Customer Publications Citing AFMs from AFMWorkshop


S. Cao, X. Zhang, K. Sinha, W. Wang, J. Wang, P.A. Dowben and X. Xu (2016). “Phase separation in LuFeO3 films.” Applied Physics Letters 108: 202903 (6 pp).

X. Feng, N. Bansal and H. Yang (2016). "Fish gelatin combined with chitosan coating inhibits myofibril degradation of golden pomfret (Trachinotus blochii) fillet during cold storage." Food Chemistry 200:283-292.

B.P. Gindt, D.G. Abebe, Z.J. Tang, M.B. Lindsey, J. Chen, R.A. Elgammal, T.A. Zawodzinski and T. Fujiwara (2016). “Nanoporous polysulfone membranes via a degradable block copolymer precursor for redox flow batteries.” Journal of Materials Chemistry A 4: 4288-4295.

M.P. Gordon, L.T. Lloyd and D.S. Boucher (2016). “Poly(3-hexylthiophene) films prepared using binary solvent mixtures.” Journal of Polymer Science-Part B: Polymer Physics 54: 624-638.

R. Kaur and S.K. Tripathi (2016). “Third order non-linear response of II-VI semiconductor polymer nanocomposites with different polymers.” Materials Letters 180: 247–251.

A. Kim, S.J. Ryu and H. Jung (2016). “Photoluminescent and superhydrophobic [Eu (Phen) 2] 3+‐ Laponite/Polypropylene film for long‐term fluorescence stability under conditions of high humidity.” Advanced Materials Interfaces 3(4): pp

J.H. Park, S.H. Choi, J. Zhao, S. Song, W. Yang, S.M. Kim, K.K. Kim, Y.-H. Lee and H. Young (2016). “Thickness-controlled multilayer hexagonal boron nitride film prepared by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition.” Current Applied Physics xx: p. 1-7.

A. Plácido, E.A. de Oliveira Farias, M.M. Marani, A.G. Vasconcelos, A.C. Mafud, Y.P. Mascarenhas, C. Eiras, J.R.S.A. Leite and C. Delerue-Matos (2016). "Layer-by-layer films containing peptides of the Cry1Ab16 toxin from Bacillus thuringiensis for potential biotechnological applications." Materials Science and Engineering: C, 61: 832-841.

A. Plácido, E.A. de Oliveira Farias, M.M. Marani, A.G. Vasconcelos, J.R.S.A. Leite and C. Delerue-Matos (2016).
“Peptide isolated from Cry1Ab16 toxin present in Bacillus thuringiensis : Synthesis and morphology data for layer-by-layer films studied by atomic force microscopy.” Data in Brief 8: 114-119.

M. Raguse, M. Fiebrandt, B. Denis, K. Stapelmann, P. Eichenberger, A. Driks, P. Eaton, P. Awakowicz and R.M.
Moeller (2016). “Understanding of the importance of the spore coat structure and pigmentation in the Bacillus subtilis spore resistance to low-pressure plasma sterilization.” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 49: 285401 (16 pp).

L.D. Tijing, Y.C. Woo, w.-G. Shim, T. He, J.-S. Choi, S.-H. Kim and H. K. Shon (2016). "Superhydrophobic nanofiber membrane containing carbon nanotubes for high-performance direct contact membrane distillation." Journal of Membrane Science 502: 158-170.


B. Abel, T.S. Kabir, B. Odukoya, M. Mohammed and K. Aslan (2015). "Enhancement of the colorimetric response of enzymatic reactions by thermally evaporated plasmonic thin films: application to glial fibrillary acidic protein." Analytical Methods 7(3): 1175-1185.

D. Amin-Shahidia and D. Trumper (2015). "Macro-scale atomic force microscope: An experimental platform for teaching precision mechatronics." Mechatronics 31: 234-242.

G. Borsoi, R. Van Hees, B. Lubelli, R. Veiga and A. Santos Silva. “Nanolime deposition in Maastricht limestone: back-migration or accumulation at the absorption surface?” In EMABM 2015: Proceedings of the 15th Euroseminar on Microscopy Applied to Building Materials, Delft, The Netherlands, 17-19 June 2015, Delft University of Technology (2015).

J. X. Chong, S. Lai and H. Yang (2015). "Chitosan combined with calcium chloride impacts fresh-cut honeydew melon by stabilising nanostructures of sodium-carbonate-soluble pectin." Food Control 53: 195-205.

A. Cid, A. Picado, J.B. Correia, R. Chaves, H. Silva, J. Caldeira, A.P.A. de Matos and M.S. Diniz (2015). "Oxidative stress and histological changes following exposure to diamond nanoparticles in the freshwater Asian clam Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774)." Journal of Hazardous Materials 284: 27-34.

A.R. de Araujo, P.V. Quelemes, M.L.G. Perfeito, L.I. de Lima, M.C. Sa, P.H.M. Nunes, G.A. Joanitti, P. Eaton, M. Soares and J.R.S.A. Leite (2015). "Antibacterial, antibiofilm and cytotoxic activities of Terminalia fagifolia Mart. extract and fractions." Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 14(10): 25.

A. Gellineau, Y.-P. Wong, A. Wang, M.J. Butte and O. Solgaard. “Optical fiber atomic force microscope with photonic crystal force sensor.” In Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS), 2015 2015 18th International Conference on Transducers, IEEE, pp 196-199 (2015).

M.P. Gordon, L.T. Lloyd and D.S. Boucher (2015). "Poly (3‐hexylthiophene) films prepared using binary solvent mixtures." Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics.

M.A. Guimarães, R.N. de Oliveira, L.M.C. Veras, D.F. Lima, Y.D.M. Campelo, S.A. Campos, S.A.S. Kuckelhaus, P.L.S. Pinto, P. Eaton, A.C. Mafud, Y.P. Mascarenhas, S.M. Allegretti, J. de Moraes, A. Lolić, T. Verbić and J.R.S.A. Leite (2015). "Anthelmintic Activity In Vivo of Epiisopiloturine against Juvenile and Adult Worms of Schistosoma mansoni" PLoS Negl Trop Dis 9(3): e0003656.

Y. Heo, Y. M. Shin, Y. B. Lee, Y.M. Lim and H. Shin (2015). "Effect of immobilized collagen type IV on biological properties of endothelial cells for the enhanced endothelialization of synthetic vascular graft materials." Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 134: 196-203.

A. Kim, S.-J. Ryu and H. Jung (2015). "Photoluminescent and Superhydrophobic [Eu(Phen)2]3+‐Laponite/Polypropylene Film for Long‐Term Fluorescence Stability under Conditions of High Humidity." Advanced Materials Interfaces. 1500449

A. Kumar, S. Li, S. Roy, J. A. King and G. M. Odegard (2015). "Fracture properties of nanographene reinforced EPON 862 thermoset polymer system." Composites Science and Technology 114: 87-93.

S. Kwon and W. Yang (2015). "Determination of cell differentiation by probing cell membrane stiffness." Journal of the Korean Physical Society 67(4): 713-717.

J.W. Lee, H.W. Lee, S.E. Lee, H.J. Yang, S.K. Lee, K.M. Hwang, S.N. Park, S.S. Yoon and Y.K. Kim (2015). "Tri-Metal Layered Semitransparent Electrode for Red Phosphorescent Organic Light-Emitting Diodes." Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology 15(10): 8144-8148.

M.M. Lim, T. Sum and N. Sultana (2015). "In Vitro Biological Evaluation of Electrospun Polycaprolactone/Gelatine Nanofibrous Scaffold for Tissue Engineering." Journal of Nanomaterials: Article ID 303426, 303410 pages.

Q. Lu, Y. Kim, N. Bassim and G.E. Collins (2015). "Impact of confinement on proteins concentrated in lithocholic acid based organic nanotubes." Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 454: 97-104.

M. Marani, F.S. Dourado, P.V. Quelemes, A. . de Araujo, M.L.G. Perfeito, E.A. Barbosa, L.M.C. Véras, A.L.R. Coelho, E.B. Andrade, P. Eaton, J.P.F. Longo, R.B. Azevedo, C. Delerue-Matos and J.R.S.A. Leite (2015). "Characterization and Biological Activities of Ocellatin Peptides from the Skin Secretion of the Frog Leptodactylus pustulatus." Journal of Natural Products 78: 1495−1504.

C.T. Matea, T. Mocan, F. Zaharie, C. Iancu and L. Mocan (2015). "A novel immunoglobulin G monolayer silver bio-nanocomposite." Chemistry Central Journal 9(1): 1-7.

C.T. Matea, T. Mocan, F. Tabaran, C. Iancu and L.C. Mocan (2015). "Rational design of gold nanocarrier for the delivery of JAG-1 peptide." Journal of Nanobiotechnology 13: 41.

L.C. Mocan, C.T. Matea, F. Tabaran, O. Mosteanu, T. Pop, T. Mocan and C. Iancu (2015). "Photothermal treatment of liver cancer with albumin-conjugated gold nanoparticles initiates Golgi Apparatus–ER dysfunction and caspase-3 apoptotic pathway activation by selective targeting of Gp60 receptor." International Journal of Nanomedicine 10: 5435-5445.

T. Mocan, C. Matea, F. Tabaran, C. Iancu, R. Orasan and L. Mocan (2015). "In Vitro Administration of Gold Nanoparticles Functionalized with MUC-1 Protein Fragment Generates Anticancer Vaccine Response via Macrophage Activation and Polarization Mechanism." Journal of Cancer 6(6): 583-592.

L. Moreira, L. Ponce, E. de Posada, T. Flores, Y. Peñaloza, O. Vázquez and Y. Pérez (2015). "Er:YAG polycrystalline ceramics: The effects of the particle size distribution on the structural and optical properties." Ceramics International 41(9): 11786-11792.

B. Nketia-Yawson, H. Kang, E.-Y. Shin, Y. Xu, C. Yang and Y.-Y. Noh (2015). "Effect of electron-donating unit on crystallinity and charge transport in organic field-effect transistors with thienoisoindigo-based small molecules." Organic Electronics 26: 151-157.

E.A. Oliveira Farias, M.C. dos Santos, N. de Araujo Dionísio, P.V. Quelemes, J.R.S.A. Leite, P. Eaton, D.A. da Silva and C. Eiras (2015). "Layer-by-Layer films based on biopolymers extracted from red seaweeds and polyaniline for applications in electrochemical sensors of chromium VI." Materials Science and Engineering: B 200: 9-21.

T. Park, Y. H. Lee, G. Y. Cho, S. Ji, J. Park, I. Chang and S. W. Cha (2015). "Effect of the thickness of sputtered gadolinia-doped ceria as a cathodic interlayer in solid oxide fuel cells." Thin Solid Films 584: 120-124.

Y. Peñaloza-Mendoza and L. Ponce-Cabrera (2015). "Comparison on Morphological and Optical Properties of TiO2 Thin Films Grown by Single-Pulse and Multi-Pulse Laser Ablation." Journal of Surface Engineered Materials and Advanced Technology 5(1): 7.

P.V. Quelemes, M.L.G. Perfeito, M.A. Guimarães, R.C. dos Santos, D.F. Lima, C. Nascimento, M.P.N. Silva, M.J.S. Soares, C.D. Ropke, P. Eaton, J. de Moraes and J.R.S.A. Leite (2015). "Effect of neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) leaf extract on resistant Staphylococcus aureus biofilm formation and Schistosoma mansoni worms." Journal of Ethnopharmacology 175: 287-294.

C.D. Raposo, K.T. Petrova and M.T. Barros (2015). "Synthesis of cross-linked polymeric microparticles containing hexa-O-benzylsucrose." Designed Monomers and Polymers 18(8): 753-760.

R.M.M. Santana, T.D. Oliveira, S.S.M. Rodrigues, C. Frigerio, J.L.M. Santos and M. Korn (2015). "Enhancing reactive species generation upon photo-activation of CdTe quantum dots for the chemiluminometric determination of unreacted reagent in UV/ drug degradation process." Talanta 135: 27-33.

M. Schlauf, S. Assadollahi, R. Palkovits, P. Pointl and T.G.M. Schalkhammer (2015). "Immobilization Techniques and Integrated Signal Enhancement for POC Nanocolor Microfluidic Devices." Journal of Nanomaterials Article ID 386794, 10 pages.

L.C. Sow and H. Yang (2015). "Effects of salt and sugar addition on the physicochemical properties and nanostructure of fish gelatin." Food Hydrocolloids 45: 72-82.

R. van Oorschot, H.H.P. Garza, R.J. Derks, U. Staufer and M.K. Ghatkesar (2015). "A microfluidicAFM cantilever based dispensing and aspiration platform." EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2(1): 1-11.

J. Youn, S. Vegiraju, J.D. Emery, B.J. Leever, S. Kewalramani, S.J. Lou, S. Zhang, K. Prabakaran, Y. Ezhumalai, C. Kim, P.-Y. Huang, C. Stern, W.-C. Chang, M.J. Bedzyk, L.X. Chen, M.-C. ChenA. Facchetti and T.J. Marks (2015). "Diperfluorophenyl Fused Thiophene Semiconductors for n-Type Organic Thin Film Transistors (OTFTs)." Advanced Electronic Materials 1(8): n/a-n/a.


F.J. Azcona, S. Royo and A. Jha. “Towards atomic force microscopy measurements using differential self-mixing interferometry.” In SENSORS, 2014 IEEE, pp. 766-770, IEEE (2014).

H.-J. Cho, S.K. Madhurakkat Perikamana, J.-H. Lee, J. Lee, K.-M. Lee, C.S. Shin and H. Shin (2014). "Effective Immobilization of BMP-2 Mediated by Polydopamine Coating on Biodegradable Nanofibers for Enhanced in Vivo Bone Formation." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 6(14): 11225-11235.

C.I. Crucho and M. T. Barros (2014). "Surfactant-free polymeric nanoparticles composed of PEG, cholic acid and a sucrose moiety." Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2(25): 3946-3955.

P. Eaton, C.R. Bittencourt, V. Costa Silva, L.M.C. Véras, C.H.N. Costa, M.J. Feio and J.R.S.A. Leite (2014). "Anti-leishmanial activity of the antimicrobial peptide DRS 01 observed in Leishmania infantum (syn. Leishmania chagasi) cells." Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine 10(2): 483-490.

J. Evans and S. Chapman (2014). "Characterizing absolute piezoelectric microelectromechanical system displacement using an atomic force microscope." Journal of Applied Physics 116(6): 066807.

P.Y. Furlan and M.E. Melcer (2014). "Removal of Aromatic Pollutant Surrogate from Water by Recyclable Magnetite-Activated Carbon Nanocomposite: An Experiment for General Chemistry." Journal of Chemical Education 91(11): 1966-1970.

A. Gellineau, Y. Wong, A. Wang, M. Butte and O. Solgaard. “Miniature fiber facet atomic force microscope using photonic crystal sensors.” In 2014 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN) (2014).

S. Kwon, W. Yang, Y. Choi and J. Park (2014). "Force spectroscopy of membrane hardness of SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells before and after differentiation." Journal of the Korean Physical Society 64(10): 1595-1599.

T. Mocan, C.T. Matea, I. Cojocaru, I. Ilie, F.A. Tabaran, F. Zaharie, C. Iancu, D. Bartos, and L. Mocan (2014). "Photothermal Treatment of Human Pancreatic Cancer Using PEGylated Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Induces Apoptosis by Triggering Mitochondrial Membrane Depolarization Mechanism." Journal of Cancer 5(8): 679.

J.-W. Ok, D.-J. Kwak, S.-H. Kim and Y.-M. Sung (2014). "Conductive and transparency characteristics of titanium-doped indium-tin oxide (InSnO2:Ti) films deposited by radio frequency magnetron sputtering." Vacuum 110(0): 196-201.

K.T. Petrova, T.M. Potewar, O.S. Ascenso and M.T. Barros (2014). "Amide-linked N-methacryloyl sucrose containing polymers." Carbohydrate polymers 110: 38-46.

M. Tabib-Azar, N. Hassan, H. Pourzand and P. Pai. “Contact resistance, stiction force, and field-assisted growth and migration in MEMS and NEMS metals.” In SENSORS, 2014 IEEE, pp. 974-977, IEEE (2014).

H.-Y. Tseng, V. Adamik, J. Parsons, S.-S. Lan, S. Malfesi, J. Lum, L. Shannon and B. Gray (2014). "Development of an electrochemical biosensor array for quantitative polymerase chain reaction utilizing three-metal printed circuit board technology." Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 204: 459-466.

P.M. Weirich, C.H. Schwalb, M. Winhold and M. Huth (2014). "Superconductivity in the system MoxCyGazOδ prepared by focused ion beam induced deposition." Journal of Applied Physics 115(17): 174315.

S. Wheelis, A. Adapalli, P. Valderramma, T. Wilson and D. Rodrigues (2014). "Study of the effects of detoxification treatments on the surface of titanium dental implants (733.5)." The FASEB Journal 28(1S).

M. Winhold, P. Weirich, C. Schwalb and M. Huth (2014). "Identifying the crossover between growth regimes via in-situ conductance measurements in focused electron beam induced deposition." Nanofabrication 1(1).

M. Winhold, P. Weirich, C. Schwalb and M. Huth (2014). "Superconductivity and metallic behavior in PbxCyOδ structures prepared by focused electron beam induced deposition." Applied Physics Letters 105(16): 162603.


P. Abbamonte and S. MacLaren. “Method of manufacture of X-Ray diffraction gratings.” US Patent App. 13/779,299, The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Urbana, IL (US) (2013).

F. K. Chowdhury, H. Pourzand and M. Tabib-Azar. “Investigation of contact resistance evolution of Ir, Pt, W, Ni, Cr, Ti, Cu and Al over repeated hot-contact switching for nems switches.”, In 2013 IEEE-26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 445-448 (2013).

E. Collins, M. Pantoya, A. Vijayasai and T. Dallas (2013). “Comparison of engineered nanocoatings on the combustion of aluminum and copper oxide nanothermites.” Surface and Coatings Technology 215: 476-484.

A. Daugela and S. Tadepalli. “DLC Coatings Characterization on HDD Recording Heads.” In ASME 2013 Conference on Information Storage and Processing Systems, ISPS2013-2932:V001T01A023 (2013).

C. Frigerio, J.L.M. Santos, J.A.C. Barbosa, P. Eaton, M.L.M.F.S. Saraiva and M.L.C. Passos (2013). "A soft strategy for covalent immobilization of glutathione and cysteine capped quantum dots onto amino functionalized surfaces." Chemical Communications 49(25): 2518-2520.

C.S. Neves, C.M. Granadeiro, L. Cunha-Silva, D. Ananias, S. Gago, G. Feio, P.A. Carvalho, P. Eaton, S.S. Balula and E. Pereira (2013). "Europium Polyoxometalates Encapsulated in Silica Nanoparticles– Characterization and Photoluminescence Studies." European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 16: 2877-2886.

J. Park, J. Y. Paek, I. Chang, S. Ji, S. W. Cha and S. I. Oh (2013). "Pulsed laser deposition of Y-doped BaZrO3 thin film as electrolyte for low temperature solid oxide fuel cells." CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology 62(1): 563-566.

A. Pereira, M.J. Melo, P. Eaton, S. Schäfer and T. Learner. “A Preliminary Study into the Effects of Cleaning Polyvinyl Acetate Paints.” In New Insights into the Cleaning of Paintings Proceedings of the Cleaning 2010 International Conference. A. E. C. M.F. Mecklenberg, R.J. Koestler, Smithsonian Institute, pp 135-138 (2013).


I.M.S. Araújo, M.F. Zampa, J.B. Moura, J.R. dos Santos Jr., P. Eaton, V. Zucolotto, L.M.C. Veras, R.C.M. de Paula, J.P.A. Feitosa, J.R.S.A. Leite and C. Eiras (2012). "Contribution of the cashew gum (Anacardium occidentale, L.) for development of layer-by-layer films with potential application in nanobiomedical devices." Materials Science and Engineering: C 32(6): 1588-1593.

A. Vijayasai, G. Ramachandran, G. Sivakumar, C. Anderson, R. Gale and T. Dallas. “Characterization of a nanocoating using a MEMS tribogauge.” In SPIE MOEMS-MEMS, pp. 82500C-82500C-82509, International Society for Optics and Photonics (2012).


A. Pereira, M. Melo, P. Eaton, S. Schäfer and T. Learner (2011). "AFM in the Conservation of Contemporary Paintings: the Case of the White Paintings of Julião Sarmento." Microscopy and Microanalysis 17(S2): 1792-1793.