• Evans, C.T., Baldock, S.J., Hardy, J.G., Payton, O., Picco, L. and Allen, M.J., 2021. A Non-Destructive, Tuneable Method to Isolate Live Cells for High-Speed AFM Analysis. Microorganisms, 9(4), p.680. (25 March 2021)
  • Moore, S., Burrows, R., Kumar, D., Kloucek, M.B., Warren, A.D., Flewitt, P.E.J., Picco, L., Payton, O.D. and Martin, T.L., 2021. Observation of stress corrosion cracking using real-time in situ high-speed atomic force microscopy and correlative techniques. npj Materials Degradation, 5(1), pp.1-10. (18 January 2021)
  • Moore, S., Warren, A.D., Burrows, R., Payton, O.D., Picco, L., Russell-Pavier, F.S., Martin, P.G. and Martin, T.L., 2021. Sample preparation methods for optimal HS-AFM analysis: Duplex stainless steel. Ultramicroscopy, 222, p.113210. (16 January 2021)


  • Koorikkat, A., Payton, O., Picco, L. and Schwarzacher, W., 2020. Imaging the Surface of a Polycrystalline Electrodeposited Cu Film in Real Time Using In Situ High-Speed AFM. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 167(16), p.162510. (18 December 2020)
  • Koebley, S.R., Mikheikin, A., Leslie, K., Guest, D., McConnell-Wells, W., Lehman, J.H., Al Juhaishi, T., Zhang, X., Roberts, C.H., Picco, L. and Toor, A., 2020. Digital Polymerase Chain Reaction Paired with High-Speed Atomic Force Microscopy for Quantitation and Length Analysis of DNA Length Polymorphisms. ACS nano, 14(11), pp.15385-15393. (10 November 2020)
  • Koebley, S., Mikheikin, A., Leslie, K., McConnell-Wells, W., Lehman, J.H., Guest, D., Al Juhaishi, T., Zhang, X., Roberts, C.H., Picco, L. and Toor, A.A., 2020, November. FLT3 Internal Tandem Duplication Quantitation and Length Analysis By Digital PCR Paired with High-Speed AFM. In BLOOD (Vol. 136). 2021 L ST NW, SUITE 900, WASHINGTON, DC 20036 USA: AMER SOC HEMATOLOGY.
  • Warren, A.D., Heard, P.J., Liu, C., Martinez-Ubeda, A.I., Picco, L., Payton, O.D. and Flewitt, P.E.J., Recent developments for high spatial resolution imaging of carbide precipitates in austenitic and ferritic steels. (24 September 2020)
  • Heaps, E., Yacoot, A., Dongmo, H., Picco, L., Payton, O.D., Russell-Pavier, F. and Klapetek, P., 2020. Bringing real-time traceability to high-speed atomic force microscopy. Measurement Science and Technology, 31(7), p.074005. (27 April 2020)
  • Clark, R.N., Burrows, R., Patel, R., Moore, S., Hallam, K.R. and Flewitt, P.E., 2020. Nanometre to micrometre length-scale techniques for characterising environmentally-assisted cracking: An appraisal. Heliyon, 6(3), p.e03448. (11 March 2020)
  • Shiel, A.I., Ayre, W.N., Blom, A.W., Hallam, K.R., Heard, P.J., Payton, O., Picco, L. and Mansell, J.P., 2020. Development of a facile fluorophosphonate-functionalised titanium surface for potential orthopaedic applications. Journal of Orthopaedic Translation, 23, pp.140-151. (2 March 2020)
  • Eppell, S.J., Friedenberg, D., Payton, O., Picco, L. and Zypman, F.R., 2020. Euler–Bernoulli theory accurately predicts atomic force microscope cantilever shape during non-equilibrium snap-to-contact motion. Nanotechnology, 31(18), p.185702. (14 February 2020)


  • Payam, A.F., Payton, O., Mostafavi, M., Picco, L., Moore, S., Martin, T., Warren, A.D. and Knowles, D., 2019, December. Development of Fatigue Testing System for in-situ Observation by AFM & SEM. In ICMFF12-12th International Conference on Multiaxial Fatigue and Fracture. (2 Dec 2019)
  • Liu, C., Heard, P.J., Payton, O.D., Picco, L. and Flewitt, P.E.J., 2019. A comparison of two high spatial resolution imaging techniques for determining carbide precipitate type and size in ferritic 9Cr-1Mo steel. Ultramicroscopy, 205, pp.13-19. (10 June 2019)
  • Payam, A.F., Payton, O., Picco, L., Moore, S., Martin, T., Warren, A.D., Mostafavi, M. and Knowles, D., 2019. Development of fatigue testing system for in-situ observation of stainless steel 316 by HS-AFM & SEM. International Journal of Fatigue, 127, pp.1-9. (15 May 2019)
  • Watts, M.C., Picco, L., Russell-Pavier, F.S., Cullen, P.L., Miller, T.S., Bartuś, S.P., Payton, O.D., Skipper, N.T., Tileli, V. and Howard, C.A., 2019. Production of phosphorene nanoribbons. Nature, 568(7751), pp.216-220. (10 April 2019)
  • Landels, A., Beacham, T.A., Evans, C.T., Carnovale, G., Raikova, S., Cole, I.S., Goddard, P., Chuck, C. and Allen, M.J., 2019. Improving electrocoagulation floatation for harvesting microalgae. Algal research, 39, p.101446. (2 March 2019)


  • Alzahrani, H., Bentley, C., Burrows, R., Cao, C., Cai, Q., Chikere, C., Crooks, R.M., Dunevall, J., Edwards, M., Ewing, A. and Gao, R., 2018. Dynamics of nanointerfaces: general discussion. Faraday discussions, 210, pp.451-479. (19 September 2018)
  • Evans, C.T., Payton, O., Picco, L. and Allen, M.J., 2018. Algal Viruses: The (Atomic) Shape of Things to Come. Viruses, 10(9), p.490. (12 Sep 2018)
  • Russell-Pavier, F.S., Picco, L., Day, J.C.C., Shatil, N.R., Yacoot, A. and Payton, O.D., 2018. ‘Hi-Fi AFM’: high-speed contact mode atomic force microscopy with optical pickups. Measurement Science and Technology, 29(10), p.105902. (4 September 2018)
  • Mikheikin, A., Koebley, S., Olsen, A., Picco, L., Payton, O., Mishra, B., Toor, A., Reed, J. and Chesney, A., 2018, September. NANOTECHNOLOGIES FOR RAPID, SENSITIVE DETECTION OF STRUCTURAL VARIANTS IN LYMPHOMAS AND LEUKEMIAS. In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LABORATORY HEMATOLOGY (Vol. 40, pp. 97-97). 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA: WILEY.
  • PATENT: Reed, J., Mishra, B., Mikheykin, A., Picco, L., Payton, O. and Russell-pavier, F., Virginia Commonwealth University, New York University and University Of Bristol, 2018. System, method, computer-accessible medium and apparatus for dna mapping. (12 July 2018)
  • Moore, S., Burrows, R., Picco, L., Martin, T.L., Greenwell, S.J., Scott, T.B. and Payton, O.D., 2018. A study of dynamic nanoscale corrosion initiation events using HS-AFM. Faraday discussions, 210, pp.409-428. (16 Apr 2018)
  • Clark, R.N., Knapp, J., Laferrere, A., Moore, S., Payton, O., Picco, L., Walters, W.S. and Burrows, R., 2018, April. Development of an adapted electrochemical noise technique for in-situ corrosion monitoring of spent nuclear fuel aqueous storage environments. In CORROSION 2018. OnePetro. (15 April 2018)


  • Mikheikin, A., Olsen, A., Leslie, K., Russell-Pavier, F., Yacoot, A., Picco, L., Payton, O., Toor, A., Chesney, A., Gimzewski, J.K. and Mishra, B., 2017. DNA nanomapping using CRISPR-Cas9 as a programmable nanoparticle. Nature communications, 8(1), pp.1-9. (21 November 2017)
  • Laferrere, A., Burrows, R., Glover, C., Clark, R.N., Payton, O., Picco, L., Moore, S. and Williams, G., 2017. In situ imaging of corrosion processes in nuclear fuel cladding. Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology, 52(8), pp.596-604. (09 October 2017)
  • Miller, T.S., Suter, T.M., Telford, A.M., Picco, L., Payton, O.D., Russell-Pavier, F., Cullen, P.L., Sella, A., Shaffer, M.S., Nelson, J. and Tileli, V., 2017. Single crystal, luminescent carbon nitride nanosheets formed by spontaneous dissolution. Nano letters, 17(10), pp.5891-5896. (5 July 2017)
  • Shatil, N.R., Homer, M.E., Picco, L., Martin, P.G. and Payton, O.D., 2017. A calibration method for the higher modes of a micro-mechanical cantilever. Applied Physics Letters, 110(22), p.223101. (30 May 2017)
  • Yacoot, A., Picco, L., Payton, O., Dongmo, H., Russell-Pavier, F. and Klapetek, P., euspen’s 17 th International Conference & Exhibition, Hannover, DE, May 2017.
  • Miles, M., Sharma, R. and Picco, L., 2017, March. High-speed AFM and the reduction of tip-sample forces. In APS March Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 2017, pp. M1-304).


  • Cullen, P.L., Cox, K.M., Subhan, M.K.B., Picco, L., Payton, O.D., Buckley, D.J., Miller, T.S., Hodge, S.A., Skipper, N.T., Tileli, V. and Howard, C.A., 2017. Ionic solutions of two-dimensional materials. Nature chemistry, 9(3), pp.244-249. (21 November 2016)
  • Popel, A.J., Adamska, A.M., Martin, P.G., Payton, O.D., Lampronti, G.I., Picco, L., Payne, L., Springell, R., Scott, T.B., Monnet, I. and Grygiel, C., 2016. Structural effects in UO2 thin films irradiated with U ions. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 386, pp.8-15. (24 September 2016)
  • Ulčinas, A., Picco, L.M., Berry, M., Hörber, J.H. and Miles, M.J., 2016. Detection and photothermal actuation of microcantilever oscillations in air and liquid using a modified DVD optical pickup. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 248, pp.6-9. (14 July 2016)
  • Payton, O.D., Picco, L. and Scott, T.B., 2016. High-speed atomic force microscopy for materials science. International Materials Reviews, 61(8), pp.473-494. (14 Jun 2016)
  • Warren, A.D., Martinez-Ubeda, A.I., Payton, O.D., Picco, L. and Scott, T.B., 2016. Preparation of stainless steel surfaces for scanning probe microscopy. Microscopy Today, 24(3), pp.52-55. (28 April 2016)
  • Mikheikin, A., Olsen, A., Picco, L., Payton, O., Mishra, B., Gimzewski, J.K. and Reed, J., 2016. High-speed atomic force microscopy revealing contamination in DNA purification systems. Analytical chemistry, 88(5), pp.2527-2532. (15 February 2016)


  • Adamska, A.M., Bright, E.L., Sutcliffe, J., Liu, W., Payton, O.D., Picco, L. and Scott, T.B., 2015. Characterisation of electrodeposited polycrystalline uranium dioxide thin films on nickel foil for industrial applications. Thin solid films, 597, pp.57-64. (14 November 2015)
  • Brown, B.P., Picco, L., Miles, M.J. and Faul, C.F., 2015. Conductive‐AFM Patterning of Organic Semiconductors. small, 11(38), pp.5054-5058. (28 July 2015)
  • Klapetek, P., Valtr, M., Picco, L., Payton, O.D., Martinek, J., Yacoot, A. and Miles, M., 2015. Large area high-speed metrology SPM system. Nanotechnology, 26(6), p.065501. (19 January 2015)


  • Adamska, A.M., Springell, R., Warren, A.D., Picco, L., Payton, O. and Scott, T.B., 2014. Growth and characterization of uranium–zirconium alloy thin films for nuclear industry applications. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 47(31), p.315301. (11 July 2014)


  • Nguyen, T., Khan, S.G., Edwards, C., Herrmann, G., Picco, L., Harniman, R., Burgess, S.C., Antognozzi, M. and Miles, M., 2013, June. Estimation of the shear force in transverse dynamic force microscopy using a sliding mode observer. In 2013 American Control Conference (pp. 5494-5499). IEEE. (16 August 2013)
  • Iwata, F., Ohashi, Y., Ishisaki, I., Picco, L.M. and Ushiki, T., 2013. Development of nanomanipulator using a high-speed atomic force microscope coupled with a haptic device. Ultramicroscopy, 133, pp.88-94. (12 July 2013)
  • Muhiddin, C., Phillips, D.B., Miles, M.J., Picco, L. and Carberry, D.M., 2013. Kinect 4… holographic optical tweezers. Journal of Optics, 15(7), p.075302. (24 June 2013)
  • Brown, B.P., Picco, L., Miles, M.J. and Faul, C.F., 2013. Opportunities in high‐speed atomic force microscopy. Small, 9(19), pp.3201-3211. (23 April 2013)
  • Klapetek, P., Picco, L., Payton, O., Yacoot, A. and Miles, M., 2013. Error mapping of high-speed AFM systems. Measurement Science and Technology, 24(2), p.025006. (15 January 2013)


  • Payton, O.D., Picco, L., Miles, M.J., Homer, M.E. and Champneys, A.R., 2012. Improving the signal-to-noise ratio of high-speed contact mode atomic force microscopy. Review of Scientific Instruments, 83(8), p.083710. (27 August 2012)
  • Payton, O.D., Picco, L., Miles, M.J., Homer, M.E. and Champneys, A.R., 2012. Modelling oscillatory flexure modes of an atomic force microscope cantilever in contact mode whilst imaging at high speed. Nanotechnology, 23(26), p.265702. (15 June 2012)
  • Payton, O.D., Picco, L., Robert, D., Raman, A., Homer, M.E., Champneys, A.R. and Miles, M.J., 2012. High-speed atomic force microscopy in slow motion—understanding cantilever behaviour at high scan velocities. Nanotechnology, 23(20), p.205704. (30 April 2012)
  • Harniman, R.L., Vicary, J.A., Hörber, J.K.H., Picco, L.M., Miles, M.J. and Antognozzi, M., 2012. Methods for imaging DNA in liquid with lateral molecular-force microscopy. Nanotechnology, 23(8), p.085703. (1 February 2012)


  • PATENT: Ulcinas, A., Engledew, J.D., Picco, M.L., Miles, J.M. and Antognozzi, M., University of Bristol, 2011. Probe microscopy and probe position monitoring apparatus. U.S. Patent 8,051,493. (1 November 2011)
  • Payton, O.D., Picco, L., Champneys, A.R., Homer, M.E., Miles, M.J. and Raman, A., 2011. Experimental observation of contact mode cantilever dynamics with nanosecond resolution. Review of Scientific Instruments, 82(4), p.043704. (13 April 2011)
  • Bowman, R.W., Gibson, G., Carberry, D., Picco, L., Miles, M. and Padgett, M.J., 2011. iTweezers: optical micromanipulation controlled by an Apple iPad. Journal of Optics, 13(4), p.044002. (4 March 2011)


  • Payton, O., Champneys, A.R., Homer, M.E., Picco, L. and Miles, M.J., 2011. Feedback-induced instability in tapping mode atomic force microscopy: theory and experiment. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 467(2130), pp.1801-1822. (15 December 2010)


  • Carberry, D.M., Picco, L., Dunton, P.G. and Miles, M.J., 2009. Mapping real-time images of high-speed AFM using multitouch control. Nanotechnology, 20(43), p.434018. (2 October 2009)
  • Pyne, A., Marks, W., Picco, L.M., Dunton, P.G., Ulcinas, A., Barbour, M.E., Jones, S.B., Gimzewski, J. and Miles, M.J., 2009. High-speed atomic force microscopy of dental enamel dissolution in citric acid. Archives of histology and cytology, 72(4+ 5), pp.209-215. (Received 26 April 2009)


  • Picco, L.M., Dunton, P.G., Ulcinas, A., Engledew, D.J., Hoshi, O., Ushiki, T. and Miles, M.J., 2008. High-speed AFM of human chromosomes in liquid. Nanotechnology, 19(38), p.384018. (12 August 2008)
  • Antognozzi, M., Ulcinas, A., Picco, L., Simpson, S.H., Heard, P.J., Szczelkun, M.D., Brenner, B. and Miles, M.J., 2008. A new detection system for extremely small vertically mounted cantilevers. Nanotechnology, 19(38), p.384002. (12 August 2008)


  • Picco, L.M., Bozec, L., Ulcinas, A., Engledew, D.J., Antognozzi, M., Horton, M.A. and Miles, M.J., 2006. Breaking the speed limit with atomic force microscopy. Nanotechnology, 18(4), p.044030. (21 December 2006)

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