Balog Sandor

Balog Sandor

Senior Scientist, Soft Matter Scattering
Adolphe Merkle Institute
Chemin des Verdiers 4
CH-1700 Fribourg
Phone:+41 26 300 8964
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Research projects



Nasti, G.; Sanchez, S.; Gunkel, I.; Balog, S.; Roose, B.; Wilts, B. D.; Teuscher, J.; Gentile, G.; Cerruti, P.; Ambrogi, V.; Carfagna, C.; Steiner, U.; Abate, A.
Patterning of perovskite-polymer films by wrinkling instabilities
Soft Matter 2017, 13 (8), 1654–1659. [Link]

Iswar, S.; Malfait, W. J.; Balog, S.; Winnefeld, F.; Lattuada, M.; Koebel, M. M.
Effect of aging on silica aerogel properties
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 2017, 241, 293–302. [Link]


Balkenende, D. W. R.; Olson, R. A.; Balog, S.; Weder, C.; Montero de Espinosa, L.
Epoxy Resin-Inspired Reconfigurable Supramolecular Networks
Macromolecules 2016. [Link]

Geers, C.; Rodriguez-Lorenzo, L.; Urban, D. A.; Kinnear, C.; Fink, A. S.; Balog, S.
A new angle on dynamic depolarized light scattering: Number-averaged size distribution of nanoparticles in focus
Nanoscale 2016. [Link]

Sproll, V.; Nagy, G.; Gasser, U.; Embs, J. P.; Obiols-Rabasa, M.; Schmidt, T. J.; Gubler, L.; Balog, S.
Radiation Grafted Ion-Conducting Membranes: The Influence of Variations in Base Film Nanostructure
Macromolecules 2016. [Link]

Thevenaz, D. C.; Lee, S. .-H.; Guignard, F.; Balog, S.; Lattuada, M.; Weder, C.; Simon, Y. C.
Single-Component Upconverting Polymeric Nanoparticles
Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2016, n/a–n/a. [Link]


Eilertsen, J.; Surace, Y.; Balog, S.; Sagarna, L.; Rogl, G.; Horky, J.; Trottmann, M.; Rogl, P.; Subramanian, M. A.; Weidenkaff, A.
From Occupied Voids to Nanoprecipitates: Synthesis of Skutterudite Nanocomposites in situ
Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie 2015, 641 (8-9), 1495–1502. [Link]

Monnier, C. A.; Thevenaz, D. C.; Balog, S.; Fiore, G. L.; Vanhecke, D.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B.; Petri-Fink, A.
A guide to investigating colloidal nanoparticles by cryogenic transmission electron microscopy: Pitfalls and benefits
2015, 2 (3), 245–258. [Link]

Moore, T. L.; Rodriguez-Lorenzo, L.; Hirsch, V.; Balog, S.; Urban, D.; Jud, C.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B.; Lattuada, M.; Petri-Fink, A.
Nanoparticle colloidal stability in cell culture media and impact on cellular interactions
Chemical Society Reviews 2015. [Link]

Urban, D.; Rodriguez-Lorenzo, L.; Balog, S.; Kinnear, C.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B.; Petri-Fink, A.
Plasmonic nanoparticles and their characterization in physiological fluids
Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 2015. [Link]

Gentile, L.; Coppola, L.; Balog, S.; Mortensen, K.; Ranieri, G. A.; Olsson, U.
Phase Coexistence in a Dynamic Phase Diagram
Chemphyschem 2015, n/a–n/a. [Link]

Balog, S.
Structural Studies of Radiation-grafted Copolymer Proton Exchange Membranes
CHIMIA International Journal for Chemistry 2015, 69 (1), 69–69. [Link]

Michen, B.; Geers, C.; Vanhecke, D.; Endes, C.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B.; Balog, S.; Petri-Fink, A.
Avoiding drying-artifacts in transmission electron microscopy: Characterizing the size and colloidal state of nanoparticles
Sci. Rep. 2015, 5. [Link]

Sproll, V.; Nagy, G.; Gasser, U.; Balog, S.; Gustavsson, S.; Schmidt, T. J.; Gubler, L.
Structure-property Correlations of ion-containing Polymers for fuel cell Applications
Radiation Physics and Chemistry 2015. [Link]

Dresch, M. A.; Matos, B. R.; Fonseca, F. C.; Santiago, E. I.; Carmo, M.; Lanfredi, A. J. C.; Balog, S.
Small-angle X-ray and neutron scattering study of Nafion-SiO2 hybrid membranes prepared in different solvent media
Journal of Power Sources 2015, 274, 560–567. [Link]

Balog, S.; Rodriguez-Lorenzo, L.; Monnier, C. A.; Obiols-Rabasa, M.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B.; Schurtenberger, P.; Petri-Fink, A.
Characterizing nanoparticles in complex biological media and physiological fluids with depolarized dynamic light scattering
Nanoscale 2015. [Link]


Montero de Espinosa, L.; Balog, S.; Weder, C.
Isophthalic Acid–Pyridine H-Bonding: Simplicity in the Design of Mechanically Robust Phase-Segregated Supramolecular Polymers
ACS Macro Letters 2014, 3 (6), 540–543. [Link]

Thevenaz, D. C.; Monnier, C. A.; Balog, S.; Fiore, G. L.
Luminescent Nanoparticles with Lanthanide-Containing Poly(ethylene glycol)–Poly(ε-caprolactone) Block Copolymers
Biomacromolecules 2014, 15 (11), 3994–4001. [Link]

Coulibaly, S.; Heinzmann, C.; Beyer, F. L.; Balog, S.; Weder, C.; Fiore, G. L.
Supramolecular Polymers with Orthogonal Functionality
Macromolecules 2014, 47 (24), 8487–8496. [Link]

M. A. Dresch; B. R. Matos; Fonseca, F. C.; E. I. Santiago; M. Carmo; A. J. C. Lanfredi; Balog, S.
Small-angle X-ray and neutron scattering study of Nafion-SiO2 hybrid membranes prepared in different solvent media
Journal of Power Sources 2014, 274 (15), 560–567. [Link]

Kinnear, C.; Balog, S.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B.; Petri-Fink, A.
Thermally Reversible Self-assembly of Nanoparticles via PEO Crystallization
Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2014, Accepted. [Link]

Rodriguez-Lorenzo, L.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B.; Petri-Fink, A.; Balog, S.
Nanoparticle polydispersity can strongly affect in vitro dose
Particle & Particle Systems Characterization 2014, Accepted. [Link]

Balog, S.; Jetsrisuparb, K.; Gasser, U.; Scherer, G. G.; Gubler, L.
Structure of the aqueous phase and its impact on the conductivity of graft copolymer ionomers at saturation
Polymer 2014, 55, 3026–3036. [Link]

Balog, S.; Rodriguez-Lorenzo, L.; Monnier, C. A.; Michen, B.; Obiols-Rabasa, M.; Casal-Dujat, L.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B.; Petri-Fink, A.; Schurtenberger, P.
Dynamic Depolarized Light Scattering of Small Round Plasmonic Nanoparticles: When Imperfection is Only Perfect
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2014. [Link]

Croisier, E.; Liang, S.; Schweizer, T.; Balog, S.; Mionić, M.; Snellings, R.; Cugnoni, J.; Michaud, V.; Frauenrath, H.
A toolbox of oligopeptide-modified polymers for tailored elastomers
Nat Commun 2014, 5. [Link]

Gentile, L.; Behrens, M. A.; Balog, S.; Mortensen, K.; Ranieri, G. A.; Olsson, U.
Dynamic Phase Diagram of a Nonionic Surfactant Lamellar Phase
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2014, 118 (13), 3622–3629. [Link]

Herzog, F.; Loza, K.; Balog, S.; Clift, M. J. D.; Epple, M.; Gehr, P.; Petri-Fink, A.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B.
Mimicking exposures to acute and lifetime concentrations of inhaled silver nanoparticles by two different in vitro approaches
Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology 2014, 5, 1357–1370. [Link]

Jetsrisuparb, K.; Balog, S.; Bas, C.; Perrin, L.; Wokaun, A.; Gubler, L.
Proton conducting membranes prepared by radiation grafting of styrene and various comonomers
European Polymer Journal 2014, 53, 75–89. [Link]

Seydoux, E.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B.; Nita, I. M.; Balog, S.; Gazdhar, A.; Stumbles, P. A.; Petri-Fink, A.; Blank, F.; von Garnier, C.
Size-dependent accumulation of particles in lysosomes modulates dendritic cell function through impaired antigen degradation
International Journal of Nanomedicine 2014, 9, 3885–3902. [Link]

Balkenende, D. W. R.; Coulibaly, S.; Balog, S.; Simon, Y. C.; Fiore, G. L.; Weder, C.
Mechanochemistry with Metallosupramolecular Polymers
Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014, 136 (29), 10493–10498. [Link]

Hirsch, V.; Kinnear, C.; Rodriguez-Lorenzo, L.; Monnier, C. A.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B.; Balog, S.; Petri-Fink, A.
In Vitro Dosimetry of Agglomerates
Nanoscale 2014. [Link]


Coulibaly, S.; Roulin, A.; Balog, S.; Biyani, M. V.; Foster, E. J.; Rowan, S. J.; Fiore, G. L.; Weder, C.
Reinforcement of optically healable supramolecular polymers with cellulose nanocrystals
Macromolecules 2013, ASAP. [Link]

Balog, S.; Adamcik, J.; Mezzenga, R.; Cho, C. G.
Optimal phase segregation in graft copolymers
Polymer 2013. [Link]

Balog, S.; Gasser, U.; Jetsrisuparb, K.; Gubler, L.
Structure of the hydrophilic phase and its impact on the conductivity of graft copolymer ionomers at low hydration level
Polymer 2013. [Link]


Balog, S.; Gasser, U.; Mortensen, K.; Ben Youcef, H.; Gubler, L.; Scherer, G. G.
Structure of the ion-rich phase in DVB cross-linked graft-copolymer proton-exchange membranes
Polymer 2012, 53 (1), 175–182. [Link]

Gentile, L.; Silva, B. F. B.; Balog, S.; Mortensen, K.; Olsson, U.
Structural transitions induced by shear flow and temperature variation in a nonionic surfactant/water system
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 2012, 372 (1), 32–39. [Link]

Popescu, M.-T.; Tsitsilianis, C.; Papadakis, C. M.; Adelsberger, J.; Balog, S.; Busch, P.; Hadjiantoniou, N. A.; Patrickios, C. S.
Stimuli-Responsive Amphiphilic Polyelectrolyte Heptablock Copolymer Physical Hydrogels: An Unusual pH-Response
Macromolecules 2012, 45 (8), 3523–3530. [Link]


Balog, S.; Gasser, U.; Mortensen, K.; Ben Youcef, H.; Gubler, L.; Scherer, G. G.
Nano-scale morphology in graft copolymer proton-exchange membranes cross-linked with DIPB
Journal of Membrane Science 2011, 383 (1-2), 50–59. [Link]

Michels, A.; Bick, J. P.; Birringer, R.; Ferdinand, A.; Baller, J.; Sanctuary, R.; Philippi, S.; Lott, D.; Balog, S.; Rotenberg, E.; Kaindl, G.; Doebrich, K. M.
Influence of crystallite size and temperature on the antiferromagnetic helices of terbium and holmium metal
Physical Review B 2011, 83 (22). [Link]


Strunz, P.; Zrnik, J.; Epishin, A.; Link, T.; Balog, S.
Microstructure of creep-exposed single crystal nickel base superalloy CSMX4
Journal of Physics: Conference Series 2010, 247 (1), 012039. [Link]

Balog, S.; Gasser, U.; Mortensen, K.; Gubler, L.; Scherer, G. G.; Ben Youcef, H.
Correlation between Morphology, Water Uptake, and Proton Conductivity in Radiation-Grafted Proton-Exchange Membranes
Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2010, 211 (6), 635–643. [Link]


El-Kallassi, P. A.; Balog, S.; Houdre, R.; Balet, L.; Li, L.; Francardi, M.; Gerardino, A.; Fiore, A.; Ferrini, R.; Zuppirolil, L.
Local infiltration of planar photonic crystals with UV-curable polymers
Journal of the Optical Society of America B-Optical Physics 2008, 25 (10), 1562–1567. [Link]


Balog, S.; Zakharov, P.; Scheffold, F.; Skipetrov, S. E.
Photocount statistics in mesoscopic optics
Physical Review Letters 2006, 97 (10), 103901. [Link]


Auffray, E.; Balog, S.; Bouquerel, E.; Lecoq, P.; Schneegans, M.; Roldan, P. S.
Status of PWO crystal production for the electromagnetic calorimeter of CMS and of its construction
Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section a-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment 2005, 537 (1-2), 373–378. [Link]


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