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Publications: Dr Colin Crick

Zhang L, Mehanna YA, Crick CR, Poole RJ ( 2022 ) . Surface Tension and Viscosity Dependence of Slip Length over Irregularly Structured Superhydrophobic Surfaces . Langmuir vol. 38 , ( 39 ) 11873 - 11881 .
Chen F, Wang Y, Tian Y, Zhang D, Song J, Crick CR, Carmalt CJ, Parkin IP et al. ( 2022 ) . Robust and durable liquid-repellent surfaces . Chemical Society Reviews vol. 51 , ( 20 ) 8476 - 8583 .
Mehanna YA, Crick CR ( 2022 ) . Study on the Influence of Polymer/Particle Properties on the Resilience of Superhydrophobic Coatings . ACS Omega vol. 7 , ( 21 ) 18052 - 18062 .
Upton RL, Dop RA, Sadler E, Lunt AM, Neill DR, Hasell T, Crick CR ( 2022 ) . Investigating the viability of sulfur polymers for the fabrication of photoactive, antimicrobial, water repellent coatings . Journal of Materials Chemistry B vol. 10 , ( 22 ) 4153 - 4162 .
Mehanna YA, Crick CR ( 2021 ) . Image analysis methodology for a quantitative evaluation of coating abrasion resistance . Applied Materials Today vol. 25 ,
Upton RL, Fedosyuk A, Edel JB, Crick CR ( 2021 ) . Carbon Nanofiber/SiO<inf>2</inf> Nanoparticle/HDPE Composites as Physically Resilient and Submersible Water-Repellent Coatings on HDPE Substrates . ACS Applied Nano Materials vol. 4 , ( 10 ) 10090 - 10102 .
Sadler E, Crick CR ( 2021 ) . Suction or gravity-fed oil-water separation using PDMS-coated glass filters . Sustainable Materials and Technologies vol. 29 ,
Mehanna YA, Sadler E, Upton RL, Kempchinsky AG, Lu Y, Crick CR ( 2021 ) . The challenges, achievements and applications of submersible superhydrophobic materials . Chemical Society Reviews vol. 50 , ( 11 ) 6569 - 6612 .
Mehanna YA, Crick CR ( 2020 ) . Heat-treated micronized polyethylene powder for efficient oil/water separating filters . Materials vol. 13 , ( 14 )
Upton RL, Crick CR ( 2020 ) . Pigmented self-cleaning coatings with enhanced UV resilience via the limitation of photocatalytic activity and its effects . Molecular Systems Design && Engineering vol. 5 , ( 4 ) 876 - 881 .
Upton RL, Davies-Manifold Z, Marcello M, Arnold K, Crick CR ( 2020 ) . A general formulation approach for the fabrication of water repellent materials: How composition can impact resilience and functionality . Molecular Systems Design and Engineering vol. 5 , ( 2 ) 477 - 483 .
Mehanna YA, Upton RL, Crick CR ( 2019 ) . Highly rough surface coatings via the ambient temperature deposition of thermosetting polymers . Journal of Materials Chemistry A vol. 7 , ( 13 ) 7333 - 7337 .
Xu H, Crick CR, Poole RJ ( 2018 ) . Evaluating the resilience of superhydrophobic materials using the slip-length concept . Journal of Materials Chemistry A vol. 6 , ( 10 ) 4458 - 4465 .
Peveler WJ, Noimark S, Al-Azawi H, Hwang GB, Crick CR, Allan E, Edel JB, Ivanov AP et al. ( 2018 ) . Covalently Attached Antimicrobial Surfaces Using BODIPY: Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness . ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces vol. 10 , ( 1 ) 98 - 104 .
Crick CR, Albella P, Kim HJ, Ivanov AP, Kim KB, Maier SA, Edel JB ( 2017 ) . Low-Noise Plasmonic Nanopore Biosensors for Single Molecule Detection at Elevated Temperatures . ACS Photonics vol. 4 , ( 11 ) 2835 - 2842 .
Crick C ( 2017 ) . Engineering functional polymer coatings through the modification of morphology and surface chemistry . ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY . vol. 254 ,
Pitchford WH, Crick CR, Kim HJ, Ivanov AP, Kim HM, Yu JS, Albrecht T, Kim KB et al. ( 2017 ) . Low Noise Nanopore Platforms Optimised for the Synchronised Optical and Electrical Detection of Biomolecules . RSC Nanoscience and Nanotechnology , vol. 2017-January ,
Crick CR, Noimark S, Peveler WJ, Bear JC, Ivanov AP, Edel JB, Parkin IP ( 2016 ) . Advanced compositional analysis of Nanoparticle-polymer composites using direct fluorescence imaging . Journal of Visualized Experiments vol. 2016 , ( 113 )
Freedman KJ, Crick CR, Albella P, Barik A, Ivanov AP, Maier SA, Oh SH, Edel JB ( 2016 ) . On-Demand Surface-And Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Using Dielectrophoretic Trapping and Nanopore Sensing . ACS Photonics vol. 3 , ( 6 ) 1036 - 1044 .
Gao J, Uribe-Romo FJ, Saathoff JD, Arslan H, Crick CR, Hein SJ, Itin B, Clancy P et al. ( 2016 ) . Ambipolar Transport in Solution-Synthesized Graphene Nanoribbons . ACS Nano vol. 10 , ( 4 ) 4847 - 4856 .
Turek VA, Francescato Y, Cadinu P, Crick CR, Elliott L, Chen Y, Urland V, Ivanov AP et al. ( 2016 ) . Self-Assembled Spherical Supercluster Metamaterials from Nanoscale Building Blocks . ACS Photonics vol. 3 , ( 1 ) 35 - 42 .
Ozkan E, Crick CC, Taylor A, Allan E, Parkin IP ( 2016 ) . Copper-based water repellent and antibacterial coatings by aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition . Chemical Science vol. 7 , ( 8 ) 5126 - 5131 .
Crick CR, Ozkan FT, Parkin IP ( 2015 ) . Fabrication of optimized oil-water separation devices through the targeted treatment of silica meshes . Science and Technology of Advanced Materials vol. 16 , ( 5 )
Crick CR, Sze JYY, Rosillo-Lopez M, Salzmann CG, Edel JB ( 2015 ) . Selectively Sized Graphene-Based Nanopores for in Situ Single Molecule Sensing . ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces vol. 7 , ( 32 ) 18188 - 18194 .
Lu Y, Sathasivam S, Song J, Crick CR, Carmalt CJ, Parkin IP ( 2015 ) . Robust self-cleaning surfaces that function when exposed to either air or oil . Science vol. 347 , ( 6226 ) 1132 - 1135 .
Clough MT, Crick CR, Gräsvik J, Hunt PA, Niedermeyer H, Welton T, Whitaker OP ( 2015 ) . A physicochemical investigation of ionic liquid mixtures . Chemical Science vol. 6 , ( 2 ) 1101 - 1114 .
Crick CR, Albella P, Ng B, Ivanov AP, Roschuk T, Cecchini MP, Bresme F, Maier SA et al. ( 2015 ) . Precise attoliter temperature control of nanopore sensors using a nanoplasmonic bullseye . Nano Letters vol. 15 , ( 1 ) 553 - 559 .
Crick CR, Noimark S, Peveler WJ, Bear JC, Ivanov AP, Edel JB, Parkin IP ( 2015 ) . Advanced analysis of nanoparticle composites-a means toward increasing the efficiency of functional materials . RSC Advances vol. 5 , ( 66 ) 53789 - 53795 .
Crick CR, Bhachu DS, Parkin IP ( 2014 ) . Superhydrophobic silica wool - A facile route to separating oil and hydrophobic solvents from water . Science and Technology of Advanced Materials vol. 15 , ( 6 )
Draper MC, Crick CR, Orlickaite V, Turek VA, Parkin IP, Edel JB ( 2013 ) . Superhydrophobic surfaces as an on-chip microfluidic toolkit for total droplet control . Analytical Chemistry vol. 85 , ( 11 ) 5405 - 5410 .
Crick CR, Gibbins JA, Parkin IP ( 2013 ) . Superhydrophobic polymer-coated copper-mesh; Membranes for highly efficient oil-water separation . Journal of Materials Chemistry A vol. 1 , ( 19 ) 5943 - 5948 .
Crick CR, Bear JC, Southern P, Parkin IP ( 2013 ) . A general method for the incorporation of nanoparticles into superhydrophobic films by aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition . Journal of Materials Chemistry A vol. 1 , ( 13 ) 4336 - 4344 .
Crick CR, Parkin IP ( 2013 ) . Relationship between surface hydrophobicity and water bounces-a dynamic method for accessing surface hydrophobicity . Journal of Materials Chemistry A vol. 1 , ( 3 ) 799 - 804 .
Crick CR, Bear JC, Kafizas A, Parkin IP ( 2012 ) . Superhydrophobic photocatalytic surfaces through direct incorporation of titania nanoparticles into a polymer matrix by aerosol assisted chemical vapor deposition . Advanced Materials vol. 24 , ( 26 ) 3505 - 3508 .
Crick CR, Parkin IP ( 2011 ) . Water droplet bouncing-a definition for superhydrophobic surfaces . Chemical Communications vol. 47 , ( 44 ) 12059 - 12061 .
Crick CR, Parkin IP ( 2011 ) . CVD of copper and copper oxide thin films via the in situ reduction of copper(ii) nitrate - A route to conformal superhydrophobic coatings . Journal of Materials Chemistry vol. 21 , ( 38 ) 14712 - 14716 .
Crick CR, Clausen-Thue V, Parkin IP ( 2011 ) . Aerosol assisted depositions of polymers using an atomiser delivery system . Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology . vol. 11 , 8358 - 8362 .
Crick CR, Parkin IP ( 2011 ) . Superhydrophobic silica films on glass formed by hydrolysis of an acidic aerosol of tetraethylorthosilicate . Journal of Materials Chemistry vol. 21 , ( 25 ) 9362 - 9366 .
Crick CR, Ismail S, Pratten J, Parkin IP ( 2011 ) . An investigation into bacterial attachment to an elastomeric superhydrophobic surface prepared via aerosol assisted deposition . Thin Solid Films vol. 519 , ( 11 ) 3722 - 3727 .
Crick CR, Parkin IP ( 2011 ) . Aerosol assisted deposition of melamine-formaldehyde resin: Hydrophobic thin films from a hydrophilic material . Thin Solid Films vol. 519 , ( 7 ) 2181 - 2186 .
Kafizas A, Crick C, Parkin IP ( 2010 ) . The combinatorial atmospheric pressure chemical vapour deposition (cAPCVD) of a gradating substitutional/interstitial N-doped anatase TiO <inf>2</inf> thin-film; UVA and visible light photocatalytic activities . Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry vol. 216 , ( 2-3 ) 156 - 166 .
Crick CR, Parkin IP ( 2010 ) . ChemInform Abstract: Preparation and Characterization of Super‐Hydrophobic Surfaces . ChemInform vol. 41 , ( 26 ) no - no .
Crick CR, Parkin IP ( 2010 ) . Superhydrophobic polymer films via aerosol assisted deposition - Taking a leaf out of nature's book . Thin Solid Films vol. 518 , ( 15 ) 4328 - 4335 .
Crick CR, Parkin IP ( 2010 ) . Preparation and characterisation of super-hydrophobic surfaces . Chemistry - A European Journal vol. 16 , ( 12 ) 3568 - 3588 .
Crick CR, Parkin IP ( 2009 ) . A single step route to superhydrophobic surfaces through aerosol assisted deposition of rough polymer surfaces: Duplicating the lotus effect . Journal of Materials Chemistry vol. 19 , ( 8 ) 1074 - 1076 .