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Dokukin, M., Sokolov, I*.”On quantitative mapping of elastic modulus of soft materials with HarmoniX and PeakForce QNM AFM modes”, Langmuir,  2012, 28 (46), pp 16060–16071.

Dokukin, M., N. Guz, Sokolov, I*. “Study of Photoinduced Charges with Atomic Force Microscopy” in ”Scanning Probe Microscopy at the Frontiers of  Energy Research”, World Scientific, 2012 in press.

N. Bocharova, O. Zavalov, Kevin MacVittie,Mary A. Arugula, N.V. Guz M.E. Dokukin, J. Halámek,          I. Sokolov,* Vladimir Privman,* Evgeny Katz* 'Biochemical Logic Approach to Biomarker-Activated Drug Release’ J. Mater. Chem., 2012, v.22, p. 19709-19717.

Sokolov, I.*,V. Kalaparthi, M. Kreshchuk, M.E. Dokukin, "On averaging force curves over heterogeneous surfaces in atomic force microscopy", Ultramicroscopy, 2012, v.121, p. 16-24.

Dokukin, M., Sokolov, I*. “On the measurements of rigidity modulus of soft materials in nanoindentation experiments at small depth”, Macromolecules,  2012, v.45 (10), p. 4277–4288.

I.Sokolov*, “Toward  the nanoscale study of insect physiology using an atomic force microscopy-based nanostethoscope”, MRS Bulletin,  2012, v.37, p.522-527.

K.S. Iyer,  R.M. Gaikwad, C. D. Woodworth, D.O. Volkov, I.Sokolov*, “Physical  labeling of papillomavirus-infected, immortal, and cancerous  cervical  epithelial cells with fluorescent silica beads”, Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics, 2012,  vol. 63(2), p.109-116.


Igor Sokolov, Vivekanand Kalaparthi, Shajesh Palantavida, “Synthesis of ultrabright fluorescent silica particles working capable of measuring temperature”, pending 2012


M. E. Dokukin, N. V. Guz, R. M. Gaikwad, C.D. Woodworth, I. Sokolov*, “Cell surface as fractal: Normal and cancerous cervical cells demonstrate different fractal behavior of surface adhesion maps at the nanoscale”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 028101 (2011). icon-PDF
(listed in Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research , v.22, issue 2)

E.-B. Cho, D.O. Volkov, I. Sokolov*,  ”Ultrabright Fluorescent Silica Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles: Control of Particle Size and Dye Loading” Adv. Funct. Materials, 2011, v.21, pp.3129-3135.icon-PDF

D. O. Volkov, P. R Veera Dandu , H. Goodman, B. Santora, I. Sokolov* “Influence of Adhesion of Silica and Ceria Abrasive Nanoparticles on Chemical-Mechanical Planarization of Silica Surfaces”, 2011, Applied Surface Science, Volume 257, Issue 20, 1 August 2011, Pages 8518–8524 .icon-PDF

Dmytro Volkov, Eun-Bum Cho, Igor Sokolov*, Synthesis of ultra-bright  nanoporous fluorescent silica discoids using inorganic silica  precursor€ť, Nanoscale,  2011, 3, 2036-2043icon-PDF

M. Dokukin, N. Guz, R. Olac-Vaw, V. Mitin, and I. Sokolov* “On possible use of capped quantum dots in memory devices”, J. of Comp. and Theor. Nanoscience, 2011, Vol. 8, 1–4, .icon-PDF

Ravi M. Gaikwad, Maxim E. Dokukin,  K. Swaminathan Iyer, Craig D. Woodworth, Dmytro O. Volkov, Igor Sokolov*, “Detection of cancerous cervical cells using physical adhesion of fluorescent silica particles and centripetal force”, Analyst, 2011, 136, 1502.icon-PDF

M. Dokukin, N. Guz, and I. Sokolov* “Towards Nano-physiology of Insects with Atomic Force Microscopy”, Journal of Insect Physiology, 2011, 57, p. 260-264 icon-PDF

S. Li, N.V. Guz, I.Sokolov*, “A modified in-vitro stripping method to automate calculation of geometry of corneocytes imaged with fluorescent microscopy: example of moisturizer treatment”, Skin Research and Technology,  2011, v.17, p. 213-219.icon-PDF


I. Sokolov, D.E. Dokukin, “Method of and apparatus for high-resolution high-speed multi-frequency dynamic study of viscoelastic properties of materials”, pending

I. Sokolov, S.Palantavida,, “Functionalized ultrabright fluorescent silica particles”, pending



Natalia V. Guz, Maxim E. Dokukin,and Igor Sokolov*, “Atomic force microscopy study of nano-physiological response of Ladybird beetles to photostimuli”, PLoS One, 2010,  5 (9), 20877638. icon-PDF

 Eun-Bum Cho, Dmytro Volkov, Igor Sokolov*, “Ultrabright fluorescent mesoporous silica nanoparticles”, Small, 2010, v.6 (20), p. 2314-2319.icon-PDF

D. Volkov, G. Strack, J. Halámek, E. Katz*, and I. Sokolov* “Atomic Force Microscopy Study of Immunosensor Surface to Scale Down Size of ELISA-type Sensor ”, Nanotechnology,  2010, 21, 145503icon-PDF

R. M. Gaikwad, S. I. Vasilyev, S. Datta, I. Sokolov* " Atomic force microscopy characterization of corneocytes: effect of moisturizer on their topology, rigidity, and friction", Skin Research and Technology,  2010; 16:  275–282; doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0846.2010.00446.x.icon-PDF

I. Sokolov*, Volkov, D. “Ultrabright fluorescent mesoporous silica particles”, J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 4247–4250 (highlight article).icon-PDF

Volkov, D., J. Benson, Y. Kievsky, I. Sokolov* “Towards understanding of shape formation mechanism of mesoporous silica particles”, Phys.Chem. Chem. Phys., 2010, 12, 341 - 344, DOI: 10.1039/b917424a (front page)icon-PDF

R. Gaikwad, S. Iyer, N. Guz, D. Volkov, M. Dokukin,  C. D. Woodworth, I. Sokolov* “Atomic Force Microscopy Helps to Develop Methods for Physical Detection of Cancerous Cells” In proc.  IEEE 2010 Fourth International Conference on Quantum, Nano and Micro Technologies, pp.18-22;; ISBN: 978-0-7695-3952-2

M. Dokukin, N. Guz, S. Vasilyev, and I. Sokolov*, “Atomic Force Microscopy to Detect Internal Live Processes in Insects”, Applied Physics Letters, 96, 043701 (2010); doi:10.1063/1.3273371 (chosen for Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research)icon-PDF


Igor Sokolov, Eun-Bum Cho, Dmytro Volkov “Syntheses of ultrabright fluorescent silica particles”, pending


M. Dokukin, R. Olac-Vaw, N. Guz, V. Mitin, and I. Sokolov* “Addressable Photo-Charging of Single Quantum Dots Assisted with Atomic Force Microscopy Probe”, Applied Physics Letters, 2009, v.95, 173105.icon-PDF

Strack, G; Chinnapareddy, S; Volkov, D; Halámek, J; Pita, M; Sokolov*, I; Katz*, E “Logic Networks Based on Immunorecognition ProcessesThe Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2009;113(35):12154-9.icon-PDF

N.V. Guz, R.M. Gaikwad, M.E. Dokukin, I. Sokolov*, “A novel in-vitro stripping method to study geometry of corneocytes with fluorescent microscopy: example of aging skin”, 2009, Skin Research and Technology, 15:  379–383.icon-PDF

Iyer, S., C.D. Woodworth, R.M. Gaikwad, Y.Y. Kievsky, and I. Sokolov*, “Towards nonspecific detection of malignant cervical cells with fluorescent silica beads.” Small (Micro/Nano), 2009: 2009, 5, No. 20, 2277–2284  (frontispiece page)icon-PDF

I.Sokolov* " Interaction Between Silica Particles and Human Epithelial Cells: Atomic Force Microscopy and Fluorescence Study", in Cellular and Biomolecular Recognition, Ed. Jelinek, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co., 2009, ISBN: 978-3-527-32265-7

Kirk, J. G., Naik, S., Volkov, D., Moosbrugger, J. C., Morrison, D. J. & Sokolov, I.* (2009) Self-healing epoxy composites based on the use of nanoporous silica capsules. International Journal of Fracture, v. 159, n.1, p.101-102.

Iyer, S., R.M. Gaikwad, V. Subba-Rao, C.D. Woodworth, and I. Sokolov*, “AFM Detects Differences in the Surface Brush on Normal and Cancerous Cervical Cells Nature Nanotechnology, 2009: v.4, p. 389-393.icon-PDF

Cristina Ispas, Igor Sokolov* and Silvana Andreescu*,  “Enzyme-Functionalized Mesoporous Silica for Bionalytical Applications”, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2008, p.543-554, Volume 393, Number 2 / January, 2009


I. Sokolov, S. Vasilyev,  “A imaging device for electro-photography”, pending 2009

I. Sokolov, “Method of and apparatus for studying fast dynamical mechanical response of soft materials”, US Patent 7761255

I.Sokolov “Colloidal Nanoporous Silicon Oxide Powders for adsorbing odor as well as and prolonged releasing of various cosmetic and perfume ingredients”, pending 2009

I. Sokolov, Y. Kievsky, “Self-Assembly of Nanoporous Silica Fibers of Uniform Shape”, US11/228,974


Marcos Pita, Lili Cui, Ravi M. Gaikwad, Evgeny Katz* and Igor Sokolov* “High Sensitivity Molecular Detection with ELISA–Type Immunosensing”, Nanotechnology,  19 (2008) 375502.

Ravi M. Gaikwad, Igor Sokolov*, “Silica Nanoparticles to Polish Tooth Surface to Prevent Carious”, Journal of Dental Research, J Dent Res 87(10):980-983, 2008.

S. Naik, I.Sokolov*, Mesoporous “Silica Fibers and Discoids Endowed with Circular Pore Architecture using Disodium Trioxosilicate as Silica Source”, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 116 (2008) 581–585

A Alavinasab, R Jha*, G Ahmadi, C Cetinkaya and I Sokolov, “Computational modeling of nano-structured glass fibers”, Computational Material Science, 2008, Volume 44, Issue 2,  December 2008, Pages 622-627.

I.Sokolov, S.P. Naik*, “Novel type of fluorescent silica nanoparticles: towards ultra-bright silica nanoparticles”, Small, Volume 4, Issue 7, Pages 934 – 939, 2008.

Y.Y. Kievsky, B. Carey, S. Naik, N. Mangan, D. ben-Avraham, and I. Sokolov* “Dynamics of molecular diffusion of rhodamine 6G in silica nanochannels”, Journal of Chemical Physics (Communication), J. Chem. Phys. 128, 151102 (2008).

S.P. Naik , Igor Sokolov*, “Ultra-bright fluorescent silica particles: physical entrapment of fluorescent dye rhodamine 640 in nanochannels” in ACS Books Series “Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Stabilization, Passivation and Functionalization”, Eds: R. Nagarajan,  T. Alan Hatton, (Oxford University Press, London, 2008), ch.16, p.214.


S. Naik, I. Sokolov “Mesoporous Silica Fibers of Various Geometry Using Tetramethyl Orthosilicates Silica Precursors”, pending 2008

I. Sokolov, “Application of porous silica colloids as active antibacterial and structural component in fillers and adhesives for medical dental applications”, pending 2008

I. Sokolov, G. Slack “Use of self-assembled nanoporous glass colloids for prolongation of plasticity of polymeric materials”, 2008


S.P. Naik , Igor Sokolov*, “Room Temperature Synthesis of Nanoporous Silica Spheres and their Formation MechanismSolid State Communications, 2007 Volume 144, Issues 10-11, December 2007, Pages 437-440

 Igor Sokolov*, Swaminathan Iyer, Venkatesh Subba-Rao, Ravi M. Gaikwad, and Craig D. Woodworth, “Atomic Force Microscopy Detects Surface Brush on Cells In-Vitro”, Applied Physics Letters, 91, 023902 _2007.

S.P. Naik, S. P. Elangovan , T. Okubo,  and Igor Sokolov* “Morphology Control of Mesoporous Silica Particles”. Journal of Physical Chemistry (C), v. 111, n. 30, pp. 11168 - 11173, 2007.

Q. Ong and  I. Sokolov*, “Attachment of nanoparticles to the AFM tips for direct measurements of interaction between a single nanoparticle and surfaces, ” Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2007, v. 310(2):385-90.

Igor Sokolov*, Yaroslav Y. Kievsky, Jason M Kaszpurenko “Self-assembly of ultra-bright fluorescent silica particles”, Small, (2007) , v.3, (3), pp. 419-423.

Vladimir Privman*,  Alexander Dementsov,  and  Igor Sokolov*, “Modeling of Self-Healing Polymer Composites Reinforced with Nanoporous Glass Fibers”, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience (CTN), Vol. 4, 190-193, 2007

Igor Sokolov*,  “Atomic Force Microscopy in Cancer Cell Research”, in Cancer Nanotechnology – Nanomaterials for Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy (eds by Hari Singh Nalwa, Thomas Webster, ASP), p.43-59.


I. Sokolov, High density packing of photoactive dyes in mesoporous titania, pending 2007


I.Sokolov, Colloidal Nanoporous Silicon Oxide Particles for  Prolonged Release of Tuberculosis Drugs”, pending 2007


Hasan Shodiev, Quy K. Ong, Nina Chechik, David James, Mike Oliver, Igor Sokolov* “AFM Study of Forces between Silica, Silicon Nitride and Polyurethane PadsJournal of Colloid and Interface Science, 300 (2006) 475–481.

I. Sokolov* “Modern Self-Healing Materials”, invited review  for the newsletter of European Institute of Nanotechnology.

S.Iyer, Ya. Kievesky, I. Sokolov*, "Fluorescent Silica Colloids for Study and Visualization of Skin Care ProductsSkin Research and Technology, 2006; 12: 1–6.

Igor Sokolov*, Swaminathan Iyer, Craig D. Woodworth “Recover of Elasticity of Aged Human Epithelial Cells In-Vitro”, Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, vol.2, issue 1, p.31-36 (2006).

.Igor Sokolov*, Venkatesh Subba-Rao, and Linda A. Luck, Change in Rigidity in the Activated Form of the Glucose/ Galactose Receptor from E-coli: A Phenomenon That Will Be Key to the Development of Biosensors, Biophysical Journal, Biophysical Journal 2006; 90(3):1055-63.

R.Sheparovych, Y.Sahoo, M. Motornov, Shumin Wang, H. Luo, P.N. Prasad*, I. Sokolov*, and S.Minko* “Polyelectrolyte stabilized nanowires from Fe3O4 nanoparticles via magnetic field induced self-assemblyChemistry of Materials, 2006, v.18, 591-593.


 A. Semenov, I. Sokolov, L. E. Marin “Title of the Invention: Sol-gel coating of precoated and non-precoated fibers ”, pending 2006

I. Sokolov, “A novel method of studying fast dynamical mechanical response of soft materials with the atomic force microscopy method”, pending 2006

I. Sokolov, A. Semenov, L. E. Marin, “Sol-gel coating of precoated and non-precoated fibers ”, pending 2006

I.Sokolov, “Use of self-assembled, electrospun glass tubes and capsules, coated glass capsules and tubes for self-healing materials ” pending 2006

I.Sokolov, “Use of self-assembled, electrospun glass tubes and capsules, coated glass capsules and tubes for self-healing materials ” pending 2006

I.Sokolov, “Assembly of super-bright fluorescent silica particles”, pending 2006

I.Sokolov, S, Naik, J. Kaszpurenko “Synthesis of micro-thermometers”, pending 2006

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