A complete publication list of Empa's electron microscopy group, starting 2009, can be found here.

Peer-reviewed journal articles.

  1. C. P. Guntlin, S. T. Ochsenbein, M. Wörle, R. Erni, K. V. Kravchyk, M. V. Kovalenko, Popcorn-shaped FexO (Wüstite) nanoparticles from a single-source precursor: colloidal synthesis and magnetic properties, Chemistry of Materials, 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b04382.
  2. S. Iswar, G. Snellings, S. Zhao, R. Erni, Y. Bahk, J. Wang, M. Lattuada, M. M. Koebel , W. J. Malfait, Mechanically reinforced silica aerogel with low thermal conductivity by co-gelation with silane terminated prepolymers, Acta Materialia 147 (2018) 322-328.
  3. M. Campanini, R. Erni, C.-H. Yang, R. Ramesh, M. D. Rossell, Periodic giant polarization gradients in doped BiFeO3 thin films, Nano Letters 18 (2018) 717-724.
  4. N. Bologna, P. Agrawal, M. Campanini, M. Knödler, M. D. Rossell, R. Erni, D. Passerone, Stair-rod dislocation cores acting as nanochannels for monodimensional carrier transport in GaAs nanowires, Physical Review Materials 2 (2018) 014603.
  1. Y. Zhang,  D. Keller, M. D. Rossell, R. Erni, Formation of Au Nanoparticles in Liquid Cell Transmission Electron Microscopy: from a Systematic Study to Engineered Nanostructures, Chemistry of Materials 29 (2017) 10518-10525.

  2. M. Varisco, D. Zufferey, A. Ruggi, Y. Zhang, R. Erni, O. Mamula, Synthesis of hydrophilic and hydrophobic carbon quantum dots from waste of wine fermentation, Royal Society Open Science 4 (2017) 170900.

  3. M. Knoedler, N. Bologna, H. Schmid, M. Borg, K. E. Moselund, S. Wirths, M. D. Rossell, H. Riel, Observation of twin-free GaAs nanowire growth using template-assisted selective epitaxy, Crystal Growth and Design 17 (2017) 6297-6302.

  4. R. Kozak, F. Kurdzesau, I. Prieto, O. Skibitzki, T. Schroeder, Y. Arroyo Rojas Dasilva, R. Erni, H. von Känela, M. D. Rossell, A tool for automatic recognition of [110] tilt grain boundaries in zincblende-type crystals, Journal of Applied Crystallography 50 (2017) 1299-1306.

  5. R. Kozak, I. Prieto, Y. Arroyo Rojas Dasilva, R. Erni, O. Skibitzki, G. Capellini, T. Schroeder, H. von Känel, G. L. Bona, M. D. Rossell, Strain relaxation in epitaxial GaAs / Si (001) nanostructures,  Philosophical Magazine 97 (2017) 2845-2857.

  6. F. J. Caparros, A. Guarnizo, M. D. Rossell, I. Angurell, M. Seco, G. Muller, J. Llorca, O. Rossell, NH2- or PPh2-functionalized linkers for the immobilization of palladium on magnetite nanoparticles? RSC Advcances 7 (2017) 27872–27880.

  7. I. Prieto, R. Kozak, O. Skibitzki, M. D. Rossell, T. Schroeder, R. Erni, H. von Känel, Selective nucleation of GaAs on Si nanofacets, Small (2017) 1603122(1-5).
  8. M. Borg, H. Schmid, J. Gooth, M. D. Rossell, D. Cutaia, M. Knoedler, N. Bologna, S. Wirths, K. E. Moselund, H. Riel, High-mobility GaSb nanostructures cointegrated with InAs on Si, ACS Nano 11 (2017) 2554-2560.
  9. G. Signorello, S. Sant, N. Bologna, M. Schraff, U. Drechsler, H. Schmid, S. Wirths, M. D. Rossell. A. Schenk. H. Riel, Manipulating surface states of III−V nanowires with uniaxial stress, Nano Letters 17 (2017) 2816-2824.
  10. K. Kallip, N. K. Babu, K. A. Al Ogab, L. Kollo, X. Maeder, Y. Arroyo, M. Leparoux, Microstructure and mechanical properties of near net shaped aluminium/alumina nanocomposites fabricated by powder metallurgy, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 714 (2017) 133-143.
  11. Y. Zhang, C. Guerra-Nunez, I. Utke, J. Michler, P. Agrawal, M. D. Rossell, R. Erni, Atomic layer deposition of titanium oxide on single layer graphene: an atomic scale study towards understanding nucleation and growth, Chemistry of Materials 29 (2017) 2232-2238.
  12. O. Skibitzki, I. Prieto, R. Kozak, G. Capellini, P. Zaumseil, Y. Arroyo Rojas Dasilva, M. D. Rossell, R. Erni, H. von Kanel, T. Schroeder, Structural and optical characterization of GaAs nano-crystals selectively grown on Si nano-tips by MOVPE, Nanotechnology 28 (2017) 135301.
  13. I. Prieto, R. Kozak, O. Skibitzki, M.D. Rossell, P. Zaumseil, G. Capellini, E. Gini, K. Kunze, Y. Arroyo Rojas Dasilva, R. Erni, T. Schroeder, H. von Känel, Bimodal nanoheteroepitaxy of GaAs on Si by MOVPE, Nanotechnology 28 (2017) 135701.
  14. K. Mehrabi, B. Nowack, Y. Arroyo Rojas Dasilva, D. M. Mitrano, Improvements in nanoparticle tracking analysis to measure particle aggregation and mass distribution: a case study on engineered nanomaterial stability in incineration landfill leachates, ACS Environmental Science & Technology 51 (2017) 5611-5621.
  15. D. M Mitrano, K. Mehrabi, Y. Arroyo Rojas Dasilva, B. Nowack, Mobility of metallic (nano)particles in leachates from landfills containing waste incineration residues, Environmental Science: Nano 4 (2017) 480-492.
  16. G. De Luca, M. D. Rossell, J. Schaab, N. Viart, M. Fiebig, M. Trassin, Domain wall architecture in tetragonal ferroelectric thin films, Advanced Materials (2017) 1605145.
  17. K. J. Kormondy, Y. Popoff, M. Sousa, F. Eltes, D. Caimi, M. D. Rossell, M. Fiebig, P. Hoffmann, C. Marchiori, M. Reinke, M. Trassin, A. A. Demkov, J. Fompeyrine, S. Abel, Microstructure and ferroelectricity of BaTiO3 thin films on Si for integrated photonics, Nanotechnology 28 (2017) 075706.
  18. Y. Arroyo Rojas Dasilva, M. D. Rossell, F. Isa, R. Erni, G. Isella,H. von Känel,  P. Gröning, Strain relaxation in epitaxial Ge crystals grown on patterned Si(001) substrates, Scripta Materialia 127 (2017) 169-172.
  19. Y. Arroyo Rojas Dasilva, R. Kozak, R. Erni, M. D. Rossell, Structural defects in cubic semiconductors characterized by aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy, Ultramicroscopy 176 (2017) 11-22.
  20. H. K. Hong, J. Jo, D. Hwang, J. Lee, N. Y. Kim, S. Son, J. H. Kim, M. J. Jin, Y. C. Jun, R. Erni, S. K. Kwak, J. W. Yoo, Z. Lee, Atomic scale study on growth and heteroepitaxy of ZnO monolayer on graphene, Nano Letters  17 (2017) 120-127.
  21. F. Isa,  A. Jung, M. Salvalaglio, Y. Arroyo Rojas Dasilva, I. Marozau, M. Meduňa, M. Barget, A. Marzegalli, G. Isella, R. Erni, F. Pezzoli, E. Bonera, P. Niedermann, O. Sereda, P. Gröning, F. Montalenti, H. von Känel, Strain engineering in highly mismatched SiGe/Si heterostructures, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing 70 (2017) 117-122.
  22. H. Savabieh, P. Alizadeh, T. Graule, Y. Arroyo Rojas Dasilva, R. Erni, F. J. Clemens, Investigation of dielectric properties and microstructure of 13.2 Li2O - 67.6 SiO2 - 14.49 Al2O3 - 3.3 TiO2 - 0.4 BaO - 0.97 ZnO glass-ceramics, Journal of the European Ceramic Society 37 (2017) 631-639.
  1. P. Agrawal, J. Guo, P. Yu, C. Hébert, D. Passerone, R. Erni, M. D. Rossell, Strain-driven oxygen deficiency in multiferroic SrMnO3 thin films, Physical Review B 94 (2016) 104101.
  2. F. Eltes, D. Caimi, F. Fallegger, M. Sousa, E. O'Connor, M. D. Rossell, B. Offrein, J. Fompeyrine, S. Abel, Low-loss BaTiO3-Si waveguides for nonlinear integrated photonics, ACS Photonics 3 (2016) 1698-1703.
  3. D. Keller, S. Buecheler, P. Reinhard, F. Pianezzi, B. Bissig, F. Hage, Q. Ramasse, R. Erni, A. N. Tiwari, Band gap widening at random CIGS grain boundary detected by valence electron energy loss spectroscopy, Applied Physics Letter 109 (2016) 153103.
  4. F. Isa, M. Salvalaglio, Y. Arroyo Rojas Dasilva, A. Jung, G. Isella, R. Erni, B. Timotijevic, P. Niedermann, P. Gröning, F. Montalenti, H. von Känel, Enhancing elastic stress relaxation in SiGe/Si heterostructures by Si pillar necking, Applied Physics Letters 109 (2016) 182112.
  5. D. M. Mitrano, E. Lombi, Y. Arroyo Rojas Dasilva, B. Nowack, Unraveling the Complexity in the Aging of Nanoenhanced Textiles: A comprehensive sequential study on the effects of sunlight and washing on silver nanoparticles, Environmental Science & Technology 50  (2016) 5790-5799.
  6. H. Watzinger, C. Kloeffel, L. Vukusic, M. D. Rossell, V. Sessi, J. Kukucka, R. Kirchschlager, E. Lausecker, A. Truhlar, M. Glaser, A. Rastelli, A. Fuhrer, D. Loss, G. Katsaros, Heavy-hole states in germanium hut wires, Nano Letters 16 (2016) 6879-6885.
  7. M. D. Rossell, F. J. Caparrós, I. Angurell, G. Muller, J. Llorca, M. Seco, O. Rossell, Magnetite-supported palladium single-atoms do not catalyse the hydrogenation of alkenes but small clusters do, Catalysis Science & Technology 6 (2016) 4081-4085.
  8. M. V. Puydinger dos Santos, M. F. Velo, R. D. Domingos, Y. Zhang, X. Maeder, C. Guerra-Nuñez, J. P. Best, F. Béron, K. R. Pirota, S. Moshkalev, J. A. Diniz, I. Utke, Annealing-based electrical tuning of cobalt−carbon deposits grown by focused-electron-beam-induced deposition, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8 (2016) 32496-32503.
  9. G. M. Ilari, V. Chawla, S. Matam, Y. Zhang, J. Michler, R. Erni, Electron energy loss spectroscopy analysis of the interaction of Cr and V with MWCNTs, Micron 84 (2016) 37-42.
  10. A. Guarnizo, I. Angurell, G. Muller, J. Llorca, M. Seco, O. Rossell, M. D. Rossell, Highly water-dispersible magnetite-supported Pd nanoparticles and single atoms as excellent catalysts for Suzuki and hydrogenation reactions, RSC Advances 6 (2016) 68675-68684.
  11. F. Isa, M. Salvalaglio, Y. Arroyo Rojas Dasilva, A. Jung, G. Isella, R. Erni, P. Niedermann, P. Gröning, F. Montalenti, H. von Känel, From plastic to elastic stress relaxation in highly mismatched heterostructures, Acta Materialia 114 (2016) 97-105.
  12. Y. Zhang, C. Guerra-Nuñez, M. Li, J. Michler, H. G. Park, M. D. Rossell, R. Erni, I. Utke, High conformity and crystallinity anatase on MWCNT core-shell nanostructure: synthesis, structure and interface, Chemistry of Materials 28 (2016) 3488-3496.
  13. R. Erni, Coherent chromatic effect in the transmission electron microscope, Physical Review Letters 116 (2016) 116101.
  14. J. Kuc, M. Neumann, M. Armbrüster, S. Yoon, Y. Zhang, R. Erni, A. Weidenkaff, S. K. Matam, Methanol steam reforming catalysts derived by reduction of perovskite-type oxides LaCo1−x−yPdxZnyO3±δ, Catalysis Science and Technology 6 (2016) 1455-1468.
  15. H. Liu, R. Moré, H. Grundmann, C. Cui, R. Erni & G. R. Patzke, Promoting photochemical water oxidation with metallic band structures, Journal of the American Chemical Society 138 (2016) 1527-1535.
  16. D. Keller, S. Buecheler,P. Reinhard, F. Pianezzi, E. Snoeck, C. Gatel, M. D. Rossell, R. Erni, A. N. Tiwari, Assessment of off-axis and in-line electron holography for measurement of potential variations in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin film solar cells, Advanced Structural and Chemical Imaging 2 (2016) 1 (1-20).
  17. J. Warneke, M. Rohdenburg, Y. Zhang, J. Orszagh, A. Vaz, I. Utke, J. Th. M. De Hosson, W. F. van Dorp, P. Swiderek, Role of NH3 in the electron-induced reactions of adsorbed and solid cisplatin, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 120 (2016) 4112-4120.
  18. J.-R. Sanchez-Valencia, R. Longtin, M. D. Rossell, P. Gröning, Growth assisted by glancing angle deposition: a new technique to fabricate highly porous anisotropic thin films, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8 (2016) 8686-8693.
  19. N. K. Babu, K. Kallip, M. Leparoux, K. A. AlOgab, X. Maeder, Y. Arroyo Rojas Dasilva, Influence of microstructure and strengthening mechanism of AlMg5–Al2O3 nanocomposites prepared via spark plasma sintering, Materials & Design 95 (2016) 534-544.
  20. J.M. Wheeler, R. Raghavan, J. Wehrs, Y. Zhang, R. Erni & J. Michler, Highly Mismatched, Approaching the limits of strength – measuring the uniaxial compressive strength of diamond at small scales, Nano Letters 16 (2016) 812-816.
  21. H. Zhang, B. Niesen, E. Hack, S. Jenatsch, L. Wang, A. C. Véron, M. Makha, R. Schneider, Y. Arroyo, R. Hany, F. Nüesch, Cyanine tandem and triple-junction solar cells, Organic Electronics 30 (2016) 191-199.
  22. A. Liati, D. Schreiber, E. Dimopoulus Eggenschwiler, Y. Arroyo Rojas Dasilva, A. C. Spiteri, Electron microscopic characterization of soot particulate matter emitted by modern direct injection gasoline engines, Combustion and Flame 166 (2016) 307-315.
  23. F. Isa, M. Salvalaglio, Y. Arroyo Rojas Dasilva, M. Meduna, M. Barget, A. Jung, T. Kreiliger, G. Isella, R. Erni, F. Pezzoli, E. Bonera, P. Niedermann, P. Gröning, F. Montalenti, H. von Känel, Highly mismatched, dislocation-free SiGe/Si heterostructures, Advanced Materials 20 (2016) 884-888.
  24. R. Erni, On the validity of the Čerenkov limit as a criterion for precise band gap measurements by VEELS, Ultramicroscopy 160 (2016) 80-83.