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Group Paper in J. Phys. Chem. B Featured as Editor’s Pick in Science Magazine

Nanotech_38Recent research by the group has been highlighted in the Editor’s choice section of the December issue of Science. The work originally appeared in the Journal of Physical Chemistry B. (Highly ordered nanorod assemblies extending over device scale areas and in controlled multilayers by electrophoretic deposition, by Ajay Singh, Niall J English and Kevin M Ryan, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 10.1021/jp305184n, 2012).

The paper reports on a new technique of electrophoretic deposition to deposit and order individual nanoparticles into large structures. The paper shows that control over net particle charge and dipole leads to the formation of well-ordered, tightly packed multilayers of vertically aligned rods. The technique will be used in the development of new materials for use in photovoltaic cells.


Science Editor’s Choice page: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/338/6112/twil.full

Full paper: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/jp305184n