Publications

Kesari, K.K., O’Reilly, P., Seitsonen, J., Ruokolainen, J., Vuorinen, T.
Infrared photo-induced force microscopy (IR PiFM) was applied for imaging ultrathin sections of Norway spruce (Picea abies) at 800–1885 cm−1 with varying scanning steps from 0.6 to 30 nm. Cell wall sublayers were visualized in the low-resolution mode based on differences in their chemical composition....
Wan, F., Wang, W., Zou, Z., Xie, H., Ping, H., Fu, Z.
As one of the most delicate bioprocesses in nature, biosilicification is closely related to biosilica with various morphologies, and has provided abundant inspiration to materials synthesis. In the present study, to explore the biosilica formation process and fabricate silica with an exquisite microstructure for lithium-ion...
I. C. ten Have, A. J. A. Duijndam, R. Oord, H. J. M. van Berlo-van den Broek, I. Vollmer, B. M. Weckhuysen, F. Meirer
Abstract The degradation of plastic waste in aquatic environments, leading to plastic particles at the micro- and nanoscale is of growing concern. However, conventional analytical techniques either lack sufficient spatial resolution or the necessary spectroscopic means to investigate individual plastic nanoparticles. Both are however necessary...
Otter, L.M., Förster, M.W., Belousova, E., O’Reilly, P., Nowak, D., Park, S., Clark, S., Foley, S.F. and Jacob, D.E.
Photo-induced force microscopy (PiFM) is a new-frontier technique that combines the advantages of atomic force microscopy with infrared spectroscopy and allows for the simultaneous acquisition of 3D topographic data with molecular chemical information at high spatial (~ 5 nm) and spectral (~ 1 cm−1) resolution...
Patabendigedara, S., Nowak, D., Nancarrow, M.J.B., and Clark, S.M.
The amount and distribution of water in nominally anhydrous minerals (NAMs) are usually determined by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy. This method is limited by the spot size of the beam to the study of samples with dimensions greater than a few micrometers. Here, we demonstrate the...