Papers

Media

News articles for research and outreach activities supporting the work of the Nobel Laureate Sir Harold Kroto, and independent initiatives. 

Awards

The GEOSET Initiative has won international awards for global outreach, a video in education scholarship and scholastic achievement in student support.

Projects

Here you will find a list of ongoing projects and activities that I direct or supervise. Please contact me for additional information on any of the projects.


Journal Publications

 

The Beautiful Molecule: 30 Years of C60 and Its Derivatives

Acquah, S. F., Penkova, A. V., Markelov, D. A., Semisalova, A. S., Leonhardt, B. E., & Magi, J. M., ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, 2017, 6(6), M3155-M3162

 

A Simple Strategy for the Anchoring of Anatase Titania on Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Solar Energy Harvesting

Valmiki Koli, Ananta Dhodamani, Krantiveer More, Steve F. A. Acquah*, Dillip Kumar Panda, Shivaji Pawar, and Sagar Delekar* Solar Energy, 149, 2017, 188-94.

 

Improvement of pervaporation PVA membranes by the controlled incorporation of fullerenol nanoparticles

Anastasia V. Penkova, Steve F. A. Acquah, Maria E. Dmitrenko, Maria P. Sokolova, Mariya Е Mikhailova, Evgeny S. Polyakov, Sergey S. Ermakov, Denis A. Markelov, and Denis Roizard. Materials & Design 2016, 96, 416-23.

 

Polyvinyl alcohol Membranes Modified by Low-Hydroxylated Fullerenol C60(OH)12

Anastasia V. Penkova*, Steve F.A. Acquah*, Maria P. Sokolova, Maria E. Dmitrenko, Alexander M. Toikka, Journal of Membrane Science 2015, 491, 22-27

 

A Synergistic Approach to Light-Free Catalysis Using Zinc Oxide Embedded Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Paper

Yulai Gao, b, Shengjuan Li, d, Bingge Zhao, Qijie Zhaia, Adrian Litab, Naresh S. Dalalb, Harold W. Krotob, Steve F. A. Acquah* Carbon 2014, 77, 705-709

 

Improved sensitivity for Pd nanoparticle embedded MWCNT paper for gas sensors

Yulai Gao a, b,, Qingguo Bai , Bingge Zhao , Qijie Zhai , Adrian Lita , Naresh S. Dalal , Harold W. Kroto , Steve F. A. Acquah , (SUB)

 

Optical Properties of Multi Wall Carbon Naotubes Mat (Buckypaper)

Wasan R. Saleh*, Abdulla M. Suhail, Ghuson H. Mohamed, Rajaa H. Mutlk, S.F.A. Acquah* (Draft)

 

Transport Properties of Cross-Linked Fullerenol-PVA Membranes

Penkova A.*; Acquah S.*; Dmitrenko M.; Chen B.; Semenov K.; Kroto H. Carbon, 2014, 76, 446-450

 

Low Melting Point Nanocrystalline Sn-Ag Solder Synthesized by a Refined Chemical Reduction Method

Zhai Q, Gao Y.*, Acquah S. F. A.*

Chinese Science Bulletin 2014 (Accepted)

 

1D Nanomaterials 2013

Steve F. A. Acquah*, Renzhi Ma, Raymond L. D. Whitby, Yanqiu Zhu

Journal of Nanomaterials, 2014, 2 Pages

 

Carbon nanotubes on a spider silk scaffold

Stevens E.*, Saleh W. R., Lebedev V, Acquah S. F. A, Laukhin V., Brooks J. S., Nature Communications, 2013, 4, 8 pages

 

 

Piezoelectric Enhanced Cross-Linked Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Paper

Gao Y; Zhai Q; Barrett R;  Dalal N. S; Kroto H. W.; Acquah S. F. A*

Carbon 2013, 64, 544-547

 

Investigating the formation process of Sn-based lead-free nanoparticles with a chemical reduction method

Zhang W, Zhao B, Zou C, Zhai Q, Gao Y.*, Acquah S. F. A.*, Journal of Nanomaterials, 2013, 9 Pages.

 

1D Nanomaterials 2012

Zhu, Y.*; Whitby, R.L.D.; Ma, R.; Acquah, S.F.A, Journal of Nanomaterials, 2012, 2 Pages

 

A flexible cross-linked multi-walled carbon nanotube paper for sensing hydrogen

Ventura D.N., Li S., Baker C. A., Breshike C. J., Spann A. L., Strouse G. F., Kroto H. W, Acquah S.F.A.*, Carbon, 2012, 50, (7), 2672–2674

 

On Paper the Future is Rosy

Acquah S.F.A.*; Ventura D.N; Kroto H.W. Chemistry & Industry, 2011, 75, (22), 22-24

 (Research Highlight)

  

1D Nanomaterials 2011

Zhu, Y.*; Whitby, R.L.D.; Ma, R.; Acquah, S.F.A, Journal of Nanomaterials, 2011, 2 Pages

 

1D Nanomaterials 2010

Zhu, Y.*; Whitby, R.L.D.; Ma, R.; Acquah, S.F.A Journal of Nanomaterials, 2010, 3 Pages

 

Assembly of cross-linked multi-walled carbon nanotube mats

Ventura, D.N.; Stone, R. A.; Chen, K. S.; Hariri, H. H.; Riddle, K. A.; Fellers, T. J.; Yun, C. S.; Strouse, G. F.; Kroto, H. W.*; Acquah, S. F. A.* Carbon, 2010, 48, (4), 987-994.

 

Direct confirmation that carbon nanotubes still react covalently after removal of acid-oxidative lattice fragments

Wang, Z.; Korobeinyk, A.; Whitby, R. L. D.*; Meikle, S. T.; Mikhalovsky, S. V.; Acquah, S.F.A.; Kroto, H. W. Carbon, 2010, 48, (3), 916-918

 

Black Paper (Paper Thin Carbon)

Acquah, S.F.A*; Ventura, D.N; Kroto, H. W. Education in Chemistry [RSC], 2010, 47, (4), 107-109

(Front Cover Special)

 

Poking the nano world with nano fibres (Short Article)

Acquah, S.F.A. RMS Proceedings, 2005

 

Polar assembly in a designed protein fiber

Smith, A. M.; Acquah, S. F. A.; Bone, N.; Kroto, H. W.; Ryadnov, M. G.; Stevens, M. S. P.; Walton, D. R. M.; Woolfson, D. N.* Angewandte Chemie-International Edition,  2005, 44, 325-328.

 

Polyurea-functionalized multiwalled carbon nanotubes: Synthesis, morphology, and Raman spectroscopy

Gao, C.*; Jin, Y. Z.; Kong, H.; Whitby, R. L. D.; Acquah, S. F. A.; Chen, G. Y.; Qian, H. H.; Hartschuh, A.; Silva, S. R. P.; Henley, S.; Fearon, P.; Kroto, H. W.; Walton, D. R. M. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2005, 109, 11925-11932.

 

Large-scale synthesis and characterization of carbon spheres prepared by direct pyrolysis of hydrocarbons

Jin, Y. Z.; Gao, C.; Hsu, W. K.; Zhu, Y. Q.; Huczko, A.; Bystrzejewski, M.; Roe, M.; Lee, C. Y.; Acquah, S.; Kroto, H.; Walton, D. R. M. Carbon, 2005, 43, (9), 1944-1953.

 

 

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