Inaugural Exciton Publications Awards

The winners of the Inaugural Exciton Publications Award were announced at the Annual Workshop on 12 December 2017.  Congratulations to Dr Laszlo Frazer for taking out first prize for the paper on "Endothermic singlet fission is hindered by excimer formation".

The prizes were awarded to Centre post doctoral researchers for 2017 articles affiliated with the Centre.  The awards went to:


First prize: Laszlo Frazer
Cameron B. Dover, Joseph K Gallaher, Laszlo Fraser, Patrick C. Tapping, Anthony J. Petty II, Maxwell J. Crossley, John E. Anthony, Tak W. Kee, Timothy W. Schmidt 2017 "Endothermic singlet fission is hindered by excimer formation" doi:10.1038/nchem.2926


Second prize: Wei Li
Li W, Rothmann MU, Liu A, Wang Z, Zhang Y, Pascoe AR, Lu J, Jiang L, Chen Y, Huang F, Peng Y, Bao Q, Etheridge J, Bach U, Cheng YB 2017 "Phase Segregation Enhanced Ion Movement in Efficient Inorganic CsPbIBr2 Solar Cells "Advanced Energy Materials, 7 (20), 1700946


Third Prize: Debadi Chakraborty
Chongyue Yi, Pratiksha D. Dongare, Man-Nung Su, Wenxiao Wang, Debadi Chakraborty, Fangfang Wen, Wei-Shun Chang, John E. Sader, Peter Nordlanderc, Naomi J. Halas and Stephan Link 2017 "Vibrational coupling in plasmonic moleculesProceedings of the National Academy of Scienes United States of America, 114, 44, 11621-11626

Other Centre publications include (stay tuned for more):


Fei Zheng, Xiao-Yu Yang, Peng-Qing Bi, Meng-Si Niu, Cheng-Kun Lv, Lin Feng, Wei Qin, Yu-Zhu Wang, Xiao-Tao Hao, Kenneth P. Ghiggino, "Poly(3-hexylthiophene) coated graphene oxide for improved performance of bulk heterojunction polymer solar cells", Organic Electronics vol 44, May 2017, pp 149–158

An effective method for preparing poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) coated graphene oxide (GO), (P-GO), based on an ethanol mediated mixing and solvent evaporation method is described. P-GO exhibits good dispersibility in the non-polar solvent o-dichlorobenzene (DCB) allowing the preparation of polymer blend composites. P-GO was doped into P3HT: PCBM blends by solution mixing and shown to facilitate phase separation of P3HT and PCBM in P3HT: PCBM blend films to achieve a more optimum morphology for polymer photovoltaic cells. Bulk heterojunction P3HT: PCBM solar cells exhibit ∼18% power conversion efficiency enhancement in the presence of P-GO.

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