Associate Professor/Reader in Electron Microscopy
New EPSRC Project: Nano-confined phase change materials
I obtained my B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Hull in 1982, an M.Sc. in 1990 from the State University of New York at Binghamton under Prof. Cliff Myers and my PhD in Materials in 1995 from the School of Engineering at the University of Wales, Cardiff under Prof. Richard J. D. Tilley FRSC. I joined the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory at the University of Oxford in 1995 as a PDRA, initially working with Prof. Malcolm L. H. Green FRS, and during this time discovered 2 x 2 and 3 x 3 atomic layer KI "Feynman Crystals" (aka 'Extreme Nanowires') and 1D polyhedral chains of lanthanide, barium, cobalt and other halides in single walled nanotubes. In 1996 my PDRA was extended to the Department of Materials and partly funded by the British Council and the Israel Science Foundation, initiating a collaboration with Prof. Reshef Tenne of the Weizmann Institute. In 2000 I was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship and 2003 a Research Fellowship at Wolfson College. In 2004 I received the FEI European Microscopy Award at the ICEM in Antwerp. In January 2006 I was appointed to a Senior Lectureship in the ATI, Surrey and in 2007 to a Readership in the School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London before moving in 2008 to the School of Physics in the University of Warwick to a post funded by the Warwick Centre for Analytical Science (WCAS), supported by the EPSRC. We awarded tenders to JEOL for the supply of new electron microscopy equipment to Warwick including a second generation double-aberration corrected STEM/HRTEM as described in this announcement. These have been installed in a new purpose-built Suite in the new £24M Materials and Analytical Sciences (MAS) building recently completed for the Departments of Physics and Chemistry at Warwick.
Job Opportunities - NEW !!!
Supervisors: Dr Jeremy Sloan, Dr Ana Sanchez
Funding: full funding for UK or outstanding EU students (42 months)
Start date: October 2016 onwards
NOTE: this project was awarded but please check the link above periodically for additional opportunities.
Research Interests I am a materials scientist with interests in solid state physics and materials chemistry, carbon and non-carbon based fullerene-like materials, and advanced electron microscopy imaging techniques. My research portfolio may be summarised as follows:
(i) Synthesis, characterisation and applications of atomically constrained crystals formed within carbon nanotubes including crystals based on metals, metal halides, chalcogenides and discrete molecules. These materials form fascinating new crystal structures with modified crystal chemistries, electronic and mechanical properties. Recently this work has been extended to include polyoxometalates which we have imaged both within nanotubes and on graphene derivatives.
(ii) Synthesis and application of 'smart' nanocomposites with two or more useful physical properties based on layered chalcogenides and composites with complex oxides and other structures with a particular emphasis on lithium ion storage.
(iii) Direct imaging of the defects and lattice distortions present in technologically relevant complex oxides including nanoparticulate oxides but also carbon-based porous materials (e.g. Metal-Organic Framework materials or MOFs). This will be achieved by advanced HRTEM and STEM imaging methods enabling aberration-free sub-Angstrom imaging through both indirect and direct Cs correction.
The above work will include collaborations with Prof. Angus Kirkland Dept. Materials, University of Oxford; Dr. Elena Bichoutskaia at the University of Nottingham; Dr. Ian Shannon at the University of Birmingham; Prof. Richard Walton and Dr. Jon Rourke (with Dr Neil Wilson, Physics) in the School of Chemistry, Warwick; Prof. Ravi Silva, Drs. Cristina Giusca and Vlad Stolojan within the University of Surrey; Dr. Emmanuel Flahaut, at CNRS Toulouse and Prof. Marc Monthioux at CNRS CEMES Tolouse; Drs. Kazu Suenaga and Zheng Liu at the National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan; Prof. Reshef Tenne at the Weizmann Institute of Science and with Dr Richard Beanland, Dr Neil Wilson, Steve York, Ana Sanchez-Fuentes and other members of the Warwick Physics Microscopy Group and also Corinne Smith and others at the Biological Sciences microscopy group at Warwick. My colleague Dr. David Quigley and I, together with Dr. Andrew Morris in Cambridge, were just awarded a new EPSRC grant (i.e. 'New modeling capability for nano-confined phase change materials') in order to investigate the crystallographic and physical properties changes of Extreme Nanowires and nano-scale phase change materials. I also collaborate with Prof. David C. Smith of Southampton University on the Raman Spectroscopy of these fillings in carbon nanotubes and through EAgLE with Prof. Sławomir (Slawek) Kret and Prof. Piotr Dłużewski of the Laboratory of X-ray and Electron Microscopy Research at the Institute of Physics, Warsaw.
"Exploration of the smallest diameter tin nanowires achievable with electrodeposition; sub 7 nm Sn nanowires produced by electrodeposition from a supercritical fluid" P. N. Bartlett, R. Beanland, J. Burt, M. Hasan, A. L. Hector, R. J. Kashtiban, W. Levason, A. Lodge, S.Marks, J. Naik, A. Rind, G. Reid, P. Richardson, J. Sloan, and D. C. Smith, Nano Lett., in press (2018). DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b04330.
"Phase diagram of germanium telluride encapsulated in carbon nanotubes from first-principles searches" J. M. Wynn, P. V. C. Medeiros, A. Vasylenko, J. Sloan, D. Quigley, A. J. Morris, Phys. Rev. Mater., 1, 074002(R)/1-6 (2017). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.1.073001.
"Supercritical fluid electrodeposition, structural and electrical characterisation of tellurium nanowires" P. N. Bartlett, D. A. Cook, M. M. Hasan, A. L. Hector, S. Marks, J. Naik, J. Sloan, D. C. Smith, J. Spencer, Z. Webber, RSC Adv., 7, 40720-40726 (2017). DOI: 10.1039/c7ra07092f. OPEN
"Single-Atom scale structural selectivity in Te nanowires encapsulated inisde ultra-narrow single-walled carbon nanotubes" P. V. C. Medeiros, S. R. Marks, J. M. Wynn, A. Vasylenko, Q. Ramasse, D. Quigley, J. Sloan, A. J. Morris, ACS Nano, 11, 6178–6185 (2017). DOI:10.1021/acsnano.7b02225. OPEN see also arXiv:1701.04774 (2017). See also Warwick Physics Research News and this Press Release by Cambridge University.
"In Situ Electron Beam Amorphization of Sb2Te3 within Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes" S. R. Marks, K. Morawiec, P. Dłużewski, S. Kret, J. Sloan, Acta Phys. Polon. A, 131, 1324-1327 (2017). DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.131.1324.
"Application of Graphics Processing Unit for In-Line Electron Holography" K. Morawiec, P. Dłużewski, S. Kret, A. Szczepanskaa, T. Lia, J. Sloan, Acta Phys. Polon. A, 131, 1353-1356 (2017). DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.131.1356.
"Encapsulated Nanowires: Boosting Electronic Transport in Carbon Nanotubes" A. Vasylenko, J. Wynn, P. Medeiros, A. J. Morris, J. Sloan, D. Quigley, Phys. Rev. B 2017, 95, 121408(R)/1-4 (2017) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.95.121408. (see also arXiv:1611.04867).
"Atomic defects and doping of monolayer NbSe2" L. Nguyen, H-P. Komsa, E. Khestanova, R. Kashtiban, J. J. P. Peters, S. Lawlor, A. M. Sanchez, J. Sloan, R. Gorbachev, I. Grigoreiva, A. V. Krasheninnikov, S. J. Haigh, ACS Nano, 11, 2894-2904 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b08036.
"The unexpected complexity of filling double-walled carbon nanotubes with nickel (and iodine) 1D nanocrystals" IEEE Trans. Nanotech. published online only (2017). DOI: 10.1109/TNANO.2017.2686434.
"Size-dependent structure relations between nanotube and encapsulated nanocrystal" A. A. Eliseev, N. S. Falaleev, N. I. Verbitskiy, A. A. Volykhov, L. V. Yashina, A. Kumskov, V. G. Zhigalina, A. L. Vasiliev, A. V. Lukashin, J. Sloan, N. A. Kiselev, Nano Lett., 17, 805-810 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b04037. This manuscript has been dedicated by his Russian Colleagues to its senior author, my dear freind Prof. Nikolay Kiselev HonFRMS, who passed away in September.
"Local A-site layering in rare-earth orthochromite perovskites via solution synthesis" L. M. Daniels, R. J. Kashtiban, D. Kepaptsoglou, Q. M. Ramasse, J. Sloan, R. I. Walton, Chem. Eur J., 22, 18362-18367 (2016). DOI: 0.1002/chem.201604766.
"Coherence lifetime broadened Optical transitions in a 2 atom diameter HgTe nanowire: a temperature dependent resonance Raman study" J. H. Spencer, D. C. Smith, J. Sloan, L. P. McDonnell, R. J. Kashtiban, RSC. Adv., 6, 95387-95395 (2016). DOI: 10.1039/C6RA22065G.
"A new insight on the mechanisms of filling closed carbon nanotubes with molten metal iodides" C. Nie, A-M. Galibert, B. Soula, E. Flahaut, J. Sloan, M. Monthioux, Carbon, 110, 48-50 (2016). DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2016.09.001.
"Van der Waals pressure and its effect on trapped interlayer molecules" K. S. Vasu, E. Prestat, J. Abraham, J. Dix, R. J. Kashtiban, J. Beheshtian, J. Sloan, P. Carbone, M. Neek-Amal, S. J. Haigh, A. K. Geim, R. R. Nair, Nature Comms., 7, 12168 (2016) DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12168. OPEN
"Carbon nanotubes as electrically active nanoreactors for multi-step inorganic synthesis: sequential transformations of molecules to nanoclusters, and nanoclusters to nanoribbons" A. Botos, J. Biskupek, T. W. Chamberlain, G. A. Rance, C. Stoppiello, J. Sloan, Z. Liu, K. Suenaga, U. Kaiser, A. N. Khlobystov, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 8175–8183. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b03633.
"Electrodeposition of nickel hydroxide nanoparticles on carbon nanotube electrodes: correlation of particle crystallography with electrocatalytic properties" P. E. Sharel, D. Q. Liu, R. A. Lazenby, J. Sloan, M. Vidotti, P. R. Unwin, J. V. Macpherson, J. Phys. Chem. C, 120, 16059-16068, 2016. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b12741.
"Resonance Raman spectroscopy of Extreme Nanowires and other 1D systems" D. C. Smith, J. H. Spencer, J. Sloan, L. P. McDonnall, H, Trewhitt, R. J. Kashtiban, E. Faulques, J. Vis. Exp. 2016, 110, e53434. DOI: 10.3791/53434. OPEN
"Ba4Ru3O10.2(OH)1.8: a new member of the layered hexagonal perovskite family crystallised from water" C. I. Hiley, M. R. Lees, D. L. Hammond, R. J. Kashtiban, J. Sloan, R. I. Smith, R. I. Walton, Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 6375-6378. DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02121B.
"The structure and continuous stoichiometry change of 1DTbBrx@SWCNTs" N.A. Kiselev, A.S. Kumskov, V.G. Zhigalina, A.L. Vasiliev, J. Sloan, N.S. Falaleev, N.I. Vebritsky, A.A. Eliseev, J. Microscopy, 2016, 262, 92 – 101. DOI: 10.1111/jmi.12348.
"Selective Imaging of Discrete Polyoxometalate Ions on Graphene Oxide under Variable Voltage Conditions" C. Bosch-Navarro, L. M. Perkins, R. J. Kashtiban, J. P. Rourke, I. J. Shannon, J. Sloan, ACS Nano, 2016, 016, 10, 796 – 802. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b05898.
"Effect of Oxygen and Nitrogen Functionalization on the Physical and Electronic Structure of Graphene" A. J. Marsden, P. Brommer, J. J. Mudd, M. A. Dyson, R. Cook, M. Asensio, J. Avila, A. Levy, J. Sloan, D. Quigley, G. R. Bell, N. R. Wilson, Nano Res., 2015, 8, 2620-2635. DOI: 10.1007/s12274-015-0768-0. OPEN
"Covalently Binding Atomically Designed Au9 Clusters to Chemically Modified Graphene" C. Bosch-Navarro, Z. P. L. Laker, H. R. Thomas, A. J. Marsden, J. Sloan, N. R. Wilson, J. P. Rourke, Angew Chem. Int. ed., 2015, 54, 1 – 5. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201504334. OPEN
"Control of Chemical State of Cerium in Doped Anatase TiO2 by Solvothermal Synthesis and its Application in Photocatalytic Water Reduction", J. Fonseca de Lima, M. H. Harunsani, D. J. Martin, D. Kong, P. W. Dunne, D. Gianolio, R. J. Kashtiban, J. Sloan, O. A. Serra, J. Tang, R. I. Walton, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 9890-9898 DOI: 10.1039/c5ta01474c.
"Ordered mesoporous silica films with pores oriented perpendicular to a titanium nitride substrate" C. Robertson, R. Beanland, S. A. Boden, A. L. Hector, R. J. Kashtiban, J. Sloan, D. C. Smith, A. Walcarius, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, pp 4763-4770. DOI: 10.1039/C4CP05730A. OPEN
"Structural Reorganization of Cylindrical Nanoparticles Triggered by Polylactive Stereocomplexation" L. Sun, A Pitto-Barry, N. Kirby, T. L. Schiller, A. M. Sanchez, M. A. Dyson, J. Sloan, N. R. Wilson, R. K. O'Reilly, A. P. Dove, Nature Comms., 2014, 5, 5746 pp 1-9. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms6746. OPEN
"Atomically Resolved Imaging of Highly Ordered Alternating Fluorinated Graphene" R. J. Kashtiban, M. A. Dyson, R. R. Nair, R. Zan, S. L. Wong, Q. Ramasse, A. K. Geim, U. Bangert, J. Sloan, Nature Comms., 2014, 4902 pp 1-8. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms5902. (see also arXiv:1410.3787)
"Water-Splitting Electrocatalysis in Acid Conditions Using Ruthenate-Iridate Pyrochlores" K. Sardar, E. Petrucco, C. I. Hiley, J. D. B. Sharman, P. P. Wells, A. E. Russell, R. J. Kashtiban, J. Sloan, R. I. Walton, Angew Chem. Int. ed., 2014, Vol. 126, pp11140-11144. DOI: 10.1002/ange.201406668. OPEN
"Raman Spectroscopy of Optical Transitions and Vibrational Energies of ∼1 nm HgTe Extreme Nanowires within Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes" J. H. Spencer, J. M. Nesbitt, H. Trewhitt, R. J. Kashtiban, G. R. Bell, V. G. Ivanov, E. Faulques, J. Sloan, D. C. Smith, ACS Nano, 2014, Vol. 8, pp9044-9052. DOI: 10.1021/nn5023632.
"Characterization of Structural Disorder in γ-Ga2O3" H. Y. Playford, A. C. Hannon, M. G. Tucker, D. M. Dawson, S. E. Ashbrook, R. J. Kastiban, J. Sloan, R. I. Walton, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, Vol. 118, pp16188-16198. DOI: 10.1021/jp5033806.
"Investigations of Some New Hydro(solvo)thermal Synthesis Routes to Nanostructured Mixed-Metal Oxides" D. L. Burnett, M. H. Harusani, R. J. Kashtiban, H. Y. Playford, J. Sloan, A. C. Hannon, R. I. Walton, J. Solid State Chem., 2014, Vol. 214, pp30-37. DOI: 10.1016/j.jssc.2013.10.050.
"Band Gap Expansion, Shear Inversion Phase Change Behaviour and Low-Voltage Induced Crystal Oscillation in Low-Dimensional Tin Selenide Crystals" R. Carter, M. Suyetin, S. Lister, M. A. Dyson, H. Trewhitt, S. Goel, Z. Liu, K. Suenaga, C. Giusca, R. J. Kashtiban, J. L. Hutchison, J. C. Dore, G. R. Bell, E. Bichoutskaia, J. Sloan, Dalton Trans., 2014, Vol. 43, pp7391-7399 DOI: 10.1039/C4DT00185K. OPEN
"The Electrodeposition of Silver from Supercritical Carbon Dioxide/Acetonitrile" P. N. Bartlett, M. Perdjon-Abel, D. Cook, G. Reid, W. Levason, F. Cheng. W. J. Zhang, M. W. George, J. Kie, R. Beanland, J. Sloan, ChemElectroChem, 2014, Vol. 1, pp 187-194. DOI: 10.1002/celc.201300131. OPEN
"Confined Crystals of the Smallest Phase-Change Material" C. E. Giusca, V. Stolojan, J. Sloan, F. Börrnert, H. Shiozawa, K. Sader, M. H. Rümmeli, B. Büchner, S. R. P. Silva, Nano Lett., 2013, Vol. 13, pp4020–4027. DOI: 10.1021/nl4010354.
"Investigation of the Structures and Magnetism of the Rare-earth Orthochromite Perovskite Solid Solution La1-xSmxCrO3" L. Daniels, M. Weber, M. Lees, M. Guennou, R. Kashtiban, J. Sloan, J. Kreisel, R. I. Walton, Inorg. Chem., 2013, Vol. 52, pp12161-12169. DOI: 10.1021/ic402029u.
"A New Approach to High Resolution, High Contrast Electron Microscopy of Macromolecular Block Copolymer Assemblies " M. A. Dyson, A. M. Sanchez, J. P. Patterson, R. K. O'Reilly, J. Sloan, N. R. Wilson, Soft Matter, 2013, Vol. 9, pp3741-3749. DOI: 10.1039/c3sm27787a.
"Large-Scale Synthesis of Nanocrystals in a Multichannel Droplet Reactor" A. M. Nightingale, J. H. Bannock, S. H. Krishnadasan, F. T. F. O'Mahony, S. A. Haque, J. Sloan, C. Drury, T. McIntyre, J. C. deMello, J. Mater. Chem. A 2013, Vol. 1, pp4067-4076. DOI: 10.1039/c3ta10458c.
"Bismuth Iridium Oxide Oxygen Evolution Catalyst From Hydrothermal Synthesis" K. Sardar, S. C. Ball, J. D. B. Sharman, D. Thompsett, J. M. Fisher, R. A. P. Smith, P. K. Biswas, M. R. Lees, R. Kashtiban, J. Sloan, R. I. Walton, Chem. Mater. 2012, Vol. 24, pp 4192–4200. DOI: 10.1021/cm302468b.
"Instant MOFs: Continuous Synthesis of Metal Organic Frameworks by Rapid Solvent Mixing" M. Gimeno-Fabra, A. S. Munn, L. A. Stevens, T. C. Drage, D. M. Grant, R. J. Kashtiban, J. Sloan, E. Lester, R. I. Walton, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 10642-10644 DOI: 10.1039/C2CC34493A.
"High-Precision Imaging of an Encapsulated Lindqvist Ion and Correlation of its Structure and Symmetry with Quantum Chemical Chemical Calculations" E. Bichoutskaia, Z. Liu, N. Kuganathan, E. Faulques, K. Suenaga, I. J. Shannon, J. Sloan, Nanoscale, 2012, Vol. 4, pp1190-1199. DOI: 10.1039/c2nr11621a.
Now published "Filled Carbon Nanotubes: (X@CNTs)" Jeremy Sloan and Marc Monthioux. Book chapter in "Carbon Meta-Nanotubes: Synthesis, Properties and Applications" edited by Marc Monthioux (and dedicated to the memory of Professor John E. (or "Jack") Fischer - see http://www.mse.seas.upenn.edu/media/news/fischer.php), Wiley, 2012. See Google books: http://books.google.fr/books?hl=fr&lr=&id=A2DQF5SwiakC&oi=.
"Structural Variety in Iridate Oxides and Hydroxides from Hydrothermal Synthesis" K. Sardar, J. Fisher, D. Thompsett, M. R. Lees, G. J. Clarkson, J. Sloan, R. J. Kashtiban, R. I. Walton Chem. Sci., 2011, Vol. 2, pp1573-1578. DOI: 10.1039/C1SC00192B.
"Low-Temperature Synthesis of Visible-Light Active Fluorine/Sulfur Co-doped Mesoporous TiO2 mirospheres" G. D. Yang, T. C. Xiao, J. Sloan, G. Q. Li, Z. F. Yan, Chem. Eur. J., 2011, Vol. 17, pp 1096 – 1100. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201001676.
"Direct Hydrothermal Synthesis and Physical Properties of Rare-Earth and Yttrium Orthochromite Perovskites" K. Sardar, M. R. Lees., R. J. Kashtiban, J. Sloan, R. I. Walton, Chem. Mater., 2011, Vol. 23, pp 48–56. DOI: 10.1021/cm102925z.
"Nanocrystalline Cerium−Bismuth Oxides: Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Redox Properties" K. Sardar, H. Y. Playford, R. J. Darton, E. R. Barney, A. C. Hannon, D. Tompsett, J. Fisher, R. J. Kashtiban, J. Sloan, S. Ramos, G. Cibin, R. I. Walton, Chem. Mater., 2010, Vol. 22, pp 6191–6201. DOI: 10.1021/cm1025848.
"Imaging the Structure, Symmetry, and Surface, and Surface-Inhibited Rotation of Polyoxometalate Ions on Graphene Oxide" J. Sloan, Z. Liu, K. Suenaga, N. R. Wilson, P. A. Panday, L. M. Perkins, J. P. Rourke, I. J. Shannon, Nano Lett., 2010, Vol. 10, pp 4600–4606. DOI: 10.1021/nl1026452.
"One- and Two-Dimensional Inorganic Crystals Inside Inorganic Nanotubes" S.-Y. Hong, R. Kreizman, R. Rosentsveig, A. Zak, J. Sloan, A. N. Enyashin, G. Seifert, M. L. H. Green, R. Tenne, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2010, pp 4233–4243. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201000456.
"Hydrothermal Synthesis of a B-site Magnetic Ruthenate Pyrochlore" R. J. Darton, S. S. Turner, J. Sloan, M. R. Lees, R. I. Walton, Cryst. Growth & Design., 2010, Vol. 10, pp 3819-3823. DOI: 10.1021/cg100728s.
"Nano-seashells and Nanooctahedra of MoS2, Routes to Inorganic Fullerenes" A. N. Enyashin, M. Bar-Sadan, J. Sloan, L. Houben, G. Seifert, Chem. Mater., Vol. 21, pp 5627–5636, 2009. DOI: 10.1021/cm9021326.
"Graphene Oxide: Stuctural Analysis and Application as a Highly Transparent Support for Electron Microscopy" N. R. Wilson, P. A. Pandey, R. Beanland, R. J. Young, I. A. Kinlock, L. Gong, Z. Liu, K. Suenaga, J. P. Rourke, S. J. York, J. Sloan, ACS Nano, 2009, Vol. 3, pp2547–2556. DOI: 10.1021/nn900694t. (Cited in Konstantin Noselov's Nobel Prize Lecture paper 'Graphene: Materials in the Flatland' in Reviews of Modern Physics - see DOI:10.1103/RevModPhys.83.837).
"Core-Shell PbI2@WS2 Inorganic Nanotubes from Capillary Wetting", R. Kreizman, S.-Y. Hong, J. Sloan, R. Popovitz-Biro, A. Albu-Yaron, G. Belén Ballesteros, B. G. Davis, M. L. H. Green and R. Tenne, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2009, Vol. 48, pp1230-1233. DOI: 10.1002/anie.200803447.
"Registry-Induced Electronic Superstructure in Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, Associated with the Interaction between Two Graphene-Like Monolayers", Y. Tison, C. E. Giusca, J. Sloan , S. R. P. Silva, ACS Nano, 2008, Vol. 2, pp 2113–2120 DOI: 10.1021/nn800483k.
"Direct Imaging of the Structure, Relaxation and Sterically Constrained Motion of Encapsulated Tungsten Polyoxometalate Lindqvist Ions within Carbon Nanotubes", J. Sloan, G. Matthewman, C. Dyer-Smith, A-Y. Sung, Z. Liu, K. Suenaga, A. I. Kirkland, and E. Flahaut, ACS Nano, 2008, Vol. 2, pp966–976. DOI: 10.1021/nn7002508.
"Controlled Growth of True Nanoscale Single Crystal Fullerites for Device Applications", L. Chong, J. Sloan, G. Wagner, S.R.P. Silva and R.J. Curry, J. Mater. Chem., 2008, Vol. 18, pp3319-3324. DOI: 10.1039/b802417k.
"Staging during anion-exchange intercalation into [LiAl2(OH)6]Cl⋅yH2O", G. R. Williams, A. M. Fogg, J. Sloan, C. Taviot-Guého and D. O’Hare, Dalton Trans., 2007, pp3499-3506. DOI: 10.1039/b705753a.
"Structural and optoelectronic properties of C60 rods obtained via a rapid synthesis route" Y. Jin, R. J. Curry, J. Sloan, R. A. Hatton, L. C. Chong, N. Blanchard, V. Stolojan, H. W. Kroto and S. R. P. Silva, J. Mater. Chem., 2007, Vol. 16, 3715-3720. DOI:10.1039/b609074e.
"Ultrahigh resolution imaging of local structural distortions in intergrowth tungsten bronzes" A. I. Kirkland, J. Sloan and S. Haigh, Ultramicroscopy, 2007, Vol. 107, pp501-506. DOI:10.1016/j.ultramic.2006.03.014.
"Aberration corrected microscopy reveals van der Waals driven self-assembly of MoSI nanowires into a low symmetry structure" V. Nicolosi, P. D. Nellist, E. C. Cosgriff, S. Krishnamurthy, W. J. Blau, M. L. H. Green, D. Vengust, D. Dvorsek, D. Mihailovic, G. Compagnini, J. Sloan, V. Stolojan, J. D. Carey, S. J. Pennycook and J. N. Coleman, Advanced Mater., 2007, Vol. 19, pp543-547. DOI: 10.1002/adma.200601867.
"Pressure dependance of Raman modes in DWCNT filled with PbI2 semiconductor" J. Gonzalez, Ch. Power, E. Belandria, J. M. Broto, P. Puech, J. Sloan and E. Flahaut, Phys. Stat. Solidi, 2007, Vol. 244, pp136-141. DOI: 10.1002/pssb.200672583.
"Complement activation and protein adsorption by carbon nanotubes" C. Salvador-Morales, E. Flahaut, E. Sim, J. Sloan, M. L. H. Green and R. B. Sim, Molec. Immun., 2006, 43, 193-201. DOI: doi:10.1016/j.molimm.2005.02.006.
"Crystal-encapsulation-induced band-structure change in single-walled carbon nanotubes: Photoluminescence and Raman spectra", L.J. Li, T-W. Lin, J. Doig, I. B. Mortimer, J. G. Wiltshire, R. A. Taylor, J. Sloan, M. L. H. Green, and R. J. Nicholas, Phys. Rev. B, 2006, 74, 245418/1-5. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.74.245418.
"Correlation of structural and electronic properties in a new low dimensional form of mercury telluride" R. Carter, J. Sloan, A. I. Kirkland, R. R. Meyer, P. J. D. Lindan, G. Lin, M. L. H. Green, A. Vlandas, J. L. Hutchison, J. Harding, Phys. Rev. Lett., 2006, Vol. 96, pp215501/1-4. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.215501.
"Force and energy dissipation variation in non-contact atomic force spectroscopy on composite carbon nanotube systems", A. Ilie, J. S. Bendall, O. Kubo, J. Sloan and M. L. H. Green, Phys. Rev. B, 2006, 74, 235418. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.74.235418.
"Thermal stability and reactivity of metal halide filled single-walled carbon nanotubes", J. S. Bendall, A. Ilie, M. E. Welland, J. Sloan and M. L. H. Green, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2006, 110, 6569-6573. DOI: 10.1021/jp056405t.
"Encapsulation of RexOy clusters within single walled carbon nanotubes and their in-tubulo reduction and sintering to Re metal", P. M. F. J. Costa, J. Sloan, T. Rutherford and M. L. H. Green, Chem. Mater. 2005, Vol. 17, pp6579-6582. DOI: 10.1021/cm0510209.
"Structural chemistry and magnetic properties of Nd2BaILiRuO7" J. A. Rodgers, P. D. Battle, C. P. Grey and J. Sloan, Chem. Mater. 2005, Vol. Vol. 17, pp6579-6582. DOI: 10.1021/cm050923z.
"Encapsulation and characterisation of molecules and one-dimensional crystals formed with carbon nanotubes" J. Sloan, D.E. Luzzi, A.I. Kirkland, J. L. Hutchison and M.L.H. Green, MRS Bull., 2004, Vol. 29, pp265-272.
"Cation and spn ordering in the n=1 Ruddlesden-Popper Phase La2Sr2LiRuO4" J. A. Rodgers, P. D. Battle, C. P. Grey, J. Sloan, Chem. Mater., 2004, Vol. 16, pp4257-4266. DOI: 10.1021/cm049053w.
"An encapsulated helical 1D cobalt iodide crystal" E. Philp, J. Sloan, A.I. Kirkland, R.R. Meyer, S. Friedrichs, J.L. Hutchison, M.L.H. Green, Nature Mater., 2003, Vol. 2, pp788-791. DOI: 10.1038/nmat1020.
"Structural characterisation of n = 5 layered perovskite, neodymium titanate, using HRTEM and image reconstruction", M.J. Sayagués, K.L. Langley, R.R. Meyer, A.I. Kirkland, J. Sloan, J.L. Hutchison and R.J.D. Tilley, Acta Cryst., 2003, Vol. B59, 449-455. DOI: 10.1107/S0108768103010346.
"Cristallisation à l'intérieur de nanotubes de carbone" or "Aspects of crystal growth within carbon nanotubes", J. Sloan, A. I. Kirkland, J. L. Hutchison and M. L. H. Green, Comptes Rendus Physique, 2003, Vol. 4, pp1063-1074. DOI: 10.1016/S1631-0705(03)00102-6.
"Integral atomic layer architectures of 1D crystals inserted into single walled carbon nanotubes" J. Sloan, A.I. Kirkland, J.L. Hutchison and M.L.H. Green, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 2002, pp1319-1332. DOI: 10.1039/b200537a.
"Bimetallic nanoparticles aligned at the tips of carbon nanotubes" S. Hermans, J. Sloan, D. S. Shephard, B. F. G. Johnson and M. L. H. Green, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 2002, pp276-277 DOI: 10.1039/b109923j.
"The structural characterisation of atomically regulated nanocrystals formed within single walled carbon nanotubes using electron microscopy" J. Sloan, A.I. Kirkland, J.L. Hutchison and M.L.H. Green, Accts. Chem. Res., 2002, 35, 1054-1062. DOI: 10.1021/ar010169x.
"A one-dimensional BaI2 chain with five- and six- coordination formed within a single walled carbon nanotube " J. Sloan, S. J. Grosvenor, S. Friedrichs, A. I. Kirkland, J. L. Hutchison and M. L. H. Green, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2002, Vol. 41, pp1156-1159. DOI: 10.1002/1521-3773(20020402)41:7.
"The formation of ReS2 inorganic fullerene-like structures containing Re4 parallelogram units and metal-metal bonds" K.S. Coleman, J. Sloan, N.A. Hanson, G. Brown, G. Clancy, M. Terrones, H. Terrones and M.L.H. Green, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, Vol. 124, pp11580-11581. DOI: 10.1021/ja0261630.
"Metastable one-dimensional AgCl1-xIx solid-solution wurzite 'tunnel' crystals formed within single walled carbon nanotubes" J. Sloan, M. Terrones, S. Nufer, S. Friedrichs, S.R. Bailey, H.G. Woo, M. Ruehle, J.L. Hutchison and M.L.H. Green, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, Vol. 124, pp2116-2117. DOI: 10.1021/ja0173270.
"Magnetism and Structural Chemistry of the n = 1 Ruddlesden−Popper Phases La4LiMnO8 and La3SrLiMnO8" J. C. Burley, P. D. Battle, D. J. Gallon, J. Sloan, C. P. Grey and M. J. Rosseinsky, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, Vol. 124, pp620-628. DOI: 10.1021/ja012023z.
"Investigations of nonstoichiometric tungsten oxide particles" G.L. Frey, A. Rothschild, J. Sloan, R. Rosentsveig, R. Popovitz-Biro and R. Tenne, J. Solid State Chem., 2001, Vol. 162, pp300-314. DOI: doi:10.1006/jssc.2001.9319.
"Alloy nanowires: Invar inside carbon nanotubes" N. Grobert, M. Mayne, R.R.M. Walton, H.W. Kroto, M. Terrones, R. Kamalakaran, T. Seeger, M. Ruhle, H. Terrones, J. Sloan, R.E. Dunin-Borkowski and J.L. Hutchison, Chem. Commun., 2001, pp471-472. DOI: 10.1039/b100190f.
"Simultaneous determination of inclusion crystallography and nanotube conformation for a Sb2O3/single-walled nanotube composite" S. Friedrichs, J. Sloan, M. L. H. Green, J. L. Hutchison, R. R. Meyer, A. I. Kirkland, Phys. Rev. B, 2001, 64, 045406/1-8. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.64.045406.
"Discrete atom imaging of one-dimensional crystals formed within single-walled carbon nanotubes" R.R. Meyer, J. Sloan, A.I. Kirkland, R.E. Dunin-Borkowski, M.C. Novotny, S.R. Bailey, J.L. Hutchison and M.L.H. Green, Science, 2000, Vol. 289, pp1324-1326. DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5483.1324.
"Two layer 4:4 co-ordinated KI crystals grown within single walled carbon nanotubes" J. Sloan, M.C. Novotny, S.R. Bailey, G. Brown, C. Xu, V.C. Williams, S. Friedrichs, E. Flahaut, R.L. Callender, A.P.E. York, K.S. Coleman, M.L.H. Green, R.E. Dunin-Borkowski and J.L. Hutchison, Chem. Phys. Lett., 2000, Vol. 329, pp61-65. DOI: 10.1016/S0009-2614(00)00998-2.
"1D lanthanide halide crystals inserted into single-walled carbon nanotubes" C. Xu, J. Sloan, G. Brown, S. R. Bailey, V. C. Williams, S. Friedrichs, K. S. Coleman, J. L. Hutchison, R. E. Dunin-Borkowski and M. L. H. Green, Chem. Comnun., 2000, pp2427-2428. DOI: 10.1039/b006817i.
"The size distribution, imaging and obstructing properties of C60 and higher fullerenes formed within arc-grown single walled carbon nanotubes", J. Sloan, R.E. Dunin-Borkowski, J.L. Hutchison, K.S. Coleman, V.C. Williams, J.B. Claridge, A.P.E. York, C.Xu, S.R. Bailey, G. Brown, S. Friedrichs and M.L.H. Green, Chem. Phys. Lett., 2000, 316, pp191-198. DOI: 10.1016/S0009-2614(99)01250-6.
"A-site cation vacancy ordering in Sr1-3x/2LaxTiO3: a study by HRTEM", P.D. Battle, J.E. Bennett, J. Sloan, R.J.D. Tilley and J.F. Vente, J. Solid State Chem., 2000, 149, pp360-369. DOI: 10.1006/jssc.1999.8546.
"Growth of WS2 nanotubes phases" A. Rothschild, J. Sloan and R. Tenne, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2000, Vol. 122, pp5169-5179. DOI: 10.1021/ja994118v.
"Sodium hydride as a powerful reducing agent for topotactic oxide deintercalation: synthesis and characterization of the Nickel (I) Oxide LaNiO2" M. A. Hayward, M. A. Green, M. J. Rosseinsky and J. Sloan, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1999, Vol. 121, pp8843-8854. DOI: 10.1021/ja991573i.
"Encapsulation of WC within 2H-WS2 inorganic fullerene-like cages" A. Rothschild, J. Sloan, A.P.E. York, M.L.H. Green, J.L. Hutchison and R. Tenne, Chem. Commun., 1999, pp363-364. DOI: 10.1039/a809273g.
"Capillarity and silver nanowire formation observed in single walled carbon nanotubes" J. Sloan, D.M. Wright, H.G. Woo, S. Bailey, G. Brown, A.P.E. York, K.S. Coleman, J.L. Hutchison and M.L.H. Green, Chem. Commun., 1999, pp699-700. DOI: 10.1039/a901572h.
"Cage structures and nanotubes of NiCl2" Y. R. Yacohen, E. Grunbaum, R. Tenne, J. Sloan and J.L. Hutchison, Nature, 1998, Vol. 395, pp336-337. DOI: 10.1038/26380.
"The immobilisation of proteins in carbon nanotubes" J.J. Davis, M.L.H. Green, H.A.O. Hill, Y.C. Leung, P.J. Sadler, J. Sloan, A.V. Xavier and S.C. Tsang, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 1998, 272, pp261-266 DOI: 10.1016/S0020-1693(97)05926-4.
"A HRTEM study of the Ruddlesden-Popper compositions Sr2LnMn2O7 (Ln = Y, Na, Nd, Nd, Eu, Ho), J. Sloan, P.D. Battle, M.A. Green, M.J. Rosseinsky and J.F. Vente, J. Solid State Chem., 1998, 138, 135. DOI: 10.1006/jssc.1998.7764.
"The opening and filling of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWTs)" J. Sloan, J. Hammer, M. Zweifka-Sibley and M. L. H. Green, Chem. Commun., 1998, 347-348. DOI: 10.1039/a707632k.
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Phonon scattering processes in Be filled SWNTs DOI:10.1103/PhysRevB.95.121408.
Confined PbTe in SWNTs DOI:10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b04037.
Voltage-Regulated Imaging of [CoSiW11O39]6– on Graphene Oxide. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b05898.
Highly Ordered C2F Chair. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms5902.
Raman Spectroscopy of Extreme (ca. 1 nm) HgTe Nanowires. DOI: 10.1021/nn5023632.
Structural Disorder in γ-Ga2O3 DOI: 10.1021/jp5033806.
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MOVING 2x2 SnSe:
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Nanometrology of [W6O19]2-
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