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Doumon, N. Y., Houard, F. V., Dong, J., Yao, H., Portale, G., Hou, J., & Koster, L. (2019). Energy level modulation of ITIC derivatives: Effects on the photodegradation of conventional and inverted organic solar cells. Organic Electronics, 69, 255-262.
Shao, S., Dong, J., Duim, H., ten Brink, G. H., Blake, G. R., Portale, G., & Loi, M. A. (2019). Enhancing the crystallinity and perfecting the orientation of formamidinium tin iodide for highly efficient Sn-based perovskite solar cells. Nano energy, 60, 810-816.
Gasparini, N., Kahmann, S., Salvador, M., Perea, J. D., Sperlich, A., Baumann, A., ... Ameri, T. (2019). Favorable Mixing Thermodynamics in Ternary Polymer Blends for Realizing High Efficiency Plastic Solar Cells. Advanced Energy Materials, 9(19), [1803394].
Doumon, N. Y., Houard, F. V., Dong, J., Christodoulis, P., Dryzhov, M. V., Portale, G., & Koster, L. (2019). Improved photostability in ternary blend organic solar cells: the role of [70]PCBM. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 7(17), 5104--5111.
Meereboer, N., Terzic, I., van der Steeg, P., Portale, G., & Loos, K. (2019). Physical pinning and chemical crosslinking-induced relaxor ferroelectric behavior in P(VDF-ter-TrFE-ter-VA) terpolymers. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 7(6), 2795-2803.
Terzic, I., Meereboer, N. L., Acuautla, M., Portale, G., & Loos, K. (2019). Electroactive materials with tunable response based on block copolymer self-assembly. Nature Communications, 10, [601].
Terzic, I., Meereboer, N. L., Acuautla, M., Portale, G., & Loos, K. (2019). Tailored Self-Assembled Ferroelectric Polymer Nanostructures with Tunable Response. Macromolecules, 52(1), 354-364.


Liu, J., Ye, G., van der Zee, B., Dong, J., Qiu, X., Liu, Y., ... Koster, L. J. A. (2018). N-Type Organic Thermoelectrics of Donor-Acceptor Copolymers: Improved Power Factor by Molecular Tailoring of the Density of States. Advanced materials, 30(44), [1804290].
Liu, J., Qiu, L., Portale, G., Torabi, S., Stuart, M. C. A., Qiu, X., ... Koster, L. J. A. (2018). Side-chain effects on N-type organic thermoelectrics: A case study of fullerene derivatives. Nano energy, 52, 183-191.
Shao, S., Cui, Y., Duim, H., Qiu, X., Dong, J., ten Brink, G. H., ... Loi, M. A. (2018). Enhancing the Performance of the Half Tin and Half Lead Perovskite Solar Cells by Suppression of the Bulk and Interfacial Charge Recombination. Advanced materials, 30(35), [1803703].
Spampinato, N., Maiz, J., Portale, G., Maglione, M., Hadziioannou, G., & Pavlopoulou, E. (2018). Enhancing the ferroelectric performance of P(VDF-co-TrFE) through modulation of crystallinity and polymorphism. Polymer, 149, 66-72.
Portale, G., & Torbet, J. (2018). Complex strain induced structural changes observed in fibrin assembled in human plasma. Nanoscale, 10(21), 10063-10072.
Carbone, A., Gaeta, M., Romeo, A., Portale, G., Pedicini, R., Gatto, I., & Castriciano, M. A. (2018). Porphyrin/sPEEK Membranes with Improved Conductivity and Durability for PEFC Technology. ACS Applied Energy Materials, 1(4), 1664-1673.
Povia, M., Sottmann, J., Portale, G., Knudsen, K. D., Margadonna, S., & Sartori, S. (2018). Operando SAXS/WAXS on the a-P/C as the Anode for Na-Ion Batteries. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122(11), 5917-5923.
Liu, J., Qiu, L., Alessandri, R., Qiu, X., Portale, G., Dong, J., ... Koster, L. J. A. (2018). Enhancing Molecular n-Type Doping of Donor-Acceptor Copolymers by Tailoring Side Chains. Advanced materials, 30(7), [1704630].
Shao, S., Liu, J., Portale, G., Fang, H-H., Blake, G. R., ten Brink, G. H., ... Loi, M. A. (2018). Highly Reproducible Sn-Based Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells with 9% Efficiency. Advanced Energy Materials, 8(4), [1702019].


Liu, J., Qiu, L., Portale, G., Koopmans, M., Ten Brink, G., Hummelen, J. C., & Koster, L. J. A. (2017). N-Type Organic Thermoelectrics: Improved Power Factor by Tailoring Host-Dopant Miscibility. Advanced materials, 29(36), [1701641].
Zhang, L., Maity, S., Liu, K., Liu, Q., Göstl, R., Portale, G., ... Herrmann, A. (2017). Nematic DNA Thermotropic Liquid Crystals with Photoresponsive Mechanical Properties. Small, 13(34), 1701207. [1701207].
Longo, A., Mulder, D-J., van Kuringen, H. P. C., Hermida-Merino, D., Banerjee, D., Dasgupta, D., ... Portale, G. (2017). On the Dimensional Control of 2D Hybrid Nanomaterials. Chemistry, 23(51), 12534-12541.
Aissou, K., Mumtaz, M., Portale, G., Brochon, C., Cloutet, E., Fleury, G., & Hadziioannou, G. (2017). Templated Sub-100-nm-Thick Double-Gyroid Structure from Si-Containing Block Copolymer Thin Films. Small, 13(20), [1603777].
Lazzarini, A., Groppo, E., Agostini, G., Borfecchia, E., Giannici, F., Portale, G., ... Lamberti, C. (2017). Formation and growth of palladium nanoparticles inside porous poly(4-vinyl-pyridine) monitored by operando techniques: The role of different reducing agents. Catalysis Today, 283, 144-150.
Portale, G., Troisi, E. M., Peters, G. W. M., & Bras, W. (2017). Real-Time Fast Structuring of Polymers Using Synchrotron WAXD/SAXS Techniques. In F. Auriemma, GC. Alfonso, & C. DeRosa (Eds.), POLYMER CRYSTALLIZATION II: FROM CHAIN MICROSTRUCTURE TO PROCESSING (pp. 127-165). (Advances in Polymer Science; Vol. 277). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


Deshmukh, Y. S., Wilsens, C. H. R. M., Leone, N., Portale, G., Harings, J. A. W., & Rastogi, S. (2016). Melt-Miscible Oxalamide Based Nucleating Agents and Their Nucleation Efficiency in Isotactic Polypropylene. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 55(45), 11756-11766.
Salamonczyk, M., Zhang, J., Portale, G., Zhu, C., Kentzinger, E., Gleeson, J. T., ... Stiakakis, E. (2016). Smectic phase in suspensions of gapped DNA duplexes. Nature Communications, 7, 1-9. [13358 ].
Serbenta, A., Kozlov, O. V., Portale, G., van Loosdrecht, P. H. M., & Pshenichnikov, M. S. (2016). Bulk heterojunction morphology of polymer: fullerene blends revealed by ultrafast spectroscopy. Scientific Reports, 6, [36236].
Dendooven, J., Solano, E., Minjauw, M. M., Van de Kerckhove, K., Coati, A., Fonda, E., ... Detavernier, C. (2016). Mobile setup for synchrotron based in situ characterization during thermal and plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition. Review of Scientific Instruments, 87(11), [113905].
Munoz-Noval, A., Fukami, K., Koyama, A., Gallach, D., Hermida-Merino, D., Portale, G., ... Sakka, T. (2016). Accelerated growth from amorphous clusters to metallic nanoparticles observed in electrochemical deposition of platinum within nanopores of porous silicon. Electrochemistry communications, 71, 9-12.
Jaspers, M., Pape, A. C. H., Voets, I. K., Rowan, A. E., Portale, G., & Kouwer, P. H. J. (2016). Bundle Formation in Biomimetic Hydrogels. Biomacromolecules, 17(8), 2642-2649.
Portale, G., Hermida-Merino, D., & Bras, W. (2016). Polymer research and synchrotron radiation perspectives. European Polymer Journal, 81, 415-432.
Petsagkourakis, I., Pavlopoulou, E., Portale, G., Kuropatwa, B. A., Dilhaire, S., Fleury, G., & Hadziioannou, G. (2016). Structurally-driven Enhancement of Thermoelectric Properties within Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) thin Films. Scientific Reports, 6, [30501].
De Rosa, C., Auriemma, F., Malafronte, A., Di Girolamo, R., Lazzari, M., Nieto-Suárez, M., ... Portale, G. (2016). Tuning Ordered Pattern of Pd Species through Controlled Block Copolymer Self-Assembly. The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B: Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces, & Biophysical, 120(27), 6829-6841.
Aissou, K., Kwon, W., Mumtaz, M., Antoine, S., Maret, M., Portale, G., ... Hadziioannou, G. (2016). Archimedean Tilings and Hierarchical Lamellar Morphology Formed by Semicrystalline Miktoarm Star Terpolymer Thin Films. Acs Nano, 10(4), 4055-4061.
Wilsens, C. H. R. M., Pepels, M. P. F., Spoelstra, A. B., Portale, G., Auhl, D., Deshmukh, Y. S., & Harings, J. A. W. (2016). Improving Stiffness, Strength, and Toughness of Poly(omega-pentadecalactone) Fibers through in Situ Reinforcement with a Vanillic Acid-Based Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polyester. Macromolecules, 49(6), 2228-2237.
Vita, F., Hegde, M., Portale, G., Bras, W., Ferrero, C., Samulski, E. T., ... Dingemans, T. (2016). Molecular ordering in the high-temperature nematic phase of an all-aromatic liquid crystal. Soft Matter, 12(8), 2309-2314.
Aissou, K., Mumtaz, M., Usluer, Ö., Pécastaings, G., Portale, G., Fleury, G., ... Hadziioannou, G. (2016). Anisotropic Lithium Ion Conductivity in Single-Ion Diblock Copolymer Electrolyte Thin Films. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 37(3), 221-226.
Troisi, E. M., van Drongelen, M., Caelers, H. J. M., Portale, G., & Peters, G. W. M. (2016). Structure evolution during film blowing: An experimental study using in-situ small angle X-ray scattering. European Polymer Journal, 74, 190-208.
Jennings, J., Bassett, S. P., Hermida-Merino, D., Portale, G., Bras, W., Knight, L., ... Howdle, S. M. (2016). How does dense phase CO2 influence the phase behaviour of block copolymers synthesised by dispersion polymerisation? Polymer Chemistry, 7(4), 905-916.
McKenzie, B. E., de Visser, J. F., Portale, G., Hermida-Merino, D., Friedrich, H., Bomans, P. H. H., ... Sommerdijk, N. A. J. M. (2016). The evolution of bicontinuous polymeric nanospheres in aqueous solution. Soft Matter, 12(18), 4113-4122.


Melchior, J-P., Bräuniger, T., Wohlfarth, A., Portale, G., & Kreuer, K-D. (2015). About the Interactions Controlling Nafion's Viscoelastic Properties and Morphology. Macromolecules, 48(23), 8534-8545.
Nguyen, J., Wonderly, W., Tauscher, T., Harkins, R., Vita, F., Portale, G., ... Scharrer, E. (2015). The effects of lateral halogen substituents on the low-temperature cybotactic nematic phase in oxadiazole based bent-core liquid crystals. Liquid Crystals, 42(12), 1754-1764.
van Franeker, J. J., Heintges, G. H. L., Schaefer, C., Portale, G., Li, W., Wienk, M. M., ... Janssen, R. A. J. (2015). Polymer Solar Cells: Solubility Controls Fiber Network Formation. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137(36), 11783-11794.
Longo, A., Banerjee, D., Hermida-Merino, D., Portale, G., Calandra, P., & Liveri, V. T. (2015). Induced Chirality in Confined Space on Halogen Gold Complexes. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119(32), 18798-18807.
Groppo, E., Agostini, G., Borfecchia, E., Lazzarini, A., Liu, W., Lamberti, C., ... Longo, A. (2015). The Pyridyl Functional Groups Guide the Formation of Pd Nanoparticles Inside A Porous Poly(4-Vinyl-Pyridine). ChemCatChem, 7(14), 2188-2195.
van Kuringen, H. P. C., Leijten, J. W. A., Gelebart, A. H., Mulder, D. J., Portale, G., Broer, D. J., & Schenning, A. P. H. J. (2015). Photoresponsive Nanoporous Smectic Liquid Crystalline Polymer Networks: Changing the Number of Binding Sites and Pore Dimensions in Polymer Adsorbents by Light. Macromolecules, 48(12), 4073-4080.
Baeten, D., Mathot, V. B. F., Pijpers, T. F. J., Verkinderen, O., Portale, G., Van Puyvelde, P., & Goderis, B. (2015). Simultaneous Synchrotron WAXD and Fast Scanning (Chip) Calorimetry: On the (Isothermal) Crystallization of HDPE and PA11 at High Supercoolings and Cooling Rates up to 200 degrees C s(-1). Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 36(12), 1184-1191.
Troisi, E. M., Portale, G., Ma, Z., van Drongelen, M., Hermida-Merino, D., & Peters, G. W. M. (2015). Unusual Melting Behavior in Flow Induced Crystallization of LLDPE: Effect of Pressure. Macromolecules, 48(8), 2551-2560.
Erothu, H., Kolomanska, J., Johnston, P., Schumann, S., Deribew, D., Toolan, D. T. W., ... Topham, P. D. (2015). Synthesis, Thermal Processing, and Thin Film Morphology of Poly(3-hexylthiophene)-Poly(styrenesulfonate) Block Copolymers. Macromolecules, 48(7), 2107-2117.
Nagaraj, M., Jones, J. C., Panov, V. P., Liu, H., Portale, G., Bras, W., & Gleeson, H. F. (2015). Understanding the unusual reorganization of the nanostructure of a dark conglomerate phase. Physical Review E, 91(4), [042504].
Rebollar, E., Rueda, D. R., Martín-Fabiani, I., Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Á., García-Gutiérrez, M-C., Portale, G., ... Ezquerra, T. A. (2015). In situ monitoring of laser-induced periodic surface structures formation on polymer films by grazing incidence small-angle X-ray scattering. Langmuir, 31(13), 3973-3981.
Warren, N. J., Mykhaylyk, O. O., Ryan, A. J., Williams, M., Doussineau, T., Dugourd, P., ... Armes, S. P. (2015). Testing the Vesicular Morphology to Destruction: Birth and Death of Diblock Copolymer Vesicles Prepared via Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137(5), 1929-1937.
Aissou, K., Mumtaz, M., Fleury, G., Portale, G., Navarro, C., Cloutet, E., ... Hadziioannou, G. (2015). Sub-10 nm Features Obtained from Directed Self-Assembly of Semicrystalline Polycarbosilane-Based Block Copolymer Thin Films. Advanced materials, 27(2), 261-265.


van Drongelen, M., Cavallo, D., Balzano, L., Portale, G., Vittorias, I., Bras, W., ... Peters, G. W. M. (2014). Structure Development of Low-Density Polyethylenes During Film Blowing: A Real-Time Wide-Angle X-ray Diffraction Study. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 299(12), 1494-1512.
Ma, Z., Balzano, L., Portale, G., & Peters, G. W. M. (2014). Flow induced crystallization in isotactic polypropylene during and after flow. Polymer, 55(23), 6140-6151.
Hermida-Merino, D., Portale, G., Fields, P., Wilson, R., Bassett, S. P., Jennings, J., ... Bras, W. (2014). A high pressure cell for supercritical CO2 on-line chemical reactions studied with x-ray techniques. Review of Scientific Instruments, 85(9), [093905].
Portale, G., Sciortino, L., Albonetti, C., Giannici, F., Martorana, A., Bras, W., ... Longo, A. (2014). Influence of metal-support interaction on the surface structure of gold nanoclusters deposited on native SiO(x)/Si substrates. PPCP : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 16(14), 6649-56.
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