Publications

(*Corresponding author. Underlined names are undergraduate students)

Publications since at UCSB

2018

221."Solution‐Processed Ion‐Free Organic Ratchets with Asymmetric Contacts," Jianfei Huang, Akchheta Karki, Viktor V. Brus, Yuanyuan Hu, Hung Phan, Alexander T. Lill, Ming Wang, Guillermo C. Bazan, Thuc‐Quyen Nguyen* Advanced Materials 2018, online. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201804794

220."Balance Between Light Absorption and Recombination Losses in Solution‐Processed Small Molecule Solar Cells with Normal or Inverted Structures," Viktor V. Brus, Hang Ken Lee, Christopher M. Proctor, Michael Ford, Xiaofeng Liu, Mark A. Burgers, Jaechol Lee, Guillermo C. Bazan, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen* Advanced Energy Materials 2018, online. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201801807

219.”Effect of Alkyl‐Chain Length on Charge Transport Properties of Organic Semiconductors and Organic Field‐Effect Transistors,” Yuanyuan Hu, David Xi Cao, Alexander T. Lill, Lang Jiang, Chong‐An Di, Xike Gao, Henning Sirringhaus, Thuc‐Quyen Nguyen* Advanced Electronic Materials 2018, online. DOI: 10.1002/aelm.201800175

218.”Bandgap Narrowing in Non‐Fullerene Acceptors: Single Atom Substitution Leads to High Optoelectronic Response Beyond 1000 nm,” Jaewon Lee, Seo‐Jin Ko, Martin Seifrid, Hansol Lee, Benjamin R. Luginbuhl, Akchheta Karki, Michael Ford, Katie Rosenthal, Kilwon Cho, Thuc‐Quyen Nguyen, Guillermo C. Bazan* Advanced Energy Materials 2018, online. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201801212

217.”Acceptor Percolation Determines How Electron-Accepting Additives Modify Transport of Ambipolar Polymer Organic Field-Effect Transistors,” Michael J. Ford, Ming Wang, Karen C. Bustillo, Jianyu Yuan, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, and Guillermo C. Bazan* ACS Nano 2018, online. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b03006

216.”Single Crystal Microwires of p‐DTS(FBTTh2)2 and Their Use in the Fabrication of Field‐Effect Transistors and Photodetectors,” Qiuhong Cui, Yuanyuan Hu, Cheng Zhou, Feng Teng, Jianfei Huang, Andriy Zhugayevych, Sergei Tretiak, Thuc‐Quyen Nguyen, Guillermo C. Bazan* Advanced Functional Materials 2018, online. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201702073

215.”Soft Electromagnetic Actuators: Miniature Soft Electromagnetic Actuators for Robotic Applications,” Thanh Nho Do, Hung Phan, Thuc‐Quyen Nguyen, Yon Visell* Advanced Functional Materials 2018, online. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201870116

214.”Aggregation-free sensitizer dispersion in rigid ionic crystals for efficient solid-state photon upconversion and demonstration of defect effects,” Taku Ogawa, Nobuhiro Yanai, Saiya Fujiwara, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Nobuo Kimizuka* Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2018, online. DOI: 10.1039/C8TC00977E

213.”Determining the Dielectric Constants of Organic Photovoltaic Materials Using Impedance Spectroscopy,” Michael P. Hughes, Katie D. Rosenthal, Niva A. Ran, Martin Seifrid, Guillermo C. Bazan, Thuc‐Quyen Nguyen* Advanced Functional Materials 2018, online. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201801542

212.”Doping Polymer Semiconductors by Organic Salts: Toward High-Performance Solution-Processed Organic Field-Effect Transistors,” Yuanyuan Hu, Zachary D. Rengert, Caitlin McDowell, Michael J. Ford, Ming Wang, Akchheta Karki, Alexander T. Lill, Guillermo C. Bazan, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen* ACS Nano 2018, online. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b01460

211.”Donor–Acceptor–Collector Ternary Crystalline Films for Efficient Solid-State Photon Upconversion,” Taku Ogawa, Masanori Hosoyamada, Brett Yurash, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Nobuhiro Yanai*, Nobuo Kimizuka* Journal of the American Chemical Society 2018, online. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b04542

210.”Design of Nonfullerene Acceptors with Near‐Infrared Light Absorption Capabilities,” Jaewon Lee, Seo‐Jin Ko, Martin Seifrid, Hansol Lee, Caitlin McDowell, Benjamin R. Luginbuhl, Akchheta Karki, Kilwon Cho, Thuc‐Quyen Nguyen, Guillermo C. Bazan* Advanced Energy Materials 2018, online. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201801209

209.”Electrical Double‐Slope Nonideality in Organic Field‐Effect Transistors,” Hung Phan, Michael J. Ford, Alexander T. Lill, Ming Wang, Guillermo C. Bazan, Thuc‐Quyen Nguyen* Advanced Functional Materials 2018, online. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201707221

208.”Thermally stable, highly efficient, ultraflexible organic photovoltaics,” Xiaomin Xu, Kenjiro Fukuda, Akchheta Karki, Sungjun Park, Hiroki Kimura, Hiroaki Jinno, Nobuhiro Watanabe, Shuhei Yamamoto, Satoru Shimomura, Daisuke Kitazawa, Tomoyuki Yokota, Shinjiro Umezu, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Takao Someya* Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2018, online. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1801187115

207.”Crystallization and Polymorphism of Organic Semiconductor in Thin Film Induced by Surface Segregated Monolayers,” Seiichiro Izawa, Kyohei Nakano, Kaori Suzuki, Yujiao Chen, Tomoka Kikitsu, Daisuke Hashizume, Tomoyuki Koganezawa, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Keisuke Tajima* Scientific Reports 2018, online. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-18881-y

206.“Charge Generation and Recombination in an Organic Solar Cell with Low Energetic Offsets,” Niva A. Ran,  John A. Love, Michael C. Heiber, Xuechen Jiao, Michael P. Hughes, Akchheta Karki, Ming Wang, Viktor V. Brus  Hengbin Wang, Dieter Neher, Harald Ade, Guillermo C. Bazan, Thuc‐Quyen Nguyen* Advanced Energy Materials 2018, online. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201701073

205.”Miniature Soft Electromagnetic Actuators for Robotic Applications,” Thanh Nho Do, Hung Phan, Thuc‐Quyen Nguyen, Yon Visell* Advanced Functional Materials 2018, online. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201800244

204.”Order enables efficient electron-hole separation at an organic heterojunction with a small energy loss,” S. Matthew Menke, Alexandre Cheminal, Patrick Conaghan, Niva A. Ran, Neil C. Greehnam, Guillermo C. Bazan, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Akshay Rao, Richard H. Friend* Nature Communications 2018, online. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-02457-5

203.”Unraveling the cooperative synergy of zero-dimensional graphene quantum dots and metal nanocrystals enabled by layer-by-layer assembly,” Zhiping Zeng, Fang-Xing Xiao, Hung Phan, Shufen Chen, Zhongzheng Yu, Rong Wang, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, and Timothy Thatt Yang Tan* Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2018, online. DOI: 10.1039/C7TA09119B

2017

202.“Organic Semiconductors: Carrier‐Selective Traps: A New Approach for Fabricating Circuit Elements with Ambipolar Organic Semiconductors,” Michael J. Ford, John G. Labram, Ming Wang, Hengbin Wang, Thuc‐Quyen Nguyen, Guillermo C. Bazan* Advanced Electronic Materials 2017, online. DOI: 10.1002/aelm.201770015

201.“Enhancing Organic Semiconductor–Surface Plasmon Polariton Coupling with Molecular Orientation,” Steven J. Brown, Ryan A. DeCrescent, David M. Nakazono, Samuel H. Willenson, Niva A. Ran, Xiaofeng Liu, Guillermo C. Bazan, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, and Jon A. Schuller* Nano Letters 2017, online. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02767

200.”Linear Conjugated Polymer Backbones Improve Alignment in Nanogroove-Assisted Organic Field-Effect Transistors,” Ming Wang, Michael J. Ford, Cheng Zhou, Martin Seifrid, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, and Guillermo C. Bazan* Journal of the American Chemical Society 2017, online. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b10332

199.“Improving Electrical Stability and Ideality in Organic Field‐Effect Transistors by the Addition of Fullerenes: Understanding the Working Mechanism,” Hung Phan, Michael J. Ford, Alexander T. Lill, Ming Wang, Guillermo C. Bazan, Thuc‐Quyen Nguyen* Advanced Functional Materials 2017, online. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201701358

198.“Impact of Tortuosity on Charge-Carrier Transport in Organic Bulk Heterojunction Blends,” Michael C. Heiber, Klaus Kister, Andreas Baumann, Vladimir Dyakonov, Carsten Deibel, and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen* Physical Review Applied 2017, online. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.8.054043

197.“Structural variations to a donor polymer with low energy losses,” Jianyu Yuan, Niva A. Ran, Michael J. Ford, Ming Wang, Mahesh Kumar Ravva, Cheng-Kang Mai, Xiaofeng Liu, Jean-Luc Brédas, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Wanli Ma, Guillermo C. Bazan* Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2017, online. DOI: 10.1039/C7TA05442D

196.“Understanding the Device Physics in Polymer‐Based Ionic–Organic Ratchets,” Yuanyuan Hu, Viktor Brus, Wei Cao, Kenneth Liao, Hung Phan, Ming Wang, Kaustav Banerjee, Guillermo C. Bazan, Thuc‐Quyen Nguyen* Advanced Materials 2017, online. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201606464

195.“Carrier‐Selective Traps: A New Approach for Fabricating Circuit Elements with Ambipolar Organic Semiconductors,” Michael J. Ford, John G. Labram, Ming Wang, Hengbin Wang, Thuc‐Quyen Nguyen, Guillermo C. Bazan* Advanced Electronic Materials 2017, online. DOI: 10.1002/aelm.201600537

194.“Observing Ion Motion in Conjugated Polyelectrolytes with Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy,” Samuel D. Collins, Oleksandr V. Mikhnenko, Thanh Luan Nguyen, Zachary D. Rengert, Guillermo C. Bazan, Han Young Woo, Thuc‐Quyen Nguyen* Advanced Electronic Materials 2017, online. DOI: 10.1002/aelm.201700005

193.“A Ferrocene-Based Conjugated Oligoelectrolyte Catalyzes Bacterial Electrode Respiration,” Nathan D. Kirchhofer, Zachary D. Rengert, Frederick W. Dahlquist, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Guillermo C. Bazan* Chem 2017, online. DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2017.01.001

192.“Electron Transport and Nanomorphology in Solution‐Processed Polymeric Semiconductor n‐Doped with an Air‐Stable Organometallic Dimer,” Yuan Zhang, Hung Phan, Huiqiong Zhou, Xuning Zhang, Jiyu Zhou, Karttikay Moudgil, Stephen Barlow, Seth R. Marder, Antonio Facchetti, Thuc‐Quyen Nguyen* Advanced Electronic Materials 2017, online. DOI: 10.1002/aelm.201600546

191.“Triplet Excitons in Highly Efficient Solar Cells Based on the Soluble Small Molecule p‐DTS(FBTTh2)2,” Stefan Väth, Kristofer Tvingstedt, Andreas Baumann, Michael C. Heiber, Andreas Sperlich, John A. Love, Thuc‐Quyen Nguyen, Vladimir Dyakonov* Advanced Energy Materials 2017, online. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201602016

190.“Monomolecular and Bimolecular Recombination of Electron–Hole Pairs at the Interface of a Bilayer Organic Solar Cell,” Tobias Hahn, Steffen Tscheuschner, Frank‐Julian Kahle, Markus Reichenberger, Stavros Athanasopoulos, Christina Saller, Guillermo C. Bazan, Thuc‐Quyen Nguyen, Peter Strohriegl, Heinz Bässler, Anna Köhler* Advanced Functional Materials 2017, online. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201604906

189.“Assessing the stability of high performance solution processed small molecule solar cells,” Rongrong Cheacharoen, William R. Mateker, Qian Zhang, Bin Kan, Dylan Sarkisian, Xiaofeng Liu, John A. Love, Xiangjian Wan, Yongsheng Chen, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Guillermo C.Bazan, Michael D. McGehee* Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 2017, online. DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2016.12.021

188.“Hole Mobility and Electron Injection Properties of D‐A Conjugated Copolymers with Fluorinated Phenylene Acceptor Units,” Ming Wang, Michael J. Ford, Alexander T. Lill, Hung Phan, Thuc‐Quyen Nguyen, Guillermo C. Bazan* Advanced Materials 2017, online. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201603830

187.“Impact of interfacial molecular orientation on radiative recombination and charge generation efficiency,” Niva A. Ran, Steffen Roland, John A. Love, Victoria Savikhin, Christopher J. Takacs, Yao-Tsung Fu, Hong Li, Veaceslav Coropceanu, Xiaofeng Liu, Jean-Luc Brédas, Guillermo C. Bazan, Michael F. Toney, Dieter Neher & Thuc-Quyen Nguyen* Nature Communications 2017, online. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00107-4

186.“Solution-based electrical doping of semiconducting polymer films over a limited depth,” Vladimir A. Kolesov, Canek Fuentes-Hernandez, Wen-Fang Chou, Naoya Aizawa, Felipe A. Larrain, Ming Wang, Alberto Perrotta, Sangmoo Choi, Samuel Graham, Guillermo C. Bazan, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Seth R. Marder & Bernard Kippelen* Nature Materials 2017, online. DOI: 10.1038/nmat4818

185.“Toward Thermal Stable and High Photovoltaic Efficiency Ternary Conjugated Copolymers: Influence of Backbone Fluorination and Regioselectivity” Jianyu Yuan, Michael J. Ford, Yannan Zhang, Huilong Dong, Zhi Li, Youyong Li, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Guillermo C. Bazan*, Wanli Ma* Chemistry of Materials 2017, online. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b05365

184.“Small is Powerful: Recent Progress in Solution‐Processed Small Molecule Solar Cells,” Samuel D. Collins,  Niva A. Ran, Michael C. Heiber, Thuc‐Quyen Nguyen* Advanced Energy Materials 2017, online. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201602242

2016

183.“ Semiconductor Blends: Fullerene Additives Convert Ambipolar Transport to p‐Type Transport while Improving the Operational Stability of Organic Thin Film Transistors,” Michael J. Ford, Ming Wang, Hung Phan, Thuc‐Quyen Nguyen, Guillermo C. Bazan* Advanced Functional Materials 2016, online. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201670161

182.“Effects of solvent additive on “s-shaped” curves in solution-processed small molecule solar cells,” John A Love, Shu-Hua Chou, Ye Huang, Guilllermo C Bazan, and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen* Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry 2016, online. DOI: 10.3762/bjoc.12.249

181.“Fluorine substitution influence on benzo[2,1,3]thiadiazole based polymers for field-effect transistor applications,” Ming Wang, Michael Ford, Hung Phan, Jessica Coughlin, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen and Guillermo C. Bazan* Chemical Communications 2016, online. DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10009G

180.“Fullerene Additives Convert Ambipolar Transport to p‐Type Transport while Improving the Operational Stability of Organic Thin Film Transistors,” Michael J. Ford, Ming Wang, Hung Phan, Thuc‐Quyen Nguyen  Guillermo C. Bazan* Advanced Functional Materials 2016, online. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201601294

179.“Limits for Recombination in a Low Energy Loss Organic Heterojunction,” S. matthew Menke, Aditya Sadhanala, Mark Nikolka, Niva A. Ran, Mahesh Kumar Ravva, Safwat Abdel-Azeim, Hannah L. Stern, Ming Wang, Henning Sirringhaus, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Jean-Luc Brédas, Guillermo C. Bazan, and Richard H. Friend*, ACS Nano 2016, online. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b06211

178.“High Mobility Organic Field-Effect Transistors from Majority Insulator Blends,” Michael J. Ford, Ming Wang, Shrayesh N. Patel, Hung Phan, Rachel A. Segalman, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Guillermo C. Bazan*, Chemistry of Materials 2016, online. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b04774

177.“Biofilm as a redox conductor: a systematic study of moisture and temperature dependence of its electrical properties,” Hung Phan, Matthew D. Yates, Nathan D. Kirchhofer, Guillermo C. Bazan, Leonard M. Tender, and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2016, online. DOI: 10.1039/C6CP03583C

176.“Mechanical Properties of Solution-Processed Small-Molecule Semiconductor Films,” Rodriquez, Daniel; Savagatrup, Suchol; Valle, Eduardo; Proctor, Christopher; McDowell, Caitlin; Bazan, Guillermo; Nguyen, Thuc-Quyen; Lipomi, Darren*, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2016, online. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b02603

175.“Charge Carrier Concentration Dependence of Encounter-Limited Bimolecular Recombination in Phase-Separated Organic Semiconductor Blends,” Michael C. Heiber*, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Carsten Deibel*, Phys. Rev. B 2016, online. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.93.205204

174.“Capacitance Spectroscopy for Quantifying Recombination Losses in Non-Fullerene Small-Molecule Bulk-Heterojunction Solar Cels,” Viktor V. Brus*, Christopher M. Proctor, Niva A. Ran, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Energy Mater. 2016, 1502250. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201502250

173.“The effect of intermolecular interaction on excited states in p-DTS(FBTTH2)2,” Markus Reichenberger, John A. Love, Alexander Rudnick, Sergey Bagnich, Fabian Panzer, Anna Stradomska, Guillermo C. Bazan, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, and Anna Köhler,* J. Chem. Phys. 2016, 144, 074904. DOI: 10.1063/1.4941700

172.“Understanding Charge Transport in Molecular Blend Films in terms of Structural Order and Connectivity of Conductive Pathways,” C. Proctor, A. Kher, J. Love, Y. Huang, A. Sharenko, G. C. Bazan, T.-Q. Nguyen*, Adv. Energy Mater. 2016, 1502285. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201502285

171.“Towards a unified macroscopic description of exciton diffusion in organic semiconductors,” Jingrun Chen, Jason D. A. Lin, and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Communications in Computational Physics 2016, online. DOI: 10.4208/cicp.050615.010216a

170.“Fabricating Low-Cost Ionic-Organic Electronic Ratchets with Graphite Pencil and Adhesive Tape,” Viktor V. Brus, Oleksandr V. Mikhnenko, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Electronic Mater. 2016DOI: 10.1002/aelm.201500344

169.“Understanding Open-Circuit Voltage Loss Through the Density of States in Organic Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells,” Samuel Collins, Christopher Proctor, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Energy Mater. 20166, 1501721. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201501721

Appeared in the inside cover for Adv. Energy. Mater.

168.“Harvesting the Full Potential of Photons with Organic Solar Cells,” Niva Ran, John A. Love, Christopher J. Takacs, Aditya Sadhanala, Justin K. Beavers, Samuel D. Collins, Ye Huang, Ming Wang, Richard H. Friend, Guillermo C. Bazan*, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Mater. 2016, online. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201504417

167.“Twisted Olefinic Building Blocks for Low Bandgap Polymers in Solar Cells and Ambipolar Field Effect Transistors,” F. Chiu, H. Wang, T.-Q. Nguyen, and C. Hawker. Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2016, online. DOI: 10.1002/pola.27944

2015

166.“Temperature Tunable Self-Doping in Stable Diradicaloid Thin-Film Devices,” Yuan Zhang, Yonghao Zheng, Huiqiong Zhou, Fred Wudl* and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Mater. 201527, 7412-7419. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201502404

165.“Significance of average domain purity and mixed domains on the photovoltaic performance of high-efficiency solution-processed small-molecule BHJ solar cells," Subhrangsu Mukherjee, Christopher Proctor, Guillermo C. Bazan, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, and Harald W Ade, Adv. Energy Mater. 20155, 1500877. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201500877

Appeared in the front cover for Adv. Energy Mater.

164.“Electrical Instability Induced by Electron Trapping in Low Band-gap Donor-Acceptor Polymer Field-Effect Transistors,” Hung Phan, Ming Wang, Guillermo C. Bazan, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 7004-7009. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201501757

163.Invited Review: “Exciton Diffusion in Organic Semiconductors,” Oleksandr Mikhnenko*, Paul W. M. Blom*, and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Energy & Environmental Science 20158, 1867-1888. DOI: 10.1039/c5ee00925a

162.“Role of Crystallinity of Non-Fullerene Acceptors in Bulk Heterojunctions,” Jes Sherman, Balaji Purushothaman, Sean Parkin, Chunki Kim, Samuel Collins, John Anthony, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, and Michael Chabinyc*, J. Mater. Chem. A 20153, 9989-9998. DOI: 10.1039/c5ta01206f

161.“Solution-Processed pH-Neutral Conjugated Polyelectrolyte Improves Interfacial Contact in Organic Solar Cells,” Huiqiong Zhou, Yuan Zhang, Cheng-Kang Mai, Jason Seifter, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Guillermo Bazan, A. Heeger, ACS Nano 20159, 371-377. DOI: 10.1021/nn505378m

160.“Polymer homo-tandem solar cells with best efficiency of 11.3%,” Huiqiong Zhou, Yuan Zhang, Cheng-Kang Mai, Samuel D. Collins, Guillermo C. Bazan, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen & Alan J. Heeger*, Adv. Mater. 201527, 1767-1773. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201404220

This paper is among the journal’s most accessed papers in January 2015.

159.“Temperature Dependence of Exciton Diffusion in a Small-Molecule Organic Semiconductor Processed With and Without Additive,” Jason Lin, Oleksandr V. Mikhnenko, Guillermo Bazan, and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 2528-2532. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201404590

158.“Suppression of roll-off characteristics of organic light-emitting diodes by narrowing current injection/transport area to 50 nm,” Kyohei Hayashi, Hajime Nakanotani, Munetomo Inoue, Kou Yoshida, Oleksandr Mikhnenko, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, and Chihaya Adachi*, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2015106, 093301.

This paper is among the journal’s most accessed papers for January-March 2015.

This paper was highlighted by by American Institute of Physics (AIP) Publishing, Women in Nanoscience, Nanotechnology Zone, Science Daily, Nanotechnology Now, and Materials360® Newsletter by Materials Research Society

157.“Effect of Leakage Current and Shunt Resistance on the Light Intensity Dependence of Organic Solar Cells," Christopher Proctor and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2015106, 083301.

156.“Rectifying Electrical Noise With an Ionic-Organic Ratchet,” Oleksandr Mikhnenko, Samuel Collins, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Mater. 201527, 2007-2012. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201570080

155.“High Open-Circuit Voltage Small-Molecule Solar Cells Based on p-DTS(FBTTh2)2:ICBA Blend - Investigation of Photovoltaic Performance and Excited-State Dynamics,” Aung Ko Ko Kyaw, Dominik Gehrig, Jie Zhang, Ye Huang, Frédéric Laquai* and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, J. Mater. Chem. A. 20153, 1530-1539. DOI: 10.1039/C4TA06256F

154.“Importance of Domain Purity and Molecular Packing in Efficient Solution-Processed Small-Molecule Solar Cells,” Subhrangsu Mukherjee, Christopher M. Proctor, Guillermo C. Bazan, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Harald Ade* Adv. Mater. 201527, 1105–1111. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201404388

2014

153.“Striking Effect of Intra- versus Intermolecular Hydrogen Bonding on Zwitterions: Physical and Electronic Properties,” Yonghao Zheng, Mao-sheng Miao, Yuan Zhang, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, and Fred Wudl*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014136, 11614–11617. DOI: 10.1021/ja506803y

152.“High Open Circuit Voltage in Regioregular Narrow Band-Gap Polymer Solar Cells,” Wang, Ming; Wang, Hengbin; Yokoyama, Takamichi; Liu, Xiaofeng; Huang, Ye; Zhang, Yuan; Nguyen, Thuc-Quyen; Aramaki, Shinji; Bazan, Guillermo*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014136, 12576–12579. DOI: 10.1021/ja506785w

151.“Use of a Commercially Available Nucleating Agent to Control the Morphological Development of Solution-Processed Small Molecule Bulk Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells,” Alexander Sharenko, Neil D. Treat, John A. Love, Michael F. Toney, Natalie Stingelin* and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen* J. Mater. Chem. A 20142, 15717-15721. DOI: 10.1039/C4TA03469D

Appeared in the front cover for J. Mater. Chem. A

150.“Competitive Absorption and Inefficient Exciton Harvesting: Lessons Learned from Bulk Heterojunction Organic Photovoltaics Utilizing the Polymer Acceptor P(NDI2OD-T2),” Zhi Li, Jason D.A. Lin, Hung Phan, Christopher M. Proctor, Zhihua Chen, Antonio Facchetti, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Funct. Mater. 201424, 6989–6998. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401367

149.“Understanding Charge Transfer State Emission from Solution-Processed Small-Molecule Organic Solar Cells,” Niva A. Ran, Martijn Kuik, John A. Love, Christopher M. Proctor, Ikuhiro Nagao, Guillermo C. Bazan, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Mater. 201426, 7405–7412. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201402423

Appeared in the front cover for Adv. Mater.

148.“Interplay of Solvent Additive Concentration and Active Layer Thickness on the Performance of Small Molecule Solar Cells,” John A. Love, Samuel D. Collins, Ikuhiro Nagao, Subhrangsu Mukherjee, Harald Ade, Guillermo C. Bazan, and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Mater. 201426, 7308–7316. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201402403

147.“The Effect of Solvent Additive on the Charge Generation and Photovoltaic Performance of a Solution-Processed Small Molecule:Perylene Diimide Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cell", Sharenko, Alexander; Gehrig, Dominik; Laquai, Frédéric; Nguyen, Thuc-Quyen*, Chem. Mater. 201426, 4109–4118. DOI: 10.1021/cm5010483

146.“Mobility Guidelines for High Fill Factor Solution-Processed Small Molecule Solar Cells,” Christopher M. Proctor, John A. Love, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Mater. 2014, 26, 5957–5961. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201401725

145.“Mapping Orientational Order in a Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cell with Polarization-Dependent Photoconductive Atomic Force Microscopy,” Christopher J. Takacs, Samuel D. Collins, John A. Love, Alexander A. Mikhailovsky, Guillermo C. Bazan, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, and Alan J. Heeger*, ACS Nano 20148, 8141-8151. DOI: 10.1021/nn502277d

144.“Ultrafast Charge Generation in an Organic Bilayer Film,” Loren G. Kaake, Chengmei Zhong, John A. Love, Ikurio Nagao, Daniel Moses, Guillermo C. Bazan, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Yong Cao, Alan J. Heeger*, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 20145, 2000–2006. DOI: 10.1021/jz500695f

143.“Direct observation of doping sites in temperature-controlled, p-doped P3HT thin films by conducting atomic force microscopy,” Duc T. Duong, Hung Phan, David Hanifi, Pil Sung Jo, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen* and Alberto Salleo*, Adv. Mater. 201426, 6069–6073. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201402015

142.“Operational Mechanism of Conjugated Polyelectrolytes,” Daniel Tordera, Martijn Kuik, Zach Rengert, Henk J. Bolink, Guillermo C. Bazan*, and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014136, 8500–8503. DOI: 10.1021/ja502055x

141.“Effects of Processing Conditions on the Recombination Reduction in Small Molecule Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells,” Peter Zalar, Martijn Kuik, Niva A. Ran, John A. Love, and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Adv. Energy Mater. 20144, 1400438. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201400438

Appeared in the back cover for Adv. Energy Mater.

140.“Effect of copper metalation of tetrabenzoporphyrin donor material on organic solar cell performance,” Michele Guide, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, J. Mater. Chem. A 20142, 7890-7896. DOI: 10.1039/c4ta01068j

139.“Structural and optoelectronic properties of hybrid bulk-heterojunction materials based on conjugated small molecules and mesostructured TiO2,” Hung Phan, Justin Jahnke, Bradley Chmelka, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2014, 104, 233305.

138.“Electronic Properties of Conjugated Polyelectrolyte/Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Composites,” Yao Li, Cheng-Kang Mai, Hung Phan, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Guillermo C. Bazan*, and Mary B. Chan-Park*, Adv. Mater. 201426, 4697–4703. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201400612

137.“Topological Considerations for the Design of Molecular Donors with Multiple Absorbing Units,” Lai, Lai; Love, John; Sharenko, Alexander; Coughlin, Jessica; Gupta, Vinay; Tretiak, Sergei; Nguyen, Thuc-Quyen; Wong, Wai-Yeung (Raymond); Bazan, Guillermo Bazan, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014136, 5591–5594. DOI: 10.1021/ja501711m

136.“Overcoming geminate and enhancing extraction in solution-processed small molecule solar cells,” Christopher Proctor, Dieter Neher, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Energy Mater. 20144, 1400230. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201400230

135.“Effect of structural variation on material properties and photovoltaic characteristics of phenyl substituted diketopyrrolopyrroles,” Jason Lin, Jianhua Liu, Chunki Kim, Arnold B. Tamayo, and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, RSC Adv. 20144, 14101-14108. DOI: 10.1039/c3ra45662e

134.“Crystallization-Induced Phase Separation in Solution-Processed Small Molecule Bulk Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells,” Alexander Sharenko, Martijn Kuik, Michael F. Toney, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Advanced Functional Materials 201424, 3543-3550. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201304100

133.“Systematic study of exciton diffusion length in organic semiconductors by six experimental methods,” Jason Lin, Oleksandr V. Mikhnenko, Jingrun Chen, Zarifi Masri, Arvydas Ruseckas, Alexander Mikhailovsky, Reilly P. Raab, Jianhua Liu, Paul W. M. Blom, Maria Antonietta Loi, Carlos J. Garcia-Cervera, Ifor Samuel, and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Materials Horizons 20141, 280-285. DOI: 10.1039/C3MH00089C

132.“Silaindacenodithiophene-based Molecular Donor for High-Efficiency Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells with Enhanced Open Circuit Voltages,” John A. Love, Ikuhiro Nagao, Vinay Gupta, Thomas S. van der Poll, Alan J. Heeger, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, and Guillermo C. Bazan*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014136, 3597-606. DOI: 10.1021/ja412473p

131.“High Mobility Field Effect Transistors Fabricated with Macroscopic Aligned Semiconducting Polymers,” Hsin-Rong Tseng, Hung Phan, Chan Luo, Ming Wang, Louis A. Perez, Lei Ying, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Guillermo C. Bazan*, Alan J. Heeger*, Adv. Mater. 201426, 2993-2998. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201305084

130.“Effect of Backbone Regio-Regularity on the Structure and Orientation of a Donor-Acceptor Semiconducting Copolymer,” Louis Perez, Peter Zalar, Lei Ying, Kristin Schmidt, Michael Toney, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Guillermo Bazan*, and Edward Kramer*, Macromolecules 201447, 1403–1410. DOI: 10.1021/ma4019679

129.“Trap-limited exciton diffusion in organic semiconductors,” Oleksandr V. Mikhnenko, Martijn Kuik, Niels van der Kaap, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, and Paul W. M. Blom*, Adv. Mater. 201426, 1912-1917. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201304162

128.“Increased Mobility Induced by Simple Addition of a Lewis Acid to a Lewis Basic Conjugated Polymer,” Peter Zalar, Cristiano Woellner, Zachary B. Henson, Yuan Zhang, Martijn Kuik, Guillermo C. Bazan, and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Mater. 201426, 724-727. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201303357

127.“Conductive Conjugated Polyelectrolyte as Hole-transporting Layer for Organic Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells,” Huiqiong Zhou, Yuan Zhang, Cheng-kang Mai, Samuel D. Collins, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Guillermo C. Bazan*, and Alan J. Heeger *, Adv. Mater. 201426, 780-785. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201302845

126.“Enhancing Photoresponse in Organic Field-Effect Transistors by Incorporating DNA Interlayers,” Yuan Zhang, Mingfeng Wang, Samuel Collins, Christopher Proctor, Hung Phan, Peter Zalar, Alexander Mikhailovsky, Fred Wudl, and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Angewandte Chemie 201453, 244-9. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201306763

2013

125.“Facile Doping of Anionic Narrow Band Gap Conjugated Polyelectrolytes During Dialysis,” C.-K. Mai, H. Zhou, Y. Zhang, Z. B. Henson, T.-Q. Nguyen, A. J. Heeger, G. C. Bazan*, Angewandte Chemie 2013125, 13112–13116.

124.“Effects of Stereoisomerism on the Crystallization Behavior and Optoelectrical Properties of Conjugated Molecules,” Jianhua Liu, Yuan Zhang, Hung Phan, Alex Sharenko, Jason Lin, Preecha Moonsin, Bright Walker, and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Mater. 201325, 3645–3650. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201300255

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123.“Charge carrier mobility in a two-phase disordered organic system at the low carrier concentration regime,” Cristiano F. Woellner*, Zi Li, Gang Lu, and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Phys. Rev. B 201388, 125311. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.88.125311

122.“Solvent additive effects on small molecule bulk heterojunction solar cells probed in situ during spin-casting,” Louis A. Perez, Kang Wei-Chou, Jack A. Love, Thomas van der Poll, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Edward J. Kramer, Aram Amassian*, and Guillermo C. Bazan*, Adv. Mater. 201325, 6380–6384. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201302389

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121.“A High Performing Solution Processed Small Molecule:Perylene Diimide Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cell,” A. Sharenko, C. M. Proctor, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Guillermo Bazan*, Adv. Mater. 201325, 4403–4406. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201301167

120.“Understanding TiO2 Size-Dependent Electron Transport Properties of a Graphene-TiO2 Photoanode in DSSC through Bulk and c-AFM Nanoscale Characterization,” Ziming He, Hung Phan, Jing Liu, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen,* and Timothy Thatt Yang Tan*,  Adv. Mater. 201325, 6900-6904. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201303327

119.“Film Morphology of High Efficiency Solution-Processed Small-Molecule Solar Cells,” John A. Love, Christopher M. Proctor, Jianhua Liu, Christopher J. Takacs, Alexander Sharenko, Thomas S. van der Poll, Alan J. Heeger, Guillermo Bazan*, and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Funct. Mater. 201323, 5019. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201300099

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118.“Molecular Doping Enhances Photoconductivity in Polymer Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells,” Yuan Zhang, Huiqiong Zhou, Jason Seifter, Lei Ying, Alan J. Heeger, Guillermo C. Bazan, and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Mater. 201325, 7038–7044. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201302159

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117.“Charge recombination in organic solar cells,” C. Proctor, M. Kuik, and T.-Q. Nguyen* (Invited review article), Progress in Polymer Science 201338, 1941–1960. DOI: 10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2013.08.008

116.“Improved Light Harvesting and Improved Efficiency by Insertion of an Optical Spacer (ZnO) in Solution-processed Small-molecule Solar Cells,” Aung Ko Ko Kyaw, Dong Hwan Wang, David Wynands, Jie Zhang, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Guillermo C. Bazan and Alan J. Heeger*, Nano Lett. 201313, 3796–3801. DOI: 10.1021/nl401758g

115.“Tri-Diketopyrrolopyrrole Molecular Donor Materials for High Performance Solution-Processed Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells,” Jianhua Liu, Yanming Sun, Preecha Moonsin, Christopher M Proctor, Jason Lin, Ben B Hsu, Vinich Promarak, Alan J Heeger and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Mater. 201325, 5898–5903. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201302007

114.“A Structure-Property-Performance Investigation of Perylene Tetracarboxylic Diimides as Electron Accepting Materials in Organic Solar Cells,” Michele Guide, Sara Pla, Peter Zalar, Fernando Fernández-Lázaro, Angela Sastre-Santos*, and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 201315, 18894 – 18899. DOI: 10.1039/C3CP53552E

113.“Regioregular Pyridal[2,1,3]thiadiazole-co-Indacenodithiophene Conjugated Polymers,” Wen Wen, Lei Ying, Ben B. Y. Hsu, Yuan Zhang, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Guillermo C. Bazan*, Chem. Commun. 201349, 7192-7194. DOI: 10.1039/C3CC43229G

112.“High Light Intensity Effect on Nanoscale Open-Circuit Voltage of Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells,” Y. Zhang, X.-D. Dang, M. Kuik, S. R. Cowan, C. Kim, and T.-Q. Nguyen*, Energy & Environmental Science 20136, 1766-1771. DOI: 10.1039/C3EE40457A

111.“Hole Transport in DPP Small-Molecules: A joint Theoretical and Experimental Investigations,” Zi Li, Xu Zhang, Yuan Zhang, Cristiano F. Woellner, Martijn Kuik, Jianhua Liu, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, and Gang Lu*, J. Phys. Chem. 2013117, 6730-6740.  DOI: 10.1021/jp310475d

110.“Synthesis and Properties of Two Cationic Narrow Band Gap Conjugated Polyelectrolytes,” Zachary Henson, Jung Hwa Seo, Yuan Zhang, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Guillermo Bazan*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013135, 4163–4166. DOI: 10.1021/ja400140d

109.“Photoresponse of Donor:Acceptor Blends in Organic Transistors: A Tool for Understanding the Photocurrent and Fill Factor in Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells” Yuan Zhang, Jianhua Liu, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 20135, 2347–2353. DOI: 10.1021/am302833j

108.“Towards Environmentally Friendly Processing in Molecular Semiconductors,” Z. Henson, P. Zalar, T.-Q. Nguyen, and Guillermo Bazan*, J. Mater. Chem. A20131, 11117-11120. DOI: 10.1039/C3TA12690K

107.“High Efficiency Polymer Solar Cells Enhanced by Solvent Treatment,” Huiqiong Zhou, Yuan Zhang, Jason Seifter, Samuel Collins, Chan Luo, Guillermo C. Bazan, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen and Alan J. Heeger*, Adv. Mater. 201325, 1646-1652. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201204306

106.“Effects of Impurities on Operational Mechanism of Organic Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells,” Xuan-Dung Dang, Loren Kaake, Wei Lin Leong, Yuan Zhang, Alan Heeger, and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Mater. 201325, 1706-1712. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201203786

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105.“Optimization of Energy Levels by Molecular Design: Evaluation of bis-Diketopyrrolopyrrole Molecular Donor Materials for Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells,” Bright Walker, Jianhua Liu, Chunki Kim, Gregory C. Welch, Jin Keun Park, Jason Lin, Peter Zalar, Christopher Proctor, Jung Hwa Seo, Guillermo C. Bazan, and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Energy & Environmental Science 20136, 952-962. DOI: 10.1039/C3EE24351F

104.“Nongeminate Recombination and Charge Transport Limitations in Diketopyrrolopyrrole-Based Solution-Processed Small Molecule Solar Cells,” Christopher Proctor, Chunki Kim, Dieter Neher, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Funct. Mater. 201323, 3584-3594. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201202643

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103.“Effects of Heteroatom Substitutions on the Crystal Structure, Film Formation, and Optoelectronic Properties of Diketopyrrolopyrrole-Based Materials,” Jianhua Liu, Bright Walker, Arnold Tamayo, Yuan Zhang, and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Funct. Mater. 201323, 47-56. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201201599

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2012

102.“All-Conjugated Triblock Polyelectrolytes Electron Injection Layer,” Lei Ying, Peter Zalar, Zhao Chen, Alexander A. Mikhailovsky, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen* and Guillermo C. Bazan*, Adv. Mater. 201224, 6496–6501. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201202817

101.“Molecular Solubility and Hansen Solubility Parameters for the Analysis of Phase Separation in Bulk Heterojunctions,” Duc T. Duong, Bright Walker, Jason Lin, Chunki Kim, John Love, Balaji Purushothaman, John E. Anthony and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics 201250, 1405-1413. DOI: 10.1002/polb.23153

100.“Effect of Thermal Annealing on Exciton Diffusion in a Diketopyrrolopyrrole Derivative,” Oleksandr V. Mikhnenko*, Jason Lin, Ying Shu, John E. Anthony, Paul W. M. Blom, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Maria Antonietta Loi*, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 201214, 14081–14402. DOI: 10.1039/C2CP41359K

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99.   “Cationic Polyfluorene-b-Neutral Polyfluorene “Rod-Rod” Diblock Copolymers,” A. Gutacker, C.-Y. Lin, L. Ying, T.-Q. Nguyen*, U. Scherf*, and G. C. Bazan*, Macromolecules 201245, 4441–4446. DOI: 10.1021/ma202738t

98.   “Non-basic High Performance Small Molecules for Solution Processed Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells,” Thomas S. van der Poll, John A. Love, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen* and Guillermo C. Bazan*, Adv. Mater. 201224, 3646–3649. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201201127

97.   “DNA Interlayers Enhance Charge Injection in Organic Ambi-polar Field-Effect Transistors,” Yuan Zhang, Peter Zalar, Chunki Kim, Guillermo C. Bazan* and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Mater. 2012, 24, 1699–1709. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201201248

96.   “Color Tuning in Polymer Light-Emitting Diodes with Lewis Acids,” Peter Zalar, Zachary B. Henson, Gregory C. Welch, Guillermo C. Bazan*, and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Angewandte Chemie 201251, 7495–7498. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201202570

95.   “Quantification of geminate and non-geminate recombination losses of a solution-processed diketopyrrolopyrrole-based bulk heterojunction solar cell,” D. Credgington*, F. C. Jamieson, B. Walker, T.-Q. Nguyen, and J. R. Durrant*, Adv. Mater. 201224, 2135-2141. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201104738

93.   “Influence of Structural Variation on the Solid-State Properties of Diketopyrrolopyrrole-Based Oligophenylenethiophenes: Single-Crystal Structures, Thermal Properties, Optical Bandgaps, Energy Levels, Film Morphology, and Hole Mobility” Chunki Kim, Jianhua Liu, Jason Lin, Arnold B. Tamayo, Bright Walker, Guang Wu, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Chem. Mater. 201224, 1699–1709. DOI: 10.1021/cm202852f

This paper is among the journal’s 20 most download papers in May 2012.

93.   “Triisopropylsilylethynyl-Functionalized DibenzoChrysene: A Solution-Processed Small Molecule for Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells,” L. Zhang, B. Walker, F. Liu, N. S. Colella, S. C. B. Mannsfeld, T. P. Russell, J. J. Watkins, T.-Q. Nguyen, and A. L. Briseno*, J. Mater. Chem. 201222, 4266. DOI: 10.1039/C2JM14998B

92.   “Morphology Control of Solution Processable Small Molecule Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells via Solvent Additives,” Jin Kuen Park, Chunki Kim, Bright Walker, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen,* and Jung Hwa Seo*, RSC Advances 20122, 2232–2234. DOI: 10.1039/C2RA01182D

91.   “Single Nanowire OPV Properties of a Fullerene-capped P3HT Dyad Investigated Using Conductive and Photoconductive AFM,” D. Kamkar, M. Wang, F. Wudl, T.-Q. Nguyen*, ACS Nano 20126, 1149–1157. DOI: 10.1021/nn204565h

90.   “Theoretical Study of Conjugated Polyelectrolyte Electron Injection Layers: Effects of Counterions, Charged Groups and Charge Reversal,” H. T. Nguyen, T.-Q. Nguyen, M. T. Nguyen*, Chemical Physics Letters 2012530, 39–44. DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2012.01.080

89.   “Solution-processed organic solar cells from dye molecules: an investigation of Diketopyrrolopyrrole:VinazeneTM heterojunctions,” B. Walker, X. Han, C. Kim, A. Sellinger, T.-Q. Nguyen*, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 20124, 244-250. DOI: 10.1021/am201304e

88.   “First-Principles Study of Electron Mobility in Cationic and Anionic Conjugated Polyelectrolytes,” Z. Li, X. Zhang, G. Lu,* T.-Q. Nguyen, J. Phys. Chem. C 2012116, 1205–1210. DOI: 10.1021/jp210751a

87.   “PCBM disperse-red ester with strong visible-light absorption: an acceptor for cascaded electron transfer in organic solar cells,” M. Wang, E. Chesnut, Y. Sun, M. Tong, M. Guide, Y. Zhang, N. Treat, A. Varotto, M. Chabinyc, T.-Q. Nguyen, F. Wudl*, J. Phys. Chem. C 2012116, 1313–1321. DOI: 10.1021/jp209782c

86.   “Solution-processed Ambipolar Field-effect Transistor Based on Diketopyrrolopyrrole Functionalized with Benzothiadiazole group,” Y. Zhang, C. Kim, J. Lin, and T.-Q. Nguyen*, Adv. Funct. Mater. 201222, 97–105. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201101820

2011

85.   “Regioregular Pyridal[2,1,3]thiadiazole p-Conjugated Copolymers,” L. Ying, B. B. Y. Hsu, H. Zhan, G. C. Welch, P. Zalar, L. Perez, E. J. Kramer, T.-Q. Nguyen, A. J. Heeger, and G. C. Bazan*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011133, 18538–18541. DOI: 10.1021/ja207543g

84.   “Interfaces in Organic Devices Studied with Resonant Soft X-ray Reflectivity,” H. Yan, C. Wang, A. Garcia, S. Swaraj, Z. Gu, C. R. McNeill, T. Schuettfort, K. E. Sohn, E. J. Kramer, G. C. Bazan, T.-Q. Nguyen, and H. Ade*, J. Appl. Phys. 2011110, 102220. DOI: 10.1063/1.3661991

83.   “The theoretical current-voltage dependence of a non-degenerate disordered organic material obtained with conductive atomic force microscopy,” C. Woellner, J. Freire, M. Guide, and T.-Q. Nguyen, J. Chem. Phys. 2011135, 084108. DOI:10.1063/1.3626871

82.   “A Modular Molecular Framework for Utility in Small-Molecule Solution-Processed Organic Photovoltaic Devices,” G. C. Welch, L. A. Perez, C. V. Hoven, Y. Zhang, X.-D. Dang, A. Sharenko, M. F. Toney, E. J. Kramer, T.-Q. Nguyen, and G. C. Bazan, J. Mater. Chem. 201121, 12700-12709. DOI: 10.1039/C1JM11963J

81.   “DNA Electron Injection Interlayers for Polymer Light-Emitting Diodes,” P. Zalar, D. Kamkar, R. Naik, F. Ouchen, J. G. Grote, G. C. Bazan*, and T.-Q. Nguyen*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011133, 11010–11013. DOI: 10.1021/ja201868d

80.   “Optical and Charge Transport Properties of Water/Alcohol-Soluble Quinacridone Derivatives for Application in Polymer Light Emitting Diodes,” P. Zalar, T. Pho, A. Garcia, F. Wudl, T.-Q. Nguyen*, J. Phys. Chem. B 2011115, 17533–17539. DOI: 10.1021/jp202214g

79.   “Effect of Charge Recombination on the Fill Factor of Small Molecule Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells,” Yuan Zhang, Xuan-Dung Dang, Chunki Kim and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Energy Mater. 20111, 610–617. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201100040

78.   “A Systematic Approach to Solvent Selection Based on Cohesive Energy Densities in a Molecular Bulk Heterojunction System,” B. Walker, A. Tamayo, D. T. Duong, X.-D. Dang, C. Kim, J. Granstrom, T.-Q. Nguyen,* Adv. Energy Mater. 20111, 221-229. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201000054

77.   “A Dithienosilole-Benzooxadiazole Donor–Acceptor Copolymer for Utility in Organic Solar Cells,” B. J. A. Caputo, G. C. Welch, D. A. Kamkar, Z. B. Henson, T.-Q. Nguyen, G. C. Bazan*, Small 20117, 1422-1426. DOI: 10.1002/smll.201100005

76.   “Electrochromic devices and thin film transistors from a new family of ethylenedioxythiophene based conjugated polymers,” Z. Li, Y. Zhang, A. L. Holt, B. P. Kolasa, J. G. Wehner, A. Hampp, G. C. Bazan, T.-Q. Nguyen, and D. E. Morse*, New J. Chem. 201135, 1327-1334. DOI: 10.1039/C0NJ00837K

75.   “Nanoscale Characterization of Tetrabenzoporphyrin and Fullerene-based Solar Cells by Photoconductive Atomic Force Microscopy,” M. Guide, X.-D. Dang, and T.-Q. Nguyen*, Adv. Mater. 201123, 2313-2319.  DOI: 10.1002/adma.201003644

74.   “Controlling Ion Motion in Polymer Light-Emitting Diodes Containing Conjugated Polyelectrolyte Electron Injection Layers,” A. Garcia, R. Bakus, P. Zalar, J. Z. Brzezinski, T.-Q. Nguyen*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011133, 2492-2498. DOI: 10.1021/ja106268w

73.   Invited Review Article: “Small molecule solution processed bulk heterojunction solar cells,” B. Walker, C. Kim and T.-Q. Nguyen*, Chem. Mater. 201123, 470-482. DOI: 10.1021/cm102189g

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2010

72.   “Temperature and Electric Field Dependent Electron Transport in Cationic and Anionic Conjugated Polyelectrolytes,” A. Garcia, Y. Jin, J. Brzezinski, T.-Q. Nguyen*, J. Phys. Chem. C 2010114, 22309–22315. DOI: 10.1021/jp109243x

71.   “Electron injection barrier reduction for organic light-emitting devices by quinacridone derivatives,” T. Pho, P. Zalar, A. Garcia, T.-Q. Nguyen, F. Wudl*, Chem. Comm. 2010, 46, 8210-8212. DOI: 10.1039/C0CC01596B

69.   “Reconstruction of Conjugated Oligoelectrolyte Electron Injection Layers,” Z. Chen, X.- D. Dang, A. Gutacker, A. Garcia, H. Li, Y. Xu, T.-Q. Nguyen, G. C. Bazan*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010132, 12160–12162. DOI: 10.1021/ja1056856

68.   “Insight into Nanoscale Morphology of MDMO-PPV:PCBM Solar Cells by Photoconductive Force Microscopy,” X.-D. Dang, A. Mikhailovsky, T.-Q. Nguyen*, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2010, 97, 113303.

This paper is selected by the editor to publish in the Virtual Journal of the American Physical Society as a frontier research.

67.   “Nanostructure and optoelectronic characterization of small molecule bulk heterojunction solar cells by photoconductive atomic force microscopy,” X.-D. Dang, A. Tamayo, J. Seo, C. Hoven, B. Walker, T.-Q. Nguyen*, Adv. Func. Mater. 2010, 20, 3314–3321. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201000799

66.   “Solvent Annealing Yields Highly Conductive Polymer Films for Broad Applications in Organic Electronics,” J. E. Yoo, K. S. Lee, A. Garcia, E. D. Gomez, K. Baldwin, Y. Sun, H. Meng, T.-Q. Nguyen, and Y.-L. Loo*, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2010107, 5712-5717. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0913879107

65.   “Improved Performance of Polymer Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells Through the Reduction of Phase Separation via Solvent Additives,” C. V. Hoven, X.-D. Dang, R. C. Coffin, J. Peet, T.-Q. Nguyen, G. C. Bazan, Adv. Mater. 201022, E63-E66. DOI: 10.1002/adma.200903677

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64.   “Self-Assembly and Charge-Transport Properties of a Polythiophene-Fullerene Triblock Copolymer,” M. Dante, C. Yang, B. Walker, F. Wudl, T.-Q. Nguyen, Adv. Mater. 2010, 22, 1835-1838. DOI: 10.1002/adma.200902696

2009

63.   “Improved Injection in n-Type Organic Transistors with Conjugated Polyelectrolytes ,” J. H. Seo, A. Gutacker, B. Walker, S. N. Cho, A. Garcia, R. Q. Yang, T.-Q. Nguyen, A. J. Heeger, B. C. Bazan, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009131, 18220-18221. DOI: 10.1021/ja908441c

62.   “Interfacial widths of conjugated polymer bilayers,” C. Wang, A. Garcia, H. Yan, K. E. Sohn, A. Hexemer, T.-Q. Nguyen, G. C. Bazan, E. J. Kramer, H. Ade, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009131, 12538-12539. DOI: 10.1021/ja905293m

61.   “Solution-Processed, Small Molecule-based Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells Using Fullerene Derivatives as Acceptors: Influence of the Alkyl Chain Length and Thermal Annealing,” A. Tamayo, T. Kent, M. Tantitiwat, M. A. Dante, J. Rogers, T.-Q. Nguyen*, Energy & Environmental Science 20092, 1180-1186. DOI: 10.1039/b912824g

60.   “Nanoscale Phase Separation and High Photovoltaic Efficiency in Solution-Processed, Small Molecule Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells,” B. Walker, A. Tamayo, P. Zalar, T.-Q. Nguyen*, Adv. Funct. Mater. 200919, 3063-3069. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200900832

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It also helps to improve the impact factor for Adv. Funct. Mater. in 2012.

59.   “Characterization of Multicomponent Polymer Trilayers with Resonant Soft X-ray Reflectivity,” H. Ade*, C. Wang, A. Garcia, A. Hexemer, K. E. Sohn, T.-Q. Nguyen, G. C. Bazan, and E. J. Kramer, Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics 2009, 47, 1291-1299. DOI: 10.1002/polb.21730

58.   “High Performance Solution-Processed Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells Based on Diketopyrrolopyrrolo Derivative/C70 blends,” A. Tamayo, X.-D. Dang, B. Walker, J. H. Seo, T. Kent, T.-Q. Nguyen*, Appl. Phys. Lett. 200994, 103301. DOI: 10.1063/1.3086897

This paper is one of Applied Physics Letters' most downloaded articles of the last five years (2009-2013).

57.   “Exciton Binding Energies in Conjugated Polyelectrolyte Films,” J. H. Seo, Y. Jin, R. Yang, J. Z. Brzezinski, T.-Q. Nguyen*, Chem. Phys. Chem. 2009, 10, 1023-1027. DOI: 10.1002/cphc.200800751

56.   “Cationic Conjugated Polyelectrolyte Electron Injection Layers: Effect of Halide Counterions,” A. Garcia, J. Z. Brzezinski, T.-Q. Nguyen*, J. Phys. Chem. C 2009113, 2950–2954.  DOI: 10.1021/jp806374s

55.   “Three-Dimensional Nanoscale Organization of Highly Efficient Low Bandgap Conjugated Polymer Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells,” M. Dante, A. Garcia, T.-Q. Nguyen*, J. Phys. Chem. C 2009113, 1596–1600.  DOI: 10.1021/jp809650p

54.   “Solvent effects on the Architecture and Performance of White-Emitting Polymer Light-Emitting Diodes with Conjugated Oligoelectrolyte Electron Transport Layers,” Y. Xu, R. Yang, J. Peng, A. A. Mikhailovsky, Y. Cao, T.-Q. Nguyen, and G. C. Bazan*, Adv. Mater. 200921, 584-588.  DOI: 10.1002/adma.200802548

53.   “Direct Measurement of Electric Field Screening in Light Emitting Diode with Conjugated Polyelectrolyte Electron Injecting/Transport Layer,” C. V. Hoven, J. Peet, A. Mikhailovsky, and T.-Q. Nguyen*, Appl. Phys. Lett. 200994, 033301. DOI: 10.1063/1.3069279

52.   “Photocurrent Hysteresis by Ion Motion within Conjugated Polyelectrolyte Electron Transporting Layers,” J. Park, C. V. Hoven, R. Yang, H. Wu, T.-Q. Nguyen, G. C. Bazan*, J. Mater. Chem. 200919, 211–214.  DOI: 10.1039/b814642j

51.   “Electronic Properties at the Interfaces between Conjugated Polyelectrolyte Thin Films and Gold Surface,” J. H. Seo, R. Yang, J. Z. Brzezinski, B. Walker, G. C. Bazan*, and T.-Q. Nguyen*, Adv. Mater. 200921, 1006 - 1011.  DOI: 10.1002/adma.200802420

2008

50.   “Morphology and conductivity modification of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrene sulfonate) films induced by conductive atomic force microscopy measurements,” X.-D. Dang, T.-Q. Nguyen*, Appl. Phys. Lett. 200893, 241911.   DOI: 10.1063/1.3049599

49.   “In-Situ Conjugated Polyelectrolyte Formation,” M. Elbing, A. Garcia, T.-Q. Nguyen*, and G. C. Bazan*, Macromolecules 200841, 9146–9155.  DOI: 10.1021/ma802139j

48.   “Oligothiophene Derivatives Functionalized with a Diketopyrrolopyrrolo Core for Solution-Processed Field Effect Transistors: Effect of Alkyl Substituents and Thermal Annealing,” M. Tantiwiwat, N. T. Luu, A. Tamayo, and T.-Q. Nguyen*, J. Phys. Chem. C 2008112, 17402–17407.  DOI: 10.1021/jp8068305

47.   “Solution Processed Small Molecule Light-Emitting Diodes Using Conjugated Polyelectrolytes as Electron Injection Layers,” B. Walker, A. Tamayo, J. Yang, J. Z. Brzezinski, T.-Q. Nguyen*, Appl. Phys. Lett. 200893, 063302-063305. DOI: 10.1063/1.2968189

46.   “Mechanism of electron injection in multilayer polymer light-emitting diodes using conjugated polyelectrolyte as the electron transporting layer,” C. Hoven, A. Garcia, R. Yang, V. Crockett, A. Heeger, G. Bazan, and T.-Q. Nguyen*, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2008105, 12730–12735.                                              DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0806494105

45.   “Design, Synthesis, and Self-assembly of Oligothiophene Derivatives with a Diketopyrrolopyrrole Core,” A. B. Tamayo, B. Walker, M. Tantiwawat and T.-Q. Nguyen*, J. Phys. Chem. C 2008112, 15543–15552.  DOI: 10.1021/jp804816c

44.   “Small molecule sensitizers for near-infrared absorption in polymer bulk heterojunction solar cells,” J. Peet, A. Tamayo, X-.D. Dang, J. H. Seo, T.-Q. Nguyen*, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2008, 93, 1633061-1633063.  DOI: 10.1063/1.3001802

This paper is selected by the editor to publish in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology as a frontier research.

43.   “SERS Aptatags: New Responsive Metallic Nanostructures for Heterogeneous Protein Detection by Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy,” L. Fabris, M. Dante, T.-Q. Nguyen, J. B.-H. Tok, G. C. Bazan*, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2008, 18, 2518-2525. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200800301

42.   “Electronic Properties of Conjugated Polyelectrolyte Thin Films,” J. H. Seo and T.-Q. Nguyen*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008130, 10042 - 10043.   DOI: 10.1021/ja801451e

41.   Invited review article: “Design, Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications of Conjugated Polyelectrolytes in Optoelectronic Devices,” C. Hoven, A. Garcia, G. C. Bazan*, and T.-Q. Nguyen*, Adv. Mater. 200820, 3793-3810. DOI: 10.1002/adma.200800533 

40.   “A Low Band Gap, Solution Processable Oligothiophene with a Diketopyrrolopyrrole Core for Use in Organic Solar Cells,” A. B. Tamayo, B. Walker, and T.-Q. Nguyen*, J. Phys. Chem. C 2008112, 11545.  DOI: 10.1021/jp8031572

39.   “One- and Two-Photon Polymerization of Methylmethacrylate Using CdS Semiconductor Quantum Dots,” N. C. Strandwitz, A. Khan, S. W. Boettcher, A. A. Mikhailovsky, C. J.  Hawker, T.-Q. Nguyen, G. D. Stucky*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 8280–8288.  DOI: 10.1021/ja711295k

38.   “Structural Characterization of Conjugated Polyelectrolyte Electron Transport Layers by NEXAFS Spectroscopy,” J. Park, R. Yang, C. V. Hoven, A. Garcia, D. A. Fischer, T.-Q. Nguyen, G. C. Bazan*, D. M. DeLongchamp*, Adv. Mater. 200820, 2491-2496.       DOI: 10.1002/adma.200702995

37.   “Effect of Aggregation on the Optical and Charge Transport Properties of an Anionic Conjugated Polyelectrolyte,” A. Garcia and T.-Q. Nguyen*, J. Phys. Chem. C 2008112, 7054-7061.   DOI: 10.1021/jp711462p

36.   “Conjugated Oligoelectrolyte Electron Transport/Injection Layers for Organic Optoelectronic Devices,” R. Yang, J. Xu, X.-D. Dang, T.-Q. Nguyen, G. C. Bazan*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008130, 3282.   DOI: 10.1021/ja711068d

35.   ”Nanoscale Charge Transport and Internal Structures of P3HT:PCBM Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells by Conducting Atomic Force Microscopy,” M. Dante, J. Peet, and T.-Q. Nguyen*, J. Phys. Chem. C 2008112, 7241-7249.   DOI: 10.1021/jp712086q

34.   “Thermophysical Properties of Conjugated Polyelectrolytes” J. H. Ortony, R. Yang, J. Brzezinski, L. Edman, T.-Q. Nguyen, and G. C. Bazan*, Adv. Mater. 200820, 298-302.   DOI: 10.1002/adma.200701627 

33.   “Imaging of Interfaces in Conjugated Polymer Optoelectronic Devices,” D. W. Steuerman, A. Garcia, R. Yang, and T.-Q. Nguyen*, Adv. Mater. 2008, 20, 528-534. DOI: 10.1002/adma.200700887

2007

32.   “Theoretical Study on the Structure and Property Relationship of the Cationic Conjugated Polyelectrolytes,” Y. Sheng, J. Leszczynski*, T.-Q. Nguyen, and A. Bamgbelu, Structural Chemistry 200718, 827-832.   DOI: 10.1007/s11224-007-9232-4

31.   “Ion Motion in Conjugated Polyelectolyte Electron Transporting Layers,” C. Hoven, R. Yang, A. Garcia, A. J. Heeger, T.-Q. Nguyen*, G. C. Bazan*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007129, 10976-10977.  DOI: 10.1021/ja072612q

30.   “Structure-function relationships of conjugated polyelectrolyte electron injection layers in polymer light emitting diodes,” A. Garcia, R. Yang, and T.-Q. Nguyen*, Appl. Phys. Lett. 200791, 153502-153504.  DOI: 10.1063/1.2794422

29.   “Efficient Polymer Solar Cells in the Tandem Architecture,” J. Y. Kim, N. E. Coates, M. Dante, D. Moses, T.-Q. Nguyen, K. Lee*, and A. J. Heeger*, Science 2007317, 222-225.  DOI: 10.1126/science.1141711

This paper was highlighted by many newspapers and technology review magazines.

28.   “Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for DNA Detection by Nanoparticle Assembly onto Smooth Metal Films,” G. Braun, S. J. Lee, M. Dante, T.-Q. Nguyen, M. Moskovits, and N. O. Reich*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007129, 6378.  DOI: 10.1021/ja070514z

27.   “A Heterogenous PNA-Based SERS Method for DNA Detection,” L. Fabris, G. Braun, S. J. Lee, M. Dante, N. O. Reich, M. Moskovits, T.-Q. Nguyen*, and G. C. Bazan*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007129, 6086.  DOI: 10.1021/ja0705184

26.   “Effects of Processing Conditions Pentacene-C60 Solar Cell Performance,” J. Yang and T.-Q. Nguyen*, Organic Electronics 20078, 566-574. DOI: 10.1016/j.orgel.2007.04.005

25.   “Organic solar cells from water-soluble poly-(thiophene)/fullerene heterojunction,” J. Yang, A. Garcia, and T.-Q. Nguyen*, Appl. Phys. Lett. 200790, 103514-103517.  DOI: 10.1063/1.2711707

This paper is selected by the editor to publish in the Virtual Journal of the American Physical Society as a forefront research.

24.   Invited review article: “One Dimensional Organic Semiconductor Nanostructures,” T.-Q. Nguyen*, R. Martel, M. Bushey, P. Avouris, A. Carlsen, C. Nuckolls and L. Brus, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2007, 9, 1515-1532.  DOI: 10.1039/b609956d

2006

23.   “Enhanced Conjugated Polymer Photodetectors and Solar Cells by Improved Solution Processing,” J. Peet, C. Soci, R. Coffin, T.-Q. Nguyen, A. Mikhailovsky, D. Moses, G. C. Bazan*, Appl. Phys. Lett. 200689, 252105-252107.  DOI: 10.1063/1.2408661

22.   “Control of Solution Aggregation, Solid State Fluorescence Quantum Yield, and Charge Transport in Cationic Conjugated Polyelectrolytes by Choice of Anion,” R. Yang, A. Garcia, D. Korystov, A. Mikhailovsky, G. C. Bazan*, and T.-Q. Nguyen*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006128, 16532-16539.  DOI: 10.1021/ja0611341

2005

21.   “Two-Photon Absorption in Aqueous Micellar Solutions,” H. Y. Woo, D. Korystov, A. Mikhailovsky, T.-Q. Nguyen, and G. C. Bazan*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005127, 13794-13795.  DOI: 10.1021/ja054911q

 

Publications prior to UCSB

20.   “Self-Assembly in Thin Film Transistors from New Hexacene Quinones,” Q. Miao, M. Lefenfeld, T.-Q. Nguyen, T. Siegrist, C. Kloc, and C. Nuckolls*, Adv. Mater. 200517, 407-412.

19.   “Using Hydrogen Bonds to Direct the Assembly of Crowded Aromatics,” M. L. Bushey, T.-Q. Nguyen, A. Whang, D. Horoszewski, and C. Nuckolls*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 200443, 5446-5453.

18.   “Molecular Interactions in One-Dimensional Organic Nanostructures,” T.-Q. Nguyen*, R. Martel,  P. Avouris, M. Bushey, C. Nuckolls, and L. E. Brus, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004126, 5234-5242.

17.   “The nature and spatial distribution of interchain species in films of conjugated polymers: NSOM solvatochromism and third harmonic generation experiments on MEH-PPV films,” B. J. Schwartz*, T.-Q. Nguyen, R. D. Schaller, L. F. Lee, J. C. Johnson, R. J. Saykally, Pol. Mater. Sci. Eng. 200388, 143.

16.   “Characterization of Domain Ordering in Polymer and Dendrimer Thin Films using Photoluminescence and Third Harmonic Generation (THG) Near-field Scanning Optical Microscopy (NSOM),” R. D. Schaller, L. F. Lee, T.-Q. Nguyen, P. T. Snee, and R. Saykally*, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. P.1 200342, 4799.

15.   “Synthesis, Assembly, and Thin Film Transistors of Dihydrodiazapentacene—an Isostructural Motif for Pentacene,” Q. Miao, T.-Q. Nguyen, T. Someya, G. B. Blanchet, and C. Nuckolls*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 10284-10287.

14.   “Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Electro-optic Switching of One-Dimensional Nanostructures from New Crowded Aromatics,” M. Bushey, T.-Q. Nguyen, and C. Nuckolls*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003125, 8264-8269.

13.   “Tuning Intermolecular Attraction to Create Polar Order and One-Dimensional Nanostructures,” T.-Q. Nguyen, M. Bushey, L. E. Brus*, and C. Nuckolls*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 15051-15054.

12.   “The Nature of Interchain Excitations in Conjugated Polymers: Near-Field Optical Studies of Spatially-Varying Solvatochromism in Annealed MEH-PPV Films,” R. D. Schaller, T.-Q. Nguyen, L. F. Lee, J. C. Johnson, L. H. Haber, B. J. Schwartz*, R. J. Saykally*, J. Phys. Chem. B. 2002106, 9496-9506.

11.   “Nanoscopic Interchain Aggregate Domain Formation in Conjugated Polymer Films Studied by Third Harmonic Generation Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopy,” R. D. Schaller, T.-Q. Nguyen, P. T. Snee, J. C. Johnson, L. F. Lee, K. R. Wilson, L. H. Haber, R. J. Schaller*, and B. J. Schwartz*, J. Chem. Phys. 2002, 117, 6688-6698.

10.   “Ionomeric Control of Interchain Interactions, Morphology, and the Electronic Properties of Conjugated Polymer Solutions and Films,” T.-Q. Nguyen and B. J. Schwartz*, J. Chem. Phys. 2002116, 8198-8208.

9.     “Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopy (NSOM) Studies of the Relationship Between Interchain Interactions, Morphology and Energy Transport in Conjugated Polymer Films,” T.-Q. Nguyen, R. D. Schaller, J. C. Johnson, L. F. Lee, R. J. Saykally, and B. J. Schwartz*, J. PhysChem. 2001105, 5153-5156.

8.     “Control of Energy Transport in Conjugated Polymers Using an Ordered Mesoporous Silica Matrix,” T.-Q. Nguyen, J. Wu, S. H. Tolbert, and B. J. Schwartz*, Adv. Mater. 200113, 609-611.

7.     “Solution Processing of Conjugated Polymers: The Effects of Polymer Solubility on the Morphology and Electronic Properties of Semiconducting Polymer Films,” T.-Q. Nguyen, R. Y. Yee, and B. J. Schwartz*, J. Photochem. Photobio. 2001144, 21-30.

6.     “Higher Efficiency Conjugated Polymer-based LEDs by Control of Polymer Film Morphology and Interchain Interactions,” T.-Q. Nguyen, R. C. Kwong, M. E. Thompson, and B. J. Schwartz*, Synth. Met. 2001121, 1712-1714.

5.     “Interchain and Intrachain Exciton Transport in Conjugated Polymers: Ultrafast Studies of Energy Migration in Aligned MEH-PPV/Mesoporous Silica Composites,” B. J. Schwartz*, T.-Q. Nguyen, J. Wu, and S. H. Tolbert, Synth. Met. 2001, 116, 35-40.

4.     “Improving the Performance of Conjugated Polymer-Based Devices by Control of Interchain Interactions and Polymer Film Morphology,” T.-Q. Nguyen, R. C. Kwong, M. E. Thompson, and B. J. Schwartz*, Appl. Phys. Lett. 200076, 2454-2456.

3.     “Control of Energy Transfer in Oriented Conjugated Polymer/Mesoporous Silica Composites,” T.-Q. Nguyen, J. Wu, V. Doan, S. H. Tolbert*, and B. J. Schwartz*, Science 2000288, 652-656.

2.     “Controlling Interchain Interactions in Conjugated Polymers: The Effects of Chain Morphology on Exciton-Exciton Annihilation and Aggregation in MEH-PPV Films,” T.-Q. Nguyen, I. Martini, J. Liu, B. J. Schwartz*, J. Phys. Chem. B 2000104, 237-155.

1.     “Conjugated Polymer aggregates in solution: Control of Interchain Interactions,” T.-Q. Nguyen, V. Doan, and B. J. Schwartz*, J. Chem. Phys1999110, 4068-4078.  

Book Chapters

1.     “Organic Solar Cell Materials and Devices Characterization by Conductive and Photoconductive Atomic Force Microscopy,” Xuan-Dung Dang, Michele Guide and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen. Page 73-113.

Book title: “Scanning Probe Microscopy for Energy Research.” Edited by Dawn A. Bonnell and Sergei V. Kalinin. World Scientific. ISBN#978-981-4434-70-6

2.     “Charge Injection Mechanism in PLEDs and Charge Transport in Conjugated Polyelectrolytes,” Peter Zalar and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen. Page 315-344.

Book title: “Conjugated Polyelectrolytes: Fundamentals and Applications.” Edited by Bin Liu and Guillermo Bazan. Wiley-VHC. ISBN#978-3-527-33143-7

3.     “Solution-Processed Molecular Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells,” Jianhua Liu, Bright Walker and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen. Pages 95-133.

Book title: “Organic Photovoltaics: Materials, Device Physics, and Manufacturing Technologies,” 2nd Edition. Edited by Christoph Brabec, Ullrich Scherf , Vladimir Dyakonov Wiley-VHC. ISBN#978-3-527-33225-0, 642 pages, June 2014

Patents/Inventions

1.     G. C. Bazan, J. Peet, D. Moses, C. Soci, T.-Q. Nguyen, and A. Milkhailovsky, “Enhanced Bulk Heterojunction Organic Photodetectors and Solar Cells by Improved Solution Processing.” U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 20080315187.

2.     G. C. Bazan, Y. Xu, R. Yang, T.-Q. Nguyen “Conjugated Oligoelectrolyte Electron Transporting Layers.” United States Patent Application Serial No. 20090230362.

3.     T.-Q. Nguyen, A. Garcia, J. Z. Brzezinski, “Cationic Conjugated Polyelectrolyte Electron Injecting Layers in Solution Process Multilayer Polymer Light Emitting Diodes: Halide Counter Anion Electronic Properties Influence on Device Efficiency.” United States Patent Application 20100096656.

4.     T.-Q. Nguyen, A. Tamayo, C. Kim, M. Tantiwiwat, B. Walker, T. Kent, “Molecular Semiconductors Containing Diketopyrrolopyrrole and Dithioketopyrrolopyrrole Chromophores for Small Molecule Solution or Vapor Processed Solar Cells” United States Patent Application 20100326525.

5.     Guillermo C. Bazan, Lei Ying, Peter Zalar, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, “Conjugated Copolymers Chiral Side Chain for Organic Thin Film Transistors”, US Patent Application Serial No. 61/638,610.

6.     Guillermo C. Bazan, Lei Ying, Zhao Chen, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, “All-Conjugated Triblock University of California Santa Barbara, Center for Polymers and Organic Solids Polyelectrolytes Electron Injection Layer”, US Patent Application Serial No. 13/415,470.

7.     Guillermo C. Bazan, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Lei Ying, Peter Zalar, Yuan Zhang, “Processing Additive for Single-Component Solution Processed Organic Field-Effect Transistors”, US Patent Application Serial No. 61/637,525.