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  1. Aissou, K., Mumtaz, M., Usluer, Ö., Pécastaings, G., Portale, G., Fleury, G., Cloutet, E. and Hadziioannou, G. (2016), "Anisotropic Lithium Ion Conductivity in Single-Ion Diblock Copolymer Electrolyte Thin Films." Macromol. Rapid Commun., 37: 221–226. doi: 10.1002/marc.201500562
  2. Francesco Vita, Maruti Hegde, Giuseppe Portale, Wim Bras, Claudio Ferrero, Edward T. Samulski, Oriano Francescangeli and Theo Dingemans;  “Molecular ordering in the high-temperature nematic phase of an all-aromatic liquid crystal”; Soft Matter (2016);12(8):2309-14. doi: 10.1039/c5sm02738a.
  3. Zhipeng Kan, Letizia Colella, Eleonora Canesi , Alexei Vorobiev, Vasyl Skrypnychuk , Giancarlo Terraneo, David Barbero , Chiara Bertarelli , Roderick Charles Ian MacKenzie and Panagiotis E. Keivanidis; “Charge transport control via polymer polymorph modulation in ternary organic photovoltaic composites”; J. Mater. Chem. A, (2016) 4, 1195-1201, DOI: 10.1039/C5TA08120C
  4. Baral, Abhishek; Roy, Subhasish; Ghosh, Srabanti; Hermida Merino, Daniel; Hamley, Ian; Banerjee, Arindam; "A Peptide based Mechano-sensitive, Proteolytically stable Hydrogel with Remarkable Antibacterial Properties"; Langmuir, (2016) 32 (7), pp 1836–1845; DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b03789
  5. E.M. Troisi, M. van Drongelen, H.J.M. Caelers, G. Portale, G.W.M. Peters, “Structure evolution during film blowing: An experimental study using in-situ small angle X-ray scattering”, European Polymer Journal, Volume 74, January 2016, Pages 190-208, ISSN 0014-3057; doi:10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2015.11.022
  6. H.J.M. Caelers, L.E. Govaert, G.W.M. Peters; “The prediction of mechanical performance of isotactic polypropylene on the basis of processing conditions”; Polymer Volume 83, 28 January 2016, Pages 116–128; doi:10.1016/j.polymer.2015.12.001
  7. J. Jennings, S. P. Bassett, D. Hermida-Merino, G. Portale, W. Bras, L. Knight, J. J. Titman, T. Higuchi, H. Jinnai and   S. M. Howdle; “How does dense phase CO2 influence the phase behaviour of block copolymers synthesised by dispersion polymerisation?”; Polym. Chem., (2016) 7, 905-916; DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01823
  8. Kangsheng Liu, Efren Andablo-Reyes, Nilesh Patil, Daniel Hermida Merino, Sara Ronca, Sanjay Rastogi, “Influence of reduced graphene oxide on the rheological response and chain orientation on shear deformation of high density polyethylene”; Polymer, Volume 87, 22 March 2016, Pages 8-16, ISSN 0032-3861, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2016.01.056.
  9. I. V. Roslyakov , N. S. Kuratova, D. S. Koshkodaev, D. Hermida Merino, A. V. Lukashin, K. S. Napolskii; “Morphology of anodic alumina films obtained by hard anodization: Influence of the rate of anodization voltage increase”; Journal of Surface Investigation. X-ray, Synchrotron and Neutron Techniques; January 2016, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 191-197; DOI: 10.1134/S1027451016010298    Original Russian Text © I.V. Roslyakov, N.S. Kuratova, D.S. Koshkodaev, D. Hermida Merino, A.V. Lukashin, K.S. Napolskii, 2016, published in Poverkhnost’. Rentgenovskie, Sinkhrotronnye i Neitronnye Issledovaniya, 2016, No. 2, pp. 39–46.
  10. Luis M. De Leon-Rodriguez, Meder Kamalov, Yacine Hemar, Alok K. Mitra, Valeria Castelletto, Daniel Hermida-Merino, Ian W. Hamley and   Margaret A. Brimble; “A peptide hydrogel derived from a fragment of human cardiac troponin C”; Chem. Commun., (2016), 52, 4056-4059; DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00209A
  11. J. Karthikeyan, H. Fjellvåg, Ø.B. Vistad, K.D. Knudsen, A. Olafsen Sjåstad, “Quantification and key factors in delamination of (Mg1− yNiy)1 −xAlx(OH)2(NO3)x·mH2O”, Applied Clay Science, Volumes 124–125, May 2016, Pages 102-110, ISSN 0169-1317; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clay.2016.02.001
  12. Jaime J. Hernandez Rueda, Heng Zhang, Martin Rosenthal, Martin Möller, Xiaomin Zhu, Dimitri A. Ivanov, “Polymerizable wedge-shaped ionic liquid crystals for fabrication of ion-conducting membranes: Impact of the counterion on the phase structure and conductivity”; European Polymer Journal; in press (2016), ISSN 0014-3057, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2016.03.033
  13. Carolus H. R. M. Wilsens, Mark P. F. Pepels, Anne B. Spoelstra, Giuseppe Portale, Dietmar Auhl, Yogesh S. Deshmukh, and Jules A. W. Harings; “Improving Stiffness, Strength, and Toughness of Poly(ω-pentadecalactone) Fibers through in Situ Reinforcement with a Vanillic Acid-Based Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polyester”; Macromolecules (2016) 49 (6), 2228-2237; DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b02419
  14. B. E. McKenzie, J. F. de Visser, G. Portale, D. Hermida-Merino, H. Friedrich, P. H. H. Bomans, W. Bras, O. R. Monaghan, S. J. Holder and   N. A. J. M. Sommerdijk; “The evolution of bicontinuous polymeric nanospheres in aqueous solution”; Soft Matter (2016) 12, 4113-4122; DOI: 10.1039/C6SM00053C
  15. Martin Faber, Anton H. Hofman, Nanda Harinck, Mark ten Cate, Katja Loos, Gerrit ten Brinke; “Self-Assembly of Hydrogen-Bonded Comb Copolymer Complexes of Poly(p-Hydroxystyrene) and 4-Alkylpyridine Amphiphiles”; in press (2016); doi:10.1016/j.polymer.2016.03.090
  16. Annelien Rigolle, Bart Goderis, Koen Van Den Abeele, and Imogen Foubert; “Isothermal crystallization behavior of cocoa butter at 17°C and 20°C with and without limonene”; J. Agric. Food Chem., 2016, 64 (17), pp 3405–3416; DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.5b05965
  17. Steven Kirkham, Valeria Castelletto, Ian William Hamley, Mehedi Reza, Janne Ruokolainen, Daniel Hermida-Merino, Panayiotis Bilalis, and Hermis Iatrou; “Self-Assembly of Telechelic Tyrosine End-Capped PEO and Poly(alanine) Polymers in Aqueous Solution”; Biomacromolecules 2016 17 (3), 1186-1197; DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.6b00023
  18. Giuseppe Portale, Daniel Hermida-Merino and Wim Bras,”Polymer research and synchrotron radiation perspectives”; European Polymer Journal (2016) (online) DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2016.04.015
  19. Qibin Zhao, Chris E. Finlayson, Christian Schafer, Peter Spahn, Markus Gallei, Lars Herrmann, Andrei Petukhov,and Jeremy J. Baumberg; “Nanoassembly of Polydisperse Photonic Crystals based on Binary and Ternary Polymer Opal Alloys”; Advanced Optical Materials (2016), 4,1494-1500, doi: 10.1002/adom.201600328.
  20. Luigi Balzano, Zhe Ma, Dario Cavallo, Tim B. van Erp, Lucia Fernandez-Ballester, and Gerrit W. M. Peters; “Molecular Aspects of the Formation of Shish-Kebab in Isotactic Polypropylene”; Macromolecules (2016) 49 (10), 3799-3809; DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b00428
  21. S. D. Tillmann, D. Hermida-Merino, M. Winter, I. Cekic-Laskovic and K. Loos;  “Nanoporous polymer foams derived from high molecular PS-b-P4VP(PDP)x for template-directed synthesis approaches”; RSC Adv., (2016) 6, 52998-53003; DOI: 10.1039/C6RA06735B
  22. Zhe Ma, Luigi Balzano, and Gerrit W. M. Peters; “Dissolution and Re-emergence of Flow-Induced Shish in Polyethylene with a Broad Molecular Weight Distribution”; Macromolecules 2016 49 (7), 2724-2730; DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b00333
  23. Peter C. Roozemond, Tim B. van Erp, Gerrit W.M. Peters; “Flow-induced crystallization of isotactic polypropylene: Modeling formation of multiple crystal phases and morphologies”; Polymer, Volume 89, 20 April 2016, Pages 69-80, ISSN 0032-3861; doi:10.1016/j.polymer.2016.01.032
  24. Young-Ki Kim, Greta Cukrov, Francesco Vita, Eric Scharrer, Edward T. Samulski, Oriano Francescangeli, and Oleg D. Lavrentovich; “Search for microscopic and macroscopic biaxiality in the cybotactic nematic phase of new oxadiazole bent-core mesogens”; Phys. Rev. E 93, 062701 (2016); DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.93.062701
  25. Masayuki Uchiyama, Masashi Oguri, Enamul H. Mojumdar, Gert S. Gooris, Joke A. Bouwstra, “Free fatty acids chain length distribution affects the permeability of skin lipid model membranes”, BBA-Biomembranes (2016), doi:10.1016/j.bbamem.2016.06.001
  26. Claudio De Rosa, Finizia Auriemma, Anna Malafronte, Rocco Di Girolamo, Massimo Lazzari, Marina Nieto-Suarez, Daniel Hermida-Merino, Ian W Hamley, and Giuseppe Portale; “Tuning Ordered Pattern of Pd Species through Controlled Block Copolymer Self-Assembly”; The Journal of Physical Chemistry B Just Accepted Manuscript; DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b04380
  27. Wim Bras, Halina Stanley, “Unexpected effects in non crystalline materials exposed to X-ray radiation”, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Available online 22 June 2016, ISSN 0022-3093, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2016.06.020
  28. Xiaochun Zhu, Maarten G. Goesten, Arjan J.J. Koekkoek, Brahim Mezari, Nikolay Kosinov, Georgy Filonenko, Heiner Friedrich, Roderigh Rohling, Bartłomiej M. Szyja, Jorge Gascon, Freek Kapteijn and Emiel J.M. Hensen “Establishing hierarchy: the chain of events leading to the formation of Silicalite-1 nanosheets”; Chem. Sci., 2016, Accepted Manuscript; DOI: 10.1039/C6SC01295G
  29. Dorien Baeten, Dario Cavallo , Giuseppe Portale, René Androsch, Vincent Mathot and Bart Goderis, Chapter entitled “Combining Fast Scanning Chip Calorimetry with Structural and Morphological Characterization Techniques”; in Book "Fast Scanning Calorimetry" (2016) Springer International Publishing, pages 327—359, isbn:978-3-319-31329-0; doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-31329-0_10
  30. Willem Walravens, Jonathan De Roo, Emile Drijvers, Stephanie ten Brinck, Eduardo Solano, Jolien Dendooven, Christophe Detavernier, Ivan Infante, and Zeger Hens; “Chemically Triggered Formation of Two-Dimensional Epitaxial Quantum Dot Superlattices”; ACS Nano Article ASAP; DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b02562
  31. M. Nagaraj “Dark conglomerate phases of bent-core liquid crystals “; Liquid Crystals (2016); doi: 10.1080/02678292.2016.1209696
  32. Álvaro Muñoz-Noval, Kazuhiro Fukami, Akira Koyama, Dario Gallach, Daniel Hermida-Merino, Giuseppe Portale, Atsushi Kitada, Kuniaki Murase, Takeshi Abe, Shinjiro Hayakawa, Tetsuo Sakka “Accelerated growth from amorphous clusters to metallic nanoparticles observed in electrochemical deposition of platinum within nanopores of porous silicon”; Electrochemistry Communications Volume 71, October 2016, Pages 9–12; doi: 10.1016/j.elecom.2016.07.013
  33. Gopinathan Sankar, Andrew. J. Dent, Barry Dobson, Wim Bras; “Influence of dopant metal ions on the formation of cordierite using combined SAXS/WAXS and EXAFS/WAXS techniques”; Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids (2016) (in press) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2016.07.030
  34. Geraldine Echue, Ian W Hamley, Guy C. Lloyd-Jones, and Charl F.J. Faul “Chiral Perylene Materials by Ionic Self-Assembly” Langmuir, Just Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b02201
  35. Ilya V. Roslyakov, Dmitry S. Koshkodaev, Andrei A. Eliseev,Daniel Hermida-Merino, Andrei V Petukhov, and Kirill S. Napolskii “Crystallography-Induced Correlations in Pore Ordering of Anodic Alumina Films”J. Phys. Chem. C. 120, 19698-19704 (2016); DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b05268.
  36. Anthony J. Ryan, Wim Bras, Daniel Hermida-Merino, Dario Cavallo;  “The interaction between fundamental and industrial research and experimental developments in the field of polymer crystallization”; Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids (in press) (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2016.07.039
  37. Daniel Hermida Merino, Antonio Feula, Kelly Melia, Andrew T. Slark, Ioannis Giannakopoulos, Clive R. Siviour, C. Paul Buckley, Barnaby W. Greenland, Dan Liu, Yu Gan, Peter J. Harris, Ann M. Chippindale, Ian W. Hamley, Wayne Hayes; “A systematic study of the effect of the hard end-group composition on the microphase separation, thermal and mechanical properties of supramolecular polyurethanes”; Polymer (in press) (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2016.07.029
  38. Maarten  Jaspers, A. C. H. Pape, Ilja  K. Voets, Alan  E. Rowan, Giuseppe Portale and  Paul  H. J. Kouwer; “Bundle Formation in Biomimetic Hydrogels”; Biomacromolecules 2016, 17, 2642-2649; doi: 10.1021/acs.biomac.6b00703
  39. Ranjith K. Ramachandran, Jolien Dendooven, Matthias Filez, Vladimir V. Galvita, Hilde Poelman, Eduardo Solano, Matthias M. Minjauw, Kilian Devloo-Casier, Emiliano Fonda, Daniel Hermida-Merino, Wim Bras, Guy B Marin, and Christophe Detavernier; “Atomic Layer Deposition Route to Tailor Nanoalloys of Noble and Non-Noble Metals”; ACS Nano Just Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b04464
  40. A.H. Hofman, M. Reza, , J. Ruokolainen, G. ten Brinke, and K. Loos, (2016), “Hierarchical Layer Engineering Using Supramolecular Double-Comb Diblock Copolymers.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.. doi:10.1002/anie.201606890
  41. Tilman A. Grunewald, Harald Rennhofer, Pieter Tack, Jan Garrevoet, Didier Wermeille, Paul Thompson, Wim Bras, Laszlo Vincze, and Helga C. Lichtenegger. Photon Energy Becomes the Third Dimension in Crystallographic Texture Analysis. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 12190 –12194.
  42. Qibin Zhao, Chris E. Finlayson, David Snoswell, Andrew Haines, Christian Schäfer, Peter Spahn, Goetz P. Hellmann, Andrei V. Petukhov, Lars Herrmann, Pierre Burdet, Paul A. Midgley, Simon Butler, Malcolm Mackley, Qixin Guo & Jeremy J. Baumberg. Large-scale ordering of nanoparticles using viscoelastic shear processing. Nature Communications, 7, 11661 (2016); DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11661.
  43. Dang M.T., Denisov D., Struth B., Zaccone A., Schall P. Reversibility and hysteresis of the sharp yielding transition of a colloidal glass under oscillatory shear. European Physical Journal E 39, 4414411 (2016).
  44. Faber M., Hofman A.H., Loos K., Brinke G. Highly ordered structure formation in RAFTsynthesized PtBOSbP4VP diblock copolymers. Macromolecular Rapid Communications 37, 911919 (2016).
  45. Grafskaia K., Zimka B., Zhu X., Anokhin D., Ivanov D. Engineering of ion channels topology in selfassembled wedgeshaped amphiphiles by combination of temperature and solvent vapor treatment. AIP Conference Proceedings 1748, 04000910400098 (2016).
  46. Papamakarios V., Polydorou E., Soultati A., Droseros N., Tsikritzis D., Douvas A.M., Palilis L., Fakis M., Kennou S., Argitis P., Vasilopoulou M. Surface modification of ZnO layers via hydrogen plasma treatment for efficient inverted polymer solar cells. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8, 11941205 (2016).
  47. Telen L., Van Puyvelde P., Goderis B. Random copolymers from polyamide 11 and polyamide 12 by reactive extrusion: Synthesis, eutectic phase behavior, and polymorphism. Macromolecules 49, 876890 (2016).
  48. Toolan D.T.W., Isakova A., Hodgkinson R., ReevesMcLaren N., Hammond O.S., Edler K.J., Briscoe W.H., Arnold T., Gough T., Topham P.D., Howse J.R. Insights into the influence of solvent polarity on the crystallization of poly(ethylene oxide) spincoated thin films via in situ grazing incidence wideangle Xray Scattering. Macromolecules 49, 45794586 (2016).
  49. Vanhalle M., Corneillie S., Smet M., Van Puyvelde P., Goderis B. Poly(alanine): Structure and stability of the D and Lenantiomers. Biomacromolecules 17, 183191 (2016).
  50. Peter C. Roozemond, Martin van Drongelen, Gerrit W. M. Peters Modeling Flow-Induced Crystallization. Advances in Polymer Science pp 1-52. Springer book chapter.
  51. M. van Drongelen, P. C. Roozemond, G. W. M. Peters Non-isothermal Crystallization of Semi-Crystalline Polymers: The Influence of Cooling Rate and Pressure. Advances in Polymer Science pp 1-36. Springer book chapter.
  52. Troisi, E.M., Formenti, S., Briatico-Vangosa, F., Cavallo, D., Peters, G.W.M., Nucleation Induced by ”Short-Term Pressurization” of an Undercooled Isotactic Polypropylene Melt, European Polymer Journal (2016), doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2016.11.001.
  53. Baeza G.P., Sharma A., Louhichi A., Imperiali L., Appel W.P.J., Fitié C.F.C., Lettinga M.P., van Ruymbeke E., Vlassopoulos D. Multiscale organization of thermoplastic elastomers with varying content of hard segments. (2016) Polymer, 107, 89-101.
  54. Gonzalez Rodriguez P., Yuan H., van den Nieuwenhuizen K.J.H., Lette W., Schipper D.J., ten Elshof J.E. Hybrid n-alkylamine intercalated layered titanates for solid lubrication. (2016) ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8, 28926-28934.
  55. Miroslaw Salamonczyk, Jing Zhang, Giuseppe Portale, Chenhui Zhu, Emmanuel Kentzinger, James T. Gleeson, Antal Jakli, Cristiano De Michele, Jan K.G. Dhont, Samuel Sprunt, Emmanuel Stiakakis (2016) Smectic phase in suspensions of gapped DNA duplexes. Nature Communications 7, 13358 doi: 10.1038/ncomms13358 (2016).
  56. Huiyu Yuan, Melvin Timmerman, Marijn van de Putte, Pablo Gonzalez Rodriguez, Sjoerd Veldhuis, Johan E. ten Elshof (2016) Self-Assembly of Metal Oxide Nanosheets at Liquid−Air Interfaces in Colloidal Solutions. J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120, 25411−25417.
  57. Jolien Dendooven, Eduardo Solano, Matthias M. Minjauw, Kevin Van de Kerckhove, Alessandro Coati, Emiliano Fonda, Giuseppe Portale, Yves Garreau, and Christophe Detavernier Mobile setup for synchrotron based in situ characterization during thermal and plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition. Review of Scientific Instruments 87, 113905 (2016); doi: 10.1063/1.4967711.
  58. Cui J., Rodriguez-Rodriguez Á., Hernández M., García-Gutiérrez M.C., Nogales A., Castillejo M., Mosegui González D., Müller-Buschbaum P., Ezquerra T.A., Rebollar E.  (2016) Laser-induced periodic surface structures on P3HT and on its photovoltaic blend with PC71BM.  ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces,  8,  31894-31901.
  59. Deshmukh Y.S., Wilsens C.H.R.M., Leoné N., Portale G., Harings J.A.W., Rastogi S.  (2016) Melt-miscible oxalamide based nucleating agents and their nucleation efficiency in isotactic polypropylene.  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research,  55,  11759-11766.
  60. W. van der Stam, Freddy T. Rabouw, Jaco J. Geuchies, Anne C. Berends, Stijn O.M. Hinterding, Robin G. Geitenbeek, J. van der Lit, S. Prévost, Andrei V. Petukhov, C. de Mello Donegá (2016) In Situ Probing of Stack-Templated Growth of Ultrathin Cu2–xS Nanosheets. Chem. Mater., 28, 6381-6389 (2016); DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b02787.

Grazing Incidence

  1. Martin Hufnagel, Matthias Fischer, Thomas Thurn-Albrecht, and Mukundan Thelakkat; “Influence of Fullerene Grafting Density on Structure, Dynamics, and Charge Transport in P3HT-b-PPC61BM Block Copolymers”; Macromolecules (2016) 49 (5), pp 1637–1647; DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b02276
  2. Karim Aissou, Wonsang Kwon, Muhammad Mumtaz, Ségolène Antoine, Mireille Maret, Giuseppe Portale, Guillaume Fleury, and Georges Hadziioannou; “Archimedean Tilings and Hierarchical Lamellar Morphology Formed by Semicrystalline Miktoarm Star Terpolymer Thin Films”; ACS Nano Article ASAP; DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b06728
  3. Willem Walravens, Jonathan De Roo, Emile Drijvers, Stephanie ten Brinck, Eduardo Solano, Jolien Dendooven, Christophe Detavernier, Ivan Infante, and Zeger Hens; “Chemically Triggered Formation of Two-Dimensional Epitaxial Quantum Dot Superlattices”; ACS Nano Article ASAP; DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b02562
  4. Ioannis Petsagkourakis, Eleni Pavlopoulou, Giuseppe Portale, Bryan A. Kuropatwa,Stefan Dilhaire, Guillaume Fleury & Georges Hadziioannou  “Structurally-driven Enhancement of Thermoelectric Properties within Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) thin Films”; Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 30501 (2016); doi:10.1038/srep30501


  1. Jan Dijkmans, Michiel Dusselier, Wout Janssens, Maarten Trekels, André Vantomme, Eric Breynaert, Christine E.A. Kirschhock, and Bert F. Sels; “An inner/outer-sphere stabilized Sn active site in Beta zeolite: spectroscopic evidence and kinetic consequences”; ACS Catalysis (2016) 6; DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b01822
  2. Pieter Tack, Marine Cotte, Stephen Bauters, Emmanuel Brun, Dipanjan Banerjee, Wim Bras, Claudio Ferrero, Daniel Delattre, Vito Mocella, Laszlo Vincze; “Tracking ink composition on Herculaneum papyrus scrolls: quantification and speciation of lead by X-ray based techniques and Monte Carlo simulations”; Scientific Reports 6, Article number:20763 (2016); doi:10.1038/srep20763
  3. Yuan Y., Hubner R., Liu F., Sawicki M., Gordan O., Salvan G., Zahn D.R.T., Banerjee D., Baehtz C., Helm M., Zhou S. (2016) “Ferromagnetic Mn-implanted GaP: Microstructures vs. magnetic properties.” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, (2016) 8 (6), pp 3912–3918;  DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b10949
  4. Thomas Leonardo, Emmanuel Farhi, Stéphanie Pouget, Sylvie Motellier, Anne-Marie Boisson, Dipanjan Banerjee, Fabrice Rebeille, Christophe Den Auwer, and Corinne Rivasseau; “Silver accumulation in the green microalga Coccomyxa actinabiotis: toxicity, in situ speciation and localization investigated using synchrotron XAS, XRD and TEM”; Environmental Science & Technology (2016) 50 (1), 359-367; DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b03306 ROBL data with DUBBLE staff co-author
  5. Pieter Tack, Stephen Bauters, John C Mauro, Morten M Smedskjaer, Bart Vekemans, Dipanjan Banerjee,   Wim Bras and Laszlo Vincze; “Confocal Depth-Resolved Micro-X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study of Chemically Strengthened Boroaluminosilicate Glasses”;RSC Adv. (2016) 6, 24060-24065;  DOI: 10.1039/C6RA01839D
  6. Adam J Fuller, Samuel Shaw, Caroline Peacock, Divyesh Trivedi, and Ian Terence Burke; “EXAFS study of Sr sorption to illite, goethite, chlorite and mixed sediment under hyper-alkaline conditions”; Langmuir, (2016), 32 (12), pp 2937–2946; DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b04633
  7. Matthias Filez, Evgeniy A. Redekop, Vladimir V. Galvita, Hilde Poelman, Maria Meledina, Stuart Turner, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Alexis T. Bell and   Guy B. Marin; “The role of hydrogen during Pt–Ga nanocatalyst formation”; Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., (2016) 18, 3234-3243; DOI: 10.1039/C5CP07344H
  8. Dennis Hetterscheid, Cornelis J. M. Van der Ham, Oscar Diaz-Morales, Tiny Verhoeven, Alessandro Longo, Dipanjan Banerjee, J. W. Niemantsverdriet, J N H Reek and Martinus C Feiters; “Early stages of catalyst aging in the iridium mediated water oxidation reaction”; Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., (2016), 18, 10931; DOI: 10.1039/c6cp00751a
  9. Meenakshisundaram Sankar,   Qian He,   Simon Dawson,   Ewa Nowicka,   Li Lu,   Pieter C A Bruijnincx,   Andrew Michael Beale,   Christopher Kiely and   Bert Weckhuysen; “Supported Bimetallic Nano-alloys as Highly Active Catalysts for the One-Pot Tandem Synthesis of Imines and Secondary Amines from Nitrobenzene and Alcohols”; Catal. Sci. Technol., 2016, Accepted Manuscript; DOI: 10.1039/C6CY00425C
  10. M. Filez, E. A. Redekop, H. Poelman, V. V. Galvita, M. Meledina, S. Turner, G. Van Tendeloo, C. Detavernier and G. B. Marina; “One-pot synthesis of Pt catalysts based on layered double hydroxides: an application in propane dehydrogenation”; Catal. Sci. Technol., (2016), 6, 1863-1869;DOI: 10.1039/C5CY01274K
  11. Naga Venkata Ranga Aditya Dharanipragada, Maria Meledina, Vladimir V. Galvita, Hilde Poelman, Stuart Turner, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Christophe Detavernier, and Guy B Marin; “Deactivation study of Fe2O3-CeO2 during redox cycles for CO production from CO2; Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.(2016) 55 (20), pp 5911–5922; DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.6b00963
  12. D. Parmentier, T. Vander Hoogerstraete, D. Banerjee, Y. A. Valia, S. J. Metz, K. Binnemans and M. C. Kroon; “Mechanism for solvent extraction of first row transition metals from chloride media with the ionic liquid tetraoctylammonium oleate”; Dalton Trans., (2016); DOI: 10.1039/C6DT00833J
  13. Jorge Alvarez-Vicente, Sahra Dandil, Dipanjan Banerjee, H. Q. Nimal Gunaratne, Suzanne Gray, Solveig Felton, Geetha Srinivasan, Anna M. Kaczmarek, Rik Van Deun, and Peter Nockemann; “Easily Accessible Rare-Earth-Containing Phosphonium Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids: EXAFS, Luminescence and Magnetic Properties”; J. Phys. Chem. B (2016) 120, 5301−5311; DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b03870
  14. Stuart A. Bartlett, Jerome Moulin, Moniek Tromp, Gillian Reid, Andy J. Dent, Giannantonio Cibin, David S. McGuinness and John Evans; “Activation of [CrCl3{PPh2N(iPr)PPh2}] for the selective oligomerisation of ethene: a Cr K-edge XAFS study”;  Catal. Sci. Technol., (2016), Advance Article; DOI: 10.1039/C6CY00902F
  15. Nikki Dijkstra, Caroline P. Slomp, Thilo Behrends; “Vivianite is a key sink for phosphorus in sediments of the Landsort Deep, an intermittently anoxic deep basin in the Baltic Sea”; Chemical Geology, Volume 438, 2 November 2016, Pages 58-72, ISSN 0009-2541, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.05.025
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