Dr George Fern

Senior Lecturer (Wolfson Centre)

Room: H101
Brunel University London
Uxbridge
UB8 3PH
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1895 265628
Email: george.fern@brunel.ac.uk

Summary

Research and Teaching

Publications

Publications

Journal Papers

(2012) Salimian, A., Fern, GR., Withnall, R. and Silver, J., A novel method for the preparation of non-agglomerated nanometre sized particles of lanthanum phosphate phosphors utilising a high surface area support in the firing process, Journal of Materials Chemistry 22 (40) : 21529- 21532

(2009) Fern, G., Ireland, T., Silver, J., Withnall, R., Michette, A., Mcfaul, C. and Pfauntsch, S., Characterisation of Gd2O2S:Pr phosphor screens for water window X-ray detection, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 600 (2) : 434- 439

(2009) Withnall, R., Silver, J., Ireland, TG., Fern, GR. and Marsh, PJ., Structure and morphology of ACEL ZnS:Cu,Cl phosphor powder etched by hydrochloric acid, Journal of the Electrochemical Society 156 (11) : J326- J332 Download publication

(2008) Withnall, R., Silver, J., Fern, GR., Ireland, TG., Lipman, AL. and Patel, B., Experimental and theoretical luminous efficacies of phosphors used in combination with blue-emitting LEDs for lighting and backlighting, Journal of the Society for Information Display 16 (2) : 359- 366

(2008) Silver, J., Withnall, R., Ireland, TG., Fern, GR. and Zhang, S., Light-emitting nanocasts formed from bio-templates: FESEM and cathodoluminescent imaging studies of butterfly scale replicas, Nanotechnology 19 (9) : 095302

(2007) Silver, J., Withnall, R., Lipman, A., Ireland, TG. and Fern, GR., Low-voltage cathodoluminescent red emitting phosphors for field emission displays, Journal of Luminescence 122-123 562- 566

(2006) Mather, TA., McCabe, JR., Rai, VK., Thiemens, MH., Pyle, DM., Heaton, THE., Sloane, HJ. and Fern, GR., Oxygen and sulfur isotopic composition of volcanic sulfate aerosol at the point of emission, J Geophys Res-Atmos 111 (D18) : D18205

(2006) Mather, TA., McCabe, JR., Rai, VK., Thiemens, MH., Pyle, DM., Heaton, THE., Sloane, HJ. and Fern, GR., Oxygen and sulfur isotopic composition of volcanic sulfate aerosol at the point of emission, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 111 (18)

(2006) Withnall, R., Lipman, AL., Fern, GR., Rose, A. and Silver, J., Redox properties of a green emitting ZnGa2O4:Mn low voltage cathodoluminescent phosphor, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 17 (9) : 745- 753

(2006) Withnall, R., Silver, J., Wilstead, N., Ireland, TG., Fern, GR., Klein, D., Bishton, S. and Rhodes, B., Stimulation of visible luminescence by irradiation of a novel phosphor screen with an infrared beam, Optical Engineering 45 (2) : 024001

(2006) Mather, TA., McCabe, JR., Rai, VK., Thiemens, MH., Pyle, DM., Heaton, THE., Sloane, HJ. and Fern, GR., The oxygen and sulfur isotopic composition of volcanic aerosol at the point of emission, Journal of Geophys Res 111 (D18) : D18205

(2005) Fern, GR., Mather, TA. and Pyle, DM., Investigation of near-source basaltic glasses using Fe-57 Mossbauer spectroscopy, Hyperfine Interactions 166 (1-4) : 705- 708

(2005) Silver, J., Withnall, R., Ireland, TG. and Fern, G., Novel nano-structured phosphor materials cast from natural Morpho butterfly scales, Journal of Modern Optics 52 (7) : 999- 1007

(2005) Barrett, E., Fern, GR., Ray, B., Withnall, R. and Silver, J., UV photoluminescence from small particles of calcium cadmium sulfide solid solutions, Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics 7 (6) : S265- S269

(2004) Cornelius, VJ., Snowden, MJ., Silver, J. and Fern, GR., A study of the binding of the biologically important hematin molecule to a novel imidazole containing poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) microgel, Reactive and Functional Polymers 58 (3) : 165- 173

(2003) Pinkrah, VT., Snowden, MJ., Mitchell, JC., Seidel, J., Chowdhry, BZ. and Fern, GR., Physicochemical properties of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-4-vinylpyridine) cationic polyelectrolyte colloidal microgels, Langmuir 19 (3) : 585- 590 Download publication

Conference Papers

(2007) Silver, J., Withnall, R., Fern, GR., Marsh, PJ., Ireland, TG., Harris, PG., PSA, E., Southee, DJ., Hay, G., Harrison, DJ. and KFB, B., The fabrication of miniaturized electrode circuitry by offset lithographic printing for novel electroluminescent displays, Asia Display 2007 International Conference (AD'07)

(2006) Silver, J., Withnall, R., Fern, GR., Marsh, PJ., Ireland, TG. and Salimian, A., Correlating the ACEL performance of phosphor powders ZnS:Cu,X(X = Cl, Br) with their charge trap characteristics, 13th International Display Workshop (IDW'06)

(2006) Withnall, R., Silver, J., Fern, GR., Marsh, PJ., Evans, TG., Evans, PSA., Southee, DJ., Hay, GI., Harrison, DJ. and Breen, KFB., Fabrication of miniaturised electrode circuitry by conductive lithographic film printing for novel electroluminescent displays, 13th International Workshop on Inorganic and Organic Electroluminescence & 2006 International Conference on Science and Technology of Emissive Displays and Lighting

(2006) Withnall, R., Silver, J., Ireland, TG., Marsh, PJ. and Fern, GR., Probing charge traps in ACEL phosphor powders ZnS:Cu, X (X = Cl, Br, I) by means of thermoluminescence, 13th International Workshop on Inorganic and Organic Electroluminescence & 2006 International Conference on Science and Technology of Emissive Displays and Lighting

(2006) Silver, J., Withnall, R., Fern, GR., Ireland, TG. and Costa, P., Synthesis of nano-rods of ZnS:Cu, Cl ACEL phosphors via a novel sonication route, 13th International Workshop on Inorganic and Organic Electroluminescence & 2006 International Conference on Science and Technology of Emissive Displays and Lighting

(2006) Withnall, R., Silver, J., Fern, GR., Lipman, AL. and Rose, JA., Synthesis of small particle YAG:Ce phosphors for white LEDs, 13th International Workshop on Inorganic and Organic Electroluminescence & 2006 International Conference on Science and Technology of Emissive Displays and Lighting

(2006) Withnall, R., Silver, J., Fern, GR., Marsh, PJ., Ireland, T., Evans, PSA., Southee, DJ., Hay, GI., Harrison, DJ. and Breen, KFB., Low cost, flexible electroluminescent displays with a novel electrode architecture printed by offset lithography, SID International Symposium 2006 Download publication

(2006) Silver, J., Withnall, R., Marsh, PJ., Lipman, A., Ireland, T. and Fern, GR., P.122: high density packing of submicron spherical particles of the Y2O3:EU3+ phosphor for low voltage FPDs, SID International Symposium 2006 Download publication

(2005) Silver, J., Withnall, R., Marsh, PJ., Lipman, A., Vimalaranjithan, S. and Fern, GR., Cathodoluminescence studies on Y2SiO5 : Tb and Y2SiO5 : Ce phosphors prepared by sol gel synthesis and a high-efficiency green-emitting (Y,Gd)(2)O2S : Tb phosphor for FED applications, 25th International Display Research Conference (Eurodisplay 2005)

(2005) Silver, J., Withnall, R., Marsh, PJ., Lipman, A., Ireland, T. and Fern, GR., A new oxide/oxysulfide based phosphor triad and high-efficiency green-emitting (Y,Gd)2O2S: Tb phosphor for FED applications, Digest of Technical Papers - SID International Symposium Download publication

(2005) Withnall, R., Silver, J., Barrett, E., Fern, GR. and Ray, B., Wavelength tunable emission from II-VI phosphors excited by electron or UV light for display applications, Digest of Technical Papers - SID International Symposium 2006 Download publication

(2005) Silver, J., Withnall, R., Rose, J., Wilstead, N., Fern, G., Bishton, S., Klein, D., Rhodes, B., Barclay, C. and Whitmarsh, J., Broad-band green phosphor screens as a light source for head up displays in moving platforms, Opto-Ireland 2005 Conference, Opto-Ireland 2005: Optical Sensing and Spectroscopy (5826) : 537- 544

(2005) Withnall, R., Silver, J., Wilstead, N., Ireland, TG., Fern, GR., Klein, D., Bishton, S. and Rhodes, B., The use of a novel phosphor screen for visualising the infrared beam of a gas detector, Opto-Ireland 2005 Conference, Opto-Ireland 2005: Optical Sensing and Spectroscopy (5826) : 425- 436

(2004) Silver, J., Fern, GR., Withnall, R. and Lipman, AL., A novel synthetic process for producing small particle printable FED phosphors, Photonics Focus

(2004) Silver, J., Ireland, TG., Withnall, R., Fern, GR. and Sancho, D., Investigation of spherical particles of (Y2-(X+Y)Gdx)O3:Euy3+ (where x = 0.02 to 0.4, y = 0.04) and cubic Y2O3:Eu3+ for low voltage applications, Royal Society of Chemistry

(2003) Cornelius, VJ., Snowden, MJ. and Fern, GR., Study of the binding of the biologically important hematin molecule to a novel imidazole containing poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) microgel., 226th National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society, Abstracts of papers of the American Chemical Society (226) : U394- U394

(2003) Silver, J., Martinez-Rubio, MI., Ireland, TG., Fern, GR. and Withnall, R., Phosphor based photonic crystals for active memory devices and enhanced light emission, The Physics Congress 2003

(2007) Silver, J., Withnall, R., Fern, G. and Lipman, A., White light production from blue LEDs: the synthesis of small particle YAG : Ce type phosphors for solid state lighting, Asia Display 2007 International Conference (AD'07)

(2006) Silver, J., Withnall, R., Staple, A., Lipman, A., Ireland, T., Fern, GR., Harris, PG., English, RJ. and Heaton, JR., Development of printable phosphor inks for high definition displays, SID International Symposium 2006 Download publication

(2006) Withnall, R., Silver, J., Fern, GR., Salimian, A., Ireland, TG. and Marsh, PJ., An investigation into shifts in emission wavelengths of ZnS:Cu,Cl ACEL phosphor powders following annealing and low temperature quenching, 13th International Workshop on Inorganic and Organic Electroluminescence & 2006 International Conference on Science and Technology of Emissive Displays and Lighting

(2006) Silver, J., Withnall, R., Staple, A., Lipman, A., Ireland, T., Fern, GR., Harris, PG., English, RJ. and Heaton, JR., Development of printable phosphor inks for high definition displays, , Digest of Technical Papers - SID International Symposium (37) : 1275- 1278

(2006) Silver, J., Withnall, R., Marsh, PJ., Lipman, A., Ireland, T. and Fern, GR., High density packing of submicrometer spherical particles of the y 2O3: Eu3+ phosphor for low voltage FPDs, , Digest of Technical Papers - SID International Symposium (37) : 648- 651

(2005) Silver, J., Withnall, R., Rose, J., Wilstead, N., Fern, G., Bishton, S., Klein, D., Rhodes, B., Barclay, C. and Whitmarsh, J., Broad-band green phosphor screens as a light source for head up displays in moving platforms, SPIE

(2005) Silver, J., Withnall, R., Marsh, PJ., Lipman, A., Vimalaranjithan, S. and Fern, GR., P-3: Cathodoluminescence studies on Y2SiO5:Tb and Y2SiO5:Ce phosphors prepared by sol gel synthesis and a high-efficiency green-emitting (Y,Gd)2O2S:Tb phosphor for FED applications, , SID Conference Record of the International Display Research Conference (2005) : 222- 225

(2004) Silver, J., Lipman, AL., Fern, GR. and Withnall, R., A synthetic route to ZnGa2O4:Mn2+ phosphor utilizing oxalic acid for both facile synthesis and to aid in ensuring that Mn2+ is not oxidised during the firing process, SID International Symposium Download publication

(2003) Silver, J., Withnall, R., Martinez-Rubio, MI., Ireland, TG. and Fern, GR., The first cathodoluminescence spectra from photonic band gap phosphors for low voltage applications, SID International Symposium Download publication

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