Detlef-M. Smilgies

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Helium Atom Scattering

(MPI für Strömungsforschung, Göttingen, Germany)

D.-M. Smilgies and J. P. Toennies,"Resolution and intensity considerations of an ideal He atom time-of-flight spectrometer for measurements of surface phonon dispersion curves", Rev. Sci. Instr. 59, 2185 (1988).

E. Hulpke and D.-M. Smilgies, "Evidence for a soft-phonon mechanism in the reconstruction of the Mo(001) surface", Phys. Rev. B40, 1138 (1989).

E. Hulpke, M. Hüppauff, and D.-M. Smilgies, "Stability of the bcc(001) surfaces: A comparison between Mo(001) and Nb(001)", in : S. Hunklinger, W. Ludwig, and G. Weiss eds., "Phonons '89" (World Scientific, Singapore, 1990), pp. 940-942.

E. Hulpke and D.-M. Smilgies, "Avoided crossing of surface phonon modes on the clean Mo(001) surface", Phys. Rev. B42, 9203 (1990).

E. Hulpke and D.-M. Smilgies, "Structure of the low-temperature phase of molybdenum (001) investigated by helium-atom scattering", Phys. Rev. B43, 1260 (1991).

E. Hulpke, M. Hüppauff, D.-M. Smilgies, A. D. Kulkarni and F. W. de Wette, "Lattice dynamics of the niobium (001) surface", Phys. Rev. B45, 1820 (1992).

( Department of Chemistry, Rutgers University)

L. V. Goncharova, J. Braun, A.V. Ermakov, G. G. Bishop, D.-M. Smilgies, and B. J. Hinch, "Cu(001) to HD energy transfer and translational to rotational energy conversion on surface scattering", J. Chem. Phys. 115, 7713 (2001).


Grazing-Incidence X-ray Diffraction

(AT&T Bell Laboratories / Brookhaven National Laboratory)

I. K. Robinson, D.-M. Smilgies, and P. J. Eng, "Cluster Formation in the Adsorbate-Induced Reconstruction of the O/Mo(001) Surface", J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 4, 5845 (1992).

D.-M. Smilgies, P. J. Eng, and I. K. Robinson, "Triple Chain Model of the Reconstructed Mo(001) Surface", Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 1291 (1993).

D.-M. Smilgies, I. K. Robinson, N. Onda, and H. von Känel, "Investigation of MBE-grown Iron Silicide Films", NSLS Annual Report 1991; K. L. Whiteaker, I. K. Robinson, C. Benson, D.-M. Smilgies, N. Onda, and H. von Känel, “Disordered structure.of cubic iron silicide films on Si(111)”, Phys. Rev. B51, 9715 (1995).


(Risø National Laboratory, Denmark)

(experiments at HASYLAB, Germany and ESRF, France)

- perovskites

Q.D Jiang, D.-M. Smilgies, R. Feidenhans’l, M. Cardona, and J. Zegenhagen: “In situ preparation of atomically flat SiTiO3(001) surfaces for high Tc thin film epitaxy”, Inst. Phys. Conf. Ser. No 148, p. 939 (IOP Publishing, 1995).

Q.D Jiang, D.-M. Smilgies, R. Feidenhans’l, M. Cardona, and J. Zegenhagen: “Surface morphology and in-plane epitaxy of SmBa2Cu3O7-x films on SrTiO3(001) substrates studied by STM and grazing incidence x-ray diffraction”, Solid State Comm. 98, 157 (1996).

A. Kazimirov, J. Zegenhagen, I. Denk, J. Maier, D.-M. Smilgies, and R. Feidenhans’l: “X-ray characterization of a SrTiO3 bi-crystal interface”, Surf. Sci. 352-354, 875 (1996).

R. Feidenhans’l, A. Kazimirov, D.-M. Smilgies, Q. D. Jiang, and J. Zegenhagen: “X-ray scattering investigation of a SrTiO3(103) bicrystal interface”, Phil. Mag. Lett. 78, 51(1998).

- nanostructures

M. Nielsen, D.-M. Smilgies, R. Feidenhans’l, E. Landemark, G. Falkenberg, L. Lottermoser, L. Seehofer, R.L. Johnson: “Hut clusters on Ge(001) surfaces studied by STM and synchrotron x-ray diffraction”, Surf. Sci. 352-254, 430 (1996).

A.J. Steinford, P.M.L.O. Scholte, A. Ettema, F. Tuinstra, M. Nielsen, E. Landemark, D.-M. Smilgies, and R. Feidenhans’l: “Strain in nanoscale Ge hut clusters on Si(001) studied by x-ray diffraction”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 2009 (1996).

J. Zegenhagen, A. Kazimirov, G. Scherb, D. M. Kolb, D.-M. Smilgies, R. Feidenhans’l: “X-ray diffraction study of a semiconductor/electrolyte interface: n-GaAs(001)/H2SO4(:Cu)”, Surf. Sci. 352-354, 346 (1996). (reprint)

D.-M. Smilgies, R. Feidenhans’l, G. Scherb, D.M. Kolb, A. Kazimirov, and J. Zegenhagen: “Formation of tilted clusters in the electrochemical deposition of copper on n-GaAs(001)”, Surf. Sci. 367, 40 (1996). (reprint)

- in-situ crystal growth

D. Gidalevitz, R. Feidenhans’l, D.-M. Smilgies, and L. Leiserowitz: “X-ray scattering from surfaces of organic crystals”, Surface Review and Letters 4, 721-732 (1997). 

D. Gidalevitz, R. Feidenhans’l, S. Matlis, D.-M. Smilgies, M. J. Christensen, and Leslie Leiserowitz: “Monitoring in-situ growth and dissolution of molecular crystals. Towards a determination of the growth units.”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 36, 955 (1997); German version: Angew. Chem. 109, 991 (1997).

- surface dynamics

D.-M. Smilgies, P.J. Eng, E. Landemark, and M. Nielsen: “Transition between dynamic regimes in the sputter ablation of Ge(001)”, Europhys. Lett. 38, 447 (1997).

D.-M. Smilgies, P.J. Eng, E. Landemark, and M. Nielsen: “Sputtering of Ge(001): transition between dynamic scaling regimes”, Surf. Sci. 377-379, 1038 (1997).

- surface structure

L. Lottermoser, T, Buslaps, R.L. Johnson, L. Gavioli, C. Mariani, R. Feidenhans’l, M. Nielsen, D.-M. Smilgies, E. Landemark, and H.L. Meyerheim: “Bismuth on copper(110): analysis of the c(2x2)and p(4x1) structures by surface x-ray diffraction”, Surf. Sci. 373, 11 (1997).

L. Lottermoser, E. Landemark, D.-M. Smilgies, M. Nielsen, R. Feidenhans’l, G. Falkenberg, R.L. Johnson, M. Gierer, A.P. Seitsonen, H. Kleine, H. Bludau, H. Over, S.K. Kim, and F. Jona: “New Bonding Configuration on Si(111) and Ge(111) Surfaces Induced by the Adsorption of Alkali Metals”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 3980 (1998).

T. van Gennerem, L. Lottermoser, G. Falkenberg, L. Seehofer, R. L. Johnson, L. Gavioli, C. Mariani, R. Feidenhans’l, E. Landemark, D.-M. Smilgies, and M. Nielsen: “Bismuth-induced restructuring of the GaSb(110) surface”,. Phys. Rev. B 57, 3749 (1998).

L. Lottermoser, T. van Gemmeren, O. Bunk, R. L. Johnson, E. Landemark, D. Smilgies, M. Nielsen, R. Feidenhans’l: “Bismuth on GaSb(110): Structural determination of the 1x1 and  1x2 phases by surface X-ray diffraction”, Surface Review and Letters 5, 1043 (1998).

C. Kumpf, L. D. Marks, D. Ellis, D. Smilgies, E. Landemark, M. Nielsen, R. Feidenhans'l, J. Zegenhagen, O. Bunk, J. H. Zeysing, Y. Su, and R.L. Johnson: "Subsurface dimerization in III-V semiconductor (001) surfaces", Physical Review Letters 86, 3586 (2001).

C. Kumpf, D. Smilgies, E. Landemark, M. Nielsen, R. Feidenhans’l, O. Bunk, J.H. Zeysing, Y. Su, R. L. Johnson, L. Cao, J. Zegenhagen, B.O. Fimland, L.D. Marks, D. Ellis: "Structure of metal-rich (001) surfaces of III-V compound semiconductors", Physical Review B 64, 075307 (2001).


Synchrotron X-ray Scattering

(European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France)

Troika I experiments

- coherent scattering

I. K. Robinson, J. L. Libbert, I. A. Vartanyants, J. A. Pitney, D.-M. Smilgies, D. L. Abernathy, and G. Grubel: "Coherent X-ray Diffraction Imaging of Silicon Oxide Growth", Phys. Rev. B. 60, 9965 (1999).

- in-situ crystal growth

S. A. de Vries, P. Goedtkindt, S. L. Bennett, W. J. Huisman, M. J. Zwanenburg, D.-M. Smilgies, J. J. de Yoreo, W. J. P. van Enckevort, P. Bennema, and E. Vlieg: "Surface Atomic Structure of KDP Crystals in Aqueous Solution: An Explanation of the Growth Shape”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 2229 (1998).

S. A. de Vries, P. Goedtkindt, W. J. Huisman , M. J. Zwanenburg, R. Feidenhans’l, S. L. Bennett, D.-M. Smilgies, A. Stierle, J. J. de Yoreo, W. J. P. van Enckevort, P. Bennema, and E. Vlieg: "X-ray diffraction studies of potassium dihydrogen phosphate (KDP) crystals", J. Cryst. Growth 205, 202 (1999).

- msec diffraction on charge density waves

H. Requardt, F. Ya. Nad, P. Monceau, R. Currat, J. E. Lorenzo, D. Rideau, D. Smilgies, and G. Grübel : “Space- and time-resolved x-ray diffraction from pinned and sliding charge-density-waves in NbSe3”, J. Phys. IV France 9, Pr10-133 (1999).

D. Rideau, P. Monceau, H. Requardt, R. Currat, F. Nad, J.E. Lorenzo, S. Brazovskii, N. Kirova, D. Smilgies, and G. Grübel “Phase slippage at the interface: normal metal/sliding charge-density wave”, Physica B 280, 317-322 (2000).

Troika II experiments

- liquid surfaces

A. K. Doerr, M. Tolan, J.-P. Schlomka, T. Seydel, W. Press, D. Smilgies, and B.Struth: Observation of Capillary Waves on Liquid Thin Films from Mesoscopic to Atomic Length Scales, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 3470 (1999).

C. Fradin, A. Braslau, D. Luzet, D. Smilgies, M. Alba, N. Boudet, K. Mecke, and J. Daillant: "Reduction in the Surface Energy of Liquid Interfaces at Short Length Scales", Nature 403, 871 (2000).

E. J. Samuelsen, D. W. Breiby, O. Konovalov, B. Struth, and D.-M. Smilgies: "In situ Studies of the Transition from Solution to Solid Film of Poly-(octylthiophene)", Synthetic Metals 123, 165-170 (2001) .

C. Fradin, A. Braslau, D. Luzet, D. Smilgies, M. Alba, N. Boudet, K. Mecke, and J. Daillant: “Liquid-vapor interfaces at short length scales”, ESRF Highlights 2000, 38.

C. Alonso, F. Artzner, B. Suchod, M. Berthault., O. Konovalov, J. Pecaut, D. Smilgies, A. Renault: "Two- and Three-Dimensional Stacking of Chiral Alcohols", J. Phys. Chem. B 105, 12778 -12785 (2001).

- polymer thin films

J. S. Gutmann, P. Müller-Buschbaum, D. W. Schubert, N. Stribeck, D. Smilgies, and M. Stamm: "Roughness Correlations in Ultrathin Polymer Blend Films" (Proceedings of SXNS–6), Physica B 283, 40 (2000).

P. Müller-Buschbaum, J. S. Gutmann, M. Wolkenhauer, J. Kraus, M. Stamm, D. Smilgies, W. Petry, "Solvent-induced Surface Morphology of Thin Polymer Films", Macromolecules 34, 1369 (2001).

- crystalline organic thin films

D.-M. Smilgies, N. Boudet, B. Struth, Y. Yamada, and H. Yanagi: " Highly-Oriented Films of Aromatic Molecules for Applications in Molecular Electronics", ESRF Highlights 1999.

D.-M. Smilgies, N. Boudet, B. Struth, Y. Yamada, and H. Yanagi. “Highly oriented  POPOP films grown on the KCl(001) surface”, J. Cryst. Growth 220, 88-95 (2000).

E. J. Kintzel, Jr., D.-M. Smilgies, J. G. Skofronick, S. A. Safron, D. H. Van Winkle, T. W. Trelenberg, E. A. Akhadov, and F. A. Flaherty: “Investigation of the morphology of the initial growth of the aromatic molecule p-quaterphenyl on NaCl(001)”, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 19, 1270 (2001).

B. Krause, A. C. Dürr, K. A. Ritley, F. Schreiber, H. Dosch, and D. Smilgies: “On the coexistence of different polymorphs in organic epitaxy: a and b phase of PTCDA on Ag(111)”, Appl. Surf. Sci. 175-176, 332 (2001).

D.-M. Smilgies, N. Boudet, and H. Yanagi: "In-plane alignment of para-sexiphenyl films grown on KCl(001)",  Appl. Surf. Sci. 189, 24-30 (2002). (preprint)

B. Krause, A. Dürr, K. Ritley, F. Schreiber, H. Dosch, and D. Smilgies: "Structure and Growth Morphology of an Archetypal System for Organic Epitaxy: PTCDA on Ag(111)", Phys. Rev. B 66, 235404 (2002).

B. Struth, W. Hofmeister, D.-M. Smilgies, and O. Konovalov: "Analysis of the cleaved topaz (001) surface", Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 376, 639–641 (2003). 

- nanostructures

Ingo Kegel, T. H. Metzger, J. Peisl, J. Stangl, G. Bauer, D.-M. Smilgies: "Vertical Alignment of Multilayered Quantum Dots Studied by X-Ray Grazing-Incidence Diffraction", Phys. Rev. B 60, 2516 (1999).

J. Stangl, T. Roch, V. Holy, M. Pinczolits, G. Springholz, G. Bauer, I. Kegel, T. H. Metzger, J. Zhu, K. Brunner, G. Abstreiter, D. Smilgies, "Strain-induced Self-organized Growth of Nanostructures - from Step Bunching to Ordering in Quantum Dot Superlattices", J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 18 (4), 2187-2192 (2000).

T. H. Metzger, I. Kegel, J. Stangl, G. Bauer, and D. Smilgies: "Nano-tomography” on self-assembled quantum dots", ESRF Highlights 2000, 43-45.

G. Springholz, J. Stangl, M. Pinczolits, V. Holý, P. Mikulík, P. Mayer, K. Wiesauer, G. Bauer, D. Smilgies, H. H. Kang, and L. Salamanca-Riba: "Nearly perfect 3D ordering in IV-VI quantum dot superlattices with ABCABC... vertical stacking sequence", Physica E 7, 870-875 (2000).

- methods & instrumentation

D.-M. Smilgies, N. Boudet, and G. Grübel: "First Experiments on Troika II", ESRF-Newsletter No. 31, 14 (Sept. 98).  

Detlef-M. Smilgies, "Geometry-independent intensity correction factors for grazing-incidence diffraction", Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 1706 (2002). (preprint).

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "High-resolution grazing-incidence scattering using a combination of analyzer crystal and linear detector", Rev. Sci. Instrum.74, 4041 (2003) . (preprint)

Oleg Konovalov, Bernd Struth, and Detlef-M. Smilgies: "Troika II (ID10B): A Versatile Beamline For Studies Of Liquid And Solid Interfaces", Proceedings of the SRI Conference (San Francisco 2003), p. 353-355. (preprint

Detlef-M. Smilgies, Nathalie Boudet, Bernd Struth, and Oleg Konovalov: "Troika II : A Versatile Beamline for the Study of Liquid and Solid Interfaces", J. Synchrotron Rad. 12, 329-339 (2005). (preprint)

- data analysis

Olof Svensson and Detlef Smilgies, "The ANA-ROD Project: Manual for Svensson's extensions to ROD" (2001): (manual).

- workshop reports

D. Smilgies: “Workshop on Surface Science at the ESRF”, Synchrotron Radiation News 13, 14 (2000).

Surface Diffraction Beamline (ID3)

C. Boragno, F. Buatier de Mongeot, G. Costantini, U. Valbusa, R. Felici, D.-M. Smilgies, and S. Ferrer, "In-situ x-ray scattering study of Ag(110) nanostructuring by ion erosion", Phys. Rev. B 65, 153406 (2002). (preprint)

C. Boragno, F. Buatier de Mongeot, G. Costantini, U. Valbusa, R. Felici, D.-M. Smilgies, and S. Ferrer: "Ion etching of Ag(110) studied by X-ray and STM", Nucl. Instr. Meth. B, 193, 590 (2002).

Synchrotron X-ray Scattering

(Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source)

- organic electronics - small molecules

E.J. Kintzel, Jr., E.S. Gillman, J.G. Skofronick, S.A. Safron, D.-M. Smilgies, "Investigation of the temperature-dependent surface morphology of p-sexiphenyl thin films on KCl(001)": Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc.708-BB10.1 (2002). (reprint)

A. Andreev , R. Resel, D.-M. Smilgies, H. Hoppe, G. Matt, H. Sitter, N. S. Sariciftci, D. Meissner, H. Plank, and O. Zrzavecka: "Oriented organic semiconductor thin films", Proceedings of the European Materials Research Society 2002, Synth. Metals. 138, 59-63 (2003). (preprint)

A. Andreev, R. Resel, D.-M. Smilgies, H. Hoppe, G. Matt, H. Sitter, N. S. Sariciftci, D. Meissner, D. Lysacek, L. Valek: "Highly Aligned Organic Semiconductor Thin Films Grown by Hot Wall Epitaxy", Lemberg-Proceedings, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 385 (2002) 61-70. (preprint)

A. Andreev, H. Sitter, S. Sariciftci, R. Resel, D.-M. Smilgies: "Morphology and growth kinetic of molecular organic thin films deposited by Hot Wall Epitaxy", Proceedings of the Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy, Vienna, Austria, Oct. 20-24, 2002. (preprint)

A. Yu. Andreev, C. Teichert, G. Hlawacek, H. Hoppe, R. Resel, D.-M. Smilgies, H. Sitter and N. S. Sariciftci: "Morphology and growth kinetic of organic thin films deposited by hot wall epitaxy", Proceedings of the European Materials Research Society 2003, Organic Electronics 5 (2004) 23-27. (preprint)

E. J. Kintzel, Jr., D.-M. Smilgies, J.G. Skofronick, S.A. Safron, and D.H. Van Winkle: "The effect of temperature on the growth of ultrathin films of p-sexiphenyl on KCl (001)", J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 22, 107 (2004). (preprint)

A. Andreev, T. Haber, D.-M. Smilgies, R. Resel, H. Sitter, N.S. Sariciftci, and L. Valek: "Morphology and growth kinetics of organic thin films deposited by hot wall epitaxy on KCl substrates", J. Cryst. Growth. 275 (2005) e2037-e2042. (reprint available on request)

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "Phenylene Lattices", Acta Cryst. B 61, 357-358 (2005). (tech memo)

H. Sitter, A. Andreev, Ch. Teichert, G. Hlawacek, T. Haber, D.-M. Smilgies, R. Resel, Alberto M. Ramil, and N. S. Sariciftci: "Organic thin films grown by hot wall epitaxy on inorganic substrates", Phys. Stat. Sol. (b) 242, 1877–1882 (2005).

T. Haber, M. Oehzelt, A. Andreev, A. Thierry, H. Sitter, D.-M. Smilgies, B. Schaffer, W. Grogger, and R. Resel: "Single Crystalline Nature of para-Sexiphenyl Crystallites Grown on KCl(100)", J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 6, 698-703 (2006). (reprint available on request)

E. J. Kintzel Jr., D.-M. Smilgies, J. G. Skofronick, S. A. Safron, and D. H. Van Winkle: "Ultrathin film growth of p-phenylene oligomers on alkali halide substrates", J. of Cryst. Growth 289, 345–350 (2006). (reprint available on request)

Gregor Hlawacek, Quan Shen, Christian Teichert, Roland Resel, and Detlef M. Smilgies: "Controlling molecular orientation of OMBE grown 6P thin films on mica(001)", Surf. Sci. 601, 2584–2587 (2007). (reprint available on request)

Dmitrii Nabok, Peter Puschnig, Claudia Ambrosch-Draxl, Oliver Werzer, Roland Resel, and Detlef-M. Smilgies: "Crystal and electronic structures of pentacene thin film from grazing-incidence x-ray diffraction and first-principles calculations", Phys. Rev. B. 76, 235322 (2007). (reprint available on request)

Detlef-M. Smilgies and Edward J. Kintzel, Jr.: "Epitaxial orientations of para-sexiphenyl platelets grown on alkali halide (001) surfaces", Phys. Rev. B 79, 235413 (2009). (reprint available on request)

A. Moser, O. Werzer, H. G. Flesch, M. Koini, D. -M. Smilgies, D. Nabok, P. Puschnig, C. Ambrosch-Draxl, M. Schiek, H. -G. Rubahn, and R. Resel: "Crystal structure determination from two-dimensional powders: A combined experimental and theoretical approach", Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 167, 59-65 (2009). (reprint available on request)

Thomas Haber, Roland Resel, Andrey Andreev, Martin Oehzelt, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Helmut Sitter: "Evolution of epitaxial order in para-sexiphenyl on KCl(100)", J. Cryst. Growth 312, 333–339 (2010). (reprint available on request)

Aram Amassian, Vladimir A. Pozdin, Ruipeng Li, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and George G. Malliaras: "Solvent Vapor Annealing of an Insoluble Molecular Semiconductor", J. Mater. Chem. 20, 2623–2629 (2010). (reprint available on request)

   Our real-time in-situ multiprobe work was featured on the front cover of J. Mater. Chem.

Armin Moser, Heinz-Georg Flesch, Alfred Neuhold, Marco Marchl, Simon J. Ausserlechner, Matthias Edler, Thomas Griesser, Anja Haase, Detlef-Matthias Smilgies, Ján Jakabovič and Roland Resel: "Crystallization of Pentacene Thin Films on Polymeric Dielectrics", Synthetic Metals 161, 2598– 2602 (2012). doi:10.1016/j.synthmet.2011.09.027 (reprint available on request)

A. McGlashon, W. Zhang, D.-M. Smilgies, M. Shkunov, K. Genevicius, K.S. Whitehead, A. Amassian, G.G. Malliaras, D.D. Bradley, M. Heeney, A.J. Campbell. Spectroscopic and morphological investigation of conjugated photopolymerisable quinquethiophene liquid crystals, Current Applied Physics (2011), doi: 10.1016/j.cap.2011.07.042  (online). (preprint available on request)

Alfred Neuhold, Stefanie Fladischer, Stefan Mitsche, Heinz-Georg Flesch, Armin Moser, Jiri Novak, Detlef M. Smilgies, Elke Kraker, Bernhard Lamprecht, Anja Haase, Werner Grogger, and Roland Resel: "Structure and morphology of an organic/inorganic multilayer stack: An x-ray reflectivity study", J. Appl. Phys. 110 (accepted, 2011). <DOI: 10.1063/1.3667171> (preprint available on request)

Stephanie S. Lee , Samuel B. Tang , Detlef-M. Smilgies , Arthur R. Woll , Marsha A. Loth , Jeffrey M. Mativetsky , John E. Anthony , and Yueh-Lin Loo: "Guiding Crystallization around Bends and Sharp Corners", Adv. Mater. (Communication) 24, 2692–2698  (2012). <DOI: 10.1002/adma.201104619> (reprint available on request)

Ruipeng Li, Jeremy W. Ward, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Marcia M. Payne, John E. Anthony, Oana D. Jurchescu, and Aram Amassian: "Direct structural mapping of organic field-effect transistors reveals bottlenecks to carrier transport", Adv. Mater. 24, 5553–5558 (2012).(reprint available on request) CHESS News

Our work on device scanning with microGIWAXS was selected to feature the front cover of Advanced Materials 24, Issue 21.

The article was featured in the Cornell Chronicle online.

The article was echoed in nanowerk, Scientific Computing, Nanotechnology Now

The article was featured on the cover of the the KAUST Beacon.

Ruipeng Li, Hadayat Ullah Khan, Detlef-M. Smilgies, John E. Anthony, and Aram Amassian: "Heterogeneous Nucleation Promotes Carrier Transport in Solution-Processed Organic Field-Effect Transistors", Adv. Funct. Mater. 23, 291–297 (2013).  <DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201201264>. (reprint available on request) CHESS News

Our work on nucleation and growth during drop casting was featured as the front cover of Advanced Functional Materials.

Detlef-M. Smilgies, Ruipeng Li, Gaurav Giri, Kang Wei Chou, Ying Diao, Zhenan Bao, and Aram Amassian: "Look fast: Crystallization of conjugated molecules during solution shearing probed in-situ and in real time by X-ray scattering", Phys. Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letter 7, 177-179 (2013)  <DOI 10.1002/pssr.201206507> (reprint available on request) CHESS News

Our work on spatially and time-resolved in-situ solution shearing was featured on the cover of Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters. Graphics by Ruipeng Li, with touch-ups by Laura Houghton and myself.

The article was  featured in the Cornell Chronicle.

A copy or parts of the Chronicle article were posted at Materials Views, Phys Org, R&D Magazine, Nanowerk, Technology.Org, Scientific Computing, EDN Asia, EE Times Asia, and

Gaurav Giri received the Melvin P. Klein Award by SSRL for his work on solution shearing including the development of in-situ real time techniques at CHESS.

The paper was included in the physica status solidi Special Edition "Best of pss" 2014.

Hadayat Ullah Khan, Ruipeng Li, Yi Ren, Long Chen, Marcia M. Payne, Unnat S. Bhansali, Detlef-M. Smilgies, John E. Anthony, and Aram Amassian: "Solvent vapor annealing in the molecular regime drastically improves carrier transport in small-molecule thin film transistors", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 5, 2325−2330 (2013).

Our work on the effect of solvent annealing on the performance of OFETs was featured on the cover of ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces.

Armin Moser, Ingo Salzmann, Martin Oehzelt, Alfred Neuhold, Heinz-Georg Flesch, Jan Ivanco, Sergiu Pop, Teodor Toader, Dietrich R.T. Zahn, Detlef-Matthias Smilgies, Roland Resel: "A disordered layered phase in thin films of sexithiophene", Chemical Physics Letters 574, 51–55 (2013).

Louis A. Perez, Kang Wei Chou, John A. Love, Thomas S. van der Poll, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, Edward J. Kramer, Aram Amassian, and Guillermo C. Bazan: "Solvent Additive Effects on Small Molecule Crystallization in Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells Probed During Spin Casting", Adv. Mater. 25, 6380–6384 (2013) <DOI: 10.1002/adma.201302389>

This article was featured on the cover of Advanced Materials, Vol. 25, Issue 44 (2013).

Gaurav Giri, Ruipeng Li, Detlef-M Smilgies, Er Qiang Li, Ying Diao, Kristina M. Lenn, Melanie Chiu, Debora W. Lin, Ranulfo Allen, Julia Reinspach, Stefan C. B. Mannsfeld, Sigurdur T. Thoroddsen, Paulette Clancy, Zhenan Bao and Aram Amassian: "One-dimensional self-confinement promotes polymorph selection in large-area organic semiconductor thin films", Nature Communications 5, 3573 (2014). <doi:10.1038/ncomms4573>

This article was featured in the Stanford News and a Stanford Press Release

Joint Stanford and KAUST press release: EurekAlert!

The following scientific blogs made reference to the Stanford releases: Phys.Org, Nanowerk,, eScienceNews, Scicasts, Futurity, Science Daily, Epoch Times

This article was also featured in the Cornell Chronicle

The following scientific blogs refered to the work: Phys.Org, R&D Magazine, Nanowerk, Nanomagazine, myScience

Gino Giri was awarded the CHESS Student Paper Prize 2015. He will be the first student to win both student prizes at SSRL (2014) and CHESS.

Jeremy W. Ward, Ruipeng Li, Abdulmalik Obaid, Marcia M. Payne, Detlef-M. Smilgies, John E. Anthony, Aram Amassian, and Oana D. Jurchescu: "Rational Design of Organic Semiconductors for Texture Control and Self-Patterning on Halogenated Surfaces", Adv. Funct. Mater. 24, 5052-5058 (2014). <DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201400219>

Jeremy's cover graphics was accepted as a back cover of Advanced Functional Materials.

Kang Wei Chou, Hadayat Ullah Khan, Muhammad R. Niazi, Buyi Yan, Ruipeng Li, Marcia M. Payne, John E. Anthony, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Aram Amassian: "
Late Stage Crystallization and Healing During Spin-Coating Enhance Carrier Transport in Small-Molecule Organic Semiconductors", Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2, 5681-5689 (2014).

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "In-situ real-time x-ray scattering for probing the processing-structure-performance relation", MRS Proceedings 1695, mrss14-1695-ff07-03 (2014). <doi:10.1557/opl.2014.583>

based on a talk presented at the MRS Spring Meeting 2014, Session FF "Grand Challenges of Organic Electronics"

Anna K Hailey, Anna M Hiszpanski, Detlef-M Smilgies, Yueh-Lin Loo: "The Diffraction Pattern Calculator (DPC) toolkit: a user-friendly approach to unit-cell lattice parameter identification of two-dimensional grazing-incidence wide-angle X-ray scattering data", J. Appl. Crystallogr. 47, 2090-2099 (2014).

Caitlin McDowell, Maged Abdelsamie, Kui Zhao, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Guillermo C. Bazan, and Aram Amassian: "Synergistic Impact of Solvent and Polymer Additives on the Film Formation of Small Molecule Blend Films for Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells", Adv. Energy Mater. 2015, 5, 1501121.  <DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201501121>

M. R. Niazi, R. Li, M. Abdelsamie, K. Zhao, D. H. Anjum, M. M. Payne, J. Anthony, D.-M. Smilgies, A. Amassian: "Contact-Induced Nucleation in High-Performance Bottom-Contact Organic Thin Film Transistors Manufactured by Large-Area Compatible Solution Processing", Adv. Funct. Mater. 2016, 26, 2371–2378. <DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201502428>

Rizwan's paper was featured on the cover of Adv. Funct. Mater.

Muhammad Niazi, Ruipeng Li, Er Qiang Li, Ahmad Kirmani, Maged Abdelsamie, Qing Xiao, Wenyang Pan, Marcia Payne, John Anthony, Detlef-M Smilgies, Sigurdur T. Thoroddsen, Emmanuel Giannelis, and Aram Amassian: "Solution-Printed Organic Semiconductor Blends Exhibiting Transport Properties on par with Single Crystals", Nature Commun. 6:8598 (2015).  <DOI: 10.1038/ncomms9598>.

Jing Wan, Yang Li, Jeffrey G. Ulbrandt, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Jonathan Hollin, Adam C. Whalley, and Randall L. Headrick: "Transient phases during fast crystallization of organic thin films from solution", APL Mater. 4, 016103 (2016). <DOI: 10.1063/1.4939464>

Yang Li, Jing Wan, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Nicole Bouffard, Richard Sun & Randall L. Headrick: "Nucleation and strain-stabilization during organic semiconductor thin film deposition", Sci. Rep. 2016, 6:32620 <DOI: 10.1038/srep32620>

Ying Yang, Beth Rice, Xingyuan Shi, Jochen R. Brandt, Rosenildo Correa da Costa,Gordon J. Hedley, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Jarvist M. Frost, Ifor. D. W. Samuel, Alberto Otero-dela-Roza, Erin R. Johnson, Kim E. Jelfs, Jenny Nelson, Alasdair J. Campbell, and Matthew Fuchter: "Emergent Properties of an Organic Semiconductor Driven by its Molecular Chirality", ACS-Nano 2017, 11, 8329–8338. <DOI:

Zachary Lamport , Oana Jurchescu , Cynthia Day , William Mitchell , David Sparrowe , Ruipeng Li , Detlef Smilgies , Veaceslav Coropceanu: " Organic thin films with charge carrier mobility exceeding that of single crystals", J. Mater. Chem. C5, 10313-10319 (2017).  <DOI: 10.1039/C7TC03324A>

Edmund K. Burnett, Jack Ly, Muhammad R. Niazi, Lei Zhang, Samantha R. McCuskey, Aram Amassian, Detlef‐M. Smilgies, Stefan C. B. Mannsfeld, and Alejandro L. Briseno: "Bistetracene Thin Film Polymorphic Control to Unravel the Effect of Molecular Packing on Charge Transport",
Advanced Materials Interfaces 5, 1870040 (2018)  <DOI: 10.1002/admi.201701607>
The paper received an inside front cover of Advanced Materials Interfaces.

Edmund K. Burnett, Benjamin P. Cherniawski, Stephen J. Rosa, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Sean Parkin, and Alejandro L. Briseno: "Breaking the Bimolecular Crystal: The Effect of Side Chain Length on Oligothiophene/Fullerene Intercalation", Chem. Mater. 2018, 30, 2550–2556.   <DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b04702>.

Liyang Yu, Deping Qian, Sara Marina, Ferry A. A. Nugroho, Anirudh Sharma, Sandra Hultmark, Anna I. Hofmann, Renee Kroon, Johannes Benduhn, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Koen Vandewal, Mats R. Andersson, Christoph Langhammer, Jaime Martín, Feng Gao,  and Christian Müller: "Diffusion-Limited Crystallization: A Rationale for the Thermal Stability of Non-Fullerene Solar Cells", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces (online 6/19)  <DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b04554>

organic electronics - polymers

Chuanbing Tang, Adam Tracz, Michal Kruk, Rui Zhang, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Tomasz Kowalewski: "Long-range Ordered Thin Films of Block Copolymers by Zone-Casting and Their Thermal Conversion into Ordered Nanostructured Carbon",  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 127 (Communication), 6918-6919 (2005). (reprint available on request)

Rui Zhang, Bo Li, Mihaela C. Iovu, Malika Jeffries-EL, Geneviève Sauvé, Jessica Cooper, Shijun Jia, Stephanie Tristram-Nagle, Detlef M. Smilgies, David N. Lambeth, Richard D. McCullough and Tomasz Kowalewsk: "Nanostructure Dependence of Field-Effect Mobility in Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Thin Film Field Effect Transistors", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128 (Communication), 3480-3481 (2006). (reprint available on request)

A Carnegie Mellon University press release was echoed in,

Mihaela C. Iovu, Rui Zhang, Jessica R. Cooper, Detlef M. Smilgies, Anna E. Javier, Elena E. Sheina, Tomasz Kowalewski, and Richard D. McCullough: "Conducting Block Copolymers of Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene) and Poly(methacrylates): Electronic Materials with Variable Conductivities and Degrees of Interfibrillar Order", Macromol. Rapid Commun. 28, 1816–1824 (2007). (reprint available on request)

Oliver Werzer, Kurt Matoy, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Michael M. Rothmann, Peter Strohriegl, Roland Resel: "Uniaxially Aligned Poly[(9,9-dioctylfluorenyl-2,7-diyl)-cobithiophene] Thin Films Characterized by the X-ray Diffraction Pole Figure Technique", J. Appl. Polymer Science, 107, 1817–1821 (2008). (reprint available on request)

Hon Hang Fong, Vladimir Pozdin, Aram Amassian, George Malliaras, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Mingqian He, Susan Gasper, Feixia Zhang, and Michael Sorensen: "Tetrathienoacene copolymers as high mobility, soluble organic semiconductors", J. Am. Chem. Soc. (Commun.) 130, 13202–13203 (2008). (reprint available on request)

Itaru Osaka, Rui Zhang, Geneviève Sauvé , Detlef-M. Smilgies, Tomasz Kowalewski, and Richard D. McCullough: "High-Lamellar Ordering and Amorphous-Like π-Network in Short-Chain Thiazolothiazole-Thiophene Copolymers Lead to High Mobilities",  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 2521–2529 (2009). (reprint available on request)

Yi-Fang Huang, Chan-Wei Chang, Detlef-Matthias Smilgies, U-Ser Jeng, Anto R. Inigo, Jonathon David White, Kang-Chuang Li, Tsong-Shin Lim, Tai-De Li, Hsiang-Yun Chen, Show-An Chen, Wen-Chang Chen, and Wun-Shain Fann: "Correlating Nanomorphology with Charge-Transport Anisotropy in Conjugated-Polymer Thin Films", Adv. Mater. 21, 1–5 (2009).  (reprint available on request)

Mingqian He, Jianfeng Li, Michael L. Sorensen, Feixia Zhang, Robert R. Hancock, Hon Hang Fong, Vladimir A. Pozdin, Detlef-M. Smilgies, George G. Malliaras: "Alkylsubstituted Thienothiophene Semiconducting Materials: Structure – Property Relationships". J.Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 11930–11938 (2009). (reprint available on request)

Oliver Werzer, Heinz-Georg Flesch, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Roland Resel: "Temperature Induced Structural Evolution of a Fluorene-Thiophene Copolymer on Rubbed Surfaces",  Journal of Polymer Science: Part B: Polymer Physics 47, 1599–1604 (2009). (reprint available on request)

Junying Liu, Rui Zhang, Itaru Osaka, Sarada Mishra, Anna E. Javier, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Tomasz Kowalewski, and Richard D. McCullough: "Transistor Paint: Environmentally Stable N-alkyldithienopyrrole and Bithiazole-Based Copolymer Thin-Film Transistors Show Reproducible High Mobilities without Annealing", Adv. Funct. Mater.19, 3427–3434 (2009) (reprint available on request)

Mingqian He, Jianfeng Li, Michael L Sorensen, Feixia Zhang, Hon Hang Fong, Vladimir A Pozdin, Detlef M Smilgies, George G Malliaras: "Structure vs. property relationships in high mobility fused thiophene polymers", Proceedings of SPIE 7417, 74170F (2009). (invited paper). Proceedings of SPIE, Volume 7417: "Organic Field-Effect Transistors VIII", Editor(s): Zhenan Bao; Iain McCulloch (SPIE, 2009). <ISBN: 9780819477071>

Mingqian He, Jianfeng Li, Adama Tandia, Michael Sorensen, Feixia Zhang, Hon Hang Fong, Vladimir Pozdin, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and George Mallarias, : "Importance of C2 symmetry for the device performance of a newly synthesized family of fused-ring thiophenes", Chem. Mater. 22, 2770–2779 (2010). (reprint available on request)

Itaru Osaka, Rui Zhang, Junying Liu, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Tomasz Kowalewski, and Richard D. McCullough : "Highly Stable Semiconducting Polymers Based on Thiazolothiazole", Chem. Mater. 22, 4191–4196 (2010). (reprint available on request)

Ying Yang, Rosenildo Correa da Costa, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Alasdair J. Campbell and Matthew J. Fuchter: "Induction of Circularly Polarized Electroluminescence from an Achiral Light Emitting Polymer via a Chiral Small Molecule Dopant." Adv. Mater. 25, 2624–2628 (2013). (reprint available on request) <DOI: adma.201204961>

             The work was mentioned in OLED info.

L. Whittaker-Brooks, J. M. Mativetsky, A. Woll, D. Smilgies, Y. L. Loo: "Sputtered ZnO seed layer enhances photovoltaic behavior in hybrid ZnO/P3HT solar cells", Organic Electronics 14, 3477-3483 (2013).

A. Sepe, Z. Rong, M. Sommer, Y. Vaynzof, X. Sheng, P. Müller-Buschbaum, D. Smilgies, Z. Tan, L. Yang, R. Friend, U. Steiner and S. Hüttner: "Structure Formation in P3HT/F8TBT Blends", Energy Environ. Sci., 7, 1725-1736 (2014). <DOI: 10.1039/C3EE44125C>

Jennifer A. Nekuda Malik, Neil D. Treat, Maged Abdelsamie, Liyang Yu, Ruipeng Li, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Aram Amassian, Craig J. Hawker, Michael L. Chabinyc, and Natalie Stingelin: "Controlling the Solidification of Organic Photovoltaic Blends with Nucleating Agents", Org. Photonics Photovolt. 2, 59–69 (2014). (open access) <DOI: 10.2478/oph-2014-0006>

Jian Zhou, Er Qiang Li, Ruipeng Li, Xuezhu Xu, Isaac Aguilar Ventura, Ali Moussawi, Dalaver H Anjum, Mohamed Nejib Hedhili, Detlef Smilgies, Gilles Lubineau, Sigurdur Tryggvi Thoroddsen: "Semi-metallic, Strong and Stretchable Wet-spun Conjugated Polymer Microfibers", J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3, 2528-2538. <DOI: 10.1039/C4TC02354D >

Maged Abdelsamie, Neil D. Treat, Kui Zhao, Caitlin McDowell, Mark A. Burgers, Ruipeng Li, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Natalie Stingelin, Guillermo C. Bazan, and Aram Amassian: "Toward Additive-Free Small-Molecule Organic Solar Cells: Roles of the Donor Crystallization Pathway and Dynamics", Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 7285–7292.  <DOI: 10.1002/adma.201503395>.

Pierre Boufflet · Yang Han · Zhuping Fei · Neil D. Treat · Ruipeng Li · Detlef-M Smilgies · Natalie Stingelin · Thomas D. Anthopoulos · Martin Heeney: "Using Molecular Design to Increase Hole Transport: Backbone Fluorination in the Benchmark Material Poly(2,5-bis(3-alkylthiophen-2-yl)thieno[3,2- b ]-thiophene (pBTTT)", Adv. Funct. Mater. 2015, 25, 7038–7048.  <DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201502826>

Jaime Martin, Alberto D. Scaccabarozzi, Aurora Nogales, Ruipeng Li, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Natalie Stingelin: "Confinement effects on the crystalline features of poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene)", Eur. Polym. J., 2016, 81, 650–660.  <DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2016.01.029>

Vladimir A. Pozdin, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Hon Hang Fong, Michael Sorensen, and Mingqian He: "Thermal Reorganization of Alkyl-substituted Thienothiophene Semiconductors",  J. Mater. Chem. C, 2016, 4, 5255-5262. <DOI:  10.1039/C5TC04268B>

Liyang Yu, Deping Qian, Sara Marina, Ferry A. A. Nugroho, Anirudh Sharma, Sandra Hultmark, Anna I. Hofmann, Renee Kroon, Johannes Benduhn, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Koen Vandewal, Mats R. Andersson, Christoph Langhammer, Jaime Martín, Feng Gao and Christian Müller: "Diffusion-Limited Crystallization: A Rationale for the Thermal Stability of Non-Fullerene Solar Cells", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2019, online.  <DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b04554>

- self-assembled monolayers and supramolecular assemblies

Daniel R. Blasini, Samuel Flores-Torres, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Héctor D. Abruña: "Stepwise Self-Assembly of Ordered Supramolecular Assemblies Based on Coordination Chemistry", Langmuir 22, 2082-2089 (2006). 

Daniel R. Blasini, Jonathan Rivnay,  Detlef-M. Smilgies,  Jason D. Slinker, Samuel Flores-Torres, Héctor D. Abruña, and George G. Malliaras: “Observation of intermediate-range order in a nominally amorphous molecular semiconductor film”, J. Mater. Chem. (Hot Commun.) 17, 1458–1461 (2007).  (Abruña interview) (inside front cover) (reprint available on request).

Daniel Blasini (Abruña group) received the CHESS Thesis Prize 2008 for this work and his many other contributions and results at G2 station. (CHESS Nugget)

The Journal of Materials Chemistry inside cover became the first cover for CHESS G-line.

An interview with Hector Abruna was published by JMC on this work. (CHESS nugget)

Christine L. McGuiness, Daniel Blasini, John P. Masejewski, Sundararajan Uppili, Oando M. Cabarcos, Detlef Smilgies, and David L. Allara: "Molecular Self-Assembly at Bare Semiconductor Surfaces: Characterization of a Homologous Series of n-Alkanethiolate Monolayers on GaAs(001)", ACS-Nano 1, 30–49 (2007). (reprint available on request) (perspective

This article was the most cited article in ACS Nano in its inaugurational year.

Rama Ranjan Bhattacharjee, Ruipeng Li, Luis Estevez, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Aram Amassian, and Emmanuel P. Giannelis: "A plasmonic fluid with dynamically tunable optical properties", J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19, 8728–8731.

Christine L. McGuiness, Gregory A. Diehl, Daniel Blasini, Detlef-M. Smilgies, M. Zhu, Nitin Samarath, Tobias Weidner, Nirmayla Ballav, Michael Zharnikov, David L. Allara, "Molecular Self-Assembly at Bare Semiconductor Surfaces: Cooperative Substrate-Molecule Effects in Octadecanethiolate Monolayer Assemblies on GaAs (111), (110), and (100)", ACS-Nano 4, 3447–3465 (2010). (reprint available on request)

Wenlong Cheng, Mark R. Hartman, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Rong Long, Michael J. Campolongo, Ruipeng Li, Karthik Sekar, Chung-Yuen Hui, and Dan Luo: "Probing in Real Time the Soft Crystallization of DNA-Capped Nanoparticles",  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 380–384. (reprint available on request)  Angew. Chem. 2010, 122, 390–394 (German edition, published as the English original article).

Mike Campolongo received a poster award for "Best Scientific Achievement" for this work at the 2010 CHESS User Meeting.

Michael J. Campolongo, Shawn J. Tan, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Mervin Zhao, Yi Chen, Iva Xhangolli, Wenlong Cheng, and Dan Luo: "Crystalline Gibbs Monolayers of DNA-Capped Nanoparticles at the Air–Liquid Interface", ACS Nano 5, 7978-7985 (2011) . DOI: 10.1021/nn202383b (reprint available on request) CHESS News

Shawn Tan received a Nano Today Poster Award reporting for this work (Nano Today Conference, Dec 2011, Hawaii).

Mike Campolongo was awarded a 2012 CHESS Student Paper prize at the 2012 CHESS User Meeting.

The experiment was featured in the "CHESS X-ray Facility Report 2012" by Ernie Fontes, Synchrotron Radiation News 25, No.3, 10-17 (2012).

Shawn J. Tan, Jason S. Kahn, Thomas L. Derrien, Michael J. Campolongo, Mervin Zhao, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Dan Luo:  "DNA-nanoparticle crystallization in high-concentration, divalent salt environments", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 1316 –1319 (2014). <DOI: 10.1002/anie.201307113 and 10.1002/ange.201307113>

Binsong Li, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Andrew D. Price, Dale L. Huber, Paul G. Clem, and Hongyou Fan: "Poly(N‑isopropylacrylamide) Surfactant-Functionalized Responsive Silver Nanoparticles and Superlattices", ACS nano 8, 4799-4804 (2014). <DOI: 10.1021/nn500690h>

Arian Ghorbanpour, Luke D. Huelsenbeck, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Gaurav Giri: "Oriented UiO-66 Thin Films through Solution Shearing" ,Cryst. Eng. Comm. 2018,20, 294-300.   <DOI: 10.1039/C7CE01801K>

Oleg Davydovich, Elza Chu, Zachary Friar, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Preston B Moore, and Alexander Sidorenko: "Coordinated Responsive Arrays of Surface Linked Polymer Islands – CORALs", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 10, 7459–7468 <DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b18305>

Dashen Dong, Lim Wei Yap, Detlef M. Smilgies, Kae Jye Si, Qianqian Shia, and Wenlong Cheng: "Two-dimensional gold trisoctahedron nanoparticle superlattice sheets: self-assembly, characterization and immunosensing applications" Nanoscale 2018, 10, 5065-5071. <DOI: 10.1039/c7nr09443d>

Thomas L. Derrien, Michelle Zhang, Patrick Dorion, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Dan Luo: "Assembly Dynamics of Plasmonic DNA-capped Gold Nanoparticle Monolayers", Langmuir 2018, 34, 14711–14720 . <DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b00484>

Tom's study was highlighted in a Special Issue: Nucleic Acids Nanoscience at Interfaces

Qianqian Shi, Daniel E Gómez, Dashen Dong, Debabrata Sikdar, Runfang Fu, Yiyi Liu, Yumeng Zhao, Detlef‐M Smilgies, Wenlong Cheng: "2D Freestanding Janus Gold Nanocrystal Superlattices", Adv. Mater. online, 5/2019  <DOI: 10.1002/adma.201900989>

- block copolymer thin films and nanocomposites

Detlef-M. Smilgies, Peter Busch, Dorthe Posselt, and Christine M. Papadakis: "Characterization of Polymer Thin Films with Small-Angle X-ray Scattering under Grazing Incidence (GISAXS)", Synchrotron Radiation News, Issue 15(5), p. 35-41 (2002). (reprint)

Peter Busch, Friedrich Kremer, Christine M. Papadakis, Dorthe Posselt, and Detlef-M. Smilgies: "The structure of thin films of binary diblock copolymer blends – A combined AFM and grazing-incidence small-angle X-ray scattering study", invited paper / workshop proceedings (Beijing, China, June 2002). (preprint)

Peter Busch, Tune Bonné, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Dorthe Posselt, and Christine M. Papadakis: "Kinetics studies of block copolymer thin films using small-angle x-ray scattering under grazing incidence (GISAXS)", CHESS Newsletter 2002, p. 37-39. (preprint)

P. Busch, D.-M. Smilgies, D. Posselt, F. Kremer, and C.M. Papadakis: "Grazing-incidence small-angle x-ray scattering (GISAXS) - Inner structure und kinetics of thin block copolymer films", Macromol. Chem. Phys. 204, F18-F19 (2003). (preprint)

P. Busch, D. Posselt, D.-M. Smilgies, F. Kremer and C. M. Papadakis: ''Diblock copolymer thin films investigated by tapping mode AFM: Molar mass dependence of surface ordering'', Macromolecules 36, 8717-8727 (2003). Erratum, Macromolecules 39, 3098 (2006). (preprint)

Phong Du, Mingqi Li, Katsuji Douki, Xuefa Li, Carlos B. W. Garcia, Anurag Jain, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Lewis J. Fetters, Sol M. Gruner, Ulrich Wiesner, and Christopher Ober: "Additive-Driven Phase-Selective Chemistry in Block Copolymer Thin Films: The Convergence of Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches", Advanced Materials 16, 953-957 (2004). (cover) (reprint available on request). 

This Advanced Materials issue marks the first cover for the GISAXS program at CHESS. All data were collected at D1 station.

Christine M. Papadakis, Peter Busch, Dorthe Posselt, and Detlef-M. Smilgies: "Morphological Transition in Thin Lamellar Diblock Copolymer Films as Revealed by Combined GISAXS and AFM Studies ", Advances in Solid State Physics, Vol. 44 (Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2004) p. 327-338. (reprint available on request)

Mingqi Li, Kasuji Douki, Ken Goto, Xuefa Li, Christopher Coenjarts, Detlef M. Smilgies, and Christopher K. Ober: "Spatially Controlled Fabrication of Nanoporous Block Copolymers", Chem. Mater. 16, 3800-3808 (2004). (preprint)

Phong Du, Carlos B. W. Garcia, Anurag Jain, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Sol M. Gruner, Ulrich Wiesner: " Nanostructured Functional Thin Films from Polymer-Inorganic Hybrid Materials", Springer Series in Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering., Vol. 90 (Springer 2004). (reprint available on request)

Peter Busch, Markus Rauscher, Detlef Smilgies, Dorthe Posselt and Christine Papadakis: "Grazing-incidence small-angle X-ray scattering (GISAXS) from thin, nanostructured block copolymer films - The scattering cross-section in the distorted-wave Born approximation", J. Appl. Cryst. 39, 433-442 (2006). (reprint available on request)

Peter Busch, Sitaraman Krishnan, Marvin Paik, Gilman E. S. Toombes, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Sol M. Gruner, and Christopher K. Ober: "Surface induced tilt propagation in thin films of semifluorinated liquid-crystalline side-chain block copolymers", Macromolecules 40, 81-89 (2007). (preprint available on request)

P. Busch, D. Posselt, D.-M. Smilgies, M.Rauscher, and C.M. Papadakis: "The Inner Structure of Thin Films of Lamellar Poly(Styrene-b-Butadiene) Diblock Copolymers as Revealed by Grazing-Incidence Small-Angle Scattering", Macromolecules 40, 630-640 (2007). (preprint available on request)

Igor I. Potemkin, Peter Busch, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Dorthe Posselt, Christine M. Papadakis: "Effect of the Molecular Weight of AB Diblock Copolymers on the Lamellar Orientation in Thin Films: Theory and Experiment", Macromol. Rap. Commun. 28, 579-584 (2007). (cover) (preprint available on request) (CHESS nugget)

This Macromolecular Rapid Communications cover article summarizes theoretical and experimental work of an international collaboration (Russia, Germany, Denmark, USA) supported by a NATO Collaborative Linkage Grant, with GISAXS data taken at D1.

Joan K. Bosworth, Marvin Y. Paik, Ricardo Ruiz, Evan L. Schwartz, Jenny Q. Huang, Albert W. Ko, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Charles T. Black, and Christopher K. Ober: "Control of Self-Assembly of Lithographically Patternable Block Copolymer Films", ACS Nano 2, 1396-1402 (2008). (reprint available on request)

Christine M. Papadakis, Zhenyu Di, Dorthe Posselt, and Detlef-M. Smilgies: "Structural Instabilities in Lamellar Diblock Copolymer Thin Films During Solvent Vapor Uptake", Langmuir 24, 13815-13818 (2008). (reprint available on request)

C. Darko, I. Botiz, G. Reiter, D.W. Breiby, J.W. Andreasen, S.V. Roth, D.-M. Smilgies, E. Metwalli, and C.M. Papadakis: "Multiscale study of crystallization in diblock copolymer thin films at different supercooling", Phys. Rev. E 79, 041802 (2009). reprint available on request)

Detlef-M. Smilgies, Ruipeng Li, Zhenyu Di, Charles Darko, Christine M. Papadakis, and Dorthe Posselt: "Probing the Self-Organization Kinetics in Block Copolymer Thin Films.", Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1147-OO01-01 (2009). (reprint).

Zhenyu Di, DorthePosselt, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Christine Papadakis: "Structural rearrangements in a lamellar diblock copolymer thin film during treatment with saturated solvent vapor",  Macromolecules 43, 418–427 (2010).  (reprint available on request)

Marvin Y. Paik, Joan K. Bosworth, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Evan L. Schwartz, Xavier Andre, and Christopher K. Ober: "Reversible Morphology Control in Block Copolymer Films via Solvent Vapor Processing: An In-Situ GISAXS study", Macromolecules 43, 4253–4260 (2010).  reprint available on request)

A. Sepe, E.T. Hoppe, D. Posselt, J.-F. Moulin, D.-M. Smilgies, C.M. Papadakis: "Solvent distribution in block copolymer thin films", Scientific Highlight, FRM-2 Annual Report 2010.

A Sepe, E T Hoppe, S Jaksch, D Magerl, Q Zhong, J Perlich, D Posselt, D-M Smilgies, and C M Papadakis: "The effect of heat treatment on the internal structure of nanostructured block copolymer films", J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 23 (2011) 254213.( reprint available on request)

Chuanbing Tang, Wei Wu, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, and Tomasz Kowalewski: "Robust Control of Microdomain Orientation in Thin Films of Block Copolymers by Zone Casting", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 11802–11809 (2011).  (reprint available on request)

Zhenyu Di, Dorthe Posselt, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Ruipeng Li, Markus Rauscher, Igor Potemkin, and Christine M. Papadakis: "Stepwise swelling of a thin film of lamellae-forming poly(styrene-b-butadiene) in cyclohexane vapor", Macromolecules 45, 5185−5195 (2012). <DOI:  10.1021/ma3004136 > preprint available on request).

Gurpreet Singh, Kevin G. Yager, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Manish M. Kulkarni, David G. Bucknall, and Alamgir Karim: "Tuning Molecular Relaxation for Vertical Orientation in Cylindrical Block Copolymer Films via Sharp Dynamic Zone Annealing", Macromolecules 45, 7107−7117 (2012).

G. Singh, M. M. Kulkarni, D. Smilgies, S. Sides, B. Berry, D. Raghavan, D.G. Bucknall, B Sumpter, and A. Karim: "Directed Assembly of Model Block Copolymer-PCBM Blend System for Photovoltaic Applications", Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 1390, 2012. <DOI: 10.1557/opl.2012.443>

Dorthe Posselt, Zhenyu Di, Alessandro Sepe, Detlef-M. Smilgies and Christine M. Papadakis: "Structural changes in block copolymer thin films during solvent vapour treatment", published on the web as "Proceedings from International Workshop on Soft Matter Physics & Complex Flows, eds.: Jon Otto Fossum and Elisabeth Bouchaud", May 22 – 25, 2012, Svolvær, Lofoten, Norway",

Jianqi Zhang, Dorthe Posselt, Alessandro Sepe, Xuhu Shen, Jan Perlich, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Christine M. Papadakis: "Structural evolution of perpendicular lamellae in diblock copolymer thin films during solvent vapor treatment investigated by GISAXS" (2013). Macromol. Rapid Commun. 34, 1289−1295 (2013). <DOI: 10.1002/marc201300314R1>

This work was featured on the cover of Macromolecular Rapid Communications.

Wycliffe K Kipnusu, Mahdy M Elmahdy, Martin Tress, Markus Fuchs, Emmanuel U. Mapesa, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Jianqi Zhang, Christine M. Papadakis, Friedrich Kremer: "Molecular Order and Dynamics of Nanometric Thin Layers of Poly (styrene-b-1, 4-isoprene) Diblock Copolymers", Macromolecules 46, 9729–9737 (2013). <DOI: 10.1021/ma4019334>

Debora Salomon Marques, Rachel Mika Dorin, Ulrich Wiesner, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Ali R. Behzad, Ulla Vainio, Klaus-Viktor Peinemann, and Suzana P. Nunes: "Time-Resolved Grazing-Incidence Small-Angle Scattering and CryoMicroscopy Characterization of Block Copolymer Membrane Formation", Polymer 55, 1327-1332 (2014). <DOI 10.1016/j.polymer.2013.11.010>.

Jianqi Zhang, Dorthe Posselt, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Jan Perlich, Konstantinos Kyriakos, Sebastian Jaksch, and Christine M. Papadakis: "Complex Macrophase-Separated Nanostructure Induced by Microphase Separation in Binary Blends of Lamellar Diblock Copolymer Thin Films", Macromol. Rapid Commun. 35, 1622-1629 (2014) <DOI: 10.1002/marc.201400238>

Jianqi Zhang, Dorthe Posselt, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Jan Perlich, Konstantinos Kyriakos, Sebastian Jaksch, and Christine M. Papadakis: "Lamellar Diblock Copolymer Thin Films During Solvent Vapor Annealing studied by GISAXS: Different Behavior of Parallel and Perpendicular Lamellae", Macromolecules  47, 5711-5718 (2014).

Wycliffe K Kipnusu, Mahdy M Elmahdy, Emmanuel U Mapesa, Jianqi Zhang, Winfried Böhlmann, Detlef-M Smilgies, Christine M Papadakis, Friedrich Kremer: "Structure and Dynamics of Asymmetric Poly (styrene-b-1, 4-isoprene) Diblock Copolymer under 1D and 2D Nanoconfinement", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2015, 7 (23), pp 12328–12338. <DOI: 10.1021/am506848s>

Michelle A. Chavis, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Ulrich B. Wiesner and Christopher K. Ober: "Widely Tunable Morphologies in Block Copolymer Thin Films Through Solvent Vapor Annealing Using Mixtures of Selective Solvents", Adv. Funct. Mater. 25, 3057–3065 (2015). <DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201404053>

Abul F. Huq, Manish Kulkarni, Arvind Modi, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Abdullah M. Al-Enizi, Ahmed Elzatahry, Dharmaraj Raghavan, Alamgir Karim: "Vertical orientation of solvent cast nanofilled PS-b-PEO block copolymer thin films at high nanoparticle loading", Polymer 82, 22-31 (2016).  <DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2015.10.049>

Alessandro Sepe, Jianqi Zhang, Dorthe Posselt, Jan Perlich, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Christine M. Papadakis: "Towards an equilibrium structure in lamellar diblock copolymer thin films using solvent vapor annealing - an in-situ time-resolved GISAXS study", Eur. Polym. J. 81, 607–620 (2016).  <DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2015.12.013>

Burhannudin Sutisna, Georgios Polymeropoulos, Valentina Musteata, Klaus-Viktor Peinemann, Apostolos Avgeropoulos, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Nikos Hadjichristidis and Suzana P. Nunes:  "Design of block copolymer membranes using segregation strength trend lines", Mol. Syst. Des. Eng.,
2016,1, 278-289 .   <DOI: 10.1039/C6ME00033A>

Yibei Gu, Rachel M. Dorin, Kwan W. Tan, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Ulrich Wiesner, In Situ Study of Evaporation-Induced Surface Structure Evolution in
Asymmetric Triblock Terpolymer Membranes, Macromolecules 2016, 49, 4195−4201. <DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b00265>

Alan G. Jacobs, Clemens Liedel, Hui Peng, Linxi Wang, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Christopher K. Ober, and Michael O. Thompson, Kinetics of Block Copolymer Phase Segregation during Sub-millisecond Transient Thermal Annealing, Macromolecules,
49, 6462−6470 (2016). < DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b00698>.

Alan's work was highlighted in the Cornell Chronicle and echoed in and nanowerk

B. Sutisna, G. Polymeropoulos, E. Mygiakis, V. Musteata, K.-V. Peinemann, D.-M. Smilgies, N. Hadjichristidis and S. P. Nunes: "Artificial Membranes with Selective Nanochannels for Protein Transport", Polymer Chem. 
2016,7, 6189-6201, <DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01401A>.

This work was featured on the cover of Polymer Chemistry.

H. Yu, X. Qiu, A. R. Behzad, V. Musteata, D.-M. Smilgies, S. P. Nunes and K.-V. Peinemann: "Asymmetric block copolymer membranes with ultrahigh porosity and hierarchical pore structure by plain solvent evaporation", Chemical Communications,
2016,52, 12064-12067.    <DOI: 10.1039/C6CC06402G>

Dorthe Posselt, Jianqi Zhang, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Anatoly Berezkin, Igor I. Potemkin, Christine M. Papadakis: "Restructuring in block copolymer thin films: In-situ GISAXS investigations during solvent vapor annealing", Progr. Polymer Sci. 66 (2017) 80–115. <DOI: 10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2016.09.009>.

Comprehensive review of our in-situ solvent vapor annealing work
CHESS Highlight

Anatoly V. Berezkin, Florian Jung, Dorthe Posselt, Detlef M. Smilgies, and Christine M. Papadakis: "Vertical vs. Lateral Macrophase Separation in Thin Films of Block Copolymer Mixtures: Computer Simulations and GISAXS Experiments", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9, 31291–31301  <DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b16563>

Forum Article.

Burhannudin Sutisna, George Polymeropoulos, Valentina Musteata, Rachid Sougrat, Detlef‐M Smilgies, Klaus‐Viktor Peinemann, Nikolaos Hadjichristidis, and Suzana P Nunes: "Functionalized Nanochannels from Self‐Assembled and Photomodified Poly (Styrene‐b‐Butadiene‐b‐Styrene)",  Small 2017, 1701885  <DOI: 10.1002/smll.201701885>.

This work was highlighted as a Frontispiece in Small 14 1870083 (2018).

Mani Sen, Naisheng Jiang, Maya K. Endoh, Tadanori Koga, Alexander Ribbe, Atikur Rahman, Daisuke Kawaguchi, Keiji Tanaka, and Detlef-M. Smilgies: "Locally Favored Two-Dimensional Structures of Block Copolymer Melts on Nonneutral Surfaces", Macromolecules 2018, 51, 520–528    <DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b02506>.

Anatoly V. Berezkin, Florian Jung, Dorthe Posselt, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Christine M. Papadakis: "In Situ Tracking of Composition and Morphology of a Diblock Copolymer Film with GISAXS during Exchange of Solvent Vapors at Elevated Temperatures", Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 1706226  <DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201706226>

This work was highlighted on the homepage of the Physics Department at Technical University Munich (TUM).

The TUM web page was echoed in the CHESS News.

Dillon T Gentekos, Junteng Jia, Erika S. Tirado, Katherine P. Barteau, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Robert A. DiStasio Jr., and Brett P. Fors: "Exploiting Molecular Weight Distribution Shape to Tune Domain Spacing in Block Copolymer Thin Films", JACS (accepted 3/2018)  <DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b00694>.

Valentina-Elena Musteata, Stefan Chisca, Florian Meneau, Detlef-M. Smilgies and Suzana P. Nunes: "Carboxyl-functionalized nanochannels based on block copolymer hierarchical structures", Faraday Discussions (online 7/18). <DOI: 10.1039/c8fd00015h>

Burhannudin Sutisna, Panayotis Bilalis, Valentina Musteata, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Klaus-Viktor Peinemann, Nikos Hadjichristidis, and Suzana P. Nunes: "Self-Assembled Membranes with Featherlike and Lamellar Morphologies Containing α-Helical Polypeptides", Macromolecules  2018, 51, 8174-8187.   <DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b01446>

Burhannudin Sutisna, Valentina Musteata, Bruno Pulido, Tiara Puspasari, Detlef-M Smilgies, Nikos Hadjichristidis, and Suzana P Nunes: "High flux membranes, based on self-assembled and H-bond linked triblock copolymer nanospheres", J. Membrane Sci. 585, 10-18 (2019).

- self-organized nanocrystal superlattices

Aaron E. Saunders, Ali Ghezelbash, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Michael B. Sigman Jr., and Brian A. Korgel: "Columnar Self-Assembly of Colloidal Nanodisks", Nano Letters 6, 2959-2963 (2006). Erratum: Nano Letters 7, 541 (2007). (reprint available on request)

Danielle K. Smith, Brian Goodfellow, Detlef M. Smilgies, and Brian A. Korgel: "Self-Assembled Simple Hexagonal AB2 Binary Nanocrystal Superlattices: SEM, GISAXS and Substitutional Defects", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 3281–3290 (2009). (reprint available on request)

Danielle's article on scattering from a binary superlattice was highlighted on the IGERT website.

Reken Patel, Andrew Heitsch, Changbae Hyun, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Alex De Lozanne, Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo, Brian Korgel: "Printed Magnetic FePt Nanocrystal Films", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 1, 1339–1346  (2009). (reprint available on request)

Tobias Hanrath, Joshua J. Choi, and Detlef-M. Smilgies: "Structure/Processing Relationships of Highly Ordered Lead Salt Nanocrystal Superlattices", ACS Nano 3, 2975–2988  (2009). ( reprint available on request)

Rama Ranjan Bhattacharjee, Ruipeng Li, Luis Estevez, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Aram Amassian, and Emmanuel P. Giannelis: "A plasmonic fluid with dynamically tunable optical properties",  J. Mater. Chem. (Communication) 19, 8728–8731 (2009). ( reprint available on request)

Zhongwu Wang, Xiao-Dong Wen, Roald Hoffmann, Jae Sung Son, Ruipeng Li, Chia-Chen Fang, Detlef-M. Smilgies and Taeghwan Hyeon: "Reconstructing a solid-solid phase transformation pathway in CdSe nanosheets with associated soft ligands", Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 107, 17119–17124 (2010). ( reprint available on request)

Andrew T. Heitsch, Reken N. Patel, Brian W. Goodfellow, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Brian A. Korgel: "GISAXS Characterization of Order in Hexagonal Monolayers of FePt Nanocrystals", J. Phys. Chem. C 114, 14427–14432 (2010).

Joshua J. Choi, Clive R. Bealing, Kaifu Bian, Kevin J. Hughes, Wenyu Zhang, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Richard G. Hennig, James R. Engstrom, and Tobias Hanrath, "Controlling Nanocrystal Superlattice Symmetry and Shape-Anisotropic Interactions through Variable Ligand Surface Coverage", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 3131–3138. (reprint available on request)

Josh Choi received an MRS Best Poster Award at the Fall Meeting 2010 in Boston. CHESS News

Josh's article was highlighted on the IGERT website.

Kaifu Bian, Joshua J. Choi, Ananth Kaushik, Paulette Clancy, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Tobias Hanrath: "Shape-anisotropy driven symmetry transformations in nanocrystal superlattice polymorphs", ACS Nano 5  2815–2823 (2011). (reprint available on request) CHESS News

Brian Goodfellow and Brian Korgel wrote an extensive Perspective on this article. [Brian W. Goodfellow and Brian A. Korgel: "Reversible Solvent Vapor-Mediated Phase Changes in Nanocrystal Superlattices", ACS Nano 5, 2419–2424 (2011)].

Tobias Hanrath and Detlef Smilgies were interviewed on their work on nanoparticle superlattices by ACS Nano editor Heather Tierney; part of the interview was published as a podcast  (ACS nano podcast #45, second contribution).

Kaifu Bian received an Austin Hooey Award for excellence in graduate studies for this work and other fundamental studies of nanocrystal assembly. CHESS News

Kaifu Bian received the 2013 CHESS student paper award for high-pressure DAC work at B1 that was related to this and the previous study.

Brian Goodfellow, Reken Patel, Matthew Panthani, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Brian Korgel: "Melting and Sintering of a Body-Centered Cubic Superlattice of PbSe Nanocrystals Followed by Small Angle X-ray Scattering", J Phys Chem C 115, 6397–6404 (2011). ( reprint available on request)

Jun Zhang, Zhiping Luo, Zewei Quan, Yuxuan Wang, Amar Kumbhar, Detlef-M. Smilgies and Jiye Fang: "Low Packing Density Self-Assembled Superstructure of Octahedral Pt3Ni Nanocrystals", Nano Lett. 11, 2912–2918 (2011). (reprint available on request). (CHESS nugget) CHESS News

William J. Baumgardner, Joshua J. Choi, Kaifu Bian, Lena Fitting Kourkoutis, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Michael O. Thompson, and Tobias Hanrath: "Pulsed Laser Annealing of Thin Films of Self-Assembled Nanocrystals", ACS Nano 5, 7010–7019 (2011). ( reprint available on request)

Detlef-M. Smilgies, Andrew T. Heitsch, and Brian A. Korgel: "Stacking of Hexagonal Nanocrystal Layers During Langmuir-Blodgett Deposition", J. Phys. Chem. B 116, 6017−6026 (2012).  <DOI: 10.1021/jp3015436> ( preprint available on request)

Jun Zhang, Zhiping Luo, Benjamin Martens, Zewei Quan, Amar Kumbhar, Nathan Porter, Yuxuan Wang, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Jiye Fang: "Reversible Kirkwood-Alder Transition Observed in Pt3Cu2 Nanoctahedron Assemblies under Controlled Solvent Annealing/Drying Conditions", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 14043–14049 (2012).  <DOI: 10.1021/ja304108n>  CHESS Highlight

Watch a movie of the Kirkwood-Alder transition in Pt2Cu3 nanoctahedra.

Joshua J. Choi, Kaifu Bian, William J. Baumgardner, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Tobias Hanrath: " Interface-Induced Nucleation, Orientational Alignment and Symmetry Transformations in Nanocube Superlattices", Nano Lett. 12, 4791–4798 (2012). <> CHESS Highlight

Yixuan Yu, Christian A. Bosoy, Colin M. Hessel, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Brian A. Korgel: "Silicon Nanocrystal Superlattices", ChemPhysChem 14, 84–87 (2013). <DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201200738> CHESS Highlight

The article was highlighted in a Wiley VCH press release to
The article was echoed at

Yixuan Yu, Christian A. Bosoy, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Brian A. Korgel: "Self-Assembly and Thermal Stability of Binary Superlattices of Gold and Silicon Nanocrystals", J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 4, 3677–3682 (2013).

Brian W. Goodfellow, Michael R. Rasch, Colin M. Hessel, Reken N. Patel, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Brian A. Korgel: "Ordered Structure Rearrangements In Heated Gold Nanocrystal Superlattices", Nano Lett. 13, 5710–5714 (2013).

Brian Goodfellow was awarded the 2014 CHESS Student Paper Prize for this work.

Zewei Quan, Hongwu Xu, Chenyu Wang, Xiaodong Wen, Yuxuan Wang, Jinlong Zhu, Ruipeng Li, Chris Sheehan, Zhongwu Wang, Detlef-M Smilgies, Zhiping Luo, Jiye Fan: "Solvent-Mediated Self-Assembly of Nanocube Superlattices", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 1352–1359 (2014). <DOI: 10.1021/ja408250q>

The article was featured among the top 10 papers of JACS issue 4/2014.

Benjamin E. Treml, Binit Lukose, Paulette Clancy, Detlef-M Smilgies, and Tobias Hanrath: "Connecting the Particles in the Box -Controlled Fusion of Hexamer Nanocrystal Clusters within an AB6 Binary Nanocrystal Superlattice", Sci. Rep. 4, 6731 (2014). <DOI: 10.1038/srep06731>

The article was highlighted in the Cornell Chronicle.
The article was echoed at,, and AZO Nano

Yixuan Yu, Avni Jain, Adrien Guillaussier, Vikas Reddy, Thomas M Truskett, Detlef Smilgies, Brian A Korgel: "Nanocrystal Superlattices that Exhibit Improved Order On Heating: An Example of Inverse Melting?", Faraday Discuss.181, 181-192 (2015). <DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00006H>

Christian Ocier, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Richard Robinson, and Tobias Hanrath:  "Reconfigurable Nanorod Films: An In-Situ Study of the Relationship Between Tunable Nanorod Orientation and the Optical Properties of their Self-Assembled Thin Films", Chem. Mater. 27, 2659–2665 (2015). <DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b00503>

Benjamin E. Treml, Andrew B. Robbins, Kevin Whitham, Detlef M. Smilgies, Michael O. Thompson, and Tobias Hanrath: "Processing Structure Property Relationships in Laser-Annealed PbSe Nanocrystal Thin Films", ACS Nano 9,  4096–4102 (2015) <DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b00167>

Yixuan Yu, Brian Goodfellow, Michael Rasch, Christian Bosoy, Detlef M. Smilgies, and Brian Korgel: "The Role of Halides in the Ordered Structure Transitions of Heated Gold Nanocrystal Superlattices", Langmuir 31, 6924−6932 (2015). <DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b01498>

The article was selected as ACS Editors' Choice and was awarded to be Open Access for wider dissemination.

Brian W. Goodfellow, Yixuan Yu, Christian A. Bosoy, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Brian A. Korgel: "The Role of Ligand Packing Frustration in Body-Centered Cubic (bcc) Superlattices of Colloidal Nanocrystals", J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 6, 2406–2412 (2015).  <DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b00946>

The article was selected as ACS Editor's Choice / free Open Access as well!

Mark C. Weidman, Detlef-M. Smilgies and William A. Tisdale: "Kinetics of the self-assembly of nanocrystal superlattices measured by real-time in situ X-ray scattering", Nature Materials 15, 775-781 (2016).   <DOI: 10.1038/NMAT4600>

MIT press release
echoed in, nanowerk, R&D Magazine, EurekAlert!, Nanotechnology Now, Nano Magazine, AZO Nano,, Science Daily, e! Science News

Yixuan Yu, Xiaotang Lu, Adrien Guillaussier, Vikas Reddy Voggu, William Pineros, Maria de la Mata, Jordi Arbiol, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Thomas M. Truskett, and Brian A. Korgel: "Orientationally Ordered Silicon Nanocrystal Cuboctahedra in Superlattices",Nano Lett., 2016, 16, 7814–7821..  <DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b04006>
open access

Yixuan Yu, Adrien Guillaussier, Vikas Reddy Voggu, William Pineros, Thomas M. Truskett, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Brian A. Korgel: "Cooling Dodecanethiol-Capped 2 nm Diameter Gold Nanocrystal Superlattices below Room Temperature Induces a Reversible Order−Disorder Structure Transition", J. Phys. Chem. C, online  <DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b09708>.

Yixuan Yu, Adrien Guillaussier, Vikas Reddy Voggu, Daniel W. Houck, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Brian A. Korgel: "Bubble Assemblies of Nanocrystals: Superlattices without a Substrate", J. Phys. Chem. Lett. (accepted) <DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b01595>

Yixuan Yu, Gang Fan, Andrea Fermi, Raffaello Mazzaro, Vittorio Morandi, Paola Ceroni, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Brian A. Korgel: "Size-Dependent Photoluminescence Efficiency of Silicon Nanocrystal Quantum Dots", J. Phys. Chem. C, Just Accepted Manuscript <DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b08054>

Detlef-M. Smilgies and Tobias Hanrath: "Superlattice self-assembly: Watching nanocrystals in action", EPL 119 (2017) 28003.

Kevin Whitham, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Tobias Hanrath: "Entropic, enthalpic and kinetic aspects of interfacial nanocrystal superlattice assembly and attachment", Chem. Mater. 2018, 30, 54−63   <DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b04223>

Mark C. Weidman, Quan Nguyen, Detlef-M. Smilgies, William A. Tisdale: "Impact of Size Dispersity, Ligand Coverage, and Ligand Length on the Structure of PbS Nanocrystal Superlattices", Chem. Mater. 3, 807-816 (2018)   <DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b04322>

Erik Wetterskog, Christian Jonasson, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Vincent Schaller, Christer Johansson, and Peter Svedlindh: "Colossal Anisotropy of the Dynamic Magnetic Susceptibility in Low-Dimensional Nanocube Assemblies", ACS Nano (accepted 1/2018)  <DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b07745>

Detlef-M. Smilgies, Ruipeng Li, and Marie-Paule Pileni: “Au nanocrystal superlattices: nanocrystallinity, vicinal surfaces, and growth processes”, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 15371-15378.  <DOI: 10.1039/C8NR04606A>

- hybrid organic-inorganic materials

David T. Moore, Hiroaki Sai, Kwan W. Tan, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Wei Zhang, Henry J. Snaith, Ulrich Wiesner, and Lara A. Estroff: "Crystallization Kinetics of Organic−Inorganic Trihalide Perovskites and the Role of the Lead Anion in Crystal Growth", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 2350−2358.   <DOI: 10.1021/ja512117e>

Benjamin J. Foley, Justin Girard, Blaire A. Sorenson, Alexander Z. Chen, J. Scott Niezgoda, Matthew R. Alpert, Angela F. Harper, Detlef Smilgies, Paulette Clancy, Wissam A Saidi and Joshua J. Choi: "Controlling Nucleation, Growth, and Orientation of Metal Halide Perovskite Thin Films with Rationally Selected Additives", J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 113-123.   <DOI: 10.1039/C6TA07671H>

The Choi group research was highlighted in a University of Virginia press release.
CHESS's role in solar energy research was highlighted in the Cornell Chronicle.
The article was echoed in myScience

Rahim Munir, Arif D. Sheikh, Maged Abdelsamie, Hanlin Hu, Liyang Yu, Kui Zhao, Taesoo Kim, Omar El Tall, Ruipeng Li, Detlef-M. Smilgies and Aram Amassian: "Hybrid Perovskite Thin-Film Photovoltaics: In Situ Diagnostics and Importance of the Precursor Solvate Phases", Adv. Mater. online (10.1002/adma.201604113).

Dounya Barrit, Arif D. Sheikh, Rahim Munir, Jérémy M. Barbé,Ruipeng Li, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Aram Amassian: "Hybrid perovskite solar cells: In situ investigation of solution-processed PbI2 reveals metastable precursors and a pathway to producing porous thin films", J. Mater. Res. (online 2017)   <DOI: DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2017.117>

Xu Zhang, Xiaodong Ren, Bin Liu, Rahim Munir, Xuejie Zhu, Dong Yang, Jianbo Li, Yucheng Liu, Detlef-M Smilgies, Ruipeng Li, Zhou Yang, Tianqi Niu, Xiuli Wang, Aram Amassian, Kui Zhao, Shengzhong Frank Liu: "Stable high efficiency two-dimensional perovskite solar cells via cesium doping",  Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 2095-2102.

Wendy J Nimens, Jonathan Ogle, Anna Caruso, Mackenzie Jonely, Charles Simon, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Rodrigo Noriega, Michael A. Scarpulla, and Luisa Whittaker-Brooks: "Morphology and optoelectronic variations underlying the nature of the electron transport layer in perovskite solar cells", ACS Appl. Energy Mater. (online 2/2018) <DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.7b00147>

           Luisa Whitaker-Brooks was named one of the "Talented Twelve" by ACS Chemistry & Engeneering News (C@EN)

Alexander Z. Chen, Michelle Shiu, Jennifer H. Ma, Matthew R. Alpert, Depei Zhang, Benjamin J. Foley, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Seung-Hun Lee & Joshua J. Choi: "Origin of vertical orientation in two-dimensional metal halide perovskites and its effect on photovoltaic performance", Nature Commun. (2018) 9:1336.   <DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-03757-0>

Yufei Zhong, Rahim Munir, Jianbo Li, Ming-Chun Tang, Muhammad R. Niazi, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Kui Zhao, and Aram Amassian: "Blade-Coated Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells
with Efficiency > 17%: An In Situ Investigation", ACS Energy Lett. 2018, 3, 1078−1085.  <DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b00428> 

Xu Zhang, Rahim Munir, Zhuo Xu, Yucheng Liu, Hsinhan Tsai, Wanyi Nie, Jianbo Li, Tianqi Niu, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, Aditya D. Mohite, Kui Zhao, Aram Amassian, and Shengzhong (Frank) Liu: "Phase Transition Control for High Performance Ruddlesden–Popper Perovskite Solar Cells", Adv. Mater. 2018, 1707166.  <DOI: 10.1002/adma.201707166>

Jianbo Li, Rahim Munir, YuanYuan Fan, Tianqi Niu, Yucheng Liu, Yufei Zhong, Zhou Yang, Bo Liu, Jie Sun, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Aram Amassian, Kui Zhao, and Shengzhong (Frank) Liu: "Phase transition control for high-performance blade-coated perovskite solar cells", Joule 2018, 2, 2018, 1313-1330.  <DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2018.04.011>

Peirui Cheng, Zhuo Xu, Jianbo Li, Yucheng Liu, Yuanyuan Fan, Liyang Yu, Detlef-M Smilgies, Christian Müller, Kui Zhao, Shengzhong Frank Liu: "Highly Efficient Ruddlesden–Popper Halide Perovskite PA2MA4Pb5I16 Solar Cells", ACS Energy Lett. 3, 8, 1975-1982.  <DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b01153>

Grant Walters, Mingyang Wei, Oleksandr Voznyy, Rafael Quintero-Bermudez, Amirreza Kiani, Detlef-Matthias Smilgies, Rahim Munir, Aram Amassian, Sjoerd Hoogland, and Edward Sargent: "The Quantum-Confined Stark Effect in Layered Hybrid Perovskites Mediated by Orientational Polarizability of Confined Dipoles", Nat. Commun. 9:4214 (2018).

Yucheng Liu, Yunxia Zhang, Zhou Yang, Haochen Ye, Jiangshan Feng, Zhuo Xu, Xu Zhang, Rahim Munir, Jia Liu, Ping Zuo, Qingxian Li, Mingxin Hu, Lina Meng, Kang Wang, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Guangtao Zhao, Hua Xu, Zupei Yang, Aram Amassian, Jiawei Li, Kui Zhao & Shengzhong(Frank) Liu: "Multi-inch single-crystalline perovskite membrane for high-detectivity flexible photosensors", Nat. Commun. 9:5302  (2018).

Tianqi Niu, Jing Lu, Ming-Chun Tang, Dounya Barrit, Detlef M Smilgies, Zhou Yang, Jianbo Li, Yuanyuan Fan, Tao Luo, Iain Mcculloch, Aram Amassian, Shengzhong Frank Liu and Kui Zhao: "High performance ambient-air-stable FAPbI3 perovskite solar cells with molecule-passivated Ruddlesden-Popper/3D heterostructured film", Energy Environ. Sci., 2018, 11, 3358-3366.

Yalan Zhang, Peijun Wang, Ming-Chun Tang, Dounya Barrit, Weijun Ke, Junxue Liu, Tao Luo, Yucheng Liu, Tianqi Niu, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Zhou Yang, Zhike Liu, Shengye Jin, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, Aram Amassian, Shengzhong (Frank) Liu, and Kui Zhao: "Dynamical Transformation of 2D Perovskites with Alternating Cations in the Interlayer Space for High-Performance Photovoltaics", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019,  141, 6, 2684-2694.  <DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b13104>

Dounya Barrit, Peirui Cheng, Ming‐Chun Tang, Kai Wang, Hoang Dang, Detlef‐M. Smilgies, Shengzhong (Frank) Liu, Thomas D. Anthopoulos, Kui Zhao, Aram Amassian: "Impact of the Solvation State of Lead Iodide on Its Two‐Step Conversion to MAPbI3: An In Situ Investigation", Adv. Funct. Mater. 2019, 1807544  <DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201807544>

Chengbin Fei, Meng Zhou, Jonathan Ogle, Detlef M Smilgies, Luisa Whittaker-Brooks and He Wang: "Self-Assembled Propylammonium Cations at Grain Boundaries and Film Surface to Improve Efficiency and Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells", J. Mater. Chem. (online 4/2019).  <DOI: 10.1039/C9TA01755K>

Ming-Chun Tang, Dounya Barrit, Rahim Munir, Ruipeng Li, Jérémy M. Barbé, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Silvano Del Gobbo, Thomas D. Anthopoulos, and Aram Amassian: "Bismuth‐based Perovskite‐Inspired Solar Cells: In situ Diagnostics Reveal Similarities and Differences in the Film Formation of Bismuth‐ and Lead‐based Films", Solar RRL (online 4/19).   <DOI: 10.1002/solr.201800305>

Hoang X.Dang, Kai Wang, Masoud Ghasemi, Ming-Chung Tang, Michele De Bastiani, Erkan Aydin, Emilie Dauzon, Dounya Barrit, Jun Peng, Detlef-M.Smilgies, StefaanDe Wolf, and Aram Amassian: "Multi-cation Synergy Suppresses Phase Segregation in Mixed-Halide Perovskites", Joule (online 6/19)   <DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2019.05.016>

- nanoporous thin films

Matthew C. Dixon, Thomas A. Daniel, Mitsunori Hieda, Detlef M. Smilgies, Moses H. W. Chan, and David L. Allara: "Preparation, Structure and Optical Properties of Nanoporous Gold Thin Films", Langmuir 23, 2414 - 2422 (2007). (reprint available on request)

Sivakumar Nagarajan, Mingqi Li, Rajaram A. Pai, Joan K. Bosworth, Peter Busch, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Christopher K. Ober, Thomas P. Russell, and James J. Watkins: "An Efficient Route to Mesoporous Silica Films with Perpendicular Nanochannels", Adv. Mater. 20, 246–251 (2008). (reprint available on request)

Edward Crossland, Marleen Kamperman, Mihaela Nedelcu, Caterina Ducati, Ulrich Wiesner, Gilman Toombes, Marc Hillmyer, Sabine Ludwigs, Ullrich Steiner, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Henry Snaith:  "A bicontinuous double gyroid hybrid solar cell", Nano Lett. 9, 2807-2812 (2009). (cover) (reprint available on request) (CHESS nugget)

This Nano Letters cover refers to work at G1 station (GISAXS) and G2 station (GIWAXS in SI). Preliminary measurements on first samples were obtained at D1.

This work was highlighted in the Cornell Chronicle.

The Cornell press release was echoed at

Qi Zhang, Fumiaki Matsuoka, Hyo Seon Suh, Peter Beaucage, Shisheng Xiong, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Kwan Wee Tan, Jörg Werner, Paul Nealey and Ulrich Wiesner: "Pathways to Mesoporous Resin/Carbon Thin Films with Alternating Gyroid Morphology", ACS Nano 2018,  12, 347-358.   <DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b06436>

- biomaterials, food science, and pharmaceutical compounds

Thalia T. Mills, Gilman E. S. Toombes, Stephanie Tristram-Nagle, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Gerald W. Feigenson, and John F. Nagle: "Order parameters and areas in fluid-phase oriented lipid membranes using wide angle x-ray scattering", Biophys. J. 95, 669-681 (2008).

Elisa Martinelli, Sara Menghetti, Giancarlo Galli, Antonella Glisenti, Sitaraman Krishnan, Marvin Y. Paik, Christopher K. Ober, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Daniel A. Fischer: "Surface Engineering of Styrene/PEGylated-Fluoroalkyl Styrene Block Copolymer Thin Films",  Journal of Polymer Science: Part A: Polymer Chemistry 47, 267–284 (2009).  (reprint available on request)

Darby M. Harris, Kendall Corbin, Tuo Wang, Ryan Gutierrez, Ana L. Bertolo, Carloalberto Petti, Detlef-M. Smilgies, José Manuel Estevez, Dario Bonetta, Breeanna R. Urbanowicz, David W. Ehrhardt, Chris R. Somerville, Jocelyn K. C. Rose, Mei Hong, and Seth DeBolt: "Cellulose microfibril crystallinity is reduced by mutating C-terminal transmembrane region residues CESA1A903V and CESA3T942I of cellulose synthase", Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (PNAS) 109, 4098–4103 (2012). <DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1200352109>

An Iowa State University press release was echoed in Science Daily

Detlef-M. Smilgies and Ewa Folta-Stogniew: "Molecular weight – gyration radius relation of globular proteins: A comparison of light scattering, SAXS, and structure-based data",  J. Appl. Cryst. (2015). 48, 1604–1606.

Stephanie M. Guthrie, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Gaurav Giri: "Controlling Polymorphism in Pharmaceutical Compounds Using Solution Shearing", Cryst. Growth Des., (Just Accepted Manuscript, 1/18).  <DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.7b01686>

Lina Sanchez Botero, Alexey Dimov, Ruipeng Li, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Juan P. Hinestroza: "In-situ and real time studies, via Synchrotron X-ray scattering, of the orientational order of cellulose nanocrystals during solution shearing", Langmuir 2018, 34, 5263-5272.  <DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b04403>

Meghan Marchuk, Michael J. Selig⁠, Giovana B. Celli⁠, Peter Lawrence, Detlef M. Smilgies⁠, and Alireza Abbaspourrad: "Mechanistic investigation via QCM-D into the color stability imparted to betacyanins
by the presence of food grade anionic polysaccharides", Food Hydrocolloids 93, August 2019, 226-234.  <DOI: 10.1016/j.foodhyd.2019.01.057>

Our study on the stabilization of natural food colors was highlighted in the Cornell Chronicle:
The study was also featured in the news of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the R. F. Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
The study even made the Cornell University home page!

natural food colors

- imaging

J. Powers, N. Dimitrova, R. Huang, D.-M. Smilgies, D. H. Bilderback, K. Clinton and R. E. Thorne: "X-ray fluorescence recovers writing from ancient inscriptions", Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik (Bonn, Germany) 152, 221-227 (2005). (preprint).

This work was highlighted in the Cornell Chronicle.

The article was echoed in and Science Daily, NewsWise, and

The iconic "IVSAL" fluorescence image is on display in the Physical Science Building lobby at Cornell.

J. Powers, N. Dimitrova, R. Huang, D.-M. Smilgies, D. H. Bilderback, K. Clinton and R. E. Thorne: "Recovering Ancient Inscriptions by X-ray Fluorescence", Research Highlight, CHESS News Magazine 2005, p. 60-63.

Xin Liu, Kyoung-Su Im, Yujie Wang, Jin Wang, David L.S. Hung, James R. Winkelman, Mark W. Tate, Alper Ercan, Lucas J. Koerner, Thomas Caswell, Darol Chamberlain, Daniel R. Schuette, Hugh Philipp, Detlef M. Smilgies, Sol M. Gruner "Quantitative Characterization of Near-Field Fuel Sprays by Multi-Orifice Direct Injection Using Ultrafast X-Tomography Technique", SAE Technical Paper 2006-01-1041, published in "Combustion and Flow Diagnostics and Fundamental Advances in Thermal Fluid Sciences 2006". Vol. SP-2015. (Society of Automotive Engineers, Troy, MI, 2006, ISBN 0-7680-1750-5). (reprint)

J. Powers, D.-M. Smilgies, E.C. Geil, K. Clinton, N. Dimitrova, M. Peachin, R.E. Thorne: "X-ray fluorescence imaging analysis of inscription provenance", Journal of Archaeological Science 36,  343–350 (2009). ( reprint)

Detlef-M. Smilgies, Judson A. Powers, Donald H. Bilderback, and  Robert E. Thorne, "Dual-Detector X-ray Fluorescence Imaging of Classic Artifacts with Surface Relief",  J. Synchrotron Rad. (2012). 19, 547–550. <DOI: 10.1107/S0909049512021164> (reprint available on request)

- methods

D.-M. Smilgies, D. R. Blasini, S. Hotta, and H. Yanagi: "Reciprocal Space Mapping and Single-Crystal Scattering Rods", J. Synchrotron Rad. 12, 807–811 (2005). (reprint);  Erratum: J. Synchrotron Rad. (2006). 13, 346. (handbook)

D.-M. Smilgies and D. R. Blasini: "Indexation scheme for oriented molecular thin films studied with grazing-incidence reciprocal-space mapping", J. Appl. Cryst. 40, 716-718 (2007). (reprint available on request)

Jessica S. Lamb, Sterling Cornaby, Kurt Andresen, Lisa Kwok, Hye Yoon Park, Xiangyun Qiu, Detlef M. Smilges, Donald H. Bilderback, and Lois Pollack: "Focusing capillary optics for use in SAXS solution scattering", J. Appl. Cryst. 40, 193–195 (2007).  (reprint available on request)

Detlef-Matthias Smilgies: "Compact matrix formalism for phase space analysis of complex optical systems", Applied Optics 47, E106–E115 (2008) (Special Issue on Phase Space Methods in Optics) . (reprint available on request)

C. Ferrero, D.-M. Smilgies, C. Riekel, G. Gatta, and P. Daly: "New Possibilities in Phase Space Analysis of Synchrotron Radiation X-ray Optics", Applied Optics 47, E116-E124 (2008)  (Special Issue on Phase Space Methods in Optics). (reprint available on request)

Sterling Cornaby, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Donald H. Bilderback: "Bifocal Miniature Toroidal Shaped X-ray Mirrors", Powder Diffr. 25, 154-156 (2010).

Sterling Cornaby received the Jerome B. Cohen Student Award 2008 at the 57th Denver X-ray Conference for this paper. Measurements were preformed at D1.

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "Molecular Axes and Molecular Planes as an Eigenvalue Problem", J. Appl. Cryst. 41, 363-365 (2008). (reprint available on request).

Detlef Smilgies: "Putting Color in Surface Diffraction", CHESS News Magazine 2009, pp.45-47. (online)

Zhongwu Wang, Ken Finkelstein, and Detlef-M. Smilgies: "Exploring New Physics of Nanoparticle Supercrystals by High Pressure Small Angle X-ray Diffraction",  CHESS News Magazine 2009, pp 56-57. (online)

Sterling Cornaby, Doletha M. E. Szebenyi, Detlef-M. Smilgies, David J. Schuller, Richard Gillilan, Quan Hao, and Donald H. Bilderback: "Feasibility of One-Shot-per-Crystal Structure Determination using Laue Diffraction", Acta Cryst. D 66, 2–11 (2010). (reprint available on request)

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "Scherrer Grain-Size Analysis Adapted to Grazing-Incidence Scattering with Area Detectors", J. Appl. Cryst. 42, 1030-1034 (2009). (reprint available on request).

Zhongwu Wang, Ou Chen, Charles Y. Cao, Ken Finkelstein, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Xianmao Lu, and William A. Bassett: "Integrating in situ high pressure small and wide angle synchrotron x-ray scattering for exploiting new physics of nanoparticle supercrystals", Rev. Sci. Instrum. 81, 093902 (2010). (reprint available on request)

Ruipeng Li,  Sterling Cornaby,  Marleen Kamperman, and  Detlef-M. Smilgies: "Nanocomposite Characterization  on Multiple Length Scales Using μSAXS", J. Synchrotron Rad. 18, 697–701 (2011). (reprint available on request)

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "GISAXS - grazing-incidence small-angle scattering", Chapter 6.2 in: Heimo Schnablegger and Yashveer Singh: "The SAXS Guide, 4th edition", ISBN 18012013.

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "Grazing-incidence X-ray scattering of lamellar thin films", J. Appl. Cryst. (2019). 52 (early view 2/19).  <DOI: 10.1107/S1600576719000402>

- instrumentation

E. Fontes and D.-M. Smilgies: "Final G-line Optics Build - 9 Weeks of Hustle!", CHESS News Magazine 2004, p. 8-10.

D.-M. Smilgies: "Upgrades to the G-line Experimental Stations", CHESS News Magazine 2004, p. 11-13. (preprint)

Alexander Kazimirov, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Qun Shen, Xianghui Xiao, Quan Hao, Ernest Fontes, Don H. Bilderback, Sol M. Gruner, Yuriy Platonov, and Vladimir V. Martynov: "Multilayer X-ray Optics at CHESS", J. Synchrotron Rad. (2006). 13, 204–210. (reprint available on request)

D. E. Nowak, D. R. Blasini, A. M. Vodnick, B. Blank, M. W. Tate, A. Deyhim, D.-M. Smilgies, H. Abruña, S. M. Gruner, and S. P. Baker:  "Six-circle diffractometer with atmosphere- and temperature-controlled sample stage and area and line detectors for use in the G2 experimental station at CHESS", Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 113301 (2006). (reprint available on request)

M. A. Singh, M. N. Groves, M. S. Müller, I. J. Stahlbrand, and D.-M. Smilgies: "Thermal Quenching Sample Chamber for Grazing Incidence Small Angle X-ray Scattering (GISAXS) Studies of Polymer Films", Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 113910 (2007), pp. 1-7. (reprint available on request)

Ernest Fontes and Detlef Smilgies: " D-line Upgrades and New Science Capabilities", CHESS News Magazine 2009, pp. 19-21. (online)

Rong Huang, Thomas Szebenyi, Mark Pfeifer, Arthur Woll, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Kenneth Finkelstein, Darren Dale, Yuxin Wang, Joan VilaComamala, Richard Gillilan, Michael Cook and Donald H. Bilderback: "Application of CHESS single-bounce capillaries at synchrotron beamlines", J. Phys.: Conference Series 493, 012034 (2014). <DOI:10.1088/1742-6596/493/1/012034>

- workshop reports

Ben Ocko and Detlef Smilgies: NSLS Users' Meeting 2004 - Workshop #3 "Grazing-Incidence Small-Angle X-ray Scattering", Synchrotron Radiation News Vol.17, No.5, 20-21 (2004). (report)

Detlef Smilgies: "CHESS User Meeting 2004", Synchrotron Radiation News 18 (2), 2005, pp.2-9. (report)

Detlef Smilgies: "CHESS User Meeting 2004: G-line Workshop", Synchrotron Radiation News 18 (2), 2005, pp.2-9. (report)

Detlef Smilgies, Chae Un Kim, Marian Szebenyi: "CHESS Users' Meeeting 2010 and Workshops", Synchrotron Radiation News 23 (6), 6-15 (2010). (report)

Zhongwu Wang, Ken Finkelstein, Detlef Smilgies, Arthur Woll, Ernie Fontes: "Science at the Hard X-ray Diffraction Limit (XDL2011), Part 2", Synchrotron Radiation News 25, No. 1, 9-16 (2012). (report).

CHESS 2012 Users' Meeting and Workshops, organized by Rong Huang , Detlef Smilgies , Zhongwu Wang , David J. Schuller & Ernie Fontes, Cornell University, June 5-6, 2012,  Synchrotron Radiation News 25, 39-42 (2012).

Invited Talks

D. Smilgies: “Structure of Thin Organic Films Studied with Synchrotron X-ray Scattering Techniques”, presented at: European Research Conferences, Series Fundamental Aspects of Surface Science: Structure and Dynamics of Organic and Biological Molecules at Interfaces, Castelvecchio Pastoli, Italy, September 3-8, 1999.

Detlef Smilgies: "Grazing-Incidence SAXS: a Non-Invasive Method of Characterizing Organic Thin Films", presented at: CHESS Users' Meeting 2002, Workshop I: New Technology and Innovative Applications of Small Angle X-ray Scattering, Cornell University, Ithaca New York, USA, June 18-19, 2002.

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "CHESS G-line - high flux beamlines for the materials science program of Cornell University", presented at: Workshop on Condensed Matter Applications at PETRA III, HASYLAB at DESY, Hamburg, Germany, September 30 to October 2, 2002.

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "GISAXS: A Versatile Tool for the Study of Structure and Kinetics of Organic Thin Films on Nanoscopic Lengths Scales", NSLS-II Workshop, Breakout Session "SAXS/XPCS", Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, March 15, 2004.

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "Nanostructured Functional Materials via Organic Thin Films - What Can We Learn from X-ray Scattering Techniques?", Series: Future Scientific Directions of the Advanced Photon Source, Workshop on Mesoscopic and Nanoscopic Science, The Abbey, Fontana, Lake Geneva Area, Wisconsin, August 29-September 1, 2004.

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "GISAXS Studies of Nanostructured Thin Films Based on Block Copolymer Architectures", 2nd US-Japan Workshop on Synchrotron Radiation and Nanoscience, San Diego, California, April 4-6, 2005.

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "X-ray Scattering Studies of Nanostructured Polymer Films", Physics Colloquium, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, September 28, 2005.

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "Structure of Organic Thin Films on the Molecular Scale and the Mesoscale", HASYLAB Photon Science Seminar, DESY, Hamburg, Germany, July 4, 2008 & Graduate School of Excellence Seminar, Technische Universität München, Germany, July 7, 2008.

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "Ordering Kinetics in Nanoscale Systems - Present Experiments and Future Applications at an ERL Light Source", Institute of Materials Structure Science Symposium '08,  Tsukuba International Congress Center, Tsukuba, Japan, October 16-17, 2008.

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "Probing the Self-Organization Kinetics In Block Copolymer Films", Symposium OO "GISAXS" (Ben Ocko, Jin Wang, Karl Ludwig), MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, December 2-5, 2008.

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "Thin Film Kinetics in Soft Materials under Solvent Vapour", Session 9 "Kinetics", GISAS 2009 (Satellite Conference to SAS 2009), DESY, Hamburg, Germany, October 20-23, 2009.

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "Solvent Vapor Processing for Rational Control of Thin Film Ordering Kinetics", Ober group "Ski Hut" Seminar, Niagara NY, June 2010.

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "Phase Space Analysis of Complex Optical Systems and Optics Challenges for the Next Generation Synchrotron X-ray Sources", Progress in Electromagnetic Research Symposium (PIERS 2010 Cambridge), Cambridge, MA, July 5-8, 2010.

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "The Magic of GISAXS: Thin Film Morphology and Kinetics of Soft Materials", XIS Workshop, Advanced photon Source, Argonne National Lab, Jan. 10-11, 2012.

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "In-situ and real-time GISAXS studies of processing nanostructured organic thin films", Session 09.01 "Functional Nanomaterials" (Tad Koga, Kevin Yager), ACA Meeting, Boston, Jul. 28-Aug. 2, 2012.

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "Watching Nanocrystals assembling into superlattices", Zing Conference "Nanocrystals" (Jiye Fang, SUNY Binghamton and Richard Curry, U Surrey UK), Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Jul. 13-16, 2014.

Detlef Smilgies: "Real-time In-situ Studies of Functional Organic Thin Films", Workshop "In-situ/Operando Characterization of Soft Materials" organized by Chris Tassone at the 2014 SSRL User Meeting and Workshops, SLAC Oct 7-10, 2014.

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "GISAXS - Past, Present, and Future Challenges", keynote talk at the GISAS 2015 conference (Alain Gibaud, Gilles Renaud, and David Babonneau), Nice, France Sep. 9-11, 2015.

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "What happens at a dynamic drying line - a Hartman-Perdok view of coating", Symposium (Aram Amassian and Alejandro Briseno), MRS Spring Meeting, Phoenix AZ, Mar. 28-Apr.1, 2016.

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "Structure and In-situ Processing of Nanostructured Thin Films Based on Functional Soft Materials" (Marian Szebenyi and Kevin Yager), 2016 Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association (ACA) in Denver, Co, July 23-27, 2016.

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "Transient polymorphs during processing of organic semiconductors", 9th Workshop on Substrate‐Mediated Polymorphism in Organic Thin Films (SMP9) organized by Daniel Boese, Roland Resel, and Oliver Werzer, Graz (Austria) September 25-27, 2017.

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "In-situ Real-time Studies of Soft Materials Using GISAXS and GIWAXS", SAXS Excites - International SAXS Symposium 2017, organized by Anton Paar Company. Graz, Austria, September 26-27, 2017.

Detlef-M. Smilgies: "Processing of functional soft materials: Real-time in-situ x-ray studies", ITC Colloquium, Binghamton University, November 14, 2018.

Detlef M. Smilgies: "QCM-D Applications in Food Science and Plasmonics", QSense Workshop & Training: “Quantifying Nanoscale Interactions At Surfaces”, organized bynanoScience Instruments, Rutgers University, June 4, 2019.


Workshops and Sessions

"Surface Science 2000: Self-organization at interfaces and in thin films", organized by D. Smilgies, J.-F. Legrand, S. Ferrer, and R. Felici, ESRF, Grenoble, France, February 11-12, 2000 (local committee: Detlef Smilgies and Claudine Brun); see D. Smilgies: “Workshop on Surface Science at the ESRF”, Synchrotron Radiation News 13, 14 (2000).

"Science at Cornell's G-line", organized by Detlef Smilgies at CHESS Wilson Laboratory, Cornell University, November 2000.

NSLS Users' Meeting 2004 - Workshop #3 "Grazing-Incidence Small-Angle X-ray Scattering", organized by Ben Ocko (BNL Physics Department) and Detlef Smilgies (CHESS), Brookhaven National Laboratory, May 17, 2004; see Ben Ocko and Detlef Smilgies, Synchrotron Radiation News Vol.17, No.5, 20-21 (2004). (report)

CHESS Users Meeting 2004, organized by Detlef Smilgies, Richard Gillilan, and Lana Walsh, Cornell University, June 15 and 16, 2004. (reports of user meeting and CHESS workshop: "Science at G-line).

ERL X-ray Science Workshop 4: "Unique Opportunities in Soft Materials and Nanoscience with an ERL", organized by Detlef Smilgies (CHESS) and Ron Pindak (NSLS), Cornell University, June 19 and 20, 2006.

CHESS Users Meeting 2010, organized by Detlef Smilgies, Chae Un Kim, and Kathy Dedrick, Cornell University, June 8-9, 2010.

CHESS User Meeting Workshop on "Grazing-Incidence X-ray Scattering: State-of-the Art and Future Prospects", organized by Detlef Smilgies, Cornell University, June 9, 2010.

Science at the Hard X-ray Diffraction Limit (XDL-2011) - Workshop 5: "Materials Science with Coherent Nanobeams at the Edge of Feasibility", organized by Christian Riekel (ESRF), Simon Billinge (Columbia U), Ken Evans-Lutterodt (BNL), and Detlef Smilgies (CHESS), Cornell University, June 27-28, 2011.

Member of the International Advisory Board for "GISAS 2012", Nov 14-15, 2012 in Kyoto, a satellite workshop of the international "SAS 2012" conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Workshop "Nanocrystal superlattices" for the 2012 CHESS Users Meeting, organized by Detlef Smilgies and Zhongwu Wang, Cornell University, June 6, 2012.

Session 09.02: "Functional Nanomaterials - Frontiers of Grazing Incidence Scattering", organized by Detlef Smilgies and Hiroshi Okuda, ACA Meeting 2013, Honolulu, July 20-24, 2013.

Member of the International Advisory Board for "GISAS 2015" Sept 9-11, 2015 in Nice (France).

CHESS Upgrade Workshop 3: "Materials Characterization and Provessing on the Nano- and Mesoscale", organizers: Zhongwu Wang, Ou Chen, Ruipeng Li, and Detlef Smilgies, June 13-14, 2016

Member of the International Advisory Board for "GISAS 2018"/"SRPS-7", Sept 4-7, 2018 in Gyeongju, (South Korea).