• Scientific Articles


      60. Kubiak, K., Maroni, P., Trefalt, G., & Borkovec, M. Oscillatory structural forces between charged interfaces in solutions of oppositely charged polyelectrolytes. Soft Matter. X, XX, (2020). doi: 10.1039/d0sm01257b (open access, [PDF]).

      59. Stojimirović, B.; Galli, M.; & Trefalt, G. Forces between Silica Particles in Isopropanol Solutions of 1:1 Electrolytes. Phys. Rev. Research 2, 023315, (2020). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.2.023315 (open access, [PDF]).

      58. Trefalt, G.; Szilágyi, I.; & Borkovec, M. Schulze-Hardy Rule Revisited. Colloid Polym Sci (2020). doi: 10.1007/s00396-020-04665-w.

      57. Galli, M.; Sáringer, S.; Szilágyi, I.; & Trefalt, G. A Simple Method to Determine Critical Coagulation Concentration from Electrophoretic Mobility. Colloids and Interfaces 4, 20, (2020). doi: 10.3390/colloids4020020 (open access, [PDF])

      56. Trefalt, G.; Cao, T.; Sugimoto, T.; & Borkovec, M. Heteroaggregation between Charged and Neutral Particles. Langmuir 36, 5303–5311, (2020). doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c00667

      55. Cao, T.; Trefalt, G. & Borkovec, M. Measuring slow heteroaggregation rates in the presence of fast homoaggregation. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 566, 143-152 (2020). doi: 10.1016/j.jcis.2020.01.075

      54. Smith, A. M.; Borkovec, M. & Trefalt, G. Forces between solid surfaces in aqueous electrolyte solutions. Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. 275, 102078 (2020). doi: 10.1016/j.cis.2019.102078

      53. Stojimirovic, B.; Vis, M.; Tuinier, R.; Philipse, A. P. & Trefalt, G. Experimental Evidence for Algebraic Double-Layer Forces. Langmuir 37, 47-54 (2020). doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b03077 (open access, [PDF])


      52. Farrokhbin, M.; Stojimirovic, B.; Galli, M.; Khajeh Aminian, M.; Hallez, Y. & Trefalt, G. Surfactant mediated particle aggregation innonpolar solvents. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 21, 18866-18876 (2019). doi: 10.1039/c9cp01985e (open access, [PDF])

      51. Sutka, A.; Jarvekulg, M.; Gross K. A.; Kook, M.; Kaambre, T.; Visnapuu, M.; Trefalt, G. & Sutka, A. Visible light to switch-on desorption from goethite. Nanoscale 11, 3794-3798 (2019). doi: 10.1039/c8nr09547g (open access, [PDF])

      50. Smith, A. M.; Maroni, P; Trefalt, G. & M. Borkovec. Unexpectedly Large Decay Lengths of Double-Layer Forces in Solutions of Symmetric, Multivalent Electrolytes. J. Phys. Chem. B 123, 1733-1740 (2019). doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b12246

      49. Babic, A.; Vorobiev, V.; Trefalt, G.; Crowe; L. A., Helm, L.; Vallee, J-P. & Allemann E. MRI micelles self-assembled from synthetic gadolinium-based nano building blocks. Chem. Commun. 55, 945-948 (2019). doi: 10.1039/C8CC08875F


      48. Smith, A. M.; Maroni, P; Borkovec M. & Trefalt, G. Measuring Inner Layer Capacitance with the Colloidal Probe Technique. Colloids and Interfaces 2, 65 (2018). doi: 10.3390/colloids2040065 (open access, [PDF])

      47. Cao, T.; Trefalt, G & Borkovec, M. Aggregation of Colloidal Particles in the Presence of Hydrophobic Anions: Importance of Attractive Non-DLVO Forces. Langmuir 34, 14368−14377 (2018). doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b03191

      46. Adriouach, S.; Vorobiev, V.; Trefalt, G.; Allemann, E.; Lange, R. & Babic, A. Squalene-PEG: Pyropheophorbide-a nanoconstructs for tumor theranostics. Nanomed. Nanotechnol. Biol. Med. 15, 243-251 (2019). doi: 10.1016/j.nano.2018.09.01304.035

      45. Sugimoto, T.; Cao, T.; Szilagyi, I.; Borkovec, M. & Trefalt, G. Aggregation and charging of sulfate and amidine latex particles in the presence of oxyanions. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 524, 456-464 (2018). doi: 10.1016/j.jcis.2018.04.035

      44. Moazzami Gudarzi, M.; Adam, P.; Smith A. M.; Trefalt, G.; Szilagyi, I.; Maroni, P. & Borkovec, M. Interactions between similar and dissimilar charged interfaces in the presence of multivalent anions. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 20, 9436-9448 (2018). doi: 10.1039/C8CP00679B


      43. Uzelac B.; Valmacco V. & Trefalt, G. Interactions between silica particles in the presence of multivalent coions. Soft Matter 13, 5741-5748 (2017). doi: 10.1039/C7SM01168G (available via arxiv.org, [PDF])

      42. Cao, T.; Sugimoto, T.; Szilagyi, I.; Trefalt, G. & Borkovec, M. Heteroaggregation of Oppositely Charged Particles in the Presence of Multivalent Ions. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 19, 15160-15171 (2017). doi: 10.1039/C7CP01955F

      41. Moazzami Gudarzi, M.; Maroni, P.; Borkovec, M. & Trefalt, G. Depletion and double layer forces acting between charged particles in solutions of like-charged polyelectrolytes and monovalent salts. Soft Matter 19, 3284-3295 (2017). doi: 10.1039/c7sm00314e

      40. Kanduč, M.; Moazzami Gudarzi, M.; Valmacco, V.; Podgornik, R. & Trefalt, G. Interactions between Charged Particles with bathing Multivalent Counterions: Experiments vs Dressed Ion Theory. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 19, 10069-10080 (2017). doi: 10.1039/C7CP00685C (available via arxiv.org, [PDF])

      39. Trefalt, G.; Szilagyi, I.; Tellez, G. & Borkovec, M. Colloidal Stability in Asymmetric Electrolytes: Modifications of the Schulze–Hardy Rule. Langmuir 33, 1695-1704 (2017). doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b04464

      38. Trefalt, G.; Palberg, T. & Borkovec, M. Forces between Colloidal Particles in Aqueous Solutions Containing Monovalent and Multivalent Ions. Curr. Opin. Colloid Interface Sci. 27, 9-17 (2017). doi: 10.1016/j.cocis.2016.09.008


      37. Iselau, F.; Phan, X.T.; Trefalt, G.; Matic, A.; Holmberg, K. & Bordes, R. Formation and relaxation kinetics of starch-particle complexes. Soft Matter 12, 9509-9519 (2016). doi: 10.1039/C6SM01312K

      36. Moazzami Gudarzi, M.; Kremer T.; Valmacco, V.; Maroni, P.; Borkovec, M. & Trefalt, G. Interplay between Depletion and Double-Layer Forces Acting between Charged Particles in Solutions of Like-Charged Polyelectrolytes. Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 088001 (2016). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.088001 (open access, [PDF])

      35. Valmacco, V.; Elzbieciak-Wodka, M.; Besnard, C.; Maroni, P.; Trefalt, G. & Borkovec, M. Dispersion Forces Acting between Silica Particles across Water: Influence of Nanoscale Roughness. Nanoscale Horiz. 1, 325-330 (2016). doi: 10.1039/c6nh00070c (open access, [PDF])

      34. Bertoncelj, B.; Vojisavljevic, K.; Rihtarsic, J.; Trefalt, G.; Huskic, M.; Zagar, E. & Malic, B. A Voronoi-diagram analysis of the microstructures in bulk-molding compounds and its correlation with the mechanical properties. Express Polym Lett 10, 493-505 (2016). doi: 10.3144/expresspolymlett.2016.47

      33. Valmacco, V.; Elzbieciak-Wodka, M.; Herman, D.; Trefalt, G.; Maroni, P. & Borkovec, M. Forces between silica particles in the presence of multivalent cations. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 472, 108-115 (2016). doi: 10.1016/j.jcis.2016.03.043

      32. Trefalt, G. Derivation of the Inverse Schulze-Hardy Rule. Phys. Rev. E 93, 032612 (2016). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.93.032612 (available via arxiv.org, [PDF])

      31. Moazzami Gudarzi, M.; Trefalt, G.; Szilagyi, I.; Maroni, P. & Borkovec, M. Nanometer-Ranged Attraction Induced by Multivalent Ions between Similar and Dissimilar Surfaces Probed by the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18, 8739-8751 (2016). doi: 10.1039/C5CP07830J (open access, [PDF])

      30. Oncsik, T.; Trefalt, G.; Borkovec, M. & Szilagyi, I. Charging and aggregation of latex particles in aqueous solutions of ionic liquids: Towards an extended Hofmeister series. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18, 7511-7520 (2016). doi: 10.1039/C5CP07238G (open access, [PDF])

      29. Trefalt, G.; Behrens S. H., & Borkovec M. Charge Regulation in the Electrical Double Layer: Ion Adsorption and Surface Interactions. Langmuir 32, 380-400 (2015). doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b03611


      28. Ursic, H.; Bencan, A.; Drazic, G.; Esteves, G.; Jones, J.; Usher, T. M.; Rojac, T.; Drnovsek, S.; Deluca, M.; Jouin, J.; Bobnar, V.; Trefalt, G.;, Holc, J. & Malic B. Unusual structural-disorder stability of mechanochemically derived-Pb(Sc0.5Nb0.5)O3. J. Mater. Chem. C 3, 10309-10315 (2015). doi: 10.1039/C5TC02205C [PDF]

      27. Moazzami Gudarzi, M.; Trefalt, G.; Szilagyi, I.; Maroni, P. & Borkovec, M. Forces between Negatively Charged Interfaces in the Presence of Cationic Multivalent Oligoamines Measured with the Atomic Force Microscope. J. Phys. Chem. C 119, 15482-15490 (2015). doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b04426

      26. Cao, T.; Szilagyi, I.; Oncsik, T.; Borkovec, M. & Trefalt, G. Aggregation of Colloidal Particles in the Presence of Multivalent Coions: The Inverse Schulze-Hardy Rule. Langmuir 31, 6610-6614 (2015). doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b01649

      25. Valmacco, V.; Trefalt, G.; Maroni, P.; & Borkovec, M. Direct force measurements between silica particles in aqueous solutions of ionic liquids containing 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium (BMIM). Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 16553-16559 (2015). doi: 10.1039/C5CP02292D (open access, [PDF])

      24. Montes Ruiz-Cabello, F. J.; Trefalt, G.; Oncsik, T.; Szilagyi, I.; Maroni, P. & Borkovec, M. Interaction Forces and Aggregation Rates of Colloidal Latex Particles in the Presence of Monovalent Counterions. J. Phys. Chem. B 119, 8184-8193 (2015). doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b02556

      23. Oncsik, T.; Trefalt, G.; Borkovec, M. & Szilagyi, I. Specific ion effects on particle aggregation induced by monovalent salts within the Hofmeister series. Langmuir 31, 3799-3807 (2015). doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b00225

      22. Montes Ruiz-Cabello, F. J.; Moazzami-Gudarzi, M.; Elzbieciak-Wodka, M.; Maroni, P.; Labbez, C.; Borkovec, M. & Trefalt, G. Long-Ranged and Soft Interactions between Charged Colloidal Particles Induced by Multivalent Coions. Soft Matter 11, 1562-1571 (2015). doi: 10.1039/C4SM02510E (open access, [PDF])


      21. Montes Ruiz-Cabello, F. J.; Trefalt, G.; Maroni, P. and Borkovec M. Electric double-layer potentials and surface regulation properties measured by colloidal-probe atomic force microscopy. Phys. Rev. E 90, 012301 (2014). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.90.012301 [PDF]

      20. Nuzhnyy, D.; Petzelt, J.; Rychetsky, I. and Trefalt, G. Effective dielectric function of porous Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3 ceramics. Phys. Rev. B 89, 214307 (2014). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.89.214307 [PDF]

      19. Trefalt, G.; Montes Ruiz-Cabello, F. J. and Borkovec M. Interaction Forces, Heteroaggregation, and Deposition Involving Charged Colloidal Particles. J. Phys. Chem. B 118, 6346-6355 (2014). doi: 10.1021/jp503564p (open access, [PDF])

      18. Montes Ruiz-Cabello, F. J.; Trefalt, G.; Maroni, P. and Borkovec M. Accurate Predictions of Forces in the Presence of Multivalent Ions by Poisson–Boltzmann Theory. Langmuir 30, 4551-4555 (2014). doi: 10.1021/la500612a

      17. Szilagyi, I., Szabo, T., Desert, A., Trefalt, G., Oncsik, T., & Borkovec, M. Particle Aggregation Mechanisms in Ionic Liquids Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16, 9515-9524 (2014). doi: 10.1039/C4CP00804A (open access, [PDF])

      16. Elzbieciak-Wodka, M.; Popescu, M. N.; Ruiz-Cabello, F. J. M.; Trefalt, G.; Maroni, P.; Borkovec, M. Measurements of dispersion forces between colloidal latex particles with the atomic force microscope and comparison with Lifshitz theory. J. Chem. Phys. 140, 104906 (2014). doi: 10.1063/1.4867541 [PDF]

      15. Szilagyi, I.; Trefalt, G.; Tiraferri, A.; Maroni, P.; Borkovec, M. Polyelectrolyte adsorption, interparticle forces, and colloidal aggregation. Soft Matter 10, 2479-2502 (2014). doi: 10.1039/C3SM52132J (open access, [PDF])

      14. Oncsik, T.; Trefalt, G.; Csendes, Z.; Szilagyi, I.; Borkovec, M. Aggregation of Negatively Charged Colloidal Particles in the Presence of Multivalent Cations. Langmuir 30, 733–741 (2014). doi: 10.1021/la4046644


      13. Trefalt, G.; Szilagyi, I.; Oncsik, T.; Sadeghpour, A.; Borkovec, M. Probing Colloidal Particle Aggregation by Light Scattering. CHIMIA 67, 772–776 (2013). doi: 10.2533/chimia.2013.772 [PDF]

      12. Trefalt, G.; Benčan, A., Kamplet, M.; Malič, B.; Seo, Y.; and Webber, K. G. Evaluation of the homogeneity in Pb(Zr,Ti)O3–zirconia composites prepared by the hetero-agglomeration of precursors using the Voronoi-diagram approach. J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 34, 669–675 (2013). doi: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2013.09.014

      11. Montes Ruiz-Cabello, F. J.; Trefalt, G.; Csendes, Z.; Sinha, P.; Oncsik, T.; Szilagyi, I.; Maroni, P. and Borkovec M. Predicting Aggregation Rates of Colloidal Particles from Direct Force Measurements. J. Phys. Chem. B 117, 11853–11862 (2013). doi: 10.1021/jp406061f

      10. Trefalt, G.; Szilagyi, I.; Borkovec, M. Poisson-Boltzmann description of interaction forces and aggregation rates involving charged colloidal particles in asymmetric electrolytes. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 406, 111–120 (2013). doi: 10.1016/j.jcis.2013.05.071

      9. Podlogar, M.; Vengust, D.; Richardson, J. J.; Strojnik, M.; Mazaj, M.; Trefalt, G., Daneu, N.; Rečnik, A. and Bernik, S., Parametric study of seed-layer formation for low-temperature hydrothermal growth of highly oriented ZnO films on glass substrates. Phys. Status Solidi A. 210, 1083-1092 (2013). doi: 10.1002/pssa.201228757

      8. Bensemma, N.; Trefalt, G.; Glinšek, S.; Kosec, M.; Taïbi, K.; Abbaci, M. Investigation of the BaTiO3–BaMg1/3Nb2/3O3 system: Structural, dielectric, ferroelectric and electromechanical studies. J Electroceram 30, 206-212 (2013). doi: 10.1007/s10832-013-9785-0


      7. Trefalt, G.; Malic, B.; Holc, J.; Kosec, M. Synthesis of 0.65Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-0.35PbTiO3 by Controlled Agglomeration of Precursor Particles. J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 95, 1858-1865 (2012). doi: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2012.05142.x

      6. Kuscer, D.; Stavber, G.; Trefalt, G.; Kosec, M. Formulation of an Aqueous Titania Suspension and its Patterning with Ink-Jet Printing Technology. J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 95, 487-493 (2012). 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2011.04876.x


      5. Tellier, J.; Malic, B.; Kuscer, D.; Trefalt, G.; Kosec, M. Ink-jet printing of In2O3/ZnO two-dimensional structures from solution. J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 94, 2834-2840 (2011). doi: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2011.04425.x

      4. Trefalt, G.; Tadic, B.; Kosec, M. Formation of colloidal assemblies in suspensions for Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3 synthesis: Monte Carlo simulation study. Soft Matter 7, 5566-5577 (2011). doi: 10.1039/C1SM05228D [PDF]

      3. Trefalt, G.; Malic, B.; Kuscer, D.; Holc, J.; Kosec, M. Synthesis of Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3 by Self-Assembled Colloidal Aggregates. J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 94, 2846-2856 (2011). doi: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2011.04443.x


      2. Luksic, M.; Trefalt, G.; Hribar-Lee, B. Application of Replica Ornstein-Zernike equations in studies of the adsorption of electrolyte mixtures in disordered matrices of charged particles. Condens. Matter Phys. 12, 717-724 (2009). [PDF]


      1. Trefalt, G.; Hribar-Lee, B. Adsorption of electrolyte mixtures in disordered porous media. A Monte Carlo study. Acta Chim. Slov. 54, 503-508 (2007). [PDF]

  • Books & Book Chapters

      1. Trefalt, G.; Tadić, B. & Malič, B. (2016). Modeling of Colloidal Suspensions for the Synthesis of the Ferroelectric Oxides with Complex Chemical Composition. Nanoscale Ferroelectrics and Multiferroics: Key Processing and Characterization Issues, and Nanoscale Effects, Volume I & II, 100-117. doi: 10.1002/9781118935743.ch4

  • Conference Proceedings

      4. Ursic, H.; Trefalt, G.; Holc, J.; Rozic, B.; Kutnjak, Z.; Zarnik, M.S.; Kosec, M. Multifunctional Piezoelectric and Electrocaloric Self-standing Thick Films. In: Proceedings of the 48th international Conference on Microelectronics,Devices and Materials & The Workshop on Ceramic Microsystems. 321-325 (IEEE Slovenia Sect., Otočec, 2012).

      3. Tadic, B.; Suvakov, M.; Trefalt, G. Modelling structure of collodal assemblies : Methodology & examples. In: Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Computational and Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering. 1097-1103 (CMMSE,Benidorm, 2011). [PDF]

      2. Trefalt, G.; Malic, B.; Tadic, B.; Holc, J.; Kuscer, D.; Kosec, M. Innovative approach to synthesis of Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3 based materials using colloidal interactions. In: 3rd Jozef Stefan International Postgraduate School Students Conference. 206-211 (Jozef Stefan International Postgraduate School, Ljubljana, 2011).

      1. Trefalt, G.; Kosec, M.; Kuscer, D.; Stavber, G.; Malic, B. Ink-jet printing of TiO2 suspensions. In: Proceedings, 2011 IMAPS/ACerS, 7th International Conference and Exhibition on Ceramic Interconnect and Ceramic Microsystems Technologies (CICMT). 47-53 (International Microelectronics and Packaging Society, San Diego, 2011).

  • Theses

      2. Trefalt, G.; New Synthesis Route to Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3 Based Materials by Controlled Agglomeration of Reagent Particles, PhD thesis (2012). [PDF]

      1. Trefalt, G.; Preferential Adsorption of Electrolyte Mixtures in Disordered Porous Media, Diploma thesis (2007). [PDF] (in Slovene)