Dr Christopher Hall | ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

Chris is a physicist/physical chemist specialising in ultrafast electronic and vibrational spectroscopy and has extensive experience characterising excited state interactions in semiconductor nanostructures, proteins and molecular systems.  Chris is primarily focusing on characterising fundamental exciton behaviour in the new materials developed in the Centre.

PhD Physics, Swinburne University of Technology (2011)
Hons Physics, Swinburne University of Technology (2006)
BSc Applied Science, Swinburne University of Technology (2005)
Centre Research Themes: 
2. Control of Excitons


Journal Articles
Zheng, F.; Angmo, D.; Hall, C. R.; Rubanov, S.; Yuan, F.; Laird, J. S.; Gao, M.; Smith, T. A.; Ghiggino, K. P. Brownian Tree‐Shaped Dendrites in Quasi‐2D Perovskite Films and Their Impact on Photovoltaic Performance. Advanced Materials Interfaces 2022, 9 (13), 2102231 DOI: 10.1002/admi.202102231. doi: 10.1002/admi.202102231
Zheng, F.; Raeber, T.; Rubanov, S.; Lee, C.; Seeber, A.; Hall, C. R.; Smith, T. A.; Gao, M.; Angmo, D.; Ghiggino, K. P. Spontaneous Formation of a Ligand-Based 2D Capping Layer on the Surface of Quasi-2D Perovskite Films. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2022, 14 (46), 51910–51920 DOI: 10.1021/acsami.2c14929. doi: 10.1021/acsami.2c14929
Kalčec, N.; Peranić, N.; Barbir, R.; Hall, C. R.; Smith, T. A.; Sani, M. Antoine; Frkanec, R.; Separovic, F.; Vrček, I. Vinković. Spectroscopic study of L-DOPA and dopamine binding on novel gold nanoparticles towards more efficient drug-delivery system for Parkinson’s disease. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 2022, 268, 120707 DOI: 10.1016/j.saa.2021.120707. doi: 10.1016/j.saa.2021.120707
Bradley, S. J.; Chi, M.; White, J. M.; Hall, C. R.; Goerigk, L.; Smith, T. A.; Ghiggino, K. P. The role of conformational heterogeneity in the excited state dynamics of linked diketopyrrolopyrrole dimers. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2021, 23 (15), 9357 - 9364 DOI: 10.1039/D1CP00541C. doi: 10.1039/D1CP00541C
Zheng, F.; Hall, C. R.; Angmo, D.; Zuo, C.; Rubanov, S.; Wen, Z.; Bradley, S. J.; Hao, X.; Gao, M.; Smith, T. A.; et al. A sandwich-like structural model revealed for quasi-2D perovskite films. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2021, 9 (16), 5362-5372 DOI: 10.1039/D1TC00606A. doi: 10.1039/D1TC00606A
Masoomi-Godarzi, S.; Hall, C. R.; Zhang, B.; Gregory, M. A.; White, J. M.; Wong, W. W. H.; Ghiggino, K. P.; Smith, T. A.; Jones, D. J. Competitive Triplet Formation and Recombination in Crystalline Films of Perylenediimide Derivatives: Implications for Singlet Fission. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2020, 124 (21), 11574 - 11585 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c01337. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c01337
Gao, C.; Zhang, B.; Hall, C. R.; Li, L.; Chen, Y.; Zeng, Y.; Smith, T. A.; Wong, W. W. H. Triplet fusion upconversion using sterically protected 9,10-diphenylanthracene as the emitter. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2020, 22 (11), 6300 - 6307 DOI: 10.1039/C9CP06311K. doi: 10.1039/C9CP06311K
Lyskov, I.; Anda, A.; Wong, Y. X.; Tilley, A. J.; Hall, C. R.; Thia, J.; Russo, S. P.; Wong, W. W. H.; Cole, J. H.; Smith, T. A. Bilirubin analogues as model compounds for exciton coupling. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2020, 22 (27), 15567 - 15572 DOI: 10.1039/D0CP01421D. doi: 10.1039/D0CP01421D
Zheng, F.; Zuo, C.; Niu, M.; Zhou, C.; Bradley, S. J.; Hall, C. R.; Xu, W.; Wen, X.; Hao, X.; Gao, M.; et al. Revealing the Role of Methylammonium Chloride for Improving the Performance of 2D Perovskite Solar Cells. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2020, 12 (23), 25980 - 25990 DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c05714. doi: 10.1021/acsami.0c05714
Xu, W. - L.; Bradley, S. J.; Xu, Y.; Zheng, F.; Hall, C. R.; Ghiggino, K. P.; Smith, T. A. Highly efficient radiative recombination in intrinsically zero-dimensional perovskite micro-crystals prepared by thermally-assisted solution-phase synthesis. RSC Advances 2020, 10 (71), 43579 - 43584 DOI: 10.1039/D0RA08890K. doi: 10.1039/D0RA08890K
Mao, W.; Hall, C. R.; Bernardi, S.; Cheng, Y. - B.; Widmer-Cooper, A.; Smith, T. A.; Bach, U. Light-induced reversal of ion segregation in mixed-halide perovskites. Nature Materials 2020 DOI: 10.1038/s41563-020-00826-y. doi: 10.1038/s41563-020-00826-y
Mao, W.; Hall, C. R.; Chesman, A. S. R.; Forsyth, C.; Cheng, Y. - B.; Duffy, N. W.; Smith, T. A.; Bach, U. Visualizing Phase Segregation in Mixed-Halide Perovskite Single Crystals. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2019, 58 (9), 2893 - 2898 DOI: 10.1002/anie.201810193 . doi: 10.1002/anie.201810193
Bi, P. Qing; Hall, C. R.; Yin, H.; So, S. Kong; Smith, T. A.; Ghiggino, K. P.; Hao, X. Resolving the Mechanisms of Photocurrent Improvement in Ternary Organic Solar Cells. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2019, 123 (30), 18294-18302 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b06267. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b06267
Gao, C.; Seow, J. Yi; Zhang, B.; Hall, C. R.; Tilley, A. J.; White, J. M.; Smith, T. A.; Wong, W. W. H. Tetraphenylethene 9,10‐Diphenylanthracene Derivatives – Synthesis and Photophysical Properties. ChemPlusChem 2019, 84 (6), 746-753 DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201900100. doi: 10.1002/cplu.201900100
Hall, C. R.; Romanov, A. S.; Bochmann, M.; Meech, S. R. Ultrafast Structure and Dynamics in the Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence of a Carbene–Metal–Amide. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2018, 9 (19), 5873 - 5876 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b02797. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b02797
van Wonderen, J. H.; Li, D.; Piper, S. E. H.; Lau, C. Y.; Jenner, L. P.; Hall, C. R.; Clarke, T. A.; Watmough, N. J.; Butt, J. N. Photosensitised Multiheme Cytochromes as Light-Driven Molecular Wires and Resistors. ChemBioChem 2018, 19 (20), 2206 - 2215 DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201800313. doi: 10.1002/cbic.201800313
Laptenok, S. P.; Gil, A. A.; Hall, C. R.; Lukacs, A.; Iuliano, J. N.; Jones, G. A.; Greetham, G. M.; Donaldson, P.; Miyawaki, A.; Tonge, P. J.; et al. Infrared spectroscopy reveals multi-step multi-timescale photoactivation in the photoconvertible protein archetype dronpa. Nature Chemistry 2018, 10 (8), 845 - 852 DOI: 10.1038/s41557-018-0073-0. doi: 10.1038/s41557-018-0073-0