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WCUS is back in action!

3Daniel in action months, 2 service visits and 1 global pandemic later, #WCUS is back up and running this week, with Daniel @DiamondCDT kicking things off. Thanks to all for the hard work getting there!

Thu 09 Jul 2020, 22:48 | Tags: Lab development News

Ultrafast Optoelectronic Processes in 1D Radial van der Waals Heterostructures: Carbon, Boron Nitride, and MoS2 Nanotubes with Coexisting Excitons and Highly Mobile Charges

M.G. Burdanova, R.J. Kashtiban, Y. Zheng, R. Xiang, S. Chiashi, J.M. Woolley, M. Staniforth, E. Sakamoto-Rablah, X. Xie, M. Broome, J. Sloan, A. Anisimov, E.I. Kauppinen, S. Maruyama and J. Lloyd-Hughes
Nano Lett. (Apr 2020) [ free e-print ] [ preprint pdf ] [ ref ]

Thu 30 Apr 2020, 08:01 | Tags: Paper Terahertz OPTP TEAS Analytical spectroscopy

Approaching the Shockley-Queisser limit for fill factors in lead–tin mixed perovskite photovoltaics

K.D.G.I. Jayawardena, R.M.I. Bandara, M. Monti, E. Butler-Caddle, T. Pichler, H. Shiozawa, Z. Wang, S. Jenatsch, S.J. Hinder, M.G. Masteghin, M. Patel, H.M. Thirimanne, W. Zhang, R.A. Sporea, J. Lloyd-Hughes and S. R. P. Silva
J. Mater. Chem. A 8 693 (Jan 2020) [ pdf ] [ ref ]

Mon 06 Jan 2020, 20:28 | Tags: Paper Terahertz OPTP

Warwick Christmas Lectures 2019

As part of the Warwick Christmas Lectures 2019 we held an optics-packed pre-show, featuring demos about some of the weird and wonderful properties of light. Members of the Physics Department and Ultrafast & THz group explained important phenomena like fluorescence, infrared light, polarisation and diffraction and more! The "twangs" of the Department's laser harp helped provide some festive music. There were 1100 members of the public at the lecture, a lot of whom made it to the pre-show science bonanza. On stage James talked about the power of lasers, ably assisted by Edward the Elf (below). Thanks to everyone who helped make the Christmas Lecture on 26th Nov such as success! More pictures here...


Photo © Michelle Tennison

Thu 05 Dec 2019, 10:01 | Tags: Outreach News

WCUS collaborates in new anti-cancer work, published in Nature Chemistry

New research published last week in Nature Chemistry demonstrates a novel highly oxidative Ir(iii) photocatalyst, which is phototoxic towards both normoxic and hypoxic cancer cells.This research was a large collaborative project between groups in China, Switzerland, France, and the UK. WCUS contributed time resolved phosphorescence data to the study, which demonstrated an extremely long phosphorescence lifetime of the photocatalyst, thus leading to a very high oxidation turn over number making it a very effective anti-cancer agent.

Mon 30 Sep 2019, 09:58 | Tags: News Analytical spectroscopy

Targeted photoredox catalysis in cancer cells

Huaiyi Huang, Samya Banerjee, Kangqiang Qiu, Pingyu Zhang, Olivier Blacque, Thomas Malcomson, Martin J. Paterson, Guy J. Clarkson, Michael Staniforth, Vasilios G. Stavros, Gilles Gasser, Hui Chao & Peter J. Sadler
Nature Chemistry (Sept. 2019) [ ref ]

Mon 30 Sep 2019, 09:26 | Tags: Paper Analytical spectroscopy

Tin(IV) dopant removal through anti-solvent engineering enabling tin based perovskite solar cells with high charge carrier mobilities

R. M. I. Bandara, K. D. G. I. Jayawardena, S. O. Adeyemo, S. J. Hinder, J. A. Smith, H. M. Thirimanne, N. C. Wong, F. M. Amin, B. G. Freestone, A. J. Parnell, D. G. Lidzey, H. J. Joyce, R. A. Sporea and S. R. P. Silva
J. Mater. Chem. C, 7, 8389-8397 (

Mon 09 Sep 2019, 09:31 | Tags: Paper Terahertz OPTP

Ionic liquid gated carbon nanotube saturable absorber for switchable pulse generation

Y. Gladush, A. Mkrtchyan, D. Kopylova, A. Ivanenko, B. Nyushkov, S. Kobtsev, A. Kokhanovskiy, A. Khegai, M. Melkumov, M.G. Burdanova, M. Staniforth, J. Lloyd-Hughes and A.G. Nasibulin.
Nano Letters 19 5836 (Aug 2019) [ pdf ] [ ref ]

Thu 25 Jul 2019, 09:00 | Tags: Paper TVAS

Scalable interdigitated photoconductive emitters for the electrical modulation of terahertz beams with arbitrary linear polarization

C.D.W. Mosley, M. Staniforth, A. I. Hernandez Serrano, E. Pickwell-MacPherson and J. Lloyd-Hughes
AIP Advances 9, 045323 (Apr 2019) [ pdf ] [ ref ]

Fri 26 Apr 2019, 09:00 | Tags: Paper Terahertz Analytical spectroscopy

Giant negative terahertz photoconductivity in controllably doped carbon nanotube networks

M.G. Burdanova, A.P. Tsapenko, D.A. Satco, R.J. Kashtiban, C.D.W. Mosley, M. Monti, M. Staniforth, J. Sloan, Y. Gladush, A.G. Nasibulin and J. Lloyd-Hughes
ACS Photonics just accepted (Mar 2019) [ pdf ] [ ref ]

Fri 15 Mar 2019, 08:00 | Tags: Paper Terahertz OPTP Analytical spectroscopy

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