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Publications


Selected Publications

Reorientation behaviour in the helical motility of light-responsive spiral droplets.
F. Lancia, T. Yamamoto, A. Ryabchun, T. Yamaguchi, M. Sano, N. Katsonis
Nat. Commun. 10, 5238 (2019)

Life-like motion driven by artificial molecular machines.
F. Lancia, A. Ryabchun, N. Katsonis
Nat. Rev. Chem. 3, 536-551 (2019)

Revolving supramolecular chiral structures powered by light in nanomotor-doped liquid crystals
T. Orlova, F. Lancia, C. Loussert, S. Iamsaard, N. Katsonis,        E. Brasselet
Nat. Nanotechnol. 13, 304-308 (2018).

Conversion of light into macroscopic helical motion.
S. Iamsaard, S. J. Asshoff, B. Matt, T. Kudernac,                         J. J. L. M. Cornelissen, S. P. Fletcher, N. Katsonis
Nat. Chem. 6, 229-235 (2014).

Polar self-organization of ferroelectric nematic liquid crystal molecules on atomically flat Au (111) surface
A. A. Marchenko, O. L. Kapitanchuk, Y. Y. Lopatina, K. G. Nazarenko, A. I. Senenko, N. Katsonis, V. G. Nazarenko and O. D. Lavrentovich
arXiv preprint, arXiv:2401.10048 (2024).        

From Molecules to Motile Chemical Systems: Setting Chemistry in Motion
N. Katsonis                                                                                                          Chemistry Challenges of the 21st Century : Proceedings of the 100th Anniversary of International Solvay Conferences on Chemistry (2024).

Motility of microscopic swimmers as protocells

B. Marincioni, K. K. Nakashima and N. Katsonis
Chem 9 (11)3030-3044 (2023).

Macroscopic motion from synchronized molecular power stroke

A. Ryabchun, F. Lancia, J. Chen, R. Plamont, D. Morozov, B. L. Feringa and N. Katsonis
Chem 9 (12), 3544-3554 (2023).

Light‐Responsive Springs from Electropatterned Liquid Crystal Polymer Networks

A. Ryabchun, F. Lancia and N. Katsonis
Advanced Optical Materials2300358 (2023).

Light moves artificial cilia to a complex beat
D. Babu and N. Katsonis
Nature 605, 37-38 (2022). News and Views 

Motile behavior of droplets in lipid systems
D. Babu, N. Katsonis, F. Lancia, R. Plamont and A. Ryabchun
Nature Reviews Chemistry 6, 377–388, with cover page (2022).

Run-and-halt behavior of motile droplets responding to light
A. Ryabchun, D. Babu, J. Movili, R. Plamont, M. C. A Stuart and N. Katsonis
Chem 8, 2290-2300 (2022). 

Acceleration of lipid reproduction by emergence of microscopic motion
D. Babu, R. Scanes, R. Plamont, A. Ryabchun, F. Lancia, T. Kudernac, S. P Fletcher and N. Katsonis
Nature Communications 12, 2959 (2021).

Light-fueled nanoscale surface waving in chiral liquid crystal networks
A. Ryabchun, F. Lancia and N. Katsonis
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 3, 4777–4784.

Helix inversion controlled by molecular motors in multistate liquid crystals
A. Ryabchun, F. Lancia, J. Chen, D. Morozov, B. L. Feringa and N. Katsonis
Advanced Materials 32, 2004420 (2020). 

Knotting a molecular strand can invert macroscopic effects of chirality
N. Katsonis, F. Lancia, D. A. Leigh, L. Pirvu, A. Ryabchun and F. Schaufelberger
Nature Chemistry 12, 939-944 (2020).
"Behind the paper" blog post on the Nature Chemistry Community website

Mechanical adaptability of artificial muscles from nanoscale molecular action
F. Lancia, A. Ryabchun, A.-D. Nguindjel, S. Kwangmettatam and N. Katsonis
Nature Communications, 4819 (DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-12786-2) (2019)
"Behind the paper" blog post on the Nature Chemistry Community website

Reorientation behaviour in the helical motility of light-responsive spiral droplets
F. Lancia, T. Yamamoto, A. Ryabchun, T. Yamaguchi, M. Sano and N. Katsonis
Nature Communications, 10, 5238 (DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-13201-6) (2019)
"Behind the paper" blog post on the Nature Chemistry Community website

Charting a course for chemistry
A. Aspuru-Guzik, M.-H. Baik , S. Balasubramanian , R. Banerjee , S. Bart , N. Borduas-Dedekind , S. Chang , C. Corminboeuf , F. -X. Coudert , Cronin L , Crudden C , Cuk T , Doyle AG , Fan C , Feng X , Freedman D , Furukawa S , Ghosh S , Glorius F , Jeffries-EL M , Katsonis N , Li A , Linse SS , Marchesan S , N Maulide , A Milo , ARH Narayan , Naumov P , Nevado C , Nyokong T , Palacin R , Reid M , Robinson C , Robinson G , Sarpong R , Schindler C , Schlau-Cohen GS , Schmidt TW , Sessoli R , Shao-Horn Y , Sleiman H , Sutherland J , Taylor A , Tezcan A , Tortosa M , Walsh A , Watson AJB , Weckhuysen BM , Weiss E , Wilson D , VW-W . Yam , X. Yang , JY Ying , T. Yoon , S. -L. Nature
Chemistry, 11, 286–294 .

Life-like motion driven by artificial molecular machines
F. Lancia, A. Ryabchun and N. Katsonis
Nature Reviews Chemistry, 3, 536 - 551 (2019)

Dynamic diffractive patterns in helix-inverting cholesteric liquid crystals
A. Ryabchun, D. Yakovlev, A. Bobrovsky and N. Katsonis
ACS applied materials & interfaces, 11, 10895 - 10904 (2019)

Shape-persistent actuators from hydrazone photoswitches
A. Ryabchun, Q. Li, F. Lancia, I. Aprahamian and N. Katsonis
J.Am. Chem. Soc., 141, 3, 1196-1200 (2019)

Photoprogramming Allostery in Human Serum Albumin
R.M.Putri, H. Zulfikri, J. W. Fredy, A. Juan, P. Tananchayakul, J.J.L.M. Cornelissen, M.S.T. Koay, C. Filippi and N. Katsonis
Bioconjugate Chemistry, 29, 2215-2224 (2018)

Light-activated helical inversion in cholesteric liquid crystal microdroplets
P. Sleczkowski, Y. Zhou, S. Iamsaard, J. J. de Pablo, N. Katsonis and E. Lacaze
Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 115 (17) 4334-4339 (2018)

Compartmentalized supramolecular hydrogels based on viral nanocages towards sophisticated cargo administration
L. Yang, A. Liu, M. V. de Ruiter, C. A. Hommersom, N. Katsonis, P. Jonkheijm and J. J. L. M.
CornelissenNanoscale, 10, 4123-4129 (2018)

Revolving supramolecular chiral structures powered by light in nanomotor-doped liquid crystals
T. Orlova, F. Lancia, C. Loussert, S. Iamsaard, N. Katsonis and E. Brasselet
Nature Nanotechnology, 13, 304–308 (DOI: 10.1038/s41565-017-0059-x) (2018)
News&Views "Continuously revolving patterns" by David Bléger

Long‐lived supramolecular helices promoted by fluorinated photoswitches
H. Huang, T. Orlova, B. Matt and N. Katsonis
Macromol. Rapid Commun., 39, 1700387 (2018)Special Issue: Synthetic Macromolecular Machines

Photoresponsive, reversible immobilization of virus particles on supramolecular platforms
N.L. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.198.111100 , Google Scholar Crossref , CAS 10. H. Weineisen, CA Hommersom, J. Voskuhl, S. Sankaran, AMA Depauw, N. Katsonis, P. Jonkheijm, and JJLM Cornelissen
Chem. Commun., 53, 1896–1899 (DOI: 10.1039/C6CC09576C) (2017)

Molecular photoswitches mediating the strain-driven disassembly of supramolecular tubules
J. W. Fredy, A. Mendez-Ardoy, S. Kwangmettatam, D. Bochicchio, B. Matt, M.C.A. Stuart, J. Huskens, N. Katsonis, G. M. Pavan and T. Kudernac
PNAS, 114, 11850-11855 (2017)PNAS Highlight "Artificial microtubules burst with energy" by A. Lubbe, S. Wezenberg, B. L. Feringa. Highlighted in Nature Nanotechnology 12, 1019 (2017).

Humidity-responsive actuators from integrating liquid crystal networks in an orienting scaffold
A. Ryabchun, F. Lancia, A.-D. Nguindjel and N. Katsonis
Soft Matter, in print (DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01505D) (2017)
Themed Collection Liquid Crystal Elastomers

Competitive inclusion of molecular photo-switches in host cavities
H. Huang, A. Juan, N. Katsonis and J. Huskens
Tetrahedron , 73, 4913 - 4917 (2017)
Symposium-in-Print on Dynamic Functional Molecular Systems dedicated to Ben Feringa

High-power actuation from molecular photoswitches in enantiomerically paired soft springs
S. J. Aßhoff, F. Lancia, S. Iamsaard, B. Matt, T. Kudernac, S. P. Fletcher and N. Katsonis
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 56, 3261-3265 (2017)
Selected very important paper by the reviewers

Fluorinated azobenzenes for shape-persistent liquid crystal polymer networks
S. Iamsaard, E. Anger, S. J. Aβhoff, A. Depauw, S. P. Fletcher and N. Katsonis
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55, 9908 - 9912 (2016)
Selected hot paper by the Editors

Preparation of biomimetic photo-responsive polymer springs
S. Iamsaard, E. Villemin, F. Lancia, S. J. Aβhoff, S. P. Fletcher and N. Katsonis
Nature Protocols, 11, 1788–1797 (2016)

Labelling bacterial nanocages with photo-switchable fluorophores
R. M. Putri, J. W. Fredy, J. J. L. M. Cornelissen, M. S. T. Koay and N. Katsonis
ChemPhysChem, 17, 1815-1818 (2016)
Invited contribution to a special issue on molecular machines

Superstructures of chiral nematic microspheres as all-optical switchable distributors of light
S. J. Asshoff, S. Sukas, T. Yamaguchi, C. A. Hommersom, S. Le Gac and N. Katsonis
Scientific Reports, 5, 14183 (2015)

Creation and manipulation of topological states in chiral nematic microspheres
T. Orlova, S. J. Asshoff, T. Yamaguchi, N. Katsonis and E. Brasselet
Nature Communications, 6, 7603 (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8603) (2015)

Emergence of chirality in hexagonally packed monolayers of hexapentyloxytriphenylene on Au(111)
P. Sleczkowski, N. Katsonis, O. Kapitanchuk, A. Marchenko, F. Mathevet, B. Croset and E. Lacaze
Langmuir, 30, 13275-13282 (2014)

Soft Magnets from the self-organization of magnetic nanoparticles in twisted liquid crystals
B. Matt, K. M. Pondman, S. J. Asshoff, B. ten Haken, B. Fleury and N. Katsonis
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. , 53, 12446-12450 (2014)

Subnanowatt opto-molecular generation of localized defects in chiral liquid crystals
C. Loussert, S. Iamsaard, N. Katsonis and E. Brasselet
Adv. Mater., 26, 4242-4246 (2014)

Conversion of light into macroscopic helical motion
S. Iamsaard, S. J. Asshoff, B. Matt, T. Kudernac, J. J. L. M. Cornelissen, S. P. Fletcher and N. Katsonis
Nature Chemistry, 6, 229-235 (2014)

Conductance mechanism in a linear non-conjugated trimethylsilyl-acetylene molecule
E. G. Petrov, A. Marchenko, O. L. Kapitanchuk, N. Katsonis and D. FichouMol.
Cryst. Liq. Cryst. , 589, 3-17 (2014)

Textures of cholesteric droplets controlled by photo-switching chirality at the molecular level
J. Chen, E. Lacaze, E. Brasselet, S. R. Harutyunyan, N. Katsonis and B. L. FeringaJ.
Mater. Chem. C, 2, 8137-8141 (2014)

Versatile post-functionalization of the external shell of cowpea chlorotic mottle virus by using click chemistry
C. A. Hommersom, B. Matt, A. van der Ham, J. J. L. M. Cornelissen and N. Katsonis
Org. Biomol. Chem. , 12, 4065-4069 (2014)

Reversible light induced conductance switching of asymmetric diarylethenes on gold
Arramel; T.C. Pijper, T. Kudernac, N. Katsonis, M. van der Maas, B. L. Feringa and B. J. van Wees
Nanoscale, 5, 9277-9282 (2013)

Influence of molecular length on the adsorption of linear trimethylsilylacetylene derivatives at the n-tetradecane/Au(111) interface
A. Nion, N. Katsonis, A. Marchenko, C. Aubert and D. FichouNew
J. Chem. , 37, 2261-2265 (2013)

Time-programmed helix inversion in phototunable liquid crystals
S. J. Asshoff, S. Iamsaard, A. Bosco, J. J. L. M. Cornelissen, B. L. Feringa and N. Katsonis
Chem. Commun., 49, 4256-4258 (2013)

Electronic properties of individual diarylethene molecules studied using scanning tunneling spectroscopy
Arramel, T. C. Pijper, T. Kudernac, N. Katsonis, M. van der Maas, B. L. Feringa and B. J. van Wees
J. Appl. Phys., 111, 083716 (2012)

Controlling chirality with helix inversion in cholesteric liquid crystals
N. Katsonis, E. Lacaze and A. Ferrarini
J. Mater. Chem., 22, 7088-7097 (2012)

Electrically driven directional motion of a four-wheeled molecule on a metal surface
T. Kudernac, N. Ruangsupapichat, M. Parschau, B. Macia, N. Katsonis, S. R. Harutyunyan, K. H. Ernst and B. L. Feringa
Nature, 479, 208-211 (2011)

Reversible photochemical control of cholesteric liquid crystals with a diamine- based diarylethene chiroptical switch
T. van Leeuwen, T. C. Pijper, J. Areephong, B. L. Feringa, W. R. Browne and N. Katsonis
J. Mater. Chem., 21, 3142-3146 (2011)

Dispersion of graphene in ethanol using a simple solvent exchange method
X. Zhang, A. C. Coleman, N. Katsonis, W. R. Browne, B. J. van Wees and B. L. Feringa
Chem. Commun., 46, 7539-7541 (2010)


https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.110112 , Google Scholar Crossref , CAS 10. T. Kudernac, N. Saendig, T. Landaluce, BJ van Wees, P. Rudolf, N. Katsonis, and F. Zerbetto, Phys. Phys. Phys. Phys. Phys. and B. Feringa, J.
Am. Chem. Soc., 131, 15655–15659 (2009).

Two-Dimensional Molecular Patterning by Surface-Enhanced Zn-Porphyrin Coordination
Visser, Johan; Katsonis, Nathalie; Vicario, Javier; Feringa and Ben L.
LANGMUIR, 25, 5980-5985 (2009)

A Trimer of Ultrafast Nanomotors: Synthesis, Photochemistry and Self-Assembly on Graphite
Cnossen, Arjen; Pijper, Dirk; Kudernac, Tibor; Pollard, Michael M.; Katsonis, Nathalie; Feringa and Ben L.
CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, 15, 2768-2772 (2009)

Nano-electronic switches: Light-induced switching of the conductance of molecular systems
Kudernac, Tibor; Katsonis, Nathalie; Browne, Wesley R.; Feringa and Ben L.
JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, 19, 7168-7177 (2009)

Photoinduced Reorganization of Motor-Doped Chiral Liquid Crystals: Bridging Molecular Isomerization and Texture Rotation
Bosco, Alessandro; Jongejan, Mahthild G. M.; Eelkema, Rienk; Katsonis, Nathalie; Lacaze, Ernmanuelle; Ferrarini, Alberta; Feringa and Ben L.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 130, 14615-14624 (2008)

Photochromism and electrochemistry of a dithienylcyclopentene electroactive polymer
Wesenhagen, Philana; Areephong, Jetsuda; Landaluce, Tatiana Fernandez; Heureux, Nicolas; Katsonis, Nathalie; Hjelm, Johan; Rudolf, Petra; Browne, Wesley R.; Feringa and Ben L.
LANGMUIR, 24, 6334-6342 (2008)

Electro- and photochemical switching of dithienylethene self-assembled monolayers on gold electrodes
Browne, Wesley R.; Kudernac, Tibor; Katsonis, Nathalie; Areephong, Jetsuda; Hielm, Johan; Feringa and Ben L.
JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 112, 1183-1190 (2008)

Locking of helicity and shape complementarity in diarylethene dimers on graphite
Katsonis, Nathalie; Minoia, Andrea; Kudernac, Tibor; Mutai, Toshiki; Xu, Hong; Uji-i, Hiroshi; Lazzaroni, Roberto; De Feyter, Steven; Feringa and Ben L.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 130, 386-387 (2008)

Emerging solvent-induced homochirality by the confinement of achiral molecules against a solid surface
Katsonis, Nathalie; Xu, Hong; Hook, Robert M.; Kudernac, Tibor; Tomovic, Zeljko; George, Subi; Van der Auweraer, Mark; Schenning, Albert PHJ; Meijer, E.W.; Feringa, Ben L.; De Feyter and Steven
ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 47, 4997-5001 (2008)

Photoresponsive rolling and bending of thin crystals of chiral diarylethenes
Uchida, Kingo; Sukata, Shin-ichiro; Matsuzawa, Yuji; Akazawa, Masako; de Jong, Jaap JD; Katsonis, Nathalie; Kojima, Yuko; Nakamura, Shinichiro; Areephong, Jetsuda; Meetsma, Auke; Feringa and Ben L.
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, , 326-328 (2008)

Molecular chirality at fluid/solid interfaces: expression of asymmetry in self-organised monolayers
Katsonis, Nathalie; Lacaze, Emmanuelle; Feringa and Ben L.
JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, 18, 2065-2073 (2008)

Investigation on the nature of the chemical link between acetylenic organosilane self-assembled monolayers and Au(111)Katsonis, N.; Marchenko, A.; Fichou, D.; Barrett, N.
SURFACE SCIENCE, 602, 9-16 (2008)

Synthetic light-activated molecular switches and motors on surfaces
Katsonis, Nathalie, Lubomska, Monika; Pollard, Michael M. Feringa, Ben L. Rudolf and Petra
PROGRESS IN SURFACE SCIENCE, 82, 407-434 (2007)

Self-organized monolayer of meso-tetradodecylporphyrin coordinated to Au(111)
Katsonis, Nathalie; Vicario, Javier; Kudernac, Tibor; Visser, Johan; Pollard, Michael M.; Feringa and Ben L.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 128, 15537-15541 (2006)

Rotational reorganization of doped cholesteric liquid crystalline films
Eelkema, Rienk; Pollard, Michael M.; Katsonis, Nathalie; Vicario, Javier; Broer, Dirk J.; Feringa and Ben L.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 128, 14397-14407 (2006)

Reversible conductance switching of single diarylethenes on a gold surface
Katsonis, Nathalie; Kudernac, Tibor; Walko, Martin; van der Molen, Sense Jan; van Wees, Bart J.; Feringa and Ben L.
ADVANCED MATERIALS, 18, 1397-1400 (2006)

Nanomotor rotates microscale objects
R. Eelkema, MM Pollard, J. Vicario, N. Katsonis, BS Ramon, CWM Bastiaansen, DJ Broer and BL Feringa
Nature, 440, 163–163 (2006).

Photo- and electro-chromism of diarylethene modified ITO electrodes - towards molecular based read-write-erase information storage
Areephong, Jetsuda; Browne, Wesley R.; Katsonis, Nathalie; Feringa and Ben L.
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, , 3930-3932 (2006)

Triazatrinaphthylene, a three-fold symmetry planar conjugated system with two-dimensional self-assembly propertiesSaettel, N; Katsonis, N. Marchenko, A. Teulade-Fichou, MP and Fichou, D
JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY, 15, 3175-3180 (2005)

Adsorption and self-assembly of C-70 molecules at the Au(III)/n-tetradecane interface: A scanning tunneling microscopy study
Katsonis, N. Marchenko and A. Fichou, D
ADVANCED MATERIALS, 16, 309-312 (2004)

Substrate-induced pairing in 2,3,6,7,10,11-hexakis-undecalkoxy-triphenylene self-assembled monolayers on Au(111)
Katsonis, N. Marchenko and A. Fichou, D
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 125, 13682-13683 (2003)

A molecular approach to self-assembly of trimethylsilylacetylene derivatives on gold
Katsonis, N. Marchenko, A. Taillemite, S. Fichou, D. Chouraqui, G. Aubert and C. Malacria
CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, 9, 2574-2581 (2003)

Excited-state relaxation dynamics of a PYP chromophore model in solution: influence of the thioester group
Changenet-Barret, P. Spain, A. Katsonis, N. Charier, S. Baudin, JB. Jullien , L. Plaza and P. Martin , MM
CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS , 365 , 285–291 (2002).

Long-range self-assembly of a polyunsaturated linear organosilane at the n-Tetradecane/Au(111) interface studied by STM
Marchenko, A. Katsonis, N. Fichou, D. Aubert and C. Malacria, M
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 124, 9998-9999 (2002)