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  • F.E. Torres-Davila, M. Molinari, R.G. Blair, N. Rochdi, L. Tetard, Enhancing Infrared Light–Matter Interaction for Deterministic and Tunable Nanomachining of Hexagonal Boron Nitride, NanoLetters,, 2022

  • M. Soliman, B. Lee, A. Ozcan, T. B. Rawal, M. Young, H. C Mendis, P. Rajasekaran, T. Washington II, S. V. Pingali, H. O’Neill, A. Gesquiere, L. De La Fuente, L. Petridis, E. Johnson, J. Graham, S. Santra, L. Tetard, Engineered zinc oxide-based nanotherapeutics boost systemic antibacterial efficacy against phloem-restricted diseases, Environmental Science: Nano, 9(8), 2869-2886, 2022


  • H.J. Sharahi, M. Janmaleki, L. Tetard, S. Kim, H. Sadeghian, G.J. Verbiest, Acoustic subsurface-atomic force microscopy: Three-dimensional imaging at the nanoscale, Journal of Applied Physics, 129 (3), 030901, 2021 – Selected for cover page and Features Article

  • J. P. Ganesan, N. Iqbal, M. Krsmanovic, F. Torres-Davila, A. Dickerson, K. O. Davis, L. Tetard, P. Banerjee, Raman Microspectroscopy of a Multi-Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 12 (1), 230-237, 2021

  • Y. Chai, X. Yu, H. Cheng, Z. Chang, L. Tetard, M. Bass, M.J. Soileau, Surface structure evolution and Raman response for multipulse, few-cycle, laser damaged ZnSe, Optics Express, 29 (10), 15023, 2021

  • A. Ozcan, M. Young, B. Lee, Y.-Y. Liao, S. Da Silva, D. Godden, J. Colee, Z. Huang, H. C. Mendis, M. G.N. Campos, J. B. Jones, J. H. Freeman, M. L. Paret, L. Tetard, S. Santra, Copper-fixed quat: a hybrid nanoparticle for application as a locally systemic pesticide (LSP) to manage bacterial spot disease of tomato, Nanoscale Advances, DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00917B, 2021

  • C. Barrett, Z. Stein, J. Hernandez, R. Naraparaju, U. Schulz, L. Tetard, S. Raghavan, Detrimental effects of sand ingression in jet engine ceramic coatings captured with Raman-based 3D rendering, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 41 (2), 1664-1671, 2021 – Selected for WITec Paper of the Year Bronze Award 2021


  • J. Park, M. Lee, B. Lee, N. Castaneda, L. Tetard, E. H. Kang, Crowding tunes the organization and mechanics of actin bundles formed by crosslinking proteins, FEBS Letters,, 2020

  • R. Coste, M. Soliman, N. B. Bercu, S. Potiron, K. Lasri, V. Aguié-Béghin, L. Tetard, B. Chabbert, M. Molinari, Unveiling the impact of embedding resins on the physicochemical traits of wood cell walls with subcellular functional probing, Composites Science and Technology, 201, 108485, 2020

  • T. B. Rawal, M. Dean Smith, Ali Ozcan, J. C. Smith, L. Tetard, S. Santra, L. Petridis, Role of Capping Agents in the Synthesis of Salicylate-Capped Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles, ACS Applied Nano Materials, 3(10), 9951–9960, 2020

  • F.A. Chowdhury, B. Pradhan, Y. Ding, A. Towers, A. Gesquiere, L. Tetard, J. Thomas, Perovskite quantum dot-reduced graphene oxide superstructure for efficient photodetection, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 12(40), 45165-45173, 2020

  • K. S. Kumar, N. Choudhary, D. Pandey, L. Hurtado, H.-S. Chung, L. Tetard, Y. Jung, J. Thomas, High-performance flexible asymmetric supercapacitor based on rGO anode and WO3/WS2 core/shell nanowire cathode, Nanotechnology, 31(43), 435405, 2020

  • M.M. Islam, D. Dev, A. Krishnaprasad, L. Tetard, T. Roy, Optoelectronic synapse using monolayer MoS2 field effect transistors, Scientific reports, 10 (1), 1-9, 2020

  • A. Patel, J. W. Rumsey, C. Lorance, C. J. Long, B. Lee, L. Tetard, S. Lambert, J. J. Hickman, Myelination and Node of Ranvier Formation in a Human Motoneuron–Schwann Cell Serum-Free Coculture, ACS Chemical Neuroscience, 11(17), 2615-2623, 2020

  • R. Coste, M. Pernes, L. Tetard, M. Molinari, B. Chabbert, Effect of the interplay of composition and environmental humidity on the nanomechanical properties of hemp fibers, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 8(16), 6381-6390, 2020

  • L. M. Kline, P. Voothuluru, S. C. Lenaghan, J. Burris, M. Soliman, L. Tetard, C. N. Stewart Jr, T. G Rials, N. Labbé, A robust method to quantify cell wall bound phenolics in plant suspension culture cells using Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, Frontiers in Plant Science, 11, 574016, 2020

  • K. S. Kumar, N. Choudhary, D. Pandey, Y. Ding, L. Hurtado, H.-S. Chung, L. Tetard, Y. Jung, J. Thomas, Investigating 2D WS2 supercapacitor electrode performance by Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 8, 12699-12704, 2020

  • B. Lee, N. Castaneda, M. Doomra, N. Modha, S. Santra, J. Thornton, T. Zhang, E. H. Kang, L. Tetard, Nanoscale quantification of longitudinal and transverse mechanics of bacterial bodies, Applied Physics Letters, 116(5), 2020

  • B. Pradhan, S. Das, J. Li, F. Chowdhury, J. Cherusseri, D. Pandey, D. Dev, A. Krishnaprasad, E. Barrios, A. Towers, A. Gesquiere, L. Tetard, T. Roy, J. Thomas, Science Advances, 6 (7), eaay5225, 2020


  • A. S. Patri, B. Mostofian, Y. Pu, N. Ciaffone, M. Soliman, M. D. Smith, R. Kumar, X. Cheng, C. E. Wyman, L. Tetard, A. J. Ragauskas, J. C. Smith, L. Petridis, C. M. Cai, A multifunctional co-solvent pair reveals molecular principles of biomass deconstruction, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141, 32, 12545-12557, 2019

  • M.Srout, K. Lasri, M. Dahbi, A. Kara, L. Tetard, I. Saadoune, Understanding of the Li-insertion process in a phosphate based electrode material for lithium ion batteries, Journal of Power Sources, 435, 226803, 2019

  • M. Young, A. Ozcan, B. Lee, T. Maxwell, T. Andl, P. Rajasekaran, M. J. Beazley, L. Tetard, S. Santra, N-acetyl Cysteine Coated Gallium Particles Demonstrate High Potency against Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1, Pathogens, 8(3), 120, 2019

  • T. B. Rawal, A. Ozcan, S.-H. Liu, S.V. Pingali, O. Akbilgic, L. Tetard, H. O’Neill, S. Santra, L. Petridis, Interaction of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles with Water: Implications for Catalytic Activity, ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2(7), 4257-4266, 2019

  • S.-H. Liu, T. B. Rawal, M. Soliman, B. Lee, T. Maxwell, P. Rajasekaran, H. C Mendis, N. Labbé, S. Santra, L. Tetard, L. Petridis, Antimicrobial Zn-Based “TSOL” for Citrus Greening Management: Insights from Spectroscopy and Molecular Simulation, Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 67(25), 6970-6977, 2019

  • D. J. Nash, K. L. Chagoya, A. Felix, F. E. Torres-Davila, T. Jiang, D. Le, L. Tetard, T. S. Rahman, R. G. Blair, Analysis of the fluorescence of mechanically processed defect-laden hexagonal boron nitride and the role of oxygen in catalytic deactivation, Advances in Applied Ceramics, 118 (4), 153-158, 2019

  • H. Kalita, A. Krishnaprasad, N. Choudhary, S. Das, Durjoy Dev, Y. Ding, L. Tetard, H.-S. Chung, Y. Jung, T. Roy, Artificial Neuron using Vertical MoS2-Graphene Threshold Switching Memristors, Scientific Reports, 9 (1), 53, 2019


  • A.M. Diaz, Z. Zhang, B. Lee, F. M Hernandez Luna, Y. Yee Li Sip, X. Lu, J. Heidings, L. Tetard, L. Zhai, H. Kang, Evaluation of Single Hydrogel Nanofiber Mechanics Using Persistence Length Analysis, ACS Omega, 3(12), 18304-18310, 2018

  • Y. Ding, F. Torres Davila, A. Khater, D. Nash, R. Blair, and L. Tetard, Defect engineering in Boron Nitride for catalysis, MRS Communication, 8(3), 1236-1243, 2018

  • X. Ma, S. Armas, M. Soliman, D. Lytle, K. Chumbimuni-Torres, L. Tetard, W. H. Lee, In situ monitoring of Pb2+ leaching from the galvanic joint surface in a prepared chlorinated drinking water, Environmental Science and Technology, 52 (4), 2126-2133, 2018

  • E. Bohorquez, B. Sarley, J. Hernandez, R. Hoover, L. Tetard, R. Naraparaju, U. Schulz, S. Raghavan, Investigation of the Effects of CMAS-infiltration in EB-PVD Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia via Raman Spectroscopy, Proceedings of 2018 AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, pp 96, 2018


  • C. Shen, J. Calderon, E. Barrios, M. Soliman, A. Khater, A. Jeyaranjan, L. Tetard, A. Gordon, S. Seal, L. Zhai, Graphene Aerogel Induced Anisotropic Electrical Conductivity in Polymer Derived Ceramics by Graphene Aerogels, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 5 (45), 11708-11716, 2017

  • G. Goldblatt, L. Cilenti, J. O. Matos, B. Lee, N. Ciaffone, Q. X. Wang, L. Tetard, K. Teter, S. A. Tatulian, Unmodified and pyroglutamylated amyloid b peptides form hypertoxic hetero‐oligomers of unique secondary structure, The FEBS Journal, 284 (9), 1355-1369, 2017

  • A. al-Wahish, U. al-Binni, L. Tetard, C. A. Bridges, K. Kharel, O. Günaydın-Şen, A. Huq, J. L. Musfeldt, M. Parans Paranthaman, D. Mandrus, Structure and Dynamics Investigations of Sr/Ca-Doped LaPO4 Proton Conductors, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121 (22), 11991-12002, 2017

  • J. Wang, R. Boy, N.A. Nguyen, J.K. Keum, D.A. Cullen, J. Chen, M. Soliman, K.C. Littrell, D. Harper, L. Tetard, T.G. Rials, A. K. Naskar, and N. Labbe, Controlled Assembly of Lignocellulosic Biomass Components and Properties of Reformed Materials, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 5 (9), 8044-8052, 2017

  • M. Soliman, L. Tetard, Probing Chemical and Physical Properties of Poplar Tension Wood Using Confocal Raman Microscopy and Pulsed Force Mode Atomic Force Microscopy, MRS Advances, 2 (19-20), 1103-1109, 2017

  • A. Safaei, J. Calderon, D. Franklin, A. Vazquez-Guardado, L. Tetard, L. Zhai, M. N. Leuenberger, D. Chanda, Dynamically tunable extraordinary light absorption in monolayer graphene, Physical Review B, 96(16), 165431, 2017

  • M. Soliman, Y. Ding, L. Tetard, Nanoscale subsurface imaging, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 29 (17), 173001, 2017


  • N. Choudhary, M.R. Islam, N. Kang, L. Tetard, Y. Jung, S.I. Khondaker, Two-dimensional lateral heterojunction through bandgap engineering of MoS2 via oxygen plasma, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 28 (36), 364002, 2016

  • C. Li, J. Sleppy, N. Dhasmana, M. Soliman, L. Tetard, J. Thomas, A PCBM-assisted perovskite growth process to fabricate high efficiency semitransparent solar cells, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 4 (30), 11648-11655, 2016

  • C. Li, Y. Ding, M. Soliman, J. Lorenzo, N. Dhasmana, P. Chantharasupawong, A. V. Ievlev, A. J. Guesquiere, L. Tetard, J. Thomas, Probing ternary solvent effect in high Voc polymer solar cells using advanced AFM techniques, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 8(7), 4730-4738, 2016

  • C. J. Neal, S. Das, S. Saraf, L. Tetard, S. Seal, Self-Assembly of PEG Coated Ceria Nanoparticles Shows Dependence on PEG Molecular Weight and Ageing, ChemPlusChem, 80(11), 1680-1690, 2016

  • P. Vitry, E. Bourillot, L. Tetard, C. Plassard, Y. Lacroute, E. Lesniewska, Mode synthesizing atomic force microscopy for volume characterization of mixed metal nanoparticles, Journal of Microscopy, 263(3), 307-311, 2016


  • L. Tetard, A. Passian, R. H. Farahi, T. Thundat, B. H. Davison, Opto-nanomechanical spectroscopic material characterization, Nature Nanotechnology, 10, 870–877, 2015

  • P. Vitry, E. Bourillot, C. Plassard, Y. Lacroute, E. Calkins, L. Tetard, E. Lesniewska, Mode synthesizing atomic force microscopy for 3D reconstruction of embedded low density dielectric nanostructures, NanoResearch, 8 (7), 2199-2205, 2015

  • S. Das, J. Tharkur, L. Tetard, S. Santra, Translocation of N-acetyl Cysteine Capped Fluorescent Quantum Dots in Plant Tissue: Confocal Imaging Studies, MRS Proceedings, 1754, mrsf14-1754-qq02-05, 2015

  • S. Das, B.P. Wolfson, L. Tetard, J. Tharkur, J. Bazata, S. Santra, Effect of N-acetyl cysteine coated CdS: Mn/ZnS quantum dots on seed germination and seedling growth of snow pea: imaging and spectroscopic studies, Environmental Science: Nano, 2 (2), 203-212, 2015

  • Z. Yu, L. Tetard, L. Zhai, J. Thomas, Supercapacitor Electrode Materials: nanostructures from 0 to 3 dimensions, Energy & Environmental Science, 8, 702-730, 2015. Selected for Cover Page


  • N. Kang, H. P. Paudel, M. N. Leuenberger, L. Tetard, S. I. Khondaker, Photoluminescence Quenching in Single-Layer MoS2 via Oxygen Plasma Treatment, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118 (36), 21258-21263, 2014

  • S. Basumallick, P. Rajasekaran, L. Tetard, S. Santra, Hydrothermally derived water-dispersible mixed valence copper-chitosan nanocomposite as exceptionally potent antimicrobial agent, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 16(10), 1-11, 2014

  • P. Chantharasupawong, L. Tetard, J. Thomas, Coupling Enhancement and Giant Rabi-Splitting in Large Arrays of Tunable Plexcitonic Substrates, Journal of Physical Chemistry, 118 (41), 23954-23962, 2014

  • P. Vitry, C. Plassard, E. Bourillot, Y. Lacroute, L. Tetard and E. Lesniewska, Advances in quantitative nanoscale subsurface imaging by mode-synthesizing atomic force microscopy, Applied Physics Letters, 105 (5), 053110, 2014

  • U. Bhanu, M. R. Islam, L. Tetard and S. Khondaker, Photoluminescence quenching in gold-MoS2 hybrid nanoflakes, Scientific Reports, 4, 5575, 2014

  • P. Chantharasupawong, R. Philip, L. Tetard, L. Zhai, J. Winiarz, M. Yamamoto, R. R. Nair, J. Thomas, Photorefractive performances of a graphene-doped PATPD/7-DCST/ECZ composite, Journal of Material Chemistry C, 2(36), 7639-7647, 2014

  • M. R. Islam, N. Kang, U. Bhanu, H. P. Paudel, M. Erementchouk, L. Tetard, M. N. Leuenberger, S. I. Khondaker, Tuning the electrical property via defect engineering of single layer MoS2 by oxygen plasma, Nanoscale, 6 (17), 10033-10039, 2014

  • M. Ewald, L. Tetard, C. Elie-Caille, L. Nicod, A. Passian, E. Bourillot, E. Lesniewska. From surface to intracellular non-invasive nanoscale study of living cell impairments, Nanotechnology, 25, 295101, 2014

  • B. Duong, H. Khurshid, P.Gangopadhyay, J. Devkota, K. Stojak, H. Srikanth, L. Tetard, R. A. Norwood, N. Peyghambarian, M. H. Phan, J. Thomas, Enhanced Magnetism in Highly Ordered Magnetite Nanoparticle-Filled Nanohole Arrays, Small, 10, 2840-2848, 2014. selected for cover page

Prior to 2014

  • A. Passian, L. Tetard, T. Thundat, Ultramicroscopy, 131, 92-93, 2013

  • A. Lereu, R. H. Farahi, L. Tetard, S. Enoch, T. Thundat, A. Passian, Plasmon assisted thermal modulation in nanoparticles, Optics Express, 21 (10), 12145-12158, 2013

  • R. H. Farahi, V. Zaharov, L. Tetard, T. Thundat, A. Passian, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications. Data Analysis of Multi-Laser Standoff Spectral identification of chemical and biological compounds, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 8725, 87252A, 2013. doi: 10.1117/12.2018418

  • L. Tetard, A. Passian, S. Jung, A. J. Ragauskas, B. H. Davison, Development of new methods in scanning probe microscopy for lignocellulosic biomass characterization, Industrial Biotechnology, 8, 1, 2012

  • R. H. Farahi, A. Passian, L. Tetard, T. Thundat, Critical issues in sensor science to aid food and water safety, ACS Nano, 6, 4548, 2012

  • R. H. Farahi, A. Passian, L. Tetard, T. Thundat, Pump–probe photothermal spectroscopy using quantum cascade lasers, Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics, 45, 125101, 2012

  • A. Lereu, A. Passian, R. H. Farahi, L. Abel-Tiberini, L. Tetard, T. Thundat, Spectroscopy and imaging of arrays of nanorods toward nanopolarimetry, Nanotechnology, 23, 045701, 2012

  • L. Tetard, A. Passian, R. H. Farahi, B. H. Voy, T. Thundat. Applications of Subsurface, Nanotoxicity, in Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 926, 2012

  • L. Tetard, A. Passian, S. Eslami, N. Jalili, R. H. Farahi, T. Thundat, Virtual resonance and frequency difference generation by van der Waals interaction, Physics Review Letters, 106, 180801, 2011

  • L. Tetard, A. Passian, R. H. Farahi, B. H. Davison, T. Thundat, Optomechanical spectroscopy with broadband interferometric and quantum cascade laser sources, Optics Letters, 36, 3251-3253, 2011

  • L. Tetard, A. Passian, R. H. Farahi, B. H. Davison, A. L. Lereu, T. Thundat, Optical and plasmonic spectroscopy with cantilever shaped materials, Journal of Physics D, 44, 445102, 2011

  • L. Tetard, A. Passian, R. H. Farahi, B. H. Davison, S. Jung, A. J. Ragauskas, A. L. Lereu, T. Thundat, Nanometrology of delignified Populus using mode synthesizing atomic force microscopy, Nanotechnology, 22, 465702, 2011

  • L. Tetard, A. Passian, T. Thundat, New modes for subsurface atomic force microscopy through nanomechanical coupling, Nature Nanotechnology, 5, 105-109, 2010

  • L. Tetard, A. Passian, R. H. Farahi, T. Thundat, Atomic force microscopy of silica nanoparticles and carbon nanohorns in macrophages and red blood cells, Ultramicroscopy, 110, 586-591, 2010

  • L. Tetard, A. Passian, R. H. Farahi, U. C. Kalluri, B. H. Davison, and T. Thundat, Spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy of biomass, Ultramicroscopy, 110, 701-707, 2010

  • R. Farahi, A. Passian, Y. K. Jones, L. Tetard, A. L. Lereu, T. Thundat,Laser reflectometry of submegahertz liquid meniscus ringing, Optics Letters, 34 (20), 3148-3150, 2009

  • S. Eslami, N. Jalili, A. Passian, L. Tetard, T. Thundat, Proceedings of the ASME dynamic systems and control conference 2009 PTS A and D, 781-788, 2010

  • R. Desikan, L. Tetard, A. Passian, R. Datar, and T. Thundat. Nanomechanical methods to study single cells. In K. Zengler (Ed.), Accessing Uncultivated Microorganisms: from the Environment to Organisms and Genomes and Back. Washington, D.C.: ASM Press, 2009

  • L. Tetard, A. Passian, K. T. Venmar, R. M. Lynch, B. H. Voy, G. Shekhawat, V. P. Dravid, T. Thundat, Imaging nanoparticles in cells by nanomechanical holography, Nature Nanotechnology, 3, 501-505, 2008

  • L. Tetard, A. Passian, R. M. Lynch, B. H. Voy, G. Shekhawat, V. P. Dravid, T. Thundat, Elastic phase response of silica nanoparticles buried in soft matter, Applied Physics Letters, 93, 133113, 2008
The Tetard Group acknowledges the support of all funding agencies that make our work possible.