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  • Interaction of 4-Nitrothiophenol with low energy electrons - Implications for plasmon mediated reactions; R. Schürmann, T. F. M. Luxford, I. Vinklarek, J. Kocisek, M. Zawadzki and I. Bald J. Chem. Phys. 2020, 153, 104303.
  • A versatile DNA origami based plasmonic nanoantenna for label-free single-molecule SERS; K. Tapio, A. Mostafa, Y. Kanehira,  A. Suma, A. Dutta and I. Bald 10.21203/
  • The potential of DNA origami to build multifunctional materials; K.Tapio and I. Bald; Multifunct. Mater. 2020, 3, 032001.
  • Surface Etching of 3D Printed Poly (lactic acid) with NaOH: A Systematic Approach; M. Schneider, N. Fritzsche, A. Puciul-Malinowska, A. Baliś, A. Mostafa, I. Bald, S. Zapotoczny, A. Taubert, Polymers 2020, 12, 1711.
  • Perfluorinated Self-Assembled Monolayers Enhance the Stability and Efficiency of Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells; C.M. Wolff, L. Canil, C. Rehermann, N. N. Linh, F. Zu, M. Ralaiarisoa, P. Caprioglio, L. Fiedler, M. Stolterfoht, S. Kogikoski Jr., I. Bald, N. Koch, E.L. Unger, T. Dittrich, A. Anate, D. Neher; ACS Nano 2020, 14, 2, 1445-1456.
  • Special issue: Dynamics of systems on the nanoscale (2018), I. Bald, I. A. Solov'yov, N. Mason and A.V. Solov'yov; Eur. Phys. J. D 2020, 74, 75.
  • Kinetics of molecular decomposition under irradiation of gold nanoparticles with nanosecond laser pulses - A 5-Bromouracil case study; T. S. Marques, R. Schürmann, K. Ebel, C. Heck, M. Śmiałek, S. Eden, N. Mason and I. Bald; J. Chem. Phys. 2020, 152, 124712.
  • Length and Energy Dependence of Low-Energy Electron-Induced Strand Breaks in Poly(A) DNA; K. Ebel and I. Bald;  Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21, 111.
  • Plasmon mediated decomposition of brominated nucleobases on silver nanoparticles - A surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) study; A. Dutta, R. Schürmann and I. Bald;  Eur. Phys. J. D, 2020, 74, 19.
  • Development of a simple setup for temperature dependent mass spectrometric measurements for the investigation of outgassing effects in polymeric materials for solar application; A. Piekarczyk, U. Heitmann, K.-A. Weiß, M. Köhl, I. Bald; Polymer Testing2020, 8, 106164.
  • Streptavidin Homologues for Applications on Solid Surfaces at High Temperatures;  C. Schmidt, P. Schierack, U. Gerber, C. Schröder, Y. Choi, I. Bald, W. Lehmann, S. Rödiger; Langmuir2020, 36, 628.


  • Multivariate chemometrics as a key tool for prediction of K and Fe in a diverse German agricultural soil-set using EDXRF; D. Büchele, M. Choi, M. Ostermann, M. Leenen, I. Bald; Sci. Rep.2019, 9, 17588.
  • Role of Valence Band States and Plasmonic Enhancement in Electron-Transfer-Induced Transformation of Nitrothiophenol; R. Schürmann, K. Ebel, C. Nicolas, A. R. Milosavljevic, I. Bald; J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2019, 10, 3153-3158.
  • Amorphous Carbon Generation as a Photocatalytic Reaction on DNA-Assembled Gold and Silver Nanostructures; C. Heck, Y. Kanehira, J. Kneipp, I. Bald, Molecules 2019, 24, 2324.
  • A new reporter design based on DNA origami nanostructures for quantification of short oligonucleotides using microbeads, Y. Choi, C. Schmidt, P. Tinnefeld, I. Bald and S. Rödiger, Sci. Rep. 2019, 9, 4769.
  • Electron-Induced Reaction in 3-Bromopyruvic Acid, F. Ferreira da Silva, M. Varella, N. Jones, S. Hoffmann, S. Denifl, I. Bald and J. Kopyra, Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 5498-5506.
  • Vacuum-UV and Low-Energy Electron Induced DNA Strand Breaks – Influence of the DNA Sequence and Substrate, S. Vogel, K. Ebel, R. Schürmann, C. Heck, T. Meiling, A. Milosavljević, A. Giuliani, I. Bald, ChemPhysChem 2019, 20, 823-830. Cover: 10.1002/cphc.201900204.
  • Vacuum-UV induced DNA strand breaks - influence of the radiosensitizers 5-bromouracil and 8-bromoadenine, S. Vogel, K. Ebel, C. Heck, R. Schürmann, A. Milosavljević, A. Giuliani, I. Bald, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 1972.
  • Analytical epigenetics: single-molecule optical detection of DNA and histone modifications, C. Heck, Y. Michaeli, I. Bald, Y. Ebenstein, Current Opinion in Biotechnology 201955151–158.


  • Selective Synthesis of Ethylene and Acetylene from Dimethyl Sulfide Cold Films Controlled by Slow Electrons, H. Abdoul-Carime, I. Bald, E. Illenberger, J. Kopyra, J. Phys. Chem. C2018, 122, 24137.
  • DNA Origami Based FRET Nanoarrays and their Application as Ratiometric Sensors, Y. Choi, L. Kotthoff, L. Olejko, U. Resch-Genger, I. Bald, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces2018, 10, 23295.
  • Photophysics and Chemistry of Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanodots with High Photoluminescence Quantum Yield, T. T. Meiling, R. Schürmann, S. Vogel, K. Ebel, C. Nicolas, A. R. Milosavljević, I. Bald, J. Phys. Chem. C2018, 122, 10217.
  • Challenges in the quantification of nutrients in soils using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy – A case study with calcium, M. Rühlmann, D. Büchele, M. Ostermann, I. Bald, T. Schmid,Spectrochim. Acta B2018, 146, 115.
  • Single proteins placed within the SERS hot spots of self-assembled silver nanolenses, C. Heck, Y. Kanehira, J, Kneipp, I. Bald, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2018, 57, 7444.
  • The physico-chemical basis of DNA radiosensitization - Implications for cancer radiation therapy, R. Schürmann, S. Vogel, K. Ebel, Chem. Eur. J.2018, 24, 10271.
  • Low-Energy Electron-Induced Strand Breaks in Telomere-Derived DNA Sequences - Influence of DNA Sequence and Topology, J. Rackwitz, I. Bald, Chem. Eur. J. 2018, 24, 4680. See also a feature article in Chemistry Views.
  • Hydroperoxyl radical and formic acid formation from common DNA stabilizers upon low-energy electron attachment, A. Ribar, S. E. Huber, M. A. Smialek, K. Tanzer, M. Neustetter, R. Schürmann, I. Bald, S. Denifl,Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.2018, 20, 5578.
  • Maintaining Stable Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework (ZIF) Templates during Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Coating, S. Beyer, R. Schürmann, I. Feldmann, A. Blocki, I. Bald, R. J. Schneider, F. Emmerling, Colloid Interface Sci. Commun.2018, 22, 14-17.


  • Resonant formation of strand breaks in sensitized oligonucleotides induced by low-energy electrons (0.5 - 9.0 eV); R. Schürmann, T. Tsering, K. Tanzer, S. Denifl, S. V. K. Kumar, I. Bald, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201756, 10952.
  • Dissociative Electron Attachment to Biomolecules, I. Bald, R. Curik, J. Kopyra, M. Tarana, in: Nanoscale Insights into Ion-Beam Cancer Therapy, Ed.: A. Solov'yov, Springer 2017.
  • Stability of the Parent Anion of the Potential Radiosensitizer 8-Bromoadenine Formed by Low-Energy (<3 eV) Electron Attachment; R. Schürmann, K. Tanzer, I. Dabkowska, S. Denifl, I. Bald, J. Phys. Chem. B 2017121, 5730.
  • FRET efficiency and antenna effect in multi-color DNA origami-based light harvesting systems; L. Olejko, I. Bald, RSC Adv. 20177, 23924.
  • Gold Nanolenses Self-Assembled by DNA Origami; C. Heck, J. Prinz, A. Dathe, V. Merk, O. Stranik, W. Fritzsche, J. Kneipp, I. Bald, ACS Photonics 20174, 1123.
  • Effect of adsorption kinetics on dissociation of DNA-nucleobases on gold nanoparticles under pulsed laser illumination; R. Schürmann, I. Bald, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2017,19, 10796.
  • Real-time monitoring of plasmon induced dissociative electron transfer to the potential DNA radiosensitizer 8-bromoadenine; R. Schürmann, I. Bald, Nanoscale 20179, 1951.
  • A novel setup for the determination of absolute cross sections for low-energy electron induced strand breaks in oligonucleotides – The effect of the radiosensitizer 5-fluorouracil; J. Rackwitz, M. Lj. Rankovic, A. R. Milosavljevic, I. Bald, Eur. Phys. J. D 201771, 32.


  • Hybrid Structures for Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering: DNA origami / Gold Nanoparticle Dimer / Graphene; J. Prinz, A. Matković, J. Pešić, R. Gajić, I. Bald, Small 201612, 5458Cover: DOI: 10.1002/smll.201670199.
  • Sensitizing DNA Towards Low-Energy Electrons with 2-Fluoroadenine; J. Rackwitz, J. Kopyra, I. Dabkowska, K. Ebel, M. Lj. Rankovic, A. R. Milosavljevic, I. Bald, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201655, 10248.
  • Ultra-Sonication of ZIF-67 Crystals Results in ZIF-67 Nano-Flakes; S. Beyer, C. Prinz, R. Schürmann, I. Feldmann, A. Zimathies, A. M. Blocki, I. Bald, R. J. Schneider, F. Emmerling, Chem. Sel. 20161, 5905.
  • White Carbon: Fluorescent carbon nanoparticles with tunable quantum yield in a reproducible green synthesis; T. T. Meiling, P. J. Cywiński, I. Bald, Scientific Reports 20166, 28557.
  • An ion-controlled four-color fluorescent telomeric switch on DNA origami structures; L. Olejko, P. J. Cywiński, I. Bald, Nanoscale 20168, 10339.
  • Anisotropic metal growth on phospholipid nanodiscs via lipid bilayer expansion; J. Oertel, A. Keller, J. Prinz, B. Schreiber, R. Hübner, J. Kerbusch, I. Bald, K. Fahmy, Sci. Rep. 20166, 26718.
  • Decomposition of DNA nucleobases by laser irradiation of gold nanoparticles monitored by surface-enhanced Raman scattering; R. Schürmann, I. Bald, J. Phys. Chem. C 2016,120, 3001.
  • DNA origami based Au–Ag-core–shell nanoparticle dimers with single-molecule SERS sensitivity; J. Prinz, C. Heck, L. Ellerik, V. Merk, I. Bald, Nanoscale 2016, 8, 5612.
  • Enhanced structural stability of DNA origami nanostructures by graphene encapsulation, A. Matković, B. Vasić, J. Pešić, J. Prinz, I. Bald, A. R. Milosavljević, R. Gajić, New J. Phys. 201618, 025016.


  • Ionenselektive Guanin-Quadruplex-Faltung auf DNA-Origami-Strukturen; L. Olejko, P. Cywinski, I. Bald, Angew. Chem. 2015, 127, 683.
  • Using DNA Origami Nanostructures To Determine Absolute Cross Sections for UV Photon-Induced DNA Strand Breakage; S. Vogel, J. Rackwitz, R. Schürman, J. Prinz, A. R. Milosavljević, M. Réfrégiers, A. Giuliani, I. Bald, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 20156, 4589.
  • An internal charge transfer-dependent solvent effect in V-shaped azacyanines, M. Tasior, I. Bald, I. Deperasinska, P. Cywinski, D.T. Gryko, Org. Biomol. Chem. 201513, 11714.


  • Sequence dependence of electron-induced DNA strand breakage revealed by DNA nanoarrays; A. Keller, J. Rackwitz, E. Cauët, J. Liévin, T. Körzdörfer, A. Rotaru, K.V. Gothelf, F. Besenbacher, I. Bald, Sci. Rep. 20144, 7391.
  • The Molecular Mechanisms of DNA Single-Strand Breaks Induced by Low-Energy Electrons (<3 eV); I. Bald, E. Illenberger, J. Kopyra, Ref. Mod. Chem. Mol. Sci. Chem. Eng.2014, 1-11.
  • Molecular Processes Studied at a Single-Molecule Level Using DNA Origami Nanostructures and Atomic Force Microscopy; I. Bald, A. Keller, Molecules 2014, 19(9), 13803.
  • Influence of metal ion complexation on the metastable fragmentation of DNA hexamers; A. Piekarczyk, I. Bald, H. D. Flosadóttir, B. Ómarsson, A. Lafosse, O. Ingólfsson, Eur. Phys. J. D 201468, 146.
  • On the role of fluoro-substituted nucleosides for DNA radiosensitization in tumor radiation therapy; J. Kopyra, A. Keller, I. Bald, RSC Adv. 20144, 6825-6829.



  • Dopamine-Assisted Rapid Fabrication of Nanoscale Protein Arrays by Colloidal Lithography; R. Ogaki, D.T. Bennetsen, I. Bald, Morten Foss, Langmuir 201228, 8594-8599.
  • Probing electron-induced bond cleavage at the single-molecule level using DNA origami templates; A. Keller, I. Bald, A. Rotaru, E. Cauet, K.V. Gothelf, F. Besenbacher, ACS Nano 20126, 4392-4399.
  • Negative ion formation mechanism and velocity distribution in laser desorption/ionization of C60; B. Ómarsson, I. Bald, O. Ingolfsson, Eur. Phys. J. D 201266 (72), 1-7.
  • Metastable decay of DNA components and their compositions - a perspective on the role of reactive electron scattering in radiation damage; H.D. Flosadottir, B. Ómarsson, I. Bald, O. Ingolfsson, Eur. Phys. J. D 201266 (13), 1-20.
  • Metastable fragmentation of a thymidine-nucleotide and its components; I. Bald, H.D. Flosadottir, B. Ómarsson, O. Ingolfsson, Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 2012313, 15-20.


  • Electron-Induced Damage of DNA and of its Components: Experiments and Theoretical Modellings; I. Baccarelli, I. Bald, E. Illenberger, F.A. Gianturco, J. Kopyra, Phys. Rep.2011508, 1-44.
  • Fast and metastable fragmentation of deprotonated D-fructose – A combined experimental and computational study; H.D. Flosadottir, I. Bald, O. Ingolfsson, Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 2011305, 50-57.
  • Control of self-assembled 2D nanostructures by methylation of guanine; I. Bald, Y. G. Wang, M. Dong, C. B. Rosen, J. B. Ravnsbaek, G. L. Zhuang, K. V. Gothelf, J. G. Wang, F. Besenbacher, Small 20117, 939-949.
  • Tuning the hydrophobicity of mica surfaces by hyperthermal Ar ion irradiation; A. Keller, M. Fritzsche, R. Ogaki, I. Bald, S. Facsko, M. Dong, P. Kingshott, F. Besenbacher, J. Chem. Phys. 2011134, 104705.


  • Two-dimensional network stability of nucleobases and amino acids on graphite under ambient conditions: adenine, L-serine and L-tyrosine; I. Bald, S. Weigelt, X. Ma, P. Xie, R. Subramani, M. Dong, C. Wang, W. Mamdouh, J. G. Wang, F. Besenbacher, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 201012, 3616-3621.
  • Fundamental Processes in Radiation Damage to DNA: How Low-energy Electrons Damage Biomolecules; I. Bald, in Ideas in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences: Where Chemistry Meets Life (Ed.: B. Pignataro), Wiley, Weinheim, 2010, pp. 143-165.


  • A Single Slow Electron Triggers the Loss of Both Chlorine Atoms from the Anticancer Drug Cisplatin: Implications for Chemoradiation Therapy; J. Kopyra, C. Koenig-Lehmann, I. Bald, E. Illenberger, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 200948, 7904-7907.
  • Reactions in gas phase and condensed phase C6F5X (X = NCO, CH2CN) triggered by low energy electrons; I. Dabkowska, H.D. Flosadottir, M. Orzol, S. Ptasinska, I. Bald, O. Ingolfsson, E. Illenberger, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 200911, 5323-5330.
  • Fragmentation of deprotonated D-ribose and D-fructose in MALDI - Comparison with dissociative electron attachment; I. Bald, H. D. Flosadottir, J. Kopyra, E. Illenberger, O. Ingolfsson, Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 2009280, 190-197.



  • Hyperthermal (1-100 eV) nitrogen ion scattering damage to D-ribose and 2-deoxy-D-ribose films; Z.W. Deng, I. Bald, E. Illenberger, M.A. Huels, J. Chem. Phys. 2007127(14), 144715.
  • Decomposition of propionyl chloride triggered by slow electrons; I. Bald, E. Illenberger, O. Ingolfsson, Chem. Phys. Lett. 2007442, 270-274.
  • Selective Excision of CN- Following Electron Attachment to Hexafluoroacetone Azine ((CF3)2C=N-N=C(CF3)2); I. Bald, I. Dabkowska, E. Illenberger, O. Ingolfsson, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 20079, 2983-2990.
  • Selective Bond Breaking in β-D-Ribose by Gas-Phase Electron Attachment Around 8 eV; I. Baccarelli, F.A. Gianturco, A. Grandi, R.R. Lucchese, N. Sanna, I. Bald, J. Kopyra, E. Illenberger, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007129, 6269-6277.
  • Low Energy Electron-Induced Reactions in Gas Phase 1,2,3,5-tetra-0-acetyl-β-D-ribofuranose: A Model System for the Behaviour of Sugar in DNA; I. Bald, J. Kopyra, I. Dabkowska, E. Antonsson, E. Illenberger, J. Chem. Phys. 2007126, 074308.


  • Dissociative electron attachment to furan, tetrahydrofuran and fructose; P. Sulzer, S. Ptasinska, F. Zappa, B. Mielewska, A.R. Milosavljevic, P. Scheier, T.D. Märk, I. Bald, S. Gohlke, M.A. Huels and E. Illenberger, J. Chem. Phys. 2006, 125, 044304.
  • Dissociative Electron Attachment to Phosphoric acid esters: The Direct Mechanism for Single Strand Breaks in DNA; C. König, J. Kopyra, I. Bald, E. Illenberger, Phys. Rev. Lett.200697, 018105.
  • Fragmentation of condensed-phase DNA components by hyperthermal He+ impact; Z.W. Deng, M. Imhoff, I. Bald, E. Illenberger, M.A. Huels, Phys. Rev. A 200674, 012716.
  • Reactive Scattering Damage to DNA Components by Hyperthermal Secondary Ions; Z.W. Deng, I. Bald, E. Illenberger, M.A. Huels, Phys. Rev. Lett. 200696, 243203.
  • Selective Excision of C5 from Gas Phase D-Ribose by Low Energy (0 - 1 eV) Electrons: Implications for the Mechanism of DNA Damage; I. Bald, J. Kopyra, E. Illenberger, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 200645, 4851-4855.
  • 10 - 100 eV Ar+ Ion Induced Damage to D-Ribose and 2-Deoxy-D-Ribose Molecules in Condensed Phase; I. Bald, Z.W. Deng, E. Illenberger, M.A. Huels, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 20068, 1215-1222.



  • Low Energy Electron Interactions in Free and Bound SF5CF3: Negative Ion Formation from Single Molecules, Clusters and Nanofilms; R. Balog, M. Stano, P. Limao-Vieira, C. König, I. Bald, N.J. Mason, E. Illenberger, J. Chem. Phys. 2003119 (19), 10396.