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Mr Leon Bowen, BSc (Hons), MBA

Technical Manager, Electron Microscopy in the Department of Physics

(email at leon.bowen@durham.ac.uk)

Research Groups

Centre for Materials Physics

  • Electron Microscopy

Publications

Journal Article

  • Phillips, Laurie J., Savory, Christopher N., Hutter, Oliver S., Yates, Peter J., Shiel, Huw, Mariotti, Silvia, Bowen, Leon, Birkett, Max, Durose, Ken, Scanlon, David O. & Major, Jonathan D. (2019). Current Enhancement via a TiO2 Window Layer for CSS Sb2Se3 Solar Cells: Performance Limits and High Voc. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 9(2): 544-551.
  • Cao, Yunyi, Jana, Saikat, Bowen, Leon, Tan, Xiaolong, Liu, Hongzhong, Rostami, Nadia, Brown, James, Jakubovics, Nicholas S. & Chen, Jinju (2019). Hierarchical rose-petal surfaces delay the early-stage bacterial biofilm growth. Langmuir 35(45): 14670-14680.
  • Perri, Edoardo, Tucker, Maurice E., Słowakiewicz, Mirosław, Whitaker, Fiona, Bowen, Leon & Perrotta, Ida D. (2018). Carbonate and silicate biomineralization in a hypersaline microbial mat (Mesaieed sabkha, Qatar): Roles of bacteria, extracellular polymeric substances and viruses. Sedimentology 65(4): 1213-1245.
  • Baines, Tom, Zoppi, Guillaume, Bowen, Leon, Shalvey, Thomas P., Mariotti, Silvia, Durose, Ken & Major, Jonathan D. (2018). Incorporation of CdSe layers into CdTe thin film solar cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 180: 196-204.
  • Campbell, S., Qu, Y., Bowen, L., Chapon, P., Barrioz, V., Beattie, N.S. & Zoppi, G. (2018). Influence of OLA and FA ligands on the optical and electronic properties of Cu 2 ZnSn(S, Se) 4 thin films and solar cells prepared from nanoparticle inks. Solar Energy 175: 101-109.
  • Cao, Yunyi, Su, Bo, Chinnaraj, Subash, Jana, Saikat, Bowen, Leon, Charlton, Sam, Duan, Pengfei, Jakubovics, Nicholas S. & Chen, Jinju (2018). Nanostructured titanium surfaces exhibit recalcitrance towards Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm formation. Scientific Reports 8(1): 1071.
  • Kartopu, G., Turkay, D., Ozcan, C., Hadibrata, W., Aurang, P., Yerci, S., Unalan, H.E., Barrioz, V., Qu, Y., Bowen, L., Gürlek, A.K., Maiello, P., Turan, R. & Irvine, S.J.C. (2018). Photovoltaic performance of CdS/CdTe junctions on ZnO nanorod arrays. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 176: 100-108.
  • Baines, Tom, Papageorgiou, Giorgos, Hutter, Oliver, Bowen, Leon, Durose, Ken & Major, Jonathan (2018). Self-Catalyzed CdTe Wires. Nanomaterials 8(5): 274.
  • Rostami, N., Shields, R.C., Yassin, S.A., Hawkins, A.R., Bowen, L., Luo, T.L., Rickard, A.H., Holliday, R., Preshaw, P.M. & Jakubovics, N.S. (2017). A Critical Role for Extracellular DNA in Dental Plaque Formation. Journal of Dental Research 96(2): 208.
  • Major, Jonathan D., Tena-Zaera, Ramon, Azaceta, Eneko, Bowen, L. & Durose, K. (2017). Development of ZnO nanowire based CdTe thin film solar cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 160: 107-115.
  • Major, J.D., Phillips, L.J., Al Turkestani, M., Bowen, L., Whittles, T.J., Dhanak, V.R. & Durose, K. (2017). P3HT as a pinhole blocking back contact for CdTe thin film solar cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 172: 1-10.
  • Major, J. D., Al Turkestani, M., Bowen, L., Brossard, M., Li, C., Lagoudakis, P., Pennycook, S. J., Phillips, L. J., Treharne, R. E. & Durose, K. (2016). In-depth analysis of chloride treatments for thin-film CdTe solar cells. Nature Communications 7: 13231.
  • Kalfagiannis, Nikolaos, Siozios, Anastasios, Bellas, Dimitris V., Toliopoulos, Dimosthenis, Bowen, Leon, Pliatsikas, Nikolaos, Cranton, Wayne M., Kosmidis, Constantinos, Koutsogeorgis, Demosthenes C., Lidorikis, Elefterios & Patsalas, Panos (2016). Selective modification of nanoparticle arrays by laser-induced self assembly (MONA-LISA): putting control into bottom-up plasmonic nanostructuring. Nanoscale 8(15): 8236-8244.
  • Williams, Benjamin L., Major, Jonathan D., Bowen, Leon, Keuning, Wytze, Creatore, Mariadriana & Durose, Ken (2015). A Comparative Study of the Effects of Nontoxic Chloride Treatments on CdTe Solar Cell Microstructure and Stoichiometry. Advanced Energy Materials 5(21): 1500554.
  • Major, Jonathan D., Bowen, Leon, Treharne, Robert E., Phillips, Laurie J. & Durose, Ken (2015). NH 4 Cl Alternative to the CdCl 2 Treatment Step for CdTe Thin-Film Solar Cells. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 5(1): 386-389.
  • Holliday, Richard, Preshaw, Philip M, Bowen, Leon & Jakubovics, Nicholas S (2015). The ultrastructure of subgingival dental plaque, revealed by high-resolution field emission scanning electron microscopy. BDJ Open 1(1): 15003.
  • Major, Jonathan Douglas, Bowen, Leon, Treharne, Robert & Durose, Ken (2014). Assessment of photovoltaic junction position using combined focused ion beam and electron beam-induced current analysis of close space sublimation deposited CdTe solar cells. Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications 22(10): 1096-1104.
  • Williams, B.L., Major, J.D., Bowen, L., Phillips, L., Zoppi, G., Forbes, I. & Durose, K. (2014). Challenges and prospects for developing CdS/CdTe substrate solar cells on Mo foils. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 124: 31-38.
  • Williams, B. L., Taylor, A. A., Mendis, B. G., Phillips, L., Bowen, L., Major, J. D. & Durose, K. (2014). Core-shell ITO/ZnO/CdS/CdTe nanowire solar cells. Applied Physics Letters 104(5): 053907.
  • Ambrosini, Stefano Filo, Bowen, Leon, Mendis, Budhika, Cirlin, George, Bouravleuv, Alexey, Gallant, Andrew, Petty, Michael, Dubrovskii, Vladimir & Zeze, Dagou (2014). Novel TEM sample preparation using XeF2 selective Etching. MRS Online Proceedings Library 1659: 149-153.
  • Ball, Jeremy, Bowen, Leon, Mendis, Budhika G. & Reehal, H. S. (2013). Low pressure plasma assisted silicon nanowire growth from self organised tin catalyst particles. CrystEngComm 15(19): 3808.
  • Major, Jonathan D., Bowen, Leon, Treharne, Robert E. & Durose, Ken (2012). Assessment of Photovoltaic Junction Position in CdTe Solar Cells Using a Combined FIB-EBIC Technique. MRS Proceedings 1432.
  • Major, Jonathan D., Bowen, Leon & Durose, Ken (2011). Focussed ion beam and field emission gun-scanning electron microscopy for the investigation of voiding and interface phenomena in thin-film solar cells. Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications 20(7): 892.

Conference Paper

  • Mathia, E., Rexer, T., Bowen, L. & Aplin, A.C. (2013), Evolution of Porosity and Pore Systems in Organic-Rich Posidonia and Wealden Shales, London 2013, 75th eage conference en exhibition incorporating SPE Europec.