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University of Geneva

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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, pdf from archive.

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

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

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

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, pdf from archive.

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


Publications

earlier 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

These publications include all those published by coworkers during their stay in the Laboratory of Colloid and Surface Chemistry. To download the full text of the publications your institution must have a subscription with the respective publisher, unless marked with "open access". They are not too many, though. For some recent publications, you may also freely access the manuscript after the respective publishers embargo period and the published data. To access earlier publications follow this link.

2020

Borkowski M., Kosior D., Zawalaa J. (2020) Effect of initial adsorption coverage and dynamic adsorption layer formation at bubble surface in stability of single foam films, Colloid Surf. A, 589, 124446, 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2020.124446.

Cao T., Trefalt G., Borkovec M. (2020) Heteroaggregation and homoaggregation of latex particles in the presence of alkyl sulfate surfactants, Colloids and Interf. 4, 52, 10.3390/colloids4040052, manuscript, open data 10.5281/zenodo.4305511.

Cao T., Trefalt G., Borkovec M. (2020) Measuring slow heteroaggregation rates in the presence of fast homoaggregation, J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 566, 143-152, 10.1016/j.jcis.2020.01.075, manuscript, open data 10.5281/zenodo.3738958.

Galli M., Szilard S., Szilagyi I., Trefalt G. (2020) A simple method to determine critical coagulation concentration from electrophoretic mobility, 4, 20, 10.3390/colloids4020020 (open access).

Kubiak K., Maroni P., Trefalt G., Borkovec M. (2020) Oscillatory structural forces between charged interfaces in solutions of oppositely charged polyelectrolytes, Soft Matter, 16, 9662-9668, 10.1039/D0SM01257B or local repository (open access), open data.

Kosior D., Morga M., Maroni P., Ciesla M., Adamczyk Z. (2020) Formation of poly-L-lysine monolayers on silica: Modeling and experimental studies, J. Phys. Chem. C, 124, 4571-4581, 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b10870.

Maroni P., Gvaramia M., Kosior D., Kubiak K., Scarratt L. R. J., Smith A. M., Merkel D. G., Bottyan L., Borkovec M. (2020) Structuring of colloidal silica nanoparticle suspensions near water-silica interfaces probed by specular neutron reflectivity. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 22, 6449-6456, 10.1039/D0CP00465K (open access), manuscript, open data 10.5281/zenodo.3734008.

Scarratt L. R. J., Kubiak K., Maroni P., Trefalt G., Borkovec M. (2020) Structural and double layer forces between silica surfaces in suspensions of negatively charged nanoparticles, Langmuir 36, 14443-14452, 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c02917, manuscript, open data 10.5281/zenodo.4305489.

Scarratt L. R. J., Zhu L., Neto C. (2020) Large effective slip on lubricated surfaces measured with colloidal probe AFM, Langmuir, 36, 6033-6040, 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b02935.

Stojimirovic B., Galli M., Trefalt G. (2020) Forces between silica particles in isopropanol solutions of 1:1 electrolytes, Phys. Rev. Res. 2, 023315, 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.2.023315 , arXiv 2003.04058.

Stojimirovic B., Vis M., Tuinier R., Phillipse A. P., Trefalt G. (2020) Experimental evidence for algebraic double-layer forces, Langmuir, 36, 47-54, 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b03077.

Szabo T., Maroni P., Szilagyi I. (2020) Size-dependent aggregation of graphene oxide, Carbon 160, 145-155, 10.1016/j.carbon.2020.01.022 (open access).

Trefalt G., Cao T., Sugimoto T., Borkovec M. (2020) Heteroaggregation between charged and neutral particles, Langmuir 19, 5303-5311, 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c00667, manuscript, open data 10.5281/zenodo.3938990.

Trefalt G., Szilagyi I., Borkovec M. (2020) Schulze-Hardy rule revisited, Colloid Polym. Sci. 298, 961–967, 10.1007/s00396-020-04665-w.

2019

Adriouach S., Vorobiev V., Trefalt G., Allemann E., Lange R., Babic A. (2019) Squalene-PEG: Pyropheophorbide-a nanoconstructs for tumor theranostics. Nanomed. Nanotechnol. Biol. Med. 15, 243-251, 10.1016/j.nano.2018.09.013.

Babic A., Vorobiev V., Trefalt G., Crowe L. A., Helm L., Vallee J. P., Allemann E. (2019) MRI micelles self-assembled from synthetic gadolinium-based nano building blocks. Chem. Commun. 55, 945-948 (2019), 10.1039/C8CC08875F.

Farrokhbin M., Stojimirovic B., Galli M., Aminian K. M., Hallez Y., Trefalt G. (2019) Surfactant mediated particle aggregation in nonpolar solvents, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 21, 18866-18876, 10.1039/C9CP01985E.

Gvaramia M., Mangiapia G., Pipich V., Appavou M. S., Jaksch S., Holderer O., Rukhadze M. D., Frielinghaus H. (2019) Tunable viscosity modification with diluted particles: When particles decrease the viscosity of complex fluids, Colloid Polym. Sci. 297, 1507-1517, 10.1007/s00396-019-04567-6 (open access).

Kozhuharov S., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2019) In-situ imaging of single polyelectrolyte chains with the atomic force microscope, Chimia 73, 17-20, 10.2533/chimia.2019.17.

Morga M., Adamczyk Z., Kosior D., Kujda-Kruk M. (2019) Kinetics of poly-L-lysine adsorption on mica and stability of formed monolayers: Theoretical and experimental studies, Langmuir, 35, 12042−12052, 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b02149.

Smith A. M., Borkovec M., Trefalt G. (2019) Forces between solid surfaces in aqueous electrolyte solutions, Adv. Colloid Interf. Sci., 275, 102078, 10.1016/j.cis.2019.102078, manuscript.

Smith A. M., Maroni P., Borkovec M., Trefalt G. (2019) Unexpectedly large decay lengths of double layer forces in solutions of symmetric, multivalent electrolytes, J. Phys. Chem. B 123, 1733-1740, 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b12246, manuscript, open data 10.5281/zenodo.2579641.

Sutka A., Jarvekulg M., Gross K. A., Kook M., Kaambre T., Visnapuu M., Trefalt G., Sutka A. (2019) Visible light to switch-on desorption from goethite, Nanoscale, 11, 3794-3798, 10.1039/C8NR09547G.

2018

Cao T., Trefalt G., Borkovec M. (2018) Aggregation of colloidal particles in the presence of hydrophobic anions: Importance of attractive non-DLVO forces, Langmuir 34, 14368-14377, 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b03191, manuscript, open data 10.5281/zenodo.1574615.

Coles S. W., Smith A. M., Fedorov M. V., Hausen F., Perkin S. (2018) Interfacial structure and structural forces in mixtures of ionic liquid with a polar solvent Farad. Disc. 206, 427-442, 10.1039/C7FD00168A.

de Freitas A. A., Shimizu K. Smith A. M.; Perkin S., Canongia Lopez J. N. (2018) Structure and dynamics of mica-confined films of [C(10)C(1)Pyrr][NTf2] ionic liquid J. Chem. Phys. 148, 193808, 10.1063/1.5007809.

Kozhuharov S., Radiom M., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2018) Persistence length of poly(vinyl amine): Quantitative image analysis versus single molecule force response, Macromolecules 51, 3632-3639, 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b00834.

Moazzami-Gudarzi M., Adam P., Smith A. M., Trefalt G., Szilagyi I., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2018) Interactions between similar and dissimilar charged interfaces in the presence of multivalent anions, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 20, 9436-9448, 10.1039/C8CP00679B.

Radiom M., Maroni P., Wesolowski T. A. (2018) Size extensivity of elastic properties of alkane fragments, J. Molec. Modeling 24, 36, 10.1007/s00894-017-3572-9.

Smith A. M., Maroni P., Borkovec M. (2018) Attractive non-DLVO forces induced by adsorption of monovalent organic ions, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 20, 158-164, 10.1039/C7CP06383K.

Smith A. M., Maroni P., Borkovec M., Trefalt G. (2018) Measuring inner layer capacitance with the colloidal probe technique, Colloids Interfaces 2, 65, 10.3390/colloids2040065 (open access), manuscript, open data 10.5281/zenodo.2552045.

Sugimoto T., Cao T., Szilagy I., Borkovec M., Trefalt G. (2018) Aggregation and charging of sulfate and amidine latex particles in the presence of oxyanions, J. Coll. Interf. Sci. 524, 456-464, 10.1016/j.jcis.2018.04.035.

Tiraferri A., Maroni P. (2018) Rapid desorption of polyelectrolytes from solid surfaces induced by changes of aqueous chemistry, Langmuir 34, 12302-123091, 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b02573.

2017

Adok-Sipiczki M., Szilagyi I., Palinko I., Pavlovic M., Sipos P., Nardin C. (2017) Design of nucleic acid-layered double hydroxide nanohybrids, Colloid Polymer Sci., 295, 1463-1473, 10.1007/s00396-017-4122-9.

Cao, T., Sugimoto, T., Szilagyi, I., Trefalt, G., 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., 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., 6, 1052-1055, 10.1021/acsmacrolett.7b00652.

Radiom M., Borkovec M. (2017) Influence of ligand-receptor interactions on the force-extension behavior within the freely-jointed chain model, Phys. Rev. E 96, 062501, 10.1103/PhysRevE.96.062501.

Rouster P., Pavlovic M., Horvath E., Forro L., Dey S. K., Szilagyi I. (2017) Influence of protamine functionalization on the colloidal stability of 1D and 2D titanium oxide nanostructures, Langmuir, 33, 9750-9758, 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b01815.

Rouster P., Pavlovic M., Szilagyi I. (2017) Destabilization of titania nanosheet suspensions by inorganic salts: Hofmeister series and Schulze-Hardy rule, J. Phys. Chem. B, 121, 6749-6758, 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b04286.

Rouster P., Pavlovic M., Szilagyi I. (2017) Immobilization of superoxide dismutase on polyelectrolyte functionalized titania nanosheets, ChemBioChem (in press), 10.1002/cbic.201700502.

Trefalt G., Palberg T., 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., 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., 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 (open access).

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.

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