Congratulations to Sarah on the publication of her work on the vibrational properties of methylammonium lead halide perovskites, which you can read more about in J. Phys. Chem. C. In this work thin-film total internal reflection (TF-TIR) spectroscopy is shown to have an enhanced sensitivity to the vibrational properties of thin films in comparison to standard THz transmission spectroscopy. This increased sensitivity was used to track photoinduced modifications in the strengths of phonon modes under illumination.
Congratulations to Michele on his thesis prize
Many congratulations to Dr Failla, who was recently awarded one of the Faculty of Science doctoral thesis prizes. Well done, Michele!
Welcome to Arturo Hernandez Serrano
We welcome Arturo to the group, where he has just started a postdoc with Emma. Arturo recently completed his PhD in Enrique Castro Camus's group at CIO, Mexico.
Welcome to Qiushao (Sarah) Sun
We'd like to welcome Qiushao (Sarah) Sun to the group in Warwick. She is completing her PhD at CU Hong Kong, in Emma's group, and will be visiting the department for a year.
Our work on the conductivity of double-walled carbon nanotubes wrapped in xylan, a type of hemicellulose, has recently been published in Nanotechnology. Importantly the tubes were efficiently dispersed in water, and had excellent conductive properties. The hemicellulose was shown to not seriously interfere with the inter-tube conductance. This work was led by our collaborators in Finland at Jyvaskyla. Thanks to Maria & Connor for their efforts on our FTIR and THz-TDS results.