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Tho Nguyen, Associate Professor

Research Interests

My group is about Spintronics in π-conjugated organic semiconductor. We fabricate various organic spintronics devices such as organic spin valves, organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), organic solar cells, spin-OLEDs and perform optical and magneto-electrical characterization of those devices. We optimize the device performance by investigating carrier-spin related interaction such as hyperfine interaction and spin-orbit interaction in the organic semiconductor. We possess various optical experiments to characterize the π-conjugated semiconductor thin films and devices such as photocurrent, photo- and electro-luminescence, photo- and charge-induced absorption. 


Recent Publications

Luong, H. M., Pham, M. T., Madhogaria, R. P., Phan, M. H., Larsen, G. K., & Nguyen, T. D. "Bilayer Plasmonic Nano-lattices for Tunable Hydrogen Sensing Platform", Nano Energy, 104558 (2020)

Geng, R.; Luong, H. M.; Pham, M. T.; Das, R.; Stojak Repa, K.; Robles-Garcia, J.; Duong, T. A.; Pham, H. T.; Au, T. H.; Lai, N. D. N.; Larsen, G.; Phan, M.-H.; Nguyen, T., Magnetically Tunable Organic Semiconductors with Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles, Materials Horizons (2019)

Hoang Mai Luong, Pham Thien Minh, Tho Duc Nguyen, and Yiping Zhao "Enhanced Resonant Faraday Rotation in Multilayer Magneto-Plasmonic Nano-Hole Arrays and Their Sensing Application", The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123(46), 28377-28384 (2019)

R. Geng, R. C. Subedi, H. M. Luong, M. T. Pham, W. Huang, X. Li, K. Hong, M. Shao, K. Xiao, L. A. Hornak, T. D. Nguyen, "Effect of charge localization on the effective hyperfine interaction in organic semiconducting polymers", Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 086602 (2018)

R. C. Subedi, et al. "Large magnetoelectric effect in organic ferroelectric copolymer-based multiferroic tunnel junctions", Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 053302 (2017) 

R. Geng, A. Roy, W. Zhao, R. C. Subedi, X. Li, J. Locklin, and T. D. Nguyen, “Engineering of spin injection and spin transport in organic spin valves using π-conjugated polymer brushes”, Adv. Funct. Mater. 26, 3999-4006 (2016)

S. Liang, R. Geng, B. Yang, S. Yang, R. C. Subedi, X. Li, X. Han, and T. D. Nguyen, "Curvature-enhanced spin orbit coupling and spinterface effect in fullerene-based spin valves", Nat. Sci. Rep. 6: 19461 (2016)

T. D. Nguyen, E. Ehrenfreund and Z. V. Vardeny, “Spin-polarized organic light emitting diode based on a novel bipolar spin-valve” Science 337, 204 (2012)

T. D. Nguyen, G. Hukic-Markosian, F. Wang, L. Wojcik, Xiao-Guang Li, E. Ehrenfreund and Z. V. Vardeny, “Isotope effect in spin response of π-conjugated polymer films and devices”, Nature Materials 9, 345-352 (2010)