Applied Nanoscience Group







Collins, G., Aureau, D., Holmes, J. D., Etcheberry, A., & O’Dwyer, C. Germanium Oxide Removal by Citric Acid and Thiol Passivation from Citric Acid Terminated Ge(100).

Langmuir 30, 14123-14127 (2014)














Amarandei, G., Clancy, I., O'Dwyer, C., Arshak, A., & Corcoran, D. Stability of Ultrathin Nanocomposite Polymer Films Controlled by the Embedding of Gold Nanoparticles.

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces  6, 20758-20767 (2014)














O'Dwyer, C. Stretching the Performance of Wearable Li-ion Batteries.

NPG Asia Mater. 6, e139 (2014)


Armstrong, E., Osiak, M., Geaney, H., Glynn, C. & O'Dwyer, C. 2D and 3D Vanadium Oxide Inverse Opals and Hollow Sphere Arrays.

CrystEngComm 16, 10804-10815 (2014)














Bilousov, O. V., Carvajal, J. J., Geaney, H., Zubialevich, V. Z., Parbrook, P. J., Martínez, O., Jiménez, J., Díaz, F., Aguiló, M. & O’Dwyer, C. Fully porous GaN p-n junctions fabricated by chemical vapor deposition.

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces  6, 17954-17964 (2014)














Geaney, H., O'Connell, J., Holmes, J. D. & O'Dwyer, C. On the use of gas diffusion layers as current collectors in Li-O2 batteries.

J. Electrochem. Soc. 161, A1964-A1968 (2014)














McNulty, D., Buckley, D. N., & O'Dwyer, C. Polycrystalline vanadium oxide nanorods: Growth, structure and improved electrochemical response as a Li-ion battery cathode material.

J. Electrochem. Soc. 161, A1321-A1329 (2014)















Bhatt, M. D., Geaney, H., Nolan, M. & O'Dwyer, C. Key Scientific Challenges in Current Rechargeable Non-aqueous Li-O2 Batteries: Experiment and Theory. 

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16, 12093-12130 (2014)


















McSweeney, W., Lotty, O., Glynn, C., Geaney, H., Holmes, J. D. & O'Dwyer, C. The influence of carrier density and doping type on lithium insertion and extraction processes at silicon surfaces.

Electrochim. Acta 135, 356-367 (2014)
















McNulty, D., Buckley, D. N., & O'Dwyer, C. Synthesis and electrochemical properties of vanadium oxide materials and structures as Li-ion battery positive electrodes.

J. Power Sources 267, 831-873 (2014)













Osiak, M., Geaney, H., Armstrong, E., & O'Dwyer, C. Structuring materials for Lithium-ion batteries: Advancements in nanomaterial structure, composition, and defined assembly on cell performance.

J. Mater. Chem. A 2, 9433-9460 (2014)



















Glynn, C., Creedon, D., Geaney, H., O’Connell, J., Holmes, J. D. & O'Dwyer, C. Optimizing vanadium pentoxide thin films and multilayers from dip-coated nanofluid precursors.

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 6, 2031-2038 (2014)

















Armstrong, E., Khunsin, W., Osiak, M., Blömker, M., Sotomayor Torres, C. M. & O'Dwyer, C. Ordered 2D colloidal photonic crystals on gold substrates by surfactant-assisted fast-rate dip coating.

Small  10, 1895-1901 (2014). See the Frontispiece.

















Collins, G., Schmidt, M., McGlacken, G., O’Dwyer, C. & Holmes, J. D. Stability, Oxidation and Shape Retention of PVP-Capped Pd Nanocrystals.

J. Phys. Chem. C 118, 6522-6530 (2014)
















Collins, G., Schmidt, M., O’Dwyer, C., Holmes, J. D. & McGlacken, G. The Origin of Shape Sensitivity in Palladium-Catalyzed Suzuki–Miyaura Cross Coupling Reactions.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 4142-4145 (2014)

















Collins, G., Schmidt, M., O’Dwyer, C., McGlacken, G. & Holmes, J. D. Enhanced Catalytic Activity of High Index Faceted Palladium Nanoparticles in Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling due to Efficient Leaching Mechanism.

ACS Catal. 4, 3105-3111 (2014)















Quiroga-González, E., Carstensen, J., Glynn, C., O'Dwyer, C. & Föll, H. Pore size modulation in electrochemically etched macroporous p-type silicon monitored by FFT impedance spectroscopy and Raman scattering.

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16, 255-263 (2014)













Bilousov, O. V., Carvajal, J. J., Vilalta-Clemente, A., Ruterana, P., Díaz, F., Aguiló, M. & O'Dwyer, C. Porous GaN and high-k MgO-GaN MOS diode layers grown in a single step on silicon.

Chem. Mater. 26, 1243-1249 (2014)

















Bilousov, O. V., Carvajal, J. J., Mena, J., Martínez, O., Jimenez, J., Geaney, H., Díaz, F., Aguiló, M. & O'Dwyer, C. Epitaxial growth of (0001) oriented porous GaN layers by chemical vapour deposition.

CrystEngComm 16, 10255-10261 (2014)















Bhatt, M. D. & O'Dwyer, C. Density functional theory calculations for ethylene carbonate-based binary electrolyte mixtures in lithium ion batteries.

Curr. Appl. Phys. 14, 349-354 (2014)

















Kennedy, T., Mullane, E., Geaney, H., Osiak, M., O'Dwyer, C. & Ryan, K. M. High performance germanium nanowire based lithium-ion battery anodes extending over 1000 cycles through in-situ formation of a continuous porous network.

Nano Lett. 14, 716-723 (2014)
















Diaz, C., Platoni, S., Molina, A., Valenzuela, M. L., Geaney, H. & O'Dwyer, C. Novel solid-state route to nanostructured tin, zinc and cerium oxides as potential materials for sensors.

J. Nanosci. Nanotech. 14, 6748-6753 (2014)















Crespo, O., Diaz, C., O'Dwyer, C., Concepción Gimeno, M., Laguna, A., Ospino, I., & Valenzuela, M. L. Luminescent Gold and Silver Complexes with the Monophosphane 1-(PPh2)-2-Me-C2B10H10 and their Conversion to Gold Micro and Superstructured Materials.

Inorg. Chem.  53, 7260-7269 (2014)
















Armstrong, M. J., O'Dwyer, C., Macklin, W. J. & Holmes, J. D. Evaluating the performance of nanostructured materials as lithium-ion battery electrodes.

Nano Res. 7, 1-62 (2014)

















Bhatt, M. D. & O'Dwyer, C. The role of carbonate and sulfite additives in propylene carbonate-based electrolytes on the formation of SEI layers at graphitic Li-ion battery anodes.

J. Electrochem. Soc. 161, A1415-A1421 (2014)
















Armstrong, E., Osiak, M., Glynn, C. & O'Dwyer, C. Investigations into structure and chemistry of 1D, 2D and 3D structured vanadium oxide nanomaterials for Li-ion batteries.

ECS Trans. 58 (14), 3-12 (2014)


Geaney, H., Collins, G., Holmes, J. D. & O'Dwyer, C. Palladium Nanoparticles As Catalysts for Li-O2 battery Cathodes.

ECS Trans. 58 (12), 21-29 (2014)


Armstrong, E., Khunsin, W., Sotomayor Torres, C. M., Osiak, M. & O'Dwyer, C. Synthetic routes for the preparation of ordered vanadium oxide inverted opal electrodes for Li-ion batteries.

ECS Trans. 58 (25), 7-14 (2014)


Armstrong, E., Khunsin, W., Osiak, M., Sotomayor Torres, C. M., & O'Dwyer, C. Light scattering investigation of 2D and 3D opal template formation on hydrophilized surfaces.

ECS Trans. 58 (47), 9-18 (2014)



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