Journal Publications

- Charles Darwin -

"I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions"



I. Buttinoni*, M. Steinacher, H. Spanke, J. Pokki, S. Bahmann, B. Nelson, G. Foffi & L. Isa

Colloidal polycrystalline monolayers under oscillatory shear

Phys. Rev. E 95, 012610 (2017)



S. Ni, J. Leemann, I. Buttinoni, L. Isa & H. Wolf

Programmable colloidal molecules from sequential capillarity-assisted particle assembly

Science Advances 2(4), e1501779 (2016)

DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1501779


I. Buttinoni*, Z. A. Zell, T. M. Squires & L. Isa

Colloidal binary mixtures at fluid-fluid interfaces under steady shear: structural, dynamical and mechanical

Soft Matter 11, 8313-8321 (2015)

DOI: 10.1039/c5sm01693b


I. Buttinoni, J. Bialké, F. Kümmel, H. Löwen, Clemens Bechinger & T. Speck

Dynamical Clustering and Phase Separation in Suspensions of Self-Propelled Colloidal Particles

Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 238301 (2013)

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.238301


F. Kümmel, B. ten Hagen, R. Wittkowski, I. Buttinoni, R. Eichhorn, G. Volpe, H. Löwen & C. Bechinger

Circular Motion of Asymmetric Self-Propelling Particles

Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 198302 (2013)

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.198302


I. Buttinoni, G. Volpe, F. Kümmel, G. Volpe & C. Bechinger

Active Brownian motion tunable by light

J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 24, 284129 (2012)

DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/24/28/284129


S. Ni, E. Marini, I. Buttinoni, H. Wolf & L. Isa

Hybrid colloidal microswimmers through sequential capillary assembly

Soft Matter 13, 4252-4259 (2017)

DOI: 10.1039/C7SM00443E


L.Isa, I. Buttinoni, M. A. Fernandez-Rodriguez & S. A. Vasudevan

Two-dimensional assemblies of soft repulsive colloids confined at fluid interfaces

EPL 119, 26001 (2017)

DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/119/26001


S. Ni, I. Buttinoni, H. Wolf & L. Isa

Hybrid Colloids Produced by Sequential Capillarity-assisted Particle Assembly: A New Path for Complex

Chimia 71(6), 349-353 (2017)


K. Dietrich, D. Renggli, M. Zanini, G. Volpe, I. Buttinoni* & L. Isa

Two-dimensional nature of the active Brownian motion of catalytic microswimmers at solid and liquid interfaces

New J. Phys. 19, 065008 (2017)



G. Volpe, I. Buttinoni, D. Vogt, H. Kümmerer & C. Bechinger

Microswimmers in Patterned Environments

Soft Matter 7, 8810-8815 (2011)

DOI: 10.1039/C1SM05960B


I. Buttinoni, J. Cha, W-H. Lin, S. Job, C. Daraio & L. Isa

Direct observation of impact propagation and absorption in dense colloidal monolayers

PNAS 114 (46) 12150-12155 (2017)



K. Dietrich, G. Volpe, M. N. Sulaiman, D. Renggli, I. Buttinoni, & L. Isa

Active Atoms and Interstitials in Two-Dimensional Colloidal Crystals

Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 268004 (2018)




K. Dietrich, N. Jaensson, I. Buttinoni, G. Volpe, & Lucio Isa

Microscale Marangoni Surfers

Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 098001 (2020)



M. A. Fernandez-Rodriguez, F. Grillo, L. Alvarez, M. Rathlef, I. Buttinoni, G. Volpe, & L, Isa

Feedback-controlled active brownian colloids with space-dependent rotational dynamics

Nat. Commun. 11, 4233 (2020)



I. Buttinoni & R.P.A. Dullens

Mechanical properties of colloidal crystals at fluid interfaces

J. Phys. Mater. 4, 025001 (2021)