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Jonathan S Owen

Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
3000 Broadway, MC 3121
New York, NY 10027

Phone: 212-851-5879


Owen Research Group
Selected Publications

Research Summary

The Owen group studies the inorganic chemistry of semiconductor and metal nanocrystals. We specialize in the kinetics and mechanisms of crystal formation as well as the structure and reactivity of colloidal crystal surfaces. These studies are aimed at describing the relationship between structure and electronic properties in nanocrystals and are leading to practical renewable energy technologies. We are particularly interested in solution-processed semiconductor films and catalysts that interconvert the energy in sunlight, electricity, and chemicals.


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Cossairt, B. M.; Owen, J. S. Chem. Mater. ASAP.  “CdSe clusters: At the Interface of Small Molecules and Quantum Dots”  

Clark, M. D.; Kumar, S. K.; Owen, J. S.; Chan, E. M.; Nano Letters, 2011, 11(5), 1976-1980.  “Focusing Nanocrystal Size Distributions via Production Control”

Owen, J. S.; Chan, E. M.; Liu, H. T.; Alivisatos, A. P. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010132(51), 18206-18213.  “Precursor Conversion Kinetics and the Nucleation of Cadmium Selenide Nanocrystals”   

Chan, E. M.; Xu, C.; Mao, A. W.; Han, G.; Owen, J. S.; Cohen, B. E.; Milliron, D. J. Nano Lett.201010, 1874-1885.  “Reproducible, High-Throughput Synthesis of Colloidal Nanocrystals for Optimization in Multidimensional Parameter Space” 

“Reaction Chemistry and Ligand Exchange at Cadmium Selenide Nanocrystal Surfaces,” Owen, J. S.; Park, J.; Trudeau, P.-E.; Alivisatos, A. P., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, 12279-12281 (2008)

“Mechanistic Study of Precursor Evolution in Colloidal Group II-VI Semiconductor Nanocrystal Synthesis,” Liu, H. T.; Owen, J. S.; Alivisatos, A. P. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 129, 305-312 (2007)

“Kinetics and Mechanism of Methane, Methanol and Dimethyl Ether C–H Activation with Electrophilic Platinum Complexes,” Owen, J. S.; Labinger, J. A.; Bercaw, J. E. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128, 2005-2016 (2006)

“Pyridinium-Derived N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of Platinum: Synthesis, Structure and Ligand Substitution Kinetics,” Owen, J. S.; Labinger, J. A.; Bercaw J. E. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126, 8247-8255 (2004)


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