Sequence Effects in Donor–Acceptor Oligomeric Semiconductors Comprising Benzothiadiazole and Phenylenevinylene Monomers

Shaopeng Zhang, Nicole E. Bauer, Ilana Y. Kanal, Wei You, Geoffrey R. Hutchison, and Tara Y. Meyer. “Sequence Effects in Donor–Acceptor Oligomeric Semiconductors Comprising Benzothiadiazole and Phenylenevinylene Monomers” Macromol. (2016) ASAP. Online

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Asymmetric Surface Potential Energy Distributions in Organic Electronic Materials via KPFM

Paula B. Hoffmann, Adam G. Gagorik, Xialing Chen, and Geoffrey R. Hutchison. “Asymmetric Surface Potential Energy Distributions in Organic Electronic Materials via Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2013, 117 (36), pp 18367–18374. Online. Supporting Information is available here: HoffmannSI

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Dr. Andrey Sharapov Defends

Many congratulations to Dr. Andrey Sharapov! Andrey defended his dissertation “Fast Treatment Of Pi-Stacking Using Density Functional Theory” in physics on April 8th. His dissertation involved the use of the Harris approximation in DFT for predicting pi stacking geometries in conjugated molecules, with a speed up of 10-20x over conventional methods. Congrats Andrey!