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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

Congratulations to Daniel on his poster prize

Congratulations to Daniel Coxon on winning first prize in the poster competition at Warwick Chemistry's ChemContext event. Daniel is working on defects in Diamond at the Warwick Centre for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and presented a poster titled "The Crystal Maze".

Tue 12 Feb 2019, 10:00 | Tags: PhD Prizes/awards News

The role of symmetric functionalisation on photoisomerisation of a UV commercial chemical filter

J.M. Woolley, J.S. Peters, M.A.P. Turner, G.J. Clarkson, M.D. Horbury and V.G. Stavros
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2019) [ref]

Thu 31 Jan 2019, 11:30 | Tags: Paper TEAS Analytical spectroscopy

Determination of secondary species in solution through pump-selective transient absorption spectroscopy and explicit-solvent TDDFT

M.A.P. Turner, M.D. Horbury, V.G. Stavros and N.D.M. Hine
J. Phys. Chem. A, 123 (2019) 873

Tue 08 Jan 2019, 16:00 | Tags: Paper TEAS Analytical spectroscopy

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