Nanoscience Initiative | September 2016


Y. Gao, T. Cao, F. Cellini, C. Berger, W.A. de Heer, E. Tosatti, E. Riedo and A. Bongiorno, Ultrahard carbon film from epitaxial two-layer graphene, Nature Nanotechnology, 2017, doi:10.1038/s41565-017-0023-9.

A. Lampel, Scott A. McPhee, H.-A. Park, G.G. Scott, S. Humagain, D.R. Hekstra, B. Yoo, P.W.J.M. Frederix, T.-D. Li, R.R. Abzalimov, S.G. Greenbaum, T.Tuttle, C. Hu, C.J. Bettinger and R.V. Ulijn, Polymeric Peptide Pigments with Sequence-encoded Properties, Science, 2017, 356, 1064.

L. Lambert, G Goebrecht, S. De Leo, R. O’Connor, S. Nunez-Cruz, T.-D. Li, J. Yuan, M. Milone, and L. Kam, Improving T Cell Expansion with a Soft Touch, Nano Letters, 2017, 17 (2), 821-826.

E Albisetti, D Petti, M Madami, S Tacchi, P Vavassori, E Riedo, R Bertacco, Nanopatterning spin-textures: A route to reconfigurable magnonicsAIP Advances, 2017, 7 (5), 055601. 


KM Carroll, H Wolf, AW Knoll, JE Curtis, Y Zhang, SR Marder, E Riedo and U. Deurig, Understanding How Charged Nanoparticles Electrostatically Assemble and Distribute in 1-DLangmuir, 2016, 32 (51), 13600-13610.

A. Gurarslan, S. Jiao, T.-D. Li, G. Li, Y. Yu, Y. Gao,  E. Riedo, Z. Xu, L. Cao, Van der Waals Force Isolation of Monolayer MoS2”, Advanced Materials, 2016, 45, 10055–10060.

C.G. Pappas, R. Shafi, I.R. Sasselli, H. Siccardi, T. Wang, V. Narang, R. Abzalimov, N. Wijerathne and R.V. Ulijn, Dynamic Peptide Libraries for the Discovery of Supramolecular Nanomaterials, Nat. press (2016).

R.V. Ulijn and E. Riedo, Learning to ‘Think Systems’, Nature Nanotechnol., 11, 824 (2016).

E. Albisetti, D. Petti, M. Pancaldi, M. Madami, S. Tacchi, J. Curtis, W.P. King, A. Papp, G. Csaba, W.Porod, P. Vavassori, E. Riedo, R. Bertacco, Nanopatterning reconfigurable magnetic landscapes via thermally assisted scanning probe lithography, Nature Nanotechnology, 2016, 11, 545-551. 

H. Shokri Kojori, H. Ji, Y. Paik, A.B. Braunschweig, and S.J. Park, Monitoring Interfacial Lectin Binding With Nanomolar Sensitivity Using a Plasmon Field Effect TransistorNanoscale, 2016, 8, 17357 – 17364

E Albisetti, KM Carroll, X Lu, JE Curtis, D Petti, R Bertacco and E Riedo, Thermochemical scanning probe lithography of protein gradients at the nanoscaleNanotechnology, 2016, 27 (31), 315302.

P. Bieling, T.-D. Li, J. Weichsel, R. McGorty, P. Jreij, B. Huang, D. A. Fletcher, and R. D. Mullins, Force feedback controls motor activity and mechanical properties of self-assembling branched actin networks, Cell, 164, 115-127 (2016).

X. Liu, Y. Zheng, E. Khothari, S.R. Peurifoy, Y. Ji, and A.B. Braunschweig,  4D Polymer Patterning Within a Massively Parallel Flow-Through Photochemical ReactorPolymer Chemistry, 2016, 7, 3229 – 3235.

D. Kalafatovic, M. Nobis, J. Son, K.I. Anderson and R.V. Ulijn, MMP-9 Triggered Self-assembly of Doxorubicin Nanofiber Depots Halts Tumor Growth, Biomaterials, 98, 192-202 (2016).

G.G. Scott, P.J. McKnight, T. Tuttle and R.V. Ulijn, Tripeptide Emulsifiers, Advanced Materials,  2016, 28, 1381-1386.


Abdelghani Laraoui, Halley Aycock-Rizzo, Yang Gao, Xi Lu, Elisa Riedo and Carlos Meriles, Imaging thermal conductivity with nanoscale resolution using a scanning spin probe, Nature Communications, 2015, 6, 8954. 

Yang Gao, Si Zhou, Suenne Kim, Hsian-Chih Chiu, Daniel Nélias, Claire Berger, Walt de Heer, Laura Polloni, Roman Sordan, Angelo Bongiorno and Elisa Riedo, Elastic coupling between layers in two-dimensional materials, Nature Materials, 2015, 14, 714–721.

Kyung Duk Koh, Hsiang-Chih Chiu, Elisa Riedo and Francesca Storici, Measuring the elasticity of ribonucleotide(s)-containing DNA molecules using AFM, book chapter in Methods in Molecular Biology with the topic of RNA nanotechnology, Springer Protocols, 2015.

Xi Chen, Davis Goodnight, Zhenghan Gao, Ahmet H. Cavusoglu, Nina Sabharwal, Michael DeLay, Adam Driks and Ozgur Sahin, Scaling up nanoscale water-driven energy conversion into evaporation-driven engines and generators, Nature Communications, 2015, 6, 7346. 

C.G. Pappas, I.R, Sasselli and R.V. Ulijn, Biocatalytic Pathway Selection in Transient Tripeptide Nanostructure, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 8119-8123.

X. Liu, T. Galfsky, Z. Sun, F. Xia, E.-c. Lin, Y.-H. Lee, S. Kéna-Cohen and V.M. Menon, Strong light–matter coupling in two-dimensional atomic crystals, Nature Photonics, 2015, 9, 30-34.


P.W.J.M. Frederix, G.G. Scott, Y.M. Abul-Haija, D. Kalafatovic, C.G. Pappas, N. Javid, N.T. Hunt, R.V. Ulijn and T. Tuttle, Exploring the sequence space for (tri-)peptide self-assembly to design and discover new hydrogels, Nature Chemistry, 2014, doi:10.1038/nchem.2122.

S. Jang, S. Hoyer, G. Fleming and K.B. Whaley, Generalized Master Equation with Non-Markovian Multichromophoric Förster Resonance Energy Transfer for Modular Exciton Densities, Phys. Rev. Lett., 2014, 113, 188102.

J.S. Leckie, A. Hope, M. Hughes, S. Debnath, S. Fleming, A.W. Wark, R.V. Ulijn and M.D. Haw, Nanopropulsion by Biocatalytic Self-Assembly, ACS Nano, 2014, 8, 9580-9589.

Xi Chen, L. Mahadevan, Adam Driks & Ozgur Sahin, Bacillus spores as building blocks for stimuli-responsive materials and nanogenerators, Nature Nanotechnology, 2014, 9, 2014. 

S. Bai, C.G. Pappas, S. Debnath, P.W.J.M. Frederix, J. Leckie, S. Fleming and R.V. Ulijn, Stable Emulsions Formed by Self-Assembly of Interfacial Networks of Dipeptide Derivatives, ACS Nano, 2014, 8, 7005-7013.

D. Ley, C.X. Guzman, K.H. Adolfsson, A.M. Scott and A.B. Braunschweig, Emergent Charge Transfer in Cooperatively Assembling Donor-Acceptor SuperstructuresJournal of the American Chemical Society, 2014, 136, 7809 – 7812.

S.K.M. Nalluri, C. Berdugo, N. Javid, P.W.J.M. Frederix and R.V. Ulijn, Biocatalytic Self-Assembly of Supramolecular Charge-Transfer Nanostructures Based on n-Type Semiconductor-Appended Peptides, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 5882-5887.

Y. Zhao, Y. Liu, Q. Xu, M. Barahman,D. Bartusik, A. Greer and A.M. Lyons, Singlet Oxygen Generation on Porous Superhydrophobic Surfaces: Effect of Gas Flow and Sensitizer Wetting on Trapping Efficiency, J. Phys. Chem. A., 2014, 118, 10364.


S. Debnath, S. Roy and R.V. Ulijn, Peptide Nanofibers with Dynamic Instability through Non-Equilibrium Biocatalytic Assembly, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 16789-16792.

S. Bian, A.M. Scott, Y. Cao, Y. Liang, S. Osuna, K.N. Houk, and A.B. Braunschweig, Covalently Patterned Graphene Surfaces by a Force Accelerated Diels-Alder ReactionJournal of the American Chemical Society, 2013, 135, 9240 – 9243.

S. Rieth, M.R. Miner, C.M. Chang, B. Hurlocker and A.B. Braunschweig, Saccharide Receptor Achieves Concentration Dependent Mannoside Selectivity Through Two Distinct Cooperative Binding PathwaysChemical Science, 2013, 4, 357–367.