Smirnov Publications

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  • S. Smirnov, X. Wang, Nanoporous Sensors. ECS Trans. , 2010, 33, 17-20
  • S. Smirnov, I. Vlassiouk, P. Takmakov, F. Rios, Water Confinement in Hydrophobic Nanopores. Pressure Induced Wetting and Drying. ACS Nano , 2010, 4, 5069-5075
  • K.Velizhanin, T. Zeidan, I. Alabugin, S.Smirnov, Single Molecule Conductance of Bipyridyl Ethynes: The Role of Surface Binding Modes., J.Phys.Chem.B , 2010, 114 , 14189-14193
  • J. McGarrah, S.Smirnov, J.Hupp Electron Transfer in Platinum (II) Diimine Centered Triads: Mechanistic Insights from Photoinduced Transient Displacement Current Measurements , J.Phys.Chem.A , 2009, 113 , 6430-6436
  • I. Vlassiouk and S. Smirnov, Ch. 15 in “Biosensing using nanomaterials”, Ed. Arben Merkoci, Wiley, 2009, pp. 459-490, ISBN 978-0-470-18309-0
  • X. Wang, S.Smirnov, Label-Free DNA Sensor Based on Surface Charge Modulated Ionic Conductance. , ACS Nano, 2009, 2, 1004-1010
  • F. Rios, S.Smirnov, Biochemically Responsive Smart Surface , ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2009, 1, 768-774
  • I. Vlassiouk, S.Smirnov, Z. Siwy, Nanofluidic Ionic Diodes. Comparison of Analytical and Numerical Solutions, ACS Nano,2008, 2, 1589–1602
  • I. Vlassiouk, S.Smirnov, Z. Siwy, Ionic Selectivity of Single Nanochannels, Nano Letters, 2008, 8, 1978 – 1985
  • I. Vlassiouk, F. Rios, S. A. Vail, D. Gust, S.Smirnov, Electrical Conductance of Hydrophobic Membranes or What Happens Below the Surface, Langmuir, 2007, 23(14), 7784 – 7792
  • P. Takmakov, I. Vlassiouk and S.Smirnov, Hydrothermally Shrunk Alumina Nanopores and their Application to DNA Sensing. Analyst, 2006, 131, 1248-1253
  • A. Krasnoslobodtsev, S.Smirnov, Surface Assisted Transient Displacement Charge Technique. I. Photoinduced Charge Transfer in Self-assembled Monolayers. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2006, 110, 17931 – 17940
  • A. Krasnoslobodtsev, S.Smirnov, Surface Assisted Transient Displacement Charge Technique. II. Effect of Gases on Photoinduced Charge Transfer in Self-Assembled Monolayers. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2006, 110, 17941 – 17948
  • P. Takmakov, I. Vlassiouk, S.Smirnov, Application of Anodized Aluminum in Fluorescence Detection of Biological Species., Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2006, 385, 954-958
  • V. Szczepanski, I. Vlassiouk, S.Smirnov, Stability of Silane Modifiers on Alumina Nanoporous Membranes Journal of Membrane Science, 2006, 281, 587-591
  • I. Vlassiouk, C.-D. Park, S. A. Vail, D. Gust, S.Smirnov Control of Nanopore Wetting by a Photochromic Spiropyran: A Light-Controlled Valve and Electrical Switch, Nano Letters, 2006, 6, 1013-1017


  • I. Vlassiouk, P. Takmakov, S.Smirnov Sensing DNA Hybridization via Ionic Conductance through a Nanoporous Electrode, Langmuir, 2005, 21, 4776-4778
  • I. Vlassiouk, A. Krasnoslobodtsev, S. Smirnov, and M. Germann, ‘Direct’ Detection and Separation of DNA Using Nanoporous Alumina Filters, Langmuir, 2004, 20, 9913-9915
  • F.-P. Montforts, I. Vlassiouk, S. Smirnov and M. Wedel, Long-Lived Photoinduced Charge Transfer State of Synthetically Affable Porphyrin – Fullerene Dyads. Optical and Transient Displacement Current Measurements, J. Porph. Phthal., 2003, 7, 651-666
  • S. Smirnov, P.A. Liddell, I. Vlassiouk, A. Teslja, D. Kuciauskas, C. L. Braun, A. L. Moore, T. A. Moore, and D. Gust, Characterization of the Giant Transient Dipole Generated by Photoinduced Electron Transfer in a Carotene-Porphyrin-Fullerene Molecular Triad,  J. Phys. Chem, 2003, 107, 7567-7573
  • I. Vlassiouk, S. Smirnov Electric Polarization of Dilute Polar Solutions. Revised Treatment for Arbitrary Shaped Molecules, J. Phys. Chem, 2003, 107, 7561-7566
  • I. Vlassiouk, S. Smirnov, O. Kutzki, M. Wedel and F.-P. Montforts, Radical Induced Impeding of Charge Recombination, J. Phys. Chem., 2002, 106, 8657-8666
  • S.Smirnov, I. Vlassiouk,O. Kutzki, M.Wedel, F.-P. Montforts, Unusual Role of Oxygen in Electron Transfer Processes, JACS, 2002, 124, 4212-4213
  • A. Krasnoslobodtsev, S.Smirnov, Effect of Water on Silanization of Silica by Trimethoxysilanes, Langmuir, 2002 (18) 3181-3184
  • A. Krasnoslobodtsev, S.Smirnov, Surface Assisted Intermolecular Interactions in Self-Assembled Coumarin Submonolayers, Langmuir, 2001 (17) 7593-7599
  • B. Tadjikov, S.Smirnov, Mechanism of TMPD photolysis in alcohols. Spin-dependent ion recombination and photoconductivity, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2001, 3, 204 – 212


  • S.Smirnov, C.L. Braun, Photoinduced Free Carrier Yields in High Fields: Field Dependent Distribution Functions, J. Imag. Sci. Tech., 1999 , 43, 425-429.
  • S.E. Mylon, S.Smirnov, C.L.Braun, Exciplex Dipole Moments: Cyanoanthracenes Acceptors and Methyl-Substituted Benzene Donors, J. Phys. Chem., 1998, 102, 6558-6564
  • B.R. Findley, S.Smirnov, C.L.Braun, Larger Than Expected Free Ion Yields from the Photoexcited Trans-Stilbene/Fumaronitrile CT Complex in a Variety of Solvents, J. Phys. Chem., 1998, 102, 6385-6389
  • S. Smirnov, C.L. Braun, Advances in the Transient DC Photocurrent Technique for Excited State Dipole Moment Measurements, Rev. Sci. Instr., 1998, 69, 2875-2887
  • P. Piotrowiak, G. Strati, S. Smirnov, J.M. Warman, W. Schuddeboom, Singlet Biaradical -> Singlet Zwitterion Optical Transition in a Twisted Olefin , JACS,1996, 118, 89981-8982
  • K.N. Grzeskowiak, S.E.Ankner-Mylon, S.Smirnov, C.L.Braun, Exciplex Dipole Moments: Excited Cyanoanthracenes in Neat Methylbenzene Solvents, Chem. Phys. Lett., 1996, 257, 89-92
  • S. Smirnov, C.L. Braun, S.E. Ankner-Mylon, K.N. Grzeskowiak, S.R. Greenfield, M.R.Wasielewski, Photoinduced Charge Separation. Dipoles, Exciplexes and Ion Pairs, Mol.Cryst. Liq.Cryst. 1996, 283, 243-248
  • S. Smirnov, C.L. Braun, S.R.Greenfield, W.A.Svec, M.R.Wasielewski, Giant Dipole Moment in a Triad System. Mechanisms of Anisotropic Photoresponse in the Transient dc Conductivity of Dipolar Solutes. J.Phys.Chem., 1996, 100, 12329 -12336


  • K.N. Grzeskowiak, S.Smirnov, C.L.Braun, Charge Separation in Triplet C60/TMPD Exciplexes, J. Phys. Chem., 1994, 98, 5661-5664
  • S. Smirnov, C.L. Braun, Light Polarization Effects in the Transient dc Conductivity Response to Excitation of Dipolar Solutes, Chem.Phys.Lett., 1994, 217, 167-172
  • S. Smirnov, C.L.Braun, Transient Displacement Currents Generated by Excited State Dipole Moments in Liquids , J.Phys. Chem., 1994, 98, 1953-1961.
  • C.L. Braun, S. Smirnov, Why is Water Blue?, J. Chem. Edu., 1993, 70, 612-614.
  • S. Smirnov, C.L. Braun, Study of Excited State Dipole Reorientation in Liquids by a DC Conductivity Method with Subnanosecond Time Resolution, J. Phys. Chem., 1992, 96, 9587-9591.
  • S. Smirnov, S.M.Vatnik, A.N. Smal’, Yu.A. Grishin, Induced Flux Creep as a Novel Technique for Detecting Alternating Magnetic Fields. Study of YBa2Cu3O7-x thin Film at 0.006-100 MHz, Physica C, 1991, 182, 261-268.
  • C.L.Braun, S.Smirnov, S.S. Brown, T.W. Scott, Picosecond Transient Absorption Measurements of Geminate Electron-Cation Recombination, J. Phys.Chem., 1991, 95, 5529-5532.
  • S.M. Vatnik, S.Smirnov, Induced Flux Creep and Detection of Alternating Magnetic Fields in HTSC films, Phys. Lett. A, 1991, 160 , 298-300.

1990 and before

  • Yu.D. Varlamov,V.F. Vratskikh, M.R. Predtechensky, S.Smirnov, A.V. Smal’, A.V. Turbin, Epitaxy of Y-Ba-Cu-O Films on Sapphire Substrate, Superconductivity: phys., chem., engin., 1990, 3, 2277-2281.
  • Yu.D. Varlamov, M.R. Predtechensky, S.Smirnov, A.V. Turbin, A.V. Smal’, Correlation Between Critical Parameters and Grain Misorientation for Granular Superconducting Films , Superconductivity: phys., chem., engin., 1990, 3, 461-468 , in Russian.
  • S.Smirnov, Peculiarities of Microwave Absorption of Superconducting RBa2Cu3O7-x Compounds in Magnetic field – ZTF(Technical Physics Journal), 1989, 11, 114-117, in Russian.
  • S.Smirnov, Characteristics of Microwave Absorption of Superconducting RBa2Cu3O7-x Compounds in Magnetic field – Superconductivity: phys., chem., engin., 1989, 2, 11-24, in Russian.
  • S.Smirnov, A.Yu. Pusep, O.A. Anisimov, Yu.N. Molin, Determination of the Frequency of Excess Electron Trap to Trap Migration in Saturated Hydrocarbons by an OD ESR Technique, Chem.Phys., 1990, 144, 241-248.
  • S.Smirnov, O.A. Anisimov, Yu.N. Molin Application of the ODESR method for Studying the Molecular Structure of Excess Electron Trap in g-irradiated Hydrocarbons, Chem.Phys., 1988, 124, 81-89.
  • S.Smirnov, O.A. Anisimov, Yu.N. Molin ODESR Studies on the Interaction of Electron with Polar Additions in Liquid Saturated Hydrocarbons, – Chem. Phys., 1986, 109, 321-330.
  • Yu.N. Molin, O.A. Anisimov, V.I. Melekhov, S.Smirnov, Optically Detected Electron Spin Resonance Studies of Electrons and Holes Involved into Geminate Recombination in Nonpolar Solution, – Faraday Disc. Chem.Soc., 1984, 78, 289-301.
  • S.Smirnov, V.A. Rogov, S.V. Sheberstov, N.V. Panfilovitch, O.A.Anisimov, Yu.N.Molin. ODESR Signals of Excess Electrons in Liquid Hydrocarbons Depending on the Geminate Recombination Parameters. Theory and Experiment., Chem.Phys., 1985, 92, 381-389.
  • O.A. Anisimov, Yu.N. Molin, S.Smirnov, V.A. Rogov. Optically Detected ESR of Excess Electrons Participating in Geminate Recombination in Liquid Hydrocarbons – Radiat. Phys. Chem., 1984, 23, 727-729.