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G. Silversmit, B. Vekemans, S. Nikitenko, W. Bras, V. Czhech, G. Zaray, I. Szaloki and L. Vincze, Polycapillary-optics-based µ-XANES and µ-EXAFS at a third-generation bending-magnet beamline, Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 16 (2009), 237-246.


  1. S. V. Grigoriev, K. S. Napolskii, N. A. Grigoryeva, A. V. Vasilieva, A. A. Mistonov, D. Y. Chernyshov, A. V. Petukhov, D. V. Belov, A. A. Eliseev, A. V. Lukashin, Y. D. Tretyakov, A. S. Sinitskii and H. Eckerlebe, Structural and magnetic properties of inverse opal photonic crystals studied by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and small-angle neutron scattering, Physical Review B 79 (2009), no. 4, art. no. 045123.
  2. E. Wisse, A. J. H. Spiering, F. Pfeifer, G. Portale, H. W. Siesler and E. W. Meijer, Segmental orientation in well-defined thermoplastic elastomers containing supramolecular fillers, Macromolecules 42 (2009), no. 2, 524-530.
  3. D. M. Fonseca, Y. Méheust, J. O. Fossum, K. D. Knudsen and K. P. S. Parmar, Phase diagram of polydisperse Na-fluorohectorite-water suspensions: A synchrotron small-angle x-ray scattering study, Physical Review E 79 (2009), no. 2, 021402.
  4. V. Boffa, J. E. ten Elshof, R. Garcia and D. H. A. Blank, Microporous niobia-silica membranes: Influence of sol composition and structure on gas transport properties, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 118 (2009), no. 1-3, 202-209.
  5. J. C. Gielen, M. Wolffs, G. Portale, W. Bras, O. Henze, A. F. M. Kilbinger, W. J. Feast, J. C. Maan, A. Schenning and P. C. M. Christianen, Molecular organization of cylindrical sexithiophene aggregates measured by X-ray scattering and magnetic alignment, Langmuir 25 (2009), no. 3, 1272-1276. (the 4 Tesla magnet used in this work was kindly lend by the X-Mas CRG)
  6. A. A. Martens, G. Portale, M. W. T. Werten, R. J. de Vries, G. Eggink, M. A. C. Stuart and F. A. de Wolf, Triblock protein copolymers forming supramolecular nanotapes and pH-responsive gels, Macromolecules 42 (2009), no. 4, 1002-1009.
  7. W. Bras, S. M. Clark, G. Neville Greaves, M. Kunz, W. van Beek and V. Radmilovic, Nanocrystal growth in cordierite glass ceramics studied with X-ray scattering, Crystal Growth & Design 9 (2009), no. 3, 1297-1305.
  8. V. de Graef, P. van Puyvelde, B. Goderis and K. Dewettinck, Influence of shear flow on polymorphic behavior and microstructural development during palm oil crystallization, European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology 111 (2009), no. 3, 290-302.
  9. M. Janssens, G. S. Gooris and J. A. Boowstra, Infrared spectroscopy studies of mixtures prepared with synthetic ceramides varying in head group architecture: Coexistence of liquid and crystalline phases, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta-Biomembranes 1788 (2009), no. 3, 732-742.
  10. R. Rissmann, G. Gooris, M. Ponec and J. Bouwstra, Long periodicity phase in extracted lipids of vernix caseosa obtained with equilibration at physiological temperature, Chemistry and Physics of Lipids 158 (2009), no. 1, 32-38.
  11. T. Cardinaels, J. Ramaekers, K. Driesen, P. Nockemann, K. van Hecke, L. van Meervelt, B. Goderis and K. Binnemans, Thermotropic ruthenium(II)-containing metallomesogens based on substituted 1,10-phenanthroline ligands, Inorganic Chemistry 48 (2009), no. 6, 2490-2499.
  12. J. de Wit, G. A. van Ekenstein, E. Polushkin, J. Korhonen, J. Ruokolainen and G. ten Brinke, Random copolymer effect in self-assembled hydrogen-bonded P(S-co-4VP)(PDP) side-chain polymers, Macromolecules 42 (2009), no. 6, 2009-2014.
  13. P. D. Brimicombe, S. D. Siemianowski, S. Jaradat, Y. K. Levine, P. Thompson, W. Bras and H. F. Gleeson, Time-resolved X-ray studies of the dynamics of smectic-A layer realignment by magnetic fields, Physical Review E 79 (2009), no. 3, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.1179.031706. (the 4 Tesla magnet used in this work was kindly lend by the X-Mas CRG)
  14. C. C. de Araujo, K. D. Kreuer, M. Schuster, G. Portale, H. Mendil-Jakani, G. Gebel and J. Maier, Poly(p-phenylene sulfone)s with high ion exchange capacity: Ionomers with unique microstructural and transport features, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 11 (2009), no. 17, 3305-3312.
  15. A. Iglesias-Juez, A. M. Beale, M. G. O'Brien, M. A. Newton, W. Bras and B. M. Wechuysen, Multi-technique in situ approach towards the study of catalytic solids at work using synchrotron radiation, Synchrotron Radiation News 22 (2009), no. 1, 22-30. (*also in EXAFS/XANES section)
  16. W. Bras, "The use of scattering and spectroscopic synchrotron radiation methods in materials science," in Lecture Notes in Physics vol. 776 Applications of synchrotron light to scattering and diffraction in materials and life sciences, T. A. Ezquerra, M. Garcia-Gutierrez, A. Nogales and M. Gomez (Editors), Springer, 2009, pp. 105-132.
  17. C. Vercaemst, H. Friedrich, P. E. de Jongh, A. V. Neimark, B. Goderis, F. Verpoort and P. Van Der Voort, Periodic mesoporous organosilicas consisting of 3D hexagonally ordered interconnected globular pores, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 113 (2009), no. 14, 5556-5562.
  18. C. J. Gommes, H. Friedrich, M. Wolters, P. E. de Jongh and K. P. de Jong, Quantitative characterization of pore corrugation in ordered mesoporous materials using image analysis of electron tomograms, Chemistry of Materials 21 (2009), no. 7, 1311-1317.
  19. R. Carrotta, M. Manno, F. M. Giordano, A. Longo, G. Portale, V. Martorana and P. L. San Biagio, Protein stability modulated by a conformational effector: Effects of trifluoroethanol on bovine serum albumin, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 11 (2009), no. 20, 4007-4018.
  20. V. Boffa, H. L. Castricum, R. Garcia, R. Schmuhl, A. V. Petukhov, D. H. A. Blank and J. E. ten Elshof, Structure and growth of polymeric niobia-silica mixed oxide sols for microporous molecular sieving membranes: A SAXS study, Chemistry of Materials 21 (2009), no. 9, 1822-1828.
  21. G. de Petris, M. R. Festa, L. Galantini, E. Giglio, C. Leggio, N. V. Pavel and A. Troiani, Sodium glycodeoxycholate and glycocholate mixed aggregates in gas and solution phases, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 113 (2009), no. 20, 7162-7169.
  22. S.-m. Mai, A. Abbot, D. Norton, R. McKean and A. J. Ryan, Synthesis and characterization of block copolymers of polyoxyethylene and polylactide with different architectures, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 210 (2009), no. 10, 840-851.
  23. R. H. Lohwasser, J. Bandara and M. Thelakkat, Tailor-made synthesis of poly(3-hexylthiophene) with carboxylic end groups and its application as a polymer sensitizer in solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells, Journal of Materials Chemistry 19 (2009), 4126–4130.
  24. V. Abramova and A. Sinitskii, Large-scale ZnO inverse opal films fabricated by a sol-gel technique, Superlattices and Microstructures 45 (2009), no. 6, 624-629.
  25. V. V. Abramova, A. S. Sinitskii, N. A. Grigor'eva, S. V. Grigor'ev, D. V. Belov, A. V. Petukhov, A. A. Mistonov, A. V. Vasil'eva and Y. D. Tret'yakov, Ultrasmall-angle X-ray scattering analysis of photonic crystal structure, Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics 109 (2009), no. 1, 29-34.
  26. C. Vercaemst, P. E. de Jongh, J. D. Meeldijk, B. Goderis, F. Verpoort and P. Van Der Voort, Ethenylene-bridged periodic mesoporous organosilicas with ultra-large mesopores, Chemical Communications (2009), no. 27, 4052-4054.
  27. G. Sankar and W. Bras, Insights into the formation of microporous materials by in situ X-ray scattering techniques, Catalysis Today 145 (2009), no. 3-4, 195-203.
  28. E. Pavlopoulou, S. Anastasiadis, H. Iatrou, M. Moshakou, N. Hadjichristidis, G. Portale, and W. Bras, Micellization of Miktoarm Star SnIn copolymers in block copolymer / homopolymer blends, Macromolecules 42 (2009), no. 14, 5285-5295.
  29. R. Martin-Rapun, D. Byelov, A. R. A. Palmans, W. H. de Jeu and E. W. Meijer, Lyomesophases of C3-symmetrical bipyridine-based discs in alkanes: An X-ray diffraction study, Langmuir 25 (2009), no. 15, 8794-8801.
  30. O. Francescangeli, V. Stanic, S. I. Torgova, A. Strigazzi, N. Scaramuzza, C. Ferrero, I. P. Dolbnya, T. M. Weiss, R. Berardi, L. Muccioli, S. Orlandi and C. Zannoni, Ferroelectric response and induced biaxiality in the nematic phase of a bent-core mesogen, Advanced Functional Materials 19 (2009), no. 16, 2592-2600.
  31. M. C. D. Mourad, D. V. Byelov, A. V. Petukhov, D. A. M. de Winter, A. J. Verkleij and H. N. W. Lekkerkerker, Sol-gel transitions and liquid crystal phase transitions in concentrated aqueous suspensions of colloidal gibbsite platelets, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 113 (2009), no. 34, 11604-11613.
  32. R. Rissmann, M. H. M. Oudshoorn, W. E. Hennink, M. Ponec and J. A. Bouwstra, Skin barrier disruption by acetone: Observations in a hairless mouse skin model, Archives of Dermatological Research 301 (2009), no. 8, 609-613.
  33. J. Hilhorst, V. V. Abramova, A. Sinitskii, N. A. Sapoletova, K. S. Napolskii, A. A. Eliseev, D. V. Byelov, N. A. Grigoryeva, A. V. Vasilieva, W. G. Bouwman, K. Kvashnina, A. Snigirev, S. V. Grigoriev and A. V. Petukhov, Double stacking faults in convectively assembled crystals of colloidal spheres, Langmuir 25 (2009), no. 17, 10408-10412.
  34. D. J. Tobler, S. Shaw and L. G. Benning, Quantification of initial steps of nucleation and growth of silica nanoparticles: An in-situ SAXS and DLS study, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 17 (2009), no. 18, 5377-5393.
  35. S. U. Khan, O. F. Goebel, D. H. A. Blank and J. E. ten Elshof, Patterning lead zirconate titanate nanostructures at sub-200-nm resolution by soft confocal imprint lithography and nanotransfer molding, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 1 (2009), no. 10, 2250-2255.
  36. D. Groen, G. S. Gooris and J. A. Bouwstra, New insights into the stratum corneum lipid organization by X-ray diffraction analysis, Biophysical Journal 97 (2009), no. 8, 2242-2249.
  37. A. A. Eliseev, D. F. Gorozhankin, K. S. Napolskii, A. V. Petukhov, N. A. Sapoletova, A. V. Vasilieva, N. A. Grigoryeva, A. A. Mistonov, D. V. Byelov, W. G. Bouwman, K. O. Kvashnina, D. Y. Chernyshov, A. A. Bosak and S. V. Grigoriev, Determination of the real structure of artificial and natural opals on the basis of three-dimensional reconstructions of reciprocal space, JETP Letters 90 (2009), no. 4, 272-277.
  38. H. Hemmen, N. I. Ringdal, E. N. De Azevedo, M. Engelsberg, E. L. Hansen, Y. Meheust, J. O. Fossum and K. D. Knudsen, The isotropic-nematic interface in suspensions of Na-fluorohectorite synthetic clay, Langmuir 25 (2009), no. 21, 12507-12515.
  39. M. C. D. Mourad, A. A. Verhoeff, D. V. Byelov, A. V. Petukhov, H. N. W. Lekkerkerker, Devitrification of the glassy state in suspensions of charged platelets, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 21 (2009), no. 47, DOI: 474218.
  40. S. Y. Yu-Su, S. S. Sheiko, H. I. Lee, W. Jakubowski, A. Nese, K. Matyjaszewski, D. Anokhin and D. A. Ivanov, Crystallization of molecular brushes with block copolymer side chains, Macromolecules 42 (2009), no. 22, 9008-9017.
  41. C. J. Gommes and J. P. Pirard, Morphological models of complex ordered materials based on inhomogeneously clipped gaussian fields, Physical Review E 80 (2009), no. 6, 061401.
  42. N. Patil, L. Balzano, G. Portale and S. Rastogi, Influence of nanoparticles on the rheological behaviour and initial stages of crystal growth in linear polyethylene, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 210 (2009), no. 24, 2174-2187.
  43. E. van den Pol, A. V. Petukhov, D. M. E. Thies-Weesie, D. V. Byelov and G. J. Vroege, Experimental realization of biaxial liquid crystal phases in colloidal dispersions of boardlike particles, Physical Review Letters 103 (2009), no. 25, 258301.
  44. Bernland, Karin, Tervoort, Theo, Smith, Paul, behavior and optical- and mechanical properties of the binary system isotactic polypropylene and the nucleating/clarifying agent 1,2,3-trideoxy-4,6:5,7-bis-O-[(4-propylphenyl) methylene]-nonitol, POLYMER, 50, 11, 2460-2464, DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2009.03.010, MAY 22 2009

Powder Diffraction

( obtained on the Swiss-Norwegian CRG under a collaboration agreement )

  1. R. Snellings, G. Mertens, S. Hertsens and J. Elsen, The zeolite-lime pozzolanic reaction: Reaction kinetics and products by in situ synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 126 (2009), no. 1-2, 40-49.


  1. A. Adriaens, M. Dowsett, G. Jones, K. Leyssens and S. Nikitenko, An in-situ X-ray absorption spectroelectrochemistry study of the response of artificial chloride corrosion layers on copper to remedial treatment, Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 24 (2009), no. 1, 62-68.
  2. P. Nockemann, B. Thijs, K. Lunstroot, T. N. Parac-Vogt, C. Görller-Walrand, K. Binnemans, K. van Hecke, L. van Meervelt, S. Nikitenko, J. Daniels, C. Hennig and R. van Deun, Speciation of rare-earth metal complexes in ionic liquids: A multi-technique approach, Chemistry – A European Journal 15 (2009), 1449-1461.
  3. E. de Smit, A. M. Beale, S. Nikitenko and B. M. Weckhuysen, Local and long range order in promoted iron-based Fischer-Tropsch catalysts: A combined in situ X-ray absorption spectroscopy / wide angle X-ray scattering study, Journal of Catalysis 262 (2009), no. 2, 244-256.
  4. A. Iglesias-Juez, A. M. Beale, M. G. O'Brien, M. A. Newton, W. Bras and B. M. Wechuysen, Multi-technique in situ approach towards the study of catalytic solids at work using synchrotron radiation, Synchrotron Radiation News 22 (2009), no. 1, 22-30. (*also in SAXS/WAXS section)
  5. J. Estephane, E. Groppo, A. Damin, J. G. Vitillo, D. Gianolio, C. Lamberti, S. Bordiga, C. Prestipino, S. Nikitenko, E. A. Quadrelli, M. Taoufik, J. M. Basset and A. Zecchina, Structure and enhanced reactivity of chromocene carbonyl confined inside cavities of NaY zeolite, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 113 (2009), no. 17, 7305-7315.
  6. R. P. W. J. Struis, M. Nachtegaal, H. Mattenberger and C. Ludwig, The fate of lead in MSWI-fly ash during heat treatment: An X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy study, Advanced Engineering Materials 11 (2009), no. 6, 507-512.
  7. A. M. Beale, S. D. M. Jacques, E. Sacaliuc-Parvalescu, M. G. O’Brien, P. Barnes and B. M. Weckhuysen, An iron molybdate catalyst for methanol to formaldehyde conversion prepared by a hydrothermal method and its characterization, Applied Catalysis A-General 363 (2009), 143–152.
  8. K. Mathisen, M. Stockenhuber and D. G. Nicholson, In situ XAS and IR studies on Cu:SAPO-5 and Cu:SAPO-11: The contributory role of monomeric linear copper(I) species in the selective catalytic reduction of NOx by propene, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 11 (2009), no. 26, 5476-5488.
  9. P. G. Yot and F. O. Mear, Influence of AlN, TiN and SiC reduction on the structural environment of lead in waste cathode-ray tubes glass: An X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy study, Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter 21 (2009), no. 28, 285104.
  10. S. D. M. Jacques, O. Leynaud, D. Strusevich, P. Stukas, P. Barnes, G. Sankar, M. Sheehy, M. G. O'Brien, A. Iglesias-Juez and A. M. Beale, Recent progress in the use of in situ X-ray methods for the study of heterogeneous catalysts in packed-bed capillary reactors, Catalysis Today 145 (2009), no. 3-4, 204-212.
  11. M. A. Newton, Applying dynamic and synchronous DRIFTS/EXAFS to the structural reactive behaviour of dilute (≤1 wt%) supported Rh/Al2O3 catalysts using quick and energy dispersive EXAFS, Topics in Catalysis 52 (2009), no. 10, 1410-1424.
  12. M. G. O'Brien, A. M. Beale, S. D. M. Jacques and B. M. Weckhuysen, A combined multi-technique in situ approach used to probe the stability of iron molybdate catalysts during redox cycling, Topics in Catalysis 52 (2009), no. 10, 1400-1409.
  13. G. Silversmit, H. Poelman, V. Balcaen, P. M. Heynderickx, M. Olea, S. Nikitenko, W. Bras, P. F. Smet, D. Poelman, R. D. Gryse, M.-F. Reniers and G. B. Marin, In-situ XAS study on the Cu and Ce local structural changes in a CuO–CeO2/Al2O3 catalyst under propane reduction and re-oxidation, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 70 (2009), no. 9, 1274–1284.
  14. P. Mandaliev, R. Dähn, B. Wehrli, and E. Wieland, Macro- and microspectroscopic study of Nd(III) uptake mechanisms in hardened cement paste, Environmental Science & Technology 43 (2009), no. 21, 8462-8468.
  15. S. Erenburg, S. Trubina, N. Bausk, B. Moroz, A. Kalinkin, V. Bukhtiyarov and S. Nikitenko, Structure of catalytically active gold nanoparticles by XAFS spectroscopy, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 190 (2009), 012121.
  16. S. B. Erenburg, S. V. Trubina, N. V. Bausk, A. V. Dvurechenskii, A. I. Nikiforov, V. G. Mansurov, K. S. Zhuravlev and S. G. Nikitenko, Microstructure of quantum dots ensembles by EXAFS spectroscopy, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 190 (2009), 012131.
  17. D. Gianolio, E. Groppo, J. Estephane, C. Prestipino, S. Nikitenko, A. Zecchina, S. Bordiga, M. Taoufik, E. A. Quadrelli, J. M. Basset and C. Lamberti, Formation and reactivity of CrII carbonyls hosted in polar and non polar supports, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 190 (2009), 012140.
  18. G. Silversmit, B. Vekemans, S. Nikitenko, K. Tirez, W. Bras, F. E. Brenker and L. Vincze, Polycapillary based μ-XAS and confocal μ-XANES at a bending magnet source of the ESRF, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 190 (2009), 012036.
  19. Y. Guan and E. J. M. Hensen, Cyanide leaching of Au/CeO2: Highly active gold clusters for 1,3-butadiene hydrogenation, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 11 (2009), no. 41, 9578-9582.
  20. Y. A. Babanov, Y. A. Salamatov, I. Y. Kamensky, A. V. Ryazhkin and V. V. Ustinov, High resolution in EXAFS data analysis of multilayer nanostuctures, Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena 175 (2009), no. 1-3, 27–30.


  1. R. Rissmann, "Development of a vernix caseosa substitute: A novel strategy to improve skin barrier function and repair," Leiden University, 2009.
  2. J. A. W. Harings, "Shielding and mediating of Hydrogen bonding in amide-based (macro)molecules," Eindhoven University of Technology, 2009.
  3. R. l'Abee, "Termoplastic vulcanizates - the rubber particle size to control the properties-processing balance," Eindhoven University of Technology, 2009.
  4. G. G. du Sart, "Supramolecular triblock copolymer complexes," Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 2009.
  5. E. Parvulescu, "New mechanistic insight into the gold-based propene epoxidation," Utrecht University, 2009.
  6. D. de Geus, "Structural biology of induced conformational changes," Leiden University, 2009.
  7. M. M. M. Lepage, "Support and promoter effects in automotive exhaust catalysis," Utrecht University, 2009.
  8. E. Pavlopoulou, "Investigation of polymer nanostructures in multiconstituent hybrid systems," University of Crete, 2009.
  9. M. Vite, "Relations entre microstructure, propriétés mécaniques et résistance à la rayure du polypropylène injecté," Université de Savoie, 2009.
  10. M. Mourad, "Liquid crystal phases of colloidal platelets and their use as nanocomposite templates," Utrecht University, 2009.
  11. M. Wolffs, "Insights into the self-assembly of pi-conjugated systems," Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, 2009.