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Laboratory of Colloid and Surface Chemistry (LCSC)

University of Geneva

Essays

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Borkovec M. (2016) Size and mass distributions of particles and polymers, Direct link www.colloid.ch/distributions and full text as html or pdf.

Trefalt G., Borkovec M. (2014) Overview of DLVO Theory, Direct link www.colloid.ch/dlvo and full text as html or pdf.

Tiraferri A. (2014) Membrane-based water treatment to increase water supply, Direct link www.colloid.ch/membranes and full text as html or pdf.

Borkovec M., Koper G. J. M. (2013) Charging of weak polyelectrolytes, Direct link www.colloid.ch/polyelectrolytes and full text as html or pdf.

Trefalt G., Szilagyi I., Borkovec M. (2013) Measuring particle aggregation rates by light scattering, Direct link www.colloid.ch/aggregation and full text as html or pdf.

Borkovec M. (2012) Adsorption of dendrimers on oppositely charged solid substrates, Direct link www.colloid.ch/dendrimers and full text as html or pdf.


Publications

2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 2016 2017

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2017

Cao, T., Sugimoto, T., Szilagyi, I., Trefalt, G., and Borkovec, M. (2017) Heteroaggregation of oppositely charged particles in the presence of multivalent ions, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 19, 15160-15171, 10.1039/C7CP01955F.

Kanduc M.,Moazzami-Gudarzi M., Valmacco V., Podgornik R., Trefalt G. (2017) Interactions between charged particles with bathing multivalent counterions: Experiments vs. dressed ion theory, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 19, 10069-10080, 10.1039/C7CP00685C.

Moazzami-Gudarzi M., Maroni P., Borkovec M., and Trefalt G. (2017) Depletion and double layer forces acting between charged particles in solutions of like-charged polyelectrolytes and monovalent salt, Soft Matter, 13, 3284-3295, 10.1039/C7SM00314E.

Montes Ruiz-Cabello J. F., Moazzami-Gudarzi M., Elzbieciak-Wodka M., Maroni P. (2017) Forces between different latex particles in aqueous electrolyte solutions measured with the colloidal probe technique, Microsc. Res. Tech., 80, 144-152, 10.1002/jemt.22656.

Pavlovic M., Rouster P., Bourgeat-Lami E., Prevot V., Szilagyi I. (2017) Design of latex-layered double hydroxide composites by tuning the aggregation in suspensions, Soft Matter, 13, 842-851, 10.1039/c6sm02608g.

Pavlovic M., Rouster P., Oncsik T., Szilagyi I. (2017) Tuning colloidal stability of layered double hydroxides: From monovalent ions to polyelectrolytes, ChemPlusChem, 82, 121-131, 10.1002/cplu.201600295.

Pavlovic M., Rouster P., Szilagyi I. (2017) Synthesis and formulation of functional bionanomaterials with superoxide dismutase activity, Nanoscale, 9, 369-379, 10.1039/c6nr07672f.

Radiom M., Kozhuharov S., Kong P., di Giannantonio M., Ayer M. A., Maroni P., Kilbinger A. F. M., Fromm C., Weder C., Borkovec M. (2017) Quantitative nano-characterization of polymers using atomic force microscopy, Chimia, 71, 195-198, 10.2533/chimia.2017.195.

Radiom M., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2017) Influence of solvent quality on the force response of individual poly(styrene) polymer chains, ACS Macro Lett., 2017, 6, 1052-1055, 10.1021/acsmacrolett.7b00652.

Trefalt G., Palberg T., and Borkovec M. (2017) Forces between colloidal particles in aqueous solutions containing monovalent and multivalent ions, Curr. Opinion Colloid Interf. Sci. 27, 9-17, 10.1016/j.cocis.2016.09.008.

Trefalt G., Szilagyi I., Tellez G., Borkovec M. (2017) Colloidal stability in asymmetric electrolytes: Modifications of the Schulze-Hardy rule, Langmuir 33, 1695-1704, 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b04464.

Uzelac B., Valmacco V., and Trefalt G. (2017) Interactions between silica particles in the presence of multivalent coions, Soft Matter 13, 5741-5748, 10.1039/C7SM01168G.

2016

Bertoncelj B., Vojisavljevic K., Rihtarsic J., Trefalt G., Huskic M., Zagar E., Malic B. (2016) A Voronoi-diagram analysis of the microstructures in bulk-molding compounds and its correlation with the mechanical properties. Express Polym. Lett., 10, 493-505 10.3144/expresspolymlett.2016.47.

Grebikova L., Kozhuharov S., Maroni P., Mikhaylov A., Dietler G., Schluter A. D., Ullner M., Borkovec M. (2016) Persistence length of adsorbed dendronized polymers, Nanoscale, 8, 13498-13506, 10.1039/C6NR02665F (open access).

Grebikova L., Kozhuharov S., Maroni P., Aquilante L., Mikhaylov A., Dietler G., Schluter A. D., Ullner M., Borkovec M. (2016) Correction: Persistence length of adsorbed dendronized polymers, Nanoscale, 8, 17383-17383, 10.1039/C6NR90204A.

Grebikova L., Radiom M., Maroni P., Schluter D. A., Borkovec M. (2016) Recording stretching response of single polymer chains adsorbed on solid substrates, Polymer, 102, 350-362, 10.1016/j.polymer.2016.02.045.

Iselau F., Phan X. T., Trefalt G., Matic A., Holmberg K., Bordes, R. (2016) Formation and relaxation kinetics of starch-particle complexes, Soft Matter, 12, 9509-9519, 10.1039/C6SM01312K.

Moazzami-Gudarzi M. (2016) Colloidal stability of graphene oxide: Aggregation in two dimensions, Langmuir, 32, 5058-5068, 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b01012.

Moazzami-Gudarzi M., Kremer T., Valmacco V., Maroni P., Borkovec M. and Trefalt G. (2016) Interplay between depletion and double layer forces acting between charged particles in solutions of like-charged polyelectrolytes, Phys. Rev. Lett., 117, 088001, 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.088001 (open access).

Moazzami-Gudarzi M., Trefalt G., Szilagyi I., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2016) Nanometer-ranged attraction induced by multivalent ions between similar and dissimilar surfaces probed by the atomic force microscope (AFM), Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 18, 8739-8751, 10.1039/C5CP07830J (open access).

Montes Ruiz-Cabello J. F., Oncsik T. , Rodriguez-Valverde M. A., Maroni P., Cabrerizo-Vilchez M. (2016) Specific ion effects and pH dependence on the interaction forces between polystyrene particles, Langmuir, 32, 11918-11927, 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b03316.

Oncsik T., Desert A., Trefalt G., Borkovec M., Szilagyi I. (2016) Charging and aggregation of latex particles in aqueous solutions of ionic liquids: Towards an extended Hofmeister series, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 18, 7511-7520, 10.1039/C5CP07238G (open access).

Pavlovic M., Huber R., Adok-Sipiczki M., Nardin C., Szilagyi I. (2016) Ion specific effects on the stability of layered double hydroxide colloids, Soft Matter, 12, 4024-4033, 10.1039/c5sm03023d (open access).

Pavlovic M., Li L., Dits F., Gu Z., Adok-Sipiczki M., Szilagyi I. (2016) Aggregation of layered double hydroxide nanoparticles in the presence of heparin: Towards highly stable delivery systems, RSC Adv., 6, 16159-16167, 10.1039/c5ra26072h (open access).

Radiom M., Kong P., Maroni P., Schafer M., Kilbinger A. F. M., Borkovec M. (2016) Mechanically induced cis-to-trans isomerization of carbon-carbon double bond using atomic force microscopy, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 18, 31202-31210, 10.1039/C6CP05696B.

Rouster P., Pavlovic M., Szilagyi I. (2016) Improving the Stability of Titania Nanosheets by Functionalization with Polyelectrolytes, RSC Adv. 6, 97322-97330, 10.1039/C6RA23707J.

Trefalt G. (2016) Derivation of the inverse Schulze-Hardy rule, Phys. Rev. E, 93, 032612, 10.1103/PhysRevE.93.032612.

Trefalt G., Behrens S. H., Borkovec M. (2016) Charge regulation in the electrical double layer: Ion adsorption and surface interactions, Langmuir, 32, 380-400, 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b03611.

Valmacco V., Elzbieciak-Wodka M., Besnard C., Maroni P., Trefalt G., Borkovec M. (2016) Dispersion forces acting between silica particles across water: Influence of nanoscale roughness, Nanoscale Horiz., 1, 325-330, 10.1039/C6NH00070C (open access).

Valmacco V., Elzbieciak-Wodka M., Herman D., Trefalt G., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2016) Forces between silica particles in the presence of multivalent cations, J. Colloid Interf. Sci., 472, 108-115, 10.1016/j.jcis.2016.03.043.

Xie X., Szilagyi I., Zhai J., Wang L., Bakker E. (2016) Ion-selective optical nanosensors based on solvatochromic dyes of different lipophilicity: From bulk partitioning to interfacial accumulation, ACS Sens., 1, 516-520, 10.1021/acssensors.6b00006.

2015

Cao T., Szilagyi I., Oncsik T., Borkovec M., Trefalt G. (2015) Aggregation of colloidal particles in the presence of multivalent coions: The inverse Schulze-Hardy rule, Langmuir, 31, 6610-6614, 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b01649.

Maroni P., Montes Ruiz-Cabello F. J., Cardoso C., Tiraferri A. (2015) Adsorbed Mass of Polymers on Self-Assembled Monolayers: Effect of surface chemistry and polymer charge, Langmuir, 31, 6045-6054, 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b01103.

Moazzami-Gudarzi M., Trefalt G., Szilagyi I., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2015) Forces between negatively charged interfaces in the presence of cationic multivalent oligoamines measured with the atomic force microscope, J. Phys. Chem. C 119, 15482-15490, 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b04426.

Montes Ruiz-Cabello F. J., Trefalt G., Oncsik T., Szilagyi I., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2015) Interaction forces and aggregation rates of colloidal latex particles in the presence of monovalent counterions, J. Phys. Chem. B, 119, 8184-8193, 10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b02556.

Montes Ruiz-Cabello F. J., Moazzami-Gudarzi M., Elzbieciak-Wodka M., Maroni P., Labbez C., Borkovec M., Trefalt G. (2015) Long-ranged and soft interactions between charged colloidal particles induced by multivalent coions, Soft Matter, 11, 1562-1571, 10.1039/C4SM02510E (open access).

Oncsik T., Trefalt G., Borkovec M., Szilagyi I. (2015) Specific ion effects on particle aggregation induced by monovalent salts within the Hofmeister series, Langmuir, 31, 3799-3807, 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b00225.

Pavlovic M., Adok-Sipiczki M., Horvath E., Szabo T., Forro L., Szilagyi I. (2015) Dendrimer-stabilized titanate nanowire dispersions as potential nanocarriers, J. Phys. Chem. C, 119, 24919-24926, 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b08775.

Pavlovic M., Adok-Sipiczki M., Nardin C., Pearson S., Bourgeat-Lami E., Prevot V., Szilagyi I. (2015) Effect of macroRAFT copolymer adsorption on the colloidal stability of layered double hydroxide nanoparticles, Langmuir, 31, 12609-12617, 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b03372.

Piguet C., Hoang T. N., Wang Z., Simond Babel L., Nozary H., Borkovec M., Szilagyi I. (2015) Metal loading of lanthanidopolymers driven by positive cooperativity, Dalton Trans. 44, 13250-13260, 10.1039/C5DT01842K (open access).

Szabo T., Toth V., Horvath E., Forro L., Szilagyi I. (2015) Tuning the aggregation of titanate nanowires in aqueous dispersions, Langmuir, 31, 42-49, 10.1021/la504521e.

Tiraferri A., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2015) Adsorption of polyelectrolytes to like-charged substrates induced by multivalent counterions as exemplified by poly(styrene sulfonate) and silica, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 17, 10348-10352, 10.1039/C5CP00910C (open access).

Tiraferri A., Borkovec M. (2015) Probing effects of polymer adsorption in colloidal particle suspensions by light scattering as relevant for the aquatic environment: An overview, Sci. Tot. Environ. 535, 131-140, 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.11.063.

Valmacco V., Trefalt G., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2015) Direct force measurements between silica particles in aqueous solutions of ionic liquids containing 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium (BMIM), Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 17, 16553-16559, 10.1039/C5CP02292D (open access).

Xie X., Gutierrez A., Trofimov V., Szilagyi I., Soldati T., Bakker E. (2015) Charged solvatochromic dyes as signal transducers in pH independent fluorescent and colorimetric ion selective nanosensors, Anal. Chem., 87, 9954-9959, 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b02566.

Xie X., Gutierrez A., Trofimov V., Szilagyi I., Soldati T., Bakker E. (2015) Potassium sensitive optical nanosensors containing voltage sensitive dyes, Chimia, 69, 196-198, 10.2533/chimia.2015.196.

2014

Borkovec M., Koper G., Spiess B. (2014) Intrinsic view of ionization equilibria of polyprotic molecules, New J. Chem., 38, 5679-5685, 10.1039/C4NJ00655K (open access).

Elzbieciak-Wodka M., Popescu M., Montes Ruiz-Cabello F. J., Trefalt G., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2014) Measurements of dispersion forces between colloidal latex particles with the atomic force microscope and comparison with Lifshitz theory, J. Chem. Phys. 140, 104906, 10.1063/1.4867541.

Finessi M., Szilagyi I., Maroni P. (2014) Dendrimer induced interaction forces between colloidal particles revealed by direct force and aggregation measurements, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 417, 346-355, 10.1016/j.jcis.2013.11.060.

Garces J. L., Madurga S., Borkovec M. (2014) Coupling of conformational and ionization equilibria in linear poly(ethylenimine): A study based on the site binding/rotational isomeric state (SBRIS) model, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16, 4626-4638, 10.1039/c3cp54211d.

Grebikova L., Maroni P., Zhang B. Z., Schluter D. A., Borkovec M. (2014) Single molecule force measurements by nano-handling of individual dendronized polymers, ACS Nano 8, 2237-2245, 10.1021/nn405485h (open access).

Horvath E., Grebikova L., Maroni P., Szabo T., Magrez A., Forro L., Szilagyi I. (2014) Dispersion characteristics and aggregation in titanate nanowire colloids, ChemPlusChem 79, 592-600, 10.1002/cplu.201300426.

Horvath E., Szilagyi I., Forro L., Magrez A. (2014) Probing titanate nanowire surface acidity through methylene blue adsorption in colloidal suspension and on thin films, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 416, 190-197, 10.1016/j.jcis.2013.10.049.

Maroni P., Montes Ruiz-Cabello F. J. , Tiraferri A. (2014) Studying the role of surface chemistry on polyelectrolyte adsorption using gold-thiol self-assembled monolayer with optical reflectivity, Soft Matter, 10, 9220-9225, 10.1039/c4sm02093f.

Montes Ruiz-Cabello F. J., Trefalt G., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2014) Accurate predictions of forces in the presence of multivalent ions by Poisson-Boltzmann theory, Langmuir 30, 4551-4555, 10.1021/la500612a.

Montes Ruiz-Cabello F. J., Trefalt G., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2014) Electric double layer potentials and surface regulation properties measured by colloidal probe atomic force microcopy, Phys. Rev. E, 90, 012301, 10.1103/PhysRevE.90.012301.

Oncsik T., Trefalt G., Csendes Z., Szilagyi I., Borkovec M. (2014) Aggregation of negatively charged colloidal particles in the presence of multivalent cations, Langmuir 30, 733, 10.1021/la4046644.

Szilagyi I., Szabo T., Desert A., Trefalt G., Oncsik T., Borkovec M. (2014) Particle aggregation mechanisms in ionic liquids, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16, 9515-9524, 10.1039/C4CP00804A (open access).

Szilagyi I., Trefalt G., Tiraferri A., Borkovec M. (2014) Polyelectrolyte adsorption, interparticle forces, colloidal aggregation, Soft Matter, 10, 2479-2502, 10.1039/C3SM52132J (open access).

Szabo T., Toth V., Horvath E., Szilagyi I. (2014) Formulation of multifunctional material dispersions, Chimia 68, 454-454, 10.2533/chimia.2014.454 .

Tiraferri A., Maroni P., Rodriguez D. C., Borkovec M. (2014) Mechanism of chitosan adsorption on silica from aqueous solutions, Langmuir 30, 4980-4988, 10.1021/la500680g.

Trefalt G., Montes Ruiz-Cabello F. J., Borkovec M. (2014) Interaction forces, heteroaggregation and deposition involving charged colloidal particles, J. Phys. Chem. B, 118, 6346-6355, 10.1021/jp503564p (open access).

Xie X., Crespo G. A., Zhai J., Szilagyi I., Bakker E. (2014) Potassium-selective optical microsensors based on surface modified polystyrene microspheres, Chem. Commun., 50, 4592-4595, 10.1039/c4cc01313a.

2013

Grebikova L., Maroni P., Muresan L., Zhang B. Z., Schluter D. A., Borkovec M. (2013) Interactions between individual charged dendronized polymers and surfaces, Macromolecules, 46, 3603, 10.1021/ma400613q.

Montes Ruiz-Cabello F. J., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2013) Direct measurements of forces between different charged colloidal particles and their prediction by the theory of Derjaguin, Landau, Verwey, Overbeek (DLVO), J. Chem. Phys. 138, 234705, 10.1063/1.4810901.

Montes Ruiz-Cabello F. J., Trefalt G., Csendes Z., Sinha P., Oncsik T., Szilagyi I., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2013) Predicting aggregation rates of colloidal particles from direct force measurements, J. Phys. Chem. B, 117, 11853-11862, 10.1021/jp406061f.

Sinha P., Szilagyi I., Montes Ruiz-Cabello F. J., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2013) Attractive forces between charged colloidal particles induced by multivalent ions revealed by confronting aggregation and direct force measurements, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 4, 648, 10.1021/jz4000609.

Szilagyi I., Polomska A., Citherlet D., Sadeghpour A., Borkovec M. (2013) Charging and aggregation of negatively charged colloidal latex particles in presence of multivalent polyamine cations, J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 392, 34, 10.1016/j.jcis.2012.09.058.

Trefalt G., Szilagyi I., Oncsik T., Sadeghpour A., Borkovec M. (2013) Probing colloidal particle aggregation by light scattering, Chimia, 67, 772-776, 10.2533/chimia.2013.772.

Trefalt G., Szilagyi I., Borkovec M. (2013) Poisson-Boltzmann description of interaction forces and aggregation rates involving charged colloidal particles in asymmetric electrolytes, J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 406, 111-120, 10.1016/j.jcis.2013.05.071.

2012

Borkovec M., Cakara D., Koper G. J. M. (2012) Resolution of microscopic protonation enthalpies of polyprotic molecules by means of cluster expansions, J. Phys. Chem. B, 116, 4300-4309, 10.1021/jp301164f.

Borkovec M., Szilagyi I., Popa I., Finessi M., Sinha P., Maroni P., Papastavrou G. (2012) Investigating forces between charged particles in the presence of oppositely charged polyelectrolytes with the multi-particle colloidal probe technique, Adv. Colloid Interf. Sci. 179-182, 85-98, 10.1016/j.cis.2012.06.005.

Eenschooten C., Vaccaro A., Delied F., Guillaumiea F., Tommeraasa K., Kontogeorgisb G. M., Schwach-Abdellaouia K., Borkovec M., Gurny R. (2012) Novel self-associative and multiphasic nanostructured soft carriers based on amphiphilic hyaluronic acid derivatives, Carbohyd. Polym. 87, 444-451, 10.1016/j.carbpol.2011.08.004.

Porus M., Clerc F., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2012) Ion-specific responsiveness of polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers adsorbed on silica substrates, Macromolecules 2012, 45, 3919-3927, 10.1021/ma3004295.

Porus M., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2012) Structure of adsorbed polyelectrolyte monolayers investigated by combining optical reflectometry and piezoelectric techniques, Langmuir 28, 5642-5651, 10.1021/la204855j.

Porus M., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2012) Response of adsorbed polyelectrolyte monolayers to changes in solution composition. Langmuir 28, 17506-17516, 10.1021/la303937g

Sadeghpour A., Szilagyi I., Borkovec M. (2012) Charging and aggregation of positively charged colloidal latex particles in presence of multivalent polycarboxylate anions, Z. Phys. Chem. 226, 597-612, 10.1524/zpch.2012.0259

Sinha P., Popa I., Finessi M., Ruiz-Cabello F. J. M., Szilagyi I., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2012) Exploring forces between individual colloidal particles with the atomic force microscope, Chimia 66, 214-217, 10.2533/chimia.2012.214.

Szilagyi I., Polomska A., Citherlet D., Sadeghpour A., Borkovec M. (2012) Charging and aggregation of negatively charged colloidal latex particles in presence of multivalent polyamine cations, J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 392, 34-41, 10.1016/j.jcis.2012.09.058.

Szilagyi I., Sadeghpour A., Borkovec M. (2012) Destabilization of colloidal suspensions by multivalent ions and polyelectrolytes: From screening to overcharging, Langmuir 28, 6211-6215, 10.1021/la300542y (open access).

2011

Finessi M., Sinha P., Szilagyi I., Popa I., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2011) Charge reversal of sulfate latex particles by adsorbed linear poly(ethylene imine) probed by multiparticle colloidal probe technique, J. Phys. Chem. B 115, 9098-9105, 10.1021/jp203514r.

Longtin R., Muresan L., Porus M., Rentsch S., Buri M., Gane P., Borkovec M. (2011) Probing adsorption of sodium poly(acrylate) at the calcite-water interface by ellipsometry, Colloids Surf. A 384, 17-22, 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2011.02.041.

Muresan L., Sinha P., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2011) Adsorption and surface-induced precipitation of poly(acrylic acid) on calcite revealed with atomic force microscopy, Colloids Surf. A 390, 225-230, 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2011.09.055.

Muresan L., Maroni P., Popa I., Porus M., Longtin R., Papastavrou G., Borkovec M. (2011) Conformational changes of polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers adsorbed on silica substrates, Macromolecules 44, 5069-5071, 10.1021/ma201103n.

Porus M., Maroni P., Bhosale R., Sakai N., Matile S., Borkovec M. (2011) Zipper and layer-by-layer assemblies of artificial photosystems analyzed by combining optical and piezoelectric surface techniques, Langmuir 27, 7213-7221, 10.1021/la2007815.

Porus M., Labbez C., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2011) Adsorption of monovalent and divalent cations on planar water-silica interfaces studied by optical reflectivity and Monte Carlo simulations, J. Chem. Phys. 135, 064701, 10.1063/1.3622858.

Sadeghpour A., Seyrek E., Szilagyi I., Hierrezuelo J., Borkovec M. (2011) Influence of the ionization degree and molecular mass of weak polyelectrolytes on charging and stability behavior of oppositely charged colloidal particles, Langmuir 27, 9270-9276, 10.1021/la201968b.

Seyrek E., Hierrezuelo J., Szilagyi I., Sadeghpour A., Borkovec M. (2011) Towards Ångström resolution with dynamic light scattering, Chimia 65, 439-439, 10.2533/chimia.2011.439.

Seyrek, E., Hierrezuelo, J., Sadeghpour, A., Szilagyi, I., Borkovec, M. (2011) Molecular mass dependence of adsorbed amount and hydrodynamic thickness of polyelectrolyte layers, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, 12716-12719, 10.1039/c1cp20654k.

Szilagyi I., Rosicka D., Hierrezuelo J., Borkovec M. (2011) Charging and stability of anionic latex particles in the presence of linear poly(ethylene imine), J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 360, 580-585, 10.1016/j.jcis.2011.04.106.

2010

Hierrezuelo J., Szilagyi I., Vaccaro A., Borkovec M. (2010) Probing nanometer-thick polyelectrolyte layers adsorbed on oppositely charged particles by dynamic light scattering, Macromolecules 2010, 43, 9108-9116, 10.1021/ma1014462.

Hierrezuelo J., Sadeghpour A., Szilagyi I., Vaccaro A., Borkovec M. (2010) Electrostatic stabilization of charged colloidal particles with adsorbed polyelectrolytes of opposite charge, Langmuir 26, 15109-15111, 10.1021/la102912u (open access).

Hierrezuelo J., Vaccaro A., Borkovec M. (2010) Stability of negatively charged latex particles in the presence of a strong cationic polyelectrolyte at elevated ionic strengths, J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 347, 202-208, 10.1016/j.jcis.2010.03.046.

Jiang M., Popa I., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2010) Adsorption of poly(L-lysine) on silica probed by optical reflectometry, Colloids Surf. A, 360, 20-25, 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2010.01.070.

Koper G. J. M., Borkovec M. (2010) Proton binding by linear, branched, hyperbranched polyelectrolytes, Polymer 51, 5649-5662, 10.1016/j.polymer.2010.08.067.

Popa I., Zhang B., Maroni P., Schluter A. D., Borkovec M. (2010) Large Mechanical response of single dendronized polymers induced by ionic strength, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 49, 4250-4253, 10.1002/anie.201001032.

Popa I., Sinha P., Finessi M., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2010) Importance of charge regulation in attractive double-layer forces between dissimilar surfaces, Phys. Rev. Lett, 104, 228301, 10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.228301.

Popa I., Papastavrou G., Borkovec M. (2010) Charge regulation effects on electrostatic patch-charge attraction induced by adsorbed dendrimers, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 12, 4863-4871, 10.1039/b925812d.

Popa I., Gillies G., Papastavrou G., Borkovec M. (2010) Attractive and repulsive electrostatic forces between positively charged latex particles in the presence of anionic linear polyelectrolytes, J. Phys. Chem. B 113, 3170-3177, 10.1021/jp203514r.

Porus M., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2010) Highly-sensitive reflectometry setup capable of probing the electrical double layer on silica, Sens. Actuators B 151, 250-255, 10.1016/j.snb.2010.09.010

2009

Bhosale R., Perez-Velasco A., Ravikumar V., Kishore R., Kel O., Gomez-Casado A., Jonkheijm P., Huskens J., Maroni P., Borkovec M., Sawada T., Vauthey E., Sakai N., Matile S. (2009) Topologically matching supramolecular n/p-heterojunction architectures, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 48, 6461-6464, 10.1002/anie.200902551.

Cakara D., Kobayashi M., Skarba M., Borkovec M. (2009) Protonation of silica particles in the presence of a strong cationic polyelectrolyte, Colloids Surf. A 339, 20-25, 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2009.01.011.

Kishore R., Kel O., Banerji N., Emery D., Bollot G., Mareda J., Gomez-Casado A., Jonkheijm P., Huskens J., Maroni P., Borkovec M., Vauthey E., Sakai N., Matile S. (2009) Ordered and oriented supramolecular n/p-heterojunction surface architectures: Completion of the primary color collection, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131, 11106-11116, 10.1021/ja9030648.

Labbez C., Jonsson B., Skarba M., Borkovec M. (2009) Ion-ion correlation and charge reversal at titrating solid interfaces, Langmuir, 25, 7209-7213, 10.1021/la900853e.

Longtin R., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2009) Transition from completely reversible to irreversible adsorption of poly(amido amine) dendrimers on silica, Langmuir, 25, 2928-2934, 10.1021/la8038818.

Pericet-Camara R., Papastavrou G., Borkovec M. (2009) Effective charge of adsorbed poly(amido amine) dendrimers from direct force measurements, Macromolecules, 42, 1749-1758, 10.1021/ma802374z.

Popa I., Gillies G., Papastavrou G., Borkovec M. (2008) Attractive electrostatic forces between identical colloidal particles induced by adsorbed polyelectrolytes, J. Phys. Chem. B, 113, 8458-8461, 10.1021/jp904041k.

Popa I., Trulsson M., Papastavrou G., Borkovec M., Jonsson B. (2009) Long-ranged attractive forces induced by adsorbed dendrimers: Direct force measurements and computer simulations, Langmuir, 25, 12435-12438, 10.1021/la902617x.

Popa I., Longtin R., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2009) Adsorption and self-organization of dendrimers at water-solid interfaces, Chimia, 63, 279-282, 10.2533/chimia.2009.279.

Sadeghpour A., Vaccaro A., Rentsch S., Borkovec M. (2009) Influence of alkali metal counterions on the charging behavior of poly(acrylic acid), Polymer, 50, 3950-3954, 10.1016/j.polymer.2009.06.032.

Vaccaro A., Hierrezuelo J., Skarba M., Galletto P., Kleimann J., Borkovec M. (2009) Structure of an adsorbed polyelectrolyte monolayer on oppositely charged colloidal particles, Langmuir, 25, 4864-4867, 10.1021/la9007608.

2008

Borkovec M., Behrens S. (2008) Electrostatic double layer forces in the case of extreme charge regulation, J. Phys. Chem. B, 112, 10795-10799, 10.1021/jp805595z.

Borkovec M., Papastavrou G. (2008) Interactions between solid surfaces with adsorbed polyelectrolytes of opposite charge, Curr. Opin. Colloid Interf. Sci., 13, 429-437, 10.1016/j.cocis.2008.02.006.

Cahill B. P., Papastavrou G., Koper G. J. M., Borkovec M. (2008) Adsorption of poly(amido amine) (PAMAM) dendrimers on silica: Importance of electrostatic three-body attraction, Langmuir, 24, 465-473, 10.1021/la7021352.

Cahill B. P., Papastavrou G., Koper G. J. M., Borkovec M. (2008) Adsorption of poly(amido amine) (PAMAM) dendrimers on silica: Importance of electrostatic three-body attraction, Langmuir, 24, 465-473, 10.1021/la7021352.

Dalla-Favera N., Hamacek J., Borkovec M., Jeannerat D., Gumy F., Bunzli J. C., Ercolani G., Piguet C. (2008) Linear polynuclear helicates as a link between discrete supramolecular complexes and programmed infinite polymetallic chains, Chem. Eur. J., 14, 2994-3005, 10.1002/chem.200701465.

Kirwan L. J., Maroni P., Behrens S. H., Papastavrou G., Borkovec M. (2008) Interaction and structure of surfaces coated by poly(vinyl amines) of different line charge densities, J. Phys. Chem. B, 112, 14609-14619, 10.1021/jp802366p.

Steinmann B., Borkovec M. (2008) Polymers and colloids division, Chimia 62, 772-855, 10.2533/chimia.2008.772.

2007

Cakara D., Borkovec M. (2007) Microscopic protonation mechanism of branched polyamines: Poly(amidoamine) versus poly(propyleneimine) dendrimers, Croat. Chem. Acta, 80, 421-428, link.

Cakara D., Chassagne C., Gehin-Delval C., Borkovec M. (2007) Protonation of carboxyl latex particles in the presence of a strong cationic polyelectrolyte, Colloids Surf. A 294, 174-180, 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2006.08.006.

Dalla-Favera N., Hamacek J., Borkovec M., Jeannerat D., Ercolani G., Piguet C. (2007) Tuneable intramolecular intermetallic interactions as a new tool for programming linear heterometallic 4f-4f complexes, Inorg. Chem. 46, 9312-9322, 10.1021/ic701308h.

Ercolani G., Piguet C., Borkovec M., Hamacek J. (2007) Symmetry numbers and statistical factors in self-assembly and multivalency, J. Phys. Chem. B 111, 12195-12203, 10.1021/jp0740705.

Gillies G., Lin W., Borkovec M. (2007) Charging and aggregation of positively charged latex particles in the presence of anionic polyelectrolytes, J. Phys. Chem. B. 111, 8626-8633, 10.1021/jp069009z.

Grolimund D., Barmettler K., Borkovec, M. (2007) Colloidal facilitated transport in natural porous media: Fundamental phenomena and modelling. In "Colloidal Transport in Porous Media", Edited by Frimmel F. H., von der Kammer F., Flemming H. C. Springer: Berlin, 2007; pp 3-28 10.1007/978-3-540-71339-5_1.

Pericet-Camara R., Cahill B. P., Papastavrou G., Borkovec M. (2007) Nano-patterning of solid substrates by adsorbed dendrimers, Chem. Commun. 2007, 266-268 10.1039/b612249c.

S. Rentsch, H. Siegenthaler, G. Papastavrou (2007) Diffuse layer properties of thiol-modified gold electrodes probed by direct force measurements, Langmuir 23, 9083-9091, 10.1021/la700987u.

Popa I., Cahill B. P., Maroni P., Papastavrou G., Borkovec M. (2007) Thin adsorbed films of a strong cationic polyelectrolyte on silica substrates, J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 309, 28-35, 10.1016/j.jcis.2007.01.050.

2006

Borkovec M., Koper G. J. M., Piguet C. (2006) Ion binding to polyelectrolytes, Curr. Opin. Colloid Interf. Sci. 11, 280-289, 10.1016/j.cocis.2006.08.004.

Garces J. L., Koper G. J. M., Borkovec M. (2006) Ionization equilibria and conformational transitions in polyprotic molecules and polyelectrolytes, J. Phys. Chem. B 110, 10937-10950, 10.1021/jp060684i.

Grolimund D., Borkovec M. (2006) Release of colloidal particles in natural porous media by monovalent and divalent cations, J. Contam. Hydrol. 87, 155-175, 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2006.05.002.

Hamacek J., Borkovec M., Piguet C. (2006) Simple thermodynamics for unravelling sophisticated self-assembly processes, Dalton Trans., 2006, 1473-1490, 10.1039/b518461d.

Kleimann J., Lecoultre G., Papastavrou G., Jeanneret S., Galletto P., Koper G. J. M., Borkovec M. (2006) Deposition of nanosized latex particles onto silica and cellulose surfaces studied by optical reflectometry, J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 303, 460-471, 10.1016/j.jcis.2006.08.006.

Lin W., Kobayashi M., Skarba M., Mu C., Galletto P., Borkovec M. (2006) Heteroaggregation in binary mixtures of oppositely charged colloidal particles, Langmuir, 22, 1038-1047, 10.1021/la0522808.

Papastavrou G., Kirwan L. J., Borkovec M. (2006) Decomposing bridging adhesion between polyelectrolyte layers into single molecule contributions, Langmuir, 22, 10880-10884, 10.1021/la062046x.

Pericet-Camara R., Papastavrou G., Behrens S. H., Helm C. A., Borkovec M. (2006) Interaction forces and molecular adhesion between pre-adsorbed poly(ethylene imine) layers, J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 296, 496-506, 10.1016/j.jcis.2005.09.033.

Rentsch S., Pericet-Camara R., Papastavrou G., Borkovec M. (2006) Probing the validity of the Derjaguin approximation for heterogeneous colloidal particles, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 8, 2531-2538, 10.1039/b602145j.

Riley A. M., Trusselle M., Kuad P., Borkovec M., Cho J., Choi J. H., Qian X., Shears S. B., Spiess B., Potter B. V. L. (2006) Scyllo-inositol pentakisphosphate as an analogue of myo-inositol 1,3,4,5,6-pentakisphosphate: Chemical synthesis, physicochemistry and biological applications, ChemBioChem 7, 1114-1122, 10.1002/cbic.200600037

2005

Galletto P., Lin W., Borkovec M. (2005) Measurement of heteroaggregation rate constants by simultaneous static and dynamic light scattering, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 7, 1464-1471 10.1039/b417761d.

Galletto P., Lin W., Mishchenko M. I., Borkovec M. (2005) Light-scattering form factors of asymmetric particle dimers from heteroaggregation experiments, J. Chem. Phys.,123, 064709, 10.1063/1.1996570.

Grolimund D., Borkovec M. (2005) Colloid facilitated transport of strongly sorbing contaminants in natural porous media: Mathematical modeling and laboratory column experiments, Environ. Sci. Technol. 39, 6378-6386, 10.1021/es050207y.

Hamacek J., Borkovec M., Piguet C. (2005) A simple thermodynamic model for quantitatively addressing cooperativity in multicomponent self-assembly processes 1. Theoretical concepts and application to monometallic coordination complexes and bimetallic helicates possessing identical binding sites, Chem. Eur. J. 11, 5217-5226, 10.1002/chem.200500290.

Hamacek J., Borkovec M., Piguet C. (2005), A simple thermodynamic model for quantitatively addressing cooperativity in multicomponent self-assembly processes 2. Extension to multimetallic helicates possessing different binding sites, Chem. Eur. J. 11, 5227-5237, 10.1002/chem.200500289.

Kleimann J., Gehin-Delval C., Auweter H., Borkovec M. (2005) Super-stoichiometric charge neutralization in particle-polyelectrolyte systems, Langmuir, 21, 3688-3698, 10.1021/la046911u.

Kobayashi M., Juillerat F., Galletto P., Bowen P., Borkovec M. (2005) Aggregation and charging of colloidal silica particles: Effect of particle size, Langmuir, 21, 5761-5769, 10.1021/la046829z.

Kobayashi M., Skarba M., Galletto P., Cakara D., Borkovec M. (2005) Effects of heat treatment on the aggregation and charging of Stöber-type silica, J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 292, 139-147, 10.1016/j.jcis.2005.05.093.

Kuad P., Borkovec M., Desage-El Murr M., Le Gallo T., Mioskowski C., Spiess B. (2005) Inframolecular protonation process of norbadione A: Influence of the ionic environment and stereochemical consequences, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 127, 1323-1333, 10.1021/ja0483185.

Piguet C., Borkovec M., Hamacek J., Zeckert K. (2005) Strict self-assembly of polymetallic helicates: The concepts behind the semantics, Coord. Chem. Rev., 249, 705-726, 10.1016/j.ccr.2004.08.023.

Radtchenko I. L., Papastavrou G., Borkovec M. (2005) Direct force measurements between cellulose surfaces and colloidal silica particles, Biomacromolecules, 6, 3057-3066, 10.1021/bm050371d.

2004

Borkovec M., Hamacek J., Piguet C. (2004) Statistical mechanical approach to competitive binding of metal ions to multi-center receptors, Dalton Trans. 2004, 4096-4105, 10.1039/b413603a.

Borkovec M., Spiess B. (2004) Microscopic ionization mechanism of inositol tetrakisphosphates, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 6, 1144-1151, 10.1039/b314412g.

Floquet S., Borkovec M., Bernardinelli G., Pinto A., Leuthold L. A., Hopfgartner G., Imbert D., Bunzli J. C. G., Piguet C. (2004) Programming heteropolymetallic lanthanide helicates: Thermodynamic recognition of different metal ions along the strands, Chem. Eur. J. 10, 1091-1105, 10.1002/chem.200305498.

Kirwan L. J., Papastavrou G., Borkovec M., Behrens S. H. (2004) Imaging the coil-to-globule conformational transition of a weak polyelectrolyte by tuning the polyelectrolyte charge density, Nano Lett. 4, 149-152, 10.1021/nl034912l.

Lin w., Galletto P., Borkovec M. (2004) Charging and aggregation of latex particles by oppositely charged dendrimers, Langmuir 20, 7465-7473, 10.1021/la049006i.

Matijevic E., Borkovec M. (2004) Surface and colloid science, Vol. 17, Plenum Publishers, Kluwer Academic, New York, ISBN 978-0-306-47459-0.

Pericet-Camara R., Papastavrou G., Behrens S. H., Borkovec M. (2004) Interaction between charged surfaces on the Poisson-Boltzmann level: The constant regulation approximation, J. Phys. Chem. B 108, 19467-19475, 10.1021/jp0473063.

Pericet-Camara R., Papastavrou G., Borkovec M. (2004) Atomic force microscopy study of the adsorption and electrostatic self-organisation of poly(amidoamine) dendrimers on mica, Langmuir 20, 3264-3270, 10.1021/la035955k.

Shen C. D., Beer J., Kubik P. W., Suter M., Borkovec M., Liu T. S. (2004) Grain size distribution, Be-10 content and magnetic susceptibility of micrometer-nanometer loess materials, Nucl. Instr. Meth. Phys. Res. B 223-24, 613-617, 10.1016/j.nimb.2004.04.113.

Zeckert K., Hamacek J., Rivera J. P., Floquet S., Pinto A., Borkovec M., Piguet C. (2004) A simple thermodynamic model for rationalizing the formation of self-assembled multimetallic edifices: Application to triple-stranded helicates, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126, 11589-11601, 10.1021/ja0483443.

2003

Cakara D., Kleimann J., Borkovec M. (2003) Microscopic protonation equilibra of poly(amidoamine) dendrimers from macroscopic titrations, Macromolecules 36, 4201-4207, 10.1021/ma0300241.

Koper G. J. M., van Duijvenbode R. C., Stam D. D. P. W., Steuerle U., Borkovec M. (2003) Synthesis and protonation behavior of comblike poly(ethyleneimine), Macromolecules 36, 2500-2507, 10.1021/ma020819s.

2002

Borkovec M., Behrens S. H. (2002) Stabilization of aqueous colloidal dispersions: Electrostatic and steric forces, in Encyclopedia of Colloid and Surface Science, Hubbard A. (ed.), Dekker Publishers, ISBN 9780849396151

Borkovec M., Brynda M., Koper G. J. M., Spiess B. (2002) Resolution of microscopic protonation mechanisms in polyprotic molecules, Chimia 56, 695-700. 10.2533/000942902777679911.

Vulava V. M., Kretzschmar R., Barmettler K., Voegelin A., Grolimund D., Borkovec M. (2002) Cation competition in a natural subsurface material: Prediction of transport behavior, Water Resour. Res. 38, 1049-1056, 10.1029/2001WR000262.

Yu W. L., Borkovec M. (2002) Distinguishing heteroaggregation from homoaggregation in mixed binary particle suspensions by multi-angle static and dynamic light scattering, J. Phys. Chem. B 106, 13106-13110, 10.1021/jp021792h.

Yu W. L., Matijevic E., Borkovec M. (2002) Absolute heteroaggregation rate constants by multiangle static and dynamic light scattering, Langmuir 18, 7853-7860, 10.1021/la0203382.

2001

Borkovec M. (2001) Measuring particle size by light scattering, in Handbook of Applied Surface and Colloid Chemistry, Holmberg K. (ed.), John Wiley, ISBN 9780471490838.

Borkovec M., Daicic J., Koper G. J. M. (2001) Ionization properties of interfaces and linear polyelectrolytes: A discrete charge Ising model, Physica A 298, 1-23, 10.1016/S0378-4371(01)00207-2.

Borkovec M., Jönsson B. and Koper G. J. M. (2001), Ionization processes and proton binding in polyprotic systems: Small molecules, proteins, interfaces and polyelectrolytes, Surf. Colloid Sci., 16, 99-339, ISBN 9780306464560 .

Bouyer F., Robben A., Yu W. L., Borkovec M. (2001) Aggregation of colloidal particles in the presence of oppositely charged polyelectrolytes: Effect of surface charge heterogeneities, Langmuir 17, 5225-5231, 10.1021/la010548z.

Grolimund D., Barmettler K., Borkovec M. (2001) Release and transport of colloidal particles in natural porous media: 2. Experimental results and effects of ligands, Water Resour. Res. 37, 571-582, 10.1029/2000WR900286.

Grolimund D., Borkovec M. (2001) Release and transport of colloidal particles in natural porous media: 1. Modeling, Water Resour. Res., 37, 559-570, 10.1029/2000WR900285.

Grolimund D., Elimelech M., Borkovec, M. (2001) Aggregation and deposition kinetics of mobile colloidal particles in natural porous media, Colloids Surf. A 191, 179-188, 10.1016/S0927-7757(01)00773-7.

Koper G. J. M., Borkovec M. (2001) Binding of metal ions to polyelectrolytes and their oligomeric counterparts: An application of a generalized Potts model, J. Phys. Chem. B 105, 6666-6674, 10.1021/jp010320k.

Yu W. L., Bouyer F., Borkovec M. (2001) Polystyrene sulfate latex particles in the presence of poly(vinylamine): Absolute aggregation rate constants and charging behavior, J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 241, 392-399, 10.1006/jcis.2001.7751.

Zheng J., Behrens S. H., Borkovec M., Powers S. E. (2001) Predicting the wettability of quartz surfaces exposed to dense non-aqueous phase liquids, Environ. Sci. Technol. 35, 2207-2213, 10.1021/es0016093.