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Journal Papers


1. Filippo Cellini, Francesco Lavini, Elton Chen, Angelo Bongiorno, Filip Popovic, Ryan L. Hartman, Remi Dingreville & Elisa Riedo "Pressure‐Induced Formation and Mechanical Properties of 2D Diamond Boron NitrideAdvanced Science  (2020), 2002541:

2. Xiaorui Zheng, Annalisa Calò, Tengfei Cao, Xiangyu Liu, Zhujun Huang, Paul Masih Das, Marija Drndic, Edoardo Albisetti, Francesco Lavini, Tai-De Li, Vishal Narang, William P. King, John W. Harrold, Michele Vittadello, Carmela Aruta, Davood Shahrjerdi & Elisa Riedo  "Spatial defects nanoengineering for bipolar conductivity in MoS2." Nature Communications 11, 3463 (2020):

3. Jason Lipton, Jason A. Röhr, Vi Dang, Adam Goad, Kathleen Maleski, Francesco Lavini, Meikang Han, Esther H.R. Tsai, Guo-Ming Weng, Jaemin Kong, Elisa Riedo, Yury Gogotsi, and André D. Taylor "Scalable, Highly Conductive, and Micropatternable MXene Films for Enhanced Electromagnetic Interference Shielding" Matter 3, 1–12 (2020),​

4. Francesco Lavini, Filippo Cellini, Martin Rejhon M, Jan Kunc, Claire Berger, Walt de Heer, and Elisa Riedo. "Atomic Force Microscopy Phase Imaging of Epitaxial Graphene films." Journal of Physics: Materials. (2020) 3 024005.

5. Edoardo Albisetti, Silvia Tacchi, Raffaele Silvani, Giuseppe Scaramuzzi, Simone Finizio, Sebastian Wintz, Christian Rinaldi et al. "Optically Inspired Nanomagnonics with Nonreciprocal Spin Waves in Synthetic Antiferromagnets." Advanced Materials (2020): 1906439,



1. Xiangyu Liu, Mohit Kumar, Edoardo Albisetti, Xiaouri Zheng, Kylie B. Manning, Elisabeth Elacqua, Marcus Weck, Rein V. Ulijn, and Elisa Riedo. "High-throughput protein nanopatterning." Faraday discussions 219 (2019): 33-43,



2. Xiangyu Liu, Mohit Kumar, Annalisa Calo, Edoardo Albisetti, Xiaorui Zheng, Kylie B. Manning, Elizabeth Elacqua, Marcus Weck, Rein V. Ulijn, and Elisa Riedo. "Sub-10 nm Resolution Patterning of Pockets for Enzyme Immobilization with Independent Density and Quasi-3D Topography Control." ACS applied materials & interfaces 11, no. 44 (2019): 41780-41790, PDF

3. Xiaorui Zheng, Annalisa Calò, Edoardo Albisetti, Xiangyu Liu, Abdullah Sanad M. Alharbi, Ghidewon Arefe, Xiaochi Liu, Martin Spieser, Won Jong Yoo, Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Carmela Aruta, Alberto Ciarrocchi, Andras Kis, Brian S. Lee, Michal Lipson, James Hone,Davood Shahrjerdi, Elisa Riedo "Patterning metal contacts on monolayer MoS2 with vanishing Schottky barrier via thermal nanolithographyNature Electronics  2, 17–25 (2019),


4. Filippo Cellini, Yang Gao, Elisa Riedo "Å-Indentation for non-destructive elastic moduli measurements of supported ultra-hard ultra-thin films and nanostructuresScientific Reports, 9(1), 4075 (2019),

5. Filippo Cellini, Francesco Lavini, Claire Berger, Walt de Heer, Elisa Riedo "Layer dependence of graphene-diamene phase transition in epitaxial and exfoliated few-layer graphene using machine learning"  2D Materials, 2019, 6, 035043 (2019)


1. Yang Gao, Tengfei Cao, Filippo Cellini, Claire Berger, Walt de Heer, Erio Tosatti, Elisa Riedo*, Angelo Bongiorno “Ultra-hard carbon film from epitaxial two-layer grapheneNature Nanotechnology 13, 133–138 (2018), doi:10.1038/s41565-017-0023-9

2. Filippo Cellini, Francesco Lavini, Tengfei Cao, Walt de Heer, Claire Berger, Angelo Bongiorno, Elisa Riedo, “Epitaxial two-layer graphene under pressure: Diamene stiffer than DiamondFlatChem, 10 8-13 (2018)

3. Francesco Lavini,  Annalisa Calò,  Yang Gao,  Edoardo Albisetti,  Tai-De Li,  Tengfei Cao,  Guoqing Li,  Linyou Cao,  Carmela Aruta  and  Elisa Riedo* “Friction and work function oscillatory behavior for an even and odd number of layers in polycrystalline MoS2Nanoscale 10, 8304-8312  (2018), doi: 10.1039/C8NR00238J

4. Edoardo Albisetti, Annalisa Calò, Martin Spieser, Armin W. Knoll, Elisa Riedo, and Daniela Petti. "Stabilization and control of topological magnetic solitons via magnetic nanopatterning of exchange bias systems." Applied Physics Letters 113, 6 (2018),

5. Edoardo Albisetti, Daniela Petti, Giacomo Sala, Raffaele Silvani, Silvia Tacchi, Simone Finizio, Sebastian Wintz et al. "Nanoscale spin-wave circuits based on engineered reconfigurable spin-textures." Communications Physics 1(1) (2018), Nature Research, doi: 10.1038/s42005-018-0056-x

 6. J. Narayan, S. Gupta, A. Bhaumik, R. Sachan, F. Cellini, E. Riedo, “Q-carbon harder than diamond”, MRS Communications, 1-9 (2018),

7. E. Albisetti, D. Petti, Annalisa Calo, Xiaorui Zheng, R. Bertacco, E. Riedo, "Thermal scanning probe lithography: from spintronics to biomedical applications", Proc. SPIE 10584, Novel Patterning Technologies 2018, 1058405 (2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2301253;


1. E Albisetti, D Petti, M Madami, S Tacchi, P Vavassori, E Riedo and R Bertacco, "Nanopatterning spin-textures: A route to reconfigurable magnonics", AIP Advances 7(5), (2017),

 2. J. R. Mendelson, T. D. Li, E. Riedo, D. Goldman, “Functional Significance of the Derived Morphology of Ventral-Scale Nanostructure in the Sidewinder”, Integrative and Comparative Biology 57, E348-E348 (2017),


1. Albisetti, Edoardo; Carroll, Keith; Xi, Lu; Curtis, Jennifer; Petti, Daniela; Bertacco, Riccardo; Riedo, Elisa, "Thermochemical scanning probe lithography of protein gradients at the nanoscale" Nanotechnology, 27 (31), 315302 (2016), doi:10.1088/0957-4484/27/31/315302


2. Keith M Carroll, Heiko Wolf, Armin W Knoll, Jennifer E Curtis, Yadong Zhang, Seth R Marder, Elisa Riedo and Urs Duerig, "Understanding how Charged Nanoparticles Electrostatically Assemble and Distribute in 1-D", Langmuir 32(51), 13600-13610 (2016)

3.Alper Gurarslan, Shuping Jiao, Tai‐De Li, Guoqing Li, Yiling Yu, Yang Gao, Elisa Riedo, Zhiping Xu and Linyou Cao, "Van der Waals Force Isolation of Monolayer MoS2", Advanced Materials (2016)

4. E. Albisetti, D. Petti, M. Pancaldi, M. Madami, S. Tacchi, J. Curtis, W. King, A. Papp, G. Csaba, W. Porod, P. Vavassori, E. Riedo and R. Bertacco, "Nanopatterning reconfigurable magnetic landscapes via thermally assisted scanning probe lithography", Nature Nanotechnology 11, 545-551(2016) 

5. R. V. Ulijn and E. Riedo “Learning to think systemsNature Nanotechnology, 11 (9), 824-824 (2016), 


1. A. Laraoui, H. Aycock-Rizzo, Y. Gao, X. Lu, E. Riedo and C. Meriles, "Imaging thermal conductivity with nanoscale resolution using a scanning spin probe", Nature Communications  6, (2015)


2. Y. Gao, S. Kim, S. Zhou, H.-C. Chiu, D. Nélias, C. Berger, W. de Heer, L. Polloni, R. Sordan, A. Bongiorno and E. Riedo, "Elastic coupling between layers in two-dimensional materials", Nature Materials 14 (7), 714-720 (2015)



3. H.-C. Chiu, D. Ortiz-Young and E. Riedo, "Nanorheology by atomic force microscopy", Review of Scientific Instruments 85 (12), 123707 (2015)


1. K. Carroll, M. Desai, A. Giordano, J. Scrimgeour, W. King, E. Riedo, J. Curtis, "Speed Dependence of Thermochemical Nanolithography for Gray‐Scale Patterning", ChemPhysChem 15 (12), 2530-2535 (2014)

2. R. Garcia, A. Knoll and E. Riedo, "Advanced scanning probe lithography", Nature Nanotechnology 9 (8), 577-587 (2014)

3. R. Szoszkiewicz, E. Riedo, "Nanoscale friction: Sliding charges", Nature Materials 13 (7), 666-668 (2014)


4. S. Zhou, S. Kim, E. Di Gennaro, Y. Hu, C. Gong, X. Lu, C. Berger, W. de Heer, E. Riedo, Y. Chabal, C. Aruta and A. Bongiorno, " Film Structure of Epitaxial Graphene Oxide on SiC: Insight on the Relationship Between Interlayer Spacing, Water Content, and Intralayer Structure", Advanced Materials Interfaces 1 (3) (2014)


5. H.-C. Chiu, K. D. Koh, M. Evich, A. Lesiak, M. Germann, A. Bongiorno, E. Riedo and F. Storici, "RNA intrusions change DNA elastic properties and structure", Nanoscale 6 (17), 10009-10017 (2014)


6. K. Carroll X. Lu, S. Kim, Y. Gao, H.-J. Kim, S. Somnath, L. Polloni, R. Sordan, W. King, J. Curtis and E. Riedo, "Parallelization of thermochemical nanolithography", Nanoscale 6 (3), 1299-1304 (2014)



1. D. Ortiz-Young, H.-C. Chiu, S. Kim, K. Voïtchovsky and E. Riedo, "The interplay between apparent viscosity and wettability in nanoconfined water", Nature Communications 4 (2013)


2. K. Carroll, A. Giordano, D. Wang, V. Kodali, J. Scrimgeour, W. King, S. Marder, E. Riedo and J. Curtis, "Fabricating Nanoscale Chemical Gradients with ThermoChemical NanoLithography", Langmiur 29 (27), 8675-8682 (2013)



1. H.-C- Chiu, S- Dogan, M- Volkmann, C- Klinke and E. Riedo, "Adhesion and size dependent friction anisotropy in boron nitride nanotubes", Nanotechnology 23 (45), 455706 (2012)


2. H.-C- Chiu, S- Kim, C. Klinke and E.Riedo, "Morphology dependence of radial elasticity in multiwalled boron nitride nanotubes", Applied Physics Letters 101 (10), 103109 (2012)


3. H.-C. Chiu, B. Ritz, S. Kim, E. Tosatti, C. Klinke and E. Riedo, "Sliding on a nanotube: interplay of friction, deformations and structure", Advanced Materials 24 (21), 2879-2884 (2012)


4. M. Lucas, E. Riedo, "Invited review article: combining scanning probe microscopy with optical spectroscopy for applications in biology and materials science", Review of Scientific Instruments 83 (6), 061101 (2012)


5. S. Kim, S. Zhou, Y. Hu, M. Acik, Y. Chabal, C. Berger, W. de Heer, A. Bongiorno and E. Riedo, "Room-temperature metastability of multilayer graphene oxide films", Nature Materials 11 (6), 544-549 (2012)



1. S. Kim, Y. Bastani, H. Lu, W. King, S. Marder, K. Sandhage, A.Gruverman, E.Riedo and N. Bassiri‐Gharb, "Direct Fabrication of Arbitrary‐Shaped Ferroelectric Nanostructures on Plastic, Glass, and Silicon Substrates", Advanced Materials 23 (33), 3786-3790 (2011)



1. Z. Wei, D. Wang, S. Kim, S.-Y. Kim, Y. Hu, M. Yakes, A. Laracuente, Z. Dai, S. Marder, C. Berger, W.King, W. de Heer, P. Sheehan and E.Riedo, "Nanoscale tunable reduction of graphene oxide for graphene electronics", Science 328 (5984), 1373-1376 (2010)


2. W. Chen, G. Güler, E. Kuruvilla, G.B. Schuster, H.-C. Chiu and E. Riedo, "Development of self-organizing, self-directing molecular nanowires: synthesis and characterization of conjoined dna− 2, 5-bis (2-thienyl) pyrrole oligomers", Macromolecules 43 (9), 4032-4040 (2010)


3. M. Lucas, Z.Wang and E. Riedo, "Growth direction and morphology of ZnO nanobelts revealed by combining in situ atomic force microscopy and polarized Raman spectroscopy", Physical Review B 81 (4), 045415 (2010)



1. D. Wang, V. Kodali, II. Underwood, D. William, J. Jarvholm, T. Okada, S. Jones, M. Rumi, Z. Dai, W. King, S. Marder, J. Curtis and E.Riedo, "Thermochemical Nanolithography of Multifunctional Nanotemplates for Assembling Nano‐Objects", Advanced functional materials 19 (23), 3696-3702 (2009)


2. M. Lucas, X. Zhang, I. Palaci, C. Klinke, E. Tosatti and E. Riedo, "Hindered rolling and friction anisotropy in supported carbon nanotubes", Nature Materials 8 (11), 876-881 (2009)


3. M. Lucas, Z. Wang and E. Riedo, "Combined polarized Raman and atomic force microscopy: In situ study of point defects and mechanical properties in individual ZnO nanobelts", Applied Physics Letters 95 (5), 051904 (2009)


4. E. Gnecco, E. Riedo, W. King, S. Marder and R. Szoszkiewicz, "Linear ripples and traveling circular ripples produced on polymers by thermal AFM probes", Physical Review B 79 (23), 235421 (2009)



1. M. Lucas, K. Gall and E. Riedo, "Tip size effects on atomic force microscopy nanoindentation of a gold single crystal", Journal of Applied Physics 104 (11), 113515 (2008)


2. M. Lucas, A. Leach, M. McDowell, S. Hunyadi, K. Gall, C. Murphy and E. Riedo, "Plastic deformation of pentagonal silver nanowires: comparison between AFM nanoindentation and atomistic simulations", Physical Review B 77 (24), 245420 (2008)


3. T.-D. Li, E. Riedo, "Nonlinear viscoelastic dynamics of nanoconfined wetting liquids", Physical Review Letters 100 (10), 106102 (2008)



1. D. Wang, R. Szoszkiewicz, M. Lucas, T. Okada, S. Jones, S. Marder, J. Lee, W. King and E. Riedo, "Local wettability modification by thermochemical nanolithography with write-read-overwrite capability", Applied Physics Letters 91, 24 (2007)


2. S. Yoo, W. Potscavage, B. Domercq, S.-H. Han, S. Jones, R. Szoszkiewicz, D. Levi, E. Riedo, S. Marder and B. Kippelen, "Analysis of improved photovoltaic properties of pentacene/C 60 organic solar cells: effects of exciton blocking layer thickness and thermal annealing", Solid-State Electronics 51 (10), 1367-1375 (2007)


3. M. Lucas, W. Mai, R. Yang, Z. Wang and E. Riedo, "Size dependence of the mechanical properties of ZnO nanobelts", Philosophical Magazine 87 (14-15), 2135-2141 (2007)


4. M. Lucas, W. Mai, R. Yang, Z. Wang and E. Riedo, "Aspect ratio dependence of the elastic properties of ZnO nanobelts", Nano Letters 7 (5), 1314-1317 (2007)


5. R. Szoszkiewicz, T. Okada, S. Jones, T.-D. Li, W. King, S. Marder and E. Riedo, "High-speed, sub-15 nm feature size thermochemical nanolithography", Nano Letters 7 (4), 1064-1069 (2007)

6. J. Gao, R. Szoszkiewicz, U. Landman and E. Riedo, "Structured and viscous water in subnanometer gaps", Physical Review B 75 (11), 115415 (2007)

7. E Riedo, "Water behaves like a viscous fluid on the nano-scale", Membrane Technology 2007 (8)

2006 and Earlier


36. L. Sirghi, R. Szoszkiewicz and E. Riedo, "Volume of a nanoscale water bridge", Langmuir 22 (3), 1093-1098 (2006)


37. J. Song, X. Wang, E. Riedo and Z. Wang, "Elastic property of vertically aligned nanowires", Nano Letters 5 (10), 1954-1958 (2005)


38. R. Szoszkiewicz, E. Riedo, "Nucleation time of nanoscale water bridges", Physical Review Letters 95 (13), 135502 (2005)


39. R. Szoszkiewicz, E. Riedo, "Nanoscopic friction as a probe of local phase transitions", Applied Physics Letters 87 (3), 033105 (2005)

40. J. Song, X. Wang, X. Wang, E. Riedo, Z. Wang, "Systematic study on experimental conditions for large-scale growth of aligned ZnO nanwires on nitrides", The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 109 (20), 9869-9872 (2005)

41. I. Palaci, S. Fedrigo, H. Brune, C. Klinke, M. Chen and E. Riedo, "Radial elasticity of multiwalled carbon nanotubes", Physical Review Letters 94 (17), 175502 (2005)

42.   E. Riedo, I. Palaci, C. Boragno, H. Brune, ¨2/3 power law dependence of Capillary Force in Nanoscopic Friction¨, J. Phys. Chem. B 108, 5324 (2004).

43. E. Riedo and E. Gnecco, “Thermally activated effects in Nanofriction”, Nanotechnology 15 S288 (2004).

44. E. Riedo, H. Brune, ¨Nano-Friction and Young Modulus in Hard Coatings¨, Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1986 (2003).


45.     E. Riedo, E. Gnecco, R. Bennewitz, E. Meyer, H. Brune, “Interaction Potential and Attempt Frequency Governing Sliding Friction”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 084502, (2003). (Highlighted by Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, 2003).


46.     E. Riedo, F. Levy, H. Brune, ¨Kinetics of capillary condensation in nanoscopic sliding friction¨, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 185505-4, (2002). (Highlighted by Nature Material May 2002 and Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology April 29, 2002).


47.     R. Haerle, E. Riedo, A. Pasquarello, A. Baldereschi ¨sp2/sp3 hybridization ratio in amorphous carbon from C1s core-level shifts: X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and first-principles calculation¨, Phys. Rev. B. 65, 045101, (2002).


48.     S. Abbet, E. Riedo, H. Brune, U. Heiz, A. M. Ferrari, L. Giordano, G. Pacchioni, ¨Identification of defect sites on MgO(100) thin films by decoration with Pd atoms and studying CO adsorption properties", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 123(25), 6172, (2001).


49.     E. Riedo, J. Chevrier, F. Comin, H. Brune, ¨Nanotribology of carbon based thin films: the influence of film structure and surface morphology¨, Surf. Sci. 477/1, 25, (2001).


50.  C. Aruta, J. Zegenhagen, B. Cowie, D. Luebbert, T. Baumbach, G. Pasquini, G. Balestrino, P. G. Medaglia, F. Ricci, E. Riedo, L. Ortega, ¨Structure of superconducting [BaCuOx]2/[CaCuO2]n superlattices on SrTiO3(0001) investigated by X-ray scattering¨, Phys. Stat. Sol. (A) 183, 353, (2001).


51.    E. Riedo, F. Comin, J. Chevrier, A. M. Bonnot, ¨Composition and chemical bonding of pulsed laser deposited carbon nitride thin films¨, J. Appl. Phys. 88, 4365, (2000).

52.    E. Riedo, F. Comin, J. Chevrier, F. Schmithusen, S. Decossas, M. Sancrotti, “Structural properties and surface morphology of amorphous Carbon and Carbon Nitride films,” Surf. Coat. Technol. 125, 124, (2000).

53.    E. Riedo, E. Magnano, S. Rubini, M. Sancrotti, E. Barborini, P. Piseri, P. Milani, “EELS and XPS analysis of carbon films grown by cluster beam deposition with different nanostructures”, Solid State Comm. 116, 287, (2000).


54.    G. Ghislotti, E. Riedo, D. Ielmini, M. Martinelli, “Intersubband relaxation time for InGaAs/AlAs quantum wells with a large transition energy ”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 3626 (1999).


55.    G. Ghislotti, D. Ielmini, E. Riedo, M. Martinelli, “Picosecond time-resolved photoluminescence studies of recombination processes in CdTe”, Solid State Comm. 111, 211, (1999).

Book Chapters

1. K.-D. Koh, H.-C. Chiu, E.Riedo and F. Storici, "RNA Nanotechnology and Therapeutics: Methods and Protocols", Springer, Springer New York, Methods in Molecular Biology Series (2015)

2. D. Wang, V. Kodali, J. Curtis and E. Riedo, "Tip-Based Nanofabrication", Springer, Springer New York (2011)

3. D. Wang, R. Szoszkiewicz, V. Kodali, J. Curtis, S. Marder and E. Riedo, "Scanning Probe Microscopy in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology", Springer, Heidelberg Publications, NanoScience and Technology Series (2010)

4. M. Lucas, T.-D. Li, and E. Riedo, "Nanomechanics: fundamentals and NEMS applications in Nano and Giga Challenges for Information Technology", Springer, Heidelberg Publications, NanoScience and Technology Series (2008)

5. R. Szoszkiewicz and E. Riedo "Applied Scanning Probe Methods V" Springer, Heidelberg Publications, NanoScience and Technology Series (2007)

6. L. Merchan, R. Szoszkiewicz and E.Riedo "Fundamentals of Friction and Wear on the nanoscale" Springer, Heidelberg Publications, (2007)

PhD Thesis

1. "Atomic force microscopy study of nano-confined liquids" (Tai-De Li, 2008). Tai-De_Li_Thesis 


2. "Thermochemical nanolitography fabrication and atomic force microscopy characterization of functional nanostructures" (Debin Wang, 2010). Debin_Wang_Thesis


3. "Modeling and controlling thermo chemical nanolithography" (Keith M. Carroll, 2013). Keith_M_Carroll_Thesis


4. "Advanced scanning probe lithography and its parallelization" (Xi Lu, 2016). Xi_Lu_Thesis

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