top of page

Peer-reviewed publications

*corresponding author, †contributed equally, ‡ undergraduate author

39. N. Karki, F.L. Mufoyongo, A.J. Wilson*. “Utilizing the magnetic properties of electrodes and magnetic fields in electrocatalysis,” 2024, submitted


38. N. Karki, I.G. Marquina, J.V. Hemmer, Y. Yu*, A.J. Wilson*. “Suppressing competing solvent reduction in CO2 electroreduction with a magnetic field,” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2024, 15, 7045-7054


37. M. Al-Amin, J.V. Hemmer, P.B. Joshi, K. Fogelman, A.J. Wilson*. “Quantification and description of photothermal heating effects in plasmon-assisted electrochemistry,” Commun. Chem. 2024, 7, 70

36. J.V. Hemmer, P.B. Joshi, A. Kaur, A.J. Wilson*. “Reducing ensemble averaging for mechanistic understanding of electrocatalysis in energy conversion reactions,” J. Phys. Chem. C 2024, 128, 697-709

35. C.L. Brosseau*, A. Colina*, J.V. Perales-Rondόn, A.J. Wilson*, P.B. Joshi, B. Ren*, X. Wang*. “Electrochemical Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy,” Nat Rev Methods Primers, 2023, 3, 79

34. J.F. Adkins‡, A. Kaur, M.S. Alom, H. Chandran, F. Ramezanipour, A.J. Wilson*. “Directing the size and dispersity of Ag nanoparticles with kudzu leaf extracts,” RSC Adv. 2023, 13, 25360-25368


33. P.B. Joshi and A.J. Wilson*. “Potential-dependent temporal dynamics of CO surface concentration in electrocatalytic CO2 reduction,” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2023, 14, 5754-5759

32. J.V. Hemmer†, P.B. Joshi†, A.J. Wilson*. “Tracking electrochemistry at single nanoparticles with surface-enhanced Raman scattering spectroscopy and microscopy,” J. Vis. Exp. 2023, 195, e65486

31. J. Lee, P.B. Joshi, A.J.Wilson*, Y. Kim*. "Plasmon-driven near-field photopolymerization in a gold nanoparticle colloid," J. Phys. Chem. C 2023, 127, 8096-8103

30. P.B. Joshi and A.J. Wilson*. “Understanding Electrocatalysis at Nanoscale Electrodes and Single Atoms with Operando Vibrational Spectroscopy,” Curr. Opin. Green Sustain. Chem. 2022, 38, 100682

*Invited review for the Special Issue on Nanocatalysis

29. P.B. Joshi and A.J. Wilson*. “Plasmonically enhanced electrochemistry boosted by nonaqueous solvent,” J. Chem. Phys. 2022, 156, 241101

*Invited article for the JCP Special Topic on Plasmon-Driven Energy Conversion

28. D. Ogulu, P.P. Bora, M. Bihani, S. Sharma, T.N. Ansari, A.J. Wilson, J.B. Jasinski, F. Gallou, S. Handa. “Phosphine Ligand-Free Bimetallic Ni(0)Pd(0) Nanoparticles as Catalyst for Facile, General, Sustainable, and Highly Selective 1,4-Reductions in Aqueous Micelles,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2022, 14, 6754-6761

27. P.B. Joshi, N. Karki, A.J. Wilson*. “Electrocatalytic CO2 reduction in acetonitrile enhanced by the local environment and mass transport of H2O,” ACS Energy Lett. 2022, 7, 602-609

26. T.N. Ansari, S. Sharma, S. Harza, J.B. Jasinski, A.J. Wilson, F. Hicks, D.K. Leahy, S. Handa. “Shielding Effect of Nanomicelles: Stable and Catalytically Active Oxidizable Pd(0) Nanoparticle Catalyst Compatible for Cross-Couplings of Water-Sensitive Acid Chlorides in Water,” JACS Au 2021, 1, 1506-1513


25. D. Devasia, A.J. Wilson, J. Heo, V. Mohan, P.K. Jain. “A rich catalog of C-C bonded species formed in CO2 reduction on a plasmonic photocatalyst,” Nat. Commun. 2021, 12, 2612

*Editors' Highlight in Catalysis link


24. A.J. Wilson and P.K. Jain. “Light-induced voltages in catalysis by plasmonic nanostructures,” Acc. Chem. Res. 2020, 53, 1773-1781

*Among most read articles, September 2020 list


23. J. Wang, J. Heo, C. Chen, A.J. Wilson, P.K. Jain. “Ammonia oxidation enhanced by photopotential generated by plasmonic excitation of a bimetallic electrocatalyst,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 18430-18434

*Designated as "Hot Paper"

22.  A.J. Wilson, D. Devasia, P.K. Jain. “Nanoscale optical imaging in chemistry," Chem. Soc. Rev. 2020, 49, 6087-6112

21. A.J. Wilson, V. Mohan, P.K. Jain. “Mechanistic understanding of plasmon-enhanced electrochemistry,” J. Phys. Chem. C 2019, 123, 29360-29369

20. A.J. Wilson and P.K. Jain. “Structural dynamics of the oxygen evolving complex of Photosystem II in water-splitting action,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 5853-5859

19. S. Yu, A.J. Wilson, J. Heo, P.K. Jain. “Plasmonic control of multi-electron transfer and C-C coupling in visible-light-driven CO2 reduction on Au nanoparticles,” Nano Lett. 2018, 18, 2189-2194

*Featured on the April issue front cover

*Among most read articles, March and May 2018 list
*Featured in Chemistry World article “Forcing reactions with plasmons”
*Thomson Reuters Highly Cited (top 1%)


18. S. Yu, A.J. Wilson, G. Kumari, X. Zhang, P.K. Jain. “Opportunities and challenges of solar-energy-driven carbon dioxide to fuel conversion with plasmonic catalysts,” ACS Energy Lett. 2017, 2, 2058-2070

*Among most read articles, September 2017 list

*Featured in virtual issue “Plasmons for Energy Conversion”, ACS Energy Lett. 2018, 3, 1467–1469


17. Z. Zhang, P. Li, Y. Tang, A.J. Wilson, K.A. Willets, M. Wuttig, R. Xiong, S. Ren. “Tunable electroresistance and electro-optic effects of transparent molecular ferroelectrics,” Sci. Adv. 2017, 3 (8), e1701008

*News Spotlight, Nanowerk: Advancing molecular ferroelectric thin-film technologies. link    


16. Y. Kim, A.J. Wilson, P.K. Jain. “The nature of plasmonically assisted hot electron transfer in a donor-bridge-acceptor complex,” ACS Catal. 2017, 7, 4360-4365


15. P.B. Joshi, T.P. Anthony, A.J. Wilson, K.A. Willets. “Imaging out-of-plane polarized emission patterns on gap mode SERS substrates: from high molecular coverage to the single molecule regime,” Faraday Discuss., 2017, 205, 245-259


14. V. Sundaresan, K. Marchuk, Y. Yu, E.J. Titus, A.J. Wilson, C. Armstrong, B. Zhang, K.A. Willets. “Visualizing and Calculating Tip-Substrate Distance in Nanoscale Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy Using 3-Dimensional Super-Resolution Optical Imaging,” Anal. Chem. 2017, 89, 922-928


13. K.A. Willets, A.J. Wilson, V. Sundaresan, P.B. Joshi. “Super-resolution imaging and plasmonics,” Chem. Rev. 2017, 117, 7538–7582

12. S. Zaleski, M.F. Cardinal, D.V. Chulhai, A.J. Wilson, K.A. Willets, L. Jensen, R.P. Van Duyne. “Towards Monitoring Electrochemical Reactions with Dual-Wavelength SERS: Characterization of Rhodamine 6G (R6G) Neutral Radical Species and Covalent Tethering of R6G to Silver Nanoparticles,” J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120, 24982-24991


11. S. Zaleski, A.J. Wilson, M. Mattei, X. Chen, G. Goubert, M.F. Cardin, K.A. Willets, R.P. Van Duyne. “Investigating nanoscale electrochemistry with surface- and tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy,” Acc. Chem. Res. 2016, 49, 2023-2030


10. A.J. Wilson and K.A. Willets. “Unforeseen distance-dependent SERS spectroelectrochemistry from surface-tethered Nile Blue: the role of molecular orientation,” Analyst 2016, 141, 5144-5151


9. A.J. Wilson, N.Y. Molina, K.A. Willets. “Modification of the electrochemical properties of Nile Blue through covalent attachment to gold as revealed by electrochemistry and SERS,” J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120, 21091-21098


8. A.J. Wilson and K.A. Willets. “Molecular Plasmonics,” Annu. Rev. Anal. Chem. 2016, 9, 27-43


7. B. Xu, Z. Luo, A.J. Wilson, K. Chen, H.D. Chopra, X. Chen, K.A. Willets, Z. Dauter, S. Ren. “Multifunctional charge-transfer single crystals through supramolecular assembly,” Adv. Mater. 2016, 28, 5322-5329


6. B. Xu, Hu. Li, Ha. Li, A.J. Wilson, L. Zhang, K. Chen, K.A. Willets, F. Ren, J.C. Grossman, S. Ren. “Chemically driven interfacial coupling in charge-transfer mediated functional superstructures,” Nano. Lett. 2016, 16, 2851-2859


5. B. Xu, Z. Luo, W. Gao, A.J. Wilson, C. He, X. Chen, G. Yuan, H-L Dai, Y. Rao, K.A. Willets, Z. Dauter, S. Ren. “Solution-processed molecular opto-ferroic crystalsChem. Mater. 2016, 28, 2441-2448


4. A.J. Wilson, K. Marchuk, K.A. Willets. “Imaging electrogenerated chemiluminescence at single gold nanowire electrodes,” Nano Lett. 2015, 15, 6100-6115


3. M.L. Weber, A.J. Wilson, K.A. Willets. “Characterizing the spatial dependence of redox chemistry on plasmonic nanoparticle electrodes using correlated super-resolution SERS imaging and electron microscopy,” J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, 119, 18591-18601


2. A.J. Wilson and K.A. Willets. “Visualizing site-specific redox potentials on the surface of plasmonic nanoparticles with super-localization SERS microscopy,” Nano Lett. 2014, 14, 939-945


1. A.J. Wilson and K.A. Willets. “Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) imaging using noble metal nanoparticles,” WIRES Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology 2013, 5, 180-189

bottom of page