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Synthesis of hydroxylated group IV metal oxides inside hollow graphitised carbon nanofibers: nano-sponges and nanoreactors for enhanced decontamination of organophosphates (2018)
Journal Article
Astle, M. A., Rance, G. A., Fay, M. W., Notman, S., Sambrook, M. R., & Khlobystov, A. N. (2018). Synthesis of hydroxylated group IV metal oxides inside hollow graphitised carbon nanofibers: nano-sponges and nanoreactors for enhanced decontamination of organophosphates. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6(41), 20444-20453. doi:10.1039/c8ta08100j

The confinement and enhanced catalytic properties of hydroxylated group IV metal oxide nanostructures inside hollow graphitised carbon nanofibers (GNF) has been demonstrated. GNF – a structural analogue of carbon nanotubes – were effectively filled w... Read More about Synthesis of hydroxylated group IV metal oxides inside hollow graphitised carbon nanofibers: nano-sponges and nanoreactors for enhanced decontamination of organophosphates.

Movement of palladium nanoparticles in hollow graphitised nanofibres: the role of migration and coalescence in nanocatalyst sintering during the Suzuki–Miyaura reaction (2018)
Journal Article
Lodge, R. W., Rance, G. A., Fay, M. W., & Khlobystov, A. N. (2018). Movement of palladium nanoparticles in hollow graphitised nanofibres: the role of migration and coalescence in nanocatalyst sintering during the Suzuki–Miyaura reaction. Nanoscale, doi:10.1039/c8nr05267k. ISSN 2040-3364

The evolution of individual palladium nanoparticle (PdNP) catalysts, in graphitised nanofibres (GNF), in the liquid-phase Suzuki-Miyaura (SM) reaction has been appraised. The combination of identical location-transmission electron microscopy (IL-TEM)... Read More about Movement of palladium nanoparticles in hollow graphitised nanofibres: the role of migration and coalescence in nanocatalyst sintering during the Suzuki–Miyaura reaction.

Formation of hollow carbon nanoshells from thiol stabilised silver nanoparticles via heat treatment (2018)
Journal Article
Watts, J. A., Fay, M. W., Rance, G. A., Brown, P. D., & Khlobystov, A. N. (2018). Formation of hollow carbon nanoshells from thiol stabilised silver nanoparticles via heat treatment. Carbon, 139, 538-544. doi:10.1016/j.carbon.2018.06.074

Uniform, less 10 nm sized, hollow carbon nano-shells (HCNS) have been prepared via a single-step, thermal treatment of alkanethiol stabilised Ag nanoparticles (TS-AgNP). Direct evidence for the formation of spherical HCNS from TS-AgNP is provided by... Read More about Formation of hollow carbon nanoshells from thiol stabilised silver nanoparticles via heat treatment.

Comparative nanostructure analysis of gasoline turbocharged direct injection and diesel soot-in-oil with carbon black (2018)
Journal Article
Pfau, S., La Roca, A., Haffner-Staton, E., Rance, G., Fay, M., Brough, R., & Malizia, S. (2018). Comparative nanostructure analysis of gasoline turbocharged direct injection and diesel soot-in-oil with carbon black. Carbon, 139, 342-352. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2018.06.050

Two gasoline turbocharged direct injection (GTDI) and two diesel soot-in-oil samples were compared with one flame-generated soot sample. High resolution transmission electron microscopy imaging was employed for the initial qualitative assessment of t... Read More about Comparative nanostructure analysis of gasoline turbocharged direct injection and diesel soot-in-oil with carbon black.

A facile route to bespoke macro- and mesoporous block copolymer microparticles (2018)
Journal Article
He, G., Bennett, T. M., Alauhdin, M., Fay, M. W., Liu, X., Schwab, S. T., …Howdle, S. M. (in press). A facile route to bespoke macro- and mesoporous block copolymer microparticles. Polymer Chemistry, 9(27), doi:10.1039/c8py00707a

We report a facile and versatile strategy for the bespoke fabrication of macro- and mesoporous block copolymer microparticles. A clean synthetic route, RAFT dispersion polymerisation in supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2), is used to generate block... Read More about A facile route to bespoke macro- and mesoporous block copolymer microparticles.

Room temperature uniaxial magnetic anisotropy induced by Fe-islands in the InSe semiconductor van der Waals crystal (2018)
Journal Article
Moro, F., Bhuiyan, M. A., Kudrynskyi, Z. R., Puttock, R., Kazakova, O., Makarovsky, O., …Patanè, A. (2018). Room temperature uniaxial magnetic anisotropy induced by Fe-islands in the InSe semiconductor van der Waals crystal. Advanced Science, 5(7), https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.201800257

The controlled manipulation of the spin and charge of electrons in a semiconductor has the potential to create new routes to digital electronics beyond Moore’s law, spintronics, and quantum detection and imaging for sensing applications. These techno... Read More about Room temperature uniaxial magnetic anisotropy induced by Fe-islands in the InSe semiconductor van der Waals crystal.

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.

Progress towards a methodology for high throughput 3D reconstruction of soot nanoparticles via electron tomography (2018)
Journal Article
Haffner-Staton, E., La Rocca, A., & Fay, M. (2018). Progress towards a methodology for high throughput 3D reconstruction of soot nanoparticles via electron tomography. Journal of Microscopy, 270(3), 272-289. https://doi.org/10.1111/jmi.12680

The aim of this work is to make progress towards the development of 3D reconstruction as a legitimate alternative to traditional 2D characterisation of soot. Time constraints are the greatest opposition to its implementation, as currently reconstruct... Read More about Progress towards a methodology for high throughput 3D reconstruction of soot nanoparticles via electron tomography.

Stable DHLA–PEG capped PbS quantum dots: from synthesis to near-infrared biomedical imaging (2018)
Journal Article
Zamberlan, F., Turyanska, L., Patanè, A., Liu, Z., Williams, H., Fay, M., …Grabowska, A. (in press). Stable DHLA–PEG capped PbS quantum dots: from synthesis to near-infrared biomedical imaging. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 6, https://doi.org/10.1039/c7tb02912h

The short shelf-life of water-soluble quantum dots (QDs) due to colloidal instability represents a major drawback to their exploitation. This work examines the colloidal stability of PbS nanoparticles capped with dihydrolipoic acid–polyethylene glyco... Read More about Stable DHLA–PEG capped PbS quantum dots: from synthesis to near-infrared biomedical imaging.


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