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From pH- to Light-Response: Postpolymerization Modification of Polymer Brushes Grafted onto Microporous Polymeric Membranes
Matthias Dübner, Maria-Eleni Naoum, Nicholas D. Spencer, and Celestino Padeste
ACS Omega;
2017; 2 pp 455-461

Controlled Crosslinking is a Tool to Precisely Modulate the Nanomechanical and Nanotribological Properties of Polymer Brushes
Dehghani, Ella; Ramakrishna, Shivaprakash; Spencer, Nicholas ; Benetti, Edmondo Maria
2017; 50(7) pp 2932-2941

Reversible Light-Switching of Enzymatic Activity on Orthogonally Functionalized Polymer Brushes
Matthias Dübner, Victor J. Cadarso, Tugce N. Gevrek, Amitav Sanyal, Nicholas D. Spencer, Celestino Padeste
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces; 2017; 9(11) pp 9245-9249

Collective Dehydration of Ions in Nano-Pores
Heuberger, Manfred; Zachariah, Zita; Spencer, Nicholas; Espinosa-Marzal, Rosa
PCCP; 2017; 21 pp 13462-13468

Adsorption and Tribochemical Factors Affecting the Lubrication of Silicon-Based Materials by (Fluorinated) Ionic Liquids
Arcifa, Andrea; Rossi, Antonella; Spencer, Nicholas
J. Phys. Chem C; 2017; 121(13) pp 7259-7275

Physical Networks of Metal-Ion-Containing Polymer Brushes Show Fully Tunable Swelling, Nanomechanical and Nanotribological Properties
Dehghani, Ella S.; Naik, Vikrant; Mandal, Joydeb; Spencer, Nicholas D.; Benetti, Edmondo Maria
Macromolecules; 2017; 50(6) pp 2495-2503

Nano-Assemblies of Tissue-Reactive, Polyoxazoline Graft-Copolymers Restore the Lubrication Properties of Degraded Cartilage
Giulia Morgese, Emma Cavalli, Mischa Mueller, Marcy Zenobi-Wong, Edmondo Maria Benetti
ACS Nano; 2017; 11(3) pp 2794-2804

Next-Generation Polymer Shells for Inorganic Nanoparticles are Highly Compact, Ultra-Dense, and Long-Lasting Cyclic Brushes
Giulia Morgese, Behzad Shirmardi Shaghasemi, Valerio Causin, Marcy Zenobi-Wong, Shivaprakash N. Ramakrishna, Erik Reimhult, and Edmondo M. Benetti
Angewandte Chemie;
2017; 56(16) pp 4507-4511

Fabrication and Interfacial Properties of Polymer Brush Gradients by Surface-Initiated Cu(0)-Mediated Controlled Radical Polymerization
Ella S. Dehghani, Yunhao Du, Tao Zhang, Shivaprakash N. Ramakrishna, Nicholas D. Spencer, Rainer Jordan and Edmondo M. Benetti
Macromolecules; 2017; 50(6) pp 2436-2446

Tuning the Surface Chemistry of Lubricant-Derived Phosphate Thermal films: the Effect of Boron-Based Compounds
F. Spadaro, A. Rossi, E. Lainé, P. Woodward and N. D. Spencer
Applied Surface Science2017; 396 pp 1251-1263  

CUTTING EDGE Modeling Miniature Earthquakes
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology2017; 73(2) pp 86-87

Role of Boron in the Tribochemistry of Thermal Films Formed in the Presence of ZnDTP and Dispersant Additives
F. Spadaro, A. Rossi, E. Lainé, P. Woodward and N. D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2017; 65(11) pp 

Modeling soft, permeable matter with the Proper Generalized Decomposition (PGD) approach, and verification by means of nanoindentation
Ghnatios, Chady; Mathis, Christian; Simic, Rok; Spencer, Nicholas; Chinesta, Francisco
Soft Matter; 2017; in press

Fabrication and Microscopic and Spectroscopic Characterization of Planar, Bimetallic, Micro- and Nanopatterned Surfaces
Passiu, Cristiana; Rossi, Antonella; Bernard, Laetitia;  Paul, Dennis; Hammond, John; Unger, Wolfgang; Venkataraman, Nagaiyanallur; Spencer, Nicholas
Langmuir; 2017; in press

Reducing friction in the eye: a comparative study of lubrication by surface-anchored synthetic and natural ocular mucin analogs
Olof Sterner, Chrysanthi Karageorgaki, Massimiliano Zürcher, Stefan Zuercher, Charles Scales, Zohra Fadli, Nicholas Spencer, Samuele Tosatti
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces; 2017; in press

A Water-Responsive, Gelatine-Based Human Skin Model
Agnieszka K. Dabrowska, Gelu M Rotaru, Fabrizio Spano, Christian Affolter, Giuseppino Fortunato, Sara Lehman,  Siegfried Derler, Nicholas D Spencer, René M Rossi
Tribology International; 2017; in press

Ink-free Reversible Optical Writing in Monolayers by Polymerization of a Trifunctional Monomer: Towards Re-writable 'Molecular Paper
Vivian Müller, Tim Hungerland, Milos Baljozovic, Thomas Jung, Nicholas D. Spencer, Hadi Eghlidi, Payam Payamyar, A. Dieter Schlüter
Advanced Materials; 2017; in press


Understanding the effect of hydrophobic protecting blocks on the stability and biopassivity of polymer brushes in aqueous environments: A Tiramisù for cell-culture applications

Mohammad Divandari, Ella S. Dehghani, Nicholas D. Spencer, Shivaprakash N. Ramakrishna, Edmondo M. Benetti
Polymer; 2016; 98(Special Issue: Polymer Brushes) pp 470–480

Friction Measurements on Contact Lenses in a Physiologically Relevant Environment: Effect of Testing Conditions on Friction

O. Sterner, R. Aeschlimann, S. Zürcher, K. Osborn Lorenz, J. Kakkassery, N.D. Spencer, S.G.P. Tosatti
Investigative Opthalmology and Visual Science; 2016; 57(13) pp 5383-5392

Crosslinking polymer brushes with ethylene glycol-containing segments: influence on physico-chemical and antifouling properties

Ella Dehghani, Nicholas D. Spencer, Shivaprakash Ramakrishna, Edmondo Maria Benetti
Langmuir; 2016; 32(40) pp 10317-10327

Proliferation, behaviour, and differentiation of osteoblasts on Titanium surfaces of different microroughness

Oleh Andrukhov, Rebecca Huber, Bin Shi, Simon Berner, Xiaohui Rausch-Fan, Andreas Moritz, Nicholas D Spencer, Andreas Schedle
Dental Materials; 2016; 32(11) pp 1374-1384

ATR-IR investigation of solvent interactions with surface-bound polymers
Christian H. Mathis, Mohammad Divandari, Rok Simic, Vikrant Naik, Edmondo M. Benetti, Lucio Isa, Nicholas D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2016; 32(30) pp 7588-7595

Stepwise collapse of highly overlapping electrical double layers
Z. Zachariah, R.M. Espinosa-Marzal, N.D. Spencer and M.P. Heuberger
Journal of Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics; 2016; 18 pp 24417-24427

In vivo confirmation of hydration-induced changes in human-skin thickness, roughness and interaction with the environment
A.K. Dąbrowska, C. Adlhart, F. Spano, G.-M. Rotaru, S. Derler, L. Zhai, N.D. Spencer, R.M.Rossi
Biointerphases; 2016; 11 pp 031015

Effect of the environmental humidity on the bulk, interfacial and nanoconfined properties of an ionic liquid
L. Andres Jurado, Hojun Kim, Antonella Rossi, Andrea Arcifa, Jonathon K. Schuh, Nicholas D. Spencer, Cecilia Leal, Randy H. Ewoldt, Rosa M. Espinosa-Marzal
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics; 2016; 18 pp 22719-22730

Selective Protein Trapping within Hybrid Nanowells
Grazia Maria Lucia Messina, Cristiana Passiu, Antonella Rossi and Giovanni Marletta
Nanoscale; 2016; 8 pp 16511-16519

CUTTING EDGE Coils in Oils
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2016; 72(8) pp 78 - 79

Influence of Chain Stiffness, Grafting Density, and Normal Load on Tribological and Structural Behavior of Polymer Brushes: a Nonequilibrium Molecular Dynamics Study
Manjesh K. Singh, Patrick Ilg, Rosa Maria Espinosa-Marzal, Nicholas D. Spencer, Martin Kröger
Polymers; 2016; 8(7) pp 254

Quantifying specific ion effects on the surface potential and charge density at silica nanoparticle-aqueous electrolyte interfaces
T.A. Gmür, A. Goel, M.A. Brown
J. Phys. Chem C; 2016; pp

The dipole moment of a charged particle trapped at the air-water interface
G.V. Bossa, K. Bohinc, M.A. Brown, S. May
J. Phys. Chem. B; 2016; pp

Quantitative interpretation of molecular dynamics simulations for X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of aqueous solutions
G. Olivieri, K.M. Parry, C.J. Powell, D.J. Tobias, M.A. Brown
Journal of Chemical Physics; 2016; 144 pp 154704

Modeling the electrostatic contribution to the line tension between lipid membrane domains using Poisson-Boltzmann theory
G.V. Bossa, M.A. Brown, K. Bohinc, S. May
Internat. Journal of Advances in Engineering Sciences and Applied Math.; 2016; pp 1 - 10

Molecular level insight on the adsorption of carboxylic acids to oxide nanoparticles in aqueous solution by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
G. Olivieri, A. Goel, M.A. Brown
Chemical Communications; 2016; pp

Effect of electrolyte concentration on the Stern layer thickness at a charged interface
M.A. Brown, A. Goel, Z. Abbas
Angewandte Chemie International Edition; 2016; 55(11) pp 3790-3794

Determination of surface potential and electrical double layer structure at the aqueous electrolyte-nanoparticle interface
M.A. Brown, Z. Abbas, A. Kleibert, R.G. Green, A. Goel, S. May, T.M. Squires
Physical Review; 2016; 6(1) pp 011007

Investigation of Li-ion solvation in carbonate based electrolytes using NAPP
M. El Kazzi, I. Czekaj, E.J. Berg, P. Novák, M.A. Brown
Topics in Catalysis; 2016; 59(5) pp 621 - 627

Effect of Crosslinking on the Microtribological Behavior of Model Polymer Brushes
Manjesh K. Singh, Patrick Ilg, Rosa M. Espinosa-Marzal, Martin Kröger, Nicholas D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2016; 63(2) pp 1 - 9

Increased conversion and selectivity of 4-nitrostyrene hydrogenation to 4-aminostyrene on Pt nanoparticles supported on titanium-tungsten mixed oxides
M. Carrus, M. Fantauzzi, F. Riboni, M. Makosch, A. Rossi, E. Selli, J. A. van Bokhoven
Applied Catalysis A; 2016; 519 pp 130 - 138

CUTTING EDGE Synthesizing Super-Slick Surfaces
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2016; 72(6) pp 100 - 102

Tribological Classification Of Contact Lenses: From Coefficient Of Friction To Sliding Work
O. Sterner , R. Aeschlimann, S. Zürcher, C. Scales, D. Riederer, N.D. Spencer, S.G.P. Tosatti
Tribology Letters; 2016; 63(1) pp 1 - 13

Imparting Nonfouling Properties to Chemically Distinct Surfaces with a Single Adsorbing Polymer: A Multimodal Binding Approach
Ângela Serrano, Stefan Zürcher, Samuele Tosatti and Nicholas D. Spencer
Macromolecular Rapid Communications; 2016; 37(7) pp 622-629

CUTTING EDGE Looking at Lube in a New Light
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2016; 72(4) pp 72

Influence of environmental humidity on the wear and friction of a silica / silicon tribopair lubricated with a hydrophilic ionic liquid
Andrea Arcifa, Antonella Rossi, Rosa M. Espinosa-Marzal, and Nicholas D. Spencer
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces; 2016; 8(5) pp 2961 - 2973

Size-Controlled Formation of Noble-Metal Nanoparticles in Aqueous Solution with a Thiol-Free Tripeptide
Stefano Corra, Urszula Lewandowska, Edmondo M. Benetti, Helma Wennemers
Angewandte Chemie; 2016; (128) pp 1 - 5

Layering of Ionic Liquids on Rough Surfaces
Alexis Sheehan, L. Andres Jurado, Shivaprakash N. Ramakrishna, Andrea Arcifa, Antonella Rossi, Nicholas D. Spencer, and Rosa M. Espinosa-Marzal
Nanoscale; 2016; 8(7) pp 4094 - 4106

Stem-Cells Clinging by a Thread: AFM Measure of Polymer-Brush Lateral Deformation
Michel Klein Gunnewiek, Shivaprakash N. Ramakrishna, Andrea di Luca, G. Julius Vancso, Lorenzo Moroni and Edmondo M. Benetti
Advanced Materials Interfaces; 2016; 3(3) pp

The influence of surface grafting on the growth rate of polymer chains
Chengjun Kang, Rowena Crockett, and Nicholas D. Spencer
RSC Polymer Chemistry; 2016; 7(2) pp 302-309


Photoelectron spectrometer for attosecond spectroscopy of liquids and gases
I. Jordan, M. Huppert, M.A. Brown, J.A. van Bokhoven, H.J. Wörner
Rev. Sci. Instr.; 2015; 86 pp 123905

Surface coating from phosphonate ionic liquid electrolyte for the enhancement of the tribological performance of magnesium alloy
Jiménez, Ana Eva; Rossi, Antonella; Fantauzzi, Marzia; Espinosa, Tulia; Arias-Pardilla, Joaquin; Martínez-Nicolás, Gines; Bermudez, M. D.
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces; 2015; 7(19) pp 10337-10347

Lateral Deformability of Polymer Brushes by AFM-Based Method
Ramakrishna, S. N. and Benetti, E. M.
CHIMIA; 2015; 69(11) pp 709

Amplified Responsiveness of Multilayered Polymer Grafts: Synergy Between Brushes and Hydrogels
Ramakrishna, S. N.; Cirelli, M.; Kooij, E. S.; Klein Gunnewiek, M.; Benetti, E. M.
Macromolecules; 2015; 48(19) pp 7106 - 7116

CUTTING EDGE Contact-mechanics challenge
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2015; 71(12) pp 96

CUTTING EDGE In fact it's the gas!
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2015; 71(10) pp 108

Osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells in the absence of osteogenic supplements: a surface-roughness gradient study
Ana B. Faia-Torres, Mirren Charnley, Tolga Goren, Stefanie Guimond-Lischer, Markus Rottmar, Katharina Maniura-Weber, Nicholas D. Spencer, Rui L. Reis, Marcus Textor, Nuno M. Neves
Acta Biomaterialia; 2015; 28(10) pp 64-75

Emergence of a Stern Layer from the Incorporation of Hydration Interactions into the Gouy Chapman Model of the Electrical Double Layer
Matthew A. Brown, Guilherme Volpe Bossa, and Sylvio May
Langmuir; 2015; 31(42) pp 11477-11483

Effect of X-ray spot size on liquid jet photoelectron spectroscopy
Giorgia Olivieri, Alok Goel, Armin Kleibert and Matthew A. Brown
Journal of Synchrotron Radiation; 2015; 22 pp 1528-1530

CUTTING EDGE Reaction to Rubbing
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2015; 71(8) pp 84-86

Orthogonal Morphological Feature-Size and Density Gradients for Exploring Synergistic Effects in Biology
Clément V.M. Cremmel, Christian Zink, Katharina Maniura-Weber, Lucio Isa, and Nicholas D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2015; 31(30) pp 8446-8452

A Direct, Robust Technique for Measurement of Friction between Microspheres
Nicolas Fernandez, Juliette Cayer-Barrioz, Lucio Isa and Nicholas D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2015; 31(32) pp 8809-8817

Spontaneous Blinking from a Tribological Viewpoint
Heiko Pult, Samuele G Tosatti, Nicholas D Spencer, Jean-Michel Asfour, Michael Ebenhoch, Paul J Murphy
The Ocular Surface; 2015; 13(3) pp 236-249

Effects of tailored surface chemistry on desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry: a Surface-Analytical Study by XPS and AFM
Andrea Penna, Maria Careri, Nicholas D. Spencer and Antonella Rossi
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry; 2015; 26(8) pp 1311-1319

Ultrathin, Freestanding, Stimuli-responsive, Porous Membranes from Polymer Hydrogel-Brushes
Kang C., Ramakrishna S. N., Nelson A., Cremmel C.V.M., vom Stein H., Spencer N.D., Isa L., Benetti E.M.
Nanoscale; 2015; (7) pp 13017-13025

The role of nanostructures and hydrophilicity in osseointegration: In-vitro protein-adsorption and blood-interaction studies
Brigitte S. Kopf, Sylvie Ruch, Simon Berner, Nicholas D. Spencer, Katharina Maniura-Weber
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A; 2015; 103(8) pp 2661-2672

Competition between Organics and Bromide at the Aqueous Solution Air Interface as Seen from Ozone Uptake Kinetics and X ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
Ming-Tao Lee, Matthew A. Brown, Shunsuke Kato, Armin Kleibert, Andreas Türler and Markus Ammann
J. Phys. Chem. A; 2015; 119(19) pp 4600 - 4608

Ion Spatial Distributions at the Air and Vacuum Aqueous K2CO3 Interfaces
Matthew A. Brown, Ming-Tao Lee, Armin Kleibert, Markus Ammann, and Javier B. Giorgi
J. Phys. Chem C; 2015; 119(9) pp 4976 - 4982

Surface Vibrational Structure of Colloidal Silica and Its Direct Correlation with Surface Charge Density
Tove Lagström, Tobias A. Gmür, Luca Quaroni, Alok Goel, and Matthew A. Brown
Langmuir; 2015; 31(12) pp 3621 - 3626

Nanoparticle-Induced Charge Redistribution of the Air Water Interface
Amaia Beloqui Redondo, Inga Jordan, Ibrahim Ziazadeh, Armin Kleibert, Javier B. Giorgi, Hans Jakob Wörner, Sylvio May, Zareen Abbas, and Matthew A. Brown
J. Phys. Chem C; 2015; 119(5) pp 2661 - 2668

Fabrication of Thiol–Ene “Clickable” Copolymer-Brush Nanostructures on Polymeric Substrates via Extreme Ultraviolet Interference Lithography
Dübner M, Gevrek TN, Sanyal A, Spencer ND, and Padeste C.
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces; 2015; 7(21) pp 11337-11345

CUTTING EDGE Gecko's feet and sticky tape
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2015; 71(6) pp 108-110

Polymer Brushes under Shear: Molecular Dynamics Simulations Compared with Experiments
Manjesh K. Singh, Patrick Ilg, Rosa M. Espinosa-Marzal, Martin Kröger, Nicholas D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2015; 31(16) pp 4798-4805

CUTTING EDGE Into the fold
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2015; 71(4) pp 72-72

Irreversible structural change of a dry ionic liquid under nanoconfinement
Andres Jurado, Hojun Kim, Andrea Arcifa, Antonella Rossi, Cecilia Leal, Nicholas D. Spencer , Rosa M. Espinosa-Marzal
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics; 2015; 17 pp 13613-13624

Creeping Proteins in Microporous Structures: Polymer Brush-Assisted Fabrication of 3D Gradients for Tissue Engineering
Michel Klein Gunnewiek, Andrea Di Luca, Hermannes Z. Bollemaat, Clemens, A. van Blitterswijk, G. Julius Vancso, Lorenzo Moroni and Edmondo M. Benetti
Advanced Healthcare Materials; 2015; pp

Ultra-stable Suspensions of Polyoxazoline-Functionalized ZnO Single Nanocrystals
Morgese G., Causin V., Maggini M., Corrà S., Gross S., Benetti E.M.
Chemistry of Materials; 2015; 27(8) pp 2957 - 2964

Versatile method for AFM-tip functionalization with biomolecules: fishing a ligand by means of an in situ click reaction
Rakesh Kumar, Shivaprakash N. Ramakrishna, Vikrant V. Naik, Zonglin Chu, Michael E. Drew, Nicholas D. Spencer, and Yoko Yamakoshi
Nanoscale; 2015; 7 pp 6599-6606

Regulation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Osteogenesis by Specific Surface-Density of Fibronectin: a Gradient Study
Faia-Torres A.B., Goren T., Guimond-Lischer S., Charnley M., Ihalainen T.O., Rottmar M., Maniura-Weber K., Spencer N.D., Textor M., Reis R.L., Neves N.M.
Applied Materials and Interfaces; 2015; 7(4) pp 2367-2375

CUTTING EDGE Testing the Da Vinci Codex
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2015; 71(2) pp 72

Capillary assembly of cross-gradient particle arrays using a microfluidic chip
Songbo Ni , Mona J. K. Klein, Nicholas D. Spencer , Heiko Wolf
Microelectronic Engineering; 2015; 141 pp 12-16

Microarray formation of free standing supported lipid bilayers by non-contact dispensing through a thin water film
S. Kaufmann, J. Sobek, M. Textor and E. Reimhult
Lab on a Chip; 2013; (in press)


Polymer brush coatings regulating cell behavior: Passive interfaces turn into active
Lorenzo Moroni, Michel Klein Gunnewiek, Edmondo M. Benetti
Acta Biomaterialia; 2014; 10(6) pp 2367-2378

Preface of John C. Hemminger Festschrift
Heather C. Allen, Hendrik Bluhm, Matthew A. Brown, Barbara J. Finlayson-Pitts
J. Phys. Chem C; 2014; 118(50) pp 28923-28923

Competition between Organics and Bromide at the Aqueous Solution Air Interface as Seen from Ozone Uptake Kinetics and X ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
Ming-Tao Lee, Matthew A. Brown, Shunsuke Kato, Armin Kleibert, Andreas Türler and Markus Ammann
J. Phys. Chem. A; 2014; 119(19) pp 4600 - 4608

A Model System of the Dynamic Loading Occurring in Synovial Joints: The Biological Effect of Plowing on Pristine Cartilage
M.R. Correro-Shahgaldian, C. Ghayor, N. D. Spencer, F. E. Weber, L. M. Gallo
Cell Tissues Organs; 2014; 199(5-6) pp 364-372

CUTTING EDGE How many licks?
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2014; 70(12) pp 104

CUTTING EDGE Where are all the electrons from?
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2014; 70(10) pp 112

Effect of Leaving Group on the Structures of Akylsilane SAM:s
Vikrant V. Naik, Roman Städler and Nicholas D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2014; 30(49) pp 14824-14831

Light-Responsive Polymer Surfaces via Post-Polymerization Modification of Grafted Polymer-Brush Structures
Matthias Dübner, Nicholas D. Spencer, Celestino Padeste
Langmuir; 2014; 30(49) pp 14971-14981

Environmental Influence on the Surface Chemistry of Ionic-Liquid-Mediated Lubrication in a Silica / Silicon Tribopair
Andrea Arcifa, Antonella Rossi, Rosa Espinosa-Marzal, Nicholas Spencer
The Journal of Physical Chemistry; 2014; 118(50) pp 29389-29400

Delineating Fibronectin Bioadhesive Micropatterns by Photochemical Immobilization of PS and PVP
Olof Sterner, Marta Giazzon, Stefan Zürcher, Samuele Tosatti, Martha Liley, Nicholas D. Spencer
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces; 2014; 6(21) pp 18683-18692

Aqueous Lubrication with Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Brushes
Nicholas D. Spencer
Tribology Online; 2014; 9(4) pp 143-153

Sum frequency and second harmonic generation from the surface of a liquid microjet
Nikolay Smolentsev, Yixing Chen, Kailash C. Jena, Matthew A. Brown, and Sylvie Roke
The Journal of Chemical Physics; 2014; 141 pp

Differential regulation of osteogenic differentiation of stem cells on surface roughness gradients
Faia-Torres A.B., Guimond-Lischer S., Rottmar M.,  Charnley M., Goren T.,  Maniura-Weber K., Spencer N.D., Textor M., Reis R.L., Neves N.M.
Biomaterials; 2014; 35(33) pp 9023-9032

CUTTING EDGE Moving Heat in Nanocontacts
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2014; 70(8) pp 64

Tailoring SU-8 Surfaces: Covalent Attachment of Polymers by Means of Nitrene Insertion
Venkataraman V. Nagaiyanallur, Deepak Kumar, Antonella Rossi, Stefan Zürcher and Nicholas D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2014; 30(33) pp 10107-10111

Ionic Liquids Confined in Hydrophilic Nanocontacts: Structure and Lubricity in the Presence of Water
R. M. Espinosa-Marzal , A. Arcifa, A. Rossi and N. D. Spencer
J. Phys. Chem C; 2014; 118(12) pp 6491-6503

Impact of chain morphology on the lubricity of surface-grafted polysaccharides
T. Goren, N. D. Spencer and R.M. Crockett
RSC Advances; 2014; 4 pp 21497-21503

Comparative assessment of the stability of nonfouling poly(2-methyl-2- oxazoline) and poly(ethylene glycol) surface films: An in vitro cell culture study
Yin Chen, Bidhari Pidhatika, Thomas von Erlach, Rupert Konradi, Marcus Textor, Heike Hall, Tessa Lühmann
Biointerphases; 2014; 9 pp 031003

CUTTING EDGE Sliding Soft Surfaces
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2014; 70(6) pp 96

CUTTING EDGE Split or Squeak?
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2014; 70(4) pp 80

Stratified Polymer Grafts: Synthesis and Characterization of Layered ‘Brush’ and ‘Gel’ Structures
Ang Li, Shivaprakash N. Ramakrishna, Prathima C. Nalam, Edmondo M. Benetti, and Nicholas D. Spencer
Advanced Materials Interfaces; 2014; 1(1) pp 1300007

CUTTING EDGE Remembering Sanjay Biswas and Brian Briscoe
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2014; 70(2) pp 64

Molecular-weight determination of polymer brushes generated by SI-ATRP on flat surfaces
Chengjun Kang, Rowena Crockett, and Nicholas D. Spencer
Macromolecules; 2014; 47(1) pp 269-275

Micro-slips to ‘avalanches’ in confined, molecular layers of ionic liquids
R. M. Espinosa-Marzal, A. Arcifa, A. Rossi and N. D. Spencer
J. Phys. Chem. Lett.; 2014; 5(1) pp 179-184

Cascaded assembly of complex multi-particle patterns
Songbo Ni, Mona J. K. Klein, Nicholas D. Spencer, and Heiko Wolf
Langmuir; 2014; 30(1) pp 90-95

General in vitro method to analyze the interactions of synthetic polymers with human antibody repertoires
Soshee Anandakumar, Stefan Zürcher, Nicholas D. Spencer, Avraham Halperin, Clément Nizak
Biomacromolecules; 2014; 15(1) pp 113-121


Nonfouling response of hydrophilic uncharged polymers
Ângela Serrano, Olof Sterner, Sophie Mieszkin, Stefan Zürcher, Samuele Tosatti, Maureen E. Callow, James A. Callow and Nicholas D. Spencer
Advanced Functional Materials; 2013; 23(46) pp 5706 - 5718

Photocatalytic Nanolithography of SAMs and Proteins
Ehtsham ul Haq, Samson Patole, Mark Moxey, Esther Amstad, Cvetelin Vasilev, C. Neil Hunter, Graham J. Leggett, Nicholas D. Spencer, and Nicholas H. Williams
ACS Nano; 2013; 7(9) pp 7610-7618

Photochemically Prepared, Two-Component Polymer-Concentration Gradients
Olof Sterner, Ângela Serrano, Sophie Mieszkin, Stefan Zürcher, Samuele Tosatti, Maureen E. Callow, James A. Callow, Nicholas D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2013; 29(42) pp 13031-13041

Tuning Surface Mechanical Properties by Amplified Polyelectrolyte Self-Assembly: Where ‘Grafting-From’ Meets ‘Grafting-To’
Ang Li, Shivaprakash N. Ramakrishna, Tobias Schwarz, Edmondo M. Benetti and Nicholas D. Spencer
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces; 2013; 5(11) pp 4913-4920

Multiple Transmission-Reflection IR Spectroscopy Shows that Surface Hydroxyls Play Only a Minor Role in Alkylsilane Monolayer Formation on Silica
Vikrant V. Naik, Maura Crobu, Nagaiyanallur V. Venkataraman and Nicholas D. Spencer
J. Phys. Chem. Lett.; 2013; 4(16) pp 2745-2751

Template-Stripped, Ultraflat Gold Surfaces with Coplanar, Embedded Titanium Micro-Patterns
Nagaiyanallur V. Venkataraman, Jia Pei , Antonella Rossi, Nicholas D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2013; 29(31) pp 9935-9943

Microscopic mechanism for the shear-thickening of non-Brownian suspensions
Nicolas Fernandez, Roman Mani, David Rinaldi, Dirk Kadau, Martin Mosquet, Hélène Lombois-Burger, Juliette Cayer-Barrioz, Hans J. Herrmann, Nicholas D. Spencer, and Lucio Isa
Physical Review Letters; 2013; 111(10) pp 108301

Understanding the role of viscous solvent confinement in the tribological behavior of polymer brushes: a bioinspired approach
Rosa M. Espinosa-Marzal, Robert M. Bielecki, and Nicholas D. Spencer
Soft Matter; 2013; pp

Exploring lubrication regimes at the nano-scale: Nanotribological characterization of silica and polymer brushes in viscous solvents
Prathima C. Nalam, Shivaprakash N. Ramakrishna, Rosa M. Espinosa-Marzal and Nicholas D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2013; 29(32) pp 10149-10158

CUTTING EDGE Why do curling stones curl?
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2013; 69(8) pp 72

Effect of cell shape and dimensionality on spindle orientation and mitotic timing
M. Charnley, F. Anderegg, R. Holtackers, P. Meraldi and M. Textor
PLOS ONE; 2013; 8(6) pp e66918

Sugars Communicate through Water: Oriented Glycans Induce Water Structuring
Rosa M. Espinosa-Marzal, Giacomo Fontani, Marcella Roba, Nicholas D. Spencer, Rowena M. Crockett
Biophysical Journal; 2013; 104(12) pp 2686-2694

Adsorption and friction behavior of amphiphilic polymers on hydrophobic surfaces
Fontani, Giacomo; Gaspari, Roberto; Spencer, Nicholas; Passerone, Daniele; Crockett, Rowena
Langmuir; 2013; 29(15) pp 4760 - 4771

Freeze-fracture Shadow-Casting (FreSCa) cryo-SEM as a tool to investigate the wetting of micro and nanoparticles at liquid-liquid interfaces
Lucio Isa
CHIMIA; 2013; 67(4) pp 231-235

Adsoprtion and microstructure of core-shell nanoparticles at liquid-liquid interfaces: an X-Ray reflectivity study
Lucio Isa
CHIMIA; 2013; 67(4) pp 297

Direct measurement of contact angles of silica particles in relation to double inversion of Pickering emulsions
Bernard P. Binks, Lucio Isa and Andrew T. Tyowua
Langmuir; 2013; 29(16) pp 4923-4927

Core-shell nanoparticle monolayers at planar liquid-liquid interfaces: effects of polymer architecture on the interface microstructure
L Isa, D Calzolari, D Pontoni, T Gillich, A Nelson, R Zirbs, A Sanchez-Ferrer, R Mezzenga and E Reimhult
Soft Matter; 2013; 9(14) pp 3789-3797

Two-fluid model for the interpretation of quartz- crystal microbalance response: Tuning properties of polymer-brushes with solvent mixtures
Prathima C. Nalam, Leonid Daikhin, Rosa M. Espinosa-Marzal, Jarred Clasohm, Michael Urbakh and Nicholas D. Spencer
J. Phys. Chem.; 2013; 117(9) pp 4533-4543

Impact of solvation on equilibrium conformation of polymer brushes in solvent mixtures
Rosa M. Espinosa-Marzal, Prathima C. Nalam, Sreenath Bolsetty, Nicholas D. Spencer
Soft Matter; 2013; 9(15) pp 4045-4057

PEG-Stabilized Core-Shell Nanoparticles: Impact of Linear versus Dendritic Polymer Shell Architecture on Colloidal Properties and the Reversibility of Temperature-Induced Aggregation
Torben Gillich, Canet Acikgöz, Lucio Isa, A. Dieter Schlüter, Nicholas D. Spencer, Marcus Textor
ACS Nano; 2013; 7(1) pp 316-329

Study of adhesion and friction properties on a nanoparticle gradient surface: Transition from JKR to DMT contact mechanics
Shivaprakash N. Ramakrishna, Prathima C. Nalam, Lucy Y. Clasohm, Nicholas D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2013; 29(1) pp 175-182

ToF-SIMS of Polyphosphate Glasses
Maura Crobu, Antonella Rossi, Nicholas D. Spencer
Surface and Interface Analysis; 2013; 45(1) pp 579-582

Ultrathin, Oil-compatible, Lubricious Polymer Coatings: a Comparison of Grafting-to and Grafting-from Strategies
Robert M. Bielecki, Patricia Doll, Nicholas D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2013; 49(1) pp 273-280

Polymer-Brush Lubrication in Oil: Sliding Beyond the Stribeck Curve
Robert Bielecki, Maura Crobu and Nicholas D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2013; 49(1) pp 263-272

Friction of Rubber with Surfaces Patterned with Rigid Spherical Asperities
D. T. Nguyen, S. Ramakrishna, C. Fretigny, N. D. Spencer, Y. Le Chenadec, A. Chateauminois
Tribology Letters; 2013; 49(1) pp 135-144


Evaluation of chemically-modified SLA implants (modSLA) biofunctionalized with integrin (RGD)- and heparin (KRSR)-binding peptides - a biomechanical and peptides - a biomechanical and histomorphometric study in the maxilla of miniature pigs
N. Broggini, S. Tosatti, S. Ferguson, M. Schuler, M. Textor, M.M. Bornstein, D.D. Bosshard, D. Buser
J. Biomed. Mater. Res. A; 2012; 100A(3) pp 703-711

Tribology (Concluding Remarks)
Nicholas D. Spencer
Faraday Discussions; 2012; 156(1) pp 435-438

CUTTING EDGE Left of the Stribeck Curve
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2012; 68(12) pp 96

CUTTING EDGE Sliding Sandwiches
W. T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2012; 68(10) pp 88

Electrically induced lipid migration in non-lamellar phase
Sugihara, Kaori, Stucki, Janick, Isa, Lucio, Vörös, János, Zambelli, Tomaso
J. Colloid Interface Sci.; 2012; 386(1) pp 421-427

CUTTING EDGE Advancing our understanding
Wilfred T. Tysoe and Nicholas D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2012; 68(8) pp 64

Unraveling the 3D localization and deformation of responsive microgels at oil/water interfaces via freeze-fracture and shadow-casting cryo-SEM: a step forward in understanding soft emulsion stabilizers
Karen Geisel, Lucio Isa and Walter Richtering
Langmuir; 2012; 28(45) pp 15770-15776

The stabilization mechanism of double emulsions made by microfluidics
J.S. Sander, L. Isa, P. Rühs, P. Fischer and A.R. Studart
Soft Matter; 2012; (8) pp 11471-11477

Effect of chain-length and countersurface on the tribochemistry of bulk zinc polyphosphate glasses
Maura Crobu, Antonella Rossi, Nicholas D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2012; 48(3) pp 393-406

Orthogonal nanometer-micrometer roughness gradients probe morphological influences on cell behavior
Christian Zink, Heike Hall, Don M. Brunette and Nicholas D. Spencer
Biomaterials; 2012; 33(32) pp 8055-8061

Field stitching in thermal probe lithography by means of surface roughness correlation
Ph Paul, A W Knoll, F Holzner, U Duerig
Nanotechnology; 2012; 23(38) pp

Controlled Breast Cancer Microarrays for the Deconvolution of Cellular Multilayering and Density Effects upon Drug Responses
Maria Håkanson, Stefan Kobel, Matthias P. Lutolf, Marcus Textor, Edna Cukierman, Mirren Charnley
PLoS ONE; 2012; 7(6) pp 40141

Poly(acrylamide) Films at the Solvent-Induced Glass Transition: Adhesion, Tribology, and the Influence of Crosslinking
Ang Li, Shivaprakash N. Ramakrishna, E. Stefan Kooij, Rosa M. Espinosa-Marzal, Nicholas D. Spencer
Soft Matter; 2012; 8(35) pp 9092-9100

Wall slip and flow of concentrated hard-sphere colloidal suspensions
P. Ballesta, G. Petekidis, L. Isa, W. C. K. Poon and R. Besseling
J. Rheology; 2012; 56(5) pp 1005-1037

CUTTING EDGE How do lubricants really bond to hard drives?
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2012; 68(6) pp 96

Influence of Solutes on Hydration and Lubricity of Dextran Brushes
Tolga Goren, Rowena Crockett and Nicholas D. Spencer
CHIMIA; 2012; 66(4) pp 192-195

Response of osteoclasts to titanium surfaces with increasing surface roughness: an in vitro study
Jenny Brinkmann, Thomas Hefti, Falko Schlottig, Nicholas D. Spencer, and Heike Hall
Biointerphases; 2012; 7(1-4) pp 34

Effects of Surface Micro-Topography on the Assembly of the Osteoclast Resorption Apparatus
Dafna Geblinger, Christian Zink, Nicholas D. Spencer, Lia Addadi, Benjamin Geiger
Journal of the Royal Society Interface; 2012; 9(72) pp 1599-1608

The Impact of Hydrophilic/Hydrophobic Surface Chemistry on Hydration Forces in the Absence of Confinement
Gillian B. Kaggwa, Prathima C. Nalam, Jason I. Kilpatrick, Nicholas D. Spencer & Suzanne P. Jarvis
Langmuir; 2012; 28(16) pp 6589-6594

Chain-Length-Identification Strategy in Zinc Polyphosphate Glasses by Means of XPS and ToF-SIMS
Maura Crobu, Antonella Rossi, Filippo Mangolini, Nicholas D. Spencer
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry; 2012; 403(5) pp 1415-1432

CUTTING EDGE Keeping up with Contacts
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2012; 68(4) pp 80

CUTTING EDGE Friction at a Distance
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2012; 68(2) pp 72

Hydrated-ion ordering in electrical double layers
Rosa M. Espinosa-Marzal, Tanja Drobek, Tobias Balmer and Manfred P. Heuberger
Phy. Chem. Chem. Phys.; 2012; 14(17) pp 6085-6093

Tribochemistry of Triphenyl Phosphorothionate (TPPT) by In Situ Attenuated Total Reflection (ATR/FT-IR) Tribometry
Filippo Mangolini, Antonella Rossi, Nicholas D. Spencer
J. Phys. Chem C; 2012; 116(9) pp 5614-5627

Oriented assembly of gold nanorods on the single-particle level
Cyrill Kuemin, Lea Nowack, Luisa Bozano, Nicholas D. Spencer, Heiko Wolf
Advanced Functional Materials; 2012; 22(4) pp 666

Protein and Nanoparticle Adsorption on Orthogonal, Charge-Density-Versus-Net-Charge Surface-Chemical Gradients
Eva Beurer, Nagaiyanallur V. Venkataraman, Marianne Sommer, Nicholas D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2012; 28(6) pp 3159-3166

Lubrication with Oil-Compatible Polymer Brushes
Robert M. Bielecki, Edmondo M. Benetti, Deepak Kumar, Nicholas D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2012; 45(3) pp 477-487


Self-assembly of focal point oligo-catechol ethylene glycol dendrons on titanium oxide surfaces: adsorption kinetics, surface characterization and non-fouling properties
Torben Gillich, Edmondo Benetti, Ekaterina Rakhmatullina, Rupert Konradi, Wen Lei, Afang Zhang, A. Dieter Schlüter, Marcus Textor
J. Amer. Chem. Soc.; 2011; 133(28) pp 10940-10950

In Situ Attenuated Total Reflection (ATR/FT-IR) Tribometry: a Powerful Tool for Investigating Tribochemistry at the Lubricant-Substrate Interface
Filippo Mangolini, Antonella Rossi, and Nicholas D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2011; 45(1) pp 207-218

Friction measurements on contact lenses in their operating environment
M. Roba, E.G. Duncan, G.A. Hill, N.D. Spencer, S.G.P. Tosatti
Tribology Letters; 2011; 44(3) pp 387-397

Anisotropic Wetting of Microstructured Surfaces as a Function of Surface Chemistry
Sonja Neuhaus, Nicholas D. Spencer, Celestino Padeste
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces; 2011; 4(1) pp 123-130

Formation and characterization of DNA-polymer-condensates based on poly(2-methyl-2-oxazoline) grafted poly (L-lysine) for non-viral delivery of therapeutic DNA
Thomas von Erlach, Sven Zwicker, Bidhari Pidhatika, Rupert Konradi, Marcus Textor, Heike Hall, Tessa Lühmann
Biomaterials; 2011; 32(22) pp 5291-5303

Docking Sites: Nanometer-Scale Organization of a Reactive, Protein-resistant, Graft Copolymer-Based Interface for Macromolecule Immobilization
N.P. Huang, S.M. De Paul, M. Textor
Biomacromolecules; 2011; 12(12) pp 4213-4220

Osteoblast Response to Titanium Surfaces Functionalized with Extracellular Matrix Peptide Biomimetics
B. F. Bell, M. Schuler, S. Tosatti, M. Textor, Z. Schwartz, B.D. Boyan
Clinical Oral Implants Research; 2011; 22(8) pp 865-872

Substrate Adhesion Regulates Sealing Zone Architecture and Dynamics in Cultured Osteoclasts
Fabian Anderegg, Dafna Geblinger, Peter Horvath, Mirren Charnley, Marcus Textor, Lia Addadi, Benjamin Geiger
PLoS ONE; 2011; (6) pp 12

Pleckstrin Homology-Phospholipase C-delta(1) Interaction with Phosphatidylinositol 4,5-Bisphosphate Containing Supported Lipid Bilayers Monitored in Situ with Dual Polarization Interferometry
Baumann, Martina K., Swann, Marcus J., Textor, Marcus und Reimhult, Erik
Analytical chemistry; 2011; 83(16) pp 6267-6274

CUTTING EDGE Computing Chain Conformations
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2011; 67(10) pp 88

Impact of Substrate Material And Annealing Conditions On The Microstructure and Chemistry of Yttria-Stabilized-Zirconia Thin Films
Scherrer B., Rossi A., Martynczuk J., Rossell M. D., Bieberle-Hütter A., Rupp J. L.M., Erni R., Gauckler L.J.
Journal of Power Sources; 2011; 196(18) pp 7372-7382

The Role of Plasma Proteins in Cell Adhesion to Titanium Oxide: A PEG Surface-Gradient Study
Jia Pei, Heike Hall, Nicholas D. Spencer
Biomaterials; 2011; 32(34) pp 8968-8978

Directed placement of gold nanorods using a removable template for guided assembly
Felix Holzner, Cyrill Kuemin, Philip Paul, James L. Hedrick, Heiko Wolf, Nicholas D. Spencer, Urs Duerig, and Armin W. Knoll
Nano Letters; 2011; 11(9) pp 3957-3962

Load-induced transitions in the lubricity of adsorbed poly(L-lysine)-g-dextran as a function of polysaccharide chain density
Kenneth J. Rosenberg, Tolga Goren, Rowena Crockett, Nicholas D. Spencer
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces; 2011; 3(8) pp 3020-3025

Unravelling adsorption and alignment of amyloid fibrils at interfaces by probe particle tracking
Lucio Isa, Jin-Mi Jung and Raffaele Mezzenga
Soft Matter; 2011; 7(18) pp 8127-8134

Supported lipid bilayer microarrays created by non-contact printing
Stefan Kaufmann, Jens Sobek, Marcus Textor, Erik Reimhult
Lab on a Chip; 2011; 11(14) pp 2403-2410

Mechanical properties of mushroom and brush poly(ethylene glycol)-phospholipid membranes
Stefan Kaufmann, Oleg Borisov, Marcus Textor and Erik Reimhult
Soft Matter; 2011; 7(19) pp 9267-9275

Functionalization of Fluropolymers and Polyolefins via Grafting of Polyelectrolyte Brushes from Atmospheric-Pressure Plasma Activated Surfaces
Sonja Neuhaus, Celestino Padeste, Nicholas D. Spencer
Plasma Processes and Polymers; 2011; 8(6) pp 512-522

Adsorption of Core-Shell Nanoparticles at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces
Lucio Isa, Esther Amstad, Konrad Schwenke, Emanuela Del Gado, Patrick Ilg, Martin Kröger, and Erik Reimhult
Soft Matter; 2011; 7(17) pp 7663-7675

Controlling adhesion force by means of nanoscale surface roughness
Shivaprakash N. Ramakrishna, Lucy Y. Clasohm, Akshata Rao, Nicholas D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2011; 27(16) pp 9972-9978

Surface-Grafted, Covalently Cross-Linked Hydrogel Brushes with Tunable Interfacial and Bulk Properties
Ang Li, Edmondo M. Benetti, Davide Tranchida, Jarred N. Clasohm, Holger Schönherr, and Nicholas D. Spencer
Macromolecules; 2011; 44(13) pp 5344-5351

Coupling plowing of cartilage explants with gene expression in models for synovial joints
Maria Rita Correro, Vera Colombo, Nicholas D. Spencer, Franz E. Weber, Thomas Imfeld, Luigi M. Gallo
J. Biomechanics; 2011; 44(13) pp 2472-2476

Formation of nanopore-spanning lipid bilayers through liposome fusion
K. Kumar, L. Isa, A. Egner, R. Schmidt, M. Textor and E. Reimhult
Langmuir; 2011; 27(17) pp 10920-10928

Single cell 3-D platform to study ligand mobility in cell-cell contact
M. Ochsner, G. Romano, M. Håkanson, M.L. Smith, D.E. Leckband, M. Textor and E. Reimhult
Lab on a Chip; 2011; 11(17) pp 2876-2883

Poly(vinyl alcohol) Physical Hydrogels: Noncryogenic Stabilization Allows Nano- and Microscale Materials Design
B.E.B. Jensen, A.A.A. Smith, B. Fejerskov, A. Postma, P. Senn, E. Reimhult, M. Pla-Roca, L. Isa, D.S. Sutherland, B. Städler, A.N. Zelikin
Langmuir; 2011; 27(16) pp 10216-10223

CUTTING EDGE Stuck in a Rut
W.T. Tysoe and N. D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2011; 67(8) pp 72

Influence of Metallic and Oxidized Iron/Steel on the Reactivity of Triphenyl Phosphorothionate in Oil Solution
Filippo Mangolini, Antonella Rossi, and Nicholas D. Spencer
Tribology International; 2011; 44(6) pp 670-683

Magnetic decoupling of surface Fe3+ in magnetite nanoparticles upon nitrocatechol anchored dispersant binding
Esther Amstad, Håkon Fischer, Andreas U. Gehring, Marcus Textor, Erik Reimhult
Chemistry - A European Journal; 2011; 17(27) pp 7396-7398

The influence of electronegative substituents on the binding affinity of catechol derived anchors to Fe3O4 nanoparticles
Esther Amstad, Andreas U. Gehring, Håkon Fischer, Venkataraman V. Nagaiyanallur, Georg Hähner, Marcus Textor, Erik Reimhult
J. Phys. Chem C; 2011; 115(3) pp 683-691

Chemical Reactivity of Triphenyl Phosphorothionate (TPPT) with Iron: an ATR/FT-IR and XPS Investigation
Filippo Mangolini, Antonella Rossi and Nicholas D. Spencer
J. Phys. Chem. C; 2011; 115(4) pp 1339-1354

Precise Placement of Gold Nanorods by Capillary Assembly
Cyrill Kuemin, Richard Stutz, Nicholas D. Spencer, Heiko Wolf
Langmuir; 2011; 27(10) pp 6305-6310

Triggered release from liposomes through magnetic actuation of iron oxide nanoparticle containing membranes
Esther Amstad, Joachim Kohlbrecher, Elisabeth Müller, Thomas Schweizer, Marcus Textor, Erik Reimhult
Nano Letters; 2011; 11(4) pp 1664-1670

Tuning the immune response of dendritic cells to surface-assembled poly(i:c) on microspheres through synergistic interactions between phagocytic and TLR3 signaling
A. Hafner, B. Corthésy, M. Textor, H.P. Merkle
Biomaterials; 2011; 32(10) pp 2651-2661

Automated time-resolved analysis of bacteria - substrate interactions using functionalized microparticles and flow cytometry
Xiao Xie, Jens Möller, Rupert Konradi, Malgorzata Kisielow, Alfredo Franco-Obregón, Erich Nyfeler, Andreas Mühlebach, Mamta Chabria, Marcus Textor, Zuhong Lu, Erik Reimhult
Biomaterials; 2011; 32(19) pp 4347-4357

Stabilization and Functionalization of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications
Esther Amstad, Marcus Textor, Erik Reimhult
Nanoscale; 2011; pp

CUTTING EDGE A new wrinkle in sliding friction?
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2011; 67(2) pp 72

CUTTING EDGE Changing Direction Reduces Wear
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2011; 67(4) pp 56

Versatile Wettability Gradients Prepared by Chemical Modification of Polymer Brushes on Polymer Foils
Sonja Neuhaus, Celestino Padeste, Nicholas D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2011; 27(11) pp 6855-6861

Electrochemically stimulated release from liposomes embedded in a polyelectrolyte multilayer
N. Graf, F. Albertini, T. Petit, E. Reimhult, J. Vörös and T. Zambelli
Advanced Functional Materials; 2011; 21(9) pp 1666-1672

CUTTING EDGE Imaging Rolling Nanoparticles
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2011; 67(6) pp 96

Engineered 3D environments to elucidate the effect of environmental parameters on drug response in cancer
M. Håkanson, M. Textor and M. Charnley
Integrative Biology; 2011; 3(1) pp 31-38


Dendritic versus linear polymer brushes: self-consistent field modeling, scaling theory and experiments
A.A. Polotsky, T. Gillich, O.V. Borisov, F.A.M. Leermakers, M. Textor, T.M. Birshtein
Macromolecules; 2010; 43(22) pp 9555-9566

Fabricating Chemical Gradients on Oxide Surfaces by Means of Fluorinated, Catechol-Based, Self-Assembled Monolayers
Mathias Rodenstein, Stefan Zürcher, Samuele G.P. Tosatti, Nicholas D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2010; 26(21) pp 16211-16220

Designed polymer structures with antifouling-antimicrobial properties
M. Charnley, M. Textor, C. Acikgoz
Reactive and Functional Polymers; 2010; 71(3) pp 329-334

Nitrocatechol dispersants to tailor superparamagnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles
E. Amstad, L. Isa, E. Reimhult
CHIMIA; 2010; 64(11) pp 826

Advances in nanopatterned and nanostructured supported lipid membranes and their applications
E. Reimhult, M. Baumann, S. Kaufmann, K. Kumar and P. Spycher
Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering Reviews; 2010; 27(1) pp 185-216

CUTTING EDGE The Fundamentals of Friction
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2010; 66(12) pp 80

A one-step method for generating PEG-like plasma polymer gradients: Chemical characterisation and analysis of protein interactions
Donna J. Menzies, Bruce Cowie, Celesta Fong, John S. Forsythe, Thomas R. Gengenbach, Keith M. McLean, Ljiljana Puskar, Marcus Textor, Lars Thomsen, Mark Tobin, Benjamin W. Muir
Langmuir; 2010; 26(17) pp 13987-13994

Characterization of supported lipid bilayers incorporating the phosphoinositides phosphatidylinositol 4,5-biphosphate and phosphoinositol-3,4,5-triphosphate by complementary techniques
Martina K Baumann, Esther Amstad, Alireza Mashaghi, Marcus Textor, Erik Reimhult
Biointerphases; 2010; 5(4) pp 114-119

Designed polymer structures with antifouling-antimicrobial properties
M. Charnley, M. Textor, C. Acikgoz
Reactive and Functional Polymers; 2010; 71(3) pp 329-334

The role of the interplay between polymer architecture and bacterial surface properties on the microbial adhesion to polyoxazoline-based ultrathin films
Bidhari Pidhatika, Jens Möller, Edmondo Maria Benetti, Rupert Konradi, Ekaterina Rakhmatullina, Andreas Muehlebach, Ralf Zimmermann, Carsten Werner, Viola Vogel and Marcus Textor
Biomaterials; 2010; 31(36) pp 9462-9472

Dimensionality Controls Cytoskeleton Assembly and Metabolism of Fibroblast Cells in Response to Rigidity and Shape
M. Ochsner, M. Textor, V. Vogel and M.L. Smith
PLoS one; 2010; 5(3) pp e9445

Enhanced osteoblastic activity and bone regeneration using surface-modified porous bioactive glass scaffolds
B.S. Miguel, R. Kriauciunas, S. Tosatti, M. Ehrbar, C. Ghayor, M. Textor and F.E. Weber
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research; 2010; 94A(4) pp 1023-1033

Ru(II) Glycodendrimers as Probes to Study Lectin Carbohydrate Interactions and Electrochemically Measure Monosaccharide and Oligosaccharide Concentrations
R. Kikkeri, F. Kamena, T. Gupta, L.H. Hossain, S. Boonyarattanakalin, G. Gorodyska, E. Beurer, G. Coullerez, M. Textor and P.H. Seeberger
Langmuir; 2010; 26(3) pp 1520-1523

Surface Assembly of Catechol-Functionalized Poly(l-lysine)-graft-poly(ethylene glycol) Copolymer on Titanium Exploiting Combined Electrostatically Driven Self-Organization and Biomimetic Strong Adhesion
S. Saxer, C. Portmann, S. Tosatti, K. Gademann, S. Zürcher and M. Textor
Macromolecules; 2010; 43(2) pp 1050-1060

Substituent Effect on the Reactivity of Alkylated Triphenyl Phosphorothionates in Oil Solution in the Presence of Iron Particles
Filippo Mangolini, Antonella Rossi and Nicholas D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2010; 40(3) pp 375-394

Particle lithography from colloidal self-assembly at liquid-liquid interfaces (SALI)
Lucio Isa, Karthik Kumar, Mischa Müller, Jan Grolig, Marcus Textor and Erik Reimhult
ACS Nano; 2010; 4(10) pp 5665-5670

CUTTING EDGE Nudging Nanoscale Objects
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2010; 66(10) pp 88

CUTTING EDGE Lubricating heated hard drives
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2010; 66(2) pp 80

CUTTING EDGE Sliding on Cells
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2010; 66(8) pp 72

CUTTING EDGE Tribology’s Olympic Research
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2010; 66(4) pp 56

A comparison of osteoclast resorption pits on bone with titanium and zirconia surfaces
Thomas Hefti, Martina Frischherz, Nicholas D. Spencer, Heike Hall, and Falko Schlottig
Biomaterials; 2010; 31(28) pp 7321-7331

Functionalization of Fluoropolymer Surfaces with Nanopatterned Polyelectrolyte Brushes
Sonja Neuhaus, Celestino Padeste, Harun H. Solak, Nicholas D. Spencer
Polymer; 2010; 51(18) pp 4037-4043

CUTTING EDGE Seeing the Start of Shear
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2010; 66(6) pp 88

Selective assembly of sub-micron polymer particles
Cyrill Kuemin, K. Cathrein Huckstadt, Emanuel Lörtscher, Antje Rey, Andrea Decker, Nicholas D. Spencer and Heiko Wolf
Advanced Materials; 2010; 22(25) pp 2804-2808

Tribochemistry of bulk zinc metaphosphate glasses
Maura Crobu, Antonella Rossi, Filippo Mangolini, Nicholas D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2010; 39(2) pp 121-134

Cassie-State Wetting Investigated by Means of a Hole-to-Pillar-Density Gradient
Doris M. Spori, Tanja Drobek, Stefan Zürcher, Nicholas D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2010; 26(12) pp 9465-9473

Orthogonal, Three-Component, Alkanethiol-based, Surface-Chemical Gradients on Gold
Eva Beurer, Nagaiyanallur V. Venkataraman, Antonella Rossi, Florian Bachmann, Roman Engeli, Nicholas D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2010; 26(11) pp 8392-8399

Self-Assembly of Iron Oxide-poly(ethylene glycol) Core-Shell Nanoparticles at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces
Lucio Isa, Esther Amstad, Marcus Textor and Erik Reimhult
CHIMIA International Journal of Chemistry; 2010; 64(3) pp 145-149

Latex on glass: An appropriate model for cartilage-lubrication studies?
Marcella Roba, Christoph Bruhin, Urs Ebneter, Roman Ehrbar, Rowena Crockett, Nicholas D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2010; 38(3) pp 267-273

Solid on liquid deposition
J. Charmet, O. Banakh, E. Laux, B. Graf, F. Dias, A. Dunand, H. Keppner, G. Gorodyska, M. Textor, W. Noell, N.F. de Rooij, A. Neels, M. Dadras, A. Dommann, H. Knapp, Ch. Borter and M. Benkhaira
Thin Solid Films; 2010; 518(18) pp 5061-5065

Bacterial Biofilm Formation versus Mammalian Cell Growth on Titanium-Based Mono- and Bi-Functional Coatings
Guruprakash Subbiahdoss, Bidhari Pidhatika, Geraldine Coullerez, Mirren Charnley, Roel Kuijer, Henny C. van der Mei, Marcus Textor and Henk J. Busscher
European Cells and Materials; 2010; 19 pp 205-213

Macrotribological Studies of Poly(L-lysine)-graft-Poly(ethylene glycol) in Aqueous Glycerol Mixtures
Prathima C Nalam, Jarred N Clasohm, Alireza Mashaghi, Nicholas D Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2010; 37(3) pp 541-552

Poly(ethylene glycol) Adlayers Immobilized to Metal Oxide Substrates Through Catechol Derivatives: Influence of Assembly Conditions on Formation and Stability
B. Malisova, S. Tosatti, M. Textor, K. Gademann, S. Zürcher
Langmuir; 2010; 26(6) pp 4018-4026

Design of a high-throughput device for screening surface modification protocols
Sina Saxer, Uwe Pieles, Samuele Tosatti, Marcus Textor, Karl Gademann, Stefan Zürcher
Progress in Organic Coatings; 2010; 67(1) pp 20-27

Self-Assembly of Poly(ethylene glycol)-Poly(alkyl phosphonate) Terpolymers on Titanium Oxide Surfaces: Synthesis, Interface Characterization, Investigation of Nonfouling Properties, and Long-Term Stability
Vincent Zoulalian, Stefan Zürcher, Samuele Tosatti, Marcus Textor, Sophie Monge, and Jean-Jacques Robin
Langmuir; 2010; 26(1) pp 74-82


Adsorption and Lubricating Properties of Poly(L-lysine)-graft-poly(ethylene glycol) (PLL-g-PEG) on Human Hair Surfaces
Seunghwan Lee, Stefan Zürcher, Antoine Dorcier, Gustavo S. Luengo, and Nicholas D. Spencer
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces; 2009; 1(9) pp 1938-1945

CUTTING EDGE The Tribology of Personal Care
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2009; 65(12) pp 64

CUTTING EDGE Hip Surface Science
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2009; 65(8) pp 56

Formation of supported lipid bilayers on indium tin oxide for dynamically-patterned membrane-functionalized microelectrode arrays
K. Kumar, C.S. Tang, F.F. Rossetti, M. Textor, B. Keller, J. Vörös and E. Reimhult
Lab on a Chip; 2009; 2009(9) pp 718-725

Permanent Pattern-Resolved Adjustment of the Surface Potential of Graphene-Like Carbon through Chemical Functionalization
Fabian M. Koehler, Norman A. Luechinger, Dominik Ziegler, Evagelos K. Athanassiou, Robert N. Grass, Antonella Rossi, Christofer Hierold, Andreas Stemmer, Wendelin J. Stark
Angewandte Chemie International Edition ; 2009; 48(1) pp 224-227

A detailed investigation of formation kinetics and layer structure of poly(ethylene glycol) tether supported lipid bilayers
S. Kaufmann, K. Kumar, M. Textor and E. Reimhult
Soft Matter; 2009; (5) pp 2804-2814

Room-Temperature, Aqueous-Phase Fabrication of PMAA Brushes by UV-LED-Induced, Controlled Radical Polymerization with High Selectivity for Surface-bound Species
Raphael Heeb, Robert M. Bielecki, Seunghwan Lee, and Nicholas D. Spencer
Macromolecules; 2009; 42(22) pp 9124-9132

High-throughput fabrication of nanoantennae over large areas for biosensing and nanospectroscopy
Arda Kiristopuryan, Yasin Ekinci, Reto Giannini, Pratap K. Sahoo, Ganna Gorodyska, Jörg F. Löffler
Appl. Phys. Lett.; 2009; 95(23) pp

Comparison of the response of cultured osteoblasts and osteoblasts outgrown from rat calvarial bone chips to nonfouling KRSR and FHRRIKA-peptide modified rough titanium surfaces
M. Schuler, D.W. Hamilton, T.P. Kunzler , C.M. Sprecher, M. de Wild, D.M. Brunette, M. Textor and S.G.P. Tosatti
J. Biomed. Mater. Res. B; 2009; 91(2) pp 517-527

Stem cell plasticity, osteogenic differentiation and the third dimension
Markus Rottmar, Maria Håkanson, Michael Smith, Katharina Maniura-Weber
J. Mater. Sci.: Mater. in Med.; 2009; 21(3) pp 999-1004

Furanone enhances biofilm of staphylococci at subinhibitory concentrations by luxS repression
R. Kuehl, S. Al-Bataineh, O. Gordon, R. Luginbuehl, M. Otto, M. Textor, R. Landmann
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotheraphy; 2009; 53(10) pp 4159-4166

Surface Assembly of Catechol-Functionalized Poly(l-lysine)-graft-poly(ethylene glycol) Copolymer on Titanium Exploiting Combined Electrostatically Driven Self-Organization and Biomimetic Strong Adhesion
S. Saxer, C. Portmann, S. Tosatti, K. Gademann, S. Zürcher and M. Textor
Macromolecules; 2009; 43(2) pp 1050-1060

Integration column: microwell arrays for mammalian cell culture
Mirren Charnley, Marcus Textor, Ali Khademhosseini, Matthias P. Lutolf
Intergrative Biology; 2009; 1 pp 625-634

Liposomes tethered to omega-functional PEG brushes and induced formation of PEG-brush supported planar lipid bilayers
Q. Ye, R. Konradi, M. Textor and E. Reimhult
Langmuir; 2009; 25(23) pp 13534-13539

Bacterially induced degradation of aqueous solutions of poly(L-lysine)-graft-poly(ethylene glycol) (PLL-g-PEG) and poly(L-lysine)-graft-dextran (PLL-g-dex) and consequences for their lubrication properties
Nicolas Argibay, Chiara Perrino, Markus Rimann, Seunghwan Lee, Nicholas D. Spencer
Lubrication Science; 2009; 21(10) pp 415-425

CUTTING EDGE X-rays by Triboluminescence
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2009; 65(10) pp 72

Microarray spotting of nanoparticles
T.M. Blättler, P. Senn, M. Textor, J. Vörös and E. Reimhult
Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects; 2009; 346(1-3) pp 61-65

Ultra-stable Iron Oxide Nanoparticle Colloidal Suspensions Using Dispersants with Catechol Derived Anchor Groups
E. Amstad, T. Gillich, I. Bilecka, M. Niederberger, B. Malisova, M. Textor and E. Reimhult
Nano Letters; 2009; 9(12) pp 4042-4048

Covalent Immobilization of Antibacterial Furanones via Photochemical Activation of Perfluorophenylazide
Sameer A. Al-Bataineh, Reto Luginbuehl, Marcus Textor, Mingdi Yan
Langmuir; 2009; 25(13) pp 7432-7437

A Novel Low-Friction Surface For Biomedical Applications: Modification Of Poly(Dimethyl-siloxane) (PDMS) with Polyethylene Glycol(PEG)-Dopa-Lysine
Kanika Chawla, Seunghwan Lee, Bruce P. Lee, Phillip B. Messersmith, Nicholas D. Spencer
J. Biomed. Mater. Res. A; 2009; 90A(3) pp 742-749

Skin-textile friction and elasticity in young and aged persons
L.-C. Gerhardt, A. Lenz, N.D. Spencer, T. Münzer, S. Derler
Skin Research and Technology; 2009; 15(3) pp 288-298

Tribological properties of poly(L-lysine)-g-poly(ethylene glycol) films: Influence of polymer architecture and adsorbed conformation
Scott S. Perry, X. Yan, F. T. Limpoco, Markus Müller, Seunghwan Lee, Nicholas D. Spencer
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces; 2009; 1(6) pp 1224-1230

CUTTING EDGE Contact Conundrum Conquered
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2009; 65(6) pp 88

CUTTING EDGE The gold standard for wear
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2009; 65(2) pp 88

Influence of Salt on the Aqueous Lubrication Properties of End-Grafted, Ethylene Glycol-based Self-assembled Monolayers (SAMs)
Raphael Heeb, Seunghwan Lee, Nagaiyanallur V. Venkataraman, and Nicholas D. Spencer
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces; 2009; 1(5) pp 1105-1112

Rupture pathway of phosphatidylcholine liposomes on silicon dioxide
E. Reimhult, B. Kasemo and F. Höök
International Journal of Molecular Sciences; 2009; 10(4) pp 1683-1696

Friction, lubrication, and polymer transfer between UHMWPE and CoCrMo hip-implant materials: a fluorescence microscopy study
Rowena Crockett, Marcella Roba, Marco Naka, Beat Gasser, Daniel Delfosse, Vinzenz Frauchiger, Nicholas D. Spencer
J. Biomed. Mater. Res. A; 2009; 89A(4) pp 1011-1018

An in vivo evaluation of the biocompatibility of anodic plasma chemical (APC) treatment of titanium with calcium phosphate
P. Schlegel, J.S. Hayes, V.M. Frauchiger, B. Gasser, R. Wieling, M. Textor, R.G. Richards
J. Biomed. Mater. Res. B; 2009; 90B(1) pp 26-34

Nanoscale Probing of a Polymer Blend Thin Film with Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
B.-S. Yeo, E. Amstad, T. Schmid, J. Stadler and R. Zenobi
Small; 2009; 5(8) pp 952-960

Surface Functionalization of Single Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles (SPIONs) for Targeted Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
E. Amstad, S. Zürcher, A. Mashaghi, J.Y. Wong, M. Textor and E. Reimhult
Small; 2009; 5(11) pp 1334-1342

Reactivity of Triphenyl Phosphorothionate in Lubricant Oil Solution
Filippo Mangolini, Antonella Rossi and Nicholas D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2009; 35(1) pp 31-44

Spatial Tuning of Metal Work Function by means of Alkanethiol and Fluorinated Alkanethiol Gradients
Nagaiyanallur V. Venkataraman, Stefan Zürcher, Antonella Rossi, Seunghwan Lee, Nicola Naujoks, Nicholas D. Spencer
Journal of Physical Chemistry C; 2009; 113(14) pp 5620-5628

Aqueous lubrication of SiC and Si3N4 ceramics, aided by a brush-like copolymer additive, Poly(L-Lysine)-graft-poly(ethylene glycol) (PLL-g-PEG)
Whitney Hartung, Antonella Rossi, Seunghwan Lee, and Nicholas D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2009; 34(3) pp 201-210

Fabrication, characterisation and tribological investigation of artificial skin surface lipid films
L.-C. Gerhardt, A. Schiller, B. Müller, N.D. Spencer, S. Derler
Tribology Letters; 2009; 34(2) pp 81-93

CUTTING EDGE Doing it right
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2009; 65(4) pp 56

Poly(methacrylic acid) grafts grown from designer surfaces: The effect of initiator coverage on polymerization kinetics, morphology and properties
E. Benetti, E. Reimhult, J. de Bruin, S. Zapotoczny, M. Textor, J. Vancso
Macromolecules; 2009; 42(5) pp 1640-1647

The adsorption and lubrication behavior of synovial fluid proteins and glycoproteins on the bearing surface materials of hip replacements
Marcella Roba; Marco Naka; Emanuel Gautier; Nicholas D. Spencer; Rowena Crockett
Biomaterials; 2009; 30(11) pp 2072-2078

Surface-grafted Sugar Chains as Aqueous Lubricant Additives: Synthesis and Macrotribological Tests of Poly(L-lysine)-graft-Dextran (PLL-g-dex) Copolymers
Chiara Perrino, Seunghwan Lee and Nicholas D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2009; 33(2) pp 83-96


Analyzing High-Speed Sliding
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2008; 64(12) pp 56

Permanent Pattern-Resolved Adjustment of the Surface Potential of Graphene-Like Carbon through Chemical Functionalization
Fabian M. Koehler, Norman A. Luechinger, Dominik Ziegler, Evagelos K. Athanassiou, Robert N. Grass, Antonella Rossi, Christofer Hierold, Andreas Stemmer, Wendelin J. Stark
Angewandte Chemie International Edition ; 2008; 48(1) pp 224-227

Reactions of zinc-free anti-wear additives in DLC/DLC and steel/steel contacts
Sébastien Equey, Sigfried Roos, Ulrich Mueller, Roland Hauert, Nicholas D. Spencer and Rowena Crockett
Tribology International; 2008; 41(11) pp 1090-1096

Synthesis of compounds presenting three and four anthracene units as potential connectors to mediate infinite lateral growth at the air/water interface
Munzenberg, Cindy; Rossi, Antonella; Feldman, Kirill; Fiolka, Reto; Stemmer, Andreas; Kita-Tokarczyk, Katarzyna;Meier, Wolfgang; Sakamoto, Junji; Lukin, Oleg; Schluter, A. Dieter
Chemistry-A European Journal; 2008; 14(34) pp 10797-10807

Structural Evolution of Self-Assembled Alkanephosphate Monolayers on TiO2
Hong-Bo Liu, Nagaiyanallur V. Venkataraman, Nicholas D. Spencer, Marcus Textor, Shou-Jun Xiao
ChemPhysChem; 2008; 9(14) pp 1979-1981

The influence of anchoring-group structure on the lubricating properties of brush-forming graft copolymers in an aqueous medium
Whitney Hartung, Tanja Drobek, Seunghwan Lee, Stefan Zürcher, and Nicholas D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2008; 31(2) pp 119-128

Optical Anisotropy of Supported Lipid Structures Probed by Waveguide Spectroscopy and Its Application to Study of Supported Lipid Bilayer Formation Kinetics
A. Mashaghi, M. Swann, J. Popplewell, M. Textor and E. Reimhult
Analytical Chemistry; 2008; 80(10) pp 3666-3676

Fabrication of TiO2-coated epoxy replicas with identical dual-type surface topographies used in cell culture assays
M. Schuler, T. Künzler, M. de Wild, Ch. Sprecher, D. Trentin, D. Brunette, M. Textor, S. Tosatti
J. Biomed. Mater. Res. A; 2008; 88(1) pp 12-22

Novel nano-carbons
W.T. Tysoe and N.D. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2008; 64(10) pp 72

Supported Lipid Bilayers, Tethered Lipid Vesicles and Vesicle Fusion investigated using Gravimetric, Plasmonic and Fluorescence Techniques
Fredrik Höök, Gudrun Stengel, Andreas Dahlin, Anders Gunnarsson, Magnus Jonsson, Peter Jönsson, Erik Reimhult, Lisa Simonsson, and Sofia Svedhem
Biointerphases; 2008; 3(2) pp FA108-FA116

Mannose-Based Molecular Patterns on Stealth Microspheres for Receptor-Specific Targeting of Human Antigen-Presenting Cells
Uta Wattendorf, Géraldine Coullerez, Janos Vörös, Marcus Textor, and Hans P. Merkle
Langmuir; 2008; 24(20) pp 11790-11802

Protein-Resistant Surfaces through Mild Dopamine Surface Functionalization
J-Y. Wach, B. Malisova, S. Bonazzi, S. Tosatti, M. Textor, S. Zürcher and K. Gademann
Chemistry-A European Journal; 2008; 14(34) pp 10579-10584

Gradients of topographical structure in thin polymer films
Nicolas Blondiaux, Sara Morgenthaler, R. Pugin, H. Heinzelmann, Nicholas D. Spencer, Martha Liley
Applied Surface Science; 2008; 254(21) pp 6820-6825

An Engineered Mannoside Presenting Platform: Escherichia coli Adhesion under Static and Dynamic Conditions
K. A. Barth, G. Coullerez, L. M. Nilsson, R. Castelli, P. H. Seeberger, V. Vogel, M. Textor
Advanced Functional Materials; 2008; 18(9) pp 1459-1469

Adsorption Properties of Poly(L-lysine)-graft-Poly(ethylene Glycol) (PLL-g-PEG) at a Hydrophobic Interface: Influence of Tribological Stress, pH, Salt Concentration, and Polymer Molecular Weight
Seunghwan Lee and Nicholas D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2008; 24(17) pp 9479-9488

Influence of epidermal hydration on friction of human skin against textiles
L.-C. Gerhardt, V. Strässle, N.D. Spencer, S. Derler
Journal of the Royal Society Interface; 2008; 5(28) pp 1317-1328

A Biomimetic Alternative to PEG as an Antifouling Coating: Resistance to Non-Specific Protein Adsorption of Poly(L-lysine)-graft-Dextran
Chiara Perrino, Seunghwan Lee , Sung Won Choi, Atsushi Maruyama and Nicholas D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2008; 24(16) pp 8850-8856

Polyelectrolyte coatings with a potential for electronic control and cell sheet engineering
O. Guillaume-Gentil, Y. Akiyama, M. Schuler, C. Tang, M. Textor, M. Yamato, T. Okano, J. Vörös
Advanced Materials; 2008; 20(3) pp 560-565

Adsorption of Molecular Brushes with Polyelectrolyte Backbones onto Oppositely Charged Surfaces: a Self-Consistent Field Theory
Feuz, Laurent; Leermakers, Frans; Textor, Marcus; Borisov, Oleg
Langmuir; 2008; 24(14) pp 7232-7244

Template-assisted self-assembly of colloidal crystals
P. Huber, T. Blättler, M. Textor, W. Leitenberger, U. Pietsch and T. Geue
Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects; 2008; 321(1-3) pp 113 - 116

Understanding self-assembled amphiphilic peptide supramolecular structures from primary sequence helix propensity
Martina K. Baumann, Marcus Textor, Erik Reimhult
Langmuir; 2008; 24(15) pp 7645-7647

Electrochemical Biosensors - Sensor Principles and Architectures
Dorothee Grieshaber, Robert MacKenzie, Janos Vörös and Erik Reimhult
Sensors Journal; 2008; 8 pp 1400-1458

Micropatterning of Gold Substrates Based on Poly(Propylene Sulfide-bl-Ethylene Glycol), (PPS-PEG) Background Passivation and The Molecular-Assembly Patterning by Lift-Off (MAPL) Technique
L. Feller, J.P. Bearinger, L. Wuc, J.A. Hubbell, M. Textor and S. Tosatti
Surface Sci.; 2008; 602(13) pp 2305-2310

Lipid Redistribution in Phosphatidylserine-containing Vesicles Adsorbing on Titania
Tabrisur Rhaman Khan, H. Michelle Grandin, Alireza Mashaghi, Marcus Textor, Erik Reimhult and Ilya Reviakine
Biointerphases; 2008; 3(2) pp FA90-FA95

Formation of supported bacterial lipid membrane mimics
Christoph Merz, Wolfgang Knoll, Marcus Textor and Erik Reimhult
Biointerphases; 2008; 3(2) pp FA41-FA50

Beyond the Lotus Effect: Roughness Influences on Wetting over a Wide Surface-Energy Range
Doris M. Spori, Tanja Drobek, Stefan Zürcher, Mirjam Ochsner, Christoph Sprecher, Andreas Mühlebach and Nicholas D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2008; 24(10) pp 5411-5417

Reactivity of alkylated phosphorothionates with steel: a tribological and surface-analytical study
Roman Heuberger, Antonella Rossi, Nicholas D. Spencer
Lubrication Science; 2008; 20(2) pp 79-102

Poly-2-methyl-2-oxazoline: a Peptide-Like Polymer for Protein-Repellent Surfaces
Rupert Konradi, Bidhari Pidhatika, Andreas Mullenbach, Marcus Textor
Langmuir; 2008; 24(3) pp 613-616

Matrix effects on the surface-plasmon resonance of dry, supported gold nanocrystals
Cyrill Kuemin, Tobias Kraus, Heiko Wolf and Nicholas D. Spencer
Optics Letters; 2008; 33(8) pp 806-808

Characterization of novel PLL-g-PEG-DNA nanoparticles for delivery of therapeutic DNA
Markus Rimann, Tessa Lühmann, Marcus Textor, Barbara Guerino, Joelle Ogier, Heike Hall
Bioconjugate Chemistry; 2008; 19(2) pp 548-557

Surface-Chemical and -Morphological Gradients (Review Article)
Sara Morgenthaler, Christian Zink, and Nicholas D. Spencer
Soft Matter; 2008; 4 pp 419-434

Good Vibrations
W. Tysoe and N. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2008; 64(2) pp 72

Membrane biosensor platforms using nano- and microporous supports
Erik Reimhult and Karthik Kumar
Trends in Biotechnology; 2008; 26(2) pp 82-89

From Particle Self-Assembly to Functionalized Sub-Micron Protein Patterns
T Blättler, A Binkert, M Zimmermann, M Textor, J Vörös and E Reimhult
Nanotechnology; 2008; 19(7) pp 075301(10)

Reduced medical infection related bacterial strains adhesion on bio-active RGD modified titanium surfaces: a first step toward cell selective surfaces
R.R. Maddikeri, S. Tosatti, M. Schuler, S. Chessari, M. Textor, R.G. Richards, L.G. Harris
JBMR; 2008; 84A(2) pp 425-435

Stable stealth function for hollow polyelectrolyte microcapsules through a polyethylene glycol grafted polyelectrolyte adlayer
U. Wattendorf, O. Kreft, M. Textor, G.B. Sukhorukov, H.P. Merkle
Biomacromelecules; 2008; 9(1) pp 100-108

Nanotribology of a surface-grafted PEG layers in an aqueous environment
Tanja Drobek, Nicholas D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2008; 24(4) pp 1484-1488

Sweet, Hairy, Soft, and Slippery
Seunghwan Lee and Nicholas D. Spencer
Science; 2008; 319(5863) pp 575-576

The Effect of Surface Ions on Water Adsorption to Mica
T. E. Balmer, H. K. Christenson, N. D. Spencer, M. Heuberger
Langmuir; 2008; 24(4) pp 1566-1569

Tribofilm Formation from ZnDTP on Diamond-Like Carbon
Sébastien Equey, Sigfried Roos, Ulrich Mueller, Roland Hauert, Nicholas D. Spencer and Rowena Crockett
Wear; 2008; 264(3-4) pp 316-321

Study of skin-fabric interactions of relevance to decubitus: friction and contact-pressure measurements
L.-C. Gerhardt, N. Mattle, U. Schrade, N.D. Spencer, S. Derler
Skin Research and Technology; 2008; 14(1) pp 77-88

Poly(L-lysine)-graft-poly(ethylene glycol) (PLL-g-PEG): A Versatile Aqueous Lubricant Additive for Tribosystems Involving Thermoplastics
Seunghwan Lee and Nicholas D. Spencer
Lubrication Science; 2008; 20(1) pp 21-34


Sticking with epizoochory
W. Tysoe and N. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2007; 63(4) pp 56

The contact conundrum cracked?
W. Tysoe and N. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2007; 63(2) pp 64

Dissipative dislocations?
W. Tysoe and N. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2007; 63(6) pp 80

Monitoring the cutting edge?
W. Tysoe and N. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2007; 63(10) pp 64

Smoothing the way
W. Tysoe and N. Spencer
Tribology & Lubrication Technology; 2007; 63(12) pp 64

Macroscopic Tribological Testing of Alkanethiol Self-Assembly Monolayers (SAMs): Pin-on-Disk Tribometry with Elastomeric Sliding Contacts
Seunghwan Lee, Raphael Heeb, Nagaiyanallur V. Venkataraman, and Nicholas D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2007; 28(3) pp 229-239

Understanding Ligand Binding Effects on the Conformation of Estrogen Receptor Alpha-DNA Complexes: A Combinational Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation and Surface Plasmon Resonance Study
Wendy Y. X. Peh, Erik Reimhult, Huey Fang Teh, Jane S. Thomsen, Xiaodi Su
Biophysical Journal; 2007; 92(12) pp 4415-4423

Fabrication of nanoporous silicon nitride and silicon oxide films of controlled size and porosity for combined electrochemical and waveguide measurements
E. Reimhult, K. Kumar, W. Knoll
Nanotechnology; 2007; 18(27) pp 7

MOCVD of Hafnium Silicate Films Obtained from a Single-Source Precusor on Silicon and Germanium for Gate-Dielectric Applications
Lemberger, M.; Schön, F.; Dirnecker, T.; Jank, M. P. M.; Frey, L.; Ryssel, H.; Paskaleva, A.; Zürcher, S.; Bauer, A. J.
Chemical Vapor Deposition; 2007; 13(2-3) pp 105-111

Nanopatterning of Gold Colloids for Label-Free Biosensing
B. Städler , H. H. Solak , S. Frerke , K. Bonroy, F. Frederix, J. Vörös , H.M. Grandin
Nanotechnology; 2007; 18(15) pp 155396(6)

Creation of a Functional Heterogeneous Vesicle Array via DNA controlled Surface Sorting onto a Spotted Microarray
B. Städler, M. Bally, D. Grieshaber, J. Vörös, A. Brisson, H.M. Grandin
Biointerphases; 2007; 1(4) pp 142-145

The use of biotin-avidin binding to facilitate biomodification of thermoresponsive culture surfaces
Masanori Nishi, Jun Kobayashi, Sebastian Pechmann, Masayuki Yamato, Yoshikatsu Akiyama, Akihiko Kikuchi, Katsumi Uchida, Marcus Textor, Hirofumi Yajima and Teruo Okano
Biomaterials; 2007; 28(36) pp 5471-5476

Pressure dependence of ZnDTP tribochemical film formation: a combinatorial approach
Roman Heuberger, Antonella Rossi, Nicholas D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2007; 28(2) pp 209-222

Micro-well arrays for 3D shape control and high resolution analysis of single cells
Mirjam Ochsner, Marc R. Dusseiller, H. Michelle Grandin, Sheila Luna-Morris, Marcus Textor, Viola Vogel, Michael L. Smith
Lab on a Chip; 2007; 7 pp 1074-1077

Issues of Ligand Accessibility and Mobility in Initial Cell Attachment
Dorota Thid, Marta Bally, Karin Holm, Salvatore Chessari, Samuele Tosatti, Marcus Textor, Julie Gold
Langmuir; 2007; 23(23) pp 11693-11704

The Transmission Interferometric Adsorption Sensor
M. Heuberger, T.E. Balmer
Journal of Physics D; 2007; 40(23) pp 7245-7254

Precision thickness and refractive index imaging of molecular films
T.E. Balmer, M. Heuberger
Rev. Sci. Instr.; 2007; 78(9) pp 093105(10)

Patterned cell adhesion by self-assembled structures for use with a CMOS cell-based biosensor
W. Franks, S. Tosatti, F. Heer, P. Seif, M. Textor, A. Hierlemann
Biosensors and Bioelectronics; 2007; 22(7) pp 1426-1433

Nanomaterials: Enzymes on nanotubes thwart fouling
P.B. Messersmith, M. Textor
Nature Nanotechnology; 2007; 2(3) pp 138-139

Electrophoretic deposition of zirconia-Bioglass (R) composite coatings for biomedical implants
S. Radice, P. Kern, G. Bürki, J. Michler, M. Textor
J. Biomed. Mater. Res. A; 2007; 82A(2) pp 436-444

Conformation of poly(L-lysine)-graft-poly(ethylene glycol) Molecular Brushes in Aqueous Solution studied by Small Angle Neutron Scattering
L. Feuz, P. Strunz, T. Geue, M. Textor and O. Borisov
European Physical Journal; 2007; 23(3) pp 237-245

Nanoparticle Printing with Single-Particle Resolution
Tobias Kraus, Laurent Malaquin, Heinz Schmid, Nicholas D. Spencer and Heiko Wolf
Nature Nanotechnology; 2007; 2 pp 570-576

Systematic Study of Osteoblast Response to Nanotopography by means of Nanoparticle-Density Gradients
Tobias P. Kunzler, Christoph Huwiler, Tanja Drobek, Janos Vörös, Nicholas D. Spencer
Biomaterials; 2007; 28(33) pp 5000-5006

Influence of Alkyl Chain Length on Phosphate Self-Assembled Monolayers
Doris M. Spori, Nagaiyanallur V. Venkataraman, Samuele G. P. Tosatti, Firat Durmaz, Nicholas D. Spencer, Stefan Zürcher
Langmuir; 2007; 23(15) pp 8053-8060

Synthesis of Poly(methacrylic acid) Brushes via Surface-Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Sodium Methacrylate and Their Use as Substrates for the Mineralization of Calcium Carbonate
Tugulu, Stefano; Barbey, Raphaeel; Harms, Marc; Fricke, Marc; Volkmer, Dirk; Rossi, Antonella; Klok, Harm-Anton
Macromolecules; 2007; 40(2) pp 168-177

Chemical Analysis of Spray Pyrolysis Gadolinia-Doped Ceria Electrolyte Thin Films for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Rupp, Jennifer L.M.; Drobek, Tanja; Rossi, Antonella; Gauckler, Ludwig J.
Chemistry of Materials; 2007; 19(5) pp 1134-1142

Stability of the hydrophilic behavior of oxygen plasma activated SU-8
Walther, F.; Davydovskaya, P.; Zürcher, S.; Kaiser, M.; Herberg, H.; Gigler, A. M.; Stark, R. W
J. Micromech. Microeng.; 2007; 17 pp 524-531

Functionalizable Nano-Morphology Gradients via Colloidal Self-Assembly
Christoph Huwiler, Tobias Künzler, Marcus Textor, Janos Vörös, Nicholas D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2007; 23(11) pp 5929-5935

Carboxy-Terminated Oligo(ethylene glycol)-Alkane Phosphate: Synthesis and Self-Assembly on Titanium Oxide Surfaces
M. Gnauck, E. Jähne, Th. Blättler, S. Tosatti, M. Textor, H.-J. Adler
Langmuir; 2007; 23(2) pp 377-381

Capabilities of femtosecond laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for depth profiling of thin metal coatings
J. Pisonero, J. Koch, M. Wälle, W. Hartung, N.D. Spencer and D. Günther
Analytical Chemistry; 2007; 79(6) pp 2325-2333

Fabrication of multiscale, surface-chemical gradients by means of photocatalytic lithography
Nicolas Blondiaux, Stefan Zürcher, Martha Liley, and Nicholas D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2007; 23(7) pp 3489-3494

XPS Study of the Influence of Temperature on ZnDTP Tribofilm Composition
Roman Heuberger, Antonella Rossi and Nicholas D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2007; 25(3) pp 185-196

Systematic Study of Osteoblast and Fibroblast Response to Roughness by means of Surface- Morphology Gradients
Tobias P. Kunzler, Tanja Drobek, Martin Schuler, and Nicholas D. Spencer
Biomaterials; 2007; 28(13) pp 2175-2182

Sliding Friction of Polyethylene on Snow and Ice: Contact Area and Modeling
L. Bäurle, Th.U. Kaempfer, D. Szabo, N.D. Spencer
Cold Regions Science and Technology; 2007; 47(3) pp 276-289

Poly(L-lysine)-grafted-poly(ethylene glycol)-based surface-chemical gradients. Preparation, characterization and first applications
Sara Morgenthaler, Christian Zink, Brigitte Städler, Janos Vörös, Seunghwan Lee, Nicholas D. Spencer and Samuele G.P. Tosatti
Biointerphases; 2007; 1(4) pp 156-165


Biomedical interfaces: titanium surface technology for implants and cell carriers
Schuler M, Trentin D, Textor M, Tosatti S.
Nanomedicine; 2006; 1(4) pp 449-463

Biomimetic Modification of Titanium Dental Implant Model Surfaces Using the RGDSP-peptide Sequence: A Cell Morphology Study
M. Schuler, G.R. Owen, D.W. Hamilton, M. de Wild, M. Textor, D.M. Brunette, S.G.P. Tosatti
Biomaterials; 2006; 27(21) pp 4003-4015

Light-induced In Situ Patterning of DNA-tagged Biomolecules and Nanoparticles
B. Städler, C. Huwiler, J. Vörös, H.M. Grandin
Nanobioscience; 2006; 5(3) pp 215-219

Optical microarray biosensing techniques
M. Bally, M. Halter, J. Vörös and H. M. Grandin
Surface and Interface Analysis; 2006; 38(11) pp 1442-1458

Enhanced optical waveguide light mode spectroscopy via detection of fluorophore absorbance
M. Halter, M. Gabi, M. Textor, J. Vörös, M. Grandin
Rev. Sci. Instr.; 2006; 77 pp 103105

Merging Organic and Polymer Chemistries to Create Glycomaterials for Glycomics Applications
G. Coullerez, P.H. Seeberger, M. Textor
Macromolecular Biosciences; 2006; 6(8) pp 634-647

Microfabricated Three-dimensional Environments for Single Cell Studies
M.R. Dusseiller, M.L. Smith, V. Vogel, M. Textor
Biointerphases; 2006; 1(1) pp P1-P4

Large Area Protein Nanopatterning for Biological Applications
H. Agheli, J. Malmström, E. M. Larsson, M. Textor and D.S. Sutherland
Nano Letters; 2006; 6(6) pp 1165-1171

Nanopatterns with Biological Functions
T. Blättler, Ch. Huwiler, M. Ochsner, B. Städler, H. Solak, J. Vörös, H. M. Grandin
Nanotechnology; 2006; 6(8) pp 2237-2264

Asymmetric Distribution of Phosphatidyl Serine in Supported Phospholipid Bilayers on Titanium Dioxide
F. Rossetti, M. Textor, I. Reviakine
Langmuir; 2006; 22(8) pp 3467-3473

High Salt Stability and Protein Resistance of Poly(L-Lysine)-g-Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Copolymers Immobilized via Aldehyde Plasma Polymer Interlayers on Inorganic and Polymeric Substrates
T.M. Blättler, S. Pasche, M. Textor, H.J. Griesser
Langmuir; 2006; 22(13) pp 5760-5769

Phagocytosis of poly(L-lysine)-graft-poly(ethylene glycol) coated microspheres by antigen presenting cells: Impact of grafting ratio and poly(ethylene glycol) chain length on cellular recognition
U. Wattendorf, M.C. Koch, E. Walter, J. Vörös, M. Textor, H.P.Merkle
Biointerphases; 2006; 1(4) pp 123-133

Adhesion of polyelectrolyte microcapsules through biotin-streptavidin specific interaction
A.M. Raichur AM, J. Vörös, M. Textor M, A. Fery A
Biomacromelecules; 2006; 7(8) pp 2331-2336

Functionalization of titanium oxide surfaces by means of poly(alkyl-phosphonates)
V. Zoulalian, S. Monge, S. Zürcher, J.J. Robin, M. Textor, S. Tosatti
J. Phys. Chem. B; 2006; 110(51) pp 25603-25605

Sliding Friction of Polyethylene on Ice: Tribometer Measurements
L. Bäurle, D. Szabo, M. Fauve, H. Rhyner, and N.D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2006; 24(1) pp 77-84

Surface reactivity of tributyl thiophosphate: effects of temperature and mechanical stress
Antonella Rossi, Federica M Piras, Donggun Kim, Andrew J Gellman, and Nicholas D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2006; 23(3) pp 197-208

Fabrication of material-independent morphology gradients for high-throughput applications
Tobias P. Künzler, Tanja Drobek, Christoph M. Sprecher, Martin Schuler and Nicholas D. Spencer
Applied Surface Science; 2006; 253(4) pp 2148-2153

Self-Healing Behavior of a Polyelectrolyte-Based Lubricant Additive for Aqueous Lubrication of Oxide Materials
S. Lee, M. Müller, R. Heeb, S. Zürcher, S. Tosatti, M. Heinrich, F. Amstad, S. Pechmann, and N.D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2006; 24(3) pp 217-223

Nitrilotriacetic Acid Functionalized Graft Copolymers: A Polymeric Interface for Selective and Reversible Binding of Histidine-Tagged Proteins
G. Zhen, D. Falconnet, E. Kuennemann, J. Vörös, N.D. Spencer, M. Textor, S. Zürcher
Advanced Functional Materials; 2006; 16(2) pp 243-251

Order and Composition of Methyl-Carboxyl and Methyl-Hydroxyl Surface-Chemical Gradients
Nagaiyanallur V. Venkataraman, Stefan Zürcher, Nicholas D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2006; 22(9) pp 4184-4189

Surface engineering approaches to micropattern surfaces for cell-based assays
D. Falconnet, G. Csucs, H.M. Grandin, and M. Textor
Biomaterials; 2006; 27(16) pp 3044-3063

Cytotoxicity of Zr-based bulk metallic glasses
S. Buzzi, K. Jin, P.J. Uggowitzer, S. Tosatti, I. Gerber, and J.F. Löffler
Intermetallics; 2006; 14(7) pp 729-734

The Cell Penetrating Peptides pVEC and W2-pVEC Induce Transformation of Gel Phase Domains in Phospholipid Bilayers without Affecting Their Integrity
M.E. Herbig, F. Assi, M. Textor, and H.P. Merkle
Biochemistry; 2006; 45(11) pp 3598-3609

Dynamic, Electronically Switchable Surfaces for Membrane Protein Microarrays
C.S. Tang, M.R. Dusseiller, S. Makohliso, H. Huschkel, S. Sharma, B. Keller, and J. Vörös
Analytical Chemistry; 2006; 78(3) pp 711-717

Controlled Electrodissolution of Polyelectrolyte Multilayers: A Platform Technology Towards the Surface-Initiated Delivery of Drugs
F. Boulmedais, C.S. Tang, B. Keller, J. Vörös
Advanced Functional Materials; 2006; 16(1) pp 63-70

Adsorption and electrically stimulated desorption of the triblock copolymer poly(propylene sulfide-bl-ethylene glycol) (PPS-PEG) from indium tin oxide (ITO) surfaces
C. Tang, L. Feller, P. Rossbach, B. Keller, J. Vörös, S. Tosatti, and M. Textor
Surface Sci.; 2006; 600(7) pp 1510-1517

Pattern Stability under Cell Culture Conditions - A comparative study of patterning methods based on PLL-g-PEG background passivation
J.W. Lussi, D. Falconnet, J.A. Hubbell, M. Textor, G. Csucs
Biomaterials; 2006; 27(12) pp 2534-2541

Waveguide Excitation Fluorescence Microscopy: A new Tool for Sensing and Imaging the Biointerface
H.M. Grandin, B. Städler, M. Textor, J. Vörös
Biosensors and Bioelectronics; 2006; 21(8) pp 1476-1482

Submicron Structure of Surface-Chemical Gradients Prepared by a Two-Step Immersion Method
S.M. Morgenthaler, S. Lee, and N.D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2006; 22 pp 2706-2711

Biomimetic Surface Modifications Based on the Cyanobacterial Iron Chelator Anachelin
S. Zürcher, D. Wäckerlin, Y. Bethuel, B. Malisova, M. Textor, S. Tosatti and K. Gademann
J. Amer. Chem. Soc.; 2006; 128(4) pp 1064-1065


Self-assembly of functionalized spherical nanoparticles on chemically patterned microstructures
Ch. Huwiler, M. Halter, K. Rezwan, D. Falconnet, M. Textor, and J. Vörös
Nanotechnology; 2005; 16(12) pp 3045-3052

The Influence of PEG Architecture on Protein Adsorption and Conformation
R. Michel, S. Pasche, M. Textor, D.G. Castner
Langmuir; 2005; 21(26) pp 12327-12332

Influence of Poly(propylene sulfide-block-ethylene glycol) Di- and Triblock Copolymer Architecture on the Formation of Molecular Adlayers on Gold Surfaces and Their Effect on Protein Resistance: A Candidate for Surface Modification in Biosensor Research
L.M. Feller, S. Cerritelli, M. Textor, J.A. Hubbell, S.G.P. Tosatti
Macromolecules; 2005; 38(25) pp 10503-10510

An Aqueous-Based Surface Modification of Poly(dimethylsiloxane) with Poly(ethylene glycol) to Prevent Biofouling
S. Lee, J. Vörös
Langmuir; 2005; 21(25) pp 11957-11962

Locally Addressable Electrochmical Patterning Technique (LAEPT) applied to poly(L-lysine)-graft-poly(ethylene glycol) adlayers on titanium and silicon oxide surfaces
C.S. Tang, P. Schmutz, S. Petronis, M. Textor, B. Keller, J. Vörös
Biotechnology and Bioengineering; 2005; 91(3) pp 285-295

Investigating the properties of supported vesicular layers on titanium dioxide by quartz crystal imicrobalance with dissipation (QCM-D) measurements
I. Reviakine, F.F. Rossetti, A.N. Morozov, M. Textor
J. Chem. Phys.; 2005; 122(204711) pp 8 pages

Substratum Roughness Alters the Growth, Area, Focal Adhesions of Epithelial Cells and their Proximity to Titanium Surfaces
B. Baharloo, M. Textor, and D.M. Brunette
J. Biomed. Mater. Res.; 2005; 74A(1) pp 12-22

Change of the Zeta Potential of Biocompatible Colloidal Oxide Particles upon Adsorption of Bovine Serum Albumin and Lysozyme
K. Rezwan, A.R. Studart, J. Vörös, L.J. Gauckler
J. Phys. Chem. B; 2005; 109(30) pp 14469-14474

Tuned Graft Copolymers as Controlled Coatings for DNA Microarrays
S.M. De Paul, D. Falconnet, S. Pasche, M. Textor, A.P. Abel, E. Kauffmann, R. Liedtke, M. Ehrat
Analytical Chemistry; 2005; 77(18) pp 5831-5838

Interaction between Titanium Dioxide and Phosphatidyl Serine-Containing Liposomes: Formation and Patterning of Supported Phospholipid Bilayers on the Surface of a Medically Relevant Material
F.F. Rossetti, M. Bally, R. Michel, M. Textor, I. Reviakine
Langmuir; 2005; 21(14) pp 6443-6450

Selective Molecular Assembly Patterning at the Nanoscale: A Novel Platform to Produce Protein Paterns by e-beam Lithography of Indium-Tin-Oxinde/Silicon Oxide Coated Glass Substrates
J.W. Lussi, C.S. Tang, P.-A. Kuenzi, U. Staufer, G. Csucs, J. Vörös, G. Danuser, J.A. Hubbell, M. Textor
Nanotechnology; 2005; 16(9) pp 1781-1786

Closing the Gap Between Self-Assembly and Microsystems Using Self-Assembly, Transfer, and Integration of Particle
T. Kraus, L. Malaquin, E. Delamarche, H. Schmid, N.D. Spencer, H. Wolf
Advanced Materials; 2005; 17 pp 2438-2442

Aqueous Lubrication of Polymers: Influence of Surface Modification
S. Lee, N.D. Spencer
Tribology International; 2005; 38 pp 922-930

Short-time plasma surface modification of HDPE powder in a Plasma Downer Reactor - process, wettability improvement and ageing effects
C. Arpagaus, A. Rossi and Ph. Rudolf von Rohr
Applied Surface Science; 2005; 252(5) pp 1581-1595

Short-time plasma surface modification of polymer powders in a down flowing tube reactor
C. Arpagaus, Ph. Rudolf von Rohr and A. Rossi
Surface and Coatings Technology; 2005; 200(1-4) pp 525-528

A Novel Crossed Microfluidic Device for the Precise Positioning of Proteins and Vesicles
M.R. Dusseiller, B. Niederberger, B. Städler, D. Falconnet, M. Textor, J. Vörös
Lab on a Chip; 2005; 5(12) pp 1387-1392

Biofunctional Polyelectrolyte Multilayers and Microcapsules: Control of Non-Specific and Bio-Specific Protein Adsorption
R. Heuberger, G. Sukhorukov, J. Vörös, M. Textor, H. Möhwald
Advanced Functional Materials; 2005; 15(3) pp 357-366

Bending Rigidity and Induced Persistence Length of Molecular Bottle Brushes: A Self-Consistent-Field Theory
L. Feuz, F.A.M. Leermakers, M. Textor, O. Borisov
Macromolecules; 2005; 38(21) pp 8891-8901

Lubrication Properties of a Brushlike Copolymer as a Function of the Amount of Solvent Absorbed within the Brush
M. Müller, X. Yan, S. Lee, S. Perry, and N.D. Spencer
Macromolecules; 2005; 38(13) pp 5706-5713

Nanofabrication of protein-patterned substrates for future cell adhesion experiments
P.A. Künzi, J. Lussi, L. Aeschimann, G. Danuser, M. Textor, N.F. de Rooij and U. Staufer
Microelectronic Engineering; 2005; 78-79 pp 582-586

Porcine Gastric Mucin (PGM) at the Water/Poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) Interface: Influence of pH and Ionic strength on its Conformation, Adsorption, and Aqueous Lubrication Properties
S. Lee, M. Müller, K. Rezwan, and N.D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2005; 21(18) pp 8344-8353

Printing Chemical Gradients
T. Kraus, R. Stutz, T. Balmer, H. Schmid, L. Malaquin, N.D. Spencer, H. Wolf
Langmuir; 2005; 21(17) pp 7796-7804

Relationship between Interfacial Forces Measured by Colloid-Probe Atomic Force Microscopy and Protein Resistance of Poly(ethylene glycol)-Grafted Poly(L-lysine) Adlayers on Niobia Surfaces
S. Pasche, L. Meagher, N.D. Spencer, M. Textor, H.J. Griesser
Langmuir; 2005; 21(14) pp 6508-6520

Effects of ionic strength and surface charge on protein adsorption at PEGylated surfaces
S. Pasche, J. Vörös, H.J. Griesser, N.D. Spencer, M. Textor
J. Phys. Chem. B; 2005; 109(37) pp 17545-17552

Compressing PEG brushes
T. Drobek, M. Heuberger, and N.D. Spencer
Macromolecules; 2005; 38(12) pp 5254-5259

Electrical properties of hafnium silicate films obtained from a single-source MOCVD precursor
Lemberger, M.; Paskaleva, A.; Zürcher, S.; Bauer, A. J.; Frey, L.; Ryssel, H.
Microelectronics and Reliability; 2005; 45(5-6) pp 819-822

An Inverted Microcontact Printing Method on Topographically Structured Polystyrene Chips for Arrayed Micro-3D Culturing of Single Cells
M.R. Dusseiller, D. Schlaepfer, M. Koch, R. Kroschewski, M. Textor
Biomaterials; 2005; 26(29) pp 5917-5925

Preferential Solvation and its Effect on the Lubrication Properties of a Surface-Bound, Brushlike Polymer
M.T. Müller, X. Yan, S. Lee, S.S. Perry, N.D. Spencer
Macromolecules; 2005; 38(9) pp 3861-3866

Bioactive Patterns at the 100-nm Scale Produced Using Multifunctional Physisorbed Monolayers
J. Vörös. T. Blättler, M. Textor
MRS Bulletin; 2005; 30(3) pp 202-206

Interaction Forces and Morphology of a Protein-Resistant Poly(ethylene glycol) Layer
M. Heuberger, T. Drobek and N.D. Spencer
Biophysical Journal; 2005; 88 pp 495-504

Synergistic interaction of topographic features in the production of bone-like modules on Ti surfaces by rat osteoblasts
M. Wieland, M. Textor, B. Chehroudi, D.M. Brunette
Biomaterials; 2005; 26(10) pp 1119-1130

Diffusion of Alkanethiols in PDMS and Its Implications on Microcontact Printing (µCP)
T. Balmer, H. Schmid, R. Stutz, E. Delamarche, B. Michel, N.D. Spencer, H. Wolf
Langmuir; 2005; 21(2) pp 622-632

Protein Resistance of Titanium Oxide Surfaces Modified by Biologically Inspired mPEG-DOPA
J.L. Dalsin, S. Tosatti, J. Vörös, M. Textor, P-B. Messersmith
Langmuir; 2005; 21(2) pp 640-646

Protein-mediated boundary lubrication in arthroplasty
M.P. Heuberger, M.R. Widmer, E. Zobeley, R. Glockshuber, N.D. Spencer
Biomaterials; 2005; 26(10) pp 1165-1173

Whole blood coagulation studies on poly(L-lysine)-g-poly(ethylene glycol)-coated titanium
K.M. Hansson, S. Tosatti, J. Isaksson, J. Wetterö, M. Textor, T.L. Lindahl, P. Tengvall
Biomaterials; 2005; 26(8) pp 861-872


XPS surface analysis: imaging and spectroscopy of metal and polymer surfaces
A. Rossi, B. Elsener, N.D. Spencer
Spectroscopy Europe; 2004; 16(6) pp 14-19

Scanning Probe Microscopy in Materials Science
E. Meyer, S.P. Jarvis, N.D. Spencer, Guest Editors
MRS Bulletin; 2004; 29(7) pp 425-520

Reactions of Surface Amines with Heterobifunctional Cross-Linkers Bearing Both Succinimidyl Ester and Maleimide for Grafting Biomolecules
S.-J. Xiao, S. Brunner, M. Wieland
J. Phys. Chem. B; 2004; 108(42) pp 16508-16517

Micropatterning of DNA-Tagged Vesicles
B. Städler, D. Falconnet, I. Pfeiffer, F. Höök, J. Vörös
Langmuir; 2004; 20(26) pp 11348-11354

Reversible mesoscopic model of protein adsorption: From equilibrium to dynamics
G. Szollosi, I. Derenyi, J. Vörös
Physica Acta ; 2004; 343 pp 359-375

Effects of finite crystal size in the quartz crystal microblalance with dissipation measurement system: Implications for data analysis
I. Reviakine, A.N. Morozov, F.F. Rossetti
J. Applied Physics; 2004; 95(12) pp 7712-7716

Bovine Serum Ablumin Adsorption onto Colloidal AI2O3 Particles: A New Model Based on Zeta Potential and UV-Vis Measurements
K. Rezwan, L.P. Meier, M. Rezwan, J.Vörös, M. Textor, L.J. Gauckler
Langmuir; 2004; 20(23) pp 10055-10061

Effect of titanium surface topography on macrophage activation and secretion of proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines
A.K. Refai, M. Textor, D.M. Brunette, J.D. Waterfield
J. Biomed. Mater. Res. Part A ; 2004; 70A(2) pp 194-205

The Density and Refractive Index of Adsorbing Protein Layers
J. Vörös
Biophysical Journal; 2004; 87(1) pp 553-561

Immobilization of the enzyme ß-lactamase on biotin-derivatized poly(L-lysine)-g-poly(ethylene glycol) coated sensor chips: a study on oriented attachment and surface activity by enzyme kinetics and in situ optical sensing
G. Zhen, V. Eggli, J. Vörös, P. Zammaretti, M. Textor, R. Glockshuber, E. Kuennemann
Langmuir; 2004; 20(24) pp 10464-10473

Influence of Molecular Architecture on the Adsorption of Poly(Ethylene Oxide)-Poly(Propylene Oxide)-Poly(Ethylene Oxide) (PEO-PPO-PEO) on PDMS Surfaces and Implications for Aqueous Lubrication
S. Lee, R. Iten, M. Müller, and N.D. Spencer
Macromolecules; 2004; 37(22) pp 8349-8356

A Novel Approach to Produce Protein Nanopatterns by Combining Nanoimprint Lithography and Molecular Self-Assembly
D. Falconnet, D. Pasqui, S. Park, R. Eckert, H. Schift, J. Gobrecht, R. Barbucci, and M. Textor
Nano Letters; 2004; 4(10) pp 1909-1914

Interaction of Poly(L-lysine)-g-poly(ethylene glycol) with Supported Phospholipid Bilayers
F.F. Rossetti, I. Reviakine, G. Csusc, F. Assi, J. Vörös, M. Textor
Biophysical Journal; 2004; 87(3) pp 1711-1721

A Combined Photolithographic and Molecular-Assembly Approach to Produce Functional Micropatterns for Applications in the Biosciences
D. Falconnet, A. Koenig, F. Assi, M. Textor
Advanced Functional Materials; 2004; 14(8) pp 749-756

About the Role of Water in surface-Grafted Poly(ethylene glycol) Layers
M. Heuberger, T. Drobek, and J. Vörös
Langmuir; 2004; 20(22) pp 9445-9448

Different current conduction mechanisms through thin high-k HfxTiySizO films due to the varying Hf to Ti ratio
A. Paskaleva, A.J. Bauer, M. Lemberger, S. Zürcher
J. Appl. Physics; 2004; 95(10) pp 5583-5590

Anodic Plasma-Chemical Treatment of CP titanium surfaces for biomedical applications
V.M. Frauchiger, F. Schlottig, B. Gasser, M. Textor
Biomaterials; 2004; 25(4) pp 593-606

Staphylococcus aureus adhesion to titanium oxide surfaces coated with non-functionalized and peptide-funcitonalized poly(L-lysine)-grafted- poly(ethylene glycol) copolymers
L.G. Harris, S. Tosatti, M. Wieland, M. Textor, R.G. Richards
Biomaterials; 2004; 25(18) pp 4135-4148

A Novel Generic Platform for Chemical Patterning of Surfaces
J.W. Lussi, R. Michel, I. Reviakine, D. Falconnet, A. Goessl, G. Csucs, G. Danuser, J.A. Hubbell, M. Textor
Progress in Surface Science; 2004; 76(3-5) pp 55-69

Characterization of Poly-(L-Lysine)-graft-Poly(Ethylene glycol) Assembled Monolyers on Niobium Pentoxide Substrates using Time of Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry and Multivariate Analysis
M.S. Wagner, S. Pasche, D.G. Castner, M. Textor
Analytical Chemistry; 2004; 76(5) pp 1483-1492

Electrical characterization and reliability aspects of zirconium silicate films obtained from novel MOCVD precursors
M. Lemberger, A. Paskaleva, S. Zürcher, A.J. Bauer, L. Frey, H. Ryssel
Microelectronic Engineering; 2004; 72(1-4) pp 315-320

RGD-containing Peptide GCRGYGRRGDSPG Reduces Enhancement of Osteoblast Differentiation by Poly(L-lysine)-graft -poly(ethylene glycol) Coated Titanium Surfaces
S. Tosatti, Z. Schwartz, C. Campbell, D.L. Cochran, S. VandeVondele, J.A. Hubbell, A. Denzer, J. Simpson, M. Wieland, C.H. Lohmann, M. Textor, and B.D. Boyan
J. Biomed. Mater. Res.; 2004; 68A(3) pp 458-472

Surface Analytical Studies of Surface-Additive Interactions, by Means of in Situ and Combinatorial Approaches
A. Rossi, M. Eglin, F.M. Piras, K. Matsumoto, N.D. Spencer
Wear; 2004; 256(6) pp 578-584

Reduction of Friction at Oxide Interfaces Upon Polymer Adsorption from Aqueous Solution
X. Yan, S.S. Perry, N.D. Spencer, S. Pasche, S.M. De Paul, M. Textor, M.S. Lim
Langmuir; 2004; 20(2) pp 423-428

A Tribological Model for Chocolate in the Mouth: Implications for other slurry-lubricated hard/soft sliding counterfaces
S. Lee, M. Heuberger, P. Rousset, N.D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2004; 16(3) pp 239-249


RGD-grafted Poly-L-lysine-graft-(polyethylene glycol) Copolymers Block Nonspecific Protein Adsorption while Promoting Cell Adhesion
S. VandeVondele, J. Vörös, M. Textor, J.A. Hubbell
Biotechnology and Bioengineering; 2003; 82(7) pp 784-790

Electrochemical Optical Waveguide Lightmode Spectroscopy (EC-OWLS): A Pilot Study Using Evanescent-Field Optical Sensing Under Voltage Control to Monitor Polycationic Polymer Adsorption onto Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) Coated Waveguide Chips
J.P. Bearinger, J. Vörös, J.A. Hubbell, M. Textor
Biotechnology and Bioengineering; 2003; 82(4) pp 465-473

The extended surface forces apparatus: Part III. High-speed Interferometric Distance Measurement
M. Heuberger, J. Vanicek, M. Zäch
Rev. Sci. Instr.; 2003; 74(1) pp 260-266

Surface Modification of PLGA Microspheres
M. Müller, J. Vörös, G. Csúcs, E. Walter, G. Danuser, M. Textor, H.P. Merkle, N.D. Spencer
J. Biomed. Mater. Res.; 2003; 66A(1) pp 55-61

Electrical caharacterization of zirconium silicate films obtained from novel MOCVD precursors
A. Paskaleva, M. Lemberger, S. Zürcher, A.J. Bauer, L. Frey, H. Ryssel
Microelectronics Reliability; 2003; 43(8) pp 1253-1257

Zirconium silicate films obtained from novel MOCVD precursors
M. Lemberger, A. Paskaleva, S. Zürcher, A.J. Bauer, L. Frey, H. Ryssel
J. of Non-Crystalline Solids; 2003; 322(1-3) pp 147-153

Peptide Functionalized poly(L-Lysine)-g-poly(ethylene glycol) on Titanium: Resistance to Protein Adsorption in Full Heparinized Human Blood Plasma
S. Tosatti, S.M. De Paul, A. Askendal, S. VandeVondele, J.A. Hubbell, P. Tengvall, M. Textor
Biomaterials; 2003; 24(27) pp 4949-4958

Microcontact printing of novel co-polymers in combination with proteins for cell-biological applications
G. Csúcs, R. Michel, J.W. Lussi, M. Textor, G. Danuser
Biomaterials; 2003; 24(10) pp 1713-1720

Chemically patterned, metal-oxide-based surfaces produced by photolithographic techniques for studying protein- and cell-interactions. Part II: Protein adsorption and initial cell interactions
C.A. Scotchford, M. Ball, M. Winkelmann, J. Vörös, G. Csúcs, D.M. Brunette, G. Danuser, M. Textor
Biomaterials; 2003; 24(7) pp 1147-1158

Chemically Patterned, Metal Oxide based Surfaces Produced by Photolithographic Techniques for Studying Protein- and Cell-Surface Interactions I: Microfabrication and Surface Characterization
M. Winkelmann, J. Gold, R. Hauert, B. Kasemo, N.D. Spencer, D.M. Brunette, M. Textor
Biomaterials; 2003; 24(7) pp 1133-1145

Ligand-Specific Targeting of Microspheres to Phagocytes by Surface Modification with Poly(L-Lysine)-Grafted Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Conjugate
S. Faraasen, J. Vörös, G .Csúcs, M. Textor, H.P. Merkle, E. Walter
Pharm. Res.; 2003; 20(2) pp 237-246

Chemisorbed poly(propylene sulphide)-based copolymers resist biomolecular interactions
J.P. Bearinger, S. Terrettaz, R. Michel, N. Tirelli, H. Vogel, M. Textor, and J.A. Hubbell
Nature Materials; 2003; 2 pp 259-264

Poly(L-lysine)-graft-poly(ethylene glycol) Assembled Monolayers on Niobium Oxide Surfaces: A quantitative Study of the Influence of Polymer Interfacial Architecture on Resistance to Protein Adsorption by Tof-SIMS and in situ OWLS
S. Pasche, S.M. De Paul, J. Vörös, N.D. Spencer, M. Textor
Langmuir; 2003; 19 (22) pp 9216-9225

Nanofluidics: Structural Forces, Density Anomalies, and the Pivotal Role of Nanoparticles
M. Heuberger and M. Zäch
Langmuir; 2003; 19(6) pp 1943-1947

Microcontact Printing of Macromolecules with Submicrometer Resolution by Means of Polyolefin Stamps
Gabor Csucs, Tobias Künzler, Kirill Feldman, Franck Robin, and Nicholas D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2003; 19(15) pp 6104-6109

Characterization of Titanium Oxide Films by the Template-Stripping Method
F.F. Rossetti, I. Reviakine, M. Textor
Langmuir; 2003; 19(24) pp 10116-10123

Block Copolymer Thermoplastic Elastomers for Microcontact Printing
D. Trimbach, K. Feldman, N.D. Spencer, D.J. Broer, and C.W.M. Bastiaansen
Langmuir; 2003; 19(26) pp 10957-10961

A Simple, Reproducible Approach to the Preparation of Surface-Chemical Gradients
S. Morgenthaler, S. Lee, S. Zürcher, and N.D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2003; 19(25) pp 10459-10462

X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Analysis of Tribostressed Samples in the Presence of ZnDTP: A Combinatorial Approach
M. Eglin, A. Rossi, and N.D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2003; 15(3) pp 199-209

The Influence of Molecular Architecture on the Macroscopic Lubrication Properties of the Brush-like co-Polyelectrolyte Poly(L-Lysine)-G-Poly(Ethylene Glycol) (PLL-g-PEG) Adsorbed on Oxide Surfaces
M. Müller, S. Lee, H.A. Spikes, N.D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2003; 15(4) pp 395-405

Combined in situ (ATR FT-IR) and ex situ (XPS) Study of the ZnDTP-Iron Surface Interaction
F.M. Piras, A. Rossi, and N.D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2003; 15(3) pp 181-191

Boundary Lubrication of Oxide Surfaces by Poly(L-lysine)-g-poly(ethylene glycol) (PLL-g-PEG) in Aqueous Media
S. Lee, M. Müller, M. Ratoi-Salagean, J. Vörös, S, Pasche, S.M. De Paul, H.A. Spikes, M. Textor, N.D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2003; 15(3) pp 231-239

A Combinatorial Approach to Elucidating Tribochemical Mechanisms
M. Eglin, A. Rossi, and N.D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2003; 15(3) pp 193-198

Improved Stimulation of Human Dendritic Cells by Receptor Engagement with Surface-modified Microparticles
M. Kempf, B. Mandal, S. Jilek, L. Thiele, J. Vörös, M. Textor, H.P. Merkle, E. Walter
J. Drug Targeting; 2003; 11(1) pp 11-18


Nanochemical Surface Analyser in CMOS Technology
W. Franks, D. Lange, S. Lee, A. Hierlemann, N.D. Spencer, H. Baltes
Ultramicroscopy; 2002; 91(1-4) pp 21-27

New Single-Source Precursors for the MOCVD of High-k Dielectric Zirconium Silicates to Replace SiO2 in Semiconducting Devices
S. Zürcher, M. Morstein, N.D. Spencer, M. Lemberger, A. Bauer
Chem. Vap. Deposition; 2002; 8(4) pp 171-177

Chocolate at a Sliding Interface
S. Lee, M. Heuberger, P. Rousset, N.D. Spencer
J. Food Science; 2002; 67(7) pp 2712-2717

Use of Ti-coated Replicas to Investigate the Effects on Fibroblast Shape of Surfaces with Varying Roughness and Constant Chemical Compositions.
M. Wieland, B. Chehroudi, M. Textor, D.M. Brunette
J. Bone Miner. Res.; 2002; 60(3) pp 434-444

Fibroblast and Osteoblast Adhesion and Morphology on Calcium Phosphate Surfaces
L. Baxter, V. Frauchiger, M. Textor, I.A.P. Gwynn, G. Richards
European Cells and Materials; 2002; 4(7-12) pp 1-17

A comparative study of protein adsorption on titanium oxide surfaces using in situ ellipsometry, optical waveguide lightmode spectroscopy, and quartz crystal microbalance/dissipation
F. Höök, M. Rodahl, J. Vörös, R. Kurrat, P. Böni, J.J. Ramsden, M. Textor, N.D. Spencer, P. Tengvall, J. Gold, B. Kasemo
Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces; 2002; 24(2) pp 155-170

Optical Grating Coupler Biosensors
J. Vörös, J.J. Ramsden, G. Csúcs, I. Szendrö, S.M. De Paul, M. Textor, N.D. Spencer
Biomaterials; 2002; 23(17) pp 3699-3710

Surface Chemistry in Tribology
A.J. Gellman, N.D. Spencer
Journal of Engineering Tribology; 2002; 216(special issue) pp 443-461

Surface Inorganic Chemistry: The Reaction of Hydroxyl-Terminated Thiols on Gold with a Zirconium Coordination Compound
C. Dicke, M. Morstein, G. Hähner
Langmuir; 2002; 18(2) pp 336-344

Self-Assembled Monolayers of Dodecyl and Hydroxy-dodecyl Phosphates on both Smooth and Rough Titanium and Titanium Oxide Surfaces
S. Tosatti, R. Michel, M. Textor, N.D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2002; 18(9) pp 3537-3548

Selective Molecular Assembly Patterning: A New Approach to Micro- and Nanochemical Patterning of Surfaces for Biological Applications
R. Michel, J.W. Lussi, G. Csúcs, I. Reviakine, A. Danuser, B. Ketterer, J.A. Hubbel, M. Textor, N.D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2002; 18(8) pp 3281-3287

Orientation in Methyl- and Hydroxyl-Terminated Self-Assembled Alkanephosphate Monolayers on Titanium Oxide Surfaces investigated with Soft X-ray Absorption
M. Zwahlen, S. Tosatti, G. Haehner, M. Textor
Langmuir; 2002; 18(10) pp 3957-3962

Growth of Tribological Films: In Situ Characterization Based on Attenuated Total Reflection Infrared Spectroscopy
F.M. Piras, A., Rossi, N.D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2002; 18(17) pp 6606-6613

Covalent Attachment of Novel Poly(ethylene glycol)-Poly(DL-lactic acid) Copolymeric Micelles to TiO2 Surfaces
N.P. Huang, G. Csúcs, K. Emoto, Y. Nagasaki, K. Kataoka, M. Textor, N.D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2002; 18(1) pp 252-258

Biotin-Derivatized Poly(L-lysine)-g-Poly(ethylene glycol): A Novel Polymeric Interface for Bioaffinity Sensing
N.P. Huang, J. Vörös, S.M. De Paul, M. Textor, N.D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2002; 18(1) pp 220-230

A Novel Approach to Produce Biologically Relevant Chemical Patterns at the Nanometer Scale: Selective Molecular Assembly Patterning Combined with Colloidal Lithography
R. Michel, I. Reviakine, D. Sutherland, C. Fokas, G. Cuscs, G. Danuser, N.D. Spencer, M. Textor
Langmuir; 2002; 18(22) pp 8580-8586

Comparative Investigation of the Surface Properties of Commercial Titanium Dental Implants. Part I: Chemical Composition
C. Massaro, P. Rotolo, F. De Riccardis, E. Milella, A. Napoli, M. Wieland, M. Textor, N.D. Spencer, D.M. Brunette
J. Mater. Sci.: Mater. in Med.; 2002; 13(6) pp 535-548

pH-Dependent Force Spectroscopy of Tri(ethylene Glycol)- and Methyl-Terminated Self-Assembled Monolayers Adsorbed on Gold
C. Dicke, G. Hähner
J. Amer. Chem. Soc.; 2002; 124(42) pp 12619-12625

Interaction between a Hydrophobic Probe and Tri(ethylene glycol)-Containing Self-assembled Monolayers on Gold Studies with Force Spectroscopy in Aqueous Electrolyte Solution
C. Dicke, G. Hähner
J. Phys. Chem. B; 2002; 106(17) pp 4450-4456


Zinc Diisopropyl Dithiophosphate by XPS
M. Eglin, A. Rossi, F.M. Piras, N.D. Spencer
Surface Science Spectra; 2001; 8(2) pp 97-104

The extended surface forces apparatus, Part I. Fast spectral correlation interferometry
M. Heuberger
Rev. Sci. Instr.; 2001; 72(3) pp 1700-1707

The Extended Surface Forces Apparatus. II. Precision Temperature Control
M. Heuberger, J. Vanicek, M. Zäch
Rev. Sci. Instr.; 2001; 72(9) pp 3556-3560

Effect of patterns and inhomogeneities on the surface of waveguides used for optical waveguide lightmode spectroscopy applications
R. Horváth J. Vörös, R. Graf, G. Friescovsky, M. Textor, L.R. Lindvold, N.D. Spencer, E. Papp
Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics; 2001; 72(4) pp 441-447

Density Fluctuations Under Confinement: When Is a Fluid Not a Fluid?
M. Heuberger, M. Zäch, N.D. Spencer
Science; 2001; 292(4) pp 905-908

Impact of nanometer-scale roughness on contact-angle hysteresis and globulin adsorption
B. Müller, M. Riedel, R. Michel, S.M. De Paul, R. Hofer, D. Heger, D. Grützmacher
J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B; 2001; 19(5) pp 1715-1720

Poly(L-lysine)-g-poly(ethyleneglycol) Layers on Metal Oxide Surfaces: Surface Analytical Characterization and Resistance to Serum and Fibrinogen Adsorption
N.P. Huang, R. Michel, J. Vörös, M. Textor, R. Hofer, A. Rossi, D.L. Elbert, J.A. Hubbell, N.D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2001; 17(2) pp 489-498

Order and Orientation in Self-Assembled Long Chain Alkanephosphate Monolayers Adsorbed on Metal Oxide Surfaces
G. Hähner, R. Hofer, I. Klingenfuss
Langmuir; 2001; 17(22) pp 7047-7052

Imaging of Surface Heterogenieity by the Microdroplet Condensation Technique
R. Hofer, M. Textor, N.D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2001; 17(13) pp 4123-4125

Confinement-Induced Film Thickness Transitions in Liquid Crystals between Two Alkanethiol Monolayers on Gold
M. Ruths, M. Heuberger, V. Scheumann, J.Hu, W. Knoll
Langmuir; 2001; 17(20) pp 6213-6219

Alkyl Phosphate Monolayers, Self-Assembled from Aqueous Solution onto Metal Oxide Surfaces
R. Hofer, M. Textor, N.D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2001; 17(13) pp 4014-4020

Influence of Polymer Surface Chemistry on Frictional Properties under Protein-Lubrication Conditions: Implications for Hip-Implant Design
M.R. Widmer, M. Heuberger, J. Vörös, N.D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 2001; 10(1-2) pp 111-116


Sources and Control of Instrumental Drift in the Surface Forces Apparatus
M. Heuberger, M. Zäch, N.D. Spencer
Rev. Sci. Instr.; 2000; 71(12) pp 4502-4508

Osteoblast Proliferation and Differentiation on Dentin Slices are Modulated by Pretreatment of the Surface with Tetracycline or Osteoclast
Z. Schwartz, C.H. Lohmann, M. Wieland, D.L. Cochran, D.D. Dean, M. Textor, L.F. Bonewald, B.D. Boyan
J. Periodontol.; 2000; 71(4) pp 586-597

Plasma CVD of Ultrathin TiO2 Films on Powders in a Circulating Fluidized Bed
M. Morstein, M. Karches, C. Bayer, D. Casanova, P. Rudolf von Rohr
Chem. Vap. Deposition; 2000; 6(1) pp 16-20

Gallium Enrichment and Film Detachment During Anodizing of an Al-Ga Alloy
N. Margadant, P. Skeldon, M. Textor, G.E. Thompson, J. Wan, H. Habazaki, K. Shimizu, N.D. Spencer, G.C. Wood
Corrosion Science; 2000; 42(3) pp 405-419

Method for fabricating pixelated, multicolor polarizing films
A.G. De Leon, Y. Dirix, Y. Staedler, K. Feldman, G. Hähner. W.R. Caseri, P. Smith
Applied Optics; 2000; 39(26) pp 4847-4851

Electrochemical Preparation and Surface Properties of Gold Nano Wire Arrays Formed by the Template Technique
P. Forrer, F. Schlottig, H. Siegenthaler, M. Textor
J. Appl. Electrochem.; 2000; 30(5) pp 533-541

Oberflächen von Implantaten aus Titan und Titanlegierungen: Methoden zur Beschreibung chemischer und topographischer Eigenschaften
M. Wieland, C.E. Sittig, M. Textor
Osteologie; 2000; 3 pp 145-156

XPS, AES and ToF-SIMS investigation of surface films and the role of inclusions on pitting corrosion in austenitic stailess steels
A. Rossi, B. Elsener, G. Hähner, M. Textor, N.D. Spencer
Surface and Interface Analysis; 2000; 29(7) pp 460-467

Wavelength-Dependent Measurement and Evaluation of Surface Topographies: Application of a New Concept of Window Roughness and Surface Transfer Function
M. Wieland, P. Hänggi, W. Hotz, M. Textor, B.A. Keller, N.D. Spencer
Wear; 2000; 237(2) pp 231-252

Advantages of Stereo Imaging of Metallic Surfaces with Low Voltage Backscattered Electrons in a Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope
R.G. Richards, M. Wieland, M. Textor
Journal of Microscopy; 2000; 199(2) pp 115-123

Self-assembled monolayers for polymer and protein cationization with time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry
R. Michel, R. Luginbühl, D.J. Graham, B.D. Ratner
J.Vac.Sci.Technol. A; 2000; 18(4) pp 1114-1118

Structural Chemistry of Self-Assembled Monolyers of Octadecylphosphoric Acid on Tantalum Oxide Surfaces
M. Textor, L. Ruiz, R. Hofer, A. Rossi, K. Feldman, G. Hähner, N.D. Spencer
Langmuir; 2000; 16(7) pp 3257-3271

Statistical and Systematic Errors of the Surface Forces Appartus
M. Zäch, M. Heuberger
Langmuir; 2000; 16(18) pp 7309-7314

New Substrates for Polymer Cationization with Time-of Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry
R. Michel, R. Luginbühl, D.J. Graham, B.D. Ratner
Langmuir; 2000; 16(16) pp 6503-6509

Feasibility study of an online toxicological sensor based on the optical waveguide technique
J. Vörös, R. Graf, G.L. Kenausis, A. Bruinink, J. Mayer, M. Textor, E. Wintermantel, N.D. Spencer
Biosensors and Bioelectronics; 2000; 15(9-10) pp 423-429

Solid-State Replication of Relief Structures in Semicrystalline Polymers
N. Stutzmann, T.A. Tervoort, C.W.M. Bastiaansen, K. Feldman, P. Smith
Advanced Materials; 2000; 12(8) pp 557-562

Poly(L-lysine)-g-poly(ethylene glycol) Layers on Metal Oxide Surfaces: Attachment Mechanism and Effects of Polymer Architecture on Resistance to Protein Adsorption
G.L. Kenausis, J. Vörös, D.L. Elbert, N.P. Huang, R. Hofer, L. Ruiz, M. Textor J.A. Hubbell, N.D. Spencer
J. Phys. Chem. B; 2000; 104(14) pp 3298-3309


Composition and Microstructure of Zirconia Films obtained by MOCVD with a New, Liquid, Mixed Actylacetonato-Alcoholato Precursor
M. Morstein, I. Pozsgai, N.D. Spencer
Chem. Vap. Deposition; 1999; 5(4) pp 151-158

Volatile Zirconium Bis(acetylacetonato)bis(alcoholato) Complexes Containing Heterosubstituted Alcoholato Ligands
M. Morstein
Inorganic Chemistry; 1999; 38(1) pp 125-131

Self-Assembled Monolayers of Alkylammonium Ions on Mica: Direct Determination of the Orientation of the Alkyl Chains
D. Brovelli, W.R. Caseri, G. Hähner
J. Colloid Interface Sci.; 1999; 216(2) pp 418-423

Template Synthesis of SiO2 Nanostructures
F. Schlottig, M. Textor, U. Georgi, G. Roewer
J. Mater. Sci. Lett.; 1999; 18(8) pp 599-601

Preparation and Characterization of Ultrathin Layers of Substituted Oligo- and Poly(p-phenylene)s and Mixed Layers with Octadecanethiol on Gold and Copper
S. Brunner, W.R. Caseri, U.W. Suter, G. Hähner, D. Brovelli, N.D. Spencer, A. Vinckier, I.U. Rau, P. Galda, M. Rehahn
Langmuir; 1999; 15(19) pp 6333-6342

Highly Oriented, Self-Assembled Alkanephosphate Monolayers on Tantalum (V)Oxide Surfaces
D. Brovelli, G. Hähner, L. Ruiz, R. Hofer, G. Kraus, A. Waldner, J. Schlösser, P. Oroszlan, M. Ehrat, N.D. Spencer
Langmuir; 1999; 15(13) pp 4324-4327

Pretreatment of Dentin Slices with Tetracycline or Osteoclasts affects Osteoblast Proliferation and Differentiation
C.H. Lohmann, Z. Schwartz, M. Wieland, D.L. Chochran, D.D. Dean, M. Textor, L.F. Bonewald, B.D. Boyan
J. Bone Miner. Res.; 1999; 14(SA 173, Suppl.) pp

Probing Resistance to Protein Adsorption of Oligo(Ethylene Glycol)-Terminated Self-Assembled Monolayers by Scanning Force Microscopy
K. Feldman, G. Haehner, N.D. Spencer, P. Harder, M. Grunze
J. Amer. Chem. Soc.; 1999; 121(43) pp 10134-10141

From Vauquelin’s and Magnus’ Salts to Gels, Uniaxially Oriented Films, and Fibers: Synthesis, Characterization, and Properties of Tetrakis (1- aminoalkane)metal(II)Tetrachlorometalates(II)
J. Bremi, D. Brovelli, W. Caseri, G. Hähner, P. Smith, T. Tervoort
Chem. Mater.; 1999; 11(4) pp 977-994

The Implant Material, Ti6Al7Nb: Surface Microstructure, Composition and Properties
C.E. Sittig, G. Hähner, A. Marti, M. Textor, N.D. Spencer, R. Hauert
J. Mater. Sci.: Mater. in Med.; 1999; 10(4) pp 191-198

Surface characterisation of implant materials cpTi, TiAINb and TiAIV with different pretreatments
C.E. Sittig, M. Textor, N.D. Spencer, M. Wieland, P.-H. Vallotton
J. Mater. Sci.: Mater. in Med.; 1999; 10(1) pp 35-46

Microstructured bioreactive surfaces: covalent immobilization of proteins on Au(111)/silicon via aminoreactive alkanethiolate self-assembled monolayers
F.G. Zaugg, P. Wagner, P. Kernen, A. Vinckier, P. Groscurth, N.D. Spencer, G. Semenza
J. Mater. Sci.: Mater. in Med.; 1999; 10(5) pp 255-263

Characterization of Anodic Spark-Converted Titanium Surfaces for Biomedical Applications
J.P. Schreckenbach, G. Marx, F. Schlottig, M. Textor, N.D. Spencer
J. Mater. Sci.: Mater. in Med.; 1999; 10(8) pp 453-457

Phosphorylcholine Containing Polyurethanes for the Control of Protein Adsorption and Cell Attachment via Photoimmobilised Laminin Oligopetides
L. Ruiz, E. Fine, J. Vörös, S.A. Makohliso, D. Léonard, D.S. Johnston, M. Textor, H.J. Mathieu
J. Biomater. Sci. - Polymer Ed.; 1999; 10(9) pp 931-955


Glycosylidene Carbenes - Part 27 - Glucosidation of Titanium Dioxide with 1-Aziglucoses: Preparation and Characterization of Modified Titanium-Dioxide Surfaces
N.D. Spencer, M. Textor, A. Vasella, M. Weber
Helvetica Chimica Acta; 1998; 81(?) pp 1359-1372

Advanced Surfaces: Their Tailoring and Analysis
N.D. Spencer
CHIMIA; 1998; 52(10) pp 598-606

Characterization of nanoscale metal structures obtained by template synthesis
F. Schlottig, M. Textor, N.D. Spencer, K. Sekinger, U. Schnaut, J.F. Paulet
Fresenius J. Anal. Chem.; 1998; 361(6/7) pp 684-686

Surface Forces, Surface Chemistry and Tribology
K. Feldman, M. Fritz, G. Hähner, A. Marti, N.D. Spencer
Tribology International; 1998; 31(1-3) pp 99-105

Rubbing and Scrubbing (Note: also translated into Japanese and Polish)
G. Hähner, N.D. Spencer
Physics Today; 1998; 1998(9) pp 22-27

Orientation and Electronic Structure of Ion Exchanged Dye Molecules on Mica: An X-Ray Absorption Study
D. Fischer, W.R. Caseri, G. Hähner
J. Colloid Interface Sci.; 1998; 198(2) pp 337-346

Towards a Force Spectroscopy of Polymer Surfaces
K. Feldman, T. Tervoort, P. Smith, N.D. Spencer
Langmuir; 1998; 14(2) pp 372-378

Covalent Attachment of Cell-Adhesive, (Arg-Gly-Asp)-Containing Peptides to Titanium Surfaces
S.J. Xiao, M. Textor, N.D. Spencer, H. Sigrist
Langmuir; 1998; 14(19) pp 5507-5516

Plasma Protein Adsorption on Titanium: Comparative in-situ Studies using Optical Waveguide lightmode Spectroscopy and Ellipsometry
R. Kurrat, B. Wälivaara, A. Marti, M. Textor, O. Tengvall, J.J. Ramsden, N.D. Spencer
Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces; 1998; 11(4) pp 187-201


Surface activation of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and formation of calcium phosphate coatings by precipitation
S.W. Ha, M. Kirch, F. Birchler, K.L. Eckert, J. Mayer, E. Wintermantel, C. Sittig, I. Pfund-Klingenfuss, M. Textor, N.D. Spencer, M. Guecheva, H. Vonmont
J. Mater. Sci.: Mater. in Med.; 1997; 8(11) pp 683-690

Immobilisation of the Cell Adhesive Peptide Arg-Gly-Asp-Cys (RGDC) on Titanium Surfaces by Covalent Chemical Attachment
S.J. Xiao, M. Wieland, H. Sigrist, M. Textor, B. Keller, N.D. Spencer
J. Mater. Sci.: Mater. in Med.; 1997; 8(12) pp 867-872

Instrumental Improvements in Optical Waveguide Lightmode Spectroscopy (OWLS) for the Study of Biomolecule Adsorption
R. Kurrat, M. Textor, J.J. Ramsden, P. Böni, N.D. Spencer
Rev. Sci. Instr.; 1997; 68(5) pp 2172-2176

Adsorption and Surface Chemistry in Tribology
C. McFadden, C. Soto, N.D. Spencer
Tribology International; 1997; 30(12) pp 881-888

The Influence of pH on Friction between Oxide Surfaces in Electrolytes, Studied with Lateral Force Microscopy: Application as a Nanochemical Imaging Technique
G. Hähner, A. Marti, N.D. Spencer
Tribology Letters; 1997; 3(4) pp 359-365

Combined XPS and TOF-SIMS analyses in the study of inhibitor function: organic films on iron
A. Rossi, B. Elsener, M. Textor, N.D. Spencer
Analusis; 1997; 25(5) pp 30-33

Kinetics of Human and Bovine Serum Albumin Adsorptions at Silica - Titania Surfaces
R. Kurrat, J.E. Prenosil, J.J. Ramsden
J. Colloid Interface Sci.; 1997; 185(1) pp 1-8

Orientation and order in microcontact-printed, self-assembled monolayers of alkanethiols on gold investigated with near edge x-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy
D. Fischer, A. Marti, G. Hähner
J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A; 1997; 15(4) pp 2173-2180


Reduced frictional resistance of polyurethane catheter by means of a surface coating procedure
N. Nurdin, E. Weilandt, M. Textor, M. Taborelli, N.D. Spencer, P. Descouts
J. Appl. Polym. Sci.; 1996; 61(11) pp 1939-1948

Surface Characterisation of Titanium Alloy Implants
M. Wieland, C.E. Sittig, M. Textor, F. Birchler, J. Blum, S.W. Ha, B.A. Keller, E. Wintermantel, N.D. Spencer
Biomed. Technik; 1996; 41 pp 446-447

Characterization of titania surface area in titania/silica SCR catalysts by temperature-programmed reaction of 2-propan
J.E. Swain, M.V. Juskelis, J.P. Slanga, J.G. Miller, M. Uberoi, N.D. Spencer
Applied Catalysis A; 1996; 139(1-2) pp 175-187

Self-assembled Layers of Substituted Poly(p-phenylene)s on Gold and Copper Investigated by Soft X-ray Spectroscopy
G. Hähner, A. Marti, N.D. Spencer, S. Brunner, W.R. Caseri, U.W. Suter, M. Rehahn
Langmuir; 1996; 12(3) pp 719-725

Self-Assembled Hexasaccharides: Surface Characterization of Thiol-Terminated Sugars Adsorbed on a Gold Surface
M.C. Fritz, G. Hähner, N.D. Spencer, R. Bürli, A. Vasella
Langmuir; 1996; 12(25) pp 6074-6082

Orientation and electronic structure of methylene blue on mica: A near edge x-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy study
G. Hähner, A. Marti, N.D. Spencer, W.R. Caseri
J. Chem. Phys.; 1996; 104(19) pp 7749-7757


Sensitivity of Frictional Forces to pH on a Nanometer Scale: A Lateral Force Microscopy Study
A. Marti, G. Hähner, N.D. Spencer
Langmuir; 1995; 11(12) pp 4632-4635

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