Publications (link to google scholar):

  1. 1)“Unbalanced Hole and Electron Diffusion in Lead Halide Perovskites” Elbaz, G.A.; Straus, D.B.; Semonin, O.E.; Hull, T. D.; Paley, D.W.; Kim, P.; Owen, J.S.; Kagan, C.R.; Roy, X. Submitted

  2. 2)Tight Binding of Carboxylate, Phosphonate, and Carbamate Anions to Stoichiometric CdSe Nanocrystals” Chen, P.E.; Norman, Z.M.; Anderson, N.C.; Owen, J.S.; J. Am. Chem. Soc., ASAP.

  3. 3)“A Tunable Library of Selenourea Precursors to PbSe Nanocrystals with Size Distributions Near that Homogeneous Limit” Campos, M.; Hendricks, M.P.; Beecher, A.N.; Walravens, W.; Swain, R.A.; Cleveland, G. T.; Hens, Z.; Sfeir, M.Y.; Owen, J.S.; J. Am. Chem. Soc. ASAP.

  4. 4)“On the Origins of Surface Traps in Colloidal II-VI Semiconductor Nanocrystals” Houtepen, A.J.; Hens, Z.; Owen, J.S.; Infante, I.; Chem. Mater. ASAP.

  5. 5)"Targeted Intracellular Voltage Recordings From Dendritic Spines Using Quantum-Dot Coated Nanopipettes" Jayant, K.;Hirtz, J.J.; Jen-La Plante, I.; Tsai, D.M.; De Boer, W.D.A.M.; Semonche, A.; Peterka, D.S.; Owen, J.S.; Sahin, O.; Shepard, K.L.; Yuste, R.; Nat. Nano, In Press.

  6. 6)“The Transition From Molecular Vibrations to Phonons in Atomically Precise Cadmium Selenide Quantum Dots” Beecher, A.N.; Dziatko, R.A.; Steigerwald, M.L.; Owen, J.S.; Crowther, A.C.; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138(51), 16754-16763.

  7. 7)“Direct Observation of Dynamic Symmetry Breaking above Room Temperature in Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite” Beecher, A.N.; Semonin, O.E.; Skelton, J.M.; Frost, J.M.; Terban, M.W.; Zhai, H.; Alatas, A.; Owen, J. S.; Walsh, A.; Billinge, S.J.; ACS Energy Lett. 2016, 1(4), 880-887.

  8. 8)“Limits of Carrier Diffusion in n-Type and p-Type CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Single Crystals” Semonin, O.E.; Elbaz, G.A.; Straus, D.B. Hull, T.B.; Paley, D.; Van der Zande, A. M.; Hone, J.; Kymissis, I.; Kagan, C.R.; Roy, X., Owen, J.S.; J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2016, 7(17), 3510- 3518.

  9. 9)“Modulation of Nitrogen Vacancy Charge State and Fluorescence in Nanodiamonds Using Electrochemical Potential.” S Karaveli, O Gaathon, A Wolcott, R Sakakihara, O Shemesh, DS Peterka, ES Boyden, JS Owen, R Yuste, D Englund, PNAS, 2016, 113(15), 3938-3943.

  10. 10)“Synthesis, Structure and Reactivity of [TM-tBu]ZnH, a Monomeric Terminal Zinc Hydride Compound in a Sulfur-Rich Coordination Environment: Access To a Heterobimetallic Compound.” Krieder-Mueller, A.; Quinlavin, P.J.; Rauch, M.; Owen, J.S.; Parkin, G.; Chem. Comm., 2016, 52, 2358-2361. 

  11. 11)“Synthesis and Surface Chemistry of Cadmium Carboxylate Passivated Cadmium Telluride Nanocrystals from Cadmium bis(Phenyltellurolate)” Campos, M.P.; Owen, J.S., Chem. Mater. 2016, 28(1), 227-233.

  12. 12)“The Effect of Surface Stoichiometry on the Blinking and Hole Trapping Dynamics in CdSe Nanocrystals” Busby, E.; Anderson, N.C.; Owen, J.S.; Sfeir, M.E J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119(49), 27797-27803.

  13. 13)“Infrared Spectroscopic Study of Vibrational Modes in Methylammonium Lead Halide Perovskites” Galser, T.; Müller, C.; Sender, M.; Kerkler, C.; Semonin, O.E.; Hull, T.D.; Yaffer, O.; Owen, J.S.; Kowalsky, W.; Pucci, A.; Lovrinčić, R. J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2015, 6(15), 2913-2918.

  14. 14)“Exchange of Alkyl and Tris(2-mercapto-1-t-butylimdazolyl)hydroborato Ligands Between Zinc, Cadmium, and Mercury” Krieder-Mueller, A.; Quinlivan, P.J.; Rong, Y.; Owen, J.S.; Parkin, G.; J. Organometallic Chem., 2015, 792, 177-183.

  15. 15)“Excitons in Ultrathin Organic-Inorganic Perovskite Crystals.” O Yaffe, A Chernikov, ZM Norman, A Velaunthapillai, A van der Zander, JS Owen, TF Heinz, Phys. Rev. B, 2015, 92, 045414.

  16. 16)“A Tunable Library of Substituted Thiourea Precursors to Metal Sulfide Nanocrystals.” MP Hendricks, MP Campos, G Cleveland, I Jen-La Plante, JS Owen, Science, 2015, 348(6240), 1226-1230.

  17. 17)“Synthesis and Structures of Cadmium Carboxylate and Thiocarboxylate Compounds with a Sulfur-Rich Coordination Environment: Carboxylate Exchange Kinetics Involving Tris(2-mercapto-1-t-butylimidazolyl)hydroborato Cadmium Complexes, [TM-R]Cd(O2CR)” Krieder-Mueller, A.; Quinlavin, P.; Rong, Y.; Owen, J.S.; Parking, G.; Inorg. Chem., 2015, 54(8), 3835-3850.

  18. 18)“The Coordination Chemistry of Semiconductor Nanocrystals.” Owen, J. S.; Science, 2015, 347(622), 615-616. 

  19. 19)“Trap States in Lead Iodide Perovskites”. Wu, X.; Trinh, M. T.; Niesner, D.; Zhu, H.; Noman, Z.; Owen, J.S.; Yaffe, O.; Kudisch, B. J.; Zhu, X.-Y.; J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 2089-2096.

  20. 20)“Surface Structure of Aerobically Oxidized Diamond Nanocrystals.” Wolcott, A.; Schiros, T.; Trusheim, M.E.; Chen, E.H.; Nordlund, D.; Diaz, R.E.; Gaathon, O.; Englund, D.; Owen, J.S.; J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118, 26695-26702.

  21. 21)“Atomic Structures and Gram Scale Synthesis of Three Tetrahedral Quantum Dots.” Beecher, A.N.; Xiaohao, Y.; Palmer, J.H.; LaGrassa, A.; Juhas, P.; Billinge, S.J.; Owen, J.S.; J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 135, 10645-10653. 

  22. 22)“Electrical Transport and Grain Growth in Chloride-Terminated Cadmium Selenide Nanocrystal Thin Films.” Norman, Z.M.; Anderson, N.C.; Owen, J.S.; ACS Nano, 2014, 8, 7513-7521.

  23. 23)“Molecular structures of tris (2-mercapto-1-tert-butylimidazolyl) hydroborato and tris (2-mercapto-1-adamantylimidazolyl) hydroborato sodium complexes: analysis of [Tm R] ligand coordination modes and conformations.” Krieder-Mueller, A.; Rong, Y.; Owen, J.S.; Parkin, G.; Dalton Trans. 2014, 43, 10852-10865.

  24. 24)“Time Resolved Energy Transfer From Single Chloride Terminated Nanocrystals to Graphene.” Ajayi, O.A.; Anderson, N.C.; Cotlet, M.; Petrone, N.; Gu, T.; Wolcott, A.; Gesuele, F.; Hone, J.; Owen, J. S.; Wong, C. W.; Apl. Phys. Lett, 2014, 104(17), 171101.

  25. 25)Structure of Methylammonium Lead Iodide Within Mesoporous Titanium Dioxide: Active Material in High Performance Perovskite Solar Cells.” Choi, J.J.; Yang, X.; Norman, Z.; Billinge, S.; Owen, J.S.; Nano Lett. 2014, 14, 127-133.

  26. 26)“A Hot Electron-Hole Pair Breaks the Symmetry of a Semiconductor Quantum Dot.” Trinh, M.; Sfeir, M.; Choi. J.J.; Owen, J.S.; Zhu, X. Y.; Nano Lett. 2013, 13, 6091-6097.

  27. 27)“Ligand Exchange and the Stoichiometry of Metal-Chalcogenide Nanocrystals: Spectroscopic Observation of Facile Metal-Carboxylate Binding and Displacement.” Anderson, N.C.; Hendricks, M.P.; Choi. J.J.; Owen, J.S.; J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 18536-18548.

  28. 28)“Conversion Reactions of Metal Chalcogenide Nanocrystal Precursors” A review for Chemistry of Materials special issue: Synthetic and Mechanistic Advances in Nanocrystal Growth. Garcia-Rodriguez, R.; Hendricks, M.P.; Cossairt, B.C.; Liu, H.; Owen, J.S.; Chem. Mater., 2013, 25, 1233-1249.  

  29. 29)“Soluble, Chloride-terminated Cadmium Selenide Nanocrystals: Ligand Exchange Monitored by 1H and 31P NMR Spectroscopy.” Anderson, N.C.; Owen, J.S.; Chem. Mater., 2013, 25, 69-76.

  30. 30)“The Importance of Nanocrystal Precursor Conversion Kinetics: Mechanism of the Reaction Between Cadmium Carboxylate and Cadmium-bis-Dithiophosphinate” Hendricks, M.P.; Cossairt, B.C.; Owen, J.S.; ACS Nano, 2012, 6(11), 10054-10062. 

  31. 31)“Tuning the Surface Structure and Optical Properties of CdSe Clusters Using Coordination Chemistry” Cossairt, B.M.; Juhas, P.; Billinge, S.J.; Owen, J. S. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2011, 2, 3075-3080.

  32. 32)“CdSe clusters: At the Interface of Small Molecules and Quantum Dots” Cossairt, B.M.; Owen, J.S. Chem. Mater. 2011, 23(12), 3114-3119

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

  34. 34)“Precursor Conversion Kinetics and the Nucleation of Cadmium Selenide Nanocrystals” Owen, J.S.; Chan, E.M.; Liu, H.T.; Alivisatos, A.P. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132(51), 18206-18213.  

  35. 35)“Reproducible, High-Throughput Synthesis of Colloidal Nanocrystals for Optimization in Multidimensional Parameter Space” Chan, E.M.; Xu, C.; Mao, A.W.; Han, G.; Owen, J.S.; Cohen, B.E.; Milliron, D.J. Nano Lett., 2010, 10, 1874-1885. 

  36. 36)“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. 2008, 130, 12279-12281. 

  37. 37)“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. 2007, 129, 305-312. 

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

  39. 39)“N-(2-pyridyl)pyridin-2’-ylidene Complexes of Nickel, Palladium and Platinum” Piro, N.A.; Owen, J.S.; Bercaw, J.E. Polyhedron, 2004, 126, 8247-8255. 

  40. 40)“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. 2004, 126, 8247-8255. 

  41. 41)“Rapid Access to Diverse Arrays of Chiral 2,4-Diazaphospholanes” Landis, C.R.; Jin, W.C.; Owen, J.S. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2001, 40, 3432-3434. 


  1. 1)Hendricks, M.P.; Campos, M.P.; Cleveland, G.; Jen-LaPlante, I.; Hamachi, L.; Owen, J.S. 2016, Patent Application. “Methods of Producing Metal Sulfides, Metal Selenides, and Metal Sulfides/Selenides Having Controlled Architectures Using Kinetic Control”

  2. 2)MP Hendricks, MP Campos, JS Owen, 2014, Patent Application. “Use of Thioureas as Sulfur Precursors for Nanostructured Materials.”

  3. 3)Owen, J. S.; Alivisatos, A. P., Application Filed: US Patent PCT/US2009/051809. “Ligand Exchange at II-VI Nanocrystal Surfaces

  4. 4)Landis, C.R. Jin, W.; Owen, J. S.; Clark, T. P. 2003, WO Patent 03010174 A1.  “Preparation of Diazaphosphocycles and Their Corresponding Transition Metal Complexes as Allylic Alkylation Catalysis and Hydrogenation Catalysts”

  5. 5)Landis, C.R. Jin, W.; Owen, J. S.; Clark, T. P. 2003, US Patent 20030055254 A1.  “Diazaphosphocycles”