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50) Panagopoulou, A. & Napolitano, S.; Irreversible Adsorption Governs the Equilibration of Thin Polymer Films, Physical Review Letters, 2017, 119, 9, 097801                                                                                                                                         in the news

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46) Braatz, M.-L.; Infantas, L.; Sferrazza, M.; Napolitano S, Unexpected impact of irreversible adsorption on thermal expansion: adsorbed layers are not that dead, Journal of Chemical Physics, 2017, 146, 203304

45) Napolitano, S. Staying conductive in the stretch, Science, 2017, 335, 24

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43) Napolitano, S.; Glynos, E.; Tito, N. B. Glass transition of polymers in bulk, confined geometries, and near interfaces, Reports of Progress in Physics, 2017, 80, 036602

42) Jasiurkowska-Delaporte, M.; Napolitano, S.; Leys, J.; ..., Glass Transition Dynamics and Crystallization Kinetics in the Smectic Liquid Crystal 4-n-Butyloxybenzylidene-4′-n′-octylaniline (BBOA), The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2016, 120, 12160

41) Burroughs, M.; Cangialosi, D.; Napolitano, S.; Priestley, R. D., Direct Measurement of Glass Transition Temperature in Exposed and Buried Adsorbed Polymer Nanolayers, Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 4647-4655

40) Napolitano, S. Caught in the Tube, Physics, 2015, 8, 93

39) Spièce, J.; Martinez-Tong, D.E.; Sferrazza, M.; Nogales, A.; Napolitano, S.*, Are polymers glassier upon confinement?, Sott Matter, 2015, 11 6179-6186

38) Gnecco, E.; Pedraz, P.; Nita, P.; Dinelli, F.; Napolitano, S.; Pingue, P., Surface rippling induced by periodic instabilities on a polymer surfaceNew Journal of Physics, 2015, 17, 032001

37) Priestley, R. D.; Cangialosi, D.; Napolitano, S., On the Equivalence Between the Thermodynamic and Dynamic Measurements of the Glass Transition in Confined Polymers, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2015, 407, 288-295

36) Wubbenhorst, M; Casina, A.; Vanroy, B.; Napolitano, S., Ultrathin polymer films by single molecule deposition, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2015, 407, 270-276

35) Housmans, C.; Sferrazza, M.; Napolitano, S.; Kinetics of irreversible chain adsorption, Macromolecules, 2014, 47, 3390-3393

34) Martínez-Tong, D. E.*; Vanroy, B.; Wübbenhorst, M.; Nogales, A.; Napolitano, S.* Crystallization of poly(L-lactide) confined in ultrathin films: competition between finite size effects and irreversible chain adsorptionMacromolecules, 2014, 47, 2354-2360

33) Tang, Q.*; Hu, W. and Napolitano, S. Slowing down of accelerated structural relaxation in ultrathin polymer films Physical Review Letters, 112, 148306

32) Napolitano, S.*; Cangialosi, D.*, Interfacial free volume and vitrification: the reduction in Tg in proximity of an adsorbing interface explained by the Free Volume Holes Diffusion model, Macromolecules, 46, 8051–8053, 2013

31) Napolitano, S.*; Capponi, S., Vanroy, B., Glassy dynamics of soft matter under 1D confinement: How irreversible adsorption affects molecular packing, mobility gradients and orientational polarization in thin films, invited COLLOQUIUM, European Physical Journal E, 36, 61, 2013

30) Vanroy, B.; Wübbenhorst, M.; Napolitano, S.*, Crystallization of thin polymer layers confined between two adsorbing wallsACS Macro Letters, 2013, 2, 168-172

29) Capponi, S.; Napolitano, S.*; Wübbenhorst, M., Supercooled liquids with enhanced orientational orderNature Communications, 2012, 3, 1233

28) Napolitano, S.; D’Acunto, M.; Baschieri, P.; Gnecco, E., Pingue, P.*Ordered Rippling of Polymer Surfaces: Impact of scan pattern and boundary effectsNanotechnology, 2012, 23, 475301

27) Napolitano, S.*; Rotella, C.; Wübbenhorst, M., Can Thickness and Interfacial Interactions Univocally Determine the Behavior of Polymers Confined at the Nanoscale? ACS Macro Letters, 2012, 1, 1189-1193

26) Yin, H.; Napolitano, S.; Schoenhals, A. Molecular Mobility and Glass Transition of Thin Films of Poly(Bisphenol A Carbonate)Macromolecules, 2012, 45 1652-1662

25) Rotella, C.*; Napolitano, S.; Vandendriessche, S.; Valev, V.K.; Verbiest, T.; Larkowska, M.; Kucharski, S.;  Wübbenhorst, M., Adsorption kinetics of ultrathin polymer films in the melt probed by dielectric spectroscopy and second harmonic generationLangmuir 2011, 27 13533-13538 

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24) Rotella, C.; Wübbenhorst, M.; Napolitano, S.*, Probing interfacial mobility profiles via the impact of nanoscopic confinement on the strength of the dynamic glass transitionSoft Matter 2011, 7, 5260-5266

23) Napolitano, S.*; Rotella, C.; Wübbenhorst, M., Is the reduction in tracer diffusivity under nanoscopic confinement related to a frustrated segmental mobility? Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2011, 32, 844-848

22) Napolitano, S.*; Wübbenhorst, M., The lifetime of the deviations from bulk behavior in polymer confined at the nanoscaleNature Communications 2011, 2, 260

21) Monnaie, I.;  Napolitano, S.*; Nies, E.; Wübbenhorst, M., Exploiting interfacial polarization to detect phase transitions in dilute solution: crystallization and melting of P3HT in toluene down to ppm contentsPolymer 2011, 52, 239-242

20) Meersman, F.; Geukens, B.; Wübbenhorst, M.; Leys, J.; Napolitano, S.; Filinchuk, Y.; Van Assche, G.; Van Mele, B.; Nies, E.*, Dynamics of the Crystal to Plastic Crystal Transition in the Hydrogen Bonded N-(Isopropyl) propionamide, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2010, 114, 13944–13949

19) Napolitano, S.*; Wübbenhorst, M., Structural relaxation and dynamic fragility of freely standing polymer films, Polymer 2010, 51, 5309-5312

18) Rotella, C.; Napolitano, S*.; De Cremer, L.; Koeckelberghs, G.; Wübbenhorst, M., Distribution of segmental mobility in ultrathin polymer filmsMacromolecules 2010, 43, 8686-8691

17) Dimopoulos, A.; Wietor, J.-L.; Wübbenhorst, M.; Napolitano, S.; de With, G.; Benthem, R.; Sijbesma, R.*, Enhanced Mechanical Relaxation below the Glass Transition Temperature in Partially Supramolecular NetworksMacromolecules 2010, 43, 8664-8669

16) Capponi, S.; Napolitano, S.; Couderc, G.; Behrnd, N.-R.;  Hulliger, J.; Wübbenhorst, M.*, Structural relaxation in nanometer thin layers of glycerol, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2010, 114, 16696-16699

15) Reiter,G.*; Napolitano, S.,  Possible origin of the thickness-dependent deviations from bulk properties of ultrathin polymer films, (invited) VIEWPOINT, Journal of Polymer Science, part B: Physics 2010, 24, 2544-2547

14) Wübbenhorst, M.*; Capponi, S.; Napolitano, S.; Rozanski, S.; Couderc, G.; Behrnd, N.-R.;  Hulliger, J.,  Dynamics in ultrathin liquid films studied by simultaneous  dielectric spectroscopy (DS) and organic molecular beam deposition (OMBD) European Physical Journal - Special Topics 2010, 189, 181-186

13) Napolitano, S.*; Pilleri, A.; Rolla, P.; Wübbenhorst, M., Unusual deviations from bulk behavior in ultrathin films of poly(tert-butylstyrene): can dead layers induce a reduction of Tg? ACS Nano, 2010, 2, 841-848

12) Rotella, C.; Napolitano, S.*; Wübbenhorst, M.*, Segmental mobility and glass transition temperature of freely suspended ultrathin polymer membranes Macromolecules, 2009, 42, 1061-1063

11) Peter, S.; Napolitano, S.; Meyer, H.; Wübbenhorst, M., Baschnagel, J.* Modeling dielectric relaxation in polymer glass simulations: dynamics in the bulk and in supported polymer films Macromolecules, 2008, 41, 7729-7743

10) Napolitano, S.*; Lupascu, V; Wübbenhorst, M., Temperature dependence of the deviations from bulk behaviour Macromolecules, 2008, 41, 1061-1063

9) Napolitano, S.*; Wübbenhorst, M., Dielectric signature of a dead layer in ultrathin films of a non-polar polymerJournal of Physical Chemistry B, 2007. 111, 9197-9199

8) Napolitano, S.*; Wübbenhorst, M., Effect of a reduced mobility layer on the interplay between molecular relaxations and diffusion limited crystallization rate in ultrathin polymer films Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2007. 111 5575-5580

7) Napolitano, S.*; Wübbenhorst, M., Monitoring the cold crystallization of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) via dielectric spectroscopy Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2007 353(47-51) 4357-4361

6) Napolitano, S.*; Wübbenhorst, M.*Deviation from bulk behaviour in the cold crystallization kinetics of ultrathin films of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate), PHB Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 2007 19 205121

5) D'Acunto, M.*; Napolitano, S.; Pingue, P.; Giusti, P.; Rolla, P., Fast formation of ripples induced by AFM. A new method for patterning polymers on nanoscale Materials Letters, 2007 61 3305-3309

4) Prevosto, D.; Napolitano, S.*; Pingue, P.; Capaccioli, S.; Lucchesi, M.,  Investigation of structural relaxation and surface modification of ultrathin films of poly(ethylene terephthalate) European Physical Journal – Special Topics, 2007. 141 193-198

3) Kessairi, K.; Napolitano, S.; Capaccioli, S.; Rolla, P.; Wübbenhorst, M.*, Molecular dynamics of atactic polypropylene investigated by broadband dielectric spectroscopy Macromolecules, 2007 40(6) 1786-1788

2) Napolitano, S.; Prevosto, D.; Lucchesi, M.; Pingue, P.; D'Acunto, M.; Rolla, P.*Influence of a reduced mobility layer on the structural relaxation dynamics of aluminium capped ultrathin films of poly(ethylene terephthalate)Langmuir, 2007. 23(4) 2103-2109

1) Napolitano, S.*; Wübbenhorst, M., Slowing down of the crystallization kinetics in ultrathin polymer films: A size or an interface effect? Macromolecules, 2006. 39(18) 5967-5970