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Prof. Tim Jones


Prof. Tim Jones


University Provost

Professor of Physical Chemistry

BSc (Liverpool), PhD (Liverpool)





Research Summary

Controlling the growth, properties and fabrication of a wide range of thin films, nanostructures and devices, using both organic and inorganic semiconductor materials. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding and controlling the properties of complex interfaces and junctions. Current research includes: Organic solar cells; Molecular assembly at surfaces; Bismide and dilute nitride antominide semiconductors.

Selected Publications

An N-ethylated barbituric acid end-capped bithiophene as an electron-acceptor material in fullerene-free organic photovoltaics, P. Sullivan, G.E. Collis, L.A. Rochford, J.F. Arantes, P. Kemppinen, T.S. Jones, K.N. Winzberg, Chemical Communications, 2015, 51. 6222.

Exploring high temperature templating in non-planar phthalocyanine/copper iodide (111) bilayers; A.J. Ramadan, L.A. Rochford, D.S. Keeble, P. Sullivan, M.P. Ryan, T.S. Jones, S. Heutz, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2015, 3, 461.

Anomalous coarsening driven by reversible charge transfer at metal-organic interfaces; A.P. Della, M. Riello, A. Floris, D. Stassen, T.S. Jones, D. Bonifazi, A. De Vita, G. Costantini, ACS Nano, 2014, 8, 12356.

Bi-induced band gap reduction in epitaxial InSbBi alloys; M.K. Rajpalke, W.M. Linhart, K.M. Yu, M. Birkett, J. Alaria, J.J. Bomphrey, S. Sallis, L.F.J. Piper, T.S. Jones, M.J. Ashwin, T.D. Veal, Applied Physics Letters, 2014, 105, 212101.

Acceptor properties of boron subphthalocyanines in fullerene free photovoltaics, N. Beaumont, J.S. Castrucci, P. Sullivan, G.E. Morse, A.S. Paton, Z.H. Lu, T.P. Bender, T.S. Jones, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2014, 118, 14813.

Controlling templating effects at the organic/inorganic interface using (111) oriented copper iodide, L.A. Rochford, D.S. Keeble, O.J. Holmes, G.J. Clarkson, T.S. Jones, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2014, 2, 6056.

Self-assembly of decoupled borazines on metal surfaces: the role of the peripheral groups, N. Kalashnyk, P.G. Nagaswaran, S. Kervyn, M. Riello, B. Moreton, T.S. Jones, A. De Vita, D. Bonifazi, G. Costantini, Chemistry-A European Journal, 2014, 20, 11856.

Organic photovoltaic cells utilising ZnO electron extraction layers produced through thermal conversion of ZnSe; E. New, I. Hancox, L.A. Rochford, M. Walker, C.A. Dearden, C.F. McConville, T.S. Jones, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 19201.

High voltage hybrid organic photovoltaics using a zinc oxide acceptor and a subphthalocyanine donor, C.A. Dearden, M. Walker, N. Beaumont, I. Hancox, N.K. Unsworth, P. Sullivan, C.F. McConville, T.S. Jones, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2014, 16, 18926

Growth and properties of GaSbBi alloys, M.K. Rajpalke, W.M. Linhart, M. Birkett, K.M. yu, D.O. Scanlan, J. Buckeridge, T.S. Jones, M.J. Ashwin, T.D. Veal, Applied Physics Letters, 2013, 103, 142106.