Publications

Cosnahan, T., Watt, A.A.R., Assender, H.E. 'Modelling of a vacuum Metallization Pattering Method for Organic Electronics' Surface and Coatings Technology (2017)

Tobin, V.R.T., Suttle, H., Assender, H.E. 'Nano-defect-controlled permeation in AlOx/polymer gas barrier films' Thin Solid Films (2017)

Pratt, F.L., Lancaster, T., Baker, P.J., Blundell, S.J., Proksha, T., Morenzoni, E., Suter, A., Assender, H.E. 'Nanoscale depth-resolved polymer dynamics probed by the implantation of low energy muons' Polymer 105 (2016) 516

Neo, D., Tazawa, Y., Jiang, H., Grovenor, C., Assender, H, Watt, A. 'P3HT as a hole transport layer for collloidal quantum dot solar cells' ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 8 (2016) 12101

Shinotsuka, K., Assender, H.E. 'In-situ AFM study of near-surface crystallization in PET and PEN' Journal of Applied Polymer Science 133 (2016) 44269

Spencer, B.F., Leontiadou, M.A., Clark, P.C.J., Williamson, A.I., Silly, M.G., Sirotti, F., Fairclough, S.M., Tsang, S.C.E., Neo, D.C.J, Assender, H.E., Watt, A.A.R., Flavell, W.R. 'Charge dynamics at heterojunctions for PbS/ZnO colloidal quantum dot solar cells probed with time-resolved surface photovoltage spectroscopy' Applied Physics Letters 108 (2016) 91603

Kim, B.-S., Neo, D., Hou, B., Park, J.B., Cho, Y., Zhang, N., Hong, J., Pak, S., Lee, S., Sohn, J.I., Assender, H.E., Watt, A.A.R., Cha, S.N., Kim, J.M. 'High performance PbS quantum dot/graphene hybrid solar cell with efficient charge extraction' ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 8 (2016) 13902

Zhang, N., Neo, D., Tasawa, Y., Li, X., Assender, H.E., Compton, R., Watt, A.A.R. 'Narrow band gap lead sulphide hole transport layers for quantum dot photovoltaics' ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 8 (2016) 21417

Ding, Z., Abbas, G., Assender, H.E., Morrison, J.J., Yeates, S.G., Patchett, E.R., Taylor, D.M. 'Vacuum Production of OTFTs by Vapour Jet Deposition of Dinaphtho[2,3-b:2',3'-f]thieno[3,2-b]thiophene (DNTT) on a Lauryl Acrylate Functionalised Dielectric Surface' Organic Electronics 31 (2016) 90

Avila-Nino, J.A., Patchett, E.R., Taylor, D.M., Assender, H.E., Yeates, S.G., Ding, Z., Morrison, J.J. 'Stable organic static random access memory from a roll-to-roll compatible vacuum evaporation process' Organic Electronics 31 (2016) 77

Powell, A.W., Watt, A.A.R., Assender, H.E., Smith J.M. 'Plasmonic gas sensing using nanocube patch antennas' Advanced Optical Materials 4 (2016) 634

Neo, D.C.J., Stranks, S.D., Eperon, GE., Snaith, H.J., Assender H.E., Watt, A.A.R. 'Quantum funnelling in blended multi-band gap core/shell colloidal quantum dot solar cells' Applied Physics Letters 107 (2015) 103902

Powell A., Watt, A., Assender, H., Smith, J. 'Subwavelength sensing elements from film-coupled silver nanocubes' CLEO:QELS - Fundemental Science 1551 (2015) 1

Jiang, L., Wu, J., Nedolisa, C., Saiani, A., Assender H.E. 'Phase separation and crystallization in high hard block content polyurethane thin films' Macromolecules 48 (2015) 5358

Taylor, D.M., Patchett, E., Williams, A., Ding, Z., Assender, H., Morrison, J., Yeates, S.G. 'Fabrication and simulation of organic transistors and functional circuits' Chemical Physics 456 (2015) 85

Wincott, M.B., Watt, A.A.R, Assender, H.E., Smith, J.M. 'Optimised rear-electrode grating structures in organic solar cells' ''IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics' 5 (2015) 1113

Hjerrild, N., Neo, D., Kasdi, A., Assender, H.E., Warner, J., Watt, A. 'Transfer printed silver nanowire transparent conductors for PbS-ZnO Heterojunction quantum dot solar cells' ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 7 (2015) 6417

Powell, A.W., Hjerrild, N., Watt, A.A.R., Assender, H.E., Smith, J.M. 'Directional plasmonic scattering from metal nanoparticles in thin-film environments' Applied Physics Letters 104 (2014) 81110

Ding, Z., Abbas, G., Assender, H.E., Morrison, J.J., Yeates, S.G., Patchett, E.R., Taylor, D.M. 'Effect of oxygen, moisture and illumination on the stability and reliability of dinaphtho[2,3-b:2',3'-f]thieno[3,2-b]thiophene (DNTT) OTFTs during operation and storage' ACS Applied Materials and Interaces 6 (2014) 15224

Neo, D.C.J., Cheng, C., Stranks, S., Fairclough, S., Kim, J., Kirkland, A., Smith, J., Snaith, H., Assender, H.E., Watt, A.A.R. 'Influence of Shell Thickness and Surface Passivation on PbS/CdS Core/Shell Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cells' Chemistry of Materials 26 (2014) 4004

Cheng, C., Lee, M.M., Noel, N.K., Hughes, G.M., Ball, J., Snaith, H.J., Assender, H.E., Watt, A.A.R. 'Polystyrene Templated Porous Titania Wells for Quantum Dot Heterojunction Solar Cells' Applied Materials and Interfaces 6 (2014) 14247

Abbas, A.A.W., Ding, A., Assender, H.E., Morrison, J.J., Yeates, S.G., Patchett, E., Taylor, D.M. 'A high-yielding evaporation-based process for organic transistors based on the semiconductor DNTT' Organic Electronics 15 (2014) 1998

Taylor, D.M., Patchett, E.R., Williams, A, Neto, N.J., Ding, Z., Assender, H.E., Morrison, J.J., Yeates, S.G. 'Organic Digital Logic and Analog Circuits Fabricated in a roll-tor-oll compatible vacuum-evaporation process' IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 61 (2014) 2950

Patchett, E.R., Williams, A., Ding, Z., Abbas, G.A. Assender, H.E., Morrison, J.J., Yeates, S.G., Taylor, D.M. 'A high-yield vacuum-evaporation-based R2R-compatible fabrication route for organic electronic circuits' Organic Electronics 15 (2014) 1493

Powell, A.W., Hjerrild, N., Watt, A.A.R., Assender, H.E., Smith, J.M. 'Directional Plasmonic Scattering from Metal Nanoparticles in Thin Film Environments' Applied Physics Letters 104 (2014) 81110

Ding, Z., Abbas, G.A.W., Assender, H.E., Morrison, J.J., Sanchez-Romaguera, V., Yeates, S.G., Taylor, D.M. 'Improving the performance of organic thin film transistors formed on a vacuum flash-evaporated acrylate insulator' Applied Physics Letters 103 (2013) 233301

Struller, C.F., Kelly, P.F., Copeland N.J., Tobin, V., Assender, H.E., Holliday, C.W., Read, S.J. 'Aluminium oxide barrier films on polymeric web and their conversion forpackaging applications' Thin Solid Films 553 (2013) 153

Powell, A.W., Wincott, M.B., Watt, A.A.R., Assender, H.E., Smith, J.M. 'Controlling the optical scattering of plasmonic nanoparticles using a thin dielectric layer' J. Applied Physics 113 (2013) 184311

Cattley, C., Cheng, C., Fairclough, S., Young, N., Smith, J., Assender, H., Watt, A.A.R. 'Low temperature synthesis of Cu2Zn1-xSnxS4 quantum dots for earth abundant solar cells' Chem Comm 49 (2013) 3745

Kovacik, P., Assender, H.E., Watt, A.A.R. 'Morphology control in co-evaporated bulk heterojunction solar cells' Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 117 (2013) 22

Abbas, G., Ding, Z., Kanad, M., Assender, H., Taylor D.M.: 'Hysteresis-free vacuum-processed acrylate-pentacene organic thin film transistors' IEEE electron device letters 34 (2013) 268

Shinotsuka, K., Bliznyuk, V.N., Assender, H.E.: 'Near-surface crystallization of PET' 53 (2012) 5554

Willis, S.M., Dimmock, J.A.R., Tutu, F., Liu, H.Y., Peinado, M.G., Assender, H.E., Watt A.A.R., Sellers, I.R: 'Defect mediated extraction in InAs/GaAs quantum dot solar cells' Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 102 (2012) 142

Willis, S.M., Cheng, C., Assender, H.E. and Watt A.A.R.: 'Are colloidal quantum dot solar cells excitonic or not?' NanoLetters 12 (2012) 1522.

Moghal, J., Suttle, H., Cook, A.G., Grovenor, C.R.M. and Assender, H.E.: 'Influence of magnetron sputtering methods on the mechnical and structural properties of aluminium oxide thin films - comparison of RF, DC and HiPIMS sputtering configurations' Surface Coatings and Technology 206 (2012) 3009

Droessler, L., Assender H.E. and Watt, A.A.R.: 'Thermally deposited lead oxides for thin film photovoltaics' Materials Letters 71 (2012) 51

Kovacik, P., Willis, S., Matichak, J., Assender, H.E. and Watt, A.A.R.: 'Effect of side groups on the vacuum thermal evaporaation of polythiophenes for organic electronics' Organic Electronics 13 (2012) 687

Abbas, G., Assender, H.E., Ibrahim, M., Taylor, D.M.: 'Organic thin-film transistors with e-beam cured and flash vacuum deposited polymeric gate dielectric' J. Vac. Sci & Tech B 29 (2011) 052401

Kovacik, P., Sforazzini, G., Cook, A.G., Willis, S., Grant, P., Assender, H.E., Watt, A.: 'Vacuum-deposited planar heterojunction polymer solar cells' ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 3 (2011) 11

Beal, R., Stavrinadis, A., Warner, J., Smith, J., Assender, H. and Watt, A.: 'The molecular structure of polymer-fullerene composite solar cells and its influence on device performance' Macromolecules 43 (2010) 2343

Cattley, C., Stavrinadis, A., Beal, R., Moghal, J., Cook, A., Grant, P., Smith, J., Assender, H. and Watt, A.A.R.: 'Colloidal Synthesis of Lead Oxide Nanocrystals for Photovoltaics' Chemical communication 46 (2010) 2802

Lancaster T., Pratt, F.L., Blundell S.J., McKenzie I., and Assender H.E.: 'Muon-fluorine entanglement in fluoropolymers' J. Physics: Condensed Matter 37 (2009) 113

Harkin-Jones, E., Figiel, L., Spencer, P., Abu-Zurayk, R., Al-Shabib, W., Chan, V., Rajeev, R., Soon, K., Buckley, P., Sweeney, J., Menary, G., Armstrong, C., Assender, H., Coates, P., Dunne, F., McNally, T. and Martin, P.: 'Performance enhancement of polymer nanocomposites via multiscale modelling of processing and properties' Plastics Rubber and Composites 50 (2008) 700

Stavrinadis, A., Beal, R., Smith, J.M., Assender, H.E. and Watt, A.A.R.: 'Direct formation of PbS nanorods in a conjugated polymer' Advanced Materials 20(16) (2008) 3105

Martin, C.M., Burlakov, V.M., Assender, H.E. and Barkhouse D.A.R.: 'A Numerical Model For Explaining The Role Of The Interface Morphology In Composite Solar Cells' J. Appl. Phys 102 (2007) 104506

Barkhouse, D.A.R., Bishop, H.E., Henry, B.M., Webster, G.R., Burn, P.L. and Assender H.E.: 'Improving the efficiency of MEH-PPV/TiO2 solar cells by lithium salt modification' Organic Electronics 11 (2010) 647

Lochab,B., Burn, P.L., Barkhouse, A., Assender, H.E., Keeble, D., Thomsend, E., Lewis, A. and Samuel I.D.W.: 'Electronically asymmetric poly(1,4-phenylenevinylene)s for photovoltaic cells' Organic Electronics 8 (2007) 801

Howells, D.G., Henry, B.M., Leterrier, Y., Månson, J.-A.E., Madocks, J. and Assender, H.E.: 'Mechanical Properties of SiOx Gas Barrier Coatings on Polyester Films' Surface coatings and technology 202 (2008) 3529

Howells, D.G., Henry, B.M., Madocks, J. and Assender, H.E.: 'High quality PECVD silicon oxide gas barrier coatings on polyester films' Thin Solid Films 516 (2008) 3081

Xie, Z., Henry, B.M., Kirov, K.R., Barkhouse A., Burlakov, V.M., Smith, H.E., Grovenor, C.R.M., Assender, H.E., Briggs, G.A.D., Kano, M. and Tsukahara, Y.: 'Correlation between photoconductivity in nanocrystalline titania and short circuit current transients in MEH-PPV/titania solar cells' Nanotechnology 18 (2007) 145708

Martin, C.M., Burlakov, V.M. and Assender, H.E. (2006). 'Modeling charge transport in composite solar cells' Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 90(7-8) (2006) 900-915.

Xie, Z., Burlakov, V.M., Henry, B.M., Kirov, K.R., Smith, H.E., Grovenor, C.R.M., Assender, H.E., Briggs, G.A.D., Kano, M. and Tsukahara, Y.: 'Intensity-dependent relaxation of photoconductivity in nanocrystalline titania thin films' Physical Review B 73(11) (2006) 113317.

Xie, Z., Henry, B.M., Kirov, K.R., Smith, H.E., Barkhouse, A., Grovenor, C.R.M., Assender, H.E., Briggs, G.A.D., Webster, G.R., Burn, P.L., Kano, M. and Tsukahara, Y.: 'Study of the effect of changing the microstructure of titania layers on composite solar cell performance' Thin Solid Films 511 (2006) 523-528.

Kirov, K.R. and Assender, H.E. (2005). 'Quantitative ATR-IR analysis of anisotropic polymer films: Surface structure of commercial PET' Macromolecules 38(22) (2005) 9258-9265.

Pratt, F.L., Lancaster, T., Brooks, M.L., Blundell, S.J., Prokscha, T., Morenzoni, E., Suter, A., Luetkens, H., Khasanov, R., Scheuermann, R., Zimmermann, U., Shinotsuka, K. and Assender, H.E.: 'Surface dynamics of a thin polystyrene film probed by low-energy muons' Physical Review B 72(12) (2005) 121401.

Kawata, K., Burlakov, V.M., Carey, M.J., Assender, H.E., Briggs, G.A.D., Ruseckas, A. and Samuel, I.D.W.: 'Description of exciton transport in a TiO2/MEH-PPV heterojunction photovoltaic material' Solar Energy Materials And Solar Cells 87 (1-4) (2005) 715-724.

Burlakov, V.M., Kawata, K., Assender, H.E., Briggs, G.A.D., Ruseckas, A. and Samuel, I.D.W.: 'Discrete hopping model of exciton transport in disordered media' Physical Review B 72 (7) (2005) 75206

Assender, H.: 'The joys of parenthood.' Physics World 17 (3) (2004) 60-60.

Swaminathan, P., Disley P.F. and Assender, H.E.: 'Surface modification of an ion exchange membrane using amines' J. Membrane Science 234 (2004) 131-137.

Kirov, K.R. and Assender, H.E.: 'Quantitative ATR-IR analysis of anisotropic polymer films: Extraction of optical constants.' Macromolecules 37 (3) (2004) 894-904.

Porfyrakis, K. and Assender, H.E.: 'Mesoscale modelling of processing rubber toughened acrylic polymers.' Plastic and Rubber Composites 33 (2004) 223-232

Swaminathan, P., Disley, P.F. and Assender, H.E.: 'Surface modification of ion exchange membrane using amines.' Journal Of Membrane Science 234 (1-2) (2004) 131-137.

Assender, H.E., Bliznyuk, V.N. and Porfyrakis, K.: 'How surface topography relates to materials properties' Science 297 (2002) 973

Bliznyuk, V.N., Assender H.E. and Briggs, G.A.D. 'Surface glass transition temperature of amorphous polymers: a new insight with SFM' Macromolecules 35 (2002) 6613

Goldbeck-Wood, G., Bliznyuk, V.N., Burlakov, V., Assender H.E., Briggs, G.A.D., Tsukahara, Y., Anderson K.L. and Windle, A.H.: 'Surface structure of amorphous polystyrene: comarison of SFM imaging and lattice chain simulations' Macromolecules 35 (2002) 5283

Porfyrakis K., Robinson, I and Assender, H.E.: 'The interrelationship between processing conditions, microstructure and mechanical properties for injection moulded rubber-toughened poly(methyl methacrylate) (RTPMMA) samples' Polymer 43 (2002) 4769

Porfyrakis, K., Kolosov, O.V. and Assender H.E. 'AFM and UFM surface characterisation of rubber-toughened poly(methyl methacrylate) (RTPMMA) samples' J. Applied Polymer Science 82 (2001) 2790

Cuberes, M.T., Assender H.E., Briggs, G.A.D. and Kolosov O.V.: 'Heterodyne force microscopy on PMM/rubber nanocomposites: nanomapping of viscoelastic response at ultrasonic frequencies' J Physics D: Applied Physics 33 (2000) 2347

Deng, C.S., Assender, H.E., Dinelli, F., Kolosov, O.V., Briggs, G.A.D., Miyamoto, T., and Tsukahara, Y.: 'Nucleation and growth of gas barrier aluminium oxide on surfaces of poly(ethylene terephthalate) and polypropylene: effects of polymer properties' J. Polymer Science B: Polymer Physics 38 (2000) 3151-3162.