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

Journal Papers

(2014)  Fern, GR. , Silver, J. , Coe-Sullivan, S.  and Steckel, JS. , Red quantum dots under the electron microscope, Digest of Technical Papers - SID International Symposium 45 (1)  : 59- 62

(2013)  Yan, X. , Fern, GR. , Withnall, R.  and Silver, J. , Effects of the host lattice and doping concentration on the colour of Tb3+ cation emission in Y2O2S:Tb3+ and Gd2O2S:Tb3+ nanometer sized phosphor particles, Nanoscale 5 (18)  : 8640- 8646

(2012)  Withnall, R. , Fern, G. , Yan, X.  and Silver, J. , Contrasting behaviour of the co-activators in the luminescence spectra of Y2O2S:Tb3+,Er3+ nanometre sized particles under UV and red light excitation, Nanoscale

(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

(2011)  Withnall, R. , Silver, J. , Ireland, TG. , Zhang, S.  and Fern, G. , Achieving structured colour in inorganic systems: Learning from the natural world, Optics & Laser Technology 43 (2)  : 401- 409

(2011)  Paul, S. , Paul, D. , Fern, G.  and Ray, AK. , Surface plasmon resonance imaging detection of silver nanoparticle-tagged immunoglobulin, Journal of the Royal Society Interface 8 (61)  : 1204- 1211 Download publication

(2009)  Fern, G. , Ireland, T. , Silver, J. , Withnall, R. , et al. , 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. , et al. , 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. , et al. , 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. , et al. , 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. , et al. , 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. , et al. , 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. , et al. , Physicochemical properties of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-4-vinylpyridine) cationic polyelectrolyte colloidal microgels, Langmuir 19 (3)  : 585- 590 Download publication

(2003)  Withnall, R. , Martinez-Rubio, MI. , Fern, GR. , Ireland, TG.  and Silver, J. , Photonic phosphors based on cubic Y2O3: Tb3+ infilled into a synthetic opal lattice, Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics 5 (4)  : S81- S85

(2003)  Pinkrah, VT. , Snowden, MJ. , Mitchell, JC. , Seidel, J. , et al. , Physicochemical properties of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-4-vinylpyridine) cationic polyelectrolyte colloidal microgels, Langmuir 19 (3)  : 585- 590

(2003)  Silver, J. , Martinez-Rubio, MI. , Ireland, TG. , Fern, GR.  and Withnall, R. , Yttrium oxide upconverting phosphors. Part 4: Upconversion luminescent emission from thulium-doped yttrium oxide under 632.8-nm light excitation, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 107 (7)  : 1548- 1553 Download publication

(2002)  Anandan, S. , Silver, J. , Fern, GR. , Titler, PJ.  and McCammon, CS. , A high pressure Mossbauer spectroscopy study on 57Fe(III)[OEP]Cl, Hyperfine Interactions 5 261- 264

(2002)  Martinez-Rubio, MI. , Ireland, TG. , Fern, GR. , Silver, J.  and Snowden, MJ. , A synthetic method for the production of a range of particle sizes for Y2O3: Eu phosphors using a copolymer microgel of NIPAM and AMPS, Journal of The Electrochemical Society 149 (2)  : H53- H58

(2002)  Cornelius, VJ. , Titler, PJ. , Fern, GR. , Miller, JR. , et al. , An interesting spin-state transition for [Fe(PPIX)OH] induced by high pressure in a diamond anvil cell, Hyperfine Interactions 144-145 (1-4)  : 359- 363

(2002)  Withnall, R. , Ireland, TG. , Martinez-Rubio, MI. , Fern, GR.  and Silver, J. , Rare-earth element anti-Stokes emission from three inverse photonic lattices, Journal of Modern Optics 49 (5-6)  : 965- 976

(2002)  Sosa-Sanchez, JL. , Galindo, A. , Gnecco, D. , Bernes, S. , et al. , Synthesis and characterization of a new (phthalocyaninato)bis(carboxylate) silicon(IV) compound with increased solubility, Journal of Porphyrins & Phthalocyanines 6 (3)  : 198- 202 Download publication

(2001)  Silver, J. , Fern, GR. , Miller, JR. , Slade, E. , et al. , Electrostatic field effects manifested in ferrocenyl metal complexes and the crystal structure of [Fe(η5-C5H5)(η5-C5H4CHNNHC5H4N]·HCl, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 637 311- 317

(2001)  Martinez-Rubio, MI. , Ireland, TG. , Fern, G. , Silver, J.  and Snowden, MJ. , A new application for microgels: Novel method for the synthesis of spherical particles of the Y2O3: Eu phosphor using a copolymer microgel of NIPAM and acrylic acid, Langmuir 17 (22)  : 7145- 7149 Download publication

(2001)  Silver, J. , Frampton, CS. , Fern, GR. , Davies, DA. , et al. , Novel seven coordination geometry of Sn(IV): crystal structures of phthalocyaninato bis(undecylcarboxylato)Sn(IV), its Si(IV) analogue, and phthalocyaninato bis(chloro)silicon(IV). The electrochemistry of the Si(IV) analogue and related compounds, Inorganic Chemistry 40 (21)  : 5434- 5439 Download publication

(2001)  Silver, J. , Martinez-Rubio, MI. , Ireland, TG. , Fern, GR.  and Withnall, R. , The effect of particle morphology and crystallite size on the upconversion luminescence properties of erbium and ytterbium co-doped yttrium oxide phosphors, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 105 (5)  : 948- 953 Download publication

(2001)  Newport, A. , Fern, GR. , Ireland, T. , Withnall, R. , et al. , Up-conversion emission phosphors based on doped silica glass ceramics prepared by sol-gel methods: control of silica glass ceramics containing anatase and rutile crystallites, Journal of Materials Chemistry 11 (5)  : 1447- 1451

(2001)  Silver, J. , Martinez-Rubio, MI. , Ireland, TG. , Fern, GR.  and Withnall, R. , Yttrium oxide upconverting phosphors. 3. Upconversion luminescent emission from europium-doped yttrium oxide under 632.8 nm light excitation, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 105 (38)  : 9107- 9112 Download publication

Conference Papers

(2007)  Silver, J. , Withnall, R. , Fern, GR. , Marsh, PJ. , et al. , The fabrication of miniaturized electrode circuitry by offset lithographic printing for novel electroluminescent displays, Asia Display 2007 International Conference (AD'07)

(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. , Fern, GR. , Marsh, PJ. , et al. , 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. , et al. , 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)  Silver, J. , Withnall, R. , Staple, A. , Lipman, A. , et al. , Development of printable phosphor inks for high definition displays, SID International Symposium 2006 Download publication

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

(2006)  Withnall, R. , Silver, J. , Fern, GR. , Salimian, A. , et al. , 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

(2005)  Silver, J. , Withnall, R. , Marsh, PJ. , Lipman, A. , et al. , 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. , et al. , 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. , et al. , 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. , et al. , 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

(2005)  Silver, J. , Withnall, R. , Rose, J. , Wilstead, N. , et al. , Broad-band green phosphor screens as a light source for head up displays in moving platforms, SPIE

(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

(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)  Withnall, R. , Ireland, TG. , Fern, G. , Wray, D.  and Silver, J. , Cathodoluminescence-properties of 3-dimensional nano-structured inverse and infilled photonic band gap y2O3 phosphors, Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing International Conference

(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)  Cornelius, VJ. , Fern, GR. , Miller, JR. , Silver, J. , et al. , Iron protoporphyrin IX hydroxide-A high pressure Mossbauer spectroscopic study, 44th meeting The Royal Society of Chemistry Mossbauer Discussion Group

(2003)  Silver, J. , Ireland, TG. , Fern, GR.  and Withnall, R. , New implications for control of the dopant level in cubic Y2O3:Eu3+ phosphors from Mossbauer spectroscopic data, 44th Meeting RSC Mossbauer Discussion Group

(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

(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

(2003)  Withnall, R. , Martinez-Rubio, MI. , Marsh, PJ. , Ireland, TG. , et al. , Phosphor based photonic crystals in enhanced light emission applications in photoluminescence and cathodoluminescence and uses in acive memory devices, Phosphor Global Summit 2003

(2003)  Silver, J. , Barett, E. , Marsh, PJ. , Ireland, TG. , et al. , Small, spherical phosphor particles for photoluminescence applications, Phosphor Global Summit 2003

(2003)  Cornelius, VJ. , Snowden, MJ. , Silver, J.  and Fern, GR. , Mimicking blood using synthetic colloidal microgels, SET for Britain

(2002)  Silver, J. , Galliano, RI. , Fern, GR. , Ireland TG.  and Withnall, R. , Aqueous/gas mehod for tailoring particle morphologyof phosphor materials which can be applied to to a range of oxide and carbonate, RSC Materials Chemistry Technology Seminar

(2002)  Withnall, R. , Martinez-Rubio, MI. , Ireland, TG. , Fern, GR.  and Silver, J. , Engineering photonic crystals, RSC Materials Chemistry Technology Seminar

(2002)  Silver, J. , Galliano, RI. , Fern, GR. , Ireland, TG.  and Withnall, R. , Aqueous/gas method for tailoring particle morphology of ternary oxides and carbonate materials, RSC Particle Technology Seminar

(2002)  Withnall, R. , Martinez-Rubio, MI. , Ireland, TG. , Fern, GR.  and Silver, J. , Photonic crystals prepared from nanoparticles, RSC Particle Technology Seminar

(2002)  Silver, J. , Withnall, R. , Martinez-Rubio, MI. , Fern, GR.  and Silver, J. , New photonic phosphors, Photon 02

(2002)  Silver, J. , Withnall, R. , Martinez-Rubio, MI. , Ireland, TG.  and Fern, GR. , Photonic crystals for display applications, SID International Symposium Download publication

(2002)  Cornelius, VJ. , Titler, PJ. , Fern, GR. , Miller, JR. , et al. , An interesting spin-state transition for [Fe(PPIX)OH] induced by high pressure in a diamond anvil cell, 5th Seeheim Workshop on Mossbauer Spectroscopy, Hyperfine Interactions (144)  : 359- 363

(2002)  Anandan, S. , Silver, J. , Fern, GR. , Titler, PJ.  and McCammon, CA. , A high pressure wissbauer spectroscopy study of [(FeOEPCl)-Fe-57], , Hyperfine Interactions (5)  : 261- 264

(2002)  Silver, J. , Galliano, RI. , Fern, GR. , Ireland, TG.  and Withnall, R. , A novel synthesis of Y2O3 phosphor using carbon dioxide and ammonia for high definition CRT and FED applications, SID International Symposium Download publication

(2002)  Silver, J. , Martinez-Rubio, MI. , Gebretansae, S. , Fern, GR.  and Snowden, MJ. , P51: A novel synthetic method for the controlled production of particle desired size for Y2O3:Eu phosphor using copolymer microgels of NIPAM, SID International Symposium Download publication

(2001)  Silver, J. , Ananadan, S. , Davies, DA. , Fern, GR. , et al. , High pressure Mossbauer spectroscopic studies of molecular solids. The importance of 'free' space in molecular lattices, 26th International Conference on the Applications of the Mossbauer Effect, Hyperfine Interactions (141)  : 109- 117

(2001)  Silver, J. , Martinez-Rubio, MI. , Ireland, TG.  and Withnall, R. , Luminescent properties of rare earth-doped photonic crystals, Quantum Electronics and Photonics 15

(2001)  Silver, J. , Marsh, PJ. , Withnall, R.  and Fern, GR. , Efficient upconversion luminescence from YNbO4:Er3+, 1st International Conference on the Science and Technology of Emissive Displays and Lighting

(2001)  Martinez-Rubio, MI. , Ireland, T. , Fern, GR. , silver, J.  and Withnall, R. , Rare-earth doped photonic crystals, 1st International Conference on the Science and Technology of Emissive Displays and Lighting

(2006)  Silver, J. , Withnall, R. , Staple, A. , Lipman, A. , et al. , 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. , et al. , 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. , Marsh, PJ. , Lipman, A. , et al. , 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

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