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Publications: Dr Thomas James MacDonald

Du T, Macdonald TJ, Yang RX, Li M, Jiang Z, Mohan L, Xu W, Su Z et al. ( 2022 ) . Additive-free, Low-temperature Crystallization of Stable α-FAPbI3 Perovskite . Adv Matere2107850 - e2107850 .
Lanzetta L, Webb T, Marin-Beloqui J, Macdonald T, Haque S ( 2022 ) . Halide Chemistry in Tin Perovskite Optoelectronics: Bottlenecks and Opportunities . Angewandte Chemie
Lanzetta L, Webb T, Marin-Beloqui J, Macdonald T, Haque S ( 2022 ) . Halide Chemistry in Tin Perovskite Optoelectronics: Bottlenecks and Opportunities . Angew Chem Int Ed Engl
Macdonald TJ, Clancy AJ, Shutt RRC, Howard CA ( 2022 ) . Phosphorene nanoribbons for next-generation energy devices . Joule
Furlan F, Nodari D, Palladino E, Angela E, Mohan L, Briscoe J, Fuchter MJ, Macdonald TJ et al. ( 2022 ) . Tuning Halide Composition Allows Low Dark Current Perovskite Photodetectors With High Specific Detectivity . Advanced Optical Materials
Lin C, Hsieh C, Macdonald TJ, Chang J, Lin P, Cha H, Steier L, Wadsworth A et al. ( 2022 ) . Water‐Insensitive Electron Transport and Photoactive Layers for Improved Underwater Stability of Organic Photovoltaics (Adv. Funct. Mater. 40/2022) . Advanced Functional Materials vol. 32 , ( 40 ) 2270223 - 2270223 .
Li J, Luo N, Kang L, Zhao F, Jiao Y, Macdonald TJ, Wang M, Parkin IP et al. ( 2022 ) . Hydrogen-Bond Reinforced Superstructural Manganese Oxide As the Cathode for Ultra-Stable Aqueous Zinc Ion Batteries . Advanced Energy Materials
Lin CT, Hsieh CT, Macdonald TJ, Chang JF, Lin PC, Cha H, Steier L, Wadsworth A et al. ( 2022 ) . Water-Insensitive Electron Transport and Photoactive Layers for Improved Underwater Stability of Organic Photovoltaics . Advanced Functional Materials
Webb T, Liu X, Westbrook RJE, Kern S, Sajjad MT, Jenatsch S, Jayawardena KDGI, Perera WHK et al. ( 2022 ) . A Multifaceted Ferrocene Interlayer for Highly Stable and Efficient Lithium Doped Spiro‐OMeTAD‐based Perovskite Solar Cells . Advanced Energy Materials vol. 12 , ( 26 ) 2200666 - 2200666 .
Xu W, Du T, Sachs M, Macdonald TJ, Min G, Mohan L, Stewart K, Lin CT et al. ( 2022 ) . Asymmetric charge carrier transfer and transport in planar lead halide perovskite solar cells . Cell Reports Physical Science vol. 3 , ( 5 )
Du T, Richheimer F, Frohna K, Gasparini N, Mohan L, Min G, Xu W, MacDonald TJ et al. ( 2022 ) . Overcoming Nanoscale Inhomogeneities in Thin-Film Perovskites via Exceptional Post-annealing Grain Growth for Enhanced Photodetection . Nano Letters vol. 22 , ( 3 ) 979 - 988 .
MacDonald TJ, Clancy AJ, Xu W, Jiang Z, Lin CT, Mohan L, Du T, Tune DD et al. ( 2021 ) . Phosphorene Nanoribbon-Augmented Optoelectronics for Enhanced Hole Extraction . Journal of the American Chemical Society vol. 143 , ( 51 ) 21549 - 21559 .
Portnoi M, Haigh PA, Macdonald TJ, Ambroz F, Parkin IP, Darwazeh I, Papakonstantinou I ( 2021 ) . Bandwidth limits of luminescent solar concentrators as detectors in free-space optical communication systems . Light: Science and Applications vol. 10 , ( 1 )
Lanzetta L, Webb T, Zibouche N, Liang X, Ding D, Min G, Westbrook RJE, Gaggio B et al. ( 2021 ) . Degradation mechanism of hybrid tin-based perovskite solar cells and the critical role of tin (IV) iodide . Nature Communications vol. 12 , ( 1 )
Bodian S, Colchester RJ, Macdonald TJ, Ambroz F, Briceno de Gutierrez M, Mathews SJ, Fong YMM, Maneas E et al. ( 2021 ) . CuInS<inf>2</inf> Quantum Dot and Polydimethylsiloxane Nanocomposites for All-Optical Ultrasound and Photoacoustic Imaging . Advanced Materials Interfaces vol. 8 , ( 20 )
Rombach FM, Haque SA, Macdonald TJ ( 2021 ) . Lessons learned from spiro-OMeTAD and PTAA in perovskite solar cells . Energy and Environmental Science vol. 14 , ( 10 ) 5161 - 5190 .
Westbrook RJE, Macdonald TJ, Xu W, Lanzetta L, Marin-Beloqui JM, Clarke TM, Haque SA ( 2021 ) . Lewis Base Passivation Mediates Charge Transfer at Perovskite Heterojunctions . Journal of the American Chemical Society vol. 143 , ( 31 ) 12230 - 12243 .
Bati ASR, Hao M, Macdonald TJ, Batmunkh M, Yamauchi Y, Wang L, Shapter JG ( 2021 ) . 1D-2D Synergistic MXene-Nanotubes Hybrids for Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells . Small vol. 17 , ( 32 )
Du T, Ratnasingham SR, Kosasih FU, Macdonald TJ, Mohan L, Augurio A, Ahli H, Lin CT et al. ( 2021 ) . Aerosol Assisted Solvent Treatment: A Universal Method for Performance and Stability Enhancements in Perovskite Solar Cells . Advanced Energy Materials
Wilson RL, Macdonald TJ, Lin CT, Xu S, Taylor A, Knapp CE, Guldin S, McLachlan MA et al. ( 2021 ) . Chemical vapour deposition (CVD) of nickel oxide using the novel nickel dialkylaminoalkoxide precursor [Ni(dmamp′)<inf>2</inf>] (dmamp′ = 2-dimethylamino-2-methyl-1-propanolate) . RSC Advances vol. 11 , ( 36 ) 22199 - 22205 .
Ding D, Lanzetta L, Liang X, Min G, Giza M, Macdonald TJ, Haque SA ( 2021 ) . Ultrathin polymethylmethacrylate interlayers boost performance of hybrid tin halide perovskite solar cells . Chemical Communications vol. 57 , ( 41 ) 5047 - 5050 .
Yavari M, Liu X, Webb T, Jayawardena KDGI, Xiang Y, Kern S, Hinder S, MacDonald TJ et al. ( 2021 ) . A synergistic Cs<inf>2</inf>CO<inf>3</inf>ETL treatment to incorporate Cs cation into perovskite solar cells: Via two-step scalable fabrication . Journal of Materials Chemistry C vol. 9 , ( 12 ) 4367 - 4377 .
Zhang Y, Kirs A, Ambroz F, Lin CT, Bati ASR, Parkin IP, Shapter JG, Batmunkh M et al. ( 2021 ) . Ambient Fabrication of Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells . Small Methods vol. 5 , ( 1 )
Lin CT, Xu W, Macdonald TJ, Ngiam J, Kim JH, Du T, Xu S, Tuladhar PS et al. ( 2021 ) . Correlating the Active Layer Structure and Composition with the Device Performance and Lifetime of Amino-Acid-Modified Perovskite Solar Cells . ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Contini C, Hindley JW, Macdonald TJ, Barritt JD, Ces O, Quirke N ( 2020 ) . Size dependency of gold nanoparticles interacting with model membranes . Communications Chemistry vol. 3 , ( 1 )
Lin CT, Ngiam J, Xu B, Chang YH, Du T, Macdonald TJ, Durrant JR, McLachlan MA ( 2020 ) . Enhancing the operational stability of unencapsulated perovskite solar cells through Cu-Ag bilayer electrode incorporation . Journal of Materials Chemistry A vol. 8 , ( 17 ) 8684 - 8691 .
Ambroz F, Sathasivam S, Lee R, Gadipelli S, Lin CT, Xu S, Poduval RK, Mclachlan MA et al. ( 2020 ) . Corrigendum to: Influence of Lithium and Lanthanum Treatment on TiO 2 Nanofibers and Their Application in n-i-p Solar Cells (ChemElectroChem, (2019), 6, 14, (3590-3598), 10.1002/celc.201900532) . ChemElectroChem vol. 7 , ( 9 )
Hopper TR, Gorodetsky A, Jeong A, Krieg F, Bodnarchuk MI, Maimaris M, Chaplain M, Macdonald TJ et al. ( 2020 ) . Hot Carrier Dynamics in Perovskite Nanocrystal Solids: Role of the Cold Carriers, Nanoconfinement, and the Surface . Nano Letters vol. 20 , ( 4 ) 2271 - 2278 .
Portnoi M, Macdonald TJ, Sol C, Robbins TS, Li T, Schläfer J, Guldin S, Parkin IP et al. ( 2020 ) . All-Silicone-based Distributed Bragg Reflectors for Efficient Flexible Luminescent Solar Concentrators . Nano Energy vol. 70 ,
Lin CT, Lee J, Kim J, Macdonald TJ, Ngiam J, Xu B, Daboczi M, Xu W et al. ( 2020 ) . Origin of Open-Circuit Voltage Enhancements in Planar Perovskite Solar Cells Induced by Addition of Bulky Organic Cations . Advanced Functional Materials vol. 30 , ( 7 )
Ambroz F, Xu W, Gadipelli S, Brett DJL, Lin CT, Contini C, McLachlan MA, Durrant JR et al. ( 2020 ) . Room Temperature Synthesis of Phosphine-Capped Lead Bromide Perovskite Nanocrystals without Coordinating Solvents . Particle and Particle Systems Characterization vol. 37 , ( 1 )
Ambroz F, Donnelly JL, Wilden JD, Macdonald TJ, Parkin IP ( 2019 ) . Carboxylic acid functionalization at the meso-position of the bodipy core and its influence on photovoltaic performance . Nanomaterials vol. 9 , ( 10 )
Macdonald TJ, Batmunkh M, Lin CT, Kim J, Tune DD, Ambroz F, Li X, Xu S et al. ( 2019 ) . Origin of Performance Enhancement in TiO<inf>2</inf>-Carbon Nanotube Composite Perovskite Solar Cells . Small Methods vol. 3 , ( 10 )
Schläefer J, Sol C, Li T, Malarde D, Portnoi M, Macdonald TJ, Laney SK, Powell MJ et al. ( 2019 ) . Thermochromic VO<inf>2</inf>−SiO<inf>2</inf> nanocomposite smart window coatings with narrow phase transition hysteresis and transition gradient width . Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells vol. 200 ,
Ambroz F, Sathasivam S, Lee R, Gadipelli S, Lin CT, Xu S, Poduval RK, Mclachlan MA et al. ( 2019 ) . Influence of Lithium and Lanthanum Treatment on TiO<inf>2</inf> Nanofibers and Their Application in n-i-p Solar Cells . ChemElectroChem vol. 6 , ( 14 ) 3590 - 3598 .
Batmunkh M, Vimalanathan K, Wu C, Bati ASR, Yu LP, Tawfik SA, Ford MJ, Macdonald TJ et al. ( 2019 ) . Efficient Production of Phosphorene Nanosheets via Shear Stress Mediated Exfoliation for Low-Temperature Perovskite Solar Cells . Small Methods vol. 3 , ( 5 )
Elmas S, Macdonald TJ, Skinner W, Andersson M, Nann T ( 2019 ) . Copper metallopolymer catalyst for the electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) . Polymers vol. 11 , ( 1 )
Peveler WJ, Jia H, Jeen T, Rees K, Macdonald TJ, Xia Z, Chio WIK, Moorthy S et al. ( 2019 ) . Cucurbituril-mediated quantum dot aggregates formed by aqueous self-assembly for sensing applications . Chemical Communications vol. 55 , ( 38 ) 5495 - 5498 .
Patrick PS, Bogart LK, Macdonald TJ, Southern P, Powell MJ, Zaw-Thin M, Voelcker NH, Parkin IP et al. ( 2019 ) . Surface radio-mineralisation mediates chelate-free radiolabelling of iron oxide nanoparticles . Chemical Science vol. 10 , ( 9 ) 2592 - 2597 .
Macdonald TJ, Ambroz F, Batmunkh M, Li Y, Kim D, Contini C, Poduval R, Liu H et al. ( 2018 ) . TiO<inf>2</inf> nanofiber photoelectrochemical cells loaded with sub-12 nm AuNPs: Size dependent performance evaluation . Materials Today Energy vol. 9 , 254 - 263 .
McInnes SJP, Macdonald TJ, Parkin IP, Nann T, Voelcker NH ( 2018 ) . Electrospun composites of polycaprolactone and porous silicon nanoparticles for the tunable delivery of small therapeutic molecules . Nanomaterials vol. 8 , ( 4 )
Seo DH, Batmunkh M, Fang J, Murdock AT, Yick S, Han Z, Shearer CJ, Macdonald TJ et al. ( 2018 ) . Ambient air synthesis of multi-layer CVD graphene films for low-cost, efficient counter electrode material in dye-sensitized solar cells . FlatChem vol. 8 , 1 - 8 .
Peveler WJ, Packman H, Alexander S, Chauhan RR, Hayes LM, Macdonald TJ, Cockcroft JK, Rogers S et al. ( 2018 ) . A new family of urea-based low molecular-weight organogelators for environmental remediation: The influence of structure . Soft Matter vol. 14 , ( 43 ) 8821 - 8827 .
Lourenço C, Macdonald TJ, Gavriilidis A, Allan E, Macrobert AJ, Parkin IP ( 2018 ) . Effects of bovine serum albumin on light activated antimicrobial surfaces . RSC Advances vol. 8 , ( 60 ) 34252 - 34258 .
Ambroz F, Macdonald TJ, Martis V, Parkin IP ( 2018 ) . Evaluation of the BET theory for the characterization of meso and microporous MOFs . Small Methods vol. 2 , ( 11 )
Batmunkh M, Macdonald TJ, Peveler WJ, Bati ASR, Carmalt CJ, Parkin IP, Shapter JG ( 2017 ) . Plasmonic Gold Nanostars Incorporated into High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells . ChemSusChem vol. 10 , ( 19 ) 3750 - 3753 .
Ambroz F, Macdonald TJ, Nann T ( 2017 ) . Trends in Aluminium-Based Intercalation Batteries . Advanced Energy Materials vol. 7 , ( 15 )
Canever N, Hughson F, Macdonald TJ, Nann T ( 2017 ) . Electrospinning of photocatalytic electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells . Journal of Visualized Experiments vol. 2017 , ( 124 )
Poduval RK, Noimark S, Colchester RJ, Macdonald TJ, Parkin IP, Desjardins AE, Papakonstantinou I ( 2017 ) . Optical fiber ultrasound transmitter with electrospun carbon nanotube-polymer composite . Applied Physics Letters vol. 110 , ( 22 )
Batmunkh M, Macdonald TJ, Shearer CJ, Bat-Erdene M, Wang Y, Biggs MJ, Parkin IP, Nann T et al. ( 2017 ) . Carbon Nanotubes in TiO<inf>2</inf> Nanofiber Photoelectrodes for High-Performance Perovskite Solar Cells . Advanced Science vol. 4 , ( 4 )
Mange YJ, Chandrasekaran S, Hollingswort N, Voelcke NH, Parkin IP, Nann T, Macdonald TJ ( 2017 ) . {Ni<inf>4</inf> O<inf>4</inf> } cluster complex to enhance the reductive photocurrent response on silicon nanowire photocathodes . Nanomaterials vol. 7 , ( 2 )
Du Toit H, Macdonald TJ, Huang H, Parkin IP, Gavriilidis A ( 2017 ) . Continuous flow synthesis of citrate capped gold nanoparticles using UV induced nucleation . RSC Advances vol. 7 , ( 16 ) 9632 - 9638 .
Poduval R, Noimark S, Colchester R, Macdonald T, Parkin I, Desjardins A, Papakonstantinou I ( 2017 ) . Optical fiber laser ultrasound transmitter with electrospun composite for minimally invasive medical imaging . Optics InfoBase Conference Papers . vol. Part F61-ECBO 2017 ,
Macdonald TJ, Tune DD, Dewi MR, Bear JC, McNaughter PD, Mayes AG, Skinner WM, Parkin IP et al. ( 2016 ) . SWCNT photocathodes sensitised with InP/ZnS core-shell nanocrystals . Journal of Materials Chemistry C vol. 4 , ( 16 ) 3379 - 3384 .
Elmas S, Beelders W, Nash J, Macdonald TJ, Jasieniak M, Griesser HJ, Nann T ( 2016 ) . Photo-doping of plasma-deposited polyaniline (PAni) . RSC Advances vol. 6 , ( 74 ) 70691 - 70699 .
MacDonald TJ, Tune DD, Dewi MR, Gibson CT, Shapter JG, Nann T ( 2015 ) . A TiO<inf>2</inf> Nanofiber-Carbon Nanotube-Composite Photoanode for Improved Efficiency in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells . ChemSusChem vol. 8 , ( 20 ) 3396 - 3400 .
Chandrasekaran S, Macdonald TJ, Gerson AR, Nann T, Voelcker NH ( 2015 ) . Boron-Doped Silicon Diatom Frustules as a Photocathode for Water Splitting . ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces vol. 7 , ( 31 ) 17381 - 17387 .
Macdonald TJ, Mange YJ, Dewi MR, Islam HU, Parkin IP, Skinner WM, Nann T ( 2015 ) . CuInS<inf>2</inf>/ZnS nanocrystals as sensitisers for NiO photocathodes . Journal of Materials Chemistry A vol. 3 , ( 25 ) 13324 - 13331 .
Bear JC, Hollingsworth N, Roffey A, Mcnaughter PD, Mayes AG, Macdonald TJ, Nann T, Ng WH et al. ( 2015 ) . Doping Group IIB Metal Ions into Quantum Dot Shells via the One-Pot Decomposition of Metal-Dithiocarbamates . Advanced Optical Materials vol. 3 , ( 5 ) 704 - 712 .
Chandrasekaran S, McInnes SJP, MacDonald TJ, Nann T, Voelcker NH ( 2015 ) . Porous silicon nanoparticles as a nanophotocathode for photoelectrochemical water splitting . RSC Advances vol. 5 , ( 104 ) 85978 - 85982 .
Mange YJ, Dewi MR, Macdonald TJ, Skinner WM, Nann T ( 2015 ) . Rapid microwave assisted synthesis of nearly monodisperse aqueous CuInS<inf>2</inf>/ZnS nanocrystals . CrystEngComm vol. 17 , ( 41 ) 7820 - 7823 .
Tran DP, Macdonald TJ, Wolfrum B, Stockmann R, Nann T, Offenhäusser A, Thierry B ( 2014 ) . Photoresponsive properties of ultrathin silicon nanowires . Applied Physics Letters vol. 105 , ( 23 )
Macdonald TJ, Mange YJ, Dewi M, McFadden A, Skinner WM, Nann T ( 2014 ) . Cation exchange of aqueous CuInS<inf>2</inf> quantum dots . CrystEngComm vol. 16 , ( 40 ) 9455 - 9460 .
Chandrasekaran S, Macdonald TJ, Mange YJ, Voelcker NH, Nann T ( 2014 ) . A quantum dot sensitized catalytic porous silicon photocathode . Journal of Materials Chemistry A vol. 2 , ( 25 ) 9478 - 9481 .
Macdonald TJ, Xu J, Elmas S, Mange YJ, Skinner WM, Xu H, Nann T ( 2014 ) . NiO nanofibers as a candidate for a nanophotocathode . Nanomaterials vol. 4 , ( 2 ) 256 - 266 .
MacDonald T, Gibson CT, Constantopoulos K, Shapter JG, Ellis AV ( 2012 ) . Functionalization of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes with polystyrene via surface initiated reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer polymerization . Applied Surface Science vol. 258 , ( 7 ) 2836 - 2843 .
Macdonald TJ, Nann T ( 2011 ) . Quantum dot sensitized photoelectrodes . Nanomaterials vol. 1 , ( 1 ) 79 - 88 .