National Physical Laboratory

Surface & Nanoanalysis Publications

We study the measurement of the physical and chemical properties of surfaces down to the nanoscale, from biological samples to electronic components.

Publications by the Surface & Nanoanalysis Group are listed below by year. If you would like to request PDF copies, please email nanoanalysis@npl.co.uk

2016

  1. 'A De Novo Virus-Like Topology for Synthetic Virions',James E. Noble, Emiliana De Santis, Jascindra Ravi, Baptiste Lamarre, Valeria Castelletto, Judith Mantell, Santanu Ray, and Maxim G. Ryadnov, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 138 (37), pp 12202–122102 (2016)
  2. 'SpectralAnalysis: Software for the Masses', Alan M. Race, Andrew D. Palmer, Alex Dexter, Rory T. Steven, Iain B. Styles, and Josephine Bunch, Anal. Chem., 88 (19), pp 9451–9458 (2016)
  3. 'Dimensionality Reduction of Mass Spectrometry Imaging Data using Autoencoders', S. A. Thomas, A. M. Race, R. T. Steven, I. S. Gilmore and J. Bunch, IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, (2016) (accepted)
  4. 'Testing for Multivariate Normality in Mass Spectrometry Imaging Data: A Robust Statistical Approach for Clustering Evaluation and the Generation of Synthetic Mass Spectrometry Imaging Data Sets', Alex Dexter, Alan M. Race, Iain B. Styles, and Josephine Bunch, Analytical Chemistry, 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b02139 (2016)
  5. 'Versailles project on advanced materials and standards interlaboratory study on measuring the thickness and chemistry of nanoparticle coatings using XPS and LEIS', Natalie A Belsey, David JH Cant, Caterina Minelli, Joyce R Araujo, Bernd Bock, Philipp Brüner, David G Castner, Giacomo Ceccone, Jonathan DP Counsell, Paul M Dietrich, Mark H Engelhard, Sarah Fearn, Carlos E Galhardo, Henryk Kalbe, Jeong Won Kim, Luis Lartundo-Rojas, Henry S Luftman, Tim S Nunney, Johannes Pseiner, Emily F Smith, Valentina Spampinato, Jacobus M Sturm, Andrew G Thomas, Jon PW Treacy, Lothar Veith, Michael Wagstaffe, Hai Wang, Meiling Wang, Yung-Chen Wang, Wolfgang Werner, Li Yang, Alexander G Shard, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120(42), pp 24070-24079 (2016)
  6. 'Angular Distribution of Molecules Sputtered by Gas Cluster Ion Beams and Implications for Secondary Neutral Mass Spectrometry', Matthias Lorenz, Alexander G Shard, Jonathan DP Counsell, Simon Hutton, Ian S Gilmore, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120(44), pp 25317-25327 (2016)
  7. 'Evaluation of Two Methods for Determining Shell Thicknesses of Core–Shell Nanoparticles by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy', CJ Powell, WSM Werner, AG Shard, DG Castner, 120(39), pp. 22730-22738 (2016)
  8. 'A Novel Hybrid Dual Analyzer SIMS Instrument for Improved Surface and 3D-Analysis', Alexander Pirkl, Rudolf Moellers, Henrik Arlinghaus, Felix Kollmer, Ewald Niehuis, Alexander Makarov, Stevan Horning, Melissa Passarelli, Rasmus Havelund, Paulina Rakowska, Alan Race, Alexander G Shard, Andy West, Peter Marshall, Carla F Newman, Morgan Alexander, Colin Dollery, Ian S Gilmore, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 22(S3), pp 340-341, 2016
  9. 'Surface and interface structure of quasi-free standing graphene on SiC', C Melios, S Spencer, A Shard, W Strupiński, SRP Silva, O Kazakova, 2D Materials, 3(2), pp 025023 (2016)
  10. 'Final report of CCQM-K129'Measurement of Mole Fractions of Cu, In, Ga and Se in Cu (In, Ga) Se2 Films', KJ Kim, AS Kim, JS Jang, JK Suh, T Wirth, W Unger, VD Hodoroaba, JR Araujo, BS Archanjo, CE Galhardo, J Damasceno, CA Achete, H Wang, M Wang, J Bennett, D Simon, A Kurokawa, S Terauchi, T Fujimoto, C Streeck, B Beckhoff, S Spencer, A Shard, Metrologia, 53(1A), 00.08011 (2016)
  11. 'Semi-empirical rules to determine drug sensitivity and ionization efficiency in SIMS using a model tissue sample', Jean-Luc Vorng, Anna M Kotowska, Melissa K Passarelli, Andrew West, Peter S Marshall, Rasmus Havelund, Martin P Seah, Colin T Dollery, Paulina D Rakowska, Ian S Gilmore, Analytical Chemistry, DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b02894 (2016)
  12. 'SIMS of Delta Layers in Organic Materials–Amount of Substance, Secondary Ion Species, Matrix Effects and Anomalous Structures in Argon Gas Cluster Depth Profiles', Martin P Seah, Rasmus Havelund, Ian S Gilmore, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b08646 (2016)
  13. 'Investigation of the Impact of Desorption Electrospray Ionization Sprayer Geometry on Its Performance in Imaging of Biological Tissue', Jocelyn Tillner, James S McKenzie, Emrys A Jones, Abigail VM Speller, James L Walsh, Kirill A Veselkov, Josephine Bunch, Zoltan Takats, Ian S Gilmore, Analytical Chemistry, 88(9), pp 4808-4816 (2016)
  14. 'Analysis of urine, oral fluid and fingerprints by liquid extraction surface analysis coupled to high resolution MS and MS/MS – opportunities for forensic and biomedical science', Melanie J. Bailey, Elizabeth C. Randall, Catia Costa, Tara L. Salter, Alan M. Race, Marcel de Puit, Mattijs Koeberg, Mark Baumert and Josephine Bunch, Analytical Methods, 8, pp 3373-3382 (2016)
  15. 'Determination of the sputtering yield of cholesterol using Arn+ and C60+(+) cluster ions', P D Rakowska, M P Seah, J L Vorng, R Havelund, I S Gilmore, Analyst (2016)
  16. 'Surface Chemistry', N A Belsey, A G Shard, C Minelli, Nanomaterial Characterisation: An Introduction, John Wiley & Sons Inc, Hoboken, USA (2016)
  17. 'Extending the plasmonic lifetime of tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy probes', N Kumar, S J Spencer, A J Wain, D Imbraguglio, A Rossi, B M Weckhuysen, D Roy, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18, 13710–13716 (2016)
  18. 'Nanoscale Mapping of Excitonic Processes in Single layer MoS2 using Tip-enhanced Photoluminescence Microscopy', W Su, N Kumar, S Mignuzzi, J Crain, D Roy, Nanoscale, 8, 10564–10569 (2016)
  19. 'Nanoscale chemical mapping of intrinsic defects in graphene using tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy', W Su, N Kumar, N Dai, D Roy, Chemical Communications, 52, 8227–8230 (2016)
  20. 'Surface- and Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy in Catalysis', T Hartman, C S Wondergem, N Kumar, A Berg, B M Weckhuysen, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 7, 1570–1584 (2016)
  21. 'Simultaneous size and density determination of polymeric colloids by continuous contrast variation in small angle X-ray scattering', R Garcia-Diez, A Sikora, C Gollwitzer, C Minelli, M Krumrey, European Polymer Journal (2016)
  22. 'Size and ζ-potential measurement of silica nanoparticles in serum using tunable resistive pulse sensing', A Sikora, A G Shard, C Minelli, Langmuir, 32, 2216-2224 (2016)
  23. 'Albumin-coated SPIONs: An experimental and theoretical evaluation of protein conformation, binding affinity, and competition with serum proteins', S M Yu, M Milla, L Gonzalez-Moragas, C Minelli, A Laromaine, A Roig, Nanoscale (2016)
  24. 'A comparison of techniques for size measurement of nanoparticles in cell culture medium', C Gollwitzer, D Bartczak, H Goenaga-Infante, V Kestens, M Krumrey, C Minelli, M Palmai, Y Ramaye, G Roebben, A Sikora, Z Varga, Analytical Methods, 8, 5272–5282 (2016)
  25. 'Challenges in the size analysis of a silica nanoparticle mixture as candidate certified reference material', V Kestens, G Roebben, J Herrmann, Å Jämting, V Coleman, C Minelli, C Clifford, P J De Temmerman, J Mast, L Junjie, F Babick, H Cölfen, H Emons, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 18(171) (2016)
  26. 'Probing the Relationship Between Detected Ion Intensity, Laser Fluence, and Beam Profile in Thin Film and Tissue in MALDI MSI', R T Steven, A M Race, J Bunch, Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (2016)
  27. 'Investigating MALDI MSI parameters (Part 1) - A systematic survey of the effects of repetition rates up to 20 kHz in continuous raster mode', R T Steven, A Dexter, J Bunch, Methods, 104, 101–110 (2016)
  28. 'Investigating MALDI MSI parameters (Part 2)–On the use of a mechanically shuttered trigger system for improved laser energy stability', R T Steven, A Dexter, J Bunch, Methods, 104, 111–117 (2016)
  29. 'Peptide Fragmentation and Surface Structural Analysis by Means of ToF-SIMS Using Large Cluster Ions', Y Yokoyama, S Aoyagi, M Fujii, J Matsuo, J S Fletcher, N P Lockyer, J C Vickerman, M K Passarelli, R Havelund, M P Seah, Analytical Chemistry, 88, 3592–3597 (2016)
  30. 'Sampling Depths, Depth Shifts and Depth Resolutions for Bin+ Ion Analysis in Argon Gas Cluster Depth Profiles', R Havelund, M P Seah, I S Gilmore, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 120, 2604–2611 (2016)
  31. 'Systematic Temperature Effects in the Argon Cluster Ion Sputter Depth Profiling of Organic Materials Using Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry', M P Seah, R Havelund, I S Gilmore, Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (2016)
  32. 'Covalent Carbene Functionalization of Graphene: Toward Chemical Band-Gap Manipulation', T Sainsbury, M Passarelli, M Naftaly, S Gnaniah, S J Spencer, A J Pollard, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8(7), 4870–4877 (2016)
  33. 'Effects of humidity on the electronic properties of graphene prepared by chemical vapour deposition', C Melios, A Centeno, A Zurutuza, V Panchal, C E Giusca, S Spencer, S R P Silva, O Kazakova, Carbon, 103, 273–280 (2016)
  34. 'Surface and interface structure of quasi-free standing graphene on SiC', C Melios, S Spencer, A Shard, W Strupiński, S R P Silva, O Kazakova, 2D Materials, 3(2), 25023 (2016)
  35. 'In Situ XPS Chemical Analysis of MnSiO3 Copper Diffusion Barrier Layer Formation and Simultaneous Fabrication of Metal Oxide Semiconductor Electrical Test MOS Structures', C Byrne, B Brennan, A P McCoy, J Bogan, A Brady, G Hughes, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8(4), 2470–2477 (2016)
  36. 'LESA FAIMS mass spectrometry for the spatial profiling of proteins from tissue', R L Griffiths, A J Creese, A M Race, J Bunch, H J Cooper, Analytical Chemistry, 88(13), 6758–6766 (2016)
  37. 'Analysis of urine, oral fluid and fingerprints by liquid extraction surface analysis coupled to high resolution MS and MS/MS-opportunities for forensic and biomedical science', M J Bailey, E C Randall, C Costa, T L Salter, A M Race, M de Puit, M Koeberg, M Baumert, J Bunch, Analytical Methods, 8(16), 3373–3382 (2016)
  38. 'Investigation of the Impact of Desorption Electrospray Ionization Sprayer Geometry on Its Performance in Imaging of Biological Tissue', J Tillner, J S McKenzie, E A Jones, A V Speller, J L Walsh, K A Veselkov, J Bunch, Z Takats, I S Gilmore, Analytical Chemistry, 88(9), 4808- 4816 (2016)
  39. 'Film thickness measurement and contamination layer correction for quantitative XPS', J Walton, M R Alexander, N Fairley, P Roach, A G Shard, Surface and Interface Analysis, 48, 164-172 (2016)
  40. 'A technique for calculation of shell thicknesses for core-shell-shell nanoparticles from XPS data', D J H Cant, Y C Wang, D G Castner, A G Shard, Surface and Interface Analysis, 48, 274–282 (2016)
  41. 'Multivariate analysis of 3D ToF-SIMS images: method validation and application to cultured neuronal networks', S Van Nuffel, C Parmenter, D J Scurr, N A Russell, M Zelzer, Analyst, 141(1), 90–95 (2016)
  42. 'Surface-directed modulation of supramolecular gel properties', M G F Angelerou, A Sabri, R Creasey, P Angelerou, M Marlow, M Zelzer, Chemical Communications, 52(23), 4298–4300 (2016)
  43. 'Tuning the conformation of synthetic co-polypeptides of serine and glutamic acid through control over polymer composition', A Canning, A Pasquazi, M Fijten, S Rajput, L Buttery, J W Aylott, M Zelzer, Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 54(15), 2331–2336 (2016)
  44. 'Analysis of enzyme-responsive peptide surfaces by Raman spectroscopy', J K Sahoo, N M S Sirimuthu, A Canning, M Zelzer, D Graham, R V Ulijn, Chemical Communications, 52(25), 4698–4701 (2016)
  45. 'Dynamic Surfaces for the Study of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Growth through Adhesion Regulation', J N Roberts, J K Sahoo, L E McNamara, K V Burgess, J Yang, E V Alakpa, H J Anderson, J Hay, L A Turner, S J Yarwood, M Zelzer, R O C Oreffo, R V Ulijn, M J Dalby, ACS Nano (2016)

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