Publications of Alex I. Smirnov

I. Refereed journal articles and book chapters

78. Alex I. Smirnov, Tatyana I. Smirnova, Ryan L. MacArthur, Jeremy A. Good and Renny Hall, "Cryogen-Free Superconducting Magnet System for Multifrequency EPR up to 12.1 Tesla", Review Scientific Instruments, accepted, to be published in March 2006.

77. W. Craighead Tennant, Rodney F. C. Claridge, Catherine A. McCammon, Alex I. Smirnov, and Russell J. Beck, "Structural studies of New Zealand pounamu using Mössbauer spectroscopy and electron paramagnetic resonance", Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 35(4): 385–398 (2005).

76. Tatyana I Smirnova and Alex I. Smirnov, "High-field ESR Spectroscopy In Membrane And Protein Biophysics", in "ESR Spectroscopy in Membrane Biophysics", Biological Magnetic Resonance, Vol. 27, Hemminga, Marcus A., and Berliner, Lawrence Eds. Springer, New York, ISBN: 0-387-25066-2 (scheduled to be published in December 2005).

75. Maxim A. Voinov, Julia F. Polienko, Thomas Schanding, Andrei Bobko, Valery V. Khramtsov, Y. V.Gatilov, T. V. Rybalova, Alex I. Smirnov, Igor A. Grigor'ev, "Synthesis, Structure, and X-Band (9.5 GHz) EPR Characterization of the New Series of pH-Sensitive Spin Probes: N,N-Disubstituted 4-Amino-2,2,5,5-tetramethyl-3-imidazoline 1-Oxyls", J. Org. Chem., 70(24); 9702-9711 (2005).

74.Nikolai M. Kocherginsky, Yuriy Yu. Kostetski, and Alex I. Smirnov, "Antioxidant Pool in Beer and Kinetics of EPR Spin-Trapping", J. Agric. Food Chem. 53: 6870-6876 (2005).

73. Ali M. Alaouie and Alex I. Smirnov, "Cooperativity and Kinetics of Phase Transitions in Nanopore-confined Bilayers Studied by Differential Scanning Calorimetry", Biophys. J. 88(2): L11-L13 (2005).

72. Eduard Y. Chekmenev, Jun Hu, Peter L. Gor’kov, William W. Brey, Timothy A. Cross, Andres Ruuge, and Alex I. Smirnov, "15 and 31P solid-state NMR study of transmembrane domain alignment of M2 protein of influenza A virus in hydrated cylindrical lipid bilayers confined to anodic aluminum oxide nanopores", J. Magn. Reson. 173(2): 322-327 (2005).

71. Nikolai M. Kocherginsky , Yuri Yu. Kostetski, and Alex I. Smirnov "SH-groups, Reducing Power and Antioxidant Pool in Beer Assessed by Electron Paramagnetic Resonance and Reactions of Spin Probes and Spin Traps", J. Agr. Food Chem., 53(4): 1052-1057, (2005).

70. Alex I. Smirnov, A. Ruuge, V. A. Reznikov, M. A. Voinov, and I. A. Grigor'ev, "Site-directed Electrostatic Measurements with a Thiol-specific pH-sensitive Nitroxide: Differentiating Local pK and Polarity Effects by High Field EPR", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126(29), 8872-8873 (2004).

69. A. Ammar, M. Ménétrier, A. Villesuzanne, S. Matar, G. Villeneuve, B. Chevalier, J. Etourneau, J. Rodríguez-Carvajal, H.-J. Koo, A. I. Smirnov and M.-H. Whangbo, "Investigation of the electronic and structural properties of potassium hexaboride KB6 by transport, magnetic susceptibility, EPR and NMR measurements, temperature-dependent crystal structure determination, and electronic band structure calculations", Inorg. Chemistry, 43(16); 4974-4987 (2004).

68. V. O. Grinberg, Alex I. Smirnov, Oleg Y. Grinberg, S. A. Grinberg, J. A. O'Hara, and H. M. Swartz., "Practical Conditions and Limitations for High Spatial Resolution Multi-Site EPR Oximetry", Applied Magn. Reson., accepted (May 2004).

67. Smirnov, A. I., and Smirnova, T. I, "Convolution-Based Algorithm: from Analysis of Rotational Dynamics to EPR Oximetry and Protein Distance Measurements, Biological Magnetic Resonance", (L. J. Berliner and C. Bender, Eds.), vol. 21, pp. 277-348 (2004).

66. Earle, K. A., and Smirnov, A. I., "High Field ESR: Applications to Protein Structure and Dynamics", Biological Magnetic Resonance, (L. J. Berliner and O. G. Grinberg, Eds.), vol. 22, pp.469-517 (2004).

65. Smirnov, A. I., and Poluektov O. G., "Substrate-Supported Lipid Nanotube Arrays", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 125(28); 8434-8435 (2003).

64. Smirnova, T. I. and Smirnov A. I., "Effect of Molecular Oxygen on Continuous Wave EPR Spectra of Mn2+ in Solution - a High Field EPR Experiment to Probe Ion Microenvironment", J. Phys. Chem. B, 107(29); 7212-7215 (2003).

63. Smirnov, A. I.,"Spin Labeling in High Field ESR", in "Electron Spin Resonance Specialist Periodical Reports", M. Davies, B. Gilbert, and N. Atherton, Eds. Volume 18, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, England, pp. 109-136 (2002).

62. Eaton, G. R., Eaton, S. S., Stoner, J. W., Quine, R. W., Rinard, G. A., Smirnov, A. I., Weber, R. T., Krzystek, J., Hassan, A., Brunel, L.-C., and Demortier, A. "Multifrequency EPR of Ultramarine Blue", Appl. Magn. Reson. 21, 563-570 (2001).

61. Smirnov, A. I., and Smirnova T. I. "Resolving Domains of Interdigitated Phospholipid Membranes with 95 GHz Spin Labeling EPR", Appl. Magn. Reson. 21, 453-467 (2001).

60. Smirnov, A. I., Sen, S. "High field EPR of Gd3+-doped glasses: line shapes and average ion distances in silicates", J. Chem. Phys. 115 (6): 7650-7656 (2001).

59. Breitzer, J. G., Smirnov, A. I., Szczepura, L. F., Wilson, S. R., and Rauchfuss, T. B. "Redox Properties of C6S8n- and C3S5n- (n=0, 1, 2): Stable Radicals and Unusual Structural Properties for C-S-S-C Bonds", Inorg. Chem. 40(7): 1421-1429 ( 2001).

58. Grinberg, O. Ya., Smirnov, A. I., and Swartz, H. M. "High Resolution Multi-Site EPR Oximetry: The Use of Convolution-Based Fitting Method", J. Magn. Reson., 152: 247-258 (2001).

57. Bakker, M. G., Granger, E. L., and Smirnov, A. I. "Studies of Cetylpyridium Chloride and Cetylpyridinium Salicylate in Solution and Adsorbed on Silica Surfaces using X- and W-band Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy", Langmuir, 17(8): 2346-2356 (2001).

56. Mangels, M. L., Harper, A. C., Smirnov, A. I., Howard, K. P., and Lorigan, G. A. "Investigation of Magnetically Aligned Phospholipid Bilayers with EPR Spectroscopy at 94 GHz", J. Magn. Reson., 151(2): 253-259, 2001.

55. Clarkson, R. B, Smirnov, A. I., Smirnova, T. I., Belford, R. L. "Multi-Frequency EPR of High-Spin S-state Ions: Examples from Gd3+ Chelates, in The Chemistry of Contrast Agents" in Medical Magnetic Resonance Imaging, A. Merbach, ed., Chapter 9; Wiley, New York, pp. 383-415 (2001).

Before 2001:

54. Bottle, S. E., Gillies, D. G., Hughes, D. L., Micallef, A. S., Smirnov, A. I., Sutcliffe, L. H. "Synthesis, Characterisation, Single Crystal X-ray Structure and W-band EPR Spectroscopy of a New Anionic Isoindoline Nitroxide: Synthesis and Characterisation of Some Derivatives", J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2, 1285-1291 (2000).

53. Smirnova, T. I., Smirnov, A. I., Belford, R. L., Clarkson, R. B., "Interaction of Gd(III) MRI Contrast Agent with Membranes: a Review of Recent EPR Studies", Magn. Reson. Materials in Physics, Biology, Medicine, 8, 214-229 (1999).

52. Kurth, T. L., Brown, E. C., Smirnov, A. I., Reiter, R. C., and Stevenson, C. D., "Solution Electron Affinity Perturbation due to the Deuteriation of 16annulene", J. Phys. Chem. A, 103 (42): 8566-8572 (1999).

51. Smirnov, A.I., Belford, R. L., and Morse, II, P. D., "Magnetic Resonance Imaging in a Hands-on Student Experiment using an EPR Spectrometer", Concepts Magn. Reson., 11, 277-290 (1999).

50. Venturelli, A., Nilges, M.J., Smirnov, A.I., Belford, R.L., and Francesconi, L.C., "Synthesis and Characterization of ReV, ReVI and ReVII Complexes of the [α2P2W17O61]O10- Isomer", J. Chem. Soc. Dalton Transactions, 3, 301-310 (1999).

49. Nilges, M. J., Smirnov, A. I., Clarkson, R. B., and Belford, R. L. "Electron Paramagnetic Resonance W-band Spectrometer with a Low Noise Amplifier", Appl. Magn. Reson., 16(2): 167-183 (1999).

48. Belton, P. S., Sutcliffe, L. H., Gilles, D. G., Wu, X., and Smirnov A. I. "New Water-Soluble and Lipid-Insoluble Spin Probe: Application to the Study of Aqueous Sucrose Solutions", Magn. Reson. Chem., 37, 36 - 42 (1999).

47. Rapoport, N. Ya., Smirnov, A. I., Pitt, W. G., and Timoshin, A. A. "Bioreduction of Spin-Labeled Gentamicin and Tempone by Gram-Negative Bacteria: Kinetics and Effect of Ultrasound", Arch. Biochem. Bioph., 362, 233-241 (1999).

46. Clarkson, R. B, Smirnov, A. I., Smirnova, T. I., Kang, H., Belford, R. L., Earle, K. A., and Freed, J. H. "Multi-Frequency EPR Determination of Zero Field Splitting of High-Spin Species in Liquids: Gd(III) Chelates in Water", Molec. Phys., 95, 1325-1332 (1998).

45. Smirnov, A. I., Belford R. L., and Clarkson, R. B. "Comparative Spin Label Spectra at X-band (9.5 GHz) and W-band (95 GHz)", Chapter 3, In Spin Labeling: The Next Millennium. Biological Magnetic Resonance, (L. J. Berliner, Ed.), vol. 16, Plenum Press, New York, pp.83-107, 1998.

44. Smirnova, T. I., Smirnov, A. I., Clarkson, R. B., Belford, R. L. "Lipid-MRI Contrast Agent Interactions: a Spin-Labeling and a Multifrequency EPR Study", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 120, 5060-5072, (1998).

43. Dalal, N. S., Smirnov, A. I., Smirnova, T. I., Belford R. L., Katritzky, A. R., and Belyakov, S. A. "Single Crystal Multi-Frequency EPR Evidence for a Quasy Low-Dimensional Spin Exchange in 3-n-butyl-2,4,6-triphenylverdazyl", J. Phys. Chem.,101, 11249-11253, (1997).

42. Dalal, N. S., Smirnov, A. I., and Belford R. L. "Quantification of Coal-Diesel Particulate Mixtures by W-band (94 GHz) ESR Spectroscopy", Appl. Spectr. 51, 1429-1431, (1997).

41. Rapoport, N. Ya., Smirnov, A. I., Timoshin, A., and Pitt, W. G. "Factors Affecting the Permeability of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Cell Walls toward Lipophilic Compounds: Effect of Ultrasound and Cell Age", Ach. Biochem. Bioph., 344, 114-124 (1997).

40. Hustedt, E. J., Smirnov, A. I., Laub, C. F., Cobb, C. E., and Beth, A. H. "Measurement of Molecular Distances Using Dipolar Coupled Nitroxide Spin-Labels: The Global Analysis of Multifrequency CW-EPR Data", Biophys. J., 72, 1861-1877 (1997).

39. Smirnova, T. I., Smirnov, A. I., Clarkson, R. B., Belford, R. L., Kotake, Y., and Janzen, E. G. "High-Frequency (95 GHz) EPR Spectroscopy to Characterize Spin Adducts", J. Phys. Chem. B, 101, 3877-3885 (1997).

38. Britton, M. M., Fawthrop, S. A., Gillies, D. G., Sutcliffe, L. H., Wu, X., and Smirnov, A. I. "Matched Spin Probes for the Study of the Overall Motion of Model Lubricants", Magn. Reson. Chem. 35, 493-502 (1997).

37. Smirnova, T. I., Smirnov, A. I., Belford, R. L., and Clarkson, R. B. "Interaction of MRI Gadolinium Contrast Agents with Phospholipid Bilayers as Studied by 95 GHz EPR", Acta Chemica Scandinavica, 51, pp. 562-566 (1997).

36. Smirnov, A. I., Clarkson, R. B., and Belford R. L. "EPR Linewidth (T2) Method to Measure Oxygen Permeability of Phospholipid Bilayers and Its Use to Study the Effects of Low Ethanol Concentrations", J. Magn. Reson. B., 111, pp. 149-157 (1996).

35. Morse, P. D., and Smirnov, A. I. "Recent Computer Applications in EPR Spectroscopy", in "Electron Spin Resonance Specialist Periodical Reports", M. Davies, B. Gilbert, and N. Atherton, Eds. Volume 15, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, England, pp. 244-267, (1996).

34. Morse, P. D., and Smirnov, A. I. "Simultaneous ESR Measurements of the Kinetics of Oxygen Consumption and Spin Label Reduction by Mammalian Cells", Magn. Reson. Chem. V. 33, S46-S52, (1995)

33. Ahn, M. K., Smirnov, A. I., Smirnova, T. I., and Belford, R. L. "Superconducting Quantum Interference Device Magnetic Susceptibility Measurements: Determination of Free-Radical Concentrations in PMR-15 Polyimide Resin", Macromol., 28 (20), pp.7026-7028, (1995).

32. Smirnov, A. I., Smirnova, T. I., and Morse II, P. D., "Very High Frequency Electron Paramagnetic Resonance of 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-1-piperidinyloxy in 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphatidylcholine Liposomes: Partitioning and Molecular Dynamics", Biophys. J. 68, pp. 2350-2360, (1995).

31. Smirnov, A. I., and Belford, R. L., "Rapid Quantitation from Inhomogeneously Broadened EPR Spectra by a Fast Convolution Algorithm", J. Magn. Reson. A, 113, pp. 65-73, (1995).

30. Smirnova, T. I., Smirnov, A. I., Clarkson, R. B., and Belford, R. L. "W-band (95 GHz) EPR Spectroscopy of Nitroxide Radicals With Complex Proton Hyperfine Structures: Fast Motion". J. Phys. Chem., 99, 9008-9016, (1995).

29. Smirnova T. I., Smirnov A. I., Clarkson R. B., and Belford R. L., "Accuracy of Oxygen Measurements in T2 (Linewidth) EPR Oximetry", Magn. Reson. Med. 33, pp. 801-810, (1995).

28. Clarkson R. B., Norby S. W., Smirnov A. I., Vahidi N., Nims R. W., and Wink D. A., "Direct Measurement of the Accumulation and Mitochondrial Consumption of Nitric Oxide Within Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells Using a Novel Intracellular Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Technique", Bioch. Bioph. Acta, 1243, pp. 496-502, (1995).

27. Li, X., Weissman, S. I., Lin, T.-S., Gaspar, P. P., Cowley, A. H., and Smirnov, A. I., "Observation of a Triplet Phosphinidene by ESR Spectroscopy", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 116 (17), pp. 7899-7990, (1994).

26. Smirnova T. I., Smirnov A. I., Clarkson R. B., and Belford R. L., "Half-Field EPR Transitions in Synthetic Carbohydrate Chars", Solid State Commun., 91 (4), pp. 319-323, (1994).

25. Smirnov A. I. , Norby S. W., Weyhenmeyer J. A., Clarkson R. B., "The Effect of Temperature on the Respiration of Cultured Neural Cells as Studied by a Novel EPR Technique", Bioch. Bioph. Acta, 1200, 205-214 (1994).

24. Auteri F. P., Belford R. L., Boyer S., Motsegood K., Smirnov A. I., Smirnova T., Vahidi N., and Clarkson R. B., "Carbon-Based Standards for Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy", App. Magn. Reson., 6, pp. 287-308, (1994).

23. Smirnova T. I., Smirnov A. I., Clarkson R. B., and Belford R. L., "Magnetic Susceptibility and Spin Exchange in Fusinite and Carbohydrate Chars", J. Phys. Chem., 98 (10), pp.2464-2468, (1994).

22. Smirnov A. I., Norby S. W., Walczak T., Liu K. J., and Swartz H. M., "Physical and Instrumental Consideration in the Use of Lithium Phthalocyanine for Measurements of the Concentration of the Oxygen", J. Magn. Res. B., 103, pp.95-102, (1994).

21. Degtyarev E. N., Kiryushkin S. G., Smirnov A. I., Yakimchenko O. E., "ESR Tomography of Radiation-Induced Oxidation of Polypropylene", High Energy Chemistry, 26 (4), pp. 274-278, (1993).

20. Smirnov A. I., Norby S. W., Clarkson R. B., Walczak T., and Swartz H. M., "Simultaneous Multi-Site EPR Spectroscopy In Vivo", Magn. Res. Med., 30, pp. 213-220 (1993).

19. Smirnov A. I., Golovina H. A., Yakimchenko O. E., Aksyonov S .I., and Lebedev Ya. S., "IN VIVO Seed Membrane Investigation By Electron Paramagnetic Resonance", J. Plant Physiology, 140, pp. 447-452 (1992).

18. Smirnov A. I., Poluectov O. G., and Lebedev Ya. S., "High Field EPR Imaging", J. Magn. Res., 97, 1-12 (1992).

17. Swartz H. M., Boyer S., Brown S., Chang K., Gast P., Glockner J. F., Hu H., Liu K. J., Moussavi M., Nilges M. J., Norby S. W., Smirnov A. I., Vahidi N., Walczak T., Wu M., and Clarkson R. B., in "Advances in Exp. Med. Biol., Chapter 14 "Oxygen transport to Tissues", (W. Erdmann and D. F. Bruley, Eds.), Plenum Press, New York, pp. 221-228 (1992).

16. Smirnov A. I., Degtyarev E. N., Yakimchenko O. E., and Lebedev Ya. S., "EPR Tomography with High Space Resolution Using Inserts of Magnetically Soft Materials", Instruments and Experimental Techniques, (Translated from Russian), 34 (1), pp. 202-208 (1991).

15. Poluectov O. G., Smirnov A. I., and Lebedev Ya. S., "Electron Spin Resonance Tomography in the 2-mm Wavelength Range", Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry, (Translated from Russian), 64, 10, pp. 1549-1552 (1991).

14. Golovina H. A., Smirnov A. I., Yakimchenko O. E., Aksyonov S. I., and Lebedev Ya. S., "EPR Tomography of Paths by which an Aqueous Solution of Nitroxyl Radicals Enters the Wheat Caryopsis", Soviet Plant Physiology (Translated from Russian), 38, 1 (2), pp. 90-95 (1991).

13. Smirnov A. I., Yakimchenko O. E., Golovina H. A., Bekova Sh. Kh., and Lebedev Ya. S., "EPR Imaging with Natural Spin Probes", J. Magn. Res., 91, 386-391 (1991).

12. Aksenov S. I., Grunina T. Yu., Smirnov A. I., and Yakimchenko O. Ye., " Probing of the State of Water in Wheat Seeds at the Initial Stages of their Ripening by the Method of E.S.R. Tomography", Biophysics, (Translated from Russian), 36 (2), pp. 321-324 (1991).

11. Smirnov A. I. "EPR Imaging of Structurally Heterogeneous Media", Author's Abstract of Ph.D. Thesis, (in Russian), Moscow Physical Technical Institute, Moscow, 20 P., 1990.

10. Yakimchenko O. E., Smirnov A. I., Lebedev Ya. S., "The Spin Probe Technique in the EPR-Imaging of Structurally Heterogeneous Media", Appl. Magn. Res, V.1, #1, pp.1-19, (1990).

9. Yakimchenko O. E., Degtyarev E. N., Smirnov A. I., Borisov Yu. V., Bobolev A. V., "EPR Tomography of the Diffusion Kinetic Process of the Formation of Ag2+ in Heterogeneous Catalysts", Kinetics and Catalysis, (Translated from Russian), V.31 (2), pp. 433-435.

8. Smirnov A. I., Yakimchenko O. E., Lazarev G. G., and Lebedev Ya. S., "Spatial Characteristics of Microwave Absorption of a High-Temperature Superconducting Ceramic in a Magnetic Field", Soviet Physics Technical Physics, (Translated from Russian), v.35 (1), pp.120-122, (1991).

7. Smirnov A. I., Poluektov O. G., Grinberg O. Ya., Dubinskij A. A., Krymov W. N., Kaul A. R., Graboj I. E., Lebedev Ya. S., "Absorption of Magnetic and Electrical Components of a Microwave Field in High-Temperature Superconductive Ceramics", Soviet Journal of Chemical Physics, (Translated from Russian), v.9 (4), pp.330-336, (1991).

6. Lazarev G. G., Mizen K. V., Smirnov A. I., Lebedev Ya. S., "Quasiresonant Influence of Microwave Radiation on Superconducting Ceramics in Weak Magnetic Field", Soviet Physics Technical Physics, (Translated from Russian), 34 (1), pp.128-129, (1989).

5. Lazarev G. G., Mizen K. V., Smirnov A. I., Yakimchenko O. E., Lebedev Ya. S., "A Microwave Response and Spatial Distribution of Local Magnetic Fields in Superconducting Ceramics", Soviet Journal of Chemical Physics, (Translated from Russian), v.9 (4), pp.759-765, (1991).

4. Galtseva E. V., Grinberg O. Ya., Dubinskiy A. A., Lazarev G. G., Lebedev Ya. S., Poluektov O. G., Smirnov A. I., Yakimchenko O. E., "Magnetic Radiospectroscopy of High Temperature Superconductors", XXIV-th Congress AMPERE on Magnetic Resonance and Related Phenomena, Poznan, 1989, p.461-477.

3. Smirnov A. I., Degtjarev E. N., Yakimchenko O. E., Lebedev Ya. S., "EPR Tomography with Rotation of Magnetic-Field Gradient", Instruments and Experimental Techniques, (Translated from Russian), 31 (2), pp. 374-377, (1988).

2. Smirnov A. I., Yakimchenko O. E., Aksenov S. I., Golovina E. A., Likhtenshtein G.I., and Lebedev Ya. S., "Distribution of Aqueous Solution of a Probe During Wheat Grain Imbibition as Investigated by EPR-Tomography", Soviet Plant Physiology, (Translated from Russian), v.35 (4), pp. 516-520, (1988).

1. Grunina T. Yu., and Smirnov A. I., "Application of EPR Imaging Technique for Determination of Water State in Wheat Seeds on the First Stages of Maturation", Proceedings of XIX MGU scientific conference (in Russian), part 2, Moscow, WINITI, pp.151-155 (1988).

II. Non-refereed articles since joining NCSU:

1. Smirnov A. I., Clarkson , R. B., and Belford, R. L. "Beware of O2! Molecular Oxygen Artifacts in EPR Experiments at X-band and at High Magnetic Fields (W-band, 95 GHz) - Practical Implications for Studies of Metalloproteins and Many Other Paramagnetic Subjects", EPR Newsletter, v.11, #3, pp.10-12 (2000).

Before 2000:

2. Smirnov A. I. "EWVoight: EPR lineshape fitting program: Version 1.0. User Manual", Scientific Software Services, Bloomington, IL, 1996.

3. Smirnov A. I. "EPR Imaging Data Manipulation System. Version 1.0-1.2. User Manual", Scientific Software Services, Bloomington, IL, 1994.

4. Smirnov A. I., Walczak T., Liu K. J., Norby S. W., and Swartz H. M., "Considerations on Experimental Conditions Associated with the Study of Very Narrow Lines as Illustrated by Low Level Oximetry by EPR In Vivo", EPR Newsletter, v.3, #3, pp.8-9 (1991).

5. Smirnov A. I. "EPR Imaging of Structurally Heterogeneous Media", Ph.D. Thesis, (in Russian), Moscow Physical Technical Institute, Moscow, 168 P., 1990.

III. Invited Research Presentations (abroad, and/or at International meetings; from 2001):

1. Spin 2001: 3-rd International Conference on Nitroxide Radicals, Kaiserslautern, Germany, September 2001 (plenary lecture).

2.International EPR Symposium, 43-rd Rocky Mountain Conference on Analytical Chemistry Denver, CO, July 2001 (plenary lecture).

3. 34-th International Meeting ESR Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry, April 2001, Bristol, UK (plenary lecture).

4. Institute for Food Research and Nitrogen Fixation Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, United Kingdom, March 2001 (1 hr lecture).

5. International EPR Symposium, 44-rd Rocky Mountain Conference on Analytical Chemistry Denver, CO, July 2002 (plenary lecture).

6. International Workshop "Electron Magnetic Resonance: Developments and Applications In Chemistry, Biology, and Materials Science", Dec. 13 2002, Tallahassee, FL (plenary lecture).

7. Institute of Kinetics and Catalysis of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia, June 2003 (1 hr lecture).

8. Nanotechnology Symposium, 45-rd Rocky Mountain Conference on Analytical Chemistry Denver, CO, July 2003 (plenary lecture).

9. International EPR Symposium, 45-rd Rocky Mountain Conference on Analytical Chemistry Denver, CO, July 2003 (plenary lecture).

10. 5th Meeting of the European Federation of EPR Groups (EFEPR), September 7- 11 2003 Lisbon, Portugal (plenary lecture).

11. The 8th International Symposium on Spin and Magnetic Field Effects in Chemistry and Related Phenomena, September 21-26, 2003, North Carolina, USA (plenary lecture).

12. PARTICLES 2004, A Nanotechnology Conference, Orlando, FL, March 7, 2004, Lipid Nanotubes and Lipid Nanotube Arrays for Biochip Applications, invited plenary lecture.

IV. Abstracts, including refereed abstracts published in conference proceedings (to the date ca. 180).

(Full List is available upon request)

SINCE JOINING NCSU in 2000:

1. Alaouie, A. M., Poluektov, O. G., and Smirnov, A. I. "Lipid Nanotube Arrays- a Spin-labeling EPR Study", The 37-th Southeastern Magnetic Resonance Conference, Raleigh, NC, 2002.

2. Ruuge, A., Alaouie, A. M., Degtyarev, E., and Smirnov, A. I. "Aqueous Sample Heating at X- and W-band: Towards a Microwave T-jump EPR Experiment", The 37-th Southeastern Magnetic Resonance Conference, Raleigh, NC, 2002.

3. Grigor'ev, I. A., Reznikov, V. A., Voinov, M. A., Ruuge, A., and Smirnov, A. I. "Site-Directed Spin-Labeling with a pH-sensitive Nitroxide", The 37-th Southeastern Magnetic Resonance Conference, Raleigh, NC, 2002.

4. Smirnova, T. I., and Smirnov, A. I. "High Resolution Room Temperature EPR Spectra of S-state Ions in Liquids: What We Can Learn about Ion Environment", 44-rd Rocky Mountain Abstract book, Conference on Analytical Chemistry, Denver, CO, July 28- August 1, 2002.

5. Smirnov, A. I., and Sen, S. "Heterogeneous Structure Of Gd(3+)-Doped Glasses: HF EPR Line Shapes And Inter-Ion Distances", 44-rd Rocky Mountain Abstract book, Conference on Analytical Chemistry, Denver, CO, July 28- August 1, 2002.

6. Smirnov, A. I., Lewis, M. S., and Poluektov, O. G. "High-resolution High Field EPR to Study Self-assembly of Phoshopholipids in Nanoscale Confinements", 31-st Congress AMPERE, Book of Abstracts, p. 233, July 2002, Poznan, Poland.

7. Smirnov A. I. and Smirnova T. I., "High Resolution Polarity Profiling of Proteins and Membranes By EPR at High Magnetic Fields", Biophys. J., v.82 (8), p. 477, January 2002.

8. Smirnova, T. I. and A. I. Smirnov, "Gd (III) and Mn(II) as Spectroscopic Probes For High Field EPR Studies of Biomolecules", Biophys. J., v.82 (8), p. 477, January 2002.

9. Smirnov, A. I., Lewis, M. S., and Poluektov, O. G. "A High-resolution High Field EPR to Study Self-assembly of Phoshopholipids in Nanoscale Confinements", Abstract book, The 2001 Southeastern Magnetic Resonance Conference at the University of Florida: October 26 -- 28, 2001.

11. Bakker, M. G., E. L. Granger, T. Morris, and A. I. Smirnov, "Studies of Cetylpyridinium Chloride and Cetylpyridinium Salicylate in Solution and Adsorbed on Silica Surfaces Using X and W-band Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Spectroscopy", Abstract book, The 2001 Southeastern Magnetic Resonance Conference at the University of Florida: October 26 - 28, 2001.

12. Smirnova, T. I. and A. I. Smirnov, "Gd (III) and Mn(II) as Spectroscopic Probes For High Field EPR Studies of Biomolecules", Abstract book, The 2001 Southeastern Magnetic Resonance Conference at the University of Florida: October 26 -- 28, 2001.

13. Smirnov A. I., Belford, R. L., and Clarkson, R. B., "Spin-Labeling High Field EPR", 43-rd Rocky Mountain Abstract book, Conference on Analytical Chemistry, Denver, CO, July 29- August 2, 2001.

14. Smirnov A. I. and Smirnova T. I., "High Resolution ESR of Nitroxides at High Magnetic Fields", Abstract book, 3-rd International Conference on Nitroxide, Radicals, Sept. 23-29, 2001, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

15. Smirnov, A. I. "Spin Labeling High Field ESR", Abstract of the Plenary Lecture at the 34-th International Meeting ESR Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry, April 2001, Bristol, UK.

16. Bottle, S. E., Gillies, D. G., Hughes, D. L., Micallef, A. S., Sutcliffe, L. H., and Smirnov, A. I. "Characterization of Aggregates formed by Novel Anionic Isoindoline Nitroxides in Liquid and Frozen Solutions by W-band (95 GHz) EPR Spectroscopy", International EPR Symposium, 42-rd Rocky Mountain Conference on Analytical Chemistry, Denver, CO, July 2000.

17. Smirnov A. I., Clarkson , R. B., and Belford, R. L. "Molecular Oxygen Artifacts in EPR Experiments at X-band and at High Magnetic Fields (W-band, 95 GHz) - Implications for Metalloprotein Studies", International EPR Symposium, 42-rd Rocky Mountain Conference on Analytical Chemistry, Denver, CO, July 2000.

18. Alex I. Smirnov, Ali M. Alaouie, and Oleg G. Poluektov, "Lipid Nanotube Arrays", 47-th Biophysical Society Meeting, San Antonio, TX, April 2003.

19. Bakker, M. G., Morris, T., Granger, E. L., and Alex I. Smirnov, "Studies of Counterion Binding to Cationic Micelles and Soloids using X-band and W-band EPR", The 37-th Southeastern Magnetic Resonance Conference, Raleigh, NC, October 2002.

20. Bakker, M. G., Morris, T., Granger, E. L., and Alex I. Smirnov, "Studies of Counterion Binding to Cationic Micelles and Soloids using X-band and W-band EPR", ACS Southeast Regional Meeting, Columbia, South Carolina, October 2002.

21. A. I. Smirnov, "High Field EPR to Study Orientations of Biomolecules in Lipid Membranes and Lipid Nanotubes", International Workshop AElectron Magnetic Resonance: Developments and Applications In Chemistry, Biology, and Materials Science, Tallahassee, FL, Dec. 2002.

22. Alex I. Smirnov, Ali M. Alaouie, and Oleg G. Poluektov, "Lipid Nanotube Arrays for Biochip Applications", 44-rd Rocky Mountain Abstract book, Conference on Analytical Chemistry, Denver, CO, July 26- July 31, 2003.

23. Ruuge, A., Alaouie, A. M., Degtyarev, Y., and Smirnov, A. I. "Aqueous Sample Heating at X- and W-band: Towards a Microwave T-jump EPR Experiment", 44-rd Rocky Mountain Abstract book, Conference on Analytical Chemistry, Denver, CO, July 26- July 31, 2003.

24. Alaouie, A. M., Degtyarev, Y., and Smirnov, A. I., "Substrate-Supported Lipid Nanotubes with Bilayer-like Properties", 44-rd Rocky Mountain Abstract book, Conference on Analytical Chemistry, Denver, CO, July 26- July 31, 2003.

25. Grinberg, V. O., Smirnov, A. I., Grinberg, O. Ya., Grinberg, S. A., O'Hara, J. A., and Swartz, H. M., "Practical Experimental Limitations of High Spatial Resolution Multi-Site Oximetry", 44-rd Rocky Mountain Abstract book, Conference on Analytical Chemistry, Denver, CO, July 26- July 31, 2003.

26. Smirnov, A. I., Alaouie, A. M., Degtyarev, Y., Ruuge, A., and Smith, S., "Lipid Nanotube Arrays for Biochip Applications", 5th Meeting of the European Federation of EPR Groups (EFEPR), September 7- 11 2003 Lisbon, Portugal.