Mr Ben Tadgell | ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

Mr Ben Tadgell

PhD Student

Ben’s research in the centre looks at controlling the self-assembly of colloidal nanoparticles into optically-active structures using extremely fast temperature jumps. He is also developing a cheap, portable fluorescent liquid-based detector to detect the deadly pesticide, methyl bromide, as well as caustic chemical warfare agents.

MSc Chemistry, University of Melbourne
BSc Chemistry, University of Melbourne
Centre Research: 

Excitonic Systems for Security, Lighting and Sensing

Centre Research Themes: 
3. Excitonic Systems for Security, Lighting and Sensing


Journal Articles
Yin, W.; Li, H.; Chesman, A. S. R.; Tadgell, B.; Scully, A. D.; Wang, M.; Huang, W.; McNeill, C. R.; Wong, W.; Medhekar, N. V.; et al. Detection of Halomethanes Using Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals. ACS Nano 2021, 15 (1), 1454–1464 DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c08794. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.0c08794
Tadgell, B.; Akinoglu, E. Metin; Mulvaney, P.; Quinn, M. Controlling the Swelling of Polymer Coated Gold Nanoparticles; Agilent Application Note; Agilent Technologies, Inc: USA, 2019.