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Dr Xiaojing Zhou

Lecturer

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Physics)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
Focus Area: Physics

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Waterloo

Keywords

  • Organic Electronics
  • Physics

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
020299 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics not elsewhere classified 35
020699 Quantum Physics not elsewhere classified 35
030699 Physical Chemistry not elsewhere classified 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (60 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Berriman GA, Routley B, Holdsworth JL, Zhou X, Belcher W, Dastoor P, 'Mapping chemical concentration in binary thin organic films via multi-wavelength scanning absorption microscopy (MWSAM)', Measurement Science and Technology, 25 095901 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1088/0957-0233/25/9/095901
Co-authors John Holdsworth, Warwick Belcher, Paul Dastoor
2014 Kumar P, Bilen C, Feron K, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Enhanced regeneration of degraded polymer solar cells by thermal annealing', APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 104 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1063/1.4878408
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher
2014 Nicolaidis N, Vaughan B, Mulligan CJ, Bryant G, Zillger T, Trnovec B, et al., 'Solution processable interface materials for nanoparticulate organic photovoltaic devices', Applied Physics Letters, 104 (2014) [C1]

Nanoparticulate zinc oxide can be prepared at low temperatures from solution processable zinc acetylacetonate. The use of this material as a cathode interfacial layer in nanoparti... [more]

Nanoparticulate zinc oxide can be prepared at low temperatures from solution processable zinc acetylacetonate. The use of this material as a cathode interfacial layer in nanoparticulate organic photovoltaic devices results in comparable performances to those based on reactive calcium layers. Importantly, the enhanced degradation stability and full solution processability make zinc oxide a more desirable material for the fabrication of large area printed devices. © 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.

DOI 10.1063/1.4863216
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher
2014 Elkington D, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, Zhou XJ, 'Detection of saliva-range glucose concentrations using organic thin-film transistors', Applied Physics Letters, 105 043303-1-043303-4 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1063/1.4892012
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Warwick Belcher, Paul Dastoor
2014 Feron K, Ulum S, Sesa E, Gong BB, Belcher WJ, Zhou X, et al., 'The effect of calcium-induced fullerene migration on the performance of thermally stable nanoparticle organic solar cells', Journal of Applied Physics, 116 (2014) [C1]

The impact of a calcium interface layer in combination with a thermal annealing treatment on the performance of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT):[6,6]-phenyl-C61-buteric acid methyle... [more]

The impact of a calcium interface layer in combination with a thermal annealing treatment on the performance of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT):[6,6]-phenyl-C61-buteric acid methylester (PCBM) nanoparticle photovoltaic devices is investigated. Annealing is found to disrupt the microstructure of the nanoparticle active layer leading to a reduction in fill factor. However, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy measurements show that the calcium interface layer causes PCBM to preferentially migrate to the cathode interface upon annealing, resulting in better charge extraction from the PCBM moiety, an increase in the built-in voltage, open-circuit voltage, and power conversion efficiency. Moreover, the annealing trends could be completely explained by the observed PCBM migration. Unlike P3HT:PCBM bulk heterojunction devices, the P3HT:PCBM nanoparticle devices showed a remarkable thermal stability up to 120°C. As such, OPVs fabricated from aqueous nanoparticle inks provide an attractive alternative to conventional organic solvent based bulk heterojunction devices.

DOI 10.1063/1.4896249
Co-authors Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher
2014 Feron K, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Fell CJ, Dastoor PC, 'A dynamic Monte Carlo study of anomalous current voltage behaviour in organic solar cells', Journal of Applied Physics, 116 (2014) [C1]

We present a dynamic Monte Carlo (DMC) study of s-shaped current-voltage (I-V) behaviour in organic solar cells. This anomalous behaviour causes a substantial decrease in fill fac... [more]

We present a dynamic Monte Carlo (DMC) study of s-shaped current-voltage (I-V) behaviour in organic solar cells. This anomalous behaviour causes a substantial decrease in fill factor and thus power conversion efficiency. We show that this s-shaped behaviour is induced by charge traps that are located at the electrode interface rather than in the bulk of the active layer, and that the anomaly becomes more pronounced with increasing trap depth or density. Furthermore, the s-shape anomaly is correlated with interface recombination, but not bulk recombination, thus highlighting the importance of controlling the electrode interface. While thermal annealing is known to remove the s-shape anomaly, the reason has been not clear, since these treatments induce multiple simultaneous changes to the organic solar cell structure. The DMC modelling indicates that it is the removal of aluminium clusters at the electrode, which act as charge traps, that removes the anomalous I-V behaviour. Finally, this work shows that the s-shape becomes less pronounced with increasing electron-hole recombination rate; suggesting that efficient organic photovoltaic material systems are more susceptible to these electrode interface effects.

DOI 10.1063/1.4903530
Co-authors Warwick Belcher, Paul Dastoor
2014 Mulligan CJ, Wilson M, Bryant G, Vaughan B, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'A projection of commercial-scale organic photovoltaic module costs', SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 120 9-17 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.solmat.2013.07.041
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Warwick Belcher, Paul Dastoor
2014 Darwis D, Holmes N, Elkington D, Kilcoyne ALD, Bryant G, Zhou X, et al., 'Surfactant-free nanoparticulate organic photovoltaics', SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 121 99-107 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.solmat.2013.10.010
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher
2014 Elkington D, Cooling N, Zhou XJ, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Single-step annealing and encapsulation for organic photovoltaics using an exothermically-setting encapsulant material', SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 124 75-78 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.solmat.2014.01.039
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Warwick Belcher, Paul Dastoor
2014 Holmes NP, Ulum S, Sista P, Burke KB, Wilson MG, Stefan MC, et al., 'The effect of polymer molecular weight on P3HT:PCBM nanoparticulate organic photovoltaic device performance', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 128 369-377 (2014) [C1]

Poly (3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT), at six molecular weights varying from 5 kDa to 72 kDa (Mw), was used to prepare P3HT: phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) nanoparticulate o... [more]

Poly (3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT), at six molecular weights varying from 5 kDa to 72 kDa (Mw), was used to prepare P3HT: phenyl C61 butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) nanoparticulate organic photovoltaic (NP OPV) devices and the effect of this variation on device performance is reported. Power conversion efficiency (PCE) is observed to peak for the mid-range of molecular weights tested, this behaviour varies from the trend generally observed with bulk heterojunction (BHJ) devices, where high molecular weight polymers deliver the highest PCEs. Here we demonstrate that polymer molecular weight affects the electronic, morphological and compositional structure of the nanoparticulate film. Significantly, it is the domain composition that is most highly correlated with device performance and this composition is driven by the PCBM mobility and aggregation within the nanoparticulate structure. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.

DOI 10.1016/j.solmat.2014.05.046
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Warwick Belcher, Paul Dastoor
2014 Zhang H, Cao S, Zou Y, Wang Y-M, Zhou X, Shen Y, Zheng X, 'Highly efficient V-Sb-O/SiO2 catalyst with Sb atom-isolated VOx species for oxidative dehydrogenation of propane to propene', CATALYSIS COMMUNICATIONS, 45 158-161 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.catcom.2013.11.014
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2014 Kumar P, Bilen C, Feron K, Nicolaidis NC, Gong BB, Zhou X, et al., 'Comparative Degradation and Regeneration of Polymer Solar Cells with Different Cathodes', ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 6 5281-5289 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/am500637n
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Warwick Belcher, Paul Dastoor
2014 Elkington D, Cooling N, Belcher W, Dastoor P, Zhou X, 'Organic Thin-Film Transistor (OTFT)-Based Sensors', Electronics, 3 234-254 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/electronics3020234
Co-authors Warwick Belcher, Paul Dastoor
2014 Zhou X, Belcher W, Dastoor P, 'Solar Paint: From Synthesis to Printing', POLYMERS, 6 2832-2844 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/polym6112832
Co-authors Warwick Belcher, Paul Dastoor
2013 Feron K, Ulum S, Holmes NP, Kilcoyne ALD, Belcher WJ, Zhou X, et al., 'Modelling transport in nanoparticle organic solar cells using Monte Carlo methods', APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 103 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1063/1.4829152
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher
2013 Darwis D, Elkington D, Ulum S, Bryant G, Belcher W, Dastoor P, Zhou X, 'Novel low voltage and solution processable organic thin film transistors based on water dispersed polymer semiconductor nanoparticulates', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 401 65-69 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jcis.2013.03.052
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher
2013 Sista P, Kularatne RS, Mulholland ME, Wilson M, Holmes N, Zhou X, et al., 'Synthesis and photovoltaic performance of donoracceptor polymers containing benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b]dithiophene with thienyl substituents', Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 51 2622-2630 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/pola.26650
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Warwick Belcher, Paul Dastoor
2013 Duck BC, Vaughan B, Cooling N, Zhou X, Holdsworth JL, Wen LL, et al., 'An equivalent circuit model for ternary blend P3HT:pC(6)TP:PCBM low band gap devices', SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS, 114 65-70 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.solmat.2013.02.029
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Warwick Belcher, John Holdsworth, Paul Dastoor
2013 Ulum S, Holmes N, Darwis D, Burke K, Kilcoyne ALD, Zhou X, et al., 'Determining the structural motif of P3HT:PCBM nanoparticulate organic photovoltaic devices', Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 110 43-48 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.solmat.2012.11.015
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher
2013 Duck BC, Vaughan B, Wen L, Heth CL, Rasmussen SC, Zhou X, et al., 'Probing the structure-function relationship in pC(6)TP:PCBM based organic photonic devices', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 110 8-14 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.solmat.2012.11.016
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Warwick Belcher, Paul Dastoor
2013 Holmes NP, Burke KB, Sista P, Barr M, Magurudeniya HD, Stefan MC, et al., 'Nano-domain behaviour in P3HT:PCBM nanoparticles, relating material properties to morphological changes', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 117 437-445 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.solmat.2013.06.003
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Warwick Belcher, Paul Dastoor
2013 Berriman G, Routley B, Clothier S, Holdsworth JL, Belcher WJ, Zhou XJ, Dastoor PC, 'Development of a multi-wavelength photocurrent mapping system', Measurement Science and Technology, 24 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1088/0957-0233/24/10/105604
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher, John Holdsworth
2013 Ulum S, Holmes N, Barr M, Kilcoyne ALD, Bin Gong B, Zhou X, et al., 'The role of miscibility in polymer:fullerene nanoparticulate organic photovoltaic devices', NANO ENERGY, 2 897-905 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.nanoen.2013.03.009
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Warwick Belcher, Paul Dastoor
2012 Vaughan BS, Stapleton AJ, Xue B, Sesa E, Zhou X, Bryant GW, et al., 'Effect of a calcium cathode on water-based nanoparticulate solar cells', Applied Physics Letters, 101 053901 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Warwick Belcher, Paul Dastoor
2012 Feron K, Fell CJ, Rozanski LJ, Gong BB, Nicolaidis NC, Belcher WJ, et al., 'Towards the development of a virtual organic solar cell: An experimental and dynamic Monte Carlo study of the role of charge blocking layers and active layer thickness', Applied Physics Letters, 101 193306 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Bruce King, Warwick Belcher, Paul Dastoor
2012 Feron K, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Exciton transport in organic semiconductors: Forster resonance energy transfer compared with a simple random walk', Journal of Applied Physics, 111 044510 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher
2012 Burke KB, Luber EJ, Holmes NP, Murray AJ, Belcher WJ, Zhou X, et al., 'A knife-edge measurement of the beam profile of STXM 5.3.2.2 using a focussed ion beam milled metallic glass', Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, 185 453-457 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher
2012 Cooling NA, Zhou X, Sales TA, Sauer SE, Lind SJ, Gordon KC, et al., 'A study of the factors influencing the performance of ternary MEH-PPV:porphyrin:PCBM heterojunction devices: Electronic effects in porphyrinoid ternary blend bulk heterojunction photovoltaic devices', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 98 308-316 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Warwick Belcher, Paul Dastoor
2012 Stapleton AJ, Vaughan BS, Xue B, Sesa E, Burke KB, Zhou X, et al., 'A multilayered approach to polyfluorene water-based organic photovoltaics', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 102 114-124 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 25
Co-authors Erica Wanless, Warwick Belcher, Paul Dastoor
2012 Elkington DC, Darwis D, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'The fabrication and characterization of poly(4-vinylpyridine)-based thin film transistors exhibiting enhanced ion modulation', Organic Electronics, 13 153-158 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Warwick Belcher, Paul Dastoor
2011 Nicolaidis NC, Routley BS, Holdsworth JL, Belcher WJ, Zhou X, Dastoor PC, 'Fullerene contribution to photocurrent generation in organic photovoltaic cells', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115 7801-7805 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/jp2007683
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 24
Co-authors John Holdsworth, Warwick Belcher, Paul Dastoor
2011 Cooling NA, Burke KB, Zhou X, Lind SJ, Gordon KC, Jones TW, et al., 'A study of the factors influencing the performance of ternary MEH-PPV:porphyrin:PCBM heterojunction devices: A steric approach to controlling charge recombination', Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 95 1767-1774 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher
2011 Fahy AJ, O'Donnell K, Barr MG, Zhou X, Allison W, Dastoor PC, 'Development of an improved field ionization detector incorporating a secondary electron stage', Measurement Science and Technology, 22 115902 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1088/0957-0233/22/11/115902
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Paul Dastoor
2011 Burke KB, Stapleton AJ, Vaughan B, Zhou X, Kilcoyne ALD, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Scanning transmission x-ray microscopy of polymer nanoparticles: probing morphology on sub-10 nm length scales', NANOTECHNOLOGY, 22 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1088/0957-4484/22/26/265710
Citations Web of Science - 25
Co-authors Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher
2011 Burke KB, Stapleton AJ, Vaughan BS, Zhou X, Kilcoyne ALD, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Scanning transmission x-ray microscopy of polymer nanoparticles: probing morphology on sub-10 nm length scales', Nanotechnology, 22 1-6 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1088/0957-4484/22/26/265710
Citations Scopus - 29
Co-authors Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher
2010 Xue B, Vaughan B, Poh C-H, Burke KB, Thomsen L, Stapleton AJ, et al., 'Vertical stratification and interfacial structure in P3HT: PCBM organic solar cells', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114 15797-15805 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/jp104695j
Citations Scopus - 56Web of Science - 58
Co-authors Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher
2010 Supangat A, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Chemical vapour deposition of poly(p-phenylenevinylene) nanofilms for use in organic photovoltaics', Materials Research Innovations, 15 S18-S20 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1179/143307511X13031890747372
Co-authors Warwick Belcher, Paul Dastoor
2008 Clarke WR, Zhou XJ, Fuhrer A, Reusch TC, Simmons MY, 'The effect of surface proximity on electron transport through ultra-shallow -doped layers in silicon', Physica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, 40 1566-1568 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.physe.2007.09.180
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
2008 Clarke WR, Zhou X, Fuhrer A, Polley C, Thompson DL, Reusch TC, Simmons MY, 'Using a four-probe scanning tunneling microscope to characterize phosphorus doped ohmic contacts for atomic scale devices in silicon', Physica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, 40 2131-2133 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.physe.2007.10.032
2008 Chatterjee A, Zhao LY, Zhang L, Pradhan D, Zhou XJ, Leung KT, 'Core-level electronic structure of solid-phase glycine, glycyl- glycine, diglycyl- glycine and polyglycine: X-ray photoemission analysis, and Hartree-Fock calculations of their zwitterions', Journal of Chemical Physics, 129 1-6 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1063/1.2976151
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11
2008 Heinig NF, Kharbanda N, Pynenburg MR, Zhou X, Schultz GA, Leung KT, 'The growth of nickel nanoparticles on conductive polymer composite electrodes', Materials Letters, 62 2285-2288 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.matlet.2007.11.094
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 14
2007 Kan L, Jalali A, Zhao L-R, Zhou X, Kazanis I, Episkopou V, et al., 'Dual Function of Sox1 in telencephalic progenitor cells', Developmental Biology, 310 85-98 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ydbio.2007.07.026
2006 Zhou XJ, Leung KT, 'Competition between associative and dissociative adsorption of 1,2-dihalogenated benzenes on Si(100)2 x 1: Formation of dihalocyclohexadiene, halophenyl and phenylene adstructures', Surface Science, 600 3285-3296 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.susc.2006.06.023
2006 Zhou XJ, He ZH, Leung KT, 'Formation of vinylidene and vinylene by selective reactivity of Si(100)2 x 1 towards iso, cis and trans isomers of dichloroethylene', Surface Science, 600 468-477 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.susc.2005.10.050
2006 Yang X, He ZH, Zhou XJ, Xu SH, Leung KT, 'Vibrational EELS and DFT study of propionic acid and pyruvic acid on Ni(1 0 0): Effects of keto group substitution on room-temperature adsorption and thermal chemistry', Applied Surface Science, 252 3647-3657 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.apsusc.2005.05.047
2006 Zhou XJ, Li Q, Leung KT, 'Formation of C=C and Si-Cl adstructures by insertion reactions of cis-dichloroethylene and perchloroethylene on Si(100)2x1', The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter Materials Surfaces Interfaces and Biophysical, 110 5602-5610 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/jp056103r
2006 Zhou XJ, Leung KT, 'Surface chemistry of monochlorinated and dichlorinated benzenes on Si(100)2 x 1: Comparison study of chlorine content and isomeric effects', The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter Materials Surfaces Interfaces and Biophysical, 110 9601-9607 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/jp060286f
2004 Li Q, He ZH, Zhou XJ, Leung KT, 'Effects of methyl substitution on room-temperature chemisorption of para-xylene on Si(100)2 x 1 and modified surfaces: a thermal desorption and DFT study', Surface Science, 560 191-204 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.susc.2004.04.043
2004 Zhou XJ, Harmer A, Heinig N, Leung KT, 'Parametric Study on Electrochemical Deposition of Copper Nanoparticles on an Ultrathin Polypyrrole Film Deposited on a Gold Film Electrode', Langmuir: the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 20 5109-5113 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/la0497301
2003 Darkar DK, Zhou XJ, Tannous A, Leung KT, 'Growth mechanisms of copper nanocrystals on thin polypyrrole films by electrochemistry', The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter Materials Surfaces Interfaces and Biophysical, 107 2879-2881 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/jp0269524
2003 Zhou XJ, Leung KT, 'Modification of electronic structure of mesoscopic perchlorate-doped polypyrrole films by ion irradiation', Macromolecules, 36 2882-2885 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1021/ma026023a
2003 Dakar DK, Zhou XJ, Tannous A, Louie M, Leung KT, 'Growth of self-assembled copper nanostructure on conducting polymer by electrodeposition', Solid State Communications, 125 365-368 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S0038-1098(02)00883-9
2003 He ZH, Yang X, Zhou XJ, Leung KT, 'Room-temperature chemisorption of chloroethylenes on Si(111)77: Formation of surface vinyl, vinylidene and their chlorinated derivatives', Surface Science, 547 L840-L846 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.susc.2003.10.017
2003 Zhou XJ, Li Q, He ZH, Yang X, Leung KT, 'Dissociative adsorption and thermal desorption of dibromoethylene on Si(100)21: Surface-mediated dehalogenation and recombinative evolution of HBr', Surface Science, 543 L668-L674 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.susc.2003.07.002
2003 Yang X, Olive G, Zhou XJ, Leung KT, 'A DFT study on the radical, monomer and dimer of -keto pyruvic acid: Equilibrium structures and vibrational analysis of stable conformers', Physics Letters Section A: General Atomic and Solid State Physics, 380 34-41 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.cplett.2003.09.001
2000 Tao F, Zhou XJ, Hao YZ, 'Phase formation, crystal structure and electrical properties of La212 type compound substituted by silver or praseodymium', Crystal Research and Technology 35, (2000) [C1]
2000 Tao F, Zhou XJ, Xu JH, 'The phase formation, solid solution range and substitution of La for Pa in La1+zBa2-zCu3Oy', Crystal Research and Technology 35, (2000) [C1]
1999 Tao F, Che GC, Zhou XJ, 'Effects of preparation condition on structure and superconductivity in the LaBCO system', Materials Letters 39, (1999) [C1]
1998 Tao F, Hong GY, Zhu SF, Zhou XJ, 'Synthesis and spectroscopic characteristics of LiMgAlF6 : RE3+ (RE = Eu, Tm, Gd)', Physica Status Solidi A 165, (1998) [C1]
1997 Tao F, Zhou XJ, Zhu SF, 'Synthesis and luminescence characteristics of LiMgAlF6:Ln(3+) (Ln = Ce, Eu, Tb)', Crystal Research and Technology 32, (1997) [C1]
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Conference (11 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Mulligan CJ, Nicolaidis NC, Vaughan B, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Fabrication of Large-Area Organic Photovoltaics Using a Draw-Bar Coating Technique', Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, Boston, Massachusetts (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.1557/opl.2013.249
Co-authors Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher
2013 Sulaiman K, Belcher W, Dastoor P, Zhou X, 'Low temperature growth of graphene-based carbon electrodes for organic solar cells', Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology (2013) [E2]

Conductive transparent carbon thin film electrodes have been grown on a copper foil using poly(methyl methacrylates) as a carbon source at a temperature below 450 °C, in contrast... [more]

Conductive transparent carbon thin film electrodes have been grown on a copper foil using poly(methyl methacrylates) as a carbon source at a temperature below 450 °C, in contrast to the preparation temperature above 800 °C in the previously reported chemical vapour deposition method. Raman and UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy have been used to identify their graphene based composition. Scanning electron microscopy and Transmission electron microscopy have been used to characterize the film quality. Conductivity and transmittance of the thin films have been evaluated. Using the conductive transparent electrodes, organic solar cells have been successfully fabricated. This work paves a potential pathway for an easier and cheaper production of organic solar cells. © 2013 IEEE.

DOI 10.1109/NANO.2013.6720905
Co-authors Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher
2011 Darwis D, Elkington DC, Sesa E, Cooling NA, Bryant GW, Zhou X, et al., 'Surfactant free P3HT/PCBM nanoparticles for organic photovoltaics (OPV)', AIP Conference Proceedings. The 4th Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Symposium (NNS 2011), Bali, Indonesia (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.1063/1.3667236
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher
2011 Darwis D, Elkington DC, Ulum MS, Stapleton AJ, Bryant GW, Zhou X, et al., 'High-performance thin film transistor from solution-processed P3HT polymer semiconductor nanoparticles', AIP Conference Proceedings. The 4th Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Symposium (NNS 2011), Bali, Indonesia (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.1063/1.3667237
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher
2011 Sesa E, Vaughan BS, Ulum MS, Zhou X, Holdsworth JL, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Comparing model parameters of bulk heterojunction and nanoparticulate photovoltaic cells using a two-diode model', AIP Conference Proceedings: 4th Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Symposium (NNS 2011), Bali (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.1063/1.3667241
Co-authors John Holdsworth, Warwick Belcher, Paul Dastoor
2011 Poh C-H, Bryant GW, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, Poh C-K, 'Plasmonic nanostructure embedded within photoactive layer for enhanced power conversion efficiency of organic solar cells', 2011 IEEE Winter Topicals, WTM 2011, Keystone, Colorado (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher
2011 Elkington DC, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'Investigations into current modulation mechanisms in low operating voltage organic thin film transistors and their relationship to the materials employed', Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Electronic Organic and Inorganic Hybrid Nanomaterials-Synthesis, Device Physics and Their Applications, San Francisco, CA (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.1557/opl.2011.1016
Co-authors Warwick Belcher, Paul Dastoor
2010 Mulligan CJ, Zhou X, Belcher WJ, Dastoor PC, 'A strategic analysis of printing and coating technologies for fabricating organic photovoltaics', Chemeca 2010: Proceedings of the 40th Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference, Adelaide, Australia (2010) [E1]
Co-authors Paul Dastoor, Warwick Belcher
2010 Belcher DR, Radny MW, Smith PV, Zhou X, Schofield S, Warschkow O, 'Benzonitrile on the Si(001) surface', ICONN 2010 Poster Program, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Phil Smith, Marian Radny
2004 Qu G, Jacobson LD, Fedded JJ, Zhang Q, Zhou X, 'Application of a model to normalize human olfactory response to odours', Ottawa, Canada (2004) [E1]
2004 Cicek N, Zhou X, Zhang Q, Tenuta M, 'Impact of Straw Cover on Greenhouse Gas and Odor Emissions from Manure Storage Lagoons Using a Flux Hood', ASAE Annual International Meeting 2004, Ottawa, Canada (2004) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 19
Total funding $3,764,163

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20152 grants / $111,578

Peptide Sensor Project$82,178

Funding body: U.S. Air Force

Funding body U.S. Air Force
Project Team Professor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
Scheme Asian Office Of Aerospace Research and Development
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500008
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

Australian National Fabrication Facility – Materials Node$29,400

Funding body: Australian National Fabrication Facility Limited

Funding body Australian National Fabrication Facility Limited
Project Team Professor Paul Dastoor
Scheme Shared
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500001
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20133 grants / $39,675

Determining the Mechanism of Low Temperature Graphene Growth$30,875

Funding body: U.S. Air Force

Funding body U.S. Air Force
Project Team Professor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
Scheme Asian Office Of Aerospace Research and Development
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300139
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

SXTM of solar paint films for organic photovoltaics: morphology of new materials ALS-05691$6,800

Funding body: Australian Synchrotron

Funding body Australian Synchrotron
Project Team Professor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou, Ms NATALIE Holmes, Mr Matthew Barr
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1400324
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Faculty PVC Conference Assistance Grant 2013$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
Scheme PVC Conference Assistance Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1401181
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20112 grants / $134,640

Materials Node for ANFF - SLF Funding$96,000

Funding body: NSW Office for Science & Medical Research

Funding body NSW Office for Science & Medical Research
Project Team Professor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
Scheme Science Leveraging Fund
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100010
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

The development of novel waterbased materials for commercial organic photovoltaics$38,640

Funding body: Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Funding body Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Project Team Doctor Warwick Belcher, Professor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
Scheme Post Doctoral Research Scholarships (ASI)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100160
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20104 grants / $1,700,000

Materials Node for ANFF - EIF Funding$720,000

Funding body: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Funding body Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Project Team Professor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
Scheme Education Investment Fund (EIF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000372
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

An Integrated LC-MS-NMR facility for Applications in Proteomics and Organic Chemistry$500,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Adam McCluskey, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Professor Paul Dastoor, Professor Phillip Robinson, Professor Eileen McLaughlin, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Lawrance, Professor Marcel Maeder, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Shaun Roman, Professor Rob Atkin, Doctor Clovia Holdsworth, Doctor Mark Baker, Doctor Nikki Verrills, Professor Gottfried Otting, Associate Professor Brett Nixon, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou, Ms Megan Chircop, Doctor Warwick Belcher
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190402
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

An Integrated LC-MS-NMR facility for Applications in Proteomics and Organic Chemistry$280,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Adam McCluskey, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Professor Paul Dastoor, Professor Phillip Robinson, Professor Eileen McLaughlin, Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Lawrance, Professor Marcel Maeder, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Shaun Roman, Professor Rob Atkin, Doctor Clovia Holdsworth, Doctor Mark Baker, Doctor Nikki Verrills, Professor Gottfried Otting, Associate Professor Brett Nixon, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou, Ms Megan Chircop, Doctor Warwick Belcher
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000873
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Materials Node for ANFF - EIF Funding$200,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000477
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20094 grants / $1,756,070

Organic Photovoltaics Joint Research Centre (JRC)$1,200,000

Funding body: CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Funding body CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Project Team Professor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Warwick Belcher, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
Scheme Collaborative Relationship Agreement
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190532
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Scanning X-ray Tansmission Microscopy (SXTM) of polymer blend films composites for organic electronics$11,070

Funding body: ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)

Funding body ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation)
Project Team Professor Paul Dastoor, Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
Scheme Access to Major Research Facilities Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189860
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20084 grants / $22,200

Functional Molecular Systems on the Germanium (001) Surface$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Doctor Xiaojing Zhou, Doctor Ali Shah, Associate Professor Phillip Smith
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189108
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The development of Printable Organic Silicon Hybrid Thin Film Transistors for Bio-compatible Electronics$7,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189031
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

MRS Meeting, Boston, 2-8 Dec 2008$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189732
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The development of Printable Organic Silicon Hybrid Thin Film Transistors for Bio-compatible Electronics$1,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Xiaojing Zhou
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188982
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed11
Current14

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD3.63

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Development of Organic Solar Cells
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Computational Modelling of the Fabrication Characterisation and Viability of Printing Solar Cells
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Optical Modelling for Organic Photovoltaics
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Fabrication of Organic Photovoltaic Devices
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD High-Efficiency Metalloporphyrin/Polymer Solar Cells
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Development of Novel Binary and Ternary Blend OPVs from Solar Paint
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD The study of interface materials for organic electronic devices
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Alternative Light Absorbing Semiconductors/Hole Transport Materials for Perovskite Based Dye-Sensitised Solar Cells
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Permanent Magnet Solenoidal Ioniser for the Newcastle Scanning Helium Microscope
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Inverted Structure Organic Photovoltaics with a Nanoparticulate Active Layer
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD Photocurrent Mapping of OPVs
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Morphology and Performance of Nanoparticle Organic Photovoltaics
Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2010 PhD Imaging With Atoms : Aspects of Scanning Helium Microscopy
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2010 PhD Development of a Novel Field Ionisation Based 2D Neutral Atom Detector
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Optical Properties of Nanoparticulate Organic Photovoltaics and Pathways to Implementation
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Polar Organic Molecules on the Silicon (001) Surface
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Towards Production Scale-Up of Organic Photovoltaics
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD The Growth of Graphene/Graphite Thin Film Allotropes on Copper Substrates
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Graded Heterojunction for Improved Performance and Stability of Organic Solar Cells
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Fabrication and Characterisation of Organic Thin-Film Transistors for Sensing Applications
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Fabricating Nanoparticulate Organic Thin Film Transistor (OTFT) and Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) Devices Using Inkjet Printing
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Improving Nanoparticle Organic Photovoltaic Device Performance
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD A Dynamic Monte Carlo and Experimental Study of Organic Solar Cells
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD Chemical Vapour Deposition Synthesis of Novel Nanostructured Materials
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Characterisation of Organic Photovoltaics by Synchrotron Soft X-ray Techniques
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Xiaojing Zhou

Position

Lecturer
Center for Organic Electronics
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Physics

Contact Details

Email xiaojing.zhou@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6732
Fax (02) 4921 6907

Office

Room P110A
Building Physics
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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