1. Y.Shen, L. Posavec, S. Bolisetty, F. M. Hilty, G. Nyströn, M. Hilbe, A. Rossi, J. Baumgartner, M.B. Zimmermann, R. Mezzenga, Amyloid fibril systems reduce, stabilize and deliver bioavailable nanosized iron, Nature Nanotechnology, 12, 642–647 (2017) doi:10.1038/nnano.2017.58
  2. , , , ,, , , , and , Modeling Mechanochemical Reaction Mechanisms, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, Publication Date (Web): July 25, 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b05440
  3. Passiu, C., Rossi, A., Bernard, L., Paul, D., Hammond, J., Unger, W.E.S., Venkataraman, N.V., Spencer, N.D., Fabrication and Microscopic and Spectroscopic Characterization of Planar, Bimetallic, Micro-and Nanopatterned Surfaces, Langmuir, Volume 33, Issue 23, 13 June 2017, Pages 5657-5665, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b00942
  4. Spadaro, F., Rossi, A., Lainé, E., Woodward, P., Spencer, N.D., Elucidating the resistance to failure under tribological tests of various boron-based films by XPS and ToF-SIMS, Applied Surface Science, 2017, 425, pp. 948-964. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.07.032.
  5. Arcifa, A.a, Rossi, A., Spencer, N.D., Adsorption and Tribochemical Factors Affecting the Lubrication of Silicon-Based Materials by (Fluorinated) Ionic Liquids, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Volume 121, Issue 13, 6 April 2017, Pages 7259-7275, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b13028
  6. Spadaro, F., Rossi, A., Lainé, E., Woodward, P., Spencer, N.D., Tuning the surface chemistry of lubricant-derived phosphate thermal films: The effect of boron, Applied Surface Science, Volume 396, 28 February 2017, Pages 1251-1263; DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.11.124
  7. Spadaro, F., Rossi, A., Lainé, E., Woodward, P., Spencer, N.D., Role of Boron in the Tribochemistry of Thermal Films Formed in the Presence of ZnDTP and Dispersant Additives, Tribology Letters, Volume 65, Issue 1, 1 January 2017, Article number 11
  8. Pacella, A., Fantauzzi, M., Atzei, D., Cremisini, C., Nardi, E., Montereali, M.R. Rossi, A., Ballirano, P., Iron within the erionite cavity and its potential role in inducing its toxicity: Evidence of Fe (III) segregation as extra-framework cation, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Volume 237, 1 January 2017, Pages 168-179
  9. Aronne, A., Fantauzzi, M., Imparato, C., Atzei, D., De Stefano, L., D’Errico, G., Sannino, F., Rea, I., Pirozzi, D., Elsener, B., Pernice, P., Rossi, A., Electronic properties of TiO2-based materials characterized by high Ti3+ self-doping and low recombination rate of electron-hole pairs, RSC Advances Volume 7, Issue 4, 2017, Pages 2373-2381, DOI: 10.1039/c6ra27111a.


  1. L. Andres Jurado, Hojun Kim, Antonella Rossi, Andrea Arcifa, Jonathon K. Schuh, Nicholas D. Spencer, Cecilia Leal, Randy H. Ewoldt and Rosa M. Espinosa-Marzal, Effect of the environmental humidity on the bulk, interfacial and nanoconfined properties of an ionic liquid, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 22719-22730, DOI: 10.1039/C6CP03777A
  2. Fermo, M. Andreoli, L. Bonizzoni, M. Fantauzzi, G. Giubertoni, N. Ludwig, A. Rossi, Characterisation of Roman and Byzantine glasses from the surroundings of Thugga (Tunisia): raw materials and colours, Microchemical Journal, 2016, yr:2016 vol:129 pg:5 -15, online: 25-May-2016 DOI : 10.1016/j.microc.2016.05.014
  3. D. Atzei, B. Elsener, M. Fantauzzi, F. Brundu and A. Rossi, Determination of the limit of detection by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy for As, Zn and Pb oxides in SiO2 matrix as model systems for environmental investigations, Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, Volume 121, 1 July 2016, Pages 38-46, Available online 18 May 2016, doi:10.1016/j.sab.2016.05.004
  4. M. Carrus, M. Fantauzzi, F. Riboni, M. Makosch, A. Rossi, E. Selli, J. A. van Bokhoven, Increased conversion and selectivity of 4-nitrostyrene hydrogenation to 4-aminostyrene on Pt nanoparticles supported on titanium-tungsten mixed oxides, Applied Catalysis A: General, Volume 519, 5 June 2016, Pages 130-138
  5. B. Elsener, F. Cocco, M. Fantauzzi, S. Palomba and A. Rossi, Determination of the corrosion rate inside historical brass wind instruments – Proof of concept, Materials and Corrosion, XXX (2016) No. XXX, online: 8 MAY 2016, DOI: 10.1002/maco.201608996
  6. F. Cocco, B. Elsener,  M. Fantauzzi,  D. Atzei and A. Rossi, Nanosized Surface Films on Brass Alloys by XPS and XAES, RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 31277 – 31289; DOI: 10.1039/C5RA23135C.
  7. B. Elsener, M. Pisu, M. Fantauzzi, D. Addari, and A. Rossi, Electrochemical and XPS surface analytical study on the reactivity of Ni-free stainless steel in artificial saliva, Materials and Corrosion, vol. 67, issue 6, pp.591 -599, June 2016; online: 25 April  2016; DOI: 10.1002/maco.201608930
  8. Arcifa, A.; Rossi, A.; Espinosa-Marzal, R.; Spencer, N. D.; Influence of environmental humidity on the wear and friction of a silica / silicon tribopair lubricated with a hydrophilic ionic liquidACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Volume 8, Issue 5, 17 February 2016, Pages 2961-2973;
  9. Alexis Sheehan, L. Andres Jurado, Shivaprakash N. Ramakrishna, Andrea Arcifa, Antonella Rossi, Nicholas D. Spencer and Rosa M. Espinosa-Marzal; Layering of ionic liquids on rough surfaces; Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 4094-4106, DOI: 10.1039/c5nr07805a;
  10. B. Elsener, M. Alter, T. Lombardo, M. Ledergerber, M. Wörle, F. Cocco, M. Fantauzzi, S. Palomba, A. Rossi; A non-destructive in-situ approach to monitor corrosion inside historical brass wind instrumentsMicrochemical Journal, Volume 124, January 2016, Pages 757-764, doi:10.1016/j.microc.2015.10.027;


  1. Andrea Penna, Maria Careri, Nicholas D. Spencer and Antonella Rossi, Effects of Tailored Surface Chemistry on Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry: a Surface-Analytical Study by XPS and AFM, Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry; impact factor: 3.193 DOI: 10.1007/s13361-015-11359,
  2. Paolo Ballirano, Alessandro Pacella, Carlo Cremisini, Elisa Nardi, Marzia Fantauzzi, Davide Atzei, Antonella Rossi, Georgia Cametti, Fe (II) segregation at a specific crystallographic site of fibrous erionite: A first step toward the understanding of the mechanisms inducing its carcinogenicity, Microporous & Mesoporous Materials, 211 (2015) 49 – 63; impact factor: 3.209; doi:10.1016/j.micromeso.2015.02.046
  3. Alessandro Pacella, Marzia Fantauzzi, Francesco Turci, Carlo Cremisini, Elisa Nardi, Davide Atzei, Giovanni Battista Andreozzi, Antonella Rossi, Surface alteration mechanism and topochemistry of iron in tremolite asbestos: a step toward understanding the potential hazard of amphibole asbestos, Chemical Geology, 405 (2015) 28–38; impact factor: 3.482. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.03.028
  4. Mario Berrettoni, Michela Ciabocco, Marzia Fantauzzi, Marco Giorgetti, Antonella Rossi and Eugenio Caponetti, Physicochemical Characterization of Hexacyanometallate-TiO2 Composite Materials, RSC Advances, 2015, vol. 45; issue 5, 35435-35447; impact factor 3.708; DOI:10.1039/C5RA03458B;
  5. Jiménez, Ana Eva; Rossi, Antonella; Fantauzzi, Marzia; Espinosa, Tulia; Arias-Pardilla, Joaquin; Martínez-Nicolás, Gines; Bermudez, M. D., Surface coating from phosphonate ionic liquid electrolyte for the enhancement of the tribological performance of magnesium alloy, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b01167; impact factor: 5.9;
  6. L. Andres Jurado, Hojun Kim, Andrea Arcifa, Antonella Rossi, Cecilia Leal, Nicholas D. Spencer and Rosa M. Espinosa-Marzal, Irreversible structural change of a dry ionic liquid under nanoconfinement, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, impact factor 4.198; DOI: 10.1039/C4CP05592F;


  1. Arcifa A; Rossi A; Espinosa-Marzal  RM; Spencer N D; Environmental influence on the surface chemistry of ionic-liquid-mediated lubrication in a silica / silicon tribopair; JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. C, NANOMATERIALS AND INTERFACES; 2014, vol. 118; issue 50; pagine: 29389- 29400; doi: 10.1021/jp505998k;;
  2. Waldemar Hoffmann, Therese Bormann, Antonella Rossi, Bert Müller, Ralf Schumacher, Ivan Martin, Michael de Wild and David Wendt, Rapid prototyped porous nickel–titanium scaffolds as bone substitutes,  Journal of Tissue Engineering, Volume 5: 1–14,  2014, DOI: 10.1177/2041731414540674
  3. Espinosa-Marzal, R. M.; Arcifa, A.; Rossi, A.; et al., Ionic Liquids Confined in Hydrophilic Nanocontacts: Structure and Lubricity in the Presence of Water, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Volume: 118 Issue: 12 Pages: 6491-6503 Published: 2014 DOI: 10.1021/jp5000123
  4. Atzei, Davide; Fantauzzi, Marzia; Rossi, Antonella; et al., Surface chemical characerization of PM10 samples by XPS, Applied Surface Science, Volume: 307 Pages: 120-128 Published: 2014; DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2014.03.178
  5. Fantauzzi, Marzia; Rigoldi, Americo; Elsener, Bernhard; et al., A contribution to the surface characterization of alkali metal sulfates, Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, Volume: 193 Pages: 6-15 Published: 2014
  6. Pacella, Alessandro; Fantauzzi, Marzia; Turci, Francesco; et al. Dissolution reaction and surface iron speciation of UICC crocidolite in buffered solution at pH 7.4: A combined ICP-OES, XPS and TEM investigation, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume: 127 Pages: 221-232 Published: 2014; DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2013.11.035
  7. Espinosa-Marzal, R. M.; Arcifa, A.; Rossi, A.; et al., Microslips to “Avalanches” in Confined, Molecular Layers of Ionic Liquids, Source: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Volume: 5 Issue: 1 Pages: 179-184 Published: 2014; DOI: 10.1021/jz402451v


  1. Ulrich K. Krieger, Maurus Hess, Thomas Peter, Antonella Rossi, Nicholas D. Spencer, and William A. Lanford, Ion Depletion Near a Solution Surface: Is Image-Charge Repulsion Sufficient? Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 266102 – Published 26 December 2013
  1. Zheng, Z. K.; Ruiz-Vargas, C. S.; Bauer, T.; et al., Square-Micrometer-Sized, Free-Standing Organometallic Sheets and Their Square-Centimeter-Sized Multilayers on Solid Substrates Macromolecular Rapid Communications Volume: 34 Issue: 21 Pages: 1670-1680 Published: 2013 DOI: 10.1002/marc.201300624
  1. Venkataraman, N. V.; Pei, J.; Cremmel, C. V. M.; et al. Template-Stripped, Ultraflat Gold Surfaces with Coplanar, Embedded Titanium Micropatterns, Langmuir Volume: 29 Issue: 31 Pages: 9935-9943 Published: 2013, DOI: 10.1021/la401364e
  1. Crobu, M.; Rossi, A.; Spencer, N. D., ToF-SIMS of polyphosphate glasses, Surface and Interface Analysis Volume: 45 Issue: 1 Pages: 579-582 Published: 2013 DOI: 10.1002/sia.5111


  1. Rossi A. and Elsener B., Role of the interface oxide film/alloy composition and stability of stainless steels, Materials and Corrosion, Volume: 63 Issue: 12 Pages: 1188-1193 Published: DEC 2012DOI: 10.1002/maco.201206847 – Q1
  2. Crobu M., Rossi A., Spencer N.D., ToF-SIMS of Polyphosphate Glasses, Surface and Interface Analysis, Volume: 45 Issue: 1 Special Issue: SI Pages: 579-582 Published: JAN 2013available online, DOI: 10.1002/sia.5111. 2012 – Q4
  3. Crobu M. Rossi A., Spencer N.D., Effect of chainlength and countersurface on the tribochemistry of bulk zinc polyphosphate glasses, Tribology letters, 48, 393-406, 2012; DOI: 10.1007/s11249-012-0034-5; Q1
  4. Fantauzzi M, Pacella A, Fournier J, Gianfagna A, Andreozzi GB, Rossi A (2012), Surface chemistry and surface reactivity of fibrous amphiboles that are not regulated as asbestos, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Volume: 404   Issue: 3   Pages: 821-833   Published: AUG 2012; ISSN: 1618-2650, doi:10.1007/s00216-012-6190-5; Q1
  5. Crobu, Maura; Rossi, Antonella; Mangolini, Filippo; Spencer, Nicholas D., Chain-length-identification strategy in zinc polyphosphate glasses by means of XPS and ToF-SIMS”, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Volume: 403 Issue: 5 Pages: 1415-1432, DOI: 10.1007/s00216-012-5836-7 Published: MAY 2012. Q1
  6. Mangolini, Filippo; Rossi, Antonella; Spencer, Nicholas D., Tribochemistry of Triphenyl Phosphorothionate (TPPT) by In Situ Attenuated Total Reflection (ATR/FT-IR) Tribometry”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Volume: 116 Issue: 9 Pages: 5614-5627   DOI: 10.1021/jp209697a Published: MAR 8 2012 Q1
  7. Mangolini F. Rossi A. Spencer N.D., In Situ Attenuated Total Reflection (ATR/FT-IR) Tribometry: A Powerful Tool for Investigating Tribochemistry at the Lubricant–Substrate Interface, Tribology Letters, 45, issue 1, 2012, 207-218, DOI 10.1007/s11249-011-9868-5; Q1
  8. Nedelcu I., Piras E., Rossi A. and Pasaribu H. R., XPS analysis on the influence of water on the evolution of ZDDP derived reaction layer in lubricated rolling contacts, Surface and Interface Analysis, 2012. Q4


  1. Fantauzzi M., Licheri C., Atzei D., Loi G., Elsener B., Rossi G., Rossi A., Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Volume: 401, Issue: 7, Pages: 2237-2248, DOI: 10.1007/s00216-011-5300-0; Published: OCT 2011; Q1
  2. Scherrer B., Rossi A., Martynczuk J., Rossell M. D., Bieberle-Hütter A., Rupp J. L.M., Erni R., Gauckler L.J., Impact of substrate material and annealing conditions on the microstructure and chemistry of yttria-stabilized-zirconia thin films,  Journal of Power Sources, Volume 196, Issue 18, 15 September 2011, Pages 7372-7382; doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2011.03.077 – Q1
  3. Ardau C., Cannas C., Fantauzzi M., Rossi A., Fanfani L., Arsenic removal from surface waters by hydrotalcite-like sulphate Minerals: field evidences from an old mine in Sardinia, Italy, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen, 188/1, 49-63, 2011. – Q4
  4. Elsener B., Addari D., Coray S., Rossi A., Nickel-Free Manganese Bearing Stainless Steel in Alkaline Media – Electrochemistry and Surface Chemistry, Electrochimica Acta, Volume 56, Issue 12, 30 April 2011, Pages 4489-4497 – Q1
  5. Mangolini F., Rossi A., and Spencer N.D., Influence of Metallic and Oxidized Iron/Steel on the Reactivity of Triphenyl Phosphorothionate in Oil Solution, Tribology International, 2011, 44, 670 doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2010.02.009 – Q1
  6. Addari D., Mignani A., Scavetta E., Tonelli D., Rossi A., “An XPS investigation on glucose oxidase and Ni/Al hydrotalcite interaction”, Surface and Interface Analysis, DOI 10.1002/sia.3636 – Q4
  7. Elsener B., Addari D., Coray S., and Rossi A., “Stainless steel reinforcing bars – reason for their high pitting corrosion resistance”, Materials and Corrosion 2010, 61, DOI: 10.1002/maco.201005826. Q1
  8. Mangolini F., Rossi A., and Spencer N.D., “Chemical Reactivity of Triphenyl Phosphorothionate (TPPT) with Iron: An ATR/FT-IR and XPS Investigation”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2011, 115, 1339-1354. Q1


  1. Mangolini, Filippo; Rossi, Antonella; Spencer, Nicholas D., Substituent Effect on the Reactivity of Alkylated Triphenyl Phosphorothionates in Oil Solution in the Presence of Iron Particles, Tribology Letters, Volume: 40 Issue: 3 Pages: 375-394 DOI: 10.1007/s11249-010-9659-4 Published: DEC 2010.
  2. Crobu M., Rossi A., Mangolini F., Spencer N.D. “Tribochemistry of bulk zinc metaphosphate glasses”, Tribology Letters, vol. 39, 2, 121-134 ISSN: 1023-8883.
  3. Fantauzzi M., Pacella A., Atzei D., Gianfagna A., Andreozzi G.B., Rossi A., Combined use of X-Ray Photoelectron and Mössbauer Spectroscopies in the analytical characterization of iron oxidation state in amphibole asbestos. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 396, (2010), 2889-2898.
  4. Pernstich K.P., Schenker M., Weibel F., Rossi A. and Caseri W.R., Electroless plating of ultrathin films and mirrors of platinum nanoparticles onto polymers, metals and ceramics, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces,, Print Edition ISSN: 1944-8244; Web Edition ISSN: 1944-8252;
  5. Beurer E., Venkataraman V.N., Rossi A., Bachmann F., Engeli R., and Spencer N.D., Orthogonal, Three-Component, Alkanethiol-Based Surface-Chemical Gradients on Gold, Langmuir, (2010), DOI: 10.1021/la904830h
  6. Frau, F., Addari, D., Atzei, D., Biddau R., Cidu R., Rossi A., Influence of Major Anions on As(V) Adsorption by Synthetic 2-line Ferrihydrite. Kinetic Investigation and XPS Study of the Competitive Effect of Bicarbonate, Water Air and Soil Pollution 205, (2010), 1-4, 25-41.



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