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PhD projects

Optical sensors Photocatalytic studies

1981 …2020

Research output per year

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Research Output

2015

Smart, Reusable labels for assessing self-cleaning films

Mills, A. & Wells, N., 2015, In : Chemical Communications. 51, p. 4161-4163, Impact Factor: 6.8 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Suspension plasma sprayed coatings using dilute hydrothermally produced titania feedstocks for photocatalytic applications

Robinson, B. W., Tighe, C. J., Gruar, R. I., Mills, A., Parkin, I. P., Tabecki, A. K., Lovelock, H. L. D. V. & Darr, J. A., 2015, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 3, 24, p. 12680-12689, Impact Factor: 7.4 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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13 Citations (Scopus)
260 Downloads (Pure)

The nitric oxide ISO photocatalytic reactor system: Measurement of NOx removal activity and capacity

Mills, A. & Elouali, S., 2015, In : Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry. 305, p. 29-36, Impact Factor: 2.5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

42 Citations (Scopus)

UV dosimetry for solar water disinfection (SODIS) carried out in different plastic bottles and bags

Lawrie, K., Mills, A., Figueredo-Fernandez, M., Gutierrez-Alfaro, S., Manzano, M. & Saladin, M., 2015, In : Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. 208, p. 608-615, Impact Factor: 4.1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Citations (Scopus)

Weathering tests of photocatalytic facade paints containing ZnO and TiO2.

Baudys, M., Krysa, J., Zlamal, M. & Mills, A., 2015, In : Chemical Engineering Journal. 261, p. 83-87, Impact Factor: 4.3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Citations (Scopus)
2014

Action Spectra of P25 TiO2 and a visible light absorbing, carbon-modified titania in the photocatalytic degradation of stearic acid

Quesada Cabrera, R., Mills, A. & O'Rourke, C., 2014, In : Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 150-151, p. 338-344, Impact Factor: 7.4 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

38 Citations (Scopus)

A simple and low-cost method for the preparation of self-supported TiO2-WO3 ceramic heterojunction wafers

Makwana, N. M., Quesada-Cabrera, R., Parkin, I. P., McMillan, P. F., Mills, A. & Darr, J. A., 2014, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2, p. 17602-17608, Impact Factor: 7.4 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

A smart ink for the assessment of low activity photocatalytic surfaces

Mills, A., O'Rourke, C. & Wells, N., 2014, In : Analyst. 139, p. 5409-5414, Impact Factor: 4.1 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Assessment of the Activity of Photocatalytic Paint Using a Simple Smart Ink Designed for High Activity Surfaces

Mills, A., O'Rourke, C., Lawrie, K. & Elouali, S., 2014, In : ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 6, p. 545-552, Impact Factor: 6.7 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)

Catalyst-Free Photoredox Addition-Cyclisations: Exploitation of Natural Synergy between Aryl Acetic Acids and Maleimide

Manley, D. W., Mills, A., O'Rourke, C., Slawin, A. M. Z. & Walton, J. C., 2014, In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 20, 18, p. 5492-5500, Impact Factor: 5.7 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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8 Citations (Scopus)
212 Downloads (Pure)

Correlation between ΔAbs, ΔRGB (red) and stearic acid destruction rates using commercial self-cleaning glass as the photocatalyst

Mills, A., Wells, N. & O'Rourke, C., 2014, In : Catalysis Today. 230, p. 245-249, Impact Factor: 3.9 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Citations (Scopus)

Novel titania sol-gel derived film for luminescence-based oxygen sensing.

Mills, A., Graham, A. & O'Rourke, C., 2014, In : Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. 190, p. 907-912, Impact Factor: 4.1 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

Photocatalytic activity indicator inks for the probing a wide range of surfaces

Mills, A., Hepburn, J., Hazafy, D., O'Rourke, C., Wells, N., Krysa, J., Baudys, M., Zlamal, M., Bartkova, H., Hill, C. E., Winn, K. R., Simonsen, M. E., Sogaard, E. G., Banerjee, S., Fagan, R. & Pillai, S. C., 2014, In : Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry. 290, p. 63-71, Impact Factor: 2.5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Citations (Scopus)

Photocatalytic organic synthesis in an NMR tube: CC coupling of phenoxyacetic acid and acrylamide

Mills, A. & O'Rourke, C., 2014, In : Catalysis Today. 230, p. 256-264, Impact Factor: 3.9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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15 Citations (Scopus)
194 Downloads (Pure)

Titania-Promoted Carboxylic Acid Alkylations of Alkenes and Cascade Addition-Cyclizations

Manley, D. W., McBurney, R. T., Miller, P., Walton, J. C., Mills, A. & O'Rourke, C., 2014, In : Journal of Organic Chemistry. 79, p. 1386-1398, Impact Factor: 4.7 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

41 Citations (Scopus)
2013

A Simple, Inexpensive Method for the Rapid Testing of the Photocatalytic Activity of Self-cleaning Surfaces

Mills, A., Hepburn, J., Hazafy, D., O'Rourke, C., Krysa, J., Baudys, M., Zlamal, M., Bartkova, H., Hill, C. E., Winn, K. R., Simonsen, M. E., Sogaard, E. G., Pillai, S. C., Leyland, N. S., Fagan, R., Neumann, F., Lampe, C. & Graumann, T., 2013, In : Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry. 272, p. 18-20, Impact Factor: 2.5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

39 Citations (Scopus)

Atmospheric pressure chemical vapour deposition of boron doped titanium dioxide for photocatalytic water reduction and oxidation

Carmichael, P., Hazafy, D., Bhachu, D. S., Mills, A., Darr, J. A. & Parkin, I. P., 2013, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics . 15, p. 16788-16794, Impact Factor: 4.5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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20 Citations (Scopus)
301 Downloads (Pure)

Extruded polymer films pigmented with a heterogeneousa ion-pair based lumophore for O2 sensing.

Mills, A. & Graham, A., 2013, In : Analyst. 138, p. 6488-6493, Impact Factor: 4.1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Simple inkjet-printed UV-activated oxygen indicator

Mills, A., Lawrie, K. & Hazafy, D., 2013, In : Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. 176, p. 1154-1159, Impact Factor: 4.1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Citations (Scopus)
2012

Adsorption and photocatalytic and photosensitised bleaching of acid orange 7 on multilayer mesoporous films of TiO2

Mills, A., O'Rourke, C., Kalousek, V. & Rathousky, J., 2012, In : Journal of Hazardous Materials. 211/212, p. 182-187, Impact Factor: 4.5 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

An O2 smart plastic film for packaging

Mills, A., Skinner, G., Bardin, J., Apedaile, A. & Lawrie, K., 2012, In : Analyst. 137, p. 106-112, Impact Factor: 4.1 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Citations (Scopus)

An overview of the methylene blue ISO test for assessing the activities of photocatalytic films

Mills, A., 2012, In : Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 128, p. 144-149, Impact Factor: 7.4 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

76 Citations (Scopus)

Overview of the current ISO tests for photocatalytic materials

Mills, A., Hill, C. & Robertson, P. K. J., 2012, In : Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry. 237, p. 7-23, Impact Factor: 2.5 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

156 Citations (Scopus)

Photoactivity assessment of TiO2 thin films using Acid Orange7 and 4-chlorophenol as model compounds. Part 1: Key Dependencies

Mills, A., Krysa, J., Pausova, S. & Zlamal, M., 2012, In : Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry. 250, p. 66-71, Impact Factor: 2.5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Photocatalytic oxidation of toluene in an NMR tube

Mills, A., 2012, In : Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry. 233, p. 34-39, Impact Factor: 2.5 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

UV-activated photocatalyst films and inks for cleaning tarnished metals

Mills, A. & Hazafy, D., 2012, In : Chemical Communications. 48, p. 525-527, Impact Factor: 6.8 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)
2011

Absorption and Destruction of Methylene Blue by Semiconductor Photocatalysis

Mills, A. & O'Rourke, C., 2011, In : Green. 1, p. 105-113, Impact Factor: 8.0 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Citations (Scopus)

A novel 'fizziness' indicator

Mills, A. & Skinner, G. A., 2011, In : Analyst. 136, p. 894-896, Impact Factor: 4.1 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

CO2 Indicator

Mills, A. & Skinner, G., May 2011, Patent No. WO 2011/141707 A1

Research output: Patent

Effect of alkali on methylene blue (CI Basic Blue 9) and other thiazine dyes

Mills, A., Hazafy, D., Parkinson, J., Tuttle, T. & Hutchings, M. G., 2011, In : Dyes and Pigments. 88, p. 149-155, Impact Factor: 4.0 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

62 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of glass substrate and deposition technique on the properties of sol gel TiO2 thin films

Mills, A. & Krysa, J., 2011, In : Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry. 222, p. 81-86, Impact Factor: 2.5 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Citations (Scopus)

Intelligent Pigments and Plastics; US Patent

Mills, A., 21 Apr 2011, Patent No. US 8790930 B2

Research output: Patent

NMR analysis of Nile Blue (C I Basic Blue 12) and Thionine (C I 52000) in solution

Hazafy, D., Salvia, M. V., Mills, A., Hutchings, M. G., Evstigneev, M. P. & Parkinson, J., 2011, In : Dyes and Pigments. 88, p. 315-325, Impact Factor: 4.0 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Novel photocatalyst-based colourimetric indicator for oxygen

Mills, A., Hazafy, D. & Lawrie, K., 2011, In : Catalysis Today. 161, p. 59-63, Impact Factor: 3.9 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)

Novel photocatalyst-based colourimetric indicator for oxygen: Use of a platinum catalyst for controlling response times

Mills, A. & Lawrie, K., 2011, In : SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL. 157, p. 600-605, Impact Factor: 4.1 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)

Predicting the UV-Vis spectra of oxazine dyes

Mills, A., Fleming, S. & Tuttle, T., 2011, In : Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry. 7, p. 4320441 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

38 Citations (Scopus)

Thin-film oxygen sensors using a luminescent polynuclear gold(I) complex

Mills, A., Tommons, C., Bailey, R. T., Crilly, P. & Telford, M. C., 2011, In : Analytica Chimica Acta. 702, p. 269-273, Impact Factor: 4.5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)
2010

A comprehensive aerosol spray method for the rapid photocatalytic grid area analysis of semiconductor photocatalyst thin films

Kafizas, A., Mills, A. & Parkin, I. P., 2010, In : Analytica Chimica Acta. 663, p. 69-76, Impact Factor: 4.5 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Citations (Scopus)
20 Citations (Scopus)

An Investigation into the Optimum Thickness of Titanium Dioxide Thin Films Synthesized by Using Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Vapour Deposition for Use in Photocatalytic Water Oxidation

Hyett, G., Darr, J. A., Mills, A. & Parkin, I. P., 2010, In : Chemistry-a European Journal. 16, p. 10546-10552, Impact Factor: 5.7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)

A novel reversible relative-humidity indicator ink based on methylene blue and urea

Mills, A., Grosshans, P. & Hazafy, D., 2010, In : Analyst. 135, p. 33-35, Impact Factor: 4.1 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

A simple, novel method for preparing an effective water oxidation catalyst

Mills, A., Duckmanton, P. A. & Reglinski, J., 2010, In : Chemical Communications. 46, p. 2397-2398, Impact Factor: 6.8 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Citations (Scopus)

Blue Bottle Light Experiments for Demonstrating Basic Kinetics Features of Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Photoinduced Redox Reactions

Mills, A., MacPhee, D. & Lawrie, K., 03 Mar 2010, In : Chemical Educator. 15, p. 150-154 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fizzyness Indicator: UK Patent, May 2010

Mills, A. & Skinner, G., May 2010, Patent No. UK 1007980.4, Priority date 01 May 2010

Research output: Patent

Intelligent Inks

Mills, A., 2010, Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology. Yam, K. L. (ed.). Wiley-Blackwell, p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Intelligent pigments and plastics for CO2 detection

Mills, A., Skinner, G. A. & Grosshans, P., 2010, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry. 20, p. 5008-5010, Impact Factor: 7.4 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Photocatalytic evolution of hydrogen and oxygen from ceramic wafers of commercial titanias

Elouali, S., Mills, A., Parkin, I. P., Bailey, E., McMillan, P. F. & Darr, J. A., 2010, In : Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry. 216, p. 110-114, Impact Factor: 2.5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)

Reactivity difference between protolytic forms of some macrocyclic chromium(III) complexes in ligand substitution and electron transfer processes

Katafias, A., Chatlas, J., Impert, O., Kita, P., Madej, E., Topolski, A., Wrzeszcz, G., Eriksen, J., Monsted, O. & Mills, A., 2010, In : Inorganica Chimica Acta. 363, p. 2346-2356, Impact Factor: 2.0 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)