materials, 5(7), https://doi.org/10.1002/aelm.201900197

An optical memristor where the electrical resistance memory depends on the history of both the current flowing through the device and the irradiance of incident light onto it is demonstrated. It is based on a nanocomposite consisting of functionalize... 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

Lyotropic 'hairy' TiO2 nanorods (2018)
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Cheng, F., Verrelli, E., Alharthi, F. A., Kelly, S. M., O'Neill, M., Kemp, N. T., …Anthopoulos, T. (2019). Lyotropic 'hairy' TiO2 nanorods. Nanoscale advances, 1(1), 254-264. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8na00054a

We report the synthesis of the first stable, solution-processable and photocrosslinkable hybrid organic/inorganic titanium dioxide nanorods as ‘hairy rods’ coated with phosphonate ligands with photoreactive coumarin groups located in a terminal posit... Read More

Method to reduce the formation of crystallites in ZnO nanorod thin-films grown via ultra-fast microwave heating (2018)
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Gray, R. J., Jaafar, A. H., Verrelli, E., & Kemp, N. T. (2018). Method to reduce the formation of crystallites in ZnO nanorod thin-films grown via ultra-fast microwave heating. Thin solid films, 662, 116-122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2018.07.034

© 2018 This paper discusses the nucleation and growth mechanisms of ZnO nanorod thin-films and larger sized crystallites that form within the solution and on surfaces during an ultra-fast microwave heating growth process. In particular, the work focu... Read More

Cover Picture: Ann. Phys. 2'2018 (2018)
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Verrelli, E., Michelakaki, I., Boukos, N., Kyriakou, G., & Tsoukalas, D. (2018). Cover Picture: Ann. Phys. 2'2018. Annalen der Physik, 530(2), https://doi.org/10.1002/andp.201870013

In article number 1700256, Emanuele Verrelli and co‐workers propose that cluster beam deposition of sub‐2nm magic number Au clusters, Au20 and Au55, on flat surfaces reveals a rich evolution of the phenomena taking place at substrate level. New magic... Read More

Solution-processable, niobium-doped titanium oxide nanorods for application in low-voltage, large-area electronic devices (2017)
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Alharthi, F. A., Cheng, F., Verrelli, E., Kemp, N. T., Lee, A. F., Isaacs, M. A., …Kelly, S. M. (2017). Solution-processable, niobium-doped titanium oxide nanorods for application in low-voltage, large-area electronic devices. Journal of materials chemistry. publ. by The Royal Society of Chemistry. C, Materials for optical and electronic devices /, 6(5), 1038-1047. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7tc04197g

We report for the first time the one-step synthesis of solution-processable, highly crystalline, niobiumdoped titanium dioxide (Nb-TiO2) nanorods in the anatase phase by the hydrolytic condensation of Ti(OiPr)4 and niobium(V) ethoxide using oleic aci... Read More

Coalescence of cluster beam generated sub-2 nm bare Au nanoparticles and analysis of Au film growth parameters (2017)
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Verrelli, E., Michelakaki, I., Boukos, N., Kyriakou, G., & Tsoukalas, D. (2017). Coalescence of cluster beam generated sub-2 nm bare Au nanoparticles and analysis of Au film growth parameters. Annalen der Physik, 530(2), 1700256. https://doi.org/10.1002/andp.201700256

© 2017 by WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim In this work is presented the growth model for Au films grown on a carbon substrate at room temperature by using as building blocks Au nanoparticles (NPs) with 1.4 nm mean size generated via remo... Read More

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

Dual wavelength (ultraviolet and green) photodetectors using solution processed zinc oxide nanoparticles (2017)
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O'Neill, M., Ibrahem, M. A., Verrelli, E., Lai, K. T., Kyriakou, G., Lee, A. F., …O’Neill, M. (2017). Dual wavelength (ultraviolet and green) photodetectors using solution processed zinc oxide nanoparticles. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 9(42), 36971-36979. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.7b08092

Narrow-band photoconductivity with a spectral width of 0.16 eV is obtained from solution-processed colloidal ZnO nanocrystals beneath the band-edge at 2.25 eV. A new model involving electron transfer from deep defects to discrete shallow donors is in... Read More

Large dopant dependence of the current limiting properties of intrinsic conducting polymer surge protection devices (2016)
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Jabarullah, N. H., Verrelli, E., Gee, A., Mauldin, C., Navarro, L. A., Golden, J. H., & Kemp, N. T. (in press). Large dopant dependence of the current limiting properties of intrinsic conducting polymer surge protection devices. RSC advances, 6(89), 85710-85717. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6ra18549e

New two terminal surge protection devices based on intrinsic conducting polymers are demonstrated to be strongly affected by the dopant molecule type. Thermogravimetric analysis combined with current–voltage studies show a causal link between the dop... Read More