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Professor Michael Petty, BSc PhD DSc FInstP FIET

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Emeritus Professor in the Department of Engineering
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42419
Room number: E498 (Christopherson)

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Michael Petty is now retired, but holds an Emeritus Professorship within the Department of Engineering. He no longer supervises research students.

Michael Petty's higher education was at Sussex University (BSc and DSc) and Imperial College (PhD Electronic Materials.) He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Mike has been at Durham University since 1976 progressing to Professor in 1994 then Chairman of the School of Engineering in 1997 (until 2000). He was the Chairman of St Mary's College Council from 2002 until 2009 and was the Sir James Knott Foundation Fellow in 2001.

Mike's research group established an international reputation in the area of ultra-thin and nano-scale organic films and the exploitation of their optical, electro-optical and biological properties. His current interests include the development of molecular and nanoscale materials for unconventional computing applications. Mike has lectured worldwide and published 400 papers/books/patents in these subjects.

He was the UK editor of the journal Materials Science and Engineering C until 2007 and a was a founding Board Member of the Institute of Nanotechnology. Mike was also formerly President of the International Society for Molecular Electronics and BioComputing. He was also a non-Executive Director of the North East Regional Centre of Excellence for Nanotechnology, Micro & Photonic Systems (Cenamps) until 2007.

Professor Petty was appointed in 2000 by the MoD to advise on Nanotechnology and was a Member of the Office of Science & Technology Advisory Group on Nanotechnology Applications that reported to Lord Sainsbury in June 2002.

Research Interests

  • Evolutionary computing
  • Gas and ion sensors
  • Molecular electronics
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Organic thin films

Selected Publications

Authored book

  • Petty, Michael C (2019). Organic and Molecular Electronics: From Principles to Practice. Wiley.
  • Petty, M.C. (2007). Molecular Electronics: From Principles to Practice. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
  • Petty, MC (1996). Langmuir-Blodgett Films: An Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Edited book

  • Petty, MC, Bryce, MR & Bloor, D (1995). An Introduction to Molecular Electronics. London: Edward Arnold.

Chapter in book

  • Petty, Michael C. (2019). Organic electronic memory devices. In Handbook of Organic Materials for Electronic and Photonic Devices. Ostroverkhova, O. Woodhead. 843-874.
  • Petty, Michael C., Nagase, Takashi, Suzuki, Hitoshi & Naito, Hiroyoshi (2017). Molecular Electronics. In Springer Handbook of Electronic and Photonic Materials. Springer. 1257-1279.
  • Mabrook, MF, Kolb, D, Pearson, C, Zeze, DA & Petty, MC (2009). Fabrication and Characterisation of MIS Organic Memory Devices. In Smart Materials & Micro/Nanosystems. Pietro Vincenzini, P. & D'Arrigo, G. 54: 474-479.

Journal Article

  • AL-Busaidi, Z., Pearson, C., Groves, C. & Petty, M.C. (2017). Enhanced Lifetime of organic photovoltaic diodes utilizing a ternary blend including an insulating polymer. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 160: 101-106.
  • Massey, M.K., Kotsialos, A., Volpati, D., Vissol-Gaudin, E., Pearson, C., Bowen, L., Obara, B., Zeze, D.A., Groves, C. & Petty, M.C. (2016). Evolution of Electronic Circuits using Carbon Nanotube Composites. Scientific Reports 6: 32197
  • Mohid, M., Miller, J.F., Harding, S.L., Tufte, G., Massey, M.K. & Petty, M.C. (2016). Evolution-in-materio: solving computational problems using carbon nanotube–polymer composites. Soft Computing 20(8): 3007-3022.
  • Jeong, Y., Pearson, C., Kim, H-G., Park, M-Y., Kim, H., Do, L-M. & Petty, M.C. (2016). Optimization of a Solution-Processed SiO2 Gate Insulator by Plasma Treatment for Zinc Oxide Thin Film Transistors. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8(3): 2061-2070.
  • Massey, M. K., Kotsialos, A., Qaiser, F., Zeze, D. A., Pearson, C., Volpati, D., Bowen, L. & Petty, M. C. (2015). Computing with carbon nanotubes: optimization of threshold logic gates using disordered nanotube/polymer composites. Journal of Applied Physics 117(13): 134903.
  • Volpati, D., Massey, M. K., Johnson, D. W., Kotsialos, A., Qaiser, F., Pearson, C., Coleman, K. S., Tiburzi, G., Zeze, D. A. & Petty, M. C. (2015). Exploring the alignment of carbon nanotubes dispersed in a liquid crystal matrix using coplanar electrodes. Journal of Applied Physics 117(12): 125303.
  • Jeong, Y., Pearson, C., Kim, H.-G., Park, M.-Y., Kim, H., Do, L.-M. & Petty, M. C. (2015). Solution-processed SiO2 gate insulator formed at low temperature for zinc oxide thin-film transistors. RSC Advances 5(45): 36083-36087.
  • Jeong, Y., Pearson, C., Lee, Y.U., Ahn K., Cho, C.-R., Hwang, J., Kim, H., Do, L.-M. & Petty, M.C. (2014). Effects of hydrogen plasma treatment on the electrical behavior of solution-processed ZnO transistors. Journal of Applied Physics 116(7): 074509.
  • Kotsialos, A., Massey, M.K., Qaiser, F., Zeze, D.A., Pearson, C. & Petty, M.C. (2014). Logic gate and circuit training on randomly dispersed carbon nanotubes. International Journal of Unconventional Computing 10(5-6): 473-497.
  • Tovee, P.D., Pumarol, M.E., Rosamond, M.C., Jones, R., Petty, M.C., Zeze, D.A. & Kolosov, O.V. (2014). Nanoscale resolution scanning thermal microscopy using carbon nanotube tipped thermal probles. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 16(3): 1174-1181.
  • Lee, M.-W., Pearson, C., Moon, T. J., Fisher, A.L. & Petty, M.C. (2014). Switching and memory characteristics of thin films of an ambipolar organic compound: effects of device processing and electrode materials. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 47(48): 485103.
  • Hwang, J, Lee, K, Jeong, J, Lee, YU, Pearson, C, Petty, MC & Kim, H (2014). UV-assisted low temperature oxide dielectric films for TFT applications. Advanced Materials Interfaces 1(8): 1400206.
  • Jeong, Y., Pearson, C., Lee, Y.U., Winchester, L., Hwang, J., Kim, H., Do, L.-M. & Petty, M.C. (2014). Zinc oxide thin-film transistors fabricated at low temperature by chemical spray pyrolysis. Journal of Electronic Materials 43(11): 4241-4245.
  • Park, J, Do, L-M, Bae, J-H, Yeong, Y-S, Pearson, C & Petty, MC (2013). Environmental effects on the electrical behaviour of pentacene thin-film transistors with a poly(methyl methacrylate) gate insulator. Organic Electronics 14(9): 2101-2107.
  • Pearson, C., Bowen, L., Lee, M.-W., Fisher, A.L., Linton, K.E., Bryce, M.R. & Petty, M.C. (2013). Focused ion beam and field-emission microscopy of metallic filaments in memory devices based on thin films of an ambipolar organic compound consisting of oxadiazole, carbazole and fluorene units. Applied Physics Letters 102(21): 213301.
  • Park, J., Keum, C.-M., Kim, J.-H., Lee, S.-D., Payne, M., Petty, M.C., Anthony, J.E. & Bae, J.-H. (2013). Photo-assisted molecular engineering in solution-processed organic thin-film transistors with a blended semiconductor for high mobility anisotropy. Applied Physics Letters 102(1): 013306.
  • Paul-Roth, CO, Drouet, S, Merhi, A, Williams, JAF, Gildea, LF, Pearson, C & Petty, MC (2013). Synthesis of platinum complexes of fluorenyl-substituted porphyrins used as phosphorescent dyes for solution-processed organic light-emitting devices. Tetrahedron 69(46): 9625-9621.
  • Stone, R, Rosamond, M, Coleman, K, Petty, M C, Kosolov, O, Bowen, L, Dubrovskii, V & Zeze, D (2013). Tungstate sharpening: a versatile method for expanding the profile of ultra sharp tungsten probes. Review of Scientific Instruments 84(3): 035107.
  • Ritjareonwattu, S., Yun, Y., Pearson, C. & Petty, M.C. (2012). An ion sensitive organic field-effect transistor incorporating the ionophore valinomycin. IEEE Sensors Journal 12(5): 1181-1186.
  • Linton, K.E., Fisher, A.L., Pearson, C, Fox, M.A., Pålsson, L.-O., Bryce, M.R. & Petty, M.C. (2012). Colour tuning of blue electroluminescence using bipolar carbazole-oxadiazole molecules in single-active-layer organic light emitting devices (OLEDs). Journal of Materials Chemistry 22(23): 11816-11825.
  • Lee MW, Ryu GS, Lee YU, Pearson C, Petty MC & Somg CK (2012). Control of droplet morphology for inkjet-printed TIPS-pentacene transistors. Microelectronic Engineering 95: 1-4.
  • Wood, T.J., Hurst, G.A., Schofield, W.C.E., Thompson, R.L., Oswald, G., Evans, J.S.O., Sharples, G.J., Pearson, C., Petty, M.C. & Badyal, J.P.S. (2012). Electroless deposition of multi-functional zinc oxide surfaces displaying photoconductive, superhydrophobic, photowetting, and antibacterial properties. Journal of Materials Chemistry 22(9): 3859-3867.
  • Alba-Martin M, Firmager T, Atherton J, Rosamond MC, Ashall D, Ghaferi A Al, Ayesh A, Gallant AJ, Mabrook MF, Petty MC & Zeze DA (2012). Improved memory behaviour of single-walled carbon nanotube charge storage nodes. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 45(29): 295401.
  • Sleiman A, Mabrook MF, Nejm RR, Ayesh A, Ghaferi A Al, Petty MC & Zeze DA (2012). Organic bistable devices utilizing carbon nanotubes embedded in poly(methyl methacrylate). Journal of Applied Physics 112(2): 024509.
  • Park J, Jeong Y-S, Park K-S, Do L-M, Bae J-H, Choi JS, Pearson C & Petty MC (2012). Subthreshold characteristics of pentacene field-effect transistors influenced by grain boundaries. Journal of Applied Physics 111(10): 104512.
  • Fisher, A. L., Linton, K. E., Kamtekar, K. T., Pearson, C., Bryce, M. R. & Petty, M. C. (2011). Efficient deep-blue electroluminescence from an ambipolar fluorescent emitter in a single-active-layer device. Chemistry of Materials 23(7): 1640-1642.
  • Massey, MK, Pearson, C, Zeze, DA, Mendis, BG & Petty, MC (2011). The electrical and optical properties of oriented Langmuir-Blodgett films of carbon nanotubes. Carbon 49(7): 2424-2430.
  • Ritjareonwattu, S, Yun, Y, Pearson, C & Petty, MC (2010). Enhanced sensitivity of an organic field-effect transistor pH sensor using a fatty acid Langmuir-Blodgett film. Organic Electronics 11(11): 1792-1795.
  • Giner-Casares, JJ, Martin-Romero, MT, Camacho, L, Martinez, BC, Cadd, D, Pearson, C & Petty, MC (2010). Stable white light emission from an externally modified organic light-emitting device. Displays 31(4-5): 181-185.
  • Venet, C, Pearson, C, Jombert, AS, Mabrook, MF, Zeze, DA & Petty, MC. (2010). The morphology and electrical conductivity of single-wall carbon nanotube thin films prepared by the Langmuir-Blodgett technique. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physiochemical and Engineering Aspects 354(1-3): 113-117.
  • Yun, Y, Pearson, C, Cadd, DH, Thompson, RL & Petty, MC (2009). A cross-linked poly(methyl methacrylate) gate dielectric by ion-beam irradiation for organic thin-film transistors. Organic Electronics 10(8): 1596-1600.
  • Mabrook, MF, Yun, YJ, Pearson, C, Zeze, DA & Petty, MC (2009). A pentacene-based organic thin film memory transistor. Applied Physics Letters 94(17): 173302.
  • Yun, Y, Pearson, C & Petty, MC (2009). Bootstrapped inverter using a pentacene thin-film transistor with a poly(methyl methacrylate) gate dielectric. IET Circuits, Devices & Systems 3(4): 182-186.
  • Mabrook, MF, Yun, YJ, Pearson, C, Zeze, DA & Petty, MC (2009). Charge Storage in Pentacene/Polymethylmethacrylate Memory Devices. IEEE Electron Device Letters 30(6): 632-634.
  • Pearson, C, Cadd, D H, Petty, M C & Hua, Y L (2009). Effect of dye concentrations in blended-layer white organic light-emitting devices based on phosphorescent dyes. Journal of Applied Physics 106(6): Article 064516.
  • Lee, KU, Cho, YH, Petty, MC & Ahn, BT (2009). Electrical conductivity of single-wall carbon nanotube film deposited by electrostatic layer-by-layer assembly with the aid of polyelectrolytes. Carbon 47(2): 475-481.
  • Yun, YJ, Pearson, C & Petty, MC (2009). Pentacene thin film transistors with a poly(methyl methacrylate) gate dielectric: Optimization of device performance. Journal of Applied Physics 105(3): 034508
  • Mabrook, MF, Pearson, C, Jombert, AS, Zeze, DA & Petty, MC (2009). The morphology, electrical conductivity and vapour sensing ability of inkjet-printed thin films of single-wall carbon nanotubes. Carbon 47(3): 752-757.
  • Dimitrakis, P, Normand, P, Tsoukalas, D, Pearson, C, Ahn, JH, Mabrook, MF, Zeze, DA, Petty, MC, Kamtekar, KT, Wang, CS, Bryce, MR & Green, M (2008). Electrical behavior of memory devices based on fluorene-containing organic thin films. Journal of Applied Physics 104(4): 044510.
  • Mabrook, MF, Pearson, C, Kolb, D, Zeze, DA & Petty, MC (2008). Memory effects in hybrid silicon-metallic nanoparticle-organic thin film structures. Organic Electronics 9(5): 816-820.
  • Wang, Y, Hua, YL, Wu, XM, Zhang, LJ, Hou, QC, Yin, SG & Petty, MC (2008). Performance enhancement of white-electrophosphorescent devices incorporating a mixed-transition layer. Applied Physics Letters 92(12): 123504.
  • Jombert, A.S., Coleman, K.S., Wood, D., Petty, M.C. & Zeze, D.A. (2008). Poole-Frenkel conduction in single wall carbon nanotube composite films built up by electrostatic layer-by-layer deposition. Journal of Applied Physics 104(9): 094503.
  • Wang, Y, Hua, Y, Wu, X, Zhang, G, Hui, J, Zhang, L, Liu, Q, Ma, L, Yin, S & Petty, MC (2008). White electrophosphorescent devices based on tricolour emissive layers. Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics 41(2): 025104.
  • Ahn, JH, Wang, CS, Perepichka, IF, Bryce, MR & Petty, MC (2007). Blue organic light emitting devices with improved colour purity and efficiency through blending of poly(9,9-dioctyl-2,7-fluorene) with an electron transporting material. Journal of Materials Chemistry 17(29): 2996-3001.
  • Lee, KU, Petty, MC, Kim, DJ & Ahn, BT (2007). Effect of sodium bromide salt on the buildup of consecutive MWCNTs film by electrostatic self-assembly. Journal Of The Electrochemical Society 154(9): K68-K73.
  • Zhu, FJ, Hua, YL, Yin, SG, Deng, JC, Wu, KW, Niu, X, Wu, XM & Petty, MC (2007). Effect of the thickness of Zn(BTZ)(2) emitting layer on the electroluminescent spectra of white organic light-emitting diodes. Journal of Luminescence 122: 717-719.
  • Pearson, C., Ahn, J.H., Mabrook, M.F., Zeze, D.A., Petty, M.C., Kamtekar, K.T., Wang, C.S., Bryce, M.R., Dimitrakis, P. & Tsoukalas, D. (2007). Electronic memory device based on a single-layer fluorene-containing organic thin film. Applied Physics Letters 91(12): 123506.
  • Cadd, D, Wood, D & Petty, MC (2007). Free-standing polymer cantilevers and bridges reinforced with carbon nanotubes. Micro & Nano Letters 2(3): 54-57.
  • Gallant, A.J., Kaliteevski, M.A., Wood, D., Petty, M.C., Abram, R.A., Brand, S., Swift, G.P., Zeze, D.A. & Chamberlain, J.M. (2007). Passband filters for terahertz radiation based on dual metallic photonic structures. Applied Physics Letters 91(16): 161115.
  • Ahn, JH, Bertoni, C, Dunn, S, Wang, CS, Talapin, DV, Gaponik, N, Eychmuller, A, Hua, YL, Bryce, MR & Petty, MC (2007). White organic light-emitting devices incorporating nanoparticles of II-VI semiconductors. Nanotechnology 18(33): 335202.
  • Palumbo, M, Lee, KU, Ahn, BT, Suri, A, Coleman, KS, Zeze, D, Wood, D, Pearson, C & Petty, MC (2006). Electrical investigations of layer-by-layer films of carbon nanotubes. Journal of Physics D - Applied Physics 39(14): 3077-3085.
  • Mabrook, MF, Pearson, C & Petty, MC (2006). Inkjet-printed polymer films for the detection of organic vapors. IEEE Sensors Journal 6(6): 1435-1444.
  • Mabrook, MF, Pearson, C & Petty, MC (2006). Inkjet-printed polypyrrole thin films for vapour sensing. Sensors and Actuators B - Chemical 115(1): 547-551.
  • Koliopoulou, S, Dimitrakis, P, Goustouridis, D, Normand, P, Pearson, C, Petty, MC, Radamson, H & Tsoukalas, D (2006). Metal nano-floating gate memory devices fabricated at low temperature. Microelectronic Engineering 83(4-9): 1563-1566.
  • Choi, JW, Nam, YS, Jeong, SC, Lee, WH & Petty, MC (2006). Molecular rectifier consisting of cytochrome c/GFP heterolayer by using metal coated optical fiber tip. Current Applied Physics 6(5): 839-843.
  • Kamtekar, K.T., Wang, C.S., Bettington, S., Batsanov, A.S., Perepichka, I.F., Bryce, M.R., Ahn, J.H., Rabinal, M. & Petty, M.C. (2006). New electroluminescent bipolar compounds for balanced charge-transport and tuneable colour in organic light emitting diodes: triphenylamine oxadiazole-fluorene triad molecules. Journal of Materials Chemistry 16(39): 3823-3835.
  • Wu, XM, Hua, YL, Wang, ZQ, Yin, SG, Zheng, JJ, Deng, JC & Petty, MC (2006). Pure RGB emissions based on a white OLED combined with optical colour filters. Chinese Physics Letters 23(4): 1012-1014.
  • Mabrook, MF, Darbyshire, AM & Petty, MC (2006). Quality control of dairy products using single frequency admittance measurements. Measurement Science & Technology 17(2): 275-280.
  • Zhang, GH, Hua, YL, Petty, MC, Wu, KW, Zhu, FJ, Niu, X, Hui, JL, Liu, S, Wu, XM, Yin, SG & Deng, JC (2006). Single emitting layer white organic light-emitting device with high color stability to applied voltage. Displays 27(4-5): 187-190.
  • Knaapila, M, Almasy, L, Garamus, VM, Pearson, C, Pradhan, S, Petty, MC, Scherf, U, Burrows, HD & Monkman, AP (2006). Solubilization of polyelectrolytic hairy-rod polyfluorene in aqueous solutions of nonionic surfactant. Journal Of Physical Chemistry B 110(21): 10248-10257.
  • Mabrook, MF, Pearson, C & Petty, MC (2005). An inkjet-printed chemical fuse. Applied Physics Letters 86(1): 013507-013510.
  • Palumbo, M, Pearson, C & Petty, MC (2005). Atomic force microscope characterization of poly(ethyleneimine)/poly(ethylene-co-maleic acid) and poly(ethyleneimine)/poly(styrene sulfonate) multilayers. Thin Solid Films 483(1-2): 114-121.
  • Oyston, S, Wang, CS, Perepichka, I., Batsanov, AS, Bryce, MR, Ahn, JH & Petty, MC (2005). Enhanced electron injection and efficiency in blended-layer organic light emitting diodes with aluminium cathodes: new 2,5-diaryl-1,3,4-oxadiazole fluorene hybrids incorporating pyridine units. Journal of Materials Chemistry 15(48): 5164-5173.
  • Knaapila M, Lyons BP, Hase TPA, Pearson C, Petty MC, Bouchenoire L, Thompson P, Serimaa R, Torkkeli M & Monkman AP (2005). Influence Of Molecular Weight On The Surface Morphology Of Aligned, Branched Side-chain Polyfluorene. Advanced Functional Materials 15(9): 1517-1522.
  • Prime, D, Paul, S, Pearson, C, Green, M & Petty, MC (2005). Nanoscale patterning of gold nanoparticles using an atomic force microscope. Materials Science & Engineering C 25(1): 33-38.
  • Oyston, S, Wang, CS, Hughes, G, Batsanov, AS, Perepichka, IF, Bryce, MR, Ahn, JH, Pearson, C & Petty, MC (2005). New 2,5-diaryl-1,3,4-oxadiazole-fluorene hybrids as electron transporting materials for blended-layer organic light emitting diodes. Journal of Materials Chemistry 15(1): 194-203.
  • Palumbo, M, Nagel, J & Petty, MC (2005). Surface plasmon resonance detection of metal ions: Layer-by-layer assembly of polyelectrolyte sensing layers,on a multichannel chip. IEEE Sensors Journal 5(6): 1159-1164.
  • Beier, P, O'Hagan, D, Pearson, C, Petty, MC & Slawin, AMZ (2005). The structure and properties of hybrid fluorous-hydrocarbon fatty acids. Journal of Fluorine Chemistry 126(4): 673-682.
  • Kolliopoulou, S, Dimitrakis, P, Normand, P, Zhang, HL, Cant, N, Evans, SD, Paul, S, Pearson, C, Molloy, A, Petty, MC & Tsoukalas, D (2004). Integration of organic insulator and self-assembled gold nanoparticles on Si MOSFET for novel non-volatile memory cells. Microelectronic Engineering 73-74: 5.
  • Ahn, JH, Wang, C, Pearson, C, Bryce, MR & Petty, MC (2004). Organic light-emitting diodes based on a blend of poly[2-(2-ethylhexyloxy)-5-methoxy-1,4-phenylenevinylene] and an electron transporting material. Applied Physics Letters 85(7): 1283-1285.
  • Perepichka, D. F., Bryce, M. R., Pearson, C., Petty, M. C., McInnes, E. J. L. & J. P. Zhao (2003). A covalent tetrathiafulvalene-tetracyanoquinodimethane diad: Extremely low HOMO-LUMO gap, thermoexcited electron transfer, and high-quality Langmuir-Blodgett films. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 42(38): 4636-4639.
  • Mabrook, MF & Petty, MC (2003). A novel technique for the detection of added water to full fat milk using single frequency admittance measurements. Sensors and Actuators B - Chemical 96(1-2): 4.
  • Palumbo, M, Pearson, C, Nagel, J & Petty, MC (2003). A single chip multi-channel surface plasmon resonance imaging system. Sensors and Actuators B - Chemical 90(1-3): 7.
  • Mabrook, MF & Petty, MC (2003). Effect of composition on the electrical conductance of milk. Journal of Food Engineering 60(3): 5.
  • Kolliopoulou, S, Dimitrakis, P, Normand, P, Zhang, HL, Cant, N, Evans, SD, Paul, S, Pearson, C, Molloy, A, Petty, MC & Tsoukalas, D (2003). Hybrid silicon-organic nanoparticle memory device. Journal of Applied Physics 94(8): 6.
  • Paul, S, Pearson, C, Molloy, A, Cousins, MA, Green, M, Kolliopoulou, S, Dimitrakis, P, Normand, P, Tsoukalas, D & Petty, MC (2003). Langmuir-Blodgett film deposition of metallic nanoparticles and their application to electronic memory structures. Nano Letters 3(4): 533-536.
  • Grigore, L & Petty, MC (2003). Polyaniline films deposited by anodic polymerization: Properties and applications to chemical sensing. Journal of Materials Science - Materials in Electronics 14(5-7): 4.
  • Palumbo, A, Pearson, C, Nagel, J & Petty, MC (2003). Surface plasmon resonance sensing of liquids using polyelectrolyte thin films. Sensors and Actuators B - Chemical 91(1-3): 7.
  • Palumbo, M & Petty, MC (2003). Ultrathin polymer films: Application to metal ion sensing. Abstracts of Papers of The American Chemical Society 226: 1.
  • Mabrook, MF & Petty, MC (2002). Application of electrical admittance measurements to the quality control of milk. Sensors and Actuators B - Chemical 84(2-3): 6.
  • Tavasli, M, O'Hagan, D, Pearson, C & Petty, MC (2002). The fluorine gauche effect. Langmuir isotherms report the relative conformational stability of (+/-)-erythro- and(+/-)-threo-9,10-difluorostearic acids. Chemical Communications (11): 2.
  • C. S. Wang, G. Y. Jung, Y. L. Hua, C. Pearson, M. R. Bryce, M. C. Petty, A. S. Batsanov & A. E. GoetaJ. A. K. Howard (2001). An efficient pyridine- and oxadiazole-containing hole-blocking material far organic light-emitting diodes: Synthesis, crystal structure, and device performance. Chemistry of Materials 13(4): 1167-1173.
  • Goldenberg, LM, Denisov, NN, Biernat, JF & Petty, MC (2001). Electrochemical recognition properties of 13- and 16-membered azo- and azoxycrowns in solution. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 509(1): 6.
  • Jung, GY, Yates, A, Samuel, IDW & Petty, MC (2001). Lifetime studies of light-emitting diode structures incorporating polymeric Langmuir-Blodgett films. Materials Science & Engineering C 14(1-2): 10.
  • Pearson, C, Nagel, J & Petty, MC (2001). Metal ion sensing using ultrathin organic films prepared by the layer-by-layer adsorption technique. Journal of Physics D Applied Physics 34(3): 285-291.
  • T. Le Gall, M. R. Bryce, A. J. Moore & C. PearsonM. C. Petty (2001). Spin-coated films of tetrakis-arborol-tetrathiafulvalenes. Synthetic Metals 121(1-3): 1409-1410.
  • W. J. Feast, F. Goldoni, A. F. M. Kilbinger, E. W. Meijer & M. C. PettyA. Schenning (2001). Synthesis and properties of self organising semiconducting and luminescent polymers and model compounds. Macromolecular Symposia 175: 151-158.
  • Petty, MC, Pearson, C, Monkman, AP, Casalini, R, Capaccioli, S & Nagel, J (2000). Application of impedance spectroscopy to the study of organic multilayer devices. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 171(1-3): 159-166.
  • Jung, GY, Pearson, C, Kilitziraki, M, Horsburgh, LE, Monkman, AP, Samuel, IDW & Petty, MC (2000). Dual-layer light emitting devices based on polymeric Langmuir-Blodgett films. Journal Of Materials Chemistry 10(1): 163-167.
  • Moore, AJ, Goldenberg, LM, Bryce, MR, Petty, MC, Moloney, J, Howard, JAK, Joyce, MJ & Port, SN (2000). New crown annelated tetrathiafulvalenes: Synthesis, electrochemistry,self-assembly of thiol derivatives, and metal cation recognition. Journal of Organic Chemistry 65(24): 8.
  • Carano, M, Ceroni, P, Paolucci, F, Roffia, S, Da Ros, T, Prato, M, Sluch, MI, Pearson, C, Petty, MC & Bryce, MR (2000). Novel fulleropyrrolidinium-based materials. Journal of Materials Chemistry 10(2): 5.
  • Jung, G.Y., Pearson, C., Horsburgh, L.E., Samuel, I.D.W., Monkman, A.P. & Petty, M.C. (2000). The effect of insulating spacer layers on the electrical properties of polymeric Langmuir-Blodgett film light emitting devices. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 33(9): 1029-1035.

Conference Paper

  • Massey, M. K., Volpati, D., Qaiser, F., Kotsialos, A., Pearson, C., Zeze, D. A. & Petty, M. C. (2015), Alignment of liquid crystal/carbon nanotube dispersions for application in unconventional computing, 1648: International Conference on Numercal Analysis and Applied Mathematics. Rhodes, Greece, American Institute of Physics, Rhodes, 280009.
  • Mohid, M, Miller, JF, Harding, SL, Tufte, G, Lykkebo, OR, Massey, MK & Petty, MC (2014), Evolution-in-materio: solving function optimization problems using materials, 2014 14th UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI). Bradford, UK IEEE, Bradford, 1-8.
  • Kolosov OV, Pumarol ME, Tovee P, Rosamond MC, Petty MC, Zeze DA & Falko V (2012), Direct nanoscale imaging of ballistic and diffusive thermal transport in graphene nanostructures, Nanotech - 2012. Santa Clara, USA, CRC Press, Santa Clara CA, 2940.
  • Tsoukalas, D, Kolliopoulou, S, Dimitrakis, P, Normand, P & Petty, MC (2009), Nanoparticles for charge storage using hybrid organic inorganic devices, 54: 451-457.
  • Swift, G. Peter, Gallant, Andrew J., Dai, DeChang, Kaliteevski, Mikhail A., Brand, Stuart, Zeze, Dagou A., Wood, David, Petty, Michael C., Abram, Richard A. & Chamberlain, J. Martyn (2008), Negative refracting materials at THz frequencies, 33rd International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves. Pasadena, CA, IEEE, Piscataway, 496-497.
  • Gallant, A.J., Levitt, J.A., Kaliteevski, M., Wood, D., Petty, M.C., Abram, R.A., Brand, S., Swift, G.P., Zeze,D.A. & Chamberlain, J.M. (2007), Artificial plasmonic materials for THz applications, in Linden, K.J. & Sadwick, L.P. eds, Proceedings of SPIE 6472: Terahertz and Gigahertz Electronics and Photonics VI. San Jose, CA, SPIE, Bellingham, WA, 647206.
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