UoSThe Nanoscale Analytical Science Group

Studying the chemistry of molecular-scale interfaces

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Publications

2017

  1. “Micrometre and Nanometre Scale Patterning of Binary Polymer Brushes, Supported Lipid Bilayers and Proteins”, A. Johnson, J. Madsen, P. Chapman, A. Alswieleh, O. Al-Jaf, P. Bao, C. R. Hurley, M. L. Cartron, S. D. Evans, J. K. Hobbs, C. N. Hunter, S. P. Armes, and G. J. Leggett,Chem. Sci. 2017, doi: 10.1039/c7sc00289k.

  2. "Simple, direct routes to polymer brush traps and nanostructures for studies of diffusional transport in supported lipid bilayers", A. Johnson, P. Bao, C. R. Hurley, M. L. Cartron, S. D. Evans, C. N. Hunter and G. J. Leggett, Langmuir 2017, doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b00497.

  3. "Nanotribological properties of nanostructured poly(cysteine methacrylate) brushes", O. Al-Jaf, A. M. Alswieleh, S. P. Armes and G. J. Leggett, Soft Matter 2017, 13, 2075-2084. Download manuscript free of charge

  4. "Nanotribological investigation of polymer brushes with lithographically defined and systematically varying grafting densities", Z. Zhang, M. A. Moxey, A. Alswieleh, S. P. Armes, A. Lewis, Andrew, M. Geoghegan and G. J. Leggett, Langmuir 2017, 33, 706-713. Download manuscript free of charge

  5. "Augmenting light coverage for photosynthesis through YFP-enhanced charge separation at the Rhodobacter sphaeroides reaction centre", K. Grayson, K. Faries, X. Huang, P. Qian, P. Dilbeck, E. Martin, A. Hitchcock, C. Vasilev, J. Yuen, D. Niedzwiedzki, G. Leggett, D. Holten, C. Kirmaier, and C. N. Hunter, Nat. Comm. 2017, 8, 13972. Download manuscript free of charge

  6. "Direct imaging of protein organization in an intact bacterial organelle using high-resolution atomic force microscopy", S. Kumar, M. Cartron, N. Mullin, P. Qian, G. J. Leggett, C. N. Hunter and J. K. Hobbs, ACS Nano 2017, 11, 126-133. Download manuscript free of charge

  7. "Influence of Salt on the Solution Dynamics of a Phosphorylcholine-Based Polyzwitterion", Z. J. Zhang, J. Madsen, N. J. Warren, M. Mears, G. J. Leggett, A. L. Lewis, and M. Geoghegan, Eur. Poly. J. 2017, 87, 449–457. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014305716316329

2016

  1. "Strong Coupling of Localized Surface Plasmons to Excitons in Light-Harvesting Complexes", A. Tsargorodska, M. L. Cartron, C. Vasilev, G. Kodali, O. A. Mass, J. J. Baumberg, P. L. Dutton, C. N. Hunter, P. Törmä, and G. J. Leggett, Nano Lett. 2016, 16, 6850–6856. Download manuscript free of charge

  2. "Effect of Salt on Phosphorylcholine-based Zwitterionic Polymer Brushes", Z. Zhang, M. Moxey, A. Alswieleh, J. Morse, A. L. Lewis, M. Geoghegan and G. J. Leggett, Langmuir 2016, 32, 5048–5057. Download manuscript free of charge

  3. “Fabrication of Nanometer and Micrometer Scale Protein Structures by Site-Specific Immobilization of Histidine-Tagged Proteins to Aminosiloxane Films with Photoremovable Protein-Resistant Protecting Groups”, S. Xia, M. L. Cartron, J. Morby, D. A. Bryant, C. N. Hunter and G. J. Leggett, Langmuir, 2016, 32, 1818–1827. Download manuscript free of charge

  4. “A novel design strategy for nanoparticles on nanopatterns: interferometric lithographic patterning of Mms6 biotemplated magnetic nanoparticles”, S. M. Bird, O. El-Zubir, A. E. Rawlings, G. J. Leggett and S. S. Staniland, J. Mater. Chem. C 2016, 4, 3948-3955. Download manuscript free of charge

2015

  1. “Nanoscale Contact Mechanics bet ween Two Grafted Polyelectrolyte Surfaces”, M. Raftari, Z. J. Zhang, S. R. Carter, G. J. Leggett and M. Geoghegan, Macromolecules, 2015, 48, 6272–6279. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01540

  2. "Fabrication of Self-Cleaning, Reusable Titania Templates for Nanometer and Micrometer Scale Protein Patterning", M. Moxey, A. Johnson, O. El-Zubir, M. Cartron, S. S. Dinachali, C. N. Hunter, M. S. M. Saifullah, K. S. L. Chong, and G. J. Leggett, ACS Nano, 2015, 9, 6262–6270. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsnano.5b01636

  3. "Interference lithographic nanopatterning of plant and bacterial light-harvesting complexes on gold substrates", S. Patole, C. Vasilev, O. El-Zubir, L. Wang, M. P. Johnson, A. J. Cadby, G. J. Leggett 
and C. N. Hunter, Interface Focus 2015, 5, 20150005. http://rsfs.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/5/4/20150005

  4. "Versatile Thiol-Based Reactions for Micrometer- and Nanometer-Scale Photopatterning of Polymers and Biomolecules", F. Mostegel, R. E. Ducker, O. El Zubir, P. Rieger, S. Radl, M. Edler, M. L. Cartron, C. N. Hunter, G. J. Leggett and T. Griesser, J. Mater. Chem. B 2015, 3, 4431-4438. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2015/TB/C5TB00345H#!divAbstract

  5. “Fabrication of two-component, brush-on-brush topographical microstructures by combination of atom-transfer radical polymerization with polymer end-functionalization and photopatterning”, P. Chapman, R. E. Ducker, C. R. Hurley, J. K. Hobbs , and G. J Leggett, Langmuir 2015, 31, 5935–5944. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b01067

  6. "Facile Formation of Highly Mobile Supported Lipid Bilayers on Surface-Quaternized pH-Responsive Polymer Brushes
", N. Cheng, P. Bao, S. D. Evans, G. J. Leggett, and S. P. Armes, Macromolecules 2015, 48, 3095−3103. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.macromol.5b00435

  7. “New Poly(amino acid methacrylate) Brush Supports the Formation of Well-Defined Lipid Membranes”, A. Blakeston, A. M. Alswieleh, G. R. Heath, J. S. Roth, P.g Bao, N. Cheng, S. P. Armes, G. J. Leggett, R. J. Bushby and S. D. Evans, Langmuir 2015, 31, 3668-3677. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la504163.

2014

  1. V. J. Cunningham, A. M. Alswieleh, G. J. Leggett, S. P. Armes* and O. Musa, “Poly(glycerol monomethacrylate)-poly(benzyl methacrylate) diblock copolymer nanoparticles via RAFT emulsion polymerization: synthesis, characterization and interfacial activity”, Macromolecules 2014, 47, 5613-5623.

  2. A. Tsargorodska, O. El Zubir, B. Darroch, M. L. Cartron, T. Basova, C. N. Hunter, A. V. Nabok, and G. J Leggett, “Fast, simple, combinatorial routes to the fabrication of reusable, plasmonically active gold nanostructures by interferometric lithography of self-assembled monolayers”, ACS Nano 2014, 8, 7858-7869. Download manuscript free of charge

  3. A. M. Alswieleh, N. Cheng, I. Canton, B. Ustbas, X. Xue, V. Ladmiral, S. Xia, R. E. Ducker, O. El Zubir, M. L. Cartron, C. N. Hunter, G. J. Leggett and S. P. Armes, “Zwitterionic Poly(amino acid methacrylate) Brushes”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 9404-9413. Download manuscript free of charge

  4. M. L. Cartron, J. D. Olsen, M. Sener, P. J. Jackson, A. A. Brindley, P. Qian, M. J. Dickman, G. J. Leggett, K. Schulten and C. N. Hunter, “Integration of energy and electron transfer processes in the photosynthetic membrane of Rhodobacter sphaeroides”, BBA – Bioenergetics, 2014, 1837, 1769–1780. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0005272814000498

  5. A. M. Alswieleh, N. Cheng, G. J. Leggett and S. P. Armes, “Spatial Control over Cross-Linking Dictates the pH-Responsive Behavior of Poly(2-(tert-butylamino)ethyl methacrylate) Brushes”, Langmuir 2014, 30, 1391-1400. Download manuscript free of charge

  6. M. Raftari, Z. Zhang, S. R. Carter, G. J. Leggett and M. Geoghegan, “Frictional properties of a polycationic brush”, Soft Matter 2014, 10, 2759-2766. Download manuscript free of charge.

2013

  1. O. El Zubir, I. Barlow, G. J. Leggett and N. H. Williams, “Fabrication of Molecular Nanopatterns at Aluminium Oxide Surfaces by Nanoshaving of Self-Assembled Monolayers of Alkylphosphonates”, Nanoscale 2013, 5, 11125-11131. Download manuscript free of charge
  2. E.ul Haq, S. Patole, M. Moxey, E. Amstad, C. Vasilev, C. N. Hunter, G. J. Leggett, N. D. Spencer, and N. H. Williams, “Photocatalytic Nanolithography of SAMs and Proteins”, ACS Nano 2013, 7, 76107618. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn402063b
  3. Z. Zhang, A. J. Morse, S. P. Armes, A. L. Lewis, M. Geoghegan, and G. J. Leggett, “Nano-Scale Contact Mechanics of Biocompatible Polyzwitterionic Brushes”, Langmuir 2013, 29, 10684-10692. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la4018689
  4. N. Nikogeorgos and G. J. Leggett, "The Relationship Between Contact Mechanics and Adhesion in Nanoscale Contacts Between Non-Polar Molecular Monolayers", Tribol. Lett. 2013, 50, 145-155. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11249-013-0105-2
  5. Qian Yu, Phanindhar Shivapooja, Leah M. Johnson, Getachew Tizazu, Graham J. Leggett and Gabriel P. Lopez, “Nanopatterned polymer brushes as switchable bioactive interfaces”, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 3632-3637. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2013/NR/c3nr00312d
  6. O. El Zubir, I. Barlow, E. ul Haq, H, Tajuddin, N. H. Williams and G. J. Leggett, "Generic methods for micrometer- and nanometer-scale surface derivatization based on photochemical coupling of primary amines to monolayers of aryl azides on gold and aluminum oxide surfaces", Langmuir 2013, 29, 1083-1092. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la303746e

2012

  1. N. Nikogeorgos, C. A. Hunter and G. J. Leggett, "The Relationship Between Molecular Contact Thermodynamics and Surface Contact Mechanics", Langmuir 2012, 28, 17709-17717. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la304246e
  2. G. Tizazu, O. El-Zubir, S. Patole, A. McLaren, C. Vasilev, D. J. Mothersole, Al. Adawi, C. N. Hunter, D. G. Lidzey, G. P. Lopez and G. J. Leggett, “Micrometer and Nanometer Scale Photopatterning of Proteins on Glass Surfaces by Photo-degradation of Films formed from Oligo(ethylene glycol) Terminated Silanes”, Biointerphases 2012, 7, 54. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13758-012-0054-6
  3. K. Busuttil, N. Nikogeorgos, Z. Zhang, M. Geoghegan, C. A. Hunter and G. J. Leggett, "The mechanics of nanometre-scale molecular contacts ", Faraday Disc. 2012, 156, 325-341. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2012/fd/c2fd00133k
  4. G. J. Leggett, "Light-Directed Nanosynthesis: near-field optical approaches to integration of the top-down and bottom-up fabrication paradigms ", Nanoscale 2012, 4, 1840-1855. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2012/NR/c2nr11458e

2011

  1. E. ul Haq, Z. Liu, Y. Zhang, S. A. Alang Ahmad, L.-S. Wong, J. K Hobbs, G. J. Leggett, J. Micklefield, C. J. Roberts and J. M. R. Weaver, “The Snomipede: A Parallel Platform for Scanning Near-Field Photolithography”, J. Mater. Res. 2011, 26, 2997-3008. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8465029
  2. M. J. Gerhard, J. D. Olsen , N. P. Reynolds, G. J. Leggett, C. N. Hunter, T. J. Aartsma and R. N. Frese, “Use of engineered unique cysteine residues to facilitate oriented coupling of proteins directly to a gold substrate”, Photochem. Photobiol. 2011, 87, 1050-1057. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1751-1097.2011.00948.x/abstract
  3. S. Sun, D. G. Thompson, D. Graham and G. J. Leggett, “DNA nanofabrication by scanning near-field photolithography of oligo(ethylene glycol) terminated SAMs: Controlled scan-rate dependent switching between head group oxidation and tail group degradation”, J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 14173-14177. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2011/jm/c1jm11803j
  4. Z. Liu, E. ul-Haq, J. K. Hobbs, G. J. Leggett, Y. Zhang, J. M. R. Weaver and C. J. Roberts, “Parallel Scanning Near-Field Photolithography in liquid: The Snomipede”, Microelectron. Eng. 2011, 88, 2109-2112. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167931710005800Tizazu
  5. G. Tizazu, O. El-Zubir, S. R. J. Brueck, G. J. Leggett and G. P. Lopez, “Large Area Nanopatterning of Alkylphosphonate Self-Assembled Monolayers on Titanium Oxide Surfaces by Interferometric Lithography”, Nanoscale 2011, 3, 2511 - 2516. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2011/NR/c0nr00994f
  6. K. Busuttil, M. Geoghegan, C. A. Hunter and G. J. Leggett, “Contact Mechanics of Nanometer-Scale Molecular Contacts: Correlation between Adhesion, Friction and Hydrogen Bond Thermodynamics”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 8625–8632. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja2011143
  7. G. J. Leggett, “Direct writing of metal nanostructures: lithographic tools for nanoplasmonics research”, ACS Nano 2011, 5, 1575 - 1579. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn2006442.
  8. Z. Zhang, A. J. Morse, S. P. Armes, A. L. Lewis, M. Geoghegan, and G. J. Leggett, “Effect of Molecular Weight and Solvent on the Friction Force Response of Poly(2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl phosphorylcholine) Brushes”, Langmuir 2011, 27, 2514-2521. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la1043848
  9. S. Alang Ahmad, A. Hucknall, A. Chilkoti and G. J. Leggett, “Micro- and Nano Structured Poly(oligo(ethylene glycol)methacrylate) Brushes Grown from Photopatterned Halogen Initiators by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, Biointerphases 2011, 6, 8.
  10. S. A. Alang Ahmad, L. S. Wong, E. ul Haq, J. K. Hobbs, G. J. Leggett and J. Micklefield, “Protein micro- and nano-patterning using aminosilanes with protein-resistant photolabile protecting groups”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 2749-2759. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja1103662NPEOC

2010

  1. E. ul Haq, Z. Liu, Y. Zhang, S. Alang Ahmad, L. S. Wong, S. P. Armes, J. K. Hobbs, G. J. Leggett, J. Micklefield, C. J. Roberts and J. M. R. Weaver, “Parallel Scanning Near-Field Photolithography: The Snomipede”, Nano Lett. 2010, 10, 4375-4380. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl1018782
  2. Z. Zhang, I. W. Fletcher, C. R. Hurley, C. Boardman, P. Doyle and G. J. Leggett, “Morphological, and quantitative frictional measurements of cotton fibres using friction force microscopy”, J. Mater. Chem. 2010, 20, 8531-8538. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2010/JM/c0jm01362e
  3. J. Adams, G. Tizazu, Stefan Janusz, S. R. J. Brueck, G. P. Lopez and G. J. Leggett, “Large-Area Nanopatterning of Self-Assembled Monolayers of Alkanethiolates by Intereferometric Lithography”, Langmuir 2010, 26, 13600-13606. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la101876j
  4. L. S. Wong, S. Janusz, S. Sun, G. J. Leggett and J. Micklefield, “Nano-scale Biomolecular Architecture on Self-Assembled Monolayers Generated from Modular Pegylated Disulfides”, Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 12234-12243. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/chem.200902439/abstract
  5. S. Sun, D. Thompson, U. Schmidt, D. Graham and G. J. Leggett, “Micro-/Nano-patterning of DNA and Rapid Readout with SERS Tags”, Chem. Comm. 2010, 46, 5292-5294. Sunhttp://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2010/CC/c0cc00904k
  6. N. Nikogeorgos, I. Fletcher, C. Boardman, P. Doyle, N. Ortuoste and G. J. Leggett, “Nanotribological characterization of human head hair by friction force microscopy in dry atmosphere and aqueous environment”, Biointerphases 2010, 5, 60-68.
  7. S. Alang Ahmad, A. Hucknall, A. Chilkoti and G. J. Leggett, “Protein Patterning by UV-induced Photodegradation of Poly(oligo(ethylene glycol)methacrylate) Brushes”, Langmuir 2010, 26, 9937-9942. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la100438d
  8. TetraglymeC. R. Hurley, R. E. Ducker, G. J. Leggett and B. D. Ratner, “Fabrication of Sub-Micron Biomolecular Patterns by Near-Field Exposure of Plasma-Polymerized Tetraglyme Films”, Langmuir 2010, 26, 10203–10209. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la100362q
  9. A. J. Morse, S. Edmondson, D. Dupina, S. P. Armes, Z. Zhang, G. J. Leggett, R. L. Thompson and A. L. Lewis, “Biocompatible Polymer Brushes Grown from Model Quartz Fibres: Synthesis, Characterisation and in situ Determination of Frictional Coefficient”, Soft Matter 2010, 6, 1571-1579. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2010/SM/b921218c
  10. M. W. Sugden, T. H. Richardson and G. J. Leggett, “Sub-10 Ω Resistance Gold Films Prepared by Removal of Ligands from Thiol-Stabilized 6 nm Gold Nanoparticles”, Langmuir 2010, 26, 4331–4338.
  11. I. Barlow, S. Sun, G. J. Leggett and M. L. Turner, “Synthesis, monolayer formation, characterization and nanometer-scale photolithographic patterning of conjugated oligomers bearing terminal thioacetates”, Langmuir 2010, 26, 4449–4458. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la9035024

2009

  1. P. Burgos, Z. Zhang, R. Golestanian, G. J. Leggett and M. Geoghegan, “Directed single molecule diffusion triggered by surface energy gradients”, ACS Nano 2009, 3, 3235. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn900991r
  2. C. R. Hurley and G. J. Leggett, “A Quantitative Investigation of the Photodegradation of Polyethylene Terephthalate Film by Friction Force Microscopy, Contact Angle Goniometry and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2009, 1, 1688-1697. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/am900250q
  3. G. Tizazu, A. Adawi, D. G. Lidzey and G. J. Leggett, “Photopatterning, Etching and Derivatization of Self-Assembled Monolayers of Phosphonic Acids on Titania”, Langmuir 2009, 25, 10746-10753. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la901271c
  4. T. J. Whittle and G. J. Leggett, "Quantitative Measurement of the Kinetics of Reaction of Trifluoroacetic Anhydride with Self Assembled Monolayers of Mercaptoundecanol Using Friction Force Microscopy", Langmuir 2009, 25, 9182-9188. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la900741y
  5. J. R. Howse, R. A.L. Jones, G. Battaglia, R. E. Ducker, G. J. Leggettand A. J. Ryan, “Controlled Formation of Narrow Size Distribution Unilamellar Giant Polymer Vesicles”, Nature Mater. 2009, 8, 507-511. Vesicleshttp://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/v8/n6/abs/nmat2446.html
  6. G. J. Leggett, “Bionanofabrication by Near-Field Optical Methods”, NanoBiotechnology 2007, 3, 223-240.
  7. T. J. Whittle and G. J. Leggett, “Influence of Molecular Weight on Friction Force Microscopy of Polystyrene and Poly(methyl methacrylate) Films: Correlation Between Coefficient of Friction and Chain Entanglement”, Langmuir 2009, 25, 2217–2224. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la803407e
  8. S. A. Alang-Ahmad, L.-S. Wong, E. U. Haq, J. K. Hobbs, G. J. Leggettand J. Micklefield, “Micrometer- and Nanometer Scale Photopatterning using  2-Nitrophenylpropyloxycarbonyl (NPPOC) Protected Aminosiloxane Monolayers”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131 1513-1522. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja807612y
  9. YFPN. P. Reynolds, J. D. Tucker, P. A. Davison, J. Timney, C. N. Hunter and G. J. Leggett, “Site-specific immobilization and micrometer and nanometer scale photopatterning of yellow fluorescent protein on glass surfaces”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009,131, 896-897. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja8079252

2008

  1. J. W. Kingsley, S. K. Roy, A. M. Adawi, G. J. Leggett and D. G. Lidzey, “Optical nanolithography using a scanning near-field probe with an integrated light source”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2008, 93, 213103. http://apl.aip.org/resource/1/applab/v93/i21/p213103_s1?isAuthorized=no
  2. T. Griesser, J. Adams, J. Wappel, W. Kern, G. J. Leggett,and G. Trimmel, "Micrometer- and nanometer scale patterning using the photo-Fries rearrangement: towards selective execution of molecular transformations with nanoscale spatial resolution", Langmuir 2008, 24, 12420-12425. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la802382p
  3. R. E. Ducker, M. T. Montague and G. J. Leggett, "A Comparative Investigation of Methods for Protein Immobilization on Self-Assembled Monolayers using Glutaraldehyde, Carbodiimide and Anhydride Reagents, and their Application to Photopatterning at Micrometer and Nanometer Length Scales", Biointerphases 2008, 3, 59-65.
  4. P. Iqbal, S. Sun, M. D. Hanwell, D. Attwood, G. J. Leggett, J. A. Preece, T. H. Richardson, and D. Tunnicliffe, "Photochemical Fabrication of Three-Dimensional Micro- and Nano-structured Surfaces from a C60 Monoadduct", J. Mater. Chem. 2008, 18, 2016 - 2021. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2008/JM/b718888a

2007

  1. K. Critchley, R. Ducker, J. P. Bramble, L. Zhang, R. J. Bushby, G. J. Leggett and S. D. Evans, "Photo-deprotection Patterning of Self-Assembled Monolayers", J. Exp. Nanosci. 2007, 2, 279-290. http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/17458080701675780
  2. P. Burgos, M. Geoghegan and G. J. Leggett, "Generation of Molecular-scale Compositional Gradients in Self-Assembled Monolayers", Nano Lett. 2007, 7, 3747-3752. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl072180h
  3. S. Sun and G. J. Leggett, "Micrometer and Nanometer Scale Photopatterning of Self-assembled Monolayers of Phosphonic Acids on Aluminum Oxide", Nano Lett. 2007, 7, 3753-3758. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl072181%2B
  4. R. E. Ducker, S. J. Janusz, S. Sun and G. J. Leggett, "One-Step Photochemical Introduction of Nanopatterned Protein-Binding Functionalities to Oligo(Ethylene Glycol) Terminated Self-Assembled Monolayers", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 14842-14843. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja0749800
  5. N. P. Reynolds, S. J. Janusz, M. Escalante-Marun, J. Timney, R. E. Ducker, J. D. Olsen, C. Otto, V. Subramanian, G. J. Leggett and C. N. Hunter, "Directed Formation of Micro- and Nanoscale Patterns of Functional Light Harvesting LH2 Complexes", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 14625-14631. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja073658m
  6. M. T. Montague, R. E. Ducker, K. S. L. Chong, R. J. Manning, F. J. M. Rutten, M. C. Davies and G. J. Leggett, "Fabrication of Biomolecular Nanostructures by Scanning Near-Field Photolithography of Oligo(ethylene glycol) Terminated Self-Assembled Monolayers", Langmuir 2007, 23, 7328-7337. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la070196h
  7. J. Bowen, M. E. Pettitt, K. Kendall, G. J. Leggett, J. A. Preece, M. E. Callow and J. A. Callow, "The influence of Surface Lubricity on the Adhesion of Navicula Perminuta and Ulva Linza to Alkanethiol Self-assembled Monolayers", J. R. Soc. Interface 2007, 4, 473-477. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2373403/
  8. T. J. Colburn and G. J. Leggett, "Influence of Solvent Environment and Tip Chemistry on the Contact Mechanics of Tip-Sample Interactions in Friction Force Microscopy of Self Assembled Monolayers of Mercaptoundecanoic Acid and Dodecanethiol", Langmuir 2007, 23, 4959-4964. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la062259m

2006

  1. G. J. Leggett, "Scanning near-field photolithography-surface photochemistry with nanoscale spatial resolution", Chem. Soc. Rev. 2006, 35, 1150-1161. http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2006/CS/b606706a
  2. T. T. Foster, M. R. Alexander, G. J. Leggett and E. McAlpine, "Friction Force Microscopy of Alkylphosphonic Acid and Carboxylic Acids Adsorbed on the Native Oxide of Aluminum", Langmuir 2006, 22, 9254-9259. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la061082t
  3. C. R. Hurley and G. J. Leggett, "Influence of the Solvent Environment on the Contact Mechanics of Tip-Sample Interactions in Friction Force Microscopy of Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Films", Langmuir 2006, 22, 4179-4184. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la053176t
  4. S. Sun, P. Mendes, K. Critchley, S. Diegoli, M. Hanwell, S. D. Evans, G. J. Leggett, J. A Preece and T. A. Richardson, "Fabrication of Gold Micro- and Nanostructures by Photolithographic Exposure of Thiol-Stabilized Gold Nanoparticles", Nano Lett. 2006, 6, 345-349. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl052130h
  5. R. E. Ducker and G. J. Leggett, "A mild etch for the fabrication of three-dimensional nanostructures in gold", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 392-393. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja0555771
  6. S. Sun, M. Montague, K. Critchley, M.-S. Chen, W. J. Dressick, S. D. Evans and G. J. Leggett, "Fabrication of Biological Nanostructures by Scanning Near-field Photolithography of Chloromethylphenylsiloxane Monolayers", Nano Lett. 2006, 6, 29-33. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl051804l

2005

  1. N. J. Brewer, S. J. Janusz, K. Critchley, S. D. Evans and G. J. Leggett, "Photo-oxidation of Self-assembled Monolayers by Exposure to Light of Wavelength 254 nm: A Static SIMS Study", J. Phys. Chem. B 2005, 109, 11247-11256.
  2. S. Sun, K. S. L. Chong and G. J. Leggett, "Photopatterning of Self-assembled Monolayers at 244 nm and Applications to Micro- and Nano-lithography", Nanotechnology 2005, 16, 1798-1808.
  3. K. S. L. Chong, S. Sun and G. J. Leggett, "Measurement of the Kinetics of Photo-oxidation of Self-assembled Monolayers using Friction Force Microscopy", Langmuir 2005, 21, 3903-3909.
  4. F. Dinelli, G. J. Leggett and P. H. Shipway, "Nanowear of polystyrene surfaces: molecular entanglement and bundle formation", Nanotechnology 2005, 16, 675-682.
  5. G. J. Leggett, "Friction force microscopy: towards quantitative analysis of molecular organisation with nanometre spatial resolution", Phys. Chem.Chem. Phys. 2005, 7, 1107-1120.
  6. G. J. Leggett, "Biological Nanostructures: Platforms for Analytical Chemistry at the sub-Zeptomolar Level", invited article, Analyst, 2005, 130, 159-264.

Older papers

  1. S. Sun and G. J. Leggett, "Matching the resolution of Electron Beam Lithography using Scanning Near-field Photolithography", Nano Lett. 2004, 4, 1381-1384. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl049540a
  2. N. J. Brewer and G. J. Leggett, "Chemical Force Microscopy of Mixed Self-assembled Monolayers of Alkanethiols on Gold: Evidence for Phase Separation", Langmuir 2004, 20, 4109-4115.
  3. N. J. Brewer, T. T. Foster, G. J. Leggett, M. R. Alexander and E. MacAlpine, "Comparative Investigations of the Packing and Ambient Stability of Self-assembled Monolayers of Alkanethiols on Gold and Silver by Friction Force Microscopy", J. Phys. Chem. B. 2004, 108, 4723-4728.
  4. B. D. Beake, G. J. Leggett and P. H. Shipway, "Influence of mechanical properties on the nanowear of uniaxially oriented poly(ethylene terephthalate) film", Wear 2004, 256, 118.
  5. C. C. Dupont-Gillain, C. M. J. Fauroux, D. C. J. Gardner and G. J. Leggett, "Adsorption Kinetics of Albumin on Self-assembled Monolayers: AFM as a Tool to Probe Molecular Orientation and Deformation", J. Biomed. Mater. Res. 2003, 67, 548-558.
  6. G. J. Leggett, "Friction Force Microscopy of Self-assembled Monolayers: Probing Molecular Organisation at the Nanometre Scale", Anal. Chim. Acta 2003, 479, 17-38.
  7. B. D. Beake, G. J. Leggett and M. R. Alexander, "Characterisation of the Mechanical Properties of Plasma-polymerised Coatings by Nanoindentation and Nanotribology", J. Mater. Sci. 2002, 37, 4919-4928.
  8. S. Sun and G. J. Leggett, "Generation of Nanostructures by Scanning Near-field Photolithogrophy of Self-Assembled Monolayers and Wet Chemical Etching", Nano Lett. 2002, 2, 1223-1227.
  9. F. Dinelli, M. R. Alexander and G. J. Leggett, "Nanowear in Scanning Force Microscopy: Information on Deposits Formed In and Downstream of a Hexane Plasma", J. Appl. Phys. 2002, 91, 3841-3846.
  10. S. Sun, K.S. L. Chong and G. J. Leggett, "Scanning Near-field Optical Lithography of Self-assembled Monolayers", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 2414-2415.
  11. B. D. Beake and G. J. Leggett, "Nanoindentation and Nano-scratch testing of Uniaxially and Biaxially Drawn Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Film", Polymer 2002, 43, 319-327.
  12. C. A. Scotchford, C. Gilmore, E. Cooper, G. J. Leggett and S. Downes, "Human Osteoblast-like Cell Interactions with Alkylthiol Self-assembled Monolayers occurs via Differential Adsorption of Serum Proteins", J. Biomed. Mater. Res. 2002, 59, 84-99.
  13. B. D. Beake, N. J. Brewer and G. J. Leggett, "Scanning Force Microscopy of Polyester: Surface Structure and Adhesive Properties", Macromol. Symp. 2001, 167, 103-118.
  14. B. D. Beake, G. J. Leggett and P. H. Shipway, "Nanotribology of Biaxially Oriented Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Film", Polymer 2001, 42, 7025-7031.
  15. M. R. Alexander, G. Beamson, C. J. Blomfield, G. J. Leggett and T. M. Duc, "Interaction of Carboxylic Acids with the Oxyhydroxide Surface of Aluminium: Poly(acrylic Acid), Acetic Acid and Propionic Acid on Pseudoboehmite", J. Electron Spectrosc. Rel. Phenom. 2001, 121, 19-32.
  16. N. J. Brewer, R. E. Rawsterne, S. Kothari and G. J. Leggett, "Oxidation of Self-assembled Monolayers by UV Light with a Wavelength 254 nm", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 4089-4090.
  17. N. J. Brewer, B. D. Beake and G. J. Leggett, "Friction Force Microscopy of Self-Assembled Monolayers: Influence of Adsorbate Alkyl Chain Length, Terminal Group Chemistry and Scan Velocity", Langmuir 2001, 17, 1970-1974.
  18. B. D. Beake, G. J. Leggett and P. H. Shipway, "Tapping Mode and Phase Imaging of Biaxially Oriented Polyester Films", Surf. Interface Anal. 2001, 31, 39-45.
  19. B. D. Beake, G. J. Leggett and M. R. Alexander, "Scanning Force Microscopy of plasma polymerised hexane films", Polymer 2001, 42, 2647-2653.
  20. G. J. Leggett, B. D. Beake and N. J. Brewer, "Scanning Force Microscopy of Polyester: Surface Structure and Adhesive Properties", Polym. Prepr. 2000, 41, 1435-1436.
  21. B. D. Beake and G. J. Leggett, "Variation of Frictional Forces in Air with the Compositions of Heterogeneous Organic Surfaces", Langmuir 2000, 16, 735-739.
  22. B. D. Beake, J. S. G. Ling and G. J. Leggett, "Scanning Force Microscopy of Bulk-filled Uniaxially Oriented Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Films", Polymer 2000, 41, 2241-2248.
  23. E. Cooper, C. A. Scotchford, L. Parker, S. Downes, G. J. Leggett and T. L. Parker, "The effect of alkyl chain length and terminal group chemistry on the attachment and growth of murine 3T3 fibroblasts and primary human osteoblasts on self-assembled monolayers of alkanethiols on gold", J. Mater. Chem. 2000, 10, 133.
  24. B. D. Beake, G. J. Leggett and P. H. Shipway, "Frictional, Adhesive and Mechanical Properties of Polyester Films Probed by Scanning Force Microscopy", Surf. Interface Anal. 1999, 27, 1084-1091.
  25. D. B. Haddow, R. M. France, R. D. Short, S. MacNeil, R. A. Dawson, E. Cooper and G. J. Leggett, "Comparison of Proliferation and Growth of Human Keratinocytes on Plasma Co-polymers of Acrylic Acid/1,7-Octadiene and Self-assembled Monolayers", J. Biomed. Mater. Res. 1999, 47, 379-387.
  26. B. D. Beake and G. J. Leggett, "Friction and Adhesion of Mixed Self-assembled Monolayers studied by Chemical Force Microscopy", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 1999, 1, 3345-3350.
  27. B. D. Beake and G. J. Leggett, "Non-destructive Imaging of Delicate Polymer Surfaces using Scanning Force Microscopy Tips Modified with Hydrophobic Self-assembled Monolayers", Polymer 1999, 40, 5973-5976.
  28. D. A. Hutt and G. J. Leggett, "Electron Beam Degradation of Self-assembled Monolayers of Alkanethiols on Gold: a Static SIMS Study", J. Mater. Chem. 1999, 9, 923-928.
  29. E. Cooper and G. J. Leggett, "Influence of Tail-group Hydrogen Bonding on the Stabilities of Self-assembled Monolayers of Alkylthiols on Gold", Langmuir 1999, 15, 1024-1032.
  30. B. D. Beake, J. S. G. Ling and G. J. Leggett, "Correlation of Friction, Adhesion, Wettability and Surface Chemistry after Argon Plasma Treatment of Poly(ethylene terephthalate)", J. Mater. Chem. 1998, 8, 2845-2854.
  31. R. Daw, I. M. Brook, A. J. Devlin, R. D. Short, E. Cooper and G. J. Leggett, "A Comparative Study of Cell Attachment to Self-assembled Monolayers and Plasma Polymers", J. Mater. Chem. 1998, 8, 2583-2585.
  32. G. J. Leggett and B. D. Beake, "Development of Surface Morphology, Local Friction and Adhesion in Plasma-treated Poly(ethylene terephthalate) films", Polym. Prep. 1998, 39, 1228.
  33. J. S. G. Ling and G. J. Leggett, "Scanning Force Microscopy of Polyester Films: Contact versus Non-contact Imaging and Tip-induced Wear Experiments", Polymer 1998, 39, 5913-5921.
  34. E. Cooper and G. J. Leggett, "Static SIMS Studies of Self-assembled Monolayers: the Influence of Adsorbate Chain Length and Terminal Functional Group on Rates of Photo- Oxidation of Alkylthiols on Gold", Langmuir 1998, 14, 4795-4801.
  35. B. D. Beake, J. S. G. Ling and G. J. Leggett, "A Scanning Force Microscopy Investigation of Morphological Changes on Argon Plasma Treatment of Poly(ethylene terephthalate)", J. Mater. Chem. 1998, 8, 1735-1742.
  36. C. A. Scotchford, E. Cooper, S. Downes and G. J. Leggett, "Growth of Human Osteoblast-like Cells on Alkanethiol on Gold Self-assembled Monolayers: The Effect of Surface Chemistry", J. Biomed. Mat. Res. 1998, 41, 431-442.
  37. D. A. Hutt, E. Cooper and G. J. Leggett, "SEXAFS Studies of Self-assembled Monolayers of Alkylthiols on Ag(111)", Surf. Sci. 1998, 397,154.
  38. D. A. Hutt, E. Cooper and G. J. Leggett, "Structure and Mechanism of Photo-oxidation of Self-assembled Monolayers of Alkylthiols on Silver studied by XPS and Static SIMS", J. Phys. Chem. B 1998, 102, 174-185.
  39. G. J. Leggett, "Scanning Probe Microscopy", in: J. C. Vickerman (ed): "Surface Analysis Techniques and their Applications", John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, 1997, pp 393-449.
  40. D. A. Hutt and G. J. Leggett, "Desorption of Butanethiol from Au(111) during Storage in Ultrahigh Vacuum: Effects on Surface Coverage and Stability toward Displacement by Solution-phase Thiols", Langmuir, 1997, 13, 3055-3058.
  41. D. A. Hutt and G. J. Leggett, "Functionalisation of Alcohol and Carboxylic Acid Terminated Self-assembled Monolayers", Langmuir 1997, 13, 2740-2748.
  42. J. S. G. Ling and G. J. Leggett, "Contact versus Non-contact Mode in the Scanning Force Microscopy of Plasma-treated Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Films", Polym. Prepr. 1997, 38, 1061-1062.
  43. E. Cooper, R. Wiggs, D. A. Hutt, L. Parker, G. J. Leggett and T. L. Parker, "Rates of Attachment of Fibroblasts to Self-assembled Monolayers formed by the Adsorption of Alkylthiols onto Gold Surfaces", J. Mater. Chem. 1997, 7, 435-441.
  44. J. S. G. Ling and G. J. Leggett, "Scanning Force Microscopy of Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Surfaces: Comparison of SEM with SFM Topographical, Lateral Force and Force Modulation Data", Polymer 1997, 38, 2617-2625.
  45. G. J. Leggett, "Mechanisms for Ion Formation and Models for Spectral Interpretation in Static SIMS", Wiley Static SIMS Library, Wiley, Chichester, 1996.
  46. D. Hutt, E. Cooper, L. Parker, G. J. Leggett and T. L. Parker, "Fabrication of Cellular 'wires' on Micropatterned Monolayers of Short-chain Alkylthiols on Gold", Langmuir 1996, 12, 5494-5497.
  47. D. A. Hutt and G. J. Leggett, "Dependence of Rates of Photo-oxidation of Self-assembled Monolayers on Adsorbate Alkyl Chain Length", J. Phys. Chem. 1996, 100, 6657.
  48. G. J. Leggett and J. C. Vickerman, "Sample Charging during Static SIMS Studies of Polymers", Appl. Surf. Sci.1995, 84, 253-266.

 

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