Publications of the CT group since 2005

Bundesmann, C.; Amelal, T. Secondary particle properties for the ion beam sputtering of TiO2 in a reactive oxygen atmosphere. Appl. Surf. Sci. 2019, 485, 391-401. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2019.04.078
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Fischer, M.; Trant, M.; Thorwarth, K.; Patscheider, J.; Hug, H. J. A setup for arc-free reactive DC sputter deposition of Al-O-N. Surf. Coat. Technol. 2019, 362, 220-224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2019.01.082
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Kazan, R.; Müller, U.; Bürgi, T. Doping of thiolate protected gold clusters through reaction with metal surfaces. Nanoscale 2019, 11 (6), 2938-2945. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8nr09214a
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Pardo, A.; Ilic, E.; Thorwarth, K.; Stiefel, M.; Hauert, R. Corrosion fatigue in DLC-coated articulating implants: an accelerated methodology to predict realistic interface lifetime. Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater. 2019, 20 (1), 173-186. https://doi.org/10.1080/14686996.2019.1580483
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Sambalova, O.; Thorwarth, K.; Heeb, N. V.; Bleiner, D.; Zhang, Y.; Borgschulte, A.; Kroll, A. Carboxylate functional groups mediate interaction with silver nanoparticles in biofilm matrix. ACS Omega 2018, 3 (1), 724-733. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.7b00982
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Servalli, M.; Celebi, K.; Payamyar, P.; Zheng, L.; Položij, M.; Lowe, B.; Kuc, A.; Schwarz, T.; Thorwarth, K.; Borgschulte, A.; et al. Photochemical creation of covalent organic 2D monolayer objects in defined shapes via a lithographic 2D polymerization. ACS Nano 2018, 12 (11), 11294-11306. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.8b05964
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Trant, M.; Fischer, M.; Thorwarth, K.; Gauter, S.; Patscheider, J.; Hug, H. J. Tunable ion flux density and its impact on AlN thin films deposited in a confocal DC magnetron sputtering system. Surf. Coat. Technol. 2018, 348, 159-167. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2018.04.091
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Wang, S.; Kravchyk, K. V.; Filippin, A. N.; Müller, U.; Tiwari, A. N.; Buecheler, S.; Bodnarchuk, M. I.; Kovalenko, M. V. Aluminum chloride-graphite batteries with flexible current collectors prepared from earth-abundant elements. Adv. Sci. 2018, 5 (4), 1700712 (6 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.201700712
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Bora, D. K.; Müller, U.; Constable, E. C.; Braun, A. Highly electrochemically stable morphology of mesoscale Co3O4 flowerlike oriented aggregate (FLOA) for electrocatalytic water splitting. J. Electrochem. Soc. 2017, 164 (7), H526-H536. https://doi.org/10.1149/2.1451707jes
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Madiba, I. G.; Émond, N.; Chaker, M.; Thema, F. T.; Tadadjeu, S. I.; Muller, U.; Zolliker, P.; Braun, A.; Kotsedi, L.; Maaza, M. Effects of gamma irradiations on reactive pulsed laser deposited vanadium dioxide thin films. Appl. Surf. Sci. 2017, 411, 271-278. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.03.131
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Rubenis, K.; Populoh, S.; Thiel, P.; Yoon, S.; Müller, U.; Locs, J. Thermoelectric properties of dense Sb-doped SnO2 ceramics. J. Alloys Compd. 2017, 692, 515-521. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.09.062
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Fujiwara, K.; Müller, U.; Pratsinis, S. E. Pd subnano-clusters on TiO2 for solar-light removal of NO. ACS Catal. 2016, 6 (3), 1887-1893. https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.5b02685
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Hong, G.; Han, Y.; Schutzius, T. M.; Wang, Y.; Pan, Y.; Hu, M.; Jie, J.; Sharma, C. S.; Müller, U.; Poulikakos, D. On the mechanism of hydrophilicity of graphene. Nano Lett. 2016, 16 (7), 4447-4453. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b01594
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Scopece, D.; Döbeli, M.; Passerone, D.; Maeder, X.; Neels, A.; Widrig, B.; Dommann, A.; Müller, U.; Ramm, J. Silicon etch with chromium ions generated by a filtered or non-filtered cathodic arc discharge. Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater. 2016, 17 (1), 20-28. https://doi.org/10.1080/14686996.2016.1140308
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Affolter, C.; Müller, U.; Leinenbach, C.; Weisse, B. Compressive testing of ductile high-strength alloys. J. Test. Eval. 2015, 43 (6), 1554-1562. https://doi.org/10.1520/JTE20140301
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Bernoulli, D.; Häfliger, K.; Thorwarth, K.; Thorwarth, G.; Hauert, R.; Spolenak, R. Cohesive and adhesive failure of hard and brittle films on ductile metallic substrates: a film thickness size effect analysis of the model system hydrogenated diamond-like carbon (a-C:H) on Ti substrates. Acta Mater. 2015, 83, 29-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2014.09.044
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Bernoulli, D.; Wyss, A.; Raghavan, R.; Thorwarth, K.; Hauert, R.; Spolenak, R. Contact damage of hard and brittle thin films on ductile metallic substrates: an analysis of diamond-like carbon on titanium substrates. J. Mater. Sci. 2015, 50 (7), 2779-2787. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-015-8833-3
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Bernoulli, D.; Rico, A.; Wyss, A.; Thorwarth, K.; Best, J. P.; Hauert, R.; Spolenak, R. Improved contact damage resistance of hydrogenated diamond-like carbon (DLC) with a ductile α-Ta interlayer. Diam. Relat. Mater. 2015, 58, 78-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diamond.2015.06.006
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Haba, D.; Griesser, T.; Müller, U.; Brunner, A. J. Comparative investigation of different silane surface functionalizations of fullerene-like WS2. J. Mater. Sci. 2015, 50 (15), 5125-5135. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-015-9039-4
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Morales-Guio, C. G.; Thorwarth, K.; Niesen, B.; Liardet, L.; Patscheider, J.; Ballif, C.; Hu, X. Solar hydrogen production by amorphous silicon photocathodes coated with a magnetron sputter deposited Mo2C catalyst. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137 (22), 7035-7038. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.5b03417
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Thorwarth, K.; Thorwarth, G.; Figi, R.; Weisse, B.; Stiefel, M.; Hauert, R. On interlayer stability and high-cycle simulator performance of diamond-like carbon layers for articulating joint replacements. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15 (6), 10527-10540. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms150610527
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Bernoulli, D.; Müller, U.; Schwarzenberger, M.; Hauert, R.; Spolenak, R. Magnetron sputter deposited tantalum and tantalum nitride thin films: an analysis of phase, hardness and composition. Thin Solid Films 2013, 548, 157-161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2013.09.055
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Bora, D. K.; Braun, A.; Erni, R.; Müller, U.; Döbeli, M.; Constable, E. C. Hematite–NiO/α-Ni(OH)2 heterostructure photoanode with high electrocatalytic current density and charge storage capacity. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2013, 15 (30), 12648-12659. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3cp52179f
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Hauert, R.; Thorwarth, K.; Thorwarth, G. An overview on diamond-like carbon coatings in medical applications. Surf. Coat. Technol. 2013, 233, 119-130. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2013.04.015
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Hauert, R.; Falub, C. V.; Thorwarth, G.; Müller, U.; Voisard, C. Coatings for biomedical applications. In Encyclopedia of tribology; Wang, Q. J., Chung, Y. W., Eds.; Vol. 1; Springer: Berlin, 2013; pp 390-396. https://doi.org/10.1007/SpringerReference_332852
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Hauert, R.; Thorwarth, G.; Müller, U.; Stiefel, M.; Falub, C. V.; Thorwarth, K.; Joyce, T. J. Analysis of the in-vivo failure of the adhesive interlayer for a DLC coated articulating metatarsophalangeal joint. Diam. Relat. Mater. 2012, 25, 34-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diamond.2012.02.001
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Hauert, R.; Falub, C. V.; Thorwarth, G.; Thorwarth, K.; Affolter, C.; Stiefel, M.; Podleska, L. E.; Taeger, G. Retrospective lifetime estimation of failed and explanted diamond-like carbon coated hip joint balls. Acta Biomater. 2012, 8 (8), 3170-3176. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2012.04.016
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Romer, S.; Marioni, M. A.; Thorwarth, K.; Joshi, N. R.; Corticelli, C. E.; Hug, H. J.; Oezer, S.; Parlinska-Wojtan, M.; Rohrmann, H. Temperature dependence of large exchange-bias in TbFe-Co/Pt. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2012, 101 (22), 222404 (3 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4767142
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Falub, C. V.; Müller, U.; Thorwarth, G.; Parlinska-Wojtan, M.; Voisard, C.; Hauert, R. In vitro studies of the adhesion of diamond-like carbon thin films on CoCrMo biomedical implant alloy. Acta Mater. 2011, 59 (11), 4678-4689. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2011.04.014
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Müller, U.; Falub, C. V.; Thorwarth, G.; Voisard, C.; Hauert, R. Diamond-like carbon coatings on a CoCrMo implant alloy: a detailed XPS analysis of the chemical states at the interface. Acta Mater. 2011, 59 (3), 1150-1161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2010.10.048
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Seyrling, S.; Chirila, A.; Güttler, D.; Blösch, P.; Pianezzi, F.; Bücheler, S.; Uhl, A. R.; Rossbach, P.; Müller, U.; Tiwari, A. N. Na distribution in CIGS solar cells grown with modified three stage processes. In 2011 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), presented at the 2011 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), Seattle, WA, USA, June 19-24, 2011; Conference record of the IEEE photovoltaic specialists conference; IEEE, 2011; p 6186458 (4 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2011.6186458
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Hiller, D.; Zierold, R.; Bachmann, J.; Alexe, M.; Yang, Y.; Gerlach, J. W.; Stesmans, A.; Jivanescu, M.; Müller, U.; Vogt, J.; et al. Low temperature silicon dioxide by thermal atomic layer deposition: investigation of material properties. J. Appl. Phys. 2010, 107 (6), 064314 (10 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3327430
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Thorwarth, G.; Falub, C. V.; Müller, U.; Weisse, B.; Voisard, C.; Tobler, M.; Hauert, R. Tribological behavior of DLC-coated articulating joint implants. Acta Biomater. 2010, 6 (6), 2335-2341. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2009.12.019
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Verma, R.; Datta, D.; Chirila, A.; Güttler, D.; Perrenoud, J.; Pianezzi, F.; Müller, U.; Kumar, S.; Tiwari, A. N. Optical, structural, and chemical properties of flash evaporated In2S3 buffer layer for Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells. J. Appl. Phys. 2010, 108 (7), 074904 (10 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3490624
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Braun, A.; Zhang, X.; Sun, Y.; Müller, U.; Liu, Z.; Erat, S.; Ari, M.; Grimmer, H.; Mao, S. S.; Graule, T. Correlation of high temperature x-ray photoemission valence band spectra and conductivity in strained LaSrFeNi oxide on SrTiO3(110). Appl. Phys. Lett. 2009, 95 (2), 022107 (3 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3174916
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Corica, D.; Buecheler, S.; Guettler, D.; Chirila, A.; Verma, R.; Müller, U.; Niesen, T. P.; Palm, J.; Tiwari, A. N. Ultrasonically sprayed indium sulfide buffer layers for Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 thin-film solar cells. Thin Solid Films 2009, 517 (7), 2312-2315. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2008.10.135
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Falub, C. V.; Thorwarth, G.; Affolter, C.; Müller, U.; Voisard, C.; Hauert, R. A quantitative in vitro method to predict the adhesion lifetime of diamond-like carbon thin films on biomedical implants. Acta Biomater. 2009, 5 (8), 3086-3097. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2009.05.009
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Equey, S.; Roos, S.; Mueller, U.; Hauert, R.; Spencer, N. D.; Crockett, R. Reactions of zinc-free anti-wear additives in DLC/DLC and steel/steel contacts. Tribol. Int. 2008, 41 (11), 1090-1096. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.triboint.2008.03.004
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Equey, S.; Roos, S.; Mueller, U.; Hauert, R.; Spencer, N. D.; Crockett, R. Tribofilm formation from ZnDTP on diamond-like carbon. Wear 2008, 264 (3-4), 316-321. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2007.03.012
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Hibberd, C. J.; Ernits, K.; Kaelin, M.; Müller, U.; Tiwari, A. N. Chemical incorporation of copper into indium selenide thin-films for processing of CuInSe2 solar cells. Prog. Photovolt. 2008, 16 (7), 585-593. https://doi.org/10.1002/pip.843
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Manukyan, K. V.; Aydinyan, S. V.; Kirakosyan, K. G.; Kharatyan, S. L.; Blugan, G.; Müller, U.; Kuebler, J. Molten salt-assisted combustion synthesis and characterization of MoSi2 and MoSi2-Si3N4 composite powders. Chem. Eng. J. 2008, 143 (1-3), 331-336. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2008.06.013
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Callegari, V.; Nellen, P. M.; Yang, T.; Hauert, R.; Müller, U.; Hernández-Ramírez, F.; Sennhauser, U. Surface chemistry and optimization of focused ion beam iodine-enhanced etching of indium phosphide. Appl. Surf. Sci. 2007, 253 (22), 8969-8973. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2007.05.026
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Ernits, K.; Brémaud, D.; Buecheler, S.; Hibberd, C. J.; Kaelin, M.; Khrypunov, G.; Müller, U.; Mellikov, E.; Tiwari, A. N. Characterisation of ultrasonically sprayed InxSy buffer layers for Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells. Thin Solid Films 2007, 515 (15), 6051-6054. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2006.12.168
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Ernits, K.; Kaelin, M.; Brémaud, D.; Meyer, T.; Müller, U.; Tiwari, A. N. Ultrasonically sprayed In2S3 films for Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells. Presented at the 21st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Dresden, Germany, September 4-8, 2006; pp 1853-1856.
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Grüniger, A.; Bieder, A.; Sonnenfeld, A.; von Rohr, P. R.; Müller, U.; Hauert, R. Influence of film structure and composition on diffusion barrier perforinance of SiOx thin films deposited by PECVD. Surf. Coat. Technol. 2006, 200 (14-15), 4564-4571. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2005.03.044
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Brunner, S.; Richner, P.; Müller, U.; Guseva, O. Accelerated weathering device for service life prediction for organic coatings. Polym. Test. 2005, 24 (1), 25-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymertesting.2004.08.001
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