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Lubricated friction around nano-defects,C. Cafolla, W. Foster and K. VoïtchovskyScience Advances 6, eaaz3673 (2020)

Coating and Stabilization of Liposomes by Clathrin-Inspired DNA Self-Assembly,K. N. Baumann, L. Piantanida, J. García-Nafría, D. Sobota, K. Voïtchovsky, T. P.J. Knowles and S. Hernández-AinsaACS Nano 14, 2316-2323 (2020)

Nanoscale Mapping of the Directional Flow Patterns at Liquid-Solid Interfaces,L. Piantanida, A. F. Payam, J. Zhong and K. VoïtchovskyPhysical Review Applied 13, 064003 (2020)

Self-assembly of small molecules at hydrophobic interfaces using group effect,W. Foster, K. Miyazawa, T. Fukuma, H. Kusumaatmaja and K. VoïtchovskyNanoscale 12, 5452-5463 (2020)

Impact of water on the lubricating properties of hexadecane at the nanoscale,C. Cafolla and K. VoïtchovskyNanoscale 12, 14504-14513 (2020)

Co-transcriptional folding of a bio-orthogonal fluorescent scaffolded RNA origami,E. Torelli, J. Kozyra, B. Shirt-Ediss, L. Piantanida, K. Voïtchovsky, and N. KrasnogorACS Synthetic Biology 9, 1682-1692 (2020)

The Effect of Ageing on the Structure and Properties of Model Liquid Infused Surfaces,S. J. Goodband, S. Armonstrong, H. Kusumaatmaja and K. VoïtchovskyLangmuir 36, 3461-3470 (2020)


Long-lived ionic nano-domains can modulate the stiffness of soft interfaces,W. Trewby, J. Faraudo and K. VoïtchovskyNanoscale 11, 4376 (2019)


In-situ molecular-level observation of methanol catalysis at the water-graphite interface,W. Foster, J. Aguilar, H. Kusumaatmaja and K. Voïtchovsky, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 10, 34265 (2018)

A non-destructive method to calibrate the torsional spring constant of atomic force microscope cantilevers in viscous environments,C. Cafolla, A. F. Payan and K. Voïtchovsky, Journal of Applied Physics 124, 154502 (2018)

Substrate-led cholesterol extraction from supported lipid membranes,E. Miller, K. Voïtchovsky and M. StaykovaNanoscale 10, 16332 (2018)

Impact of Electric Fields on the Nanoscale Behavior of Lipid Monolayers at the Surface of Graphite in Solution,H. Bi, X. Wang, X. Han and K. Voïtchovsky, Langmuir 32, 9561 (2018)

Lubricating properties of single metal ions at interfaces,C. Cafolla and K. Voïtchovsky, Nanoscale 8, 17472 (2018)

Determining the spring constant of arbitrarily shaped cantilevers in viscous environments,A. F. Payam, W. Trewby, and K. Voïtchovsky,Applied Physics Letters 112, 083101 (2018)

Isothermal folding of a light-up bio-orthogonal RNA origami nanoribbon,E. Torelli, J. W. Kozyra, J.-Y. Gu, U. Stimming, L. Piantanida, K. Voïtchovsky and N. KrasnogorScientific Reports 8, 6989 (2018)


Direct observation of the dynamics of single metal ions at the interface with solids in aqueous solutions,M. Ricci, W. Trewby, C. Cafolla and K. Voïtchovsky,Scientific Reports 7, 43234 (2017)

Sub-nanometre mapping of the aquaporin-water interface with multifrequency atomic force microscopy,M. Ricci, R. A. Quinlan and K. Voïtchovsky, Soft Matter 13, 187 (2017)

Ions Modulate Stress-Induced Nanotexture in Supported Fluid Lipid Bilayers,L. Piantanida, HL Bolt, N Rozatian, SL Cobb and K. Voïtchovsky,Biophysical Journal 113, 426-439 (2017)

Simultaneous viscosity and density measurement of small volumes of liquids using a vibrating microcantilever,A. F. Payam, W. Trewby, and K. Voïtchovsky, Analyst 142, 1492-1498 (2017)


Thermally-nucleated self-assembly of water and alcohol into stable structures at hydrophobic interfaces,K. Voïtchovsky, D. Giofrè, J. J. Segura, F. Stellacci and M. CeriottiNature Communications 7, 13064 (2016)

Effect of temperature on the viscoelastic properties of nano-confined liquid mixtures,K. Voïtchovsky, Nanoscale 8, 17472 (2016)

Sub-nanometer resolution imaging with amplitude-modulation atomic force microscopy in liquid,E. J. Miller, W. Trewby, A. Farokh Payam, L. Piantanida, C. Cafolla, and K. Voïtchovsky,Journal of Visualized Experiments 118, e54924 (2016)

Molecular Resolution in situ Imaging of Spontaneous Graphene Exfoliation,A. Elbourne, B. McLean, K. Voïtchovsky, G. G. Warr, and R. Atkin,The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 7, 3118 (2016)

Swelling Behavior and Nanomechanical Properties of (Peptide-Modified) Poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) and Poly(poly(ethylene glycol) methacrylate) Brushes,S. Desseaux, J. P. Hinestrosa, N. Schüwer, B. Lokitz, J. F. Anker, S. M. Kilbey II, K. Voïtchovsky, and H. A. Klok,Macromolecules 49, 4609 (2016)

Buffering agents modify the hydration landscape at charged interfaces,W. Trewby, D. Livesey and K. Voïtchovsky,Soft Matter 12, 2642 (2016)

Visualising the molecular alteration of the calcite (104) – water interface by sodium nitrate,S. Hofmann, K. Voïtchovsky, P. Spijker, M. Schmidt and T. Stumpf,Scientific Reports 6, 21576 (2016)


Growth and Dissolution of Calcite in the Presence of Adsorbed Stearic Acid,M. Ricci, J. J. Segura, B. W. Erickson, G. Fantner, F. Stellacci and K. Voïtchovsky,Langmuir, 31, 7563-7571 (2015)

Near surface properties of mixtures of propylammonium nitrate with n-alkanols 1. Nanostructure,A. Elbourne, S. Cronshaw, K. Voïtchovsky, G. G. Warr and R. Atkin,Physical Chemistry & Chemical Physics, 17, 26621-26628 (2015)

Nanostructure of the ionic liquid-graphite Stern layer,A. Elbourne, S. McDonald, K. Voïtchovsky, F. Endres, G. G. Warr and R. Atkin,ACS Nano, 9, 7608-7620 (2015)

In situ mapping of the molecular arrangement of amphiphilic dye molecules at the TiO2 surface of dye-sensitized solar cells,K. Voïtchovsky, N. Ashari-Astani, I. Tavernelli, N. Tétreault, U. Rothlisberger, F. Stellacci, M. Grätzel and H. A. HarmsACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 7, 10834-10842 (2015)

High-resolution AFM in liquid: what about the tip?,K. Voïtchovsky,Nanotechnology 26, 100501 (2015)

Ion structure controls ionic liquid near-surface and interfacial nanostructure,A. Elbourne, K. Voïtchovsky, G. G. Warr and R. Atkin,Chemical Science 6, 527-536 (2015)


Water-induced correlation between single ions imaged at the solid–liquid interface,M. Ricci, P. Spijker, and K. Voïtchovsky,Nature Communications 5, 4400 (2014)

Lipid tail protrusions mediate the insertion of nanoparticles into model cell membranes,R. C. Van Lehn, M. Ricci, P. H. J. Silva, P. Andreozzi, J. Reguera, K. Voïtchovsky, F. Stellacci and A. Alexander-Katz,Nature Communcations 5, 4482 (2014)

3-Dimensional atomic scale structure of the ionic liquid–graphite interface elucidated by AM-AFM and quantum chemical simulations,A. J. Page, A. Elbourne, R. Stefanovic, M. A. Addicoat, G. G. Warr, K. Voïtchovsky, and R. Atkin,Nanoscale 6, 8100-8106 (2014)

Trace concentration–Huge impact: Nitrate in the calcite/Eu (III) system,S. Hofmann, K. Voïtchovsky, M. Schmidt and T. Stumpf,Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 125, 528-538 (2014)


The interplay between apparent viscosity and wettability in nanoconfined water,D. Ortiz-Young, H. Chih Chiu, S. Kim, K. Voïtchovsky, and E. Riedo,Nature Communications 4, 2482 (2013)

Anharmonicity, solvation forces, and resolution in atomic force microscopy at the solid-liquid interface,K. Voïtchovsky,Physical Review E 88, 022407 (2013)

Older publications (before joining Durham University)