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73. S. Sarys,  A. Loiudice, M. Mensi, R. Buonsanti* “Exploring Energy Transfer in a Metal/Perovskite Nanocrystal Antenna to Drive Photocatalysis” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2019, 10, 7797 (link)

72. S. Sarys, S. Dona, V. Niemann, A. Loiudice, R. Buonsanti* “Optimizing the Atomic Layer Deposition of Alumina on Perovskite Nanocrystals Films by Using O2 as a Molecular Probe” ChemRxiv 2019, (gold open access, link)

71. S. Sarys+, V. Niemann+, V. Mantella, A. Loiudice, R. Buonsanti* “Understanding the mechanism of metal-induced degradation in perovskite nanocrystals”  Nanoscale 2019, 11, 19543 (link)

70. M. Strach+, V. Mantella+,J.R. Pankhurst+, P. Iyengar, A. Loiudice, S. Das, C. Corminboeuf, W. van Beek, R. Buonsanti* “Insights into reaction intermediates to predict synthetic pathways for shape-controlled metal nanocrystals” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 16312 (link)


69. J.R. Pankhurst, Y.T. Guntern, M. Mensi, R. Buonsanti* “Molecular tunability of surface-functionalized metal nanocrystals for selective electrochemical CO2 reduction” Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 10356 (gold open access, link)


68. R. Buonsanti* “A solid advance in electrolytes” Nature Energy 2019, 4, 728 (link♦ News & Views ♦

67. G. Mangione, J.Huang, R. Buonsanti, C. Corminboeuf* “Dual-facet mechanism in copper nanocubes for electrochemical CO2 reduction to ethylene” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2019, 10, 4259 (link)

66. Y.T. Guntern, J.R. Pankhurst, J. Vávra, M. Mensi, V. Mantella, P. Schouwink, R. Buonsanti* “Nanocrystal/Metal-organic Framework Hybrids as Electrocatalytic Platforms for CO2 Conversion” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 2 (link, green open access Accepted Version)

65. A. Loiudice, M. Strach, S. Saris, D. Chernyshov, R. Buonsanti* “Universal Oxide Shell Growth Enables In-situ Structural Studies of Perovskite Nanocrystals during the Anion Exchange ReactionJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 8254 (link)

64. P. Iyengar J. Huang, G.L. De Gregorio, C. Gadiyar, R. Buonsanti* “Size-dependent selectivity of Cu nano-octahedra catalysts for the electrochemical CO2 reduction to CH4Chem. Commun. 2019,55, 8796 (link♦ Emerging Investigators Issue ♦

63. S. B. Varandili, J. Huang, E. Oveisi, G.L. De Gregorio, Mounir, M. Strach, J. Vavra, C. Gadiyar, A. Bhowmik, R. Buonsanti* “Synthesis of Cu/CeO2-x  heterodimers with interfacial active sites to promote CO2 electroreduction” ACS Catalysis 2019, 9, 5035 (link)

62. J. Huang, M. Mounir, E. Oveisi, V. Mantella, R. Buonsanti* “Structural sensitivities in bimetallic catalysts for electrochemical CO2 reduction revealed by Ag-Cu nanodimers” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 2490 (link)

61. V. Mantella, S. Ninova, S. Saris, A. Loiudice, U. Aschauer, R. Buonsanti* “Synthesis and size-dependent optical properties of intermediate band gap Cu3VS4 nanocrystals” Chem. Mater. 2019, 31, 532  (link)                        

60. J. Huang, R. Buonsanti* “Colloidal nanocrystals as heterogeneous catalysts for electrochemical CO2 conversion” Chem. Mater.2019, 31, 13 (pdf, gold open access)   ♦ Up-and-Coming Perspective. ACS Editors Choice. ♦


59. M. Scarongella+, C. Gadyiar+, M. Strach, L. Rimoldi, A. Loiudice, R. Buonsanti* “Assembly of β-Cu2V2O7/WO3 nanocomposites and the impact of their composition on structure and photoelectrochemical properties ” J. Mater. Chem. C.2018, 6, 1262 (link)♦ Emerging Investigators Collection ♦


58. J. Wiktor, I. Reshetnyak, M. Strach, M. Scarongella, R. Buonsanti, A. Pasquarello “Sizable excitonic effects undermining the photocatalytic efficiency of β-Cu2V2O7 ” J. Phys. Chem. Lett.2018, 9, 5698 (link

57. J. Huang, N. Hörmann, E. Oveisi, A. Loiudice, G. De Gregorio, O. Andreussi, N. Marzari, R. Buonsanti* “Potential-induced nanoclustering of metallic catalysts during electrochemical CO2 reduction” Nature Communications2018, 9, 3117 (pdf, gold open access)

56. C. Gadiyar, M. Strach, P. Schouwink, A. Loiudice, R. Buonsanti*“Chemical transformations at the nanoscale: nanocrystal-seeded synthesis of β-Cu2V2Owith enhanced photoconversion efficiencies” Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 5658 (pdf, gold open access)

55. W. Luo, W. Xie, R. Mutschler, E. Oveisi, G. L. De Gregorio, R. Buonsanti, A. Zuttel “Selective and stable electroreduction of CO2 to CO at the copper/indium interface” ACS Catalysis 2018, 8, 6571.(link)

54. Z. Luo, D. Marson, Q. K. Ong, A. Loiudice, J. Kohlbrecher, A. Radulescu, A. Krause-Heuer, T. Darwish, S. Balog, R. Buonsanti, D. I Svergun, P. Posocco, F. Stellacci “Quantitative 3D determination of self-assembled structures on nanoparticles using small angle neutron scattering” Nature Comm. 2018, 9, 1343.

53. R. Sharma, A. M. Sawvel, B. Barton, A. Dong, R. Buonsanti, A. Llordes, E. Schaible, S. Axnanda, Z. Liu, J. J Urban, D. Nordlund, C. Kisielowski, D. J. Milliron “Modulation of Carrier Type in Nanocrystal-in-Matrix Composites by Interfacial Doping” Chem. Mater. 2018, 30, 2544.


52. A. Loiudice+, S. Saris+, E. Oveisi, D.T.L. Alexander, R. Buonsanti* “CsPbBr3 QD/AlOx inorganic nanocomposites with exceptional stability in water, light and heat” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201756, 10957 (link)


51. L. H. Hess, J.K. Cooper, A. Loiudice, C.-M. Jiang, R. Buonsanti*, I.D. Sharp* “Probing interfacial energetics and charge transfer kinetics in semiconductor nanocomposites: New insights into heterostructured TiO2/BiVO4 photoanodes” Nano Energy2017, 34, 375 (pdf, open access)

50. C. Gadiyar, A. Loiudice, R. Buonsanti* “Colloidal Nanocrystals for Photoelectrochemical and Photocatalytic Water Splitting” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 2017, 50, 074006. (TopicalReview_JApplPhysD_RBuonsanti_final, green open access) 

49. I. D. Sharp*, J.K. Cooper. M. F. Toma, R. Buonsanti “Bismuth vanadate as a platform for accellerating discovery and development of complex transition metal oxide photoanodes” ACS Energy Letters 2017, 2, 139. (pdf, open access)


48. R. Buonsanti* “Colloidal Chemistry to Advance Studies in Artificial Photosynthesis” CHIMIA 2016, 70, 780 (pdf).

47. I. Luz+, A. Loiudice+, D.T. Sun. W. L. Queen, R. Buonsanti* “Understanding the formation mechanism of metal [email protected] hybrids” Chem. Mater. 2016, 28, 3839. (link)

46. A. Loiudice, P. Lobaccaro, E.A. Kamali, T. Thao, B.H. Hung, J.W. Ager, R. Buonsanti* “Tailoring Cu nanocrystals towards C2 products in electrochemical CO2 reduction” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 5789  (link)

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45. A. Loiudice, J.K. Cooper, Lucas H. Hess, T.M. Mattox, I.D. Sharp*, R. Buonsanti* “Assembly and photocarrier dynamics of heterostructured nanocomposite photoanodes from multicomponent colloidal nanocrystals” Nano. Lett.2015, 15, 7347. (link)

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44. S.M. Meckler, C. Li, W. L. Queen, T. E. Williams, J. R. Long, R. Buonsanti, D. J. Milliron, and B. A. Helms “Sub-micron Polymer–Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework Layered Hybrids via Controlled Chemical Transformation of Naked ZnO Nanocrystal Films” Chem. Mater.2015, 27, 7673.

43. A. Loiudice, J. Ma, W. S. Drisdell, T. M. Mattox, J. K. Cooper, T. Thao, C. Giannini, J. Yano, L.-W. Wang, I. D. Sharp, R. Buonsanti* “Band-gap tunability in Sb-alloyed BiVO4 quaternary oxides as visible light absorbers for solar fuel applications” Adv. Mater.2015, 27, 6733. (link)

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42. J. Lynch, C. Giannini, J. K. Cooper, A. Loiudice, I. D. Sharp, R. Buonsanti* “Substitutional or interstitial site-selective nitrogen doping in TiO2 nanostructures” J. Phys. Chem. C2015, 119, 7443. (link)

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41.  B. A. Helms, T.E. Williams, R. Buonsanti, D.J. Milliron “Colloidal Nanocrystal Frameworks” Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 5820.

40. R. Sharma, A. Sawvel, B. Barton, A. Dong, R. Buonsanti, S. Axnanda, Z. Liu, J. J. Urban, D. Nordlund, C. Kisielowski, D. J. Milliron “Modulation of carrier type by interface doping in ultrathin semiconductor nanocrystal-in-matrix composites”, Chem. Mater. 2015, 27, 2755.

39. Y. Li, J.K. Cooper, R. Buonsanti, C. Giannini, Y. Liu, M. F. Toma, I. D. Sharp “Fabrication of highly efficient planar heterojuction perovskite solar cells by controlled low-pressure vapor annealing” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2015, 6, 493.

38. C. Kim, P. J. Phillips, L. Xu, A. Dong, R. Buonsanti, R. F. Klie, J. Cabana “Stabilization of Battery Electrode/Electrolyte Interfaces Employing Nanocrystals with Passivating Epitaxial Shells” Chem. Mater. 2015, 27, 394.


37. T. E. Williams, C. M. Chang, E. L. Rosen, G. Garcia, E. L. Runnerstrom, B. L. Williams, B. Koo, R. Buonsanti, D. J. Milliron, B. A. Helms “NIR-selective electrochromic heteromaterial framework: a platform to understand mesoscale transport phenomena in solid-state electrochromical devices” J. Mater. Chem. C 2014, 2, 3328.

36. D. J. Milliron, R. Buonsanti, A. Llordes, B. A. Helms “Constructing Functional Mesostructured Materials from Colloidal Nanocrystal Building Blocks” Acc. Chem. Res. 2014, 47, 236.


35. A. Bergerund, R. Buonsanti, J. L. Jordan-Sweet, D. J. Milliron “Synthesis and Phase Stability of Metastable Bixbyite V2O3 Colloidal Nanocrystals” Chem. Mater. 2013, 25, 3172

34. L. Di Trizio, R. Buonsanti, A. Schimpf, D. R. Gamelin, R. Simonutti, D. J. Milliron “Nb-Doped Colloidal TiO2 Nanocrystals with a Tunable Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance” Chem. Mater. 2013, 25, 3383.

33. I. Gurevitch, R. Buonsanti, A. A. Teran. B. Gludovatz, R. O. Ritchie, J. Cabana, N. P. Balsara,“Nanocomposites of Titanium Dioxide and Polystyrene-Poly(ethylene oxide) Block Copolymer as Solid-State Electrolytes for Lithium Metal Batteries” J. Electrochem. Soc. 2013, 160, A1611-A1617.

32. C. Kim, R. Buonsanti, R. Yaylian, D. J. Miliron, J. Cabana “Carbon-free TiO2 battery electrodes enabled by morphological control at the nanoscale” Adv. Ener. Mater. 2013, 3, 1286.

31. J. B. Rivest, R. Buonsanti, T. E. Pick, L. Zhu, B. A. Helms, D. J. Milliron “Ordered mesoporosity in chalcogenide thin films” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 7446.

30. R. Buonsanti*, D. J. Milliron* “Chemistry of doped colloidal nanocrystals” Chem. Mater. 2013, 25, 1305.

29. G. Garcia, R. Buonsanti, A. Llordes, E. L. Runnerstrom, A. Bergerud, D. J. Milliron “Near Infrared Spectrally Selective Plasmonic Electrochromic Coatings” Adv. Opt. Mater. 2013, 1, 215.


28. A. M. Schimpf, S. T. Ochsenbein, R. Buonsanti, D. J. Milliron, D. R. Gamelin ” Comparison of extra electrons in colloidal n-type Al3+ doped and photochemically reduced ZnO nanocrystals” Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 9352.

27. R. Buonsanti, T. E. Pick, N. Krins, T. J. Richardson, B. A. Helms, D. J. Milliron “Assembly of Ligand-Stripped Nanocrystals into Precisely Controlled Mesoporous Architectures” Nano Lett. 2012, 12, 3872

26) B. Barton, R. Buonsanti, A. Dong, D. Milliron, L. Hansen, S. Helveg, B. Jiang and C. Kisielowski “The challenge of imaging hard/soft matter interfaces at atomic resolution” Microscopy and Microanalysis 2012, 18, 1606.

25. J. T. Duong, M. J. Bailey, T. E. Pick, P. M. McBride, E. L. Rosen, R. Buonsanti, D. J. Milliron, B.A. Helms “Efficient polymer passivation of ligand-stripped nanocrystal surfaces” J. Polymer Sci. A: Polymer Chemistry 2012, 50, 3719

24. I. E. Rauda, R. Buonsanti, L. C. Saldarriaga-Lopez, K. Benjauthrit, L. T. Schelhas, M. Stefik, V.Augustyn, J. Ko, B. Dunn, U. Wiesner, D. J. Milliron, and S. H. Tolbert “General Method for the Synthesis of Hierarchical Nanocrystal-Based Mesoporous Materials” ACS Nano 2012, 6, 6386

23. M.G. Manera, A. Taurino, M. Catalano, R. Rella, A.P. Caricato, R. Buonsanti, P.D. Cozzoli, M. Martino “Enhancement of the optically activated NO2 gas sensing response of brookite TiO2 nanorods/nanoparticles thin films deposited by matrix-assisted pulsed-laser evaporation” Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 2012, 161, 869


22. E. Rosen, R. Buonsanti, A. Llordes, A. Sawverl D. J. Milliron, B. Helms “Exceptionally Mild Reactive Stripping of Native Ligands from Nanocrystal Surfaces Using Meerwein’s Salt” Angew. Chemie. Int. Ed. 2011, 51, 684

21. R. Buonsanti, E. Carlino, C. Giannini, D. Altamura, L. De Marco, R. Giannuzzi, M. Manca, G. Gigli, P. D. Cozzoli “Hyperbranched Anatase TiO2 Nanocrystals: Nonaqueous Synthesis, Growth Mechanism, and Exploitation in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 19216

20. R. Buonsanti, A. Llordes, S. Aloni, B. Helms, D. J. Milliron “Tunable Infrared Absorption and Visible Transparency of Colloidal Aluminum-Doped Zinc Oxide Nanocrystals” Nano Lett. 2011, 11, 4706

19. G. Garcia, R. Buonsanti, E.L. Runnerstrom, R. J. Mendelsberg, A. Llordes, A. Anders, T. J. Richardson, D. J. Milliron “Dynamically Modulating the Surface Plasmon Resonance of Doped Semiconductor Nanocrystals” Nano Lett. 2011, 11, 4415

18. L. De Marco, M. Manca, R. Buonsanti, R. Giannuzzi, F. Malara, P. Pareo, L. Martiradonna, N. M. Giancaspro, P. D. Cozzoli, G. Gigli“High-quality photoelectrodes based on shape-tailored TiO2 nanocrystals for dye-sensitized solar cells” J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 13371

17. M. Levy, A. Quarta, A. Espinosa, A. Figuerola, C. Wilhelm, M. Garcia-Hernandez, A. Genovese, A. Falqui, D. Alloyeau, R. Buonsanti, P. D. Cozzoli, M. A. Garcia, F. Gazeau, T. Pellegrino “Correlating Magneto-Structural Properties to Hyperthermia Performance of Highly Monodisperse Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Prepared by a Seeded-Growth Route” Chem. Mater. 2011, 23, 4170

16. A. P. Caricato, R. Buonsanti, M. Catalano, M. Cesaria, P. D. Cozzoli, A. Luches, M. G. Manera, M. Martino, A. Taurino and R. Rella“Films of brookite TiO2 nanorods/nanoparticles deposited by matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation as NO2 gas-sensing layers” J. Appl.Phys. A 2011, 104, 963

15. A. Llordes, A. T. Hammack, R. Buonsanti, R. Tangirala, S. Aloni, B. A. Helms, D. J. Milliron“Polyoxometalates and colloidal nanocrystals as building blocks for metal oxide nanocomposite films” J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 11631

14. I. C. Lekshmi, R. Buonsanti, C. Nobile, R. Rinaldi, P. D. Cozzoli, G. Maruccio “Tunneling Magnetoresistance with Sign Inversion in Junctions Based on Iron Oxide Nanocrystal Superlattices”, ACS Nano 2011, 5, 1731-1738


13. D. Fragouli, B. Torre, G. Bertoni, R. Buonsanti, R. Cingolani, A. Athanassiou “Formation and Microscopic Investigation of Iron Oxide Aligned Nanowires Into Polymeric Nanocomposite Films” Microscopy Research and Tecnique 2010, 73, 952-958

12. R. Buonsanti, E. Carlino, V. Grillo, C. Giannini, F. Gozzo, M.Garcia-Hernandez, M.A. Garcia, R. Cingolani, P.D. Cozzoli “Architectural Control of Seeded Grown Iron Oxide/TiO2 Nanorod Heterostructures: The Role of Seeds in Topology Selection” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 2437–2464

11. D. Fragouli, R. Buonsanti, G. Bertoni, A. Falqui, C. Sangregorio, C. Innocenti, D. Gatteschi, P.D. Cozzoli, A. Athanassiou, R. Cingolani, “Dynamical formation of spatially localized arrays of aligned nanowires in plastic films with magnetic anisotropy.” ACS Nano 2010, 4, 1873


10. V. Petkov, P. D. Cozzoli, R. Buonsanti, R. Cingolani, Y. Ren “Size, shape and internal atomic ordering of nanocrystals by atomic pair distribution functions: a comparative study of γ-Fe2O3 nanosized spheres and tetrapods” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 14264–14266

9. R. Buonsanti, E. Snoeck, C. Giannini, F. Gozzo, M. Garcia-Hernandez, M. A. Garcia, R. Cingolani, P. D. Cozzoli“Colloidal semiconductor-magnetic heterostructures based on iron-oxide-functionalized brookite nanorods” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2009, 11, 3680-3691

8. R. Di Corato, P. Piacenza, M. Musarò, R. Buonsanti, P.D. Cozzoli, M. Zambianchi, G. Barbarella, R. Cingolani, L.Manna, T. Pellegrino“Magnetic-fluorescent colloidal nano-beads: preparation and exploitation in cell separation experiment” Macromol. Biosci. 2009, 9, 952-958

7. R. Buonsanti, V. Grillo, E. Carlino, C. Giannini, T. Kipp, R. Cingolani and P. D. Cozzoli“Nonhydrolitic synthesis of high quality anisotropically shaped brookite TiO2 nanocrystals” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130 11223–11233


6. R. Di Corato, A. Quarta, P. Piacenza, A. Ragusa, A. Figuerola, R. Buonsanti, R. Cingolani, L. Manna, T. Pellegrino“Water solubilization of hydrophobic nanocrystals by means of poly(maleic anhydride-alt-1-octadecene)” J. Mater. Chem. 2008, 18, 1991-1996

5. G. Caputo, C. Nobile, R. Buonsanti, T. Kipp, L. Manna, R. Cingolani, P. D. Cozzoli, A. Athanassiou”Determination of surface properties of various substrates using TiO2 nanorod coatings with tuneable characteristics” J. Mater. Sci. 2008, 43, 3474

4. M. Casavola, R. Buonsanti, G. Caputo, P. D. Cozzoli, “Colloidal strategies for preparing oxide-based hybrid nanocrystals”, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2008, 6, 837-854

3. G. Caputo, R. Buonsanti, M. Casavola, P. D. Cozzoli “Synthetic strategies to multi-material hybrid nanocrystals”, Advanced wet-chemical synthetic approaches to inorganic nanostructures, P. D. Cozzoli Ed.; Transworld Research Network, Kerala, India, 2008, chapter 14 (pp. 407-453), ISBN 978-81-7895-361-8


2. R. Buonsanti, M. Casavola, G. Caputo, P. D. Cozzoli, “Advances in the chemical fabrication of complex multimaterial nanocrystals”, Recent Pat. Nanotechnol. 2007, 1 , 224-232


1. R. Buonsanti, V. Grillo, E. Carlino, C. Giannini, M. L. Curri, C. Innocenti, C. Sangregorio, K. Achterhold, F. G. Parak, A. Agostiano, P. D. Cozzoli, ”Seeded Growth of Asymmetric Binary Nanocrystals Made of a Semiconductor TiO2 Rodlike Section and a Magnetic γ-Fe2O3 Spherical Domain” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 16953 – 16970