Background and activities

Dr Mathias Boström obtained his PhD from Linköpings Universitet (October 1996-June 2000) on Casimir and Casimir-Polder interactions. He demonstrated that previous calculations did not include in a correct way dissipation and thermal effects, and hence resulted in incorrect results. As post doc at the Australian National University, and later as Assistant Professor at Linköpings Universitet, he investigated theoretically the way proteins, micelles, polyelectrolytes and membranes behave in electrolyte solutions. Based on this work he was later employed as a postdoctoral researcher at University of Regensburg, as visiting researcher at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, as researcher at Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and as visiting Professor at University of Cagliari. Dr Boström has collaborated with researchers from many countries (and research fields) including from Sweden, Norway, Australia, China, India, Italy, Germany, France, USA, and Brazil. Dr Boström currently works part time at NTNU and is also visiting researcher at UiO.

 

 

Project:

"Casimir effect and van der Waals forces in multilayer systems" FRINATEK project 250346 funded 2016-2019. Project Manager Prof. Iver Brevik (NTNU). Co-applicants: Dr Mathias Boström (UiO+NTNU), Prof. Clas Persson (UiO), Prof. Johan Hoye (NTNU), Prof. Stefan Buhmann (Germany), Prof. Kimball Milton (USA), Prof. Barry W. Ninham (Australia), Dr Oleksandr I. Malyi (Singapore), Dr Kristian Berland (UiO), Dr Prachi Parashar (NTNU), Dr K. V. Shajesh (USA), Dr. Drew F. Parsons (Australia), Dr Eduardo Lima (Brazil). 

 

 

Project details: 

 

Quantum electrodynamic fluctuation forces, which generalize the idealized force predicted by Casimir in 1948, have moved to an ever more central position in our understanding of mesoscopic forces between surfaces and between molecules and surfaces.

Casimir-Lifshitz and Casimir-Polder forces generalize and transform the notion of van der Waals forces. Advances in experimental technique and development of new theoretical tools have enabled this transformation.

There remain highly controversial issues to be resolved, such as the nature of thermal corrections, the form of Casimir friction, and whether it is realistic to achieve Casimir repulsion and levitation.

The driver, however, is the potential applications of these phenomena to physical systems. Here, we want to link developments in theory to what is needed in practical situations, such as the interaction of molecular gases with oil shale.

The project will be carried out and completed at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) together with researchers from the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology at the University of Oslo (UiO).

Joint subprojects with the co-applicants and collaborators from the USA, Germany, Brazil, Sweden, Singapore, and Australia will involve short and long-term research visits. We will also arrange a combined workshop and summer school at NTNU during 2018.

 

Strong interaction with our research partners and collaborators will facilitate rapid progress in research and serve for networking, exchanging knowledge, and scientific visibility. Long-term international research visits by the postdoc and researchers will increase scientific productivity and strengthen the collaborations.

 

Publication list FRINATEK project 250346 "Casimir effect and van der Waals forces in multilayer systems": 

1. M. Boström, O. I. Malyi, P. Thiyam, K. Berland, I. Brevik, C. Persson and D. F. Parsons, Europhysics Letters 2016, 115, 13001.

2. Mathias Boström, Oleksandr I. Malyi, Prachi Parashar, K. V. Shajesh, Priyadarshini Thiyam, Kimball A. Milton, Clas Persson, Drew F. Parsons, and Iver Brevik, "Lifshitz interaction can promote ice growth at water-silica interfaces", Phys. Rev. B 95, 155422 (2017).

 

Conference presentations FRINATEK project 250346 "Casimir effect and van der Waals forces in multilayer systems": 

1. M. Boström, P. Thiyam, I. Brevik, and C. Persson, "The influence of gas and ions on melting of ice within porous materials". 30th Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society. Rome 2016-09-04 - 2016-09-09.

2. Boström, Anders Mathias, "Ice and quantum levitation". Workshop on Casimir/van der Waals theory; 2017-05-29 - 2017-05-31 at NTNU 

3. Priyadarshini Thiyam, Johannes Fiedler, Stefan Yoshi Buhmann, Clas Persson, Iver Brevik, Drew F. Parsons, Anders Mathias Boström.  "Formation of ice below water surface via repulsive van der Waals and double-layer forces". 16th European Student Colloid Conference; 2017-06-19 - 2017-06-22

 

Dr Boström is advisor for the following students:

Lic. Priyadarshini Thiyam  was funded by an Erasmus Mundus India4EU fellowship (supported by the European Union) for the first 3 years of her PhD. Priyadarshini has been very productive resulting in 12 articles, many as first author and some as corresponding author. During 2016 Priyadarshini received her licentiate on "A study of finite-size and non-perturbative effects on the van der Waals and the Casimir-Polder forces". From September 2016 she is visiting University of Oslo with the aim that she will complete her PhD  (with Prof. Clas Persson as main supervisor) at KTH in 2017. Priyadarshini will as part of her PhD also visit NTNU during February 2017, and potentially come back for a longer stay in autumn 2017. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Priyadarshini_Thiyam

 

Mr Anurag Kurumail is an undergraduate student from Carbondale University in USA. He has been awarded a presidential scholarship for the best students in Carbondale University​. During spring he is enrolled at NTNU and will study several physics and mathematics courses. Anurag will also work on a science project within the FRINATEK project ""Casimir effect and van der Waals forces in multilayer systems". The project  aims to explore interactions between gas molecules in water and to study different aspectes of gas hydrates in porous media. 

 

Former PhD students:

Former co-advisor for Dr Vivianne Deniz who received her PhD on "Nonelectrostatic interactions in electrical double layer theory" from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia in 2014. 

 

Former co-advisor for Dr. Maofeng Dou who received  his PhD on "First principles study of oxide semiconductors for solar energy applications" from the Dept of Materials Science and Engineering, Royal Insitute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden in 2015. http://www.nims.go.jp/group/nscs/dou.html

 

98 Publications and h-index 28

1. M. Boström and Bo E. Sernelius, Effects of van der Waals interaction on current drag between quantum wells, Physica Scripta T79, 89-94 (1999). 3 citations

2. M. Boström and Bo E. Sernelius, Wetting problems for coatings on windshields, Appl. Surf. Sci. 142, 375-380 (1999). 6 citations

3. M. Boström and Bo E. Sernelius, Temperature effects on the Casimir attraction between a pair of quantum wells, Microelectronic Engineering 51-52, 287-297 (2000). 13 citations

4. M. Boström and Bo E. Sernelius, Fractional van der Waals interaction between thin metallic films. Phys. Rev. B 61, 2204-2210 (2000). 61 citations

5. M. Boström and Bo E. Sernelius, Comment on 'Calculation on the Casimir force between imperfectly conducting plates'. Phys. Rev. A 61, 046101 1-3 (2000). 19 citations

6. M. Boström and Bo E. Sernelius, Van der Waals energy of an atom in the proximity of thin metal films. Phys. Rev. A 61, 052703 1-6 (2000). 18 citations

7. M. Boström and Bo E. Sernelius, Thermal effects on the Casimir force in the 0.1-5 microm range. Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 4757-4760 (2000). 215 citations

8. M. Boström and Bo E. Sernelius, Retardation enhanced van der Waals force between thin metal films. Phys. Rev. B 62, 7523-7526 (2000). 10 citations

9. M. Boström, D. R. M. Williams, and B. W. Ninham, Surface Tension of Electrolytes: Specific Ion Effects Explained by Dispersion Forces, Langmuir 17, 4475-4478 (2001). 217 citations

10. M. Boström, Current-induced self-energy shift of impurity atoms between metal films, Phys. Rev. B, 64, 113410 1-4 (2001). 0 citations

11. M. Boström, D. R. M. Williams, and B. W. Ninham, Specific Ion Effects: Why DLVO Theory Fails for Biology and Colloid Systems, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 168103 1-4 (2001). 267 citations

12. M. Boström, J. J. Longdell, and B. W. Ninham, Atom-atom interactions at and between metal surfaces at nonzero temperature, Phys. Rev. A, 64, 062702 1-9 (2001). 10 citations

13. Bo E. Sernelius and M. Boström, Comment on Casimir Force at Both Nonzero Temperature and Finite Conductivity, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 259101-1 (2001). 20 citations

14. M. Boström, J. J. Longdell, and B. W. Ninham, Molecular Resonance Interaction in Channels, Eur. Phys. Lett. 59, 21-27 (2002). 5 citations

15. M. Boström, D. R. M. Williams, and B. W. Ninham, Ion Specicity of Micelles explained by Ionic Dispersion Forces, Langmuir 18, 6010-6014 (2002). 99 citations

16. M. Boström, D. R. M. Williams, and B. W. Ninham, The Influence of Ionic Dispersion Potentials on Counterion Condensation on Polyelectrolytes, J. Phys. Chem. B. 106, 7908-7912 (2002). 56 citations

17. M. Boström, D. R. M. Williams, and B. W. Ninham, Influence of Hofmeister effects on surface pH and binding of peptides to membranes. Langmuir 18, 8609-8615 (2002). 55 citations

18. M. Boström, J. J. Longdell, D. J. Mitchell and B. W. Ninham, Resonance Interaction between Atoms in an Excited Configuration, Eur. Phys. J. D 22, 47-52 (2003). Number of citations: 18

19. B. W. Ninham and M. Boström, Screened Casimir force at finite temperatures: A possible role in nuclear interactions, Phys. Rev. A 67, 030701 1-4 (2003). Number of citations: 10

20. M. Boström, D. R. M. Williams, P. R. Stewart, and B. W. Ninham, Hofmeister effects in membrane biology: the role of ionic dispersion potentials, Phys. Rev. E 68, 041902 1-6 (2003). Number of citations: 43

21. M. Boström, D. R. M. Williams, and B. W. Ninham, Specific ion effects: the role of coions in biology, Europhys. Lett. 63, 610-615 (2003). Number of citations: 20

22. M. Boström, V. S. J. Craig, R. Albion, D. R. M. Williams, and B. W. Ninham, Hofmeister effects in pH measurements: Role of added salt and co-ions, J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2875-2876 (2003). Number of citations: 54

23. M. Boström, D. R. M. Williams, and B. W. Ninham, Specific ion effects: Why the properties of lysozyme in salt solutions follow a Hofmeister series, Biophys. J. 85, 686-694 (2003). Number of citations: 141

24. M. Boström, D. R. M. Williams, and B. W. Ninham, Specific ion effects: the role of salt & buffer in protonation of Cytochrome c, Eur. Phys. J. E-soft matter 13, 239-245 (2004). Number of citations: 19

25. M. Boström and B. W. Ninham, Atomic resonance interaction in a dielectric media, Phys. Rev. A 69, 54701 1-2 (2004). Number of citations: 4

26. M. Boström, D. R. M. Williams, and B. W. Ninham, Specific Ion Effects: Why Colloid Science has Failed to Contribute to Biology. Prog. Colloid Polym. Sci. 123, 110-113 (2004). Number of citations: 1

27. M. Boström and Bo E. Sernelius, Entropy of the Casimir effect between real metal plates, Physica A 339, 53-59 (2004). Number of citations: 38

28. M. Boström, D. R. M. Williams, and B. W. Ninham, Why the properties of proteins in salt solutions follow a Hofmeister series, Curr. Op. Colloid Int. Sci. 9, 48-52 (2004). Number of citations: 48

29. M. Boström and B. W. Ninham, Dispersion self-free energies and interaction free energies of finite size ions in salt solutions, Langmuir 20, 7569-7574 (2004). Number of citations: 42

30. M. Boström and B. W. Ninham, Contributions from dispersion and Born self-free energies to the solvation energies of salt solutions, J. Phys. Chem. B 108, 12593-12595 (2004). Number of citations: 42

31. M. Boström and B. W. Ninham, Energy of an ion crossing a low dielectric membrane: the role of dispersion self-free energy, Biophysical Chemistry 114, 95-101 (2005). Number of citations: 26

32. M. Boström, W. Kunz and B. W. Ninham, Hofmeister Effects in Surface Tension of Aqueous Electrolyte Solution, Langmuir 21, 2619-2623 (2005). Number of citations: 102

33. B.W. Ninham and M. Boström, Building bridges between biological and physical sciences, Cellular and Molecular Biology 51, 803-813 (2005). Number of citations: 13

34. M. Boström, F. W. Tavares, S. Finet, F. Skouri-Panet, A. Tardieu, and B. W. Ninham, Why Forces between Proteins follow different Hofmeister series for pH above and below pI, Biophys. Chem. (2005) 117, 217-224. Number of citations: 115

35. M. Boström, F. W. Tavares, B. W. Ninham, and D. Bratko, Specific Ion Effects in Solutions of Globular Proteins: Comparison between Analytical Models and Simulation, J. Phys. Chem. B 109, 24489-24494 (2005). Number of citations: 43

36. “Hofmeister Effects: Why Protein Charge, pH Titration And Protein Precipitation Depend on the Choice of Background Salt Solution”, Livia Assumpção Moreira, M. Boström, B. W. Ninham, E. C. Biscaia Junior, F. W. Tavares, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 282-283, 457-463(2006). Number of citations: 34

37. Ion specific surface forces between membrane surfaces, M. Boström, V. Deniz, B. W. Ninham, J. Phys. Chem. B 110, 9645-9649 (2006). Number of citations: 11

38. M. Boström, B. Lonetti, E. Fratini, P. Baglioni, and B. W. Ninham, Why pH Titration in Protein Solutions Follow a Hofmeister Series, J. Phys. Chem. B 110, 7563-7566 (2006). Number of citations: 22

39. M. Boström, F. W. Tavares, D. Bratko, and B. W. Ninham, Ion specific interactions between pairs of nanometer sized particles in aqueous solutions, Prog. Colloid Polym. Sci. (2006) 133, 74-77.  Number of citations: 0

40. M. Boström, V. Deniz, G. V. Franks, and B. W. Ninham, Extended DLVO: Electrostatic and Non-Electrostatic Forces in Oxide Suspensions, Adv. Colloid Int. Science 123-126, 5-15 (2006). Number of citations: 57

41. The effect of salt identity on the phase diagram for globular proteins in aqueous electrolyte solutions, M. Boström, F. W. Tavares, B. W. Ninham, J.M Prausnitz, J. Phys. Chem. B (2006) 110, 24757-24760. Number of citations: 38

42. Why pH titration in lysozyme suspensions follow a Hofmeister series, M. Boström and B.W. Ninham, Colloids and Surfaces A 291, 24-29 (2006). Number of citations: 9

43. Effect of the ion-protein dispersion interactions on the protein-surface and protein-protein interactions, Livia  A. Moreira, M. Boström, B. W. Ninham, E. C. Biscaia, Jr.,  F. W. Tavares, J. Braz. Chem. Soc. 18, 223-230 (2007). Number of citations: 7

44. Ion Specific Forces Between a Nanoprobe and a Charged Surface, E. R. A. Lima, E. C. Biscaia, Jr., M. Boström, and F. W. Tavares, Langmuir 23, 7456-7458 (2007). Number of citations: 6

45. Osmotic Second Virial Coefficients and Phase Diagrams for Aqueous Proteins from a Much Improved Poisson-Boltzmann Equation, Eduardo R. A. Lima, Evaristo C. Biscaia Jr., Mathias Boström, Frederico W. Tavares, and John M. Prausnitz, J. Phys. Chem. C 111, 16055-16059 (2007). Number of citations: 26

46. Specific Ion Effects: Interaction between Nanoparticles in Electrolyte Solutions, V. Deniz, D. Bratko, M. Boström, F. W. Tavares, B. W. Ninham, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 319, 98-102 (2008). Number of citations: 15

47. Molecular Hydrophobic Attraction and Ion-Specific Effects Studied by Molecular Dynamics, D. Horinek, A. Serr, D. Bonthuis, M. Boström, W. Kunz, R. R. Netz, Langmuir 2008, 24, 1271-1283. Number of citations: 49

48. Specific Ion Adsorption and Surface Forces in Colloid Science, E. R. A. Lima, D. Horinek, R. R. Netz, E. C. Biscaia, F. W. Tavares, W. Kunz, and M. Boström, J. Phys. Chem. B 112, 1580-1585 (2008). Number of citations: 34

49. The Influence of Ion Binding and Ion Specific Potentials on the Double Layer Pressure Between Charged Bilayers at Low Salt Concentrations, M. Boström, E. R. A. Lima, F. W. Tavares, and B. W. Ninham, J. Chem. Phys. 128, 135104-1--135104-4 (2008). Number of citations: 17

50. Co-Ion and Ion Competition Effects: Ion Distributions Close to a Hydrophobic Solid Surface in Mixed Electrolyte Solutions, E. R. A. Lima, M. Boström, D. Horinek, E. C. Biscaia Jr., W. Kunz, and F. W. Tavares, Langmuir 24, 3944-3948 (2008). Number of citations: 20

51. Correction to "Osmotic Second Virial Coefficients and Phase Diagrams for Aqueous Proteins from a much improved PB equation, Eduardo Lima, EC Biscaya Jr, M Boström, FW Tavares, JM Prausnitz, J. Phys. Chem. C 111, 16055-16059 (2007)", J. Phys. Chem. C 112, 8741 (2008). Number of citations: 0

52. Forces between air-bubbles in electrolyte solution, Eduardo R.A. Lima, Mathias Boström, Bo E. Sernelius, D. Horinek, RR Netz, EC Biscaia Jr, W. Kunz, FW Tavares, Chem. Phys. Lett. 458, 299-302 (2008).  Number of citations: 7

53. LIMA, E. R. A. ; BOSTRÖM, M. ; BISCAIA , E. C.,JR. ; TAVAVES, F. W, "Cálculo de Propriedades de Sistemas Coloidais via Equação de Poisson-Boltzmann: Uma Abordagem Termodinâmica". Anais do XVII Congresso Brasileiro de Engenharia Química - COBEQ, v. 1., p. 765-772, Recife - PE, Brasil, 2008. Number of citations:0

54. Ion Specific Forces between Charged Self-Assembled Monolayers Explained by Modified DLVO Theory,E. R. A. Lima, M. Boström, E. C. Biscaia Jr., F. W. Tavares, and W. Kunz, Colloids and Surfaces A 346, 11-15 |(2009) Number of citations:8

55. Anion Specific Partitioning in Two Phase Finite Volume Systems: Possible Implications for Mechanisms of Ion Pumps, M. Boström, E. R. A. Lima, E. C. Biscaia Jr., F. W. Tavares, P. Lo Nostro, D. F. Parsons, V. Deniz and B. W. Ninham, J. Phys. Chem. B (2009) 113, 8124–8127 Number of citations:10

56. Ion Specific Surface Charge of SBA-15 Mesoporous Silica, Andrea Salis, Drew F. Parsons, Mathias Boström, Luca Medda, , Brajesh Barse, Maura Monduzzi, Barry W. Ninham, Langmuir 26, 2484-2490 (2010). Number of citations:46

57. “Why Direct or Reversed Hofmeister Series? Interplay of Hydration, Non-Electrostatic Potentials, and Ion Size”, D. F. Parsons, M. Boström, T. J. Maceina, A. Salis, and B. W. Ninham, Langmuir 26, 3323-3328 (2010). Number of citations:60

58. E. R. A. Lima, M. Boström, E. C. Biscaia Jr., and F. W. Tavares. “Ion Specific Thermodynamical Properties of Aqueous Proteins”. Anias da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, 82 (1), 109-126, (2010). Number of citations:3

59. ION-SPECIFIC THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES FOR COLLOIDS AND PROTEINS, FW Tavares, M. Boström, ERA Lima, E.C. Biscaia, Jr, Fluid Phase Equilibria 296, 99-105 (2010), Number of citations:0

60. Hofmeister Effects: Interplay of Hydration, Non-Electrostatic Potentials, and Ion Size, Drew Parsons*, Mathias Boström, Pierandrea Lo Nostro, Barry W. Ninham, invited review article Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2011, 13, 12352-12367 (this paper was among the top ten most read PCCP articles in July 2011: http://blogs.rsc.org/cp/2011/09/07/top-ten-most-accessed-articles-in-july/). Number of citations:148

61. Possible Origin of the Inverse and Direct Hofmeister Series for Lysozyme at Low and High Salt Concentration, Mathias Boström*, Drew F. Parsons, Andrea Salis, Barry W. Ninham, and Maura Monduzzi, Langmuir 2011, 27,  9504–9511. Number of citations:55

62. Measurements and Theoretical Interpretation of point of zero charge of BSA proteins, Andrea Salis, Mathias Boström, Luca Medda, Francesca Cugia, Brajesh Barse, Drew F. Parsons, Barry W. Ninham, and Maura Monduzzi, Langmuir 2011, 27,  11597–11604. Number of citations:59

63. “Attractive Double Layer Forces between Neutral Hydrophobic and Neutral Hydrophilic Surfaces”, Eduardo R. A. Lima*, Mathias Boström, Nadine Schwierz, Bo E. Sernelius, and Frederico W. Tavares, Physical Review E, 84, 061903 (2011)  Number of citations:5

64. Hydrogen exposure on bi-layer graphene grown at silica surface may cause repulsive van der Waals forces, M. Boström and Bo E. Sernelius, Phys. Rev. A 85, 012508-1—012508-5 (2012). (also at arXiv:1201.1132 [cond-mat.mtrl-sci] 5 Jan 2012). Number of citations:10

65. Retardation turns the van der Waals attraction into a Casimir repulsion as close as 3 nm , M. Boström, Bo E. Sernelius, Iver Brevik, Barry W. Ninham, Physical Review A 85, 010701(R) (2012).  (also at arXiv:1201.1136v1 [quant-ph] 5 Jan 2012). Number of citations:14

66. Sign of the Casimir-Polder interaction between atoms and oil-water interfaces: Subtle dependence on dielectric properties, Mathias Boström, Simen Å. Ellingsen, Iver Brevik, Drew F. Parsons, and Bo E. Sernelius, Physical Review A 85, 064501 (2012). Number of citations:2

67. Ultrathin metallic coatings can induce quantum levitation between nanosurfaces, Mathias Boström, Barry W. Ninham, Iver Brevik, Bo E. Sernelius, Clas Persson, Drew F. Parsons, Applied Physics Letters 100, 253104 (2012). Number of citations:7

68. Casimir-Lifshitz interaction between ZnO and SiO2 nanorods in bromonenzene turns repulsive at intermediate separations due to retardation effects, M. Boström, Bo E. Sernelius, G. Baldiserra, C. Persson, and BW  Ninham, Phys. Rev. A 85, 044702 (2012). Number of citations: 3

69. Enlarged molecules from excited atoms in nanochannels, Mathias Boström,  Iver Brevik, Bo E. Sernelius, Maofeng Dou, Clas Persson, Barry W Ninham, Physical Review A 86, 014701 (2012). Number of citations: 4

70. “Casimir attractive–repulsive transition in MEMS”, Mathias Boström, S. Å. Ellingsen, Iver Brevik, Maofeng Dou, Clas Persson, and Bo E. Sernelius, European Physical Journal B 85, 377 (2012). Number of citations:8

71. Hofmeister Challenges: Ion Binding and Charge of the BSA Protein as Explicit Examples, Luca Medda, Brajesh Barse, Francesca Cugia, Mathias Boström, Drew F. Parsons, Barry W. Ninham, Maura Monduzzi, and Andrea Salis, Langmuir 28, 16355−16363 (2012). Number of citations:31

72. Casimir Force between Atomically Thin Gold Films, Mathias Boström, Bo E. Sernelius, and Clas Persson, European Physical Journal B 86, 43 (2013). Number of citations: 9

73. Atmospheric water droplets can catalyse atom pair break-up via surface–induced resonance repulsion, Mathias Boström, Clas Persson, Drew F. Parsons, Simen Å. Ellingsen, and Bo E. Sernelius, Europhysics Letters 101, 43002 (2013). Number of citations:1

74. Resonance Interaction Induced by Metal Surfaces Catalyses Atom Pair Breakage, Mathias Boström, Clas Persson,  Barry W. Ninham, Patrick Norman, and Bo E. Sernelius, Physical Review A 87, 044701 (2013). Number of citations:1

75 Erratum to “Ultrathin metallic coatings can induce quantum levitation between nanosurfaces, Mathias Boström, Barry W. Ninham, Iver Brevik, Bo E. Sernelius, Clas Persson, Drew F. Parsons, Applied Physics Letters 100, 253104 (2012) “, Applied Physics Letters 039902, 103 (2013). Number of citations:0

76. Lithium Atom Storage in Nanoporous Cellulose via Surface Induced Li2 Breakage, Mathias Boström, Dan Huang, Weihong Yang, Clas Persson, and Bo E. Sernelius, Europhysics Letters 104, 63003 (2013). Number of citations:2

77. The Effect of Charge Regulation and Ion–Dipole Interactions on the Selectivity of Protein–Nanoparticle Binding, Fernando Luis Barroso da Silva, Mathias Boström, Clas Persson, Langmuir 30, 4078−4083 (2014)  (part of STINT funded project). Number of citations:7

78. Finite Size Dependent Dispersion Potentials Between Atoms and Ions Dissolved in Water, Europhysics Letters 106, 53002 (2014).  Priyadarshini Thiyam, Mathias Boström, C. Persson, D. F. Parsons, Iver Brevik, and Bo E. Sernelius. Number of citations:1

79. Casimir quantum levitation tuned by means of material properties and geometries, Maofeng Dou, Fei Lou, Mathias Boström, Iver Brevik, and Clas Persson, Phys. Rev. B 89, 201407(R) (2014). Number of citations:8

80. Intermolecular Casimir-Polder Forces in Water and near Surfaces, Priyadarshini Thiyam, Clas Persson, Bo E. Sernelius, Drew F. Parsons, Anders Malthe-Sørenssen, and Mathias Boström. Phys. Rev. E 90, 032122 (2014). Number of citations:4

81. Casimir forces in a Plasma: Possible Connections to Yukawa Potentials, Barry W. Ninham, Mathias Boström, Clas Persson, Iver Brevik, Stefan Y. Buhmann, and Bo E. Sernelius, Eur. Phys. J. D  68, 328--1-9  (2014). ). Number of citations:2

82. Nonperturbative theory for dispersion self-energy of atoms, Priyadarshini Thiyam, C. Persson, I. Brevik, Bo E. Sernelius, and Mathias Boström, Phys. Rev. A 90, 054502 (2014). Number of citations:1

83. Trends of CO2 adsorption on cellulose due to van der Waals forces, Priyadarshini Thiyam, Clas Persson, Drew F. Parsons, D. Huang, S. Y. Buhmann, and Mathias Boström, Colloids and Surfaces A:Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 470, 316-321 (2015). Number of citations:2

84. Increased porosity turns desorption to adsorption for gas bubbles near water-SiO2, M. Boström, M. Dou,  P. Thiyam,  D. F. Parsons, O. I. Malyi, C. Persson, PHYSICAL REVIEW B 91, 075403 (2015). Number of citations:1

85. Non-perturbative theory of dispersion interactions, Mathias Boström, P. Thiyam, C. Persson, D. F. Parsons, S. Buhmann, I. Brevik, Bo E. Sernelius, Physica Scripta 035405, 90 (2015). Number of citations:0

86. Membrane Potential and Ion Partitioning in an Erythrocyte Using Poisson-Boltzmann Equation, Nathalia Barbosa, Eduardo Lima, Mathias Boström, Frederico Wanderley Tavares, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 119 (21), pp 6379–6388. DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b02215. Number of citations:0

87. A first principles study of CO2 adsorption on α-SiO2(001) Surface, Oleksandr I. Malyi, Priyadarshini Thiyam, Mathias Boström, and Clas Persson, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17, 20125 (2015). Number of citations:1

88. Anisotropic contribution to the van der Waals and the Casimir-Polder energies for CO2 and CH4 molecules near surfaces and thin films, Priyadarshini Thiyam,  Prachi Parashar, K. V. Shajesh, Clas Persson, Martin Schaden, Iver Brevik,,Drew F. Parsons, Kimball A. Milton, Oleksandr I. Malyi,  and Mathias Boström, Phys. Rev. A 92, 052704 (2015). Number of citations:0

89. Volume dependence of dielectric properties of amorphous SiO2, Oleksandr I. Malyi, Mathias Boström, Vadym V. Kulish, Priyadarshini Thiyam, Drew F. Parsons, and Clas Persson, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2016, 18, 7483 – 7489. Number of citations:2

90. Effects of van der Waals forces and salt ions on the growth of water
films on ice and the detachment of CO2 bubbles, P. Thiyam, E. R. A. Lima, O. I. Malyi, D. F. Parsons, S. Y. Buhmann, C. Persson and M. Boström Europhysics Letters 2016, 113 (4), 43002-43007. Number of citations:1

91. The influence of Lifshitz forces and gas on premelting of ice within porous materials, M. Boström, O. I. Malyi, P. Thiyam, K. Berland, I. Brevik, C. Persson and D. F. Parsons, Europhysics Letters 2016, 115, 13001. Number of citations: 0

92. Mathias Boström, Oleksandr I. Malyi, Prachi Parashar, K. V. Shajesh, Priyadarshini Thiyam, Kimball A. Milton, Clas Persson, Drew F. Parsons, and Iver Brevik, "Lifshitz interaction can promote ice growth at water-silica interfaces", Phys. Rev. B 95, 155422 (2017).

 

Overview articles, proceedings papers, and book chapters 

93. Bo E. Sernelius and M. Boström, Dispersion forces between real metal plates at finite temperature and the Nernst heat theorem, in Quantum Field Theory Under the Influence of External Conditions, Ed. K. A. Milton (Rinton Press, USA, 2004). 2 citations in web of science

94. Hofmeister Effects, M. Boström, W. Kunz, and B. W. Ninham p 468-471 in J. H. Lear and J. Keeley (Editors), Water Encyclopedia: Oceanography, Meterology, Physics and Chemistry, Water law and Water history, art and culture, Hoboken, New Jersey, Wiley, 2005. No citation number given in web of science

95. Dissolved Gases, M. Boström and B. W. Ninham p 450-452 in J. H. Lear and J. Keeley (Editors), Water Encyclopedia: Oceanography, Meterology, Physics and Chemistry, Water law and Water history, art and culture, Hoboken, New Jersey, Wiley, 2005. No citation number given in web of science

96. Specific Ion Effects in Colloid and Surface Science: A modified DLVO approach, Werner Kunz and Mathias Boström, 12th International Symposium on Recent Trends in Surface Colloid Science (ISSCS) Location: Indian Stat Inst, Kolkata, INDIA Date: NOV 15-16, 2007. RECENT TRENDS IN SURFACE AND COLLOID SCIENCE 12, 1-10 (2012),  Book Series: Statistical Science and Interdisciplinary Research. Number of citations:0

97.  “Modifying the Poisson-Boltzmann approach to model specific ion effects”, M. Boström, ERA Lima, EC Biscaia, Jr, F. W. Tavares, and W. Kunz, page 293-309, chapter 11 in SPECIFIC ION EFFECTS (2010, book editor W. Kunz, World Scientific Publishing).

98. “Effective Lennard-Jones parameters for CO2-CO2 dispersion interactions in water and near amorphous SiO2-water interfaces”, P. Thiyam, O. I. Malyi, C. Persson, S. Y. Buhmann, D. F. Parsons, and M. Boström, Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium Proceedings 2015, pp. 1289-1296.

 

 

Other documents:

M. Boström, Model calculation of hydrogen storage on palladium surfaces, Master Thesis at Linköping University (1996).

M. Boström, Dispersion Forces and Other Concepts Related to Collective Excitations in Matter, Especially in Lower Dimensional Systems, Licentiate Thesis at Linköping University (1999).

M. Boström, Van der Waals and Casimir interactions near metal films, PhD Thesis at Linköping University (2000).

*) Information Exchange via Surface Modified Resonance Energy Transfer, Mathias Boström, Clas Persson, Dan Huang, Barry W. Ninham, and Bo E. Sernelius, quant phys 17 May 2013, arXiv:1305.4043 (Link: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1305.4043.pdf).

 

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  • “Salts leave fingerprints in acid”, by Philip Ball, news and views in brief, Nature 10 April 2003, volume 422, page 577; www.nature.com/nature
  • “Quantum levitation could prevent nano systems from crashing together",  by L. Zyga, Feature Stories in Phys.Org. July 2nd 2012; www.phys.org

 

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