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Driscoll Research Group


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Recent papers


Gaggio B, Jan A, Muller M, Salonikidou B, Bakhit B, Hellenbrand M, Di Martino G, Yildiz B and MacManus-Driscoll Judith L, Sodium-Controlled Interfacial Resistive Switching in Thin Film Niobium Oxide for Neuromorphic Applications, American Chemical Society,; May 2024.


Wells MP, Lovett AJ, Zhang Y, Shang Z, Wang H, MacManus-Driscoll, Judith L, Pathway to high performance, low temperature thin-film solid oxide cells grown on porous anodised aluminium oxide, Nano Energy,; Jan. 2024, 119, 109049.


Akram W, de h-MacManus-Driscoll Judith L and Maity T, Table-like magnetocaloric effect due to field-induced inter-cluster interactions in Eu0.5Sr0.5MnO3–EuMnO3 composites. Journal of Physics D, Applied Physics; Nov. 23, 57, 055301.


Jeon J, Ha Y, MacManus-Driscoll JL and Lee SB, La-doped BaSnO3 for electromagnetic shielding transparent conductors,  Nanoconvergence,; Oct. 2023, 50.


Dou H, Lin Z, Hu Z Tsai B, Zheng D, Song Jm Lu J, Zhang, X; Jia, QX, MacManus-Driscoll JL, Ye P Wang H, Self-assembled Au Nanoelectrodes: Enabling Low-Threshold Voltage HfO2-based Artificial Neurons, Nano Letters,; Oct. 2023, 23, 9711.


Biswas B,  Rudra S, Rawat RS, Pandey N, Acharya S, Joseph A, Pillai AIK, Bansal M, de h-Óra M, Dey AB, Bertram F, Narayana C, MacManus-Driscoll JL, Maity T, Garbrecht M, Saha B, Magnetic Stress-driven Metal-insulator Transition in Strongly Correlated Antiferromagnetic CrN, Physical Review Letters; Sept. 2023, 126302.


Jan A, Strkalj N, Nguyen T, MacManus-Driscoll JL, Di Martino G, Comprehensive Study of Raman Optical Response of Typical Substrates for Thin-Film Growth Under 633 nm and 785 nm Laser Excitation, Optics Express,; Sept. 2023, 31, 33914.


Hellenbrand M, MacManus-Driscoll JL, Multi-level and Gradual Resistive Switching in Hafnium-oxide-based Devices, Nano Convergence,; Sept. 2023, 10.


Lovett A, Daramalla V, Nayak D, Sayeed F, Mahadevegowda A, Ducati C, Spencer BF, Dutton S, Grey CP, MacManus-Driscoll JL, Three-Dimensional Nanocomposite Thin Film Cathodes for Micro-Batteries with Enhanced High-Rate Electrochemical Performance over Planar Films, Advanced Energy Materials,; Sept. 2023, 13, 2302053.


Kim D, Sun X-G, Gao X, MacManus-Driscoll JL, Lee HN, Lee SB, Stable super-capacity all-solid-state nanobattery using binder-free single-crystalline TiO2(B) electrodes, Nano Letters, Jul. 2023, 23, 6815.


Lal S, Righetto M, Ulatowski AM, Motti SG, Sun Z, MacManus-Driscoll JL, Hoye RLZ, Herz LM, Band-like transport and charge-carrier dynamics in BiOI films, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Jul. 2023, 14, 6620.


Lovett A, Daramalla V, Sayed F.N. h-Óra M, Grey CP, Dutton S E, MacManus-Driscoll, JL Low Temperature Epitaxial Growth of LiMn2O4 Utilizing A Novel NiCo2O4 Current Collector, ASC Energy Letters, Jul. 2023,  8, 3437.


Le D, Wang H, Li K, Zhu B, Jiang K, Backes D, Veiga LSI, Shi J, Roy P, Xiao M, Chen A, Jia Q, Lee TL, Dhesi SJ,  Scanlon DO, MacManus-Driscoll JL, van Aken PA, Zhang KHL, Li W, Emergent and Robust Ferromagnetic-Insulating State in Highly Strained LaCoO3 Thin Films, Nature Communications,; Jun. 2023, 14, 3638.


Kunwar S, Somodi CB, Lalk RA, Rutherford B, Corey Z, Paudel B, Roy P, Zhang Di, MacManus-Driscoll JL, Jia Q, Wang H, Nie W, Chen A, Protons: Critical Species for Resistive Switching in Interface-Type Memristors, Advanced Electronic Materials,; Oct. 2022, 2200816.


Ashoka A, Nagane S, Strkalj N, Roose B, Sung Jooyoung, MacManus-Driscoll Judith L., Stranks SD, Feldmann S, Rao A, Local Symmetry Breaking Drives Picosecond Spin Domain Formation in Polycrystalline Semiconducting Films, Nature Materials,; Jun 2023, 22, 977–984.


Ye L, Wu F, Xu R, Zhang D, Lu J, Wang C, Dong A, Xu S, Xue L, Fan Z, Xu L, Li K, Li D, Kursumovic A, Zhao R, Tang R, Qiu L, Wang H, MacManus-Driscoll JL, Jing Q, Li W, Yang H, Face Mask Integrated Flexible and Wearable Manganite Oxide Respiration Sensor, Nano Energy,; Jul. 2023, 112, 108460.


Pan H, Zhang Y, MacManus-Driscoll JL, Interplay of polarization, strength, and loss in dielectric films for capacitive energy storage: current status and future directions, Journal of Materiomics, 10.1016/j.jmat.2022.11.010; May 2023, 9, 516.


Hellenbrand M, Bakhit B, Dou H, Xiao M, Hill MO, Sun Z,  Mehonic A, Chen, A Jia QX, Wang H, MacManus-Driscoll JL, Thin-film design of amorphous hafnium oxide nanocomposites enabling strong interfacial resistive switching uniformity, Science Advances,; Jun. 2023, 9, eadg1946.


Ye L, Wu F, Xu R, Zhang D, Lu J, Wang C, Dong A, Xu S, Xue L, Fan Z, Xu L, Li K, Li D, Kursumovic A, Zhao R, Tang R, Qiu L, Wang H, MacManus-Driscoll JL, Jing Q, Li W, Yang H, Face Mask Integrated Flexible and Wearable Manganite Oxide Respiration Sensor, Nano Energy; Jul. 2023, 112, 108460.


De H-Ora M, Nicolenco A, Peda M, Sun Z, Lee SB, Maity T, Sort J, MacManus-Driscoll JL, Voltage Control of Magnetism in Cobalt Ferrite Nanopillars, APL Materials,; May 2023, 11, 051105.


Kim D, Jeon Y, MacManus-Driscoll JL and Lee S, Solid-state catalytic hydrogen sponge effects in grain-boundary-free BaInO2.5 films, Advanced Functional Materials,; May 2023, 2300819.


Becker MT, Oldroyd P, Strkalj N, Muller M L, Malliaris GG, MacManus-Driscoll JL, Impedance switching for neural recording with ferroelectric microelectrodes, Applied Physics Letters,; Apr. 2023, 122, 173701.


Jagt RA, Bravić I,  Eyre L, Gałkowski K, Borowiec J, Baranowski M, Dyksik M, van de Goor TWJ, Kreouzis T, Bevan A, Płochocka P, Stranks SD, Deschler F, Monserrat B, MacManus-Driscoll JL, Hoye RL, Layered BiOI single crystals capable of detecting low dose rates of X-rays, Nature Communications,; Apr. 2023, 14, 2452.


Gomersall D, Niang KM, Parish JD, Z Sun, Johnson AL, MacManus-Driscoll JL, Flewitt AJ, Multi-pulse atomic layer deposition of p-type SnO thin films: growth processes and the effect on TFT performance, J. Mater. Chem. C,; Apr. 2023, 11, 5740.


Kunwar S, Jernigan Z, Hughes Z, Somodi C, Caravelli F, Roy P, Zhang D, Wang H, Jia Q, MacManus-Driscoll  JL, Kenyon G, Sornborger A, Nie W, Chen A, An interface type memristor for artificial synapses and neuromorphic computing, Advanced Intelligent Systems,; Apr. 2023, 2300035.


Crema APS, Istrate MC, Silva A,  Lenzia AV,  Domingues L, Hill MO, Teodorescu VS, Ghicad C, Gomes MJM, Marques PL, MacManus-Driscoll JL*, Silva JPB*, Ferroelectric orthorhombic ZrO2 thin films achieved through nanosecond laser annealing, Advance Science,; Mar. 2023, 2207390.


Jain A, Rembert T, Taper S, Symonowicz J, MacManus-Driscoll JL, Monserrat B, Di Martino G, Operando optical tracking of oxygen vacancy migration and phase change in few-nm ferroelectric HZO films, Advanced Functional Materials,, Mar. 2023, 2214970.


Dou H, Hellenbrand M, Xiao M, Hu Z, Chen A, MacManus-Driscoll JL, Jia QX, Wang H, Design of grain boundary morphology in CeO2 with tailorable resistive switching properties, Advanced Electronic Materials,; Mar. 2023, 9, 2211086.


MacManus-Driscoll JL, Handbook of Superconductivity. Theory, Materials, Processing and Characterisation, CRC Press, Chapter on YBCO Wires and Tapes: Processing of High Tc Conductors: The Compound YBCO, Mar. 2023.


Silva JPB Istrate MC, Hellenbrand M, Jan A, Becker MT, Symonowicz J, Figueiras FG, Lenzi V, Ghica C, Romanyuk Konstantin N, Di Martino G, Marques L, MacManus-Driscoll JL, Ferroelectric orthorhombic ZrO2 thin films with negative piezoelectric coefficient, achieved through substrate orientation control, Applied Materials Today,, Feb. 2023; 30, 101708.


Wu R, Li W, and MacManus-Driscoll JL, Exemplary Tuning of Ferroics Using Large Area Interfaces Formed in Epitaxial Superlattices and Nanocomposite Films, Materials Horizons,; Feb. 2023,10, 1060-1086.


Wan Q, Xiao Z, Kursumovic A, MacManus-Driscoll JL, Durkan C, Ferrotronics for the creation of band gaps in Graphene, Physical Review B,; Jan. 2023; 107, 045428.


Senanayak SP, Dey K , Shivanna R, Li W, Ghosh D, Roose B, Andaji-Garmaroudi Z, Zhang Y, Tiwale N , MacManus Driscoll JL, Friend R, Stranks SD, Sirringhaus H, Charge Transport in Mixed Metal Halide Perovskite Semiconductors, Nature Materials,, Jan. 2023; 22, 216.



Latest news

Congratulations to Judith

13 June 2024

Professor Judith Driscoll won the 2024 Royal Society of Chemistry Interdisciplinary Prize for her interdisciplinary work to realise unprecedented properties in a broad variety of functional oxide devices. Read more about the award, and the interview with Prof Driscoll here .

Celebrating Imperial College Alumni Awards, Dr Di Martino and Prof. Larbalestier

13 June 2024

Judith was very proud to be at the Imperial College Alumni Awards 2024 awards ceremony, held at the Science Museum in London, to see Dr. Giuliana Di Martino of the dept. receive an emerging leader award. She was also very happy to see her long time collaborator, supporter, and friend, Prof. David Larbalestier receive a...

Markus at ChipStartUK event

13 June 2024

Markus attended the cohort 1 showcase event of the ChipStartUK programme, which supports tech start-ups on their journey all the way from before corporation to obtaining investments. He talked to some of the organisers, advisors, and investors, as well as to IMEC representative, to gather ideas and impressions of the UK...

Welcome to visiting Professor Neeraj Khane from IIT Delhi

29 May 2024

We welcome Prof. Neeraj Khare from IIT Delhi, who is a Trinity visiting scholar for 1 month. He is working with the group on neuromorphic technologies. He will visit again as a Trinity Visiting Fellow for 6 months in 2025.

Prof. Driscoll invited talk at EMRS Strasbourg

29 May 2024

Judith was pleased to give an invited talk at EMRS in Strasbourg, but even more pleased to meet with previous group members, Thomas Fix (CNRS - Université de Strasbourg), David Munoz-Rojas (Laboratoire des Matériaux et du Génie Physique (LMGP)) and Robert Hoye (University of Oxford), who are all doing exciting research on...

Group dinner at Trinity College

23 May 2024

We had a fun late spring group dinner at Trinity College, attended by many in the group. It is great that many group members, in one way or another, have affiliations with Trinity College. Thank you to Judith for organising this wonderful evening!

Dr Moon visit from Sunam

21 May 2024

We were pleased to host Dr. Moon from Sunam who part sponsored May Lim’s PhD, which is now complete.

Prof. Driscoll talks at CNRS Metal Oxide Semiconductors conference

13 May 2024

Judith was delighted to visit the CNRS conference center, Villa Clythia, Frejus, France, to deliver a plenary talk on oxide electronics. It is exciting to see all the oxide epitaxial work in France. Here she is pictured with the organiser, Dr. Guillaume Saint-Girons.