Materials Research Laboratory

Important publications


  • EMIN, Saim, et al. Tungsten carbide electrocatalysts prepared from metallic tungsten nanoparticles for efficient hydrogen evolution. Applied Catalysis. B, Environmental, 2018, vol. 236, pp. 147-153, doi: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2018.05.026
  • BHATI, Vijendra Singh, FANETTI, Mattia, VALANT, Matjaž, et al. Efficient hydrogen sensor based on Ni-doped ZnO nanostructures by RF sputtering. Sensors and Actuators. B, Chemical, 2018, vol. 255, part. 1, pp. 588-597, doi: 10.1016/j.snb.2017.08.106
  • KUMAR, Rahul, FANETTI, Mattia, VALANT, Matjaž, et al. Growth of MoS2−MoO3 hybrid microflowers via controlled vapor transport process for efficient gas sensing at room temperature. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2018, vol. 5, pp. 1800071-1-1800071-9, doi: 10.1002/admi.201800071
  • ČIŽMAR, Tihana, LAVRENČIČ ŠTANGAR, Urška, FANETTI, Mattia, ARČON, Iztok. Effects of different copper loadings on the photocatalytic activity of TiO2−SiO2TiO2−SiO2 prepared at a low temperature for the oxidation of organic pollutants in water. ChemCatChem, 2018, vol. 10, pp. 2982-2993, doi: 10.1002/cctc.201800249
  • FERFOLJA, Katja, VALANT, Matjaž, MIKULSKA, Iuliia, GARDONIO, Sandra, FANETTI, Mattia. Chemical instability of an interface between silver and Bi2Se3 topological insulator at room temperature. The Journal of Physical Chemistry. C, Nanomaterials and Interfaces, 2018, vol. 122, pp 9980-9984, doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b01543


  • VALANT, Matjaž, POPOVIĆ, Jasminka, VRČON, Mojca, BURAZER, Sanja, ALTOMARE, Angela, MOLITERNI, Anna. Oxide crystal structure with square-pyramidally coordinated vanadium for integrated electronics manufactured at ultralow processing temperatures. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2017, pp. 5662-5668, doi: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b03111
  • AXELSSON, Anna-Karin, LE GOUPIL, Florian, VALANT, Matjaž, ALFORD, Neil McN. Electrocaloric effect in lead-free Aurivillius relaxor ferroelectric ceramics. Acta Materialia, 2017, vol. 124, pp. 120-126, doi: 10.1016/j.actamat.2016.11.001
  • MINELLI, A., DOLCET, P., DIODATI, S., GARDONIO, Sandra, et al. Pursuing the stabilisation of crystalline nanostructured magnetic manganites through a green low temperature hydrothermal synthesis. Journal of Materials Chemistry. C, Materials for Optical and Electronic Devices, 2017, vol. 5, pp. 3359-3371, doi: 10.1039/C6TC05636A
  • WINKLER, Blaž, MARTIN-SAMOS, Layla, RICHARD, Nicolas, GIACOMAZZI, Luigi, ALESSI, Antonino, GIRARD, Sylvain, BOUKENTER, Aziz, OUERDANE, Youcef, VALANT, Matjaž. Correlations between structural and optical properties of peroxy bridges from first principles. The Journal of Physical Chemistry. C, Nanomaterials and Interfaces, 2017, vol. 121, pp. 4002-4010, doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b11291
  • PRAVEEN, Chandramanthy Surendran, VALANT, Matjaž, et al. BiVO3 : Bi-based material with promising UV-visible light absorption properties. Physical Review. B, 2017, vol. 96, pp. 165152-1-165152-8, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.96.165152


  • VALANT, Matjaž, LUIN, Uroš, FANETTI, Mattia, MAVRIČ, Andraž, VYSHNIAKOVA, Kateryna, SIKETIĆ, Zdravko, KALIN, Mitjan. Fully transparent nanocomposite coating with an amorphous alumina matrix and exceptional wear and scratch resistance. Advanced functional materials, ISSN 1616-301X, 2016, vol. 26, no. 24, p. 4362-4369, doi:10.1002/adfm.201600213
  • MAVRIČ, Andraž, BADASYAN, Artem, FANETTI, Mattia, VALANT, Matjaž. Molecular size and solubility conditions of polysilane macromolecules with different topology. Scientific reports, ISSN 2045-2322, 2016, vol. 6, p. 1-8, doi:10.1038/srep35450
  • BOCCHETTA, Patrizia, ALEMAN, Belen, AMATI, Matteo, FANETTI, Mattia, GOLDONI, Andrea, GREGORATTI, Luca, KISKINOVA, Maya Petrova, MELE, Claudio, SEZEN, Hikmet, BOZZINI, Benedetto. ORR stability of Mn-Co/polypyrrole nanocomposite electrocatalysts studied by quasi in-situ identical-location photoelectron microspectroscopy. Electrochemistry communications, ISSN 1388-2481, Aug. 2016, vol. 69, p. 50-54, doi:10.1016/j.elecom.2016.05.018
  • EMIN, Saim, DE RESPINIS, M., MAVRIČ, Tina, DAM, Bernard, VALANT, Matjaž, SMITH, W. A. Photoelectrochemical water splitting with porous [alpha]-Fe[sub]2O[sub]3 thin films prepared from Fe/Fe-oxide nanoparticles. Applied catalysis. A, General, ISSN 0926-860X. [Print ed.], Aug. 2016, vol. 523, p. 130-138, doi:10.1016/j.apcata.2016.06.007
  • ŠKRBIĆ, Tatjana, BADASYAN, Artem, HOANG, Trinh Xuan, PODGORNIK, Rudolf, GIACOMETTI, Achille. From polymers to proteins: the effect of side chains and broken symmetry on the formation of secondary structures within a Wang-Landau approach. Soft matter, ISSN 1744-683X, 2016, vol. 12, iss. 21, p. 4783-4793, doi:10.1039/C6SM00542J


  • EMIN, Saim, DE RESPINIS, M., FANETTI, Mattia, SMITH, W., VALANT, Matjaž, DAM, Bernard. A simple route for preparation of textured WO[sub]3 thin films from colloidal W nanoparticles and their photoelectrochemical water splitting properties. Applied catalysis. B, Environmental, ISSN 0926-3373. [Print ed.], 2015, vol. 166/167, p. 406-412, doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2014.11.053
  • TILELI, Vasiliki, DUCHAMP, Martial, AXELSSON, Anna-Karin, VALANT, Matjaž, DUNIN-BORKOWSKI, Rafal E., ALFORD, Neil McN. On stoichiometry and intermixing at the spinel/perovskite interface in CoFe [sub] 2O [sub] 4/BaTiO [sub] 3 thin films. Nanoscale, ISSN 2040-3364, 2015, vol. 7, iss. 1, p. 218-224, doi:10.1039/c4nr04339a
  • ORKO, Andrej, PREGELJ, Matej, GOMILŠEK, Matjaž, JAGLIČIĆ, Zvonko, PAJIĆ, Damir, TELLING, M., ARČON, Iztok, MIKULSKA, Iuliia, VALANT, Matjaž. Strain-induced extrinsic high-temperature ferromagnetism in the Fe-doped hexagonal barium titanate. Scientific reports, ISSN 2045-2322, 2015, vol. 5, p. 7703-1-7703-7, doi:10.1038/srep07703
  • ZOPPI, Laura, MARTIN-SAMOS, Layla, BALDRIDGE, Kim K. Buckybowl superatom states : a unique route for electron transport?. PCCP. Physical chemistry chemical physics, ISSN 1463-9076, 2015, vol. 17, no. 8, p. 6114-6121, doi:10.1039/c4cp05776g
  • STOJKOVIĆ, Danijel, TORZILLO, Giuseppe, FARALONI, Cecilia, VALANT, Matjaž. Hydrogen production by sulfur-deprived TiO[sub]2- encapsulated Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cells. International journal of hydrogen energy, ISSN 0360-3199. [Print ed.], 2015, vol. 40, no. 8, p. 3201-3206, doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.12.115


  • ZOPPI, Laura, MARTIN-SAMOS, Layla, BALDRIDGE, Kim K. Structure-property relationships of curved aromatic materials from first principles. Accounts of chemical research, ISSN 0001-4842. [Print ed.], 2014, vol. 47, issue 1, p. 3310-3320, doi:10.1021/ar5001132
  • LE GOUPIL, Florian, AXELSSON, Anna-Karin, DUNNE, Lawrence J., VALANT, Matjaž, MANOS, George, ŁUKASIEWICZ, Tadeusz, DEC, Jan, BERENOV, Andrey, ALFORD, Neil McN. Anisotropy of the electrocaloric effect in lead-free relaxor ferroelectrics. Advanced energy materials, ISSN 1614-6832, 2014, vol. 4, iss. 9, p. 1301688-1-1301688-6, doi:210.1002/aenm.201301688
  • BENČINA, Metka, VALANT, Matjaž, PITCHER, Michael W., FANETTI, Mattia. Intensive visible-light photoactivity of Bi- and Fe-containing pyrochlore nanoparticles. Nanoscale, ISSN 2040-3364, 2014, vol. 6, iss. 2, p. 745-748, doi:10.1039/C3NR04260J
  • PINARDI, Anna L, GARDONIO, Sandra, et al. Vacancy formation on C60/Pt (111) : unraveling the complex atomistic mechanism. Nanotechnology, ISSN 0957-4484, 2014, vol. 25, no. 38, p. 1-13, doi:10.1088/0957-4484/25/38/385602
  • GIACOMAZZI, Luigi, MARTIN-SAMOS, Layla, BOUKENTER, A., OUERDANE, Y., GIRARD, S., RICHARD, Nicolas. EPR parameters of E [prime] centers in [upsilon] – SiO [sub] 2 from first-principles calculations. Physical review. B, Condensed matter and materials physics, ISSN 1098-0121, 2014, vol. 90, no. 1, p. 014108-1-014108-12, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.90.014108
  • ZORKO, Andrej, PREGELJ, Matej, LUETKENS, H., AXELSSON, Anna-Karin, VALANT, Matjaž. Intrinsic paramagnetism and aggregation of manganese dopants in SrTiO[sub]3. Physical review. B, Condensed matter and materials physics, ISSN 1098-0121, 2014, vol. 89, no. 9, p. 0094418-1-094418-8, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.89.094418