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Efficient Intraband Hot Carrier Relaxation in the Perovskite Semiconductor Cs1-xRbxSnI3 Mediated by Strong Electron-Phonon Coupling

M. Monti, S. Tao, M. Staniforth, A. Crocker, E. Griffin, A. Wijesekara, R.A. Hatton, and J. Lloyd-Hughes
J. Phys. Chem. C 122 20669 (Aug 2018) [ pdf ] [ ref ]

Tue 21 Aug 2018, 09:00 | Tags: Paper Terahertz OPTP Analytical spectroscopy

Cs1−xRbxSnI3 light harvesting semiconductors for perovskite photovoltaics

K.P. Marshall, S. Tao, M. Walker, D.S. Cook, J. Lloyd-Hughes, S. Varagnolo, A. Wijesekara, D. Walker, R.I. Walton and R.A. Hatton
Materials Chemistry Frontiers 2:1515 (June 2018) [ pdf ] [ ref ]

Wed 13 Jun 2018, 12:00 | Tags: Paper Analytical spectroscopy

Highly Sensitive Terahertz Thin-Film Total Internal Reflection Spectroscopy Reveals in Situ Photoinduced Structural Changes in Methylammonium Lead Halide Perovskites

Q. Sun, X. Liu, J. Cao, R.I. Stantchev, Y. Zhou, X. Chen, E.P.J. Parrott, J. Lloyd-Hughes, N. Zhao, and E. Pickwell-MacPherson
J. Phys. Chem. C 122 17552 (June 2018) [ pdf ] [ ref ]

Fri 01 Jun 2018, 08:00 | Tags: Paper Terahertz Analytical spectroscopy

Unravelling the Photoprotection Properties of Mycosporine Amino Acid Motifs

Our PhD student, Jack Woolley has had his first paper accepted as first author! The work is on the photodynamics of a naturally occurring sunscreen molecule found in Algae amongst other places, and could be an important first step in developing the next generation of sunscreens. Well done Jack!

Thu 17 May 2018, 16:04 | Tags: News

Unravelling the Photoprotection Properties of Mycosporine Amino Acid Motifs

Jack M. Woolley, Michael Staniforth, Michael D. Horbury, Gareth W. Richings, Martin Wills, and Vasilios G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 9:3043 (May 2018) [ ref ]
Fri 11 May 2018, 12:00 | Tags: Paper TEAS

Ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy of the sunscreen constituent ethylhexyl triazone

L.A. Baker, S. Clark, S. Habershon and V.G. Stavros
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 8 2113-2118 (2017) [ref]

Tue 24 Apr 2018, 13:00 | Tags: Paper News TEAS Analytical spectroscopy

Conference presentations

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WCUS members have been presenting our recent work at a few conferences so far this year.

Connor Mosley will be talking at this year's APS March Meeting in Los Angeles about our recent work on hysteresis and spin disorder in the magnetically-induced multiferroic CuO.

James Lloyd-Hughes gave an invited talk at the Max Planck Society's "Functional Interfaces in Materials and Chemistry" research school's annual workshop in Schloss Ringberg, Bavaria. This was an excellent meeting - thanks to the organisers!

James also gave an invited talk at the 2nd Terahertz and Materials Meeting at the University of Chester - thanks to Dr Bin Yang for the invitation and the exciting day of talks.

Mon 05 Mar 2018, 22:57 | Tags: Conferences News

Photophysics of the sunscreen ingredient menthyl anthranilate and its precursor methyl anthranilate: a bottom-up approach to photoprotection

N. D. N. Rodrigues, N. Cole-Filipiak, M. D. Horbury, M. Staniforth, T. N. V. Karsili, Y. Peperstraete and V. G. Stavros J. Photochem. Photobio. A. 353, 376-384 (2018) [ref]

Thu 15 Feb 2018, 11:30 | Tags: Paper News TEAS Analytical spectroscopy

Conduction properties of thin films from a water soluble carbon nanotube/hemicellulose complex

D. Shao, P. Yotprayoonsak, V. Saunajoki, M. Ahlskog, J. Virtanen, V. Kangas, A. Volodin, C. Van Haesendonck, M. Burdanova, C. D. W. Mosley and J. Lloyd-Hughes
Nanotechnology 29 145203 (Feb 2018) [ pdf ] [ ref ]

Tue 06 Feb 2018, 17:03 | Tags: Paper Terahertz Analytical spectroscopy

Tracking a hysteretic and disorder-broadened phase transition via the electromagnon response in improper ferroelectrics

C. D. W. Mosely, D. Prabhakaran and J. Lloyd-Hughes
J. Phys. D: App. Phys. 51 (2018) [ref]

Mon 05 Feb 2018, 12:00 | Tags: Paper Terahertz News Analytical spectroscopy

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