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Quantifying soot nanostructures: Importance of image processing parameters for lattice fringe analysis (2019)
Journal Article
Pfau, S. A., La Rocca, A., & Fay, M. W. (2020). Quantifying soot nanostructures: Importance of image processing parameters for lattice fringe analysis. Combustion and Flame, 211, 430-444. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2019.10.020

Fringe analysis is a commonly used method to quantify soot nanostructures. However, the settings of the involved filters and their impact on the results are rarely addressed. In this study, the influence of the three filter parameters as well as two... Read More about Quantifying soot nanostructures: Importance of image processing parameters for lattice fringe analysis.

Immobilized Enzymes on Gold Nanoparticles: From Enhanced Stability to Cleaning of Heritage Textiles (2019)
Journal Article
Gherardi, F., Turyanska, L., Ferrari, E., Weston, N., Fay, M. W., & Colston, B. J. (2019). Immobilized Enzymes on Gold Nanoparticles: From Enhanced Stability to Cleaning of Heritage Textiles. ACS Applied Bio Materials, 2(11), 5136-5143. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsabm.9b00802

Enzyme-based treatments are used in heritage conservation for the effective removal of glues and other damaging organic layers from the surfaces of historic and artistic works. Despite their potential, however, the application of enzymatic treatments... Read More about Immobilized Enzymes on Gold Nanoparticles: From Enhanced Stability to Cleaning of Heritage Textiles.

Synthesis of folic acid functionalized gold nanoclusters for targeting folate receptor-positive cells (2019)
Journal Article
Liu, Z., Turyanska, L., Zamberlan, F., Pacifico, S., Bradshaw, T. D., Moro, F., …Thomas, N. R. (2019). Synthesis of folic acid functionalized gold nanoclusters for targeting folate receptor-positive cells. Nanotechnology, 30(50), https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/ab437c

We report on the synthesis of water-soluble gold nanoclusters capped with polyethylene glycol (PEG)-based ligands and further functionalized with folic acid for specific cellular uptake. The dihydrolipoic acid-PEG-based ligands terminated with -OMe,... Read More about Synthesis of folic acid functionalized gold nanoclusters for targeting folate receptor-positive cells.

Hybrid light emitting diodes based on stable, high brightness all-inorganic CsPbI 3 perovskite nanocrystals and InGaN (2019)
Journal Article
Zhang, C., Turyanska, L., Cao, H., Zhao, L., Fay, M. W., Temperton, R., …Patanè, A. (2019). Hybrid light emitting diodes based on stable, high brightness all-inorganic CsPbI 3 perovskite nanocrystals and InGaN. Nanoscale, 11(28), 13450-13457. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9NR03707A

Despite important advances in the synthesis of inorganic perovskite nanocrystals (NCs), the long-term instability and degradation of their quantum yield (QY) over time need to be addressed to enable the further development and exploitation of these n... Read More about Hybrid light emitting diodes based on stable, high brightness all-inorganic CsPbI 3 perovskite nanocrystals and InGaN.

Soot in the Lubricating Oil: An Overlooked Concern for the Gasoline Direct Injection Engine? (2019)
Journal Article
Pfau, S. A., Rocca, A. L., Haffner-Staton, E., Rance, G. A., Fay, M. W., & Mcghee, M. (2019). Soot in the Lubricating Oil: An Overlooked Concern for the Gasoline Direct Injection Engine?. SAE Technical Papers, https://doi.org/10.4271/2019-01-0301

Formation of soot is a known phenomenon for diesel engines, however, only recently emerged for gasoline engines with the introduction of direct injection systems. Soot-in-oil samples from a three-cylinder turbo-charged gasoline direct injection (GDI)... Read More about Soot in the Lubricating Oil: An Overlooked Concern for the Gasoline Direct Injection Engine?.

Assessing the Accuracy of Soot Nanoparticle Morphology Measurements Using Three- Dimensional Electron Tomography (2019)
Journal Article
Haffner-Staton, E., La Rocca, A., Cairns, A., McGhee, M., & Fay, M. (2019). Assessing the Accuracy of Soot Nanoparticle Morphology Measurements Using Three- Dimensional Electron Tomography. SAE Technical Papers, https://doi.org/10.4271/2019-01-1188

Morphology plays an important role in determining behaviour and impact of soot nanoparticles, including effect on human health, atmospheric optical properties, contribution to engine wear, and role in marine ecology. However, its nanoscopic size has... Read More about Assessing the Accuracy of Soot Nanoparticle Morphology Measurements Using Three- Dimensional Electron Tomography.

Continuous synthesis of Zn2Al-CO3 layered double hydroxides: A comparison of bench, pilot and industrial scale syntheses (2019)
Journal Article
Clark, I., Gomes, R. L., Crawshaw, C., Neve, L., Lodge, R., Fay, M., …Lester, E. (2019). Continuous synthesis of Zn2Al-CO3 layered double hydroxides: A comparison of bench, pilot and industrial scale syntheses. Reaction Chemistry and Engineering, 4(4), 663-666. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8re00241j

© 2019 The Royal Society of Chemistry. Zn2Al-CO3 was produced continuously at bench (g h-1), pilot (100s g h-1) and industrial scale (10s kg h-1). Crystal domain length and BET surface area were similar at all three scales although there was a small... Read More about Continuous synthesis of Zn2Al-CO3 layered double hydroxides: A comparison of bench, pilot and industrial scale syntheses.

Steric and electronic control of 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reactions in carbon nanotube nanoreactors (2019)
Journal Article
Miners, S. A., Fay, M. W., Baldoni, M., Besley, E., Khlobystov, A. N., & Rance, G. A. (2019). Steric and electronic control of 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reactions in carbon nanotube nanoreactors. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 123(10), 6294-6302. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b01190

The use of single-walled carbon nanotubes as effective nanoreactors for preparative bimolecular reactions has been demonstrated for the first time. We show that the extreme spatial confinement of guest reactant molecules inside host carbon nanotubes... Read More about Steric and electronic control of 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reactions in carbon nanotube nanoreactors.

Three dimensional nanoscale analysis reveals aperiodic mesopores in a covalent organic framework and conjugated microporous polymer (2019)
Journal Article
Stoppiello, C. T., Isla, H., Martínez-Abadía, M., Fay, M. W., Parmenter, C. D. J., Roe, M. J., …Khlobystov, A. N. (2019). Three dimensional nanoscale analysis reveals aperiodic mesopores in a covalent organic framework and conjugated microporous polymer. Nanoscale, 11(6), 2848-2854. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8nr10086a

The integrated analytical approach developed in this study offers a powerful methodology for the structural characterization of complex molecular nanomaterials. Structures of a covalent organic framework based on boronate esters (COF-5) and a conjuga... Read More about Three dimensional nanoscale analysis reveals aperiodic mesopores in a covalent organic framework and conjugated microporous polymer.

Morphological characterisation of diesel soot in oil and the associated extraction dependence (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Key, S., La Rocca, A., Fay, M., Rance, G., & Growney , D. (2018). Morphological characterisation of diesel soot in oil and the associated extraction dependence. In SAE Technical Paper Seriesdoi:10.4271/2018-01-0935

The size and morphology of soot particles and agglomerates extracted from lubricating oil drawn from the sump of a diesel engine have been investigated and compared using Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA)... Read More about Morphological characterisation of diesel soot in oil and the associated extraction dependence.

Growth of single-layer boron nitride dome-shaped nanostructures catalysed by iron clusters (2016)
Journal Article
Torre, A. L., Åhlgren, E. H., Fay, M. W., Ben Romdhane, F., Skowron, S. T., Parmenter, C., …Banhart, F. (2016). Growth of single-layer boron nitride dome-shaped nanostructures catalysed by iron clusters. Nanoscale, 8(32), 15079-15085. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6nr03474h

© 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry. We report on the growth and formation of single-layer boron nitride dome-shaped nanostructures mediated by small iron clusters located on flakes of hexagonal boron nitride. The nanostructures were synthesized in... Read More about Growth of single-layer boron nitride dome-shaped nanostructures catalysed by iron clusters.

The allotropic transformation of polycrystalline cubic boron nitride structures resulting from the thermal effects of pulsed laser ablation (2015)
Journal Article
Axinte, D. A., Butler-Smith, P. W., Pacella, M., Pacella, M., Fay, M. W., Butler-Smith, P. W., & Axinte, D. A. (2015). The allotropic transformation of polycrystalline cubic boron nitride structures resulting from the thermal effects of pulsed laser ablation. Diamond and Related Materials, 59, 62-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diamond.2015.09.009

© 2015 Published by Elsevier B.V. Cubic boron nitride, being only second to diamond for its hardness and possessing superior thermal stability is suitable for a wide range of applications. In particular, the versatility of this material and its polyc... Read More about The allotropic transformation of polycrystalline cubic boron nitride structures resulting from the thermal effects of pulsed laser ablation.

Tuneable paramagnetic susceptibility and exciton g-factor in Mn-doped PbS colloidal nanocrystals (2014)
Journal Article
Turyanska, L., Hill, R. J. A., Makarovsky, O., Moro, F., Knott, A. N., Larkin, O. J., …Curry, R. J. (2014). Tuneable paramagnetic susceptibility and exciton g-factor in Mn-doped PbS colloidal nanocrystals. Nanoscale, 6(15), 8919-8925. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4nr02336f

We report on PbS colloidal nanocrystals that combine within one structure solubility in physiological solvents with near-infrared photoluminescence, and magnetic and optical properties tuneable by the controlled incorporation of magnetic impurities (... Read More about Tuneable paramagnetic susceptibility and exciton g-factor in Mn-doped PbS colloidal nanocrystals.

First Identification of Rare-Earth Oxide Nucleation in Chalcogenide Glasses and Implications for Fabrication of Mid-Infrared Active Fibers (2013)
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Tang, Z., Furniss, D., Fay, M., Neate, N. C., Cheng, Y., Barney, E., …Seddon, A. B. (2014). First Identification of Rare-Earth Oxide Nucleation in Chalcogenide Glasses and Implications for Fabrication of Mid-Infrared Active Fibers. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 97(2), 432-441. https://doi.org/10.1111/jace.12732

Gallium (Ga) helps solubilize rare-earth ions in chalcogenide glasses, but has been found to form the dominant crystallizing selenide phase in bulk glass in our previous work. Here, the crystallization behavior is compared of as-annealed 0–3000 ppmw... Read More about First Identification of Rare-Earth Oxide Nucleation in Chalcogenide Glasses and Implications for Fabrication of Mid-Infrared Active Fibers.

Application of nanoparticle tracking analysis platform for the measurement of soot-in-oil agglomerates from automotive engines (2013)
Journal Article
La Rocca, A., Di Liberto, G., Shayler, P., Parmenter, C., & Fay, M. (2014). Application of nanoparticle tracking analysis platform for the measurement of soot-in-oil agglomerates from automotive engines. Tribology International, 70, 142-147. doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2013.09.018

Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) has been applied to characterising soot agglomerates of particles and compared with Transmission Electron Microscoscopy (TEM). Soot nanoparticles were extracted from used oil drawn from the sump of a light duty au... Read More about Application of nanoparticle tracking analysis platform for the measurement of soot-in-oil agglomerates from automotive engines.

TEM study on the electrical discharge machined surface of single-crystal silicon (2013)
Journal Article
Murray, J., Fay, M., Kunieda, M., & Clare, A. (2013). TEM study on the electrical discharge machined surface of single-crystal silicon. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 213(5), doi:10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2012.11.028

EDM is a useful process for machining high-aspect ratio features with good accuracy in electrically conductive materials irrespective of their mechanical properties. With the ability of micro-EDM to compete with the resolution of conventional semi-co... Read More about TEM study on the electrical discharge machined surface of single-crystal silicon.

Band-gap profiling by laser writing of hydrogen-containing III-N-Vs (2012)
Journal Article
Balakrishnan, N., Pettinari, G., Makarovsky, O., Turyanska, L., Fay, M. W., De Luca, M., …Patanè, A. (2012). Band-gap profiling by laser writing of hydrogen-containing III-N-Vs. Physical review B: Condensed matter and materials physics, 86(15), https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.86.155307

We show that the dissociation of the N-H complex in hydrogenated III-N-Vs can be laser activated at temperatures that are significantly smaller than those (>200°C) required for thermal dissociation due to a resonant photon absorption by the N-H compl... Read More about Band-gap profiling by laser writing of hydrogen-containing III-N-Vs.


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