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Andrew Rinzler



PhD University of Connecticut (1991)

Condensed Matter Sciences


Office: 2251 NPB

Lab: B-150 NPB

Research Group

Condensed Matter Experiment / MAG Lab – Center for Condensed Matter Sciences (CCMS)

Research Interest

Exploitation of nanoscale materials for scientific and technological gain, particularly with respect to electronic and optical properties.

Selected Publications

Field-Effect Photovoltaics: Gate Enhancement of the Power Conversion Efficiency in a Nanotube/Silicon-Nanowire Solar Cell, M. K. Petterson, M. G. Lemaitre, Y. Shen, P. Wadhwa, J. Hou, S. V. Vasilyeva, I. I. Kravchenko, A. G. Rinzler, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 7, 21182 (2015).

Extraordinary Hydrogen Evolution and Oxidation Reaction Activity from Carbon Nanotubes, R.K. Das, Y. Wang, S.V. Vasilyeva, E.P. Donoghue, G. Kamenov, H.-P. Cheng, A.G. Rinzler, ACS Nano 8, 8447-8456 (2014).

N-channel carbon nanotube enabled vertical field effect transistors with solution deposited ZnO nanoparticle based channel layers, P.-H. Wang, B. Liu, Y. Shen, Y. Zheng, M. A. McCarthy, P. Holloway, Andrew G. Rinzler, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 173514 (2012).

All the Dope on Nanotube Films, Invited ACS Nano Perspective:, A. G. Rinzler, E. P. Donoghue, ACS Nano 5, 3425–3427 (2011).

Low-Voltage, Low-Power, Organic Light-Emitting Transistors for Active Matrix Displays, M. A. McCarthy, B. Liu, E. P. Donoghue, I. Kravchenko, D. Y. Kim, F. So, A. G. Rinzler, Science 332, 570 (2011).

Electrolyte-Induced Inversion Layer Schottky Junction Solar Cells, Pooja Wadhwa, Gyungseon Seol, Maureen K. Petterson, Jing Guo, and Andrew G. Rinzler, Nano Lett. 11, 2419–2423 (2011).

Reorientation of the High Mobility Plane in Pentacene-Based Carbon Nanotube Enabled Vertical Field Effect Transistors, Mitchell A. McCarthy, Bo Liu, Ramesh Jayaraman, Stephen M. Gilbert, Do Young Kim, Franky So, and Andrew G. Rinzler, ACS Nano, 5, pp 291–298, (2011).

Electronic Junction Control in a Nanotube-Semiconductor Schottky Junction Solar Cell, Pooja Wadhwa, Bo Liu, Mitchell A. McCarthy, Zhuangchun Wu, Andrew G. Rinzler, Nano Lett. 10, DOI: 10.1021/nl103128a (2010).

Non-Volatile Organic Memory Elements Based on Carbon Nanotube-Enabled Vertical Field-Effect Transistors, Bo Liu, Mitchell A. McCarthy, Andrew G. Rinzler, Adv. Func. Mat., 20, 3440–3445 (2010).

High Current, Low Voltage Carbon Nanotube Enabled Vertical Organic Field Effect Transistors, Mitchell A. McCarthy, Bo Liu, Andrew G. Rinzler, Nano Lett. 10, 3467–3472 (2010).

Engineered Macroporosity in Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Films, R.K. Das, B. Liu, J.R. Reynolds, A. G. Rinzler, Nano Letters 9(2), 677-683 (2009).

Nanotube-Enabled Vertical, Organic Field-Effect and Light-Emitting Transistors, B. Liu, M. McCarthy, Y. Yoon, D. Kim, Z. Wu, F. So, P. H. Holloway, J. R. Reynolds, J. Guo, A. G. Rinzler, Advanced Materials 20(19), 3605-3609 (2008).

Low band gap EDOT–benzobis(thiadiazole) hybrid polymer characterized on near-IR transmissive single walled carbon nanotube electrodes, T. T. Steckler, K. A. Abboud, M. Craps, A. G. Rinzler, J. R. Reynolds, Chemical Communications 4904 (2007).

Integrated Logic Circuit Assembled on a Single Carbon Nanotube, Z. Chen, J. Appenzeller, Y-M Lin, J. Sippel-Oakley, A. G. Rinzler, J. Tang, S. J. Wind, P. M. Solomon, P. Avouris, Science 311, 1735 (2006).

Carbon Nanotube films for Room Temperature Hydrogen Sensing, J. Sippel-Oakley, H. T. Wang, B. S. Kang, Z-C Wu, F. Ren, A. G. Rinzler, S. J. Pearton, Nanotechnology 16, 2218 (2005).

Transparent, Conductive Nanotube Films, Z. Wu, Z. Chen, X. Du, J. M. Logan, J. Sippel, M. Nikolou, K. Kamaras, J. R. Reynolds, D. B. Tanner, A. F. Hebard, A. G. Rinzler, Science 305, 1273 (2004).

Metallic/Semiconducting Nanotube Separation and Ultra-thin, Transparent Nanotube Films, Z. Chen, Z. C. Wu, J. Sippel and A. G. Rinzler, Proceedings of the XVIII Winterschool on the Electronic Properties of Novel Electronic Materials, American Institute of Physics, NY 2004.

Single wall carbon nanotubes for p-type Ohmic contacts to GaN light-emitting diodes, K. Lee, Z. Wu, Z. Chen, F. Ren, S. J. Pearton, A. G. Rinzler, Nano Lett. 4, 911 (2004)

Purification and Separation of Carbon Nanotubes, R. C. Haddon, J. Sippel, A. G. Rinzler, F. Papadimitrakopoulos, Materials Research Society Bulletin 29, 252 (2004).

Enhanced functionality of nanotube atomic force microscopy tips by polymer coating, A. Patil, J. Sippel, G. W. Martin, A. G. Rinzler, Nano Letters, 4 303 (2004)

Bulk Separative Enrichment in Metallic or Semiconducting Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes, Z. Chen, X. Du, M-H. Du, C. D. Rancken, H-P. Cheng, A. G. Rinzler, Nano Letters 3 1245 (2003).

Length sorting cut single wall carbon nanotubes by high performance liquid chromatograph.y, E. Farkas, M. E. Anderson, Z. Chen, A.G. Rinzler, Chemical Physics Letters 363, 111-116 (2002).

Two-photon excitation spectroscopy of Cr3+: K2NaScF6 elpasolite: I. Experimental aspects, G.R. Wein, D.S. Hamilton, U. Sliwczuk, A.G. Rinzler, R.H. Bartram, Journal of Physics, Condensed Matter, 13, 2363 (2001).

Polarized Reflectance and Absorption Spectroscopy of Aligned Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes, J. Hwang,a H. H. Gommans, A. Ugawa, H. Tashiro R. Haggenmueller, K. I. Winey, J. E. Fischer, D. B. Tanner, and A. G. Rinzler, Phys. Rev. B 62, R13310 (2000).