2016-2017 Publications

2017

Novel 4,8-benzobisthiazole copolymers and their field-effect transistor and photovoltaic applications. G. Conboy, R. G. D. Taylor, N. J. Findlay, A. L. Kanibolotsky, A. R. Inigo, S. S. Ghosh, B. Ebenhoch, L. Krishnan Jagadamma, G. K. V. Thalluri, M. T. Sajjad, I. D. W. Samuel & P. J. Skabara. Journal of Materials Chemistry. 5, 45, 11927. (2017)

Air exposure induced recombination in PTB7:PC71BM solar cells.  S. A. J. Thomson, S. C. Hogg, I. D. W. Samuel & D. J. Keeble. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 5, 41, 21926. (2017)

Correlating photovoltaic properties of a PTB7-Th:PC71BM blend to photophysics and microstructure as a function of thermal annealing. L. K. Jagadamma, M. T. Sajjad, V. Savikhin, M. Toney & I. D. W. Samuel. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5, (28) 14646. (2017)

Ormosil-coated conjugated polymers for the detection of explosives in aqueous environments. R. N. Gillanders, I. A. Campbell, J. M. E. Glackin, I. D. W. Samuel & G. A. Turnbull. Talanta, 179,  426. (2017)

Near-infrared fluorescence of silicon phthalocyanine carboxylate esters. A. K. Pal, S. Varghese, D. B. Cordes, A. M. Z. Slawin,  I. D. W. Samuel & E. Zysman-Colman. Scientific Reports, 7, 14, 12282. (2017)

Size dependence of efficiency of PbS quantum dots in NiO-based dye sensitised solar cells and mechanistic charge transfer investigation. M. Raissi, M. T. Sajjad, Y. Pellegrin, T. J. Roland, S. Jobic, M. Boujtita, A. Ruseckas, I. D. W. Samuel.  & F. Odobel. Nanoscale, 9 (40), 15566. (2017)

Green perovskite distributed feedback lasers. J. R. Harwell, G. L. Whitworth, G. A. Turnbull & I. D. W. Samuel. Scientific Reports. 7, 8, 11727. (2017)

Polymer colour converter with very high modulation bandwidth for visible light communications.D. Vithanage, C. D. A., Kanibolotsky, A. L., Rajbhandari, S., Manousiadis, P., Sajjad, M. T., Chun, H., Faulkner, G., O’Brien, D. C., Skabara, P. J., Samuel, I. D. W. & Turnbull, G. A. Journal of Materials Chemistry C. 5 (35) 8916. (2017)

A low-cost portable optical explosive-vapour sensor. R. N. Gillanders, I. D. W. Samuel & G. A. Turnbull. Sensory and Actuators B-chemical 245, 334 (2017).

Tuning crystalline ordering by annealing and additives to study its effect on exciton diffusion in a polyalkylthiophene copolymer. M. Chowdhury, T. M. Sajjad, V. Savikhin, N. Hergue, K. B. Sutija, S. D. Oosterhout, M. F. Toney, P. Dubois, A. Ruseckas & I. D. W. Samuel. Physical chemistry chemical physics, 19, 12441 (2017).

Charge carrier localised in zero-dimensional (CH3NH3)3Bi219 clusters. C. Ni, G. J. Hedley, J. L. Payne, V. Svrcek, C. McDonald, L. K. Jagadamma, P. Edwards, R.Martin, G. Jain, D. Carolan, D. Mariotti, P. Maguire, I. D. W. Samuel. & J. T. S. Irvine. Nature Communications.,8, 7, 170. (2017)

Charge separation and triplet exciton formation pathways in small molecule solar cells as studied by time-resolved EPR spectroscopy. S. A. J. Thomson, J. Niklas, K. L. Mardis, C. Mallares, I. D. W. Samuel. & O. G. Poluektov. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 118 (49), 28482. (2017)

Emergent properties of an organic semiconductor driven by its molecular chirality. Y. Yang, B. Rice, X. Shi, J. R. Brandt, R., Correa da Costa, G. J. Hedley, D-M. Smilgies, J. M. Frost, I. D. W. Samuel, A. Otero-de-la-Roza, E. R. Johnson, K. E. Jelfs, J. Nelson, A. J. Campbell & M. J. Fuchter. ACS Nano. 11 (8), 8329. (2017)

Barrierless slow dissociation of photogenerated charge pairs in high-performance polymer-fullerene solar cells. D. A. Vithanage, A. B. Matheson, V. Pranculis, G. J. Hedley, S. J. Pearson, V. Gulbinas, I. D. W. Samuel & A. Ruseckas. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 121, 26, 14060. (2017)

Intermolecular states in organic dye dispersions: excimers vs aggregates. A. A.J. Musser, S. K. Rajendran, K. Georgiou, L. Gai, R. T. Grant, Z. Shen, M. Cavazzini, A. Ruseckas,  G. A. Turnbull,  I. D. W. Samuel, J. Clark & D. G. Lidzey. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 5, 8380. (2017)

Blue-to-green emitting neutral Ir(III) complexes bearing pentafluorosulfanyl groups: a combined experimental and theoretical study. A. K. Pal, A. F. Henwood, D. B. Cordes, A.M.Z. Slawin,  I. D. W. Samuel.  & E. Zysman-Colman. Inorganic Chemistry. 56, 13, 7533. (2017)

Correlating photovoltaic properties of PTB7-Th:PC71BM blend to photophysics and microstructure as a function of thermal annealing. L. Krishnan Jagadamma, M. T. Sajjad, V. Savikhin , M. Toney & I. D. W. Samuel. Journal of Materials Chemistry A.,5, 14646. (2017)

Effect of annealing on exciton diffusion in a high performance small molecule organic photovoltaic material. Y. Long, G. J. Hedley, A. Ruseckas, M. Chowdhury, T. J. Roland, L. Serrano, G. Cooke, G. & I. D. W. Samuel. Applied Materials & Interfaces. 9, 17, 14945. (2017)

Influence of optical material properties on strong coupling in organic semiconductor based microcavities. L. Tropf, C. P. Dietrich, S. Herbst, A. Kanibolotsky, P. J. Skabara, F. Würthner, I. D. W. Samuel , M. C. Gather & S. Höfling. Applied Physics Letters. 110, 15, 153302. (2017)

Exciton diffusion length and charge extraction yield in organic bilayer solar cells. B. Siegmund, M. T. Sajjad, J. Widmer, D. Ray, C. Koerner, M. Riede, K. Leo, I. D. W. Samuel & K. Vandewal. Advanced Materials. 29, 12, 1604424. (2017)

Ultrafast Electronic Energy Transfer in an orthogonal molecular dyad. C. Wiebeler, F. Plasser, G. J. Hedley, A. Ruseckas, A., I. D. W. Samuel & S. Schumacher. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 8, 5, 1086 (2017)

Single cell induced optical confinement in biological lasers. M. Karl, C. P. Dietrich, M. Schubert, M., I. D. W. Samuel, G. A. Turnbull & M. C. Gather. Journal of Physics D : Applied Physics. 50, 8, 084005. (2017)

Light harvesting for organic photovoltaics. G. J. Hedley, A. Ruseckas & I. D. W. Samuel. Chemical Reviews. 117, 2, 796 (2017)

A saturated red color converter for visible light communication using a blend of star-shaped organic semiconductors. M. T. Sajjad, P. Manousiadis, C. Orofino, A. Kanibolotsky, N. Findlay, S. Rajbhandari, C. D. A. Vithanage, H. Chun, G. Faulkner, D. O’Brien, P. Skabara, G. A. Turnbull. & I. D. W. Samuel . Jan 2017 Applied Physics Letters. 110, 1, 013302 (2017) 

2016

Synthesis, Properties, and Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cell (LEEC) Device Fabrication of Cationic Ir(III) Complexes Bearing Electron-Withdrawing Groups on the Cyclometallating Ligands. A. K. Pal, D. B. Cordes, A. M. Z. Slawin, C. Momblona, E. Orti, I. D. W. Samuel, H. J. Bolink, E. Zysman-Colman. Inorganic Chemistry 55, 10361 (2016)

Nanoimprinted distributed feedback lasers of solution processed hybrid perovskites. G. L. Whitworth, J. R. Harwell, D. N. Miller, G. J. Hedley, W. Zhang, H. J. Snaith, G. A.Turnbull, I. D. W. Samuel. Optics Express 24, 23677 (2016)

Controlling the emission efficiency of blue-green iridium(III) phosphorescent emitters and applications in solution-processed organic light-emitting diodes. M. T. Sajjad, N. Sharma, A. K. Pal, K. Hasan, G. Xie, L. S. Kölln, G. S. Hanan, I. D. W. Samuel & E. Zysman-Colman. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 4, (38), p. 8939. (2016)

Self-trapping and excited state absorption in fluorene homo-polymer and copolymers with benzothiadiazole and tri-phenylamine. J. Denis, A. Ruseckas, G. J. Hedley, A. B Matheson, M. J. Paterson, G. A. Turnbull, I. D. W. Samuel, I. Galbraith. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18 21937 (2016)

Probing the energy levels of perovskite solar cells via Kelvin probe and UV ambient pressure photoemission spectroscopy. J.R. Harwell, T. K. Baikie, I. D. Baikie, J. L. Payne, C. Ni, J. T. S. Irvine, G. A. Turnbull, I. D. W. Samuel. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18, 19738 (2016)

BODIPY star-shaped molecules as solid state colour converters for visible light communications. D. A. Vithanage, P. P. Manousiadis, M. T. Sajjad, S. Rajbhandari, H. Chun, O. Orofino, D. Cortizo-Lacalle, A. L. Kanibolotsky, G. Faulkner, N. J. Findlay, D. C. O’Brien, P. J. Skabara, I. D. W Samuel, G. A. Turnbull. Applied Physics Letters 109 (2016)

Optofluidic distributed feedback lasers with evanescent pumping: Reduced threshold and angular dispersion analysis. M. Karl, G. L. Whitworth, M Schubert, C.P. Dietrich, I. D. W. Samuel, G. A. Turnbull, M. C. Gather. Applied Physics Letters 108 (2016)

Morphology-Specific Inhibition of beta-Amyloid Aggregates by 17 beta-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Type 10. L Aitken, S. D. Quinn, C. Perez-Gonzalez, I. D. W. Samuel, J. C. Penedo & F. J. Gunn-Moore. Chembiochem 17, 1029 (2016)

Effect of a high boiling point additive on the morphology of solution-processed P3HT-fullerene blends. Y. Long, A. J. Ward, A. Ruseckas, I. D. W. Samuel. Synthetic Metals 216, 23 (2016)

Influence of Blend Ratio and Processing Additive on Free Carrier Yield and Mobility in PTB7:PC71BM Photovoltaic Solar Cells. V. Pranculis, A. Ruseckas, D. A. Vithanage, G. J. Hedley, I. D. W. Samuel, V. Gulbinas. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 120, 9588 (2016)

Phosphorescence quenching of fac-tris(2-phenylpyridyl)iridium(III) complexes in thin films on dielectric surfaces. J. C. Ribierre, A. Ruseckas, S. V. Staton, K. Knights, N. Cumpstey, P. L. Burn, I. D. W. Samuel. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18, 3575 (2016)

Highly Luminescent Colloidal CdS Quantum Dots with Efficient Near Infrared Electroluminescence in Light-Emitting Diodes. A. K. Bansal, F. Antolin, S. Zhang, L. Stroea, L. Ortolani, M. Lanzi, E. Serra, S. Allard, U. Scherf, I. D. W. Samuel. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 120, 1871 (2016)

Direct observation of intersystem crossing in a thermally activated delayed fluorescence copper complex in the solid state. L. Bergmann, G. J. Hedley, T. Baumann, S. Brase, I. D. W. Samuel. Science Advances, 2 (2016)

Solubilised bright blue-emitting iridium complexes for solution processed OLEDs. A. F. Henwood, A. K. Bansal, D. B. Cordes, A.M.Z. Slawin, I. D. W. Samuel, E. Zysman-Colman. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 4, 3726 (2016)

Enhanced organic solar cells efficiency through electronic and electro-optic effects resulting from charge transfers in polymer hole transport blends. K. T. Howells, K Marbou, H Kim, KJ Lee, B Heinrich, SJ Kim, A Nakao, T Aoyama, S Furukawa, J. H. Kim, E Kim, F Mathevet, S Mery, I. D. W. Samuel, A Al Ghaferi, M. S. Dahlem, M Uchiyama, S. Y. Kim, J. W. Wu, J. C. Ribierre, C Adachi, D. W. Kim, P Andre. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 4, 4252 (2016)

Synthesis and properties of pteridine-2,4-dione-functionalised oligothiophenes. A. Wiles, B. Fitzpatrick, N. A. McDonald, M. M. Westwater, D. L. Long, B. Ebenhoch, V. M. Rotello, I. D. W. Samuel, G. Cooke. Rsc Advances 6, 7999 (2016)

Measuring and structuring the spatial coherence length of organic light-emitting diodes. G.H. Xie, M. Z. Chen, M. Mazilu, S. Y. Zhang, A. K. Bansal, K. Dholakia, I. D. W. Samuel.  Laser and Photonics reviews 10, 82 (2016)

Efficient eco-friendly inverted quantum dot sensitized solar cells. J. Park, M. T. Sajjad, P. Jouneau, A. Ruseckas, J. Faure-Vincent, I.D.W. Samuel, P. Reiss, D. Aldakov Journal of Materials Chemistry A 4, 827 (2016)

Solution-processable silicon phthalocyanines in electroluminescent and photovoltaic devices. E. Zysman-Colman, S.S. Ghosh, G.H. Xie, S. Varghese, M. Chowdhury, N. Sharma, D.B. Cordes, A.M.Z. Slawin and I.D.W. Samuel. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 8, 9247 (2016)

Highly luminescent colloidal CdS quantum dots with efficient near-infrared electroluminescence in light-emitting diodes. A.K. Bansal, F. Antolini, S. Zhang, L. Stroea, L. Ortolani, M.. Lanzi, E. Serra, S. Allard, U. Scherf and I.D.W. Samuel. Phys. Chem. C 120, 1871 (2016)