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Selected Papers



- Gonzalo Murillo; Andreu Blanquer; Carolina Vargas-Estevez; Lleonard Barrios; Elena Ibáñez; Carme Nogués; Jaume Esteve, "Electromechanical Nanogenerator-Cell Interaction Modulates Cell Activity". Adv. Mater. 29 - 24, pp. 1605048 - 1605048 (2017)

- C. Vargas-Estevez, M. Duch, M. Duque, J. del Campo, L. Enríquez-Barreto, G. Murillo, N. Torras, J. A. Plaza, C.A. Saura, J. Esteve, Suspended Silicon Micro-photodiodes for Electrochemical and Biological Applications, Small, Vol 13, issue 41, doi: 10.1002/smll.201701920 

-  C. Vargas-Estevez, A. Blanquer, P. Dulal, R. del Real, M. Duch, E. Ibañez, L. Barrios, G. Murillo, N. Torras, C. Nogués, B.J.H. Stadler, J.A. Plaza, J. Esteve, "Study of Galfenol direct cytotoxicity and remote microactuation in cells", Biomaterials Volume 139, September, pp. 67-74 (2017).


- J. P Agusil, N. Torras, M. Duch, J. Esteve, L. Pérez-García, J. Samitier, J.A. Plaza.
  Highly Anisotropic Suspended Planar Array Chips with Multidimensional Submicrometric Biomolecular Patterns
  Advanced Functional Materials. Vol. 27, Issue 13, 1605912 (2017) Doi:

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  Nanostructured Materials for Photodynamic Therapy: Synthesis, Characterization and in vitro Activity




 - de Pedro S, Muñoz-Berbel X, Rodríguez-Rodríguez R, Sort J, Plaza JA, Brugger J, Llobera A and Cadarso VJ
  Characterization of Ferrofluid-Based Stimuli-Responsive Elastomers
  Nanoscale, 8, 8773-8783 (2016) Doi: 10.1039/09022a

- T. Patiño,J. Soriano, E. Amirthalingam, S. Durán, A. González-Campo, M. Duch, E. Ibáñez, L. Barrios, J.A. Plaza, L. Pérez-García, C. Nogués.
  Polysilicon-chromium-gold intracellular chips for multi-functional biomedical applications.  
  Nanoscale, 8, 8773-8783 (2016) Doi: 10.1039/09022a

- N. Torras, J.P. Agusil, P. Vázquez, M. Duch, A.M. Hernández-Pinto, J. Samitier, E.J. de la Rosa, J. Esteve, T. Suárez, L. Pérez-García, J.A. Plaza. 
  Suspended Planar Array Chip for Molecular Multiplexing at the Microscale.  
  Advanced Materials, 28, 1449-1454 (2016) Doi: 10.1002/adma.201504164

- M. Rodrigues, R. Piñol, G. Antorrena, C.D.S. Brites, N.J.O. Silva, J.L. Murillo, R. Cases, I. Díez, F. Palacio, N. Torras, J.A. Plaza, L. Pérez-García, L.D. Carlos, A. Millán. 
  Implementing Thermometry on Silicon Surfaces Functionalized by Lanthanide-Doped Self-Assembled Polymer Monolayers.  
  Advanced Functional Materials, 26, 200-209 (2016) Doi: 10.1002/adfm.201503889. Back cover.




- C. Blanco-Roldán,  C. Quirós, A. Sorrentino, A. Hierro-Rodriguez, L.M. Álvarez-Prado, R. Valcárcel, M. Duc , N. Torras, J. Esteve, J.I. Martín, M. Velez, J.M., E. Pereiro, S. Ferrer.
  Nanoscale imaging of buried topological defects with quantitative x-ray magnetic microscopy
  Nature Communications, 6(8196), 1-6 (2015) Doi: 10.1038/ncomms9196

- S. Novo, I. Mora-Espí, R. Gómez-Martínez, L. Barrios, E- Ibáñez, X. Such, M. Duch, X. Mora, J.A. Plaza, C. Nogués.
 Traceability of human sperm samples by direct tagging with polysilicon microbarcodes
 Reproducible BioMedicine, 31(2), 162-170 (2015) Doi: 10.1016/j.rbmo.2015.04.012

- M. Lee, M.J. Lopez-Martinez, A. Baraket, N. Zine, J. Esteve, J.A. Plaza, N. Ahmend, A. Elaissari, N. Jaffrezic-Renault, A. Errachid.
 Combination of PDMS microfilters and micromixers based on flexible thermoplastic films for size sorting and mixing of microparticles
 Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 132(25), 42088(1-6) (2015) Doi: 10.1002/app.42088  Cover image

- C. Vargas-Estevez, R.R. Robaina, R.P. del Real, J.A. Plaza.
 Nanometric metal-film thickness measurement based on a planar spiral coils stack
  IEEE Transactions on nanotechnology, 14(2), 297-303 (2015) Doi:10.1109/TNANO.2015.2392794

- S. Durán, S. Novo, M.Duch, R. Gómez-Martínez, M. Fernández-Regúlez, A. San Paulo, C. Nogués, J. Esteve, E. Ibañez, J.A. Plaza.
 Silicon-nanowire based attachment of silicon chips for mouse embryo labeling
  Lab on a Chip, 15, 1508-1514 (2015) Doi:10.1039/C4LC01299B

- S. Durán, M.Duch, T. Patiño, A. Torres, O. Penon, R. Gómez-Martínez, L. Barrios, J. Esteve, C. Nogués, L. Pérez-García, J.A. Plaza.
Technological development of intracellular polysilicon-chromium-gold chips for orthogonal chemical functionalization
Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 209, 212-224 (2015) Doi:10.1016/j.snb.2014.11.077  




- O. Penon, D. Siapkas, S. Novo, S. Durán, G. Oncins, A. Errachif, L. Barrios, C. Nogués, M. Duch, J.A. Plaza, L. Perez-Garcia.
  Optimized immobilization of lectins using self-assembled monolayers on polysilicon encoded materials for cell tagging
 Jounal Colloids and Surfaces B, 116, 104-113 (2014) Doi:10.1013/1.colsurfb.2013.12.053

- S. Novo, R. Morato, O. Penon, S. Durán, L. Barrios, C. Nogués, J.A. Plaza, L. Perez-Garcia, T. Mogas, E. Ibanez.
  Identification of bovine embryos cultured in groups by attachment of barcodes to the zona pellucida
 Human Reproduction, 26, 645-652 (2014).

- N. Torras, J. E. Marshall, K. E. Zivoviev, C. J. Camargo, E. M. Terentjev,J. Esteve.
  Gas-Pressure Molding-Based Fabrication of Smart Actuators from Nematic Liquid-Crystalline Elastomers
 Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 299, pps. 7 (2014) Doi:10.1002/mame.201300462

- S. de Pedro, V.J. Cadarso, X. Muñoz-Berbel, J.A. Plaza, J. Sort, J. Brugger, S. Büttenbach, A. Llobera.
  PDMS-based, magnetically actuatted variable optical attenuators obtained by soft lithography and inkjet printing technologies
 Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 299, pps. 7, (2014) Doi:10.1016/j.sna.2014.01.021

- S. Novo, C. Nogues, O. Penon, L. Barrios, J. Santalo, R. Gomez-Martinez J. Esteve, E. Errachid, J.A. Plaza, L. Perez-Garcia, E. Ibanez.
  Barcode tagging of human oocytes and embryos to prevent mix-ups in assisted reproduction technologies
 Human Reproduction, 29, 18-28 (2014) Doi:10.1093/humrep/det409

- N. Torras, K. E. Zivoviev, C. J. Camargo, E. M. Campo, H. Campanella, J. Esteve, et al.
  Tactile device based on opto-mechanical actuation of liquid crystal elastomers
  Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 208, 104-112 (2014) Doi:10.1016/j.sna.2014.01.012





- Rodrigo Gómez-Martínez, Alberto M. Hernandez-Pinto, Marta Duch,  Patricia Vázquez, Kirrill Zinoviev, Enrique J. de la Rosa, Jaume Esteve, Teresa Suárez, José A. Plaza.
 Silicon chips detect intracellular pressure changes in living cells
 Nature Nanotechnology July 8, 517-521 (2013) doi:10.1038/nnano.2013.118. Front cover

About the Cover:

The development of sophisticated devices to monitor, and eventually interfere with, essential cellular processes is an ongoing challenge. Now, José A. Plaza and colleagues have fabricated silicon chips that are small enough to be internalized inside cells and detect intracellular pressure changes. These devices can be considered the first step towards achieving a broad range of intracellular nanochips. A pseudocoloured scanning microscopy image (on the cover) shows a HeLa cell interacting with a silicon chip pressure sensor.


* Post in Nanowerk - the premier and most popular source for nanotechnology information.
   Michael Berger,  Silicon chips inserted into living cells can feel the pressure (w/video), July 18 15, 2013  

 - Klaudia Czaniková, Núria Torras, Jaume Esteve, Igor Krupta, Peter Kasák, Ewa Pavlová, Ivan Chodák, Mária Omastová.
  Nanocomposite actuators based on ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer filled with carbon nanotube
  Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 186, 701 (2013) Doi:10.1016/j.snb.2013.06.054

 - Antoni Sanchez-Ferrer, Núria Torras, Kirill Zinoviev, Jaume Esteve.
  Liquid-Crystalline Elastomer Micropillar Array for Haptic Actuation
  Journal of Material Chemistry C, 1:5183-5190 (2013) Doi:10.1039/C3TC31109K. Front cover

- C.J. Camargo, A. Melendez, J. Robles, J. Esteve, I. Ramos.
  Electrospun nanobridges towards self-heated gas sensors with enhanced sensitivity
  Journal of physics: Conference Series (JPCS), 421, 012002 (3/2013)

- H. Campanella, C.J. Camargo, J. Esteve, J.M. Tsai. 
 Sensitivity of thin-film bulk acoustic resonators (FBAR) to localized mechanical forces 
  Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 23, 065024 (5/2013). 




- O. Penon, S. Novo, S. Duran, E. Ibñez, C. Nogues, J. Samitier, M. Duch, José A. Plaza, L- Perez-García.
  Efficient Biofuntionalization of Polisilicon Barcodes to the Zona Pellucida of Mouse Embryos
  Bioconjugate Chemistry, 23, 12:2392-2402 (2012)

- A. Eichler, M. del Álamo Ruiz, A. Bachtold, J. A. Plaza.
 Strong coupling between mechanical modes in a nanotube resonator
  Physical Review Letters, 109, 025503 (2012)

- E. Coronado, A. Forment-Aliaga, E. Pinilla-Cienfuegos, S. Tatay, L. Catala, J. A. Plaza.
  Nanopatterning of Anionic Nanoparticles based on Magnetic Prussian-Blue Analogues
  Advanced Functional Materials, (2012DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201200067

D. Naumenko, V. Snitika, M. Duch, N. Torras, J. Esteve.
  Stress mapping on the porous silicon microcapsules by Ramman microscopy
  Microelectronic Engineering, 98, 488-491 (2012 

- CJ. Camargo, H. Campanella, JE. Marshall, N. Torras, K. Zinoviev, EM. Terentjev, J. Esteve.
  Batch fabrication of optical actuators using nanotube–elastomer composites towards refreshable Braille displays.
  Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 22, 7, 075009. (6/2012). Invited Paper in  highlight in 2012 by JMM. .

- Jean Marshall, Yan Ji, Núria Torras, Kirill Zinoviev, Eugene M. Terentjev.
Carbon-nanotube sensitized nematic elastomers for IR-visible photo-actuation
Soft Mater, (8) 5, 1570-1574 (2012) DOI: 10.1039/c1sm06656k.




- N.Torras, K.E.Zinoviev, J.E.Marshall, E.M.Terentjev, J.Esteve.
Bending kinetics of photoactuated nematic elastomer cantilever
Applied Physics Letter 99, 254102 (2011) DOI: 10.1063/1.3670502.

- E. Fernández-Rosas, A. Baldi, E. Ibañez, L. Barrios, S. Novo, J. Esteve, J.A. Plaza, M. Duch, R. Gómez, O. Castell, C. Nogués, C. Fernández-Sánchez.
  Chemical functionalization of polysilicon microparticles for single cell studies
  Langmuir, 27, 8302-8308. DOI: 10.1021/1a200857x (2011)

- J. Vila-Planas, E. Fernández-Rosas, B. Ibarlucea, S. Demming, C. Nogués, J.A. Plaza, C. Domínguez, S. Büttgenbach, A. Llobera.
  Cell analysis using a multiple internal reflection photonic lab-on-a-chip
  Nature Protocols, 6(10). DOI: 10.1038/nprot.2011.383 (2011)

- R.R. Robaina, M.J. López, J.Eteve, R. Pérez-Castillejos, J.A. Plaza.
  Directed Fracture for the fabrication of freestanding Multi-layered Nanostructures
  Small, 7(5), 558-562. DOI: 10.1002/smll.201001105 (2011)

- CJ. Camargo, H. Campanella, JE. Marshall, N. Torras, K. Zinoviev, EM. Terentjev and J. Esteve.
  Localised actuation in composites containing carbon nanotubes and liquid crystalline elastomers.
  Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 32, 1953-59 (12/2011). Front cover.




- B. Ibarlucea, E. Fernández-Rosas, J. Vila-Planas, S. Demming, C. Nogués, J.A. Plaza, S. Büttgenbach, A. Llobera.
  Cell screening using disposable photonic lab on a chip system
  Analytical Chemistry, 82(10), 4246-4251 (2010)

- E. Fernández-Rosas, R. Gómez, E. Ibáñez, L. Barrios, M. Duch, J. Esteve, J.A. Plaza, C. Nogués.
  Internalization and cytotoxicity analysis of silicon-based microparticles in macrophages and embryos
  Biomedical Microdevices, 12(3), 371-379 (2010)

- E. M. Campo, M.J. Lopez-Martínex, E. Fernández-Rosas, L. Barrios. E. Ibáñez, C. Nogués, J. Esteve, J.A. Plaza.
  Focused Ion Beam Micromachined glass pipettes for cell microinjection
  Biomedical Microdevices, 12(2), 311 (2010)

- R. Gómez, P. Vázques, M. Duch, A. Muriano, D. Pinacho, N. Sanvicens, F. Sánchez-Baeza, P. Boya, E. J. de la Rosa, J. Esteve, T Suarez, J.A. Plaza.
  Intracellular Silicon Chips in Living Cells *
  Small, 6(4), 499-502 (2010)

* Post in Nanowerk - the premier and most popular source for nanotechnology information.
Michael Berger, Future bio-nanotechnology will use computer chips inside living cells, March 15, 2010.

Most accesed post of 2010 year.




- Elisabet Fernandez-Rosas, Rodrigo Gómez, Elena Ibañez, Lleonard Barrios, Marta Duch, Jaume Esteve, Carme Nogués, José Antonio Plaza.
  Intracellular Polysilicon Barcordes for Cell Traking
  Small, 5(21), 2433-2439 (2009)




- A. San Paulo, N. Arellano, J.A. Plaza, . He, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, R.T. Howe, J. Bokor, P. Yang.
  Suspended mechanical structures based on elastic silicon nanowire arrays 
  Nano Letters, 7 (4), 1100-1104 (2007)


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