Publications

(*Corresponding author. Underlined names are undergraduate students)

Publications since at UCSB

2016

  1. “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, in press.
  1. “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
  1. “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, in press.
  1. “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
  1. “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.
  1. “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
  1. “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, in press.
  1. “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. 2016. DOI: 10.1002/aelm.201500344
  1. “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. 2016, 6, 1501721. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201501721

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

  1. “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
  1. “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

  1. “Temperature Tunable Self-Doping in Stable Diradicaloid Thin-Film Devices,” Yuan Zhang, Yonghao Zheng, Huiqiong Zhou, Fred Wudl* and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 7412-7419. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201502404
  1. “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. 2015, 5, 1500877. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201500877

Appeared in the front cover for Adv. Energy Mater.

  1. “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
  1. Invited Review: “Exciton Diffusion in Organic Semiconductors,” Oleksandr Mikhnenko*, Paul W. M. Blom*, and Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Energy & Environmental Science 2015, 8, 1867-1888. DOI: 10.1039/c5ee00925a
  1. “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 2015, 3, 9989-9998. DOI: 10.1039/c5ta01206f
  1. “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 2015, 9, 371-377. DOI: 10.1021/nn505378m
  1. “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. 2015, 27, 1767-1773. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201404220

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

  1. “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
  1. “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. 2015, 106, 093301.

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

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  1. “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. 2015, 106, 083301.
  1. “Rectifying Electrical Noise With an Ionic-Organic Ratchet,” Oleksandr Mikhnenko, Samuel Collins, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 2007-2012. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201570080
  1. “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. 2015, 3, 1530-1539. DOI: 10.1039/C4TA06256F
  1. “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. 2015, 27, 1105–1111. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201404388

2014

  1. “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. 2014, 136, 11614–11617. DOI: 10.1021/ja506803y
  1. “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. 2014, 136, 12576–12579. DOI: 10.1021/ja506785w
  1. “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 2014, 2, 15717-15721. DOI: 10.1039/C4TA03469D

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

  1. “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. 2014, 24, 6989–6998. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401367
  1. “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. 2014, 26, 7405–7412. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201402423

Appeared in the front cover for Adv. Mater.

  1. “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. 2014, 26, 7308–7316. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201402403
  1. “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. 2014, 26, 4109–4118. DOI: 10.1021/cm5010483
  1. “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
  1. “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 2014, 8, 8141-8151. DOI: 10.1021/nn502277d
  1. “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. 2014, 5, 2000–2006. DOI: 10.1021/jz500695f
  1. “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. 2014, 26, 6069–6073. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201402015
  1. “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. 2014, 136, 8500–8503. DOI: 10.1021/ja502055x
  1. “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. 2014, 4, 1400438. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201400438

Appeared in the back cover for Adv. Energy Mater.

  1. “Effect of copper metalation of tetrabenzoporphyrin donor material on organic solar cell performance,” Michele Guide, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, J. Mater. Chem. A 2014, 2, 7890-7896. DOI: 10.1039/c4ta01068j
  1. “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.
  1. “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. 2014, 26, 4697–4703. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201400612
  1. “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. 2014, 136, 5591–5594. DOI: 10.1021/ja501711m
  1. “Overcoming geminate and enhancing extraction in solution-processed small molecule solar cells,” Christopher Proctor, Dieter Neher, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen*, Adv. Energy Mater. 2014, 4, 1400230. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201400230
  1. “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. 2014, 4, 14101-14108. DOI: 10.1039/c3ra45662e
  1. “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 2014, 24, 3543-3550. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201304100
  1. “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 2014, 1, 280-285. DOI: 10.1039/C3MH00089C
  1. “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. 2014, 136, 3597-606. DOI: 10.1021/ja412473p
  1. “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. 2014, 26, 2993-2998. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201305084
  1. “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 2014, 47, 1403–1410. DOI: 10.1021/ma4019679
  1. “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. 2014, 26, 1912-1917. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201304162
  1. “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. 2014, 26, 724-727. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201303357
  1. “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. 2014, 26, 780-785. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201302845
  1. “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 2014, 53, 244-9. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201306763

2013

  1. “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 2013, 125, 13112–13116.
  1. “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. 2013, 25, 3645–3650. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201300255

Appeared in the inside front cover for Adv. Mater.

  1. “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 2013, 88, 125311. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.88.125311
  1. “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. 2013, 25, 6380–6384. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201302389

    Appeared in the front cover for Adv. Mater.

  1. “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. 2013, 25, 4403–4406. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201301167

  2. “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. 2013, 25, 6900-6904. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201303327

  3. “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. 2013, 23, 5019. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201300099

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

 This paper is among the journal’s most accessed papers in October 2013.

  1. “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. 2013, 25, 7038–7044. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201302159

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  1. “Charge recombination in organic solar cells,” C. Proctor, M. Kuik, and T.-Q. Nguyen* (Invited review article), Progress in Polymer Science 2013, 38, 1941–1960. DOI: 10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2013.08.008
  1. “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. 2013, 13, 3796–3801. DOI: 10.1021/nl401758g
  1. “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. 2013, 25, 5898–5903. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201302007
  1. “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. 2013, 15, 18894 – 18899. DOI: 10.1039/C3CP53552E
  1. “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. 2013, 49, 7192-7194. DOI: 10.1039/C3CC43229G
  1. “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 2013, 6, 1766-1771. DOI: 10.1039/C3EE40457A
  1. “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. 2013, 117, 6730-6740.  DOI: 10.1021/jp310475d
  1. “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. 2013, 135, 4163–4166. DOI: 10.1021/ja400140d
  1. “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 2013, 5, 2347–2353. DOI: 10.1021/am302833j
  1. “Towards Environmentally Friendly Processing in Molecular Semiconductors,” Z. Henson, P. Zalar, T.-Q. Nguyen, and Guillermo Bazan*, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013, 1, 11117-11120. DOI: 10.1039/C3TA12690K
  1. “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. 2013, 25, 1646-1652. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201204306
  1. “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. 2013, 25, 1706-1712. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201203786

Appeared in the front cover for Adv. Mater.

  1. “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 2013, 6, 952-962. DOI: 10.1039/C3EE24351F
  1. “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. 2013, 23, 3584-3594. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201202643

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  1. “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. 2013, 23, 47-56. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201201599

Appeared in the inside front cover for Adv. Funct. Mater.

2012

  1. “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. 2012, 24, 6496–6501. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201202817
  1. “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 2012, 50, 1405-1413. DOI: 10.1002/polb.23153
  1. “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. 2012, 14, 14081–14402. DOI: 10.1039/C2CP41359K

        Appeared in the inside front cover for Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.

  1. “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 2012, 45, 4441–4446. DOI: 10.1021/ma202738t
  1. “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. 2012, 24, 3646–3649. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201201127
  1. “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
  1. “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 2012, 51, 7495–7498. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201202570
  1. “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. 2012, 24, 2135-2141. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201104738
  1. “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. 2012, 24, 1699–1709. DOI: 10.1021/cm202852f

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

  1. “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. 2012, 22, 4266. DOI: 10.1039/C2JM14998B
  1. “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 2012, 2, 2232–2234. DOI: 10.1039/C2RA01182D
  1. “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 2012, 6, 1149–1157. DOI: 10.1021/nn204565h
  1. “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 2012, 530, 39–44. DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2012.01.080
  1. “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 2012, 4, 244-250. DOI: 10.1021/am201304e
  1. “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 2012, 116, 1205–1210. DOI: 10.1021/jp210751a
  1. “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 2012, 116, 1313–1321. DOI: 10.1021/jp209782c
  1. “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. 2012, 22, 97–105. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201101820

2011

  1. “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. 2011, 133, 18538–18541. DOI: 10.1021/ja207543g
  1. “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. 2011, 110, 102220. DOI: 10.1063/1.3661991
  1. “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. 2011, 135, 084108. DOI:10.1063/1.3626871
  1. “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. 2011, 21, 12700-12709. DOI: 10.1039/C1JM11963J
  1. “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. 2011, 133, 11010–11013. DOI: 10.1021/ja201868d
  1. “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 2011, 115, 17533–17539. DOI: 10.1021/jp202214g
  1. “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. 2011, 1, 610–617. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201100040
  1. “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. 2011, 1, 221-229. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201000054
  1. “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 2011, 7, 1422-1426. DOI: 10.1002/smll.201100005
  1. “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. 2011, 35, 1327-1334. DOI: 10.1039/C0NJ00837K
  1. “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. 2011, 23, 2313-2319.  DOI: 10.1002/adma.201003644
  1. “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. 2011, 133, 2492-2498. DOI: 10.1021/ja106268w
  1. Invited Review Article: “Small molecule solution processed bulk heterojunction solar cells,” B. Walker, C. Kim and T.-Q. Nguyen*, Chem. Mater. 2011, 23, 470-482. DOI: 10.1021/cm102189g

This paper is among the top 10 most read articles for Q1 2011 for Chemistry of Materials.

Appeared in the front cover for Chem. Mater.

2010

  1. “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 2010, 114, 22309–22315. DOI: 10.1021/jp109243x
  1. “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
  1. “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. 2010, 132, 12160–12162. DOI: 10.1021/ja1056856
  1. “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.

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  1. “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
  1. “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 2010, 107, 5712-5717. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0913879107
  1. “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. 2010, 22, E63-E66. DOI: 10.1002/adma.200903677

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  1. “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

  1. “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. 2009, 131, 18220-18221. DOI: 10.1021/ja908441c
  1. “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. 2009, 131, 12538-12539. DOI: 10.1021/ja905293m
  1. “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 2009, 2, 1180-1186. DOI: 10.1039/b912824g
  1. “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. 2009, 19, 3063-3069. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200900832

This paper appears on the inside cover of the journal and is highlighted by the editor team on Materials Views. It is the top 5 most accessed papers in this journal in July and August 2009.

It ranks #7 among the world top 10 chemistry papers in 2011 by Thomson Reuters.

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

  1. “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
  1. “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. 2009, 94, 103301. DOI: 10.1063/1.3086897

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

  1. “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
  1. “Cationic Conjugated Polyelectrolyte Electron Injection Layers: Effect of Halide Counterions,” A. Garcia, J. Z. Brzezinski, T.-Q. Nguyen*, J. Phys. Chem. C 2009, 113, 2950–2954.  DOI: 10.1021/jp806374s
  1. “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 2009, 113, 1596–1600.  DOI: 10.1021/jp809650p
  1. “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. 2009, 21, 584-588.  DOI: 10.1002/adma.200802548
  1. “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. 2009, 94, 033301. DOI: 10.1063/1.3069279
  1. “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. 2009, 19, 211–214.  DOI: 10.1039/b814642j
  1. “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. 2009, 21, 1006 - 1011.  DOI: 10.1002/adma.200802420

2008

  1. “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. 2008, 93, 241911.   DOI: 10.1063/1.3049599
  1. “In-Situ Conjugated Polyelectrolyte Formation,” M. Elbing, A. Garcia, T.-Q. Nguyen*, and G. C. Bazan*, Macromolecules 2008, 41, 9146–9155.  DOI: 10.1021/ma802139j
  1. “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 2008, 112, 17402–17407.  DOI: 10.1021/jp8068305
  1. “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. 2008, 93, 063302-063305. DOI: 10.1063/1.2968189
  1. “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 2008, 105, 12730–12735.                                              DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0806494105
  1. “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 2008, 112, 15543–15552.  DOI: 10.1021/jp804816c
  1. “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

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  1. “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
  1. “Electronic Properties of Conjugated Polyelectrolyte Thin Films,” J. H. Seo and T.-Q. Nguyen*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 10042 - 10043.   DOI: 10.1021/ja801451e
  1. 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. 2008, 20, 3793-3810. DOI: 10.1002/adma.200800533 
  1. “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 2008, 112, 11545.  DOI: 10.1021/jp8031572
  1. “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
  1. “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. 2008, 20, 2491-2496.       DOI: 10.1002/adma.200702995
  1. “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 2008, 112, 7054-7061.   DOI: 10.1021/jp711462p
  1. “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. 2008, 130, 3282.   DOI: 10.1021/ja711068d
  1. ”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 2008, 112, 7241-7249.   DOI: 10.1021/jp712086q
  1. “Thermophysical Properties of Conjugated Polyelectrolytes” J. H. Ortony, R. Yang, J. Brzezinski, L. Edman, T.-Q. Nguyen, and G. C. Bazan*, Adv. Mater. 2008, 20, 298-302.   DOI: 10.1002/adma.200701627 
  1. “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

  1. “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 2007, 18, 827-832.   DOI: 10.1007/s11224-007-9232-4
  1. “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. 2007, 129, 10976-10977.  DOI: 10.1021/ja072612q
  1. “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. 2007, 91, 153502-153504.  DOI: 10.1063/1.2794422
  1. “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 2007, 317, 222-225.  DOI: 10.1126/science.1141711

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  1. “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. 2007, 129, 6378.  DOI: 10.1021/ja070514z
  1. “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. 2007, 129, 6086.  DOI: 10.1021/ja0705184
  1. “Effects of Processing Conditions Pentacene-C60 Solar Cell Performance,” J. Yang and T.-Q. Nguyen*, Organic Electronics 2007, 8, 566-574. DOI: 10.1016/j.orgel.2007.04.005
  1. “Organic solar cells from water-soluble poly-(thiophene)/fullerene heterojunction,” J. Yang, A. Garcia, and T.-Q. Nguyen*, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2007, 90, 103514-103517.  DOI: 10.1063/1.2711707

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  1. 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

  1. “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. 2006, 89, 252105-252107.  DOI: 10.1063/1.2408661
  1. “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. 2006, 128, 16532-16539.  DOI: 10.1021/ja0611341

2005

  1. “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. 2005, 127, 13794-13795.  DOI: 10.1021/ja054911q

 

Publications prior to UCSB

  1. “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. 2005, 17, 407-412.
  1. “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. 2004, 43, 5446-5453.
  1. “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. 2004, 126, 5234-5242.
  1. “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. 2003, 88, 143.
  1. “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 2003, 42, 4799.
  1. “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.
  1. “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. 2003, 125, 8264-8269.
  1. “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.
  1. “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. 2002, 106, 9496-9506.
  1. “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.
  1. “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. 2002, 116, 8198-8208.
  1. “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. Phys. Chem. 2001, 105, 5153-5156.
  1. “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. 2001, 13, 609-611.
  1. “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. 2001, 144, 21-30.
  1. “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. 2001, 121, 1712-1714.
  1. “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.
  1. “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. 2000, 76, 2454-2456.
  1. “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 2000, 288, 652-656.
  1. “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 2000, 104, 237-155.
  1. “Conjugated Polymer aggregates in solution: Control of Interchain Interactions,” T.-Q. Nguyen, V. Doan, and B. J. Schwartz*, J. Chem. Phys. 1999, 110, 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

  1. “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

  1. “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.