Publications of the TSA group since 2005

Bülbül, E.; Rupper, P.; Geue, T.; Bernard, L.; Heuberger, M. P.; Hegemann, D. Extending the range of controlling protein adsorption via subsurface architecture. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2019, 11 (45), 42760-42772. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b14584
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Diethelm, M.; Grossmann, Q.; Schiller, A.; Knapp, E.; Jenatsch, S.; Kawecki, M.; Nüesch, F.; Hany, R. Optimized electrolyte loading and active film thickness for sandwich polymer light-emitting electrochemical cells. Adv. opt. mater. 2019, 7 (3), 1801278 (8 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.201801278
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Erne, R.; Bernard, L.; Steuer, A. E.; Baumgartner, M. R.; Kraemer, T. Hair analysis: contamination versus incorporation from the circulatory system — investigations on single hair samples using time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry. Anal. Chem. 2019, 91 (6), 4132-4139. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.8b05866
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Fu, F.; Pisoni, S.; Jeangros, Q.; Sastre-Pellicer, J.; Kawecki, M.; Paracchino, A.; Moser, T.; Werner, J.; Andres, C.; Duchêne, L.; et al. I2vapor-induced degradation of formamidinium lead iodide based perovskite solar cells under heat–light soaking conditions. Energy Environ. Sci. 2019, 12 (10), 3074-3088. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9EE02043H
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Mahmood, A.; Yang, C. S.; Jang, S.; Routaboul, L.; Chang, H.; Ghisolfi, A.; Braunstein, P.; Bernard, L.; Verduci, T.; Dayen, J. F.; et al. Tuning graphene transistors through ad hoc electrostatics induced by a nanometer-thick molecular underlayer. Nanoscale 2019, 11 (42), 19705-19712. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9NR06407A
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Mairena, A.; Baljozovic, M.; Kawecki, M.; Grenader, K.; Wienke, M.; Martin, K.; Bernard, L.; Avarvari, N.; Terfort, A.; Ernst, K. H.; et al. The fate of bromine after temperature-induced dehydrogenation of on-surface synthesized bisheptahelicene. Chem. Sci. 2019, No. 10, 2998-3004. https://doi.org/10.1039/C8SC04720K
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Xu, W.; Hu, Q.; Bai, S.; Bao, C.; Miao, Y.; Yuan, Z.; Borzda, T.; Barker, A. J.; Tyukalova, E.; Hu, Z.; et al. Rational molecular passivation for high-performance perovskite light-emitting diodes. Nat. Photonics 2019, 13 (6), 418-424. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41566-019-0390-x
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Bernard, L.; Rupper, P.; Faccio, G.; Hegemann, D.; Scholder, O.; Heuberger, M.; Maniura-Weber, K.; Vandenbossche, M. Plasma polymer film designs through the eyes of ToF-SIMS. Biointerph.: J. Biomater. Biolog. Interfac. 2018, 13 (3), 03B417 (11 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1116/1.5016046
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Bernard, L.; Khikhlovskyi, V.; van Breemen, A.; Michels, J. J.; Janssen, R.; Kemerink, M.; Gelinck, G.; Pilet, N. Study of the morphology of organic ferroelectric diodes with combined scanning force and scanning transmission X-ray microscopy. Org. Electr. 2018, 53, 242-248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgel.2017.11.012
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Hosseini, D.; Donat, F.; Kim, S. M.; Bernard, L.; Kierzkowska, A. M.; Müller, C. R. Redox-driven restructuring of FeMnZr-oxygen carriers enhances the purity and yield of H2 in a chemical looping process. ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2018, 1 (3), 1294-1303. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.8b00023
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Kawecki, M.; Bernard, L. Database of proteinogenic amino acid reference spectra for Bismuth-cluster ToF-SIMS. I. Negative polarity. Surf. Sci. Spectra 2018, 25, 015001 (28 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1116/1.5024987
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Kawecki, M.; Bernard, L. Database of proteinogenic amino acid reference spectra for Bismuth-cluster ToF-SIMS. II. Positive polarity. Surf. Sci. Spectra 2018, 25, 015002 (29 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1116/1.5024988
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Kawecki, M.; Hany, R.; Diethelm, M.; Jenatsch, S.; Grossmann, Q.; Bernard, L.; Hug, H. J. Direct measurement of ion redistribution and resulting modification of chemical equilibria in polymer thin film light-emitting electrochemical cells. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 10 (45), 39100-39106. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b14198
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Mitchell, S.; Martín, A. J.; Scholder, O.; Verel, R.; Hauert, R.; Bernard, L.; Jensen, C.; Schwefer, M.; Pérez-Ramírez, J. Elucidating the distribution and speciation of boron and cesium in BCsX zeolite catalysts for styrene production. ChemPhysChem 2018, 19 (4), 437-445. https://doi.org/10.1002/cphc.201701086
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Razafiarison, T.; Holenstein, C. N.; Stauber, T.; Jovic, M.; Vertudes, E.; Loparic, M.; Kawecki, M.; Bernard, L.; Silvan, U.; Snedeker, J. G. Biomaterial surface energy-driven ligand assembly strongly regulates stem cell mechanosensitivity and fate on very soft substrates. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 2018, 115 (18), 4631-4636. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1704543115
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Singh, M. K.; Kang, C.; Ilg, P.; Crockett, R.; Kröger, M.; Spencer, N. D. Combined experimental and simulation studies of cross-linked polymer brushes under shear. Macromolecules 2018, 51 (24), 10174-10183. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.8b01363
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Vandenbossche, M.; Petit, L.; Mathon-Lagresle, J.; Spano, F.; Rupper, P.; Bernard, L.; Hegemann, D. Formation of lateral chemical gradients in plasma polymer films shielded by an inclined mask. Plasma Process. Polym. 2018, 15 (4), e1700185 (10 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1002/ppap.201700185
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Vandenbossche, M.; Gunkel-Grabole, G.; Car, A.; Bernard, L.; Rupper, P.; Maniura-Weber, K.; Heuberger, M.; Faccio, G.; Hegemann, D. Near-surface structure of plasma polymer films affects surface behavior in water and its interaction with proteins. Plasma Chem. Plasma Process. 2018, 38 (4), 851-870. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11090-018-9897-z
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Wu, Q.; Soppa, K.; Scherrer, N.; Watts, B.; Yokosawa, T.; Bernard, L.; Araki, T.; Döbeli, M.; Meyer, M.; Spiecker, E.; et al. Investigation of the foil structure and corrosion mechanisms of modern Zwischgold using advanced analysis techniques. J. Cult. Herit. 2018, 31, 122-132. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.culher.2017.12.005
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Dorst, J.; Vandenbossche, M.; Amberg, M.; Bernard, L.; Rupper, P.; Weltmann, K. D.; Fricke, K.; Hegemann, D. Improving the stability of amino-containing plasma polymer films in aqueous environments. Langmuir 2017, 33 (40), 10736-10744. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b02135
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Jenatsch, S.; Groenewold, J.; Döbeli, M.; Hany, R.; Crockett, R.; Lübben, J.; Nüesch, F.; Heier, J. Unexpected equilibrium ionic distribution in cyanine/C60 heterojunctions. Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 4 (5), 1600891 (8 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.201600891
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Passiu, C.; Rossi, A.; Bernard, L.; Paul, D.; Hammond, J.; Unger, W. E. S.; Venkataraman, N. V.; Spencer, N. D. Fabrication and microscopic and spectroscopic characterization of planar, bimetallic, micro- and nanopatterned surfaces. Langmuir 2017, 33 (23), 5657-5665. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b00942
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Rupper, P.; Vandenbossche, M.; Bernard, L.; Hegemann, D.; Heuberger, M. Composition and stability of plasma polymer films exhibiting vertical chemical gradients. Langmuir 2017, 33 (9), 2340-2352. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b04600
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Vandenbossche, M.; Bernard, L.; Rupper, P.; Maniura-Weber, K.; Heuberger, M.; Faccio, G.; Hegemann, D. Micro-patterned plasma polymer films for bio-sensing. Mater. Des. 2017, 114, 123-128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2016.10.058
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Kang, C.; Crockett, R.; Spencer, N. D. The influence of surface grafting on the growth rate of polymer chains. Polym. Chem. 2016, 7 (2), 302-309. https://doi.org/10.1039/C5PY01521A
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Kato, S.; Matam, S. K.; Kerger, P.; Bernard, L.; Battaglia, C.; Vogel, D.; Rohwerder, M.; Züttel, A. The origin of the catalytic activity of a metal hydride in CO2 reduction. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55 (20), 6028-6032. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201601402
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Pilet, N.; Khikhlovskyi, V.; van Breemen, A. J. J. M.; Michels, J. J.; Kemerink, M.; Gelinck, G.; Warnicke, P.; Bernard, L. Piezoelectricity enhancement of P(VDF/TrFE) by X-ray irradiation. Org. Electr. 2016, 37, 257-262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgel.2016.06.039
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Verduci, T.; Yang, C. S.; Bernard, L.; Lee, G.; Boukari, S.; Orgiu, E.; Samorì, P.; Lee, J. O.; Doudin, B. Carbon-passivated Ni electrodes for charge injection in organic semiconductors. Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2016, 3 (6), 1500501 (9 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.201500501
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Vetushka, A.; Bernard, L.; Guseva, O.; Bastl, Z.; Plocek, J.; Tomandl, I.; Fejfar, A.; Baše, T.; Schmutz, P. Adsorption of oriented carborane dipoles on a silver surface. Phys. Status Solidi B 2016, 253 (3), 591-600. https://doi.org/10.1002/pssb.201552446
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Bernard, L.; Leemann, A. Assessing the potential of ToF-SIMS as a complementary approach to investigate cement-based materials — applications related to alkali–silica reaction. Cem. Concr. Res. 2015, 68, 156-165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2014.11.008
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Leemann, A.; Bernard, L.; Alahrache, S.; Winnefeld, F. ASR prevention — effect of aluminum and lithium ions on the reaction products. Cem. Concr. Res. 2015, 76, 192-201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2015.06.002
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Li, X.; Schirmer, K.; Bernard, L.; Sigg, L.; Pillai, S.; Behra, R. Silver nanoparticle toxicity and association with the alga Euglena gracilis. Environ. Sci. Nano 2015, 2 (6), 594-602. https://doi.org/10.1039/C5EN00093A
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McPeak, K. M.; van Engers, C. D.; Bianchi, S.; Rossinelli, A.; Poulikakos, L. V.; Bernard, L.; Herrmann, S.; Kim, D. K.; Burger, S.; Blome, M.; et al. Ultraviolet plasmonic chirality from colloidal aluminum nanoparticles exhibiting charge-selective protein detection. Adv. Mater. 2015, 27 (40), 6244-6250. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201503493
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Zhang, H.; Borgschulte, A.; Castro, F. A.; Crockett, R.; Gerecke, A. C.; Deniz, O.; Heier, J.; Jenatsch, S.; Nüesch, F.; Sanchez-Sanchez, C.; et al. Photochemical transformations in fullerene and molybdenum oxide affect the stability of bilayer organic solar cells. Adv. Energy Mater. 2015, 5 (2), 1400734 (9 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201400734
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Bernard, L.; Heier, J.; Paul, W.; Hug, H. J. The SFM/ToF-SIMS combination for advanced chemically-resolved analysis at the nanoscale. Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. B 2014, 339, 85-90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2014.02.131
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Goren, T.; Spencer, N. D.; Crockett, R. Impact of chain morphology on the lubricity of surface-grafted polysaccharides. RSC Adv. 2014, 4 (41), 21497-21503. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4ra01087f
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Kang, C.; Crockett, R. M.; Spencer, N. D. Molecular-weight determination of polymer brushes generated by SI-ATRP on flat surfaces. Macromolecules 2014, 47 (1), 269-275. https://doi.org/10.1021/ma401951w
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Leemann, A.; Lörtscher, L.; Bernard, L.; Le Saout, G.; Lothenbach, B.; Espinosa-Marzal, R. M. Mitigation of ASR by the use of LiNO3—Characterization of the reaction products. Cem. Concr. Res. 2014, 59, 73-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2014.02.003
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Niehuis, E.; Moellers, R.; Kollmer, F.; Arlinghaus, H.; Bernard, L.; Hug, H. J.; Vranjkovic, S.; Dianoux, R.; Scheidemann, A. In-situ TOF-SIMS and SFM measurements providing true 3D chemical characterization of inorganic and organic nanostructures. Microsc. Microanal. 2014, 20 (Suppl. 3), 2086-2087. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1431927614012161
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Espinosa-Marzal, R. M.; Fontani, G.; Reusch, F. B.; Roba, M.; Spencer, N. D.; Crockett, R. Sugars communicate through water: oriented glycans induce water structuring. Biophys. J. 2013, 104 (12), 2686-2694. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2013.05.017
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Fontani, G.; Gaspari, R.; Spencer, N. D.; Passerone, D.; Crockett, R. Adsorption and friction behavior of amphiphilic polymers on hydrophobic surfaces. Langmuir 2013, 29 (15), 4760-4771. https://doi.org/10.1021/la400263r
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Bakumov, V.; Blugan, G.; Roos, S.; Graule, T.; Fakhfouri, V.; Grossenbacher, J.; Gullo, M.; Kiefer, T.; Brugger, J.; Parlinska, M.; et al. Mechanical and tribological properties of polymer-derived Si/C/N sub-millimetre thick miniaturized components fabricated by direct casting. J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 2012, 32 (8), 1759-1767. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2012.01.007
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Ferrari, L.; Bernard, L.; Deschner, F.; Kaufmann, J.; Winnefeld, F.; Plank, J. Characterization of polycarboxylate-ether based superplasticizer on cement clinker surfaces. J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 2012, 95 (7), 2189-2195. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1551-2916.2012.05189.x
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Goren, T.; Crockett, R.; Spencer, N. D. Influence of solutes on hydration and lubricity of dextran brushes. Chimia 2012, 66 (4), 192-195. https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2012.192
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Pilet, N.; Raabe, J.; Stevenson, S. E.; Romer, S.; Bernard, L.; McNeill, C. R.; Fink, R. H.; Hug, H. J.; Quitmann, C. Nanostructure characterization by a combined x-ray absorption/scanning force microscopy system. Nanotechnology 2012, 23 (47), 475708 (8 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1088/0957-4484/23/47/475708
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Roba, M.; Bruhin, C.; Ebneter, U.; Ehrbar, R.; Crockett, R.; Spencer, N. D. Latex on glass: an appropriate model for cartilage-lubrication studies? Tribol. Lett. 2010, 38 (3), 267-273. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11249-010-9603-7
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de Hazan, Y.; Zimmermann, D.; Z'graggen, M.; Roos, S.; Aneziris, C.; Bollier, H.; Fehr, P.; Graule, T. Homogeneous electroless Ni-P/SiO2 nanocomposite coatings with improved wear resistance and modified wear behavior. Surf. Coat. Technol. 2010, 204 (21-22), 3464-3470. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2010.04.007
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Crockett, R. Boundary lubrication in natural articular joints. Tribol. Lett. 2009, 35 (2), 77-84. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11249-009-9430-x
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Crockett, R.; Roba, M.; Naka, M.; Gasser, B.; Delfosse, D.; Frauchiger, V.; Spencer, N. D. Friction, lubrication, and polymer transfer between UHMWPE and CoCrMo hip-implant materials: a fluorescence microscopy study. J. Biomed. Mater. Res. A 2009, 89 (4), 1011-1018. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbm.a.32036
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Mostaert, A. S.; Giordani, C.; Crockett, R.; Karsten, U.; Schumann, R.; Jarvis, S. P. Characterisation of amyloid nanostructures in the natural adhesive of unicellular subaerial algae. J. Adhes. 2009, 85 (8), 465-483. https://doi.org/10.1080/00218460902996366
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Mostaert, A. S.; Crockett, R.; Kearn, G.; Cherny, I.; Gazit, E.; Serpell, L. C.; Jarvis, S. P. Mechanically functional amyloid fibrils in the adhesive of a marine invertebrate as revealed by Raman spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy. Arch. Histol. Cytol. 2009, 72 (4-5), 199-207. https://doi.org/10.1679/aohc.72.199
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Roba, M.; Naka, M.; Gautier, E.; Spencer, N. D.; Crockett, R. The adsorption and lubrication behavior of synovial fluid proteins and glycoproteins on the bearing-surface materials of hip replacements. Biomaterials 2009, 30 (11), 2072-2078. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biomaterials.2008.12.062
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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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Crockett, R.; Grubelnik, A.; Roos, S.; Dora, C.; Born, W.; Troxler, H. Biochemical composition of the superficial layer of articular cartilage. J. Biomed. Mater. Res. A 2007, 82 (4), 958-964. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbm.a.31248
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Crockett, R.; Roos, S.; Rossbach, P.; Dora, C.; Born, W.; Troxler, H. Imaging of the surface of human and bovine articular cartilage with ESEM and AFM. Tribol. Lett. 2005, 19 (4), 311-317. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11249-005-7448-2
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