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Our research is focussed on the optical and electronic properties of novel nanoscale semiconductor systems. It is an extremely exciting time for semiconducting materials, with new materials being developed almost daily and the classical boundaries between organic and inorganic, localised wavefunctions and band semiconductors beginning to blur.

We are exploring the physics of a whole new range of semiconducting materials such as Organic semiconductors, Quantum Dots, Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Perovskites and 2D monolayer semiconductor.  In particular we are interested in emergent phenomena , i.e. phenomena that occur in ensembles or at interfaces between materials, but not in isolated molecules or semiconductor systems. In the past few years we have uncovered evidence that such phenomena underlie the efficient operation of a range of optoelectronic devices, giving rise to unexpected coherent phenomena. We seek to understand such phenomena to create a new generation of electronic and photonic devices.


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Paper published in Science

May 29, 2018

Mike's paper looking at long-range exciton diffusion in conjugated polymer nanofibers designed by the Manner's group in Bristol is published in Science.

Paper published in PNAS

May 03, 2018

Leah's paper on using high magnetic fields to study the dynamics of triplet excitons pairs in organic semiconductors is published in PNAS.

Paper accepted to Nature Communications

Nov 15, 2017

Matt and Alex's paper on the role of order in the charge separation process in OPVs is accepted to Nature Communications.

Paper accepted to ASC Nano

Oct 24, 2017

Limeng's paper on exciton-phonon coupling in hybrid perovskite quantum wells is accepted to ACS NANO.

Paper published in Nature Reviews

Oct 05, 2017

Our review of Singlet Fission is published in Nature Reviews Materials

ERC Starter Grant

Sep 18, 2017

Our project SOLARX is funded by the ERC.

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