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Apr 2019: Thermodiffusion-assisted pyroelectrics, new route towards heat sensing for electronic skin, accepted in Advanced Functional Materials.


Mar 2019: Ultra wide range ellipsometry shed light on the optical conductivity of conducting polymers, published in JMMC and selected for inside cover.


Mar 2019: Tuneable ionic thermoelectrics, published in Nature Communications.


Feb 2019: Greyscale and paper electrochromic displays by UV patterning, published in Polymers and selected for the cover.


Jan 2019: Review on plasmonic displays out in Reports on Progress in Physics.


Jan 2019: Review on conducting polymers out in Advanced Materials in special issue celebrating Prof. Olle Inganäs.


Oct 2018: Our paper on strong coupling with nanoholes selected for supplementary cover of ACS Photonics.


Oct 2018: Magnus on Swedish television discussing this years Nobel Prize in Physics.


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Research papers (remove figures)



45. Thermodiffusion-assisted Pyroelectrics – Enabling Rapid and Stable Heat and Radiation Sensing

M. Shiran Chaharshoughi, D. Zhao, X. Crispin, S. Fabiano and M.P. Jonsson

Advanced Functional Materials 2019, in press

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44. On the anomalous optical conductivity dispersion of electrically conducting polymers: ultra-wide spectral range ellipsometry combined with a Drude–Lorentz model

S. Chen, P. Kühne, V. Stanishev, S. Knight, R. Brooke, I. Petsagkourakis, X. Crispin, M. Schubert, V. Darakchieva and M.P. Jonsson

Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2019, in press, selected for inside cover

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43. Polymer gels with tunable ionic Seebeck coefficient for ultra-sensitive printed thermopiles

D. Zhao, A. Martinelli, A. Willfahrt, T. Fischer, D. Bernin, Z. Ullah, M. Shahi, J. Brill, M.P. Jonsson, S. Fabiano and X. Crispin

Nature Communications 2019, 10, 1093

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42. Plasmonic Fanoholes: On the gradual transition from suppressed to enhanced optical transmission through nanohole arrays in metal films of increasing film thickness

E. Kang, H. Ekinge and M.P. Jonsson

Optical Materials Express 2019, 9, 1404-1415

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41. Greyscale and paper electrochromic polymer displays by UV patterning

R. Brooke, J. Edberg, X. Crispin, M. Berggren, I. Engquist and M.P. Jonsson

Polymers 2019, 11, 267

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featured on the cover





40. Strong Plasmon–Exciton Coupling with Directional Absorption Features in Optically Thin Hybrid Nanohole Metasurfaces

E.S.H. Kang, S. Chen, S. Sardar, D. Tordera, N. Armakavicius, V. Darakchieva, T. Shegai, and M.P. Jonsson

ACS Photonics 2018, 5, 4046–4055

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supplementary cover





39. Conducting Polymer Electrocatalysts for Proton‐Coupled Electron Transfer Reactions: Toward Organic Fuel Cells with Forest Fuels

C. Che, M. Vagin, K. Wijeratne, D. Zhao, M Warczak, M.P. Jonsson, and X. Crispin

Advanced Sustainable Systems, 2018, 2, 7, 1800021

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38. Hybrid plasmonic and pyroelectric harvesting of light flucutations

M.Shiran Chaharsoughi, D.Tordera, A. Grimoldi, I. Engquist, M. Berggren, S. Fabiano, and M.P. Jonsson

Advanced Optical Materials 2018, 6 (11), 1701051

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37. Switchable plasmonic metasurfaces with high chromaticity containing Only abundant metals

K.Xiong, D.Tordera, G. Emilsson, O. Olsson, U. Linderhed, M.P. Jonsson, and A.B. Dahlin

Nano Letters 2017, 17, 7033-7039

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36. Solar transparent radiators by optical nanoantennas

G. Jönsson, D. Tordera , T. Pakizeh, M. Jaysankar, V. Miljkovic, L. Tong, M.P. Jonsson, and A. Dmitriev

Nano Letters 2017, 17, 6766-6772

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35. Infrared electrochromic conducting polymer devices

R. Brooke, E. Mitraka, S. Sardar, M. Sandberg, A. Sawatdee, M. Berggren, X. Crispin, and M.P. Jonsson

Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2017, 2017, 5, 5824-5830 (Emerging Investigator issue)

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34. Thermoplasmonic Semitransparent Nanohole Electrodes

D. Tordera, D. Zhao, A.V. Volkov, X. Crispin, and Magnus P. Jonsson*

Nano Letters 2017, 7 (5), 3145–3151

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33. Hot carrier generation and extraction of plasmonic alloy nanoparticles

M. Valenti, A. Venugopal, D. Tordera, M.P. Jonsson, G. Biskos, A. Schmidt-Ott and W.A. Smith

ACS Photonics 2017, 4, 1146-1152 (selected for cover)

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32. Ionic thermoelectric figure of merit for charging of supercapacitors

H. Wang, D. Zhao, Z.U. Khan, S. Puzinas, M.P. Jonsson, M. Berggren and X. Crispin

Advanced Electronic Materials 2017, 4, 1700013

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31. In vivo polymerization and manufacturing of electrodes and supercapacitors in plants

E. Stavrinidou, R. Gabrielsson, P. Nilsson, S. K. Singh, A. Volkov, M.P. Jonsson, I. Zozoulenko, D.T. Simon and M. Berggren

PNAS 2017, 114, 2807-2812

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30. Oxygen-induced doping on reduced PEDOT

E. Mitraka, M.J. Jafari, M. Vagin, X. Liu, M. Fahlman,T. Ederth, M. Berggren, M.P. Jonsson and X. Crispin

Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2017 5, 4404-4412 (selected as ‘HOT paper’)

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29. Low-temperature growth of polyethylene glycol-doped BiZn2VO6 nanocompounds with enhanced photoelectrochemical properties

S. Elhag, D. Tordera, T. Deydier, J. Lu, X. Liu, V. Khranovskyy, L. Hultman, M. Willander, M.P. Jonsson and O. Nur

Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2017, 5, 1112-1119

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28. Photoconductive zinc oxide-composite paper by pilot paper machine manufacturing

M. Sandberg,* D. Tordera,* H. Granberg, A. Savatdee, D. Dedic, M. Berggen and M.P. Jonsson

Flexible and Printed Electronics - Special issue on Paper Electronics 2016, 1, 044003 (*equal contribution, selected for special collection of featured articles)

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27. Freestanding electrochromic paper

A. Malti,* R. Brooke,* X. Liu, D Zhao, P.A. Ersman, M. Fahlman, M.P. Jonsson, M. Berggren and X. Crispin.

Journal of Materials Chemistry C 4, 9680-9686 (*equal contribution, selected as ‘HOT paper’)

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26. Direct observation of DNA knots using a solid-state nanopore

C. Plesa, D. Verschueren, S. Pud, J. van der Torre, J. Ruitenberg, M. Witteveen, M.P. Jonsson, A. Grosberg, Y. Rabin, and C. Dekker

Nature Nanotechnology 2016, 11, 1093-1097 (highlighted in Nature Reviews Materials)

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25. The Role of Size and Dimerization of Decorating Plasmonic Silver Nanoparticles on the Photoelectrochemical Solar Water Splitting Performance of BiVO4 Photoanodes

M. Valenti, E. Kontoleta, I.A. Digdaya, M.P. Jonsson, G. Biskos, A. Schmidt-Ott and W.A. Smith

ChemNanoMat 2016, 2, 739–747

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24. Ionic thermoelectric supercapacitors

D. Zhao, H. Wang, Z.U. Khan, J.C. Chen, R. Gabrielsson, M.P. Jonsson, M. Berggren and X. Crispin

Energy & Environmental Science 2016, 9, 1450-1457

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We harvest and store heat as electrical energy by charging supercapacitors though the ionic thermoelectric effect.



23. Plasmonic nanopores for trapping, controlled displacement and sequencing of DNA molecules

M. Belkin, S.H. Chao, M.P. Jonsson, C. Dekker and A. Aksimentiev

ACS Nano 2015, 9, 10598-10611

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Through combined FDTD and MD simulations, we explore the feasibility of using plasmonic nanopores for controlled DNA sensing and sequencing.


22. Self-aligned plasmonic nanopores by optically controlled dielectric breakdown

S. Pud,* D. Verschueren,* N. Vukovic, C. Plesa, M.P. Jonsson and C. Dekker

Nano Letters 2015, 15, 7112-7117 (*equal contribution)

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We demonestrate that the position of dielectric breakdown in thin membranes can be controlled by plasmonic fields, forming a unique means to create plasmonic nanopores with automatic alignment.


21. Temperature dependence of DNA translocations through solid-state nanopores

D. Verschueren, M.P. Jonsson and C. Dekker

Nanotechnology 2015, 26, 234004

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We provide an extensive experimental and theoretical investigation of heating effects in nanopore experiments.


20. Photoresistance switching of plasmonic nanopores

Y. Li, F. Nicoli, C. Chen, L. Lagae, G. Groeseneken, T. Stakenborg, H.W. Zandbergen, C. Dekker, P. Van Dorpe and M.P. Jonsson

Nano Letters 2015, 15, 776-782

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We present the first plasmon-controlled fluidic nanovalve, based on optical-induced resistance attributed to formation of bubbles blocking the fluidic channel.



19. DNA translocations through solid-state plasmonic nanopores

F. Nicoli, D. Vershueren, M. Klein, C. Dekker and M.P. Jonsson

Nano Letters 2014, 14, 6917–6925

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We demonstrate plasmon-induced enhancment of the event rate in LiCl buffers, which is attributed to plasmonic heating and thermophoretic capture of DNA.


18. Plasmon-enhanced four-wave mixing by nanoholes in thin gold films

H. Hagman, O. Bäcke, J. Kiskis, F. Svedberg, M.P. Jonsson, F. Höök and A. Enejder

Optics Letters 2014, 39, 1001-1004

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17. Plasmonic nanopore for electrical profiling of optical intensity landscapes

M.P. Jonsson and C. Dekker

Nano Letters 2013, 13, 1029-1033

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Apart from optical profiling based on plasmonic heating, we use, for the first time, the electrical conductance of a solid-state nanopore to quantify the temperature in the proximity of a single optical nanoantenna.



16. Periodic modulations of optical tweezers near solid-state membranes

G.V. Soni,* M.P. Jonsson* and C. Dekker

Small 2012, 9, 679-684, *equal contribution

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While previously believed to be a detection artifact, we show experimentally and using FDTD simulations that these modulations are real, caused by interference between the trapping laser and light reflected from the thin membrane.


15. Rapid manufacturing of low-noise membranes for nanopore sensors by trans-chip illumination lithography

X.J.A. Janssen,* M.P. Jonsson,* C. Plesa, G.V. Soni, C. Dekker and N.H. Dekker

Nanotechnology 2012, 23, 475302, *equal contribution

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We present a novel fabrication strategy based on backside illumination, such that only optically thin areas are exposed on the topside. The method provides perfect self-alignment over wafer side areas. We exemplify the method by fabricating low-noise membranes for nanopore sensing.


14. High Throughput Fabrication of Plasmonic Nanostructures in Nanofluidic Pores for Biosensing Applications

F. Mazzotta, F. Höök and M.P. Jonsson

Nanotechnology 2012, 23, 415304

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Based on angled metal evaporation and milling our method provides wafer-sized areas of pores containing plasmonic nanoparticles. See also paper 7 on flow-through plasmonic sensing.


13. Material-Selective Surface Chemistry for Nanoplasmonic Sensors: Optimizing Sensitivity and Controlling Binding to Local Hot Spots

L Feuz*, MP Jonsson* and F Höök

Nano Letters 2012 , 12, 873-879

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We direct protein binding to nanoplasmonic hot spots. Such directed binding to high-sensitivity regions can significantly improve the nanosensor performance, as shown in paper 9. We also investigate limitations of nanoplasmonic sensors imposed by the short decay length of the plasmonic field.



12. Plasmonic Sensing Using Nanodome Arrays Fabricated by Soft Nanoimprint Lithography

J McPhillips, C McClatchey, T Kelly, A Murphy, MP Jonsson, GA Wurtz, RJ Winfield and RJ Pollard

Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2011, 115, 15234-15239

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Nanoimprinting is used as a high-throughput method to create large arrays of plasmonic nanodome arrays. The structure shows interesting geometry-dependent optical properties and is shown promising for refractive-index based sensing.



11. Nanoplasmonic Biosensing with On-chip Electrical Detection

F Mazzotta, G Wang, C Hägglund, F Höök and MP Jonsson

Biosensors and Bioelectronics 2010, 26, 1131-1136

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By fabricating nanoplasmonic disc arrays on photo-sensitive diodes we could convert the optical sensor signal to an electrical signal directly on the sensor chip, further simplifying the concept of nanoplasmonic sensing.


10. Sealing of Sub-Micrometer Wells by a Shear-Driven Lipid Bilayer

P Jönsson, MP Jonsson and F Höök

Nano Letters 2010, 10, 1900-1906

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We create free-hanging lipid membranes on a nanohole surface using a shear-driven bilayer (also see Jönsson et al. JACS 2009). By lowering the pH, we could also make the membrane conform the nanostructured surface.


9. Improving the Limit of Detection of Nanoscale Sensors by Directed Binding to High-Sensitivity Areas

L Feuz, P Jönsson, MP Jonsson and Fredrik Höök

ACS Nano 2010, 4, 2167-2177

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We utilize the nonhomogeneous sensitivity of nanosensors to improve the limit of detection. The concept is based on minimizing diffusion limitations by preventing binding to low-sensitive areas as a means to improve the binding rate in high-sensitivity regions (also see paper 13).


8. High-performance Biosensing using Arrays of Plasmonic Nanotubes

J McPhillips, A Murphy, MP Jonsson, WR Hendren, R Atkinson, F Höök, A Zayats and R Pollard

ACS Nano 2010, 4, 2210-2216

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We show that plasmonic nanotubes are highly suitable for refractive-index sensing. One of the most interesting features of such hollow nanostructures is the potential for sensing inside single cells.


7. Locally Functionalized Short-range Ordered Nanoplasmonic Pores for Bioanalytical Sensing

MP Jonsson, AB Dahlin, L Feuz, S Petronis. and F Höök

Analytical Chemistry 2010, 82, 2087-2094

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We show that flowing analyte through nanoplasmonic pores improves the binding rate over stagnant conditions by more than one order of magnitude. The paper also provides a novel method for parallel fabrication of chips with arrays of nanoplasmonic pores.



6. High-Resolution Microspectroscopy of Plasmonic Nanostructures for Miniaturized Biosensing

AB Dahlin, S Chen, MP Jonsson, L Gunnarsson,.M Käll and F Höök

Analytical Chemistry 2009, 81, 6572-6580

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We discuss how to optimize microscale spectroscopy of plasmonic nanostructures in order to minimize the noise when determining the resonance peak wavelength. Our main conclusion is that microextinction spectroscopy outperforms dark-field spectroscopy in most situations. See also our recent book chapter (7).



5. Simultaneous Nanoplasmonic and Quartz Crystal Microbalance Sensing:

Analysis of Biomolecular Conformational Changes and Quantification of the

Bound Molecular Mass

MP Jonsson, P Jönsson and F Höök

Analytical Chemistry 2008, 80, 7988–7995

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We use a plasmonic perforated gold film as electrode to enable nanoplasmonic sensing to be combined with the quartz crystal microbalance. The combined sensor system is used to study the formation of supported lipid bilayer from lipid vesicles and protein binding to such artificial membranes.


4. Synchronized Quartz Crystal Microbalance and Nanoplasmonic Sensing of Biomolecular Recognition Reactions

AB Dahlin, P Jönsson, MP Jonsson, E Schmid and F Höök

ACS Nano 2008. 2 (10), 2174-2182

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Nanoholes in a thin gold film sustain plasmonic resonances. The structure is also continuous and electrically conductive and could therefore be used as one of the electrodes that drives a quartz crystal resonator to achieve synchronized mechanical and optical sensing.


3. A method improving the accuracy of fluorescence recovery after photobleaching analysis

P Jönsson, MP Jonsson, JO Tegenfeldt and F Höök

Biophysical Journal 2008, 95, 1-15

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The analysis method works for both single and multiple diffusion species. It that does not require prior knowledge about the bleached region and it is suitable also for nonideal experimental conditions (low signal-to-noise ratio, bleaching during acquisition, illumination fluctuation etc.). The method is based on spatical frequency analysis of averaged radial data. Download FRAP analysis Matlab program.



2. Specific Self Assembly of Single Lipid Vesicles in Nanoplasmonic Apertures in Gold Apertures

AB Dahlin, MP Jonsson and F Höök

Advanced Materials 2008, 20, 1436-1442

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We bind single liposomes in nanoplasmonic holes using hybridization of cholesterol anchored DNA. The platform has particularly high potential for plasmonic investigation of membrane transport phenomena.



1. Supported Lipid Bilayer Formation and Lipid-Membrane-Mediated Biorecognition Reactions studied with a new Nanoplasmonic Sensor Template

MP Jonsson, P Jönsson, AB Dahlin and F Höök

Nano Letters 2007, 7, 3462-3468

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We present for the first time the concept of nanoplasmonic structural sensing, which utilizes the short decay length of nanoplasmonic fields to probe conformational and structural changes of bound objects. The principle was exemplified through the formation of a supported lipid bilayer from lipid vesicles.

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