Nicholas D Spencer

Summary

Affiliation: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Tribology
    Nicholas D Spencer
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, ETH Zurich, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Faraday Discuss 156:435-8. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Adsorption and lubricating properties of poly(l-lysine)-graft-poly(ethylene glycol) on human-hair surfaces
    Seunghwan Lee
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 1:1938-45. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Exploring lubrication regimes at the nanoscale: nanotribological characterization of silica and polymer brushes in viscous solvents
    Prathima C Nalam
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Langmuir 29:10149-58. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Response of osteoclasts to titanium surfaces with increasing surface roughness: an in vitro study
    Jenny Brinkmann
    Cells and BioMaterials, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, 8093, Zurich, Switzerland
    Biointerphases 7:34. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Template-stripped, ultraflat gold surfaces with coplanar, embedded titanium micropatterns
    Nagaiyanallur V Venkataraman
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Langmuir 29:9935-43. 2013
  6. doi request reprint The role of plasma proteins in cell adhesion to PEG surface-density-gradient-modified titanium oxide
    Jia Pei
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Biomaterials 32:8968-78. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Load-induced transitions in the lubricity of adsorbed poly(L-lysine)-g-dextran as a function of polysaccharide chain density
    Kenneth J Rosenberg
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 3:3020-5. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Protein and nanoparticle adsorption on orthogonal, charge-density-versus-net-charge surface-chemical gradients
    Eva Beurer
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Str 10, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Langmuir 28:3159-66. 2012
  9. pmc Sugars communicate through water: oriented glycans induce water structuring
    Rosa M Espinosa-Marzal
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Biophys J 104:2686-94. 2013
  10. doi request reprint PEG-stabilized core-shell nanoparticles: impact of linear versus dendritic polymer shell architecture on colloidal properties and the reversibility of temperature-induced aggregation
    Torben Gillich
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    ACS Nano 7:316-29. 2013

Collaborators

  • Rowena Crockett
  • Heike Hall
  • Lucio Isa
  • Nuno M Neves
  • Rakesh Kumar
  • Yoko Yamakoshi
  • Atsushi Maruyama
  • Sophie Mieszkin
  • Jenny Brinkmann
  • Nagaiyanallur V Venkataraman
  • Seunghwan Lee
  • Antonella Rossi
  • Stefan Zurcher
  • Olof Sterner
  • Rosa M Espinosa-Marzal
  • Tolga Goren
  • Eva Beurer
  • Vikrant V Naik
  • Shivaprakash N Ramakrishna
  • Prathima C Nalam
  • Christian Zink
  • Jia Pei
  • Marcella Roba
  • Ana B Faia-Torres
  • Venkataraman V Nagaiyanallur
  • Marcus Textor
  • Clément V M Cremmel
  • Samuele Tosatti
  • Ulrich K Krieger
  • Torben Gillich
  • Nicolas Fernandez
  • Maura Crobu
  • Kenneth J Rosenberg
  • Thomas Hefti
  • Mathias Rodenstein
  • Raphael Heeb
  • Scott S Perry
  • Chiara Perrino
  • Rebecca P Huber
  • Stefanie Guimond-Lischer
  • Roman Städler
  • Martha Liley
  • Rui L Reis
  • Katharina Maniura-Weber
  • Deepak Kumar
  • Marta Giazzon
  • Markus Rottmar
  • Mirren Charnley
  • David Rinaldi
  • Hans J Herrmann
  • Dirk Kadau
  • Canet Acikgoz
  • William A Lanford
  • Thomas Peter
  • Maurus Hess
  • Hélène Lombois-Burger
  • A Dieter Schlüter
  • Ângela Serrano
  • Frieder B Reusch
  • Juliette Cayer-Barrioz
  • Roman Mani
  • Giacomo Fontani
  • Maureen E Callow
  • Martin Mosquet
  • James A Callow
  • Marianne Sommer
  • Filippo Mangolini
  • Don M Brunette
  • Falko Schlottig
  • Roman Engeli
  • Samuele G P Tosatti
  • Martina Frischherz
  • Florian Bachmann
  • Gustavo S Luengo
  • Antoine Dorcier
  • Xiaoping Yan
  • Marco Naka
  • Emanuel Gautier
  • F T Limpoco
  • Sung Won Choi

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint Tribology
    Nicholas D Spencer
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, ETH Zurich, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Faraday Discuss 156:435-8. 2012
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Adsorption and lubricating properties of poly(l-lysine)-graft-poly(ethylene glycol) on human-hair surfaces
    Seunghwan Lee
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 1:1938-45. 2009
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Exploring lubrication regimes at the nanoscale: nanotribological characterization of silica and polymer brushes in viscous solvents
    Prathima C Nalam
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Langmuir 29:10149-58. 2013
    ..The correlation between the structural configuration and the corresponding frictional properties of the polymer brushes upon changing solvent quality is discussed...
  4. doi request reprint Response of osteoclasts to titanium surfaces with increasing surface roughness: an in vitro study
    Jenny Brinkmann
    Cells and BioMaterials, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, 8093, Zurich, Switzerland
    Biointerphases 7:34. 2012
    ..These results offer some insight into the involvement of osteoclasts in remodeling processes around implant surfaces...
  5. doi request reprint Template-stripped, ultraflat gold surfaces with coplanar, embedded titanium micropatterns
    Nagaiyanallur V Venkataraman
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Langmuir 29:9935-43. 2013
    ..Thus, a surface has been fabricated that is physically homogeneous down to the nanoscale incorporating chemically distinct micropatterns consisting of two different metals, with totally contrasting surface chemistries. ..
  6. doi request reprint The role of plasma proteins in cell adhesion to PEG surface-density-gradient-modified titanium oxide
    Jia Pei
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Biomaterials 32:8968-78. 2011
    ..Correspondingly the influence of these factors on cell adhesion could be directly observed, and insights gained into the roles of both nonspecific binding and specific integrin binding in cell adhesion...
  7. doi request reprint Load-induced transitions in the lubricity of adsorbed poly(L-lysine)-g-dextran as a function of polysaccharide chain density
    Kenneth J Rosenberg
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 3:3020-5. 2011
    ..While in the low-load (and low-friction) regime, increased chain density leads to lower friction, in the high-load (high-friction) regime, increased chain density was found to lead to higher friction...
  8. doi request reprint Protein and nanoparticle adsorption on orthogonal, charge-density-versus-net-charge surface-chemical gradients
    Eva Beurer
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Str 10, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Langmuir 28:3159-66. 2012
    ..Despite literature reports to the contrary, no area was found that was completely resistant to protein adsorption...
  9. pmc Sugars communicate through water: oriented glycans induce water structuring
    Rosa M Espinosa-Marzal
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Biophys J 104:2686-94. 2013
    ....
  10. doi request reprint PEG-stabilized core-shell nanoparticles: impact of linear versus dendritic polymer shell architecture on colloidal properties and the reversibility of temperature-induced aggregation
    Torben Gillich
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    ACS Nano 7:316-29. 2013
    ....
  11. doi request reprint A comparison of osteoclast resorption pits on bone with titanium and zirconia surfaces
    Thomas Hefti
    Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, Zurich, Switzerland
    Biomaterials 31:7321-31. 2010
    ..The results of this study may provide some insight into structural requirements for the bone-remodeling cycle and help to improve the design of new implant surfaces for osseointegration applications...
  12. doi request reprint Orthogonal nanometer-micrometer roughness gradients probe morphological influences on cell behavior
    Christian Zink
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Biomaterials 33:8055-61. 2012
    ..It was shown that high roughness in the micrometer range, combined with an intermediate nanofeature density (30-40 features/μm2), leads to the highest degree of osteopontin production after 14 days...
  13. doi request reprint Delineating fibronectin bioadhesive micropatterns by photochemical immobilization of polystyrene and poly(vinylpyrrolidone)
    Olof Sterner
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Vladimir Prelog Weg 5, CH 8093, Zurich, Switzerland
    ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 6:18683-92. 2014
    ..Due to the versatility of the nitrene-insertion reaction, the platform could be extended to other polymer pairs or proteins and the surface chemistry adapted to specific applications. ..
  14. doi request reprint Photochemically prepared, two-component polymer-concentration gradients
    Olof Sterner
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Str 10, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Langmuir 29:13031-41. 2013
    ..It has been shown that a two-component polymer-density gradient can provide a high-throughput platform for determining critical surface properties of polymer blend materials. ..
  15. doi request reprint Patterning gradients
    Nagaiyanallur V Venkataraman
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Methods Cell Biol 119:91-121. 2014
    ..A number of simple, reliable techniques for both chemical- and morphological-gradient fabrication have been developed in our laboratories and are described in detail in the following. ..
  16. doi request reprint Adhesion and friction properties of polymer brushes on rough surfaces: a gradient approach
    Shivaprakash N Ramakrishna
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Langmuir 29:15251-9. 2013
    ....
  17. doi request reprint The adsorption and lubrication behavior of synovial fluid proteins and glycoproteins on the bearing-surface materials of hip replacements
    Marcella Roba
    Department of Materials, Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Biomaterials 30:2072-8. 2009
    ..The amount of glycoprotein adsorbed on hydrophobic surfaces was determined by means of optical waveguide lightmode spectroscopy (OWLS), allowing conclusions to be drawn about the conformation of the glycan residues following adsorption...
  18. doi request reprint Tailoring SU-8 surfaces: covalent attachment of polymers by means of nitrene insertion
    Venkataraman V Nagaiyanallur
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Langmuir 30:10107-11. 2014
    ..The grafted polymers were characterized by means of X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and their charge characteristics were confirmed via charged-particle adsorption. ..
  19. doi request reprint Differential regulation of osteogenic differentiation of stem cells on surface roughness gradients
    Ana B Faia-Torres
    3B s Research Group Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics, Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Minho, Headquarters of the European Institute of Excellence on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Avepark, Zona Industrial da Gandra, S Cláudio do Barco, Caldas das Taipas, 4806 909 Guimarães, Portugal ICVS 3Bs PT Government Associated Laboratory, Braga Guimarães, Portugal Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Biomaterials 35:9023-32. 2014
    ..The stem-cell modulation by specific PCL roughness surfaces highlights the potential for creating effective solutions for orthopedic applications featuring a clinically relevant biodegradable material. ..
  20. doi request reprint Versatile method for AFM-tip functionalization with biomolecules: fishing a ligand by means of an in situ click reaction
    Rakesh Kumar
    Laboratorium fur Organische Chemie, ETH Zurich, Vladimir Prelog Weg 3, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Nanoscale 7:6599-606. 2015
    ..A click reaction between tripod-acetylene and an azide-linker-ligand molecule was successfully carried out on the AFM tip surface and used for the CFS study of ligand-receptor interactions. ..
  21. doi request reprint A biomimetic alternative to poly(ethylene glycol) as an antifouling coating: resistance to nonspecific protein adsorption of poly(L-lysine)-graft-dextran
    Chiara Perrino
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, Zurich, Switzerland
    Langmuir 24:8850-6. 2008
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Influence of salt on the aqueous lubrication properties of end-grafted, ethylene glycol-based self-assembled monolayers
    Raphael Heeb
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 1:1105-12. 2009
    ..This behavior was observed to be closely associated with the more collapsed conformation of surface-grafted poly(ethylene glycol) polymer chains in concentrated salt solutions, as confirmed by quartz-crystal microbalance measurements...
  23. doi request reprint Fabricating chemical gradients on oxide surfaces by means of fluorinated, catechol-based, self-assembled monolayers
    Mathias Rodenstein
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Langmuir 26:16211-20. 2010
    ..Contact angles were found to be in the range of 30°-95°, correlating well with the determined surface chemical composition and adlayer thickness...
  24. ncbi request reprint Influence of solutes on hydration and lubricity of dextran brushes
    Tolga Goren
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, ETH Zurich Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10 CH 8093, Zurich, Switzerland
    Chimia (Aarau) 66:192-5. 2012
    ..Both solutes are shown to have a minimal effect on the hydration of the brush while significantly reducing the brush lubricity, indicating that inter-chain hydrogen bonding supports the load-bearing capacity of polysaccharide brushes...
  25. doi request reprint Materials science. Sweet, hairy, soft, and slippery
    Seunghwan Lee
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Science 319:575-6. 2008
  26. ncbi request reprint Microscopic mechanism for shear thickening of non-Brownian suspensions
    Nicolas Fernandez
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Phys Rev Lett 111:108301. 2013
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Effect of Leaving Group on the Structures of Alkylsilane SAMs
    Vikrant V Naik
    Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Vladimir Prelog Weg 5, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Langmuir 30:14824-31. 2014
    ..SAMs of ethoxysilanes, on the other hand, look like stacks of fallen trees, while the molecules of the ultrathin methoxysilane SAMs are lying nearly parallel to the surface, resembling creepers. ..
  28. ncbi request reprint Ion depletion near a solution surface: is image-charge repulsion sufficient?
    Ulrich K Krieger
    Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zurich, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Phys Rev Lett 111:266102. 2013
    ..This contrasts with the behavior of salts in aqueous and highly polar organic solutions. ..
  29. ncbi request reprint Tribological Properties of Poly(l-lysine)-graft-poly(ethylene glycol) Films: Influence of Polymer Architecture and Adsorbed Conformation
    Scott S Perry
    Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, Seagate Technology, 1251 Waterfront Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222, and Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Honggerberg, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 1:1224-30. 2009
    ..The characteristics of the polymer deposition time and the influence of the lysine/PEG grafting ratio are rationalized in terms of spatial packing density considerations...
  30. ncbi request reprint Chain-length-identification strategy in zinc polyphosphate glasses by means of XPS and ToF-SIMS
    Maura Crobu
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Anal Bioanal Chem 403:1415-32. 2012
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Orthogonal, three-component, alkanethiol-based surface-chemical gradients on gold
    Eva Beurer
    Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang Pauli Strasse 10, CH 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
    Langmuir 26:8392-9. 2010
    ..The homogeneity and the ordering of the self-assembled monolayer were investigated by dynamic water contact angle measurements and polarization-modulation infrared reflection-absorption spectroscopy...