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Dr Kislon Voitchovsky

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Lecturer in the Department of Physics
College Mentor of St Mary's College

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Research Groups

Centre for Materials Physics

  • Experimental Soft Matter

Department of Physics


Journal Article

  • Ricci, M., Quinlan, R. A. & Voïtchovsky, K. (2017). Sub-nanometre mapping of the aquaporin-water interface with multifrequency atomic force microscopy. Soft Matter 13(1): 187-195.
  • Trewby, W., Livesy, D. & Voïtchovsky, K. (2016). Buffering agents modify the hydration landscape at charged interfaces. Soft Matter 12(9): 2642-2651.
  • Voïtchovsky, K. (2016). Effect of temperature on the viscoelastic properties of nano-confined liquid mixtures. Nanoscale 8(40): 17472-17482.
  • Elbourne, A., McLean, B., Voïtchovsky, K., Warr, G. G. & Atkin, R. (2016). Molecular Resolution in situ Imaging of Spontaneous Graphene Exfoliation. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 7(16): 3118-3122.
  • Miller, E. J., Trewby, W., Farokh Payam, A., Piantanida, L., Cafolla, C. & Voïtchovsky, K. (2016). Sub-nanometer resolution imaging with amplitude-modulation atomic force microscopy in liquid. Journal of Visualized Experiments (118): e54924.
  • Desseaux, S., Hinestrosa, J. P., Schüwer, N., Lokitz, B., Ankner, J. F., Kilbey II, S. M., Voïtchovsky, K. & Klok, H.-A. (2016). Swelling Behavior and Nanomechanical Properties of (Peptide-Modified) Poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) and Poly(poly(ethylene glycol) methacrylate) Brushes. Macromolecules 49(12): 4609-4618.
  • Voïtchovsky, K., Giofrè, D., Segura, J. J., Stellacci, F. & Ceriotti, M. (2016). Thermally-nucleated self-assembly of water and alcohol into stable structures at hydrophobic interfaces. Nature Communications 7: 13064.
  • Hofmann, S., Voïtchovsky, K., Spijker, P., Schmidt, M. & Stumpf, T. (2016). Visualising the molecular alteration of the calcite (104) – water interface by sodium nitrate. Scientific Reports 6: 21576.
  • Ricci, M., Segura, J. J., Erickson, B., Fantner, G., Stellacci, F. & Voïtchovsky, K. (2015). Growth and dissolution of calcite in the presence of adsorbed stearic acid. Langmuir 31(27): 7563-7571.
  • Voïtchovsky, K. (2015). High-resolution AFM in liquid: what about the tip? Nanotechnology 26(10): 100501.
  • Voïtchovsky, K., Ashari Astani, N., Tavernelli, I., Tetreault, N., Rothlisberger, U., Stellacci, F., Grätzel, M. & Arne Harms, H. (2015). In-situ mapping of the molecular arrangement of amphiphilic dye molecules at the TiO2 surface of dye sensitized solar cells. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 7(20): 10834-10842.
  • Elbourne, A., Voïtchovsky, K., Warr, G. G. & Atkin, R. (2015). Ion structure controls ionic liquid near-surface and interfacial nanostructure. Chemical Science 6(1): 527-536.
  • Elbourne, A., McDonald, S., Voïtchovsky, K., Endres, F., Warr, G. G. & Atkin, R. (2015). Nanostructure of the Ionic Liquid-Graphite Stern Layer. ACS Nano 9(7): 7608-7620.
  • Elbourne, A., Cronshaw, S., Voïtchovsky, K., Warr, G. G. & Atkin, R. (2015). Near surface properties of mixtures of propylammonium nitrate with n-alkanols 1. Nanostructure. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17(40): 26621-26628.
  • Page, A. J., Elbourne, A., Stefanovic, R., Addicoat, M. A., Warr, G. G., Voïtchovsky, K. & Atkin, R. (2014). 3-Dimensional atomic scale structure of the ionic liquid–graphite interface elucidated by AM-AFM and quantum chemical simulations. Nanoscale 6(14): 8100-8106.
  • Van Lehn, R. C., Ricci, M., Silva, P. H. J., Andreozzi, P., Reguera, J., Voïtchovsky, K., Stellacci, F. & Alexander-Katz, A. (2014). Lipid tail protrusions mediate the insertion of nanoparticles into model cell membranes. Nature Communications 5: 4482.
  • Hofmann, S., Voïtchovsky, K., Schmidt, M. & Stumpf, T. (2014). Trace concentration – Huge impact: Nitrate in the calcite/Eu(III) system. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 125(0): 528-538.
  • Ricci, M., Spijker, P. & Voïtchovsky, K. (2014). Water-induced correlation between single ions imaged at the solid–liquid interface. Nature Communications 5: 4400.
  • Segura, J. J., Elbourne, A., Wanless, E. J., Warr, G. G., Voïtchovsky, K. & Atkin, R. (2013). Adsorbed and near surface structure of ionic liquids at a solid interface. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 15(9): 3320-3328.
  • Voïtchovsky, K. (2013). Anharmonicity, solvation forces, and resolution in atomic force microscopy at the solid-liquid interface. Physical Review E 88(2): 022407.
  • Ricci, M., Spijker, P., Stellacci, F., Molinari, J.-F. & Voïtchovsky, K. (2013). Direct Visualization of Single Ions in the Stern Layer of Calcite. Langmuir 29(7): 2207-2216.
  • Warren, S.C., Voïtchovsky, K., Dotan, H., Leroy, C.M., Cornuz, M., Stellacci, F., Hébert, C., Rothschild, A. & Grätzel, M. (2013). Identifying champion nanostructures for solar water-splitting. Nature Materials 12(9): 842-849.
  • Schmaltz, T., Y Amin, A., Khassanov, A., Meyer-Friedrichsen, T., Steinrück, H.-G., Magerl, A., Segura, J. J., Voïtchovsky, K., Stellacci, F. & Halik, M. (2013). Low-Voltage Self-Assembled Monolayer Field-Effect Transistors on Flexible Substrates. Advanced Materials 25(32): 4511-4514.
  • Ortiz-Young, D., Chih Chiu, H., Kim, S., Voïtchovsky, K. & Riedo, E. (2013). The interplay between apparent viscosity and wettability in nanoconfined water. Nature Communications 4: 2482.
  • Novak, M. Ebel, A. Meyer-Friedrichsen, T. Jedaa, A. Vieweg, B.F. Yang, G. Voïtchovsky, K. , Stellacci, F. Spiecker, E. Hirsch, A. & Halik, M. (2011). Low-Voltage p- and n-Type Organic Self-Assembled Monolayer Field Effect Transistors. Nano Letters 11(1): 156-159.
  • Burkhardt, M. Jedaa, A. Novak, M. Ebel, A. Voïtchovsky, K. Stellacci, F. Hirsch A. & Halik, M. (2010). Concept of a Molecular Charge Storage Dielectric Layer for Organic Thin-Film Memory Transistors. Advanced Materials 22(23): 2525-2528.
  • Antoranz Contera, S., Voïtchovsky, K. & Ryan, J. F. (2010). Controlled ionic condensation at the surface of a native extremophile membrane. Nanoscale 2: 222-229.
  • Voïtchovsky, K. , Kuna, J.J. Contera, S.A. Tosatti, E. & Stellacci, F. (2010). Direct mapping of the solid–liquid adhesion energy with subnanometre resolution. Nature Nanotechnology 5(6): 401-405.
  • Nikiforov, M. P., Hohlbauch, S., King, W., Voïtchovsky, K., Antoranz Contera, S, Jesse, S., Kalinin, S. V. & Proksch, R (2010). Temperature-dependent phase transitions in zeptoliter volumes of a complex biological membrane. Nanotechnology 22(5): 055709.
  • Yamashita, H., Voïtchovsky, K., Uchihashi, T., Antoranz Conteral, S., Ryan, J. F. & Ando, T (2009). Dynamics of bacteriorhodopsin 2D crystal observed by high-speed atomic force microscopy. Journal of Structural Biology 167(2): 153-158.
  • Voïtchovsky, K., Antoranz Contera, S. & Ryan, J. F. (2009). Lateral coupling and cooperative dynamics in the function of the native membrane protein bacteriorhodopsin. Soft Matter 5(24): 4899-4904.
  • Kuna, J.J., Voïtchovsky, K., Singh, C., Jiang, H., Mwenifumbo, S., Ghorai, P.K., Stevens, M.M., Glotzer, S.C. & Stellacci, F. (2009). The effect of nanometre-scale structure on interfacial energy. Nature Materials 8(10): 837-842.
  • Gerber, R., Voïtchovsky, K., Mitchel, C., Tahiri-Alaoui, A., Ryan, J. F., Hore, J. P. & James, W. (2008). Inter-oligomer interactions of the human prion protein are modulated by the polymorphism at codon 129. Journal of Molecular Biology 381(1): 212-220.
  • Voïtchovsky, K., Antoranz Contera, S. & Ryan, J. F. (2007). Electrostatic and steric interactions determine bacteriorhodopsin single-molecule biomechanics. Biophysical Journal 93(6): 2024-2037.
  • Voïtchovsky, K., Antoranz Contera, M., Kamihira, M., Watts, A. & Ryan, J. F. (2006). Differential stiffness and lipid mobility in the leaflets of purple membranes. Biophysical Journal 90(6): 2075-2085.
  • Zgrablić, G., Voïtchovsky, K., Kindermann, M., Haacke, S. & Chergui, M. (2005). Ultrafast excited state dynamics of the protonated Schiff base of all-trans retinal in solvents. Biophysical Journal 88(4): 2779-2788.