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 1.         Surface grain boundary and interfacial energies in UO2 and UO2-Ni.

             P.Nikolopoulos,  S. Nazare and F. Thuemmler,

            J. Nucl. Mater. 71 (1977)  89-94.                                                               

2.         Einfluss der Reaction in UAl2-Al-Dispersions-Brennstoffen auf Mechanische Eigenchaften.

            W. Hunger, S. Nazare and P. Nikolopoulos ,

             Atomkernenergie 31 (1978) 156-159                                                                

3.         Erwiderung zu den comments on “Surface, grain boundary and interfacial energies in UO2-Ni”

            P. Nikolopoulos, S. Nazare and F. Thuemmler,

            J. Nucl. Mater. Letter 78 (1978) 213-214                                                          

4.         Density thermal expansion of stainless steel and interfacial properties of UO2-stainless steel above 1960K.

            P. Nikolopoulos and B. Schulz,

J. Nucl. Mater. 82 (1979) 172-178.                                                                      

5.         Interfacial energies between uranium dioxide and liquid metals.

            P. Nikolopoulos and G. Ondracek,

J. Nucl. Mater. 98 (1981) 306-312.                                                               

6.         The influence of sodium vapour on the wetting of UO2-stainless-steel  1.4970 (liquid) and its interpretation using scanning auger spectroscopy.

            P. Nikolopoulos, E. Nold, H. Schneider and B.Schulz,

J. Nucl. Mater. 101 (1981) 277-287                                                                       

7.         Bestimmung  der  Dichten in Kernscmelzen.

            P. Nikolopoulos and G. Ondracek,

Atomwirtschaft  Atomtechnik 12 (1981) 661-663.                                                 

8.         Zur Bestimmung von Oxide -Metall Phasengrenzflaechenenergien

            P. Nikolopoulos and G. Ondracek,

Z. Werkstofftechnik 13 (1982) 60-69.                                                                   

9.         Zur Porositaetsabhaengigkeit der Feldeigenschaften von Sintermetallen.

            P. Nikolopoulos and G. Ondracek,

 Z. Metallkde. 74 (1983) 49-59.                                                                                 

10.       Conductivity bounds for porous nuclear fuels.

            P. Nikolopoulos and G. Ondracek,

J. Nucl. Mater. 114 (1983) 231-233.                                                                     

11.       Field property bounds for porous sintered ceramics.

            P. Nikolopoulos and G. Ondracek,

J. Amer. Ceram. Soc. 66 (4) (1983) 238-241.                                                        

12.       Determination of the interfacial energy and work of adhesion in the UO2/zircaloy-4 diffusion couple.

P. Nikolopoulos, P. Hofmann and D. Kerwin-Peck,

J. Nucl. Mater. 124(1984)106-113.                                                                       

13.            Physical and chemical phenomena associated with the dissolution of solid      UO2 by molten zircaloy.

            P. Hofmann, D. Kerwin-Peck, P. Nikolopoulos,

 in“Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry”, Eds D.G. Franklin and R.B. Adamson, ASTM-Special Technical Publication 824 (1984) 810-834.                                 

14.       Explanation of the UO2/zircaloy-4 reaction layer sequence in terms of the total interfacial energy of the system.

            P. Hofmann, D. Kerwin-Peck and P. Nikolopoulos,

J. Nucl. Mater. 124 (1984) 114-119.                                                                       

15.       Surface,  grain boundary and interfacial energies in Al2O3 and Al2O3-Sn, Al2O3-Co systems.

            P. Nikolopoulos,

J. Mater. Sci. 20 (1985) 3993-4000.                                                             

16.       Wettability between zirconia ceramics and the liquid metals copper nickel and cobalt.

P. Nikolopoulos and D. Sotiropoulou,

J. Mater. Sci. Lett. 6 (1987) 1429-1430.                                                      

 17.    Benetzungswinkel und Grenflaechenenergien der geschmolzenen  Metalle Bi, Pb, Cu und Ni in Kontakt mit festem Al2O3.

G. Angelopoulos, U. Jauch and P. Nikolopoulos,

Mat.-wiss.u. Verkstofftech.19 (1988) 168-172.                                                   

18.       Temperature-dependence of interfacial energies between solid oxide ceramics and liquid metals.

            P. Nikolopoulos, D. Sotiropoulou and G. Ondracek,

J. Thermal Anal. 33 (1988) 633-642.                                                                   

19.       Wettability and interfacial energies between zirconia ceramic and liquid metals.

            P. Nikolopoulos,G.Ondracek andD.Sotiropoulou,

Ceramics International 15 (1989)  201-206.                                                       

20.       Man, medicine and materials: biomaterials.

            G.Ondracek, P. Nikolopoulos, J. Stamenkovic and E.H.Toscano,

Ceramica Acta (1990) 7-28.                                                                                  

21.       Surface and grain-boundary energies of cubic zirconia.

            D. Sotiropoulou and P. Nikolopoulos,

J. Mater. Sci. 26 (1991) 1395-1400.                                                                    

22.       Wettability and interfacial energies in SiC-liquid metal systems.

            P. Nikolopoulos, S. Agathopoulos, G.N. Angelopoulos, A. Naoumidis and H. Grubmeier.

J. Mater. Sci. 27 (1992), 139-145.                                                                        

23.       Interfacial phenomena in Al2O3-liquid metal and Al2O3-liquid alloy systems.

            P. Nikolopoulos and S. Agathopoulos,

J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 10 (1992) 415-424.                                                         

24.       Work of adhesion in ceramic-liquid metal-systems.

            D. Sotiropoulou and P. Nikolopoulos,

Materials Science Forum 126-128 (1993) 691-694.                                             

25.       A method for estimation of interfacial energies in ceramic-liquid metal and alloy systems.

            S. Agathopoulos, A.Tsoga and P. Nikolopoulos,

Materials Science Forum 126-128 (1993)695-698                                               

26.       Work of adhesion in ZrO2-liquid metal systems.

            D. Sotiropoulou  and  P. Nikolopoulos,

J. Mater. Sci. 28 (1993) 356-360                                                                         

27.       A method for the calculation of interfacial energies in Al2O3 and ZrO2/liquid-metal and -alloy systems.

            P. Nikolopoulos, S. Agathopoulos and A. Tsoga,

J. Mater. Sci. 29 (1994) 4393-4398.                                                              

28.       Groove angles and surface mass transport in pollycrystalline Al2O3.

            A. Tsoga and P. Nikolopoulos,

J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 77 [4] (1994) 954-960.                                                         

29.       Wettability and interfacial interactions in bioceramic/body liquid systems.

            S.Agathopoulos and P.Nikolopoulos,

J. of Biomedical Materials Research 29 (1995) 421-429.                                 

30.       Influence of additives on interfacial properties between Ni and YSZ.

            A. Naoumidis, A. Tsoga, P. Nikolopoulos, and H Grubmeier

            Proc. 4th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC-IV), June 18-23, 1995, Yokohame, Japan, Eds. M. Dokiya, P Yamamoto, H. Tagawa and S.C.Singhal.

            The Electrochemical Society, Inc. Vol. 95-1, (1995) pp. 667-775                     

31.       Grain boundary grooving in polycrystalline oxides and surface diffusion coefficient in polycrystalline alumina.

            A.Tsoga, D.Sotiropoulou and P.Nikolopoulos,

Mat. Sci. Forum 207-209 (1996)  565-568.                                                          

32.       Work of adhesion in ceramic-oxide/liquid-metal systems.

            D. Sotiropoulou, S. Agathopoulos and P. Nikolopoulos,

Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology 10 (1996) 989-998.                 

33.       Wettability and interfacial reactions in the systems Ni/YSZ and Ni/Ti - TiO2/YSZ.

            A. Tsoga, A. Naoumidis and P. Nikolopoulos,

Acta  Mater. 44 (1996) 3679-3692.                                                               

34.       Surface and grain boundary energies in yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ-8 mol%)

            A. Tsoga and P. Nikolopoulos.,

J. Mater. Sci. 31 (1996) 5409-5413.                                                             

35.       Preparation and properties in binary oxides bioceramics.

S. Agathopoulos, P. Nikolopoulos, A. Salomoni, A. Tucci and I. Stamencovic, J. Mater. Sci.: Materials in Medicine 7 (1996) 629-636.                                     

36.       Modified YSZ/Ni structures with improved stability.

            A.Tsoga, P. Nikolopoulos, A. Naoumidis,

Ionics 2 (1996) 427-434.                                                                                

37.       Correlation between the oxidation state of α-SiC and its wettability with non reactive  (Sn)  or reactive (Ni)  metallic components and their binary Si-alloys.

A.Tsoga, S. Ladas and P. Nikolopoulos,

Acta Mater. 45 (1997) 3515-3525.                                                                

38.       Performance of a double-layer CGO/YSZ electrolyte for solid oxide fuel cells.

Α.Tsoga, A.Gupta, A. Naoumidis, D. Skarmoutsos and P. Nikolopoulos,

Ionics 4 (1998) 234-240.                                                                                      


39.       Interfacial  properties of α-SiC in contact  with  molten  metals and alloys.

A.Tsoga, D.Skarmoutsos and P.Nikolopoulos,

Mat. Sci. Forum 294-296 (1999) 731-734.                                                            

40.       5mol% TiO2-doped ni/ysz anode cermets for solid oxide fuel cells.

            D. Skarmoutsos, A. Tsoga, A. Naoumidis and P. Nikolopoulos,

Solid State Ionics 136-137 (2000) 439-444.                                                      

41.              Titania doped YSZ for sofc anode Ni-cermet.

D. Skarmoutsos, P. Nikolopoulos and A. Tsoga, 

Ionics, 5(1999) 455-459.                                                                                      

42.    Cadolinia-doped ceria and Yttria stabilized Zirconia interfaces regarding their application for SOFC technology.

A. Tsoga, A. Gupta, A. Naoumidis and P. Nikolopoulos,

Acta Materialia, 48 (2000) 4709 - 4714.                                                              

43.       Structure – property relationships of Ni/YSZ and Ni/(YSZ+TiO2) cermets.

            D. Skarmoutsos, F. Tiez, P. Nikolopoulos,

Fuell Cells 1, 3-4 (2001) 243-248.                                                                       

44.       Interactions at the Surface of Oxide Bioceramics with Biological Liquids and Blood Cells.

            S. Agathopoulos, A.J. Calado, J.Y. Xu, M.C. Ferro, M.H.V. Fernandes, M. Nedea, P. Nikolopoulos and R.N. Correia,

Key Engineering Materials 240-242 (2003) 675-678                                       

45.       Physical Characterization of Y0.25Zr0.60Ti0.15O2-x  and its Performance as Ni/ Y0.25Zr0.60Ti0.15O2-x  Anode Cermet in an SOFC.

            D. Skarmoutsos, P. Nikolopoulos, F. Tietz and I.C. Vinke,

Solid State Ionics 170 (2004 ) 153-158.                                                       

46.      Contact Angle–Surface Energy Dependence in Solid Oxide / Liquid Metal Systems         

            N.Zouvelou, D.Skarmoutsos and P.Nikolopoulos,

Key Engineering Materials 264-268 (2004) 679-682                                         

 47.     Interfacial Properties and Structure Stability of Ni/Y2O3-ZrO2-TiO2 Cermet  Anode Electrode in a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

             X.Mantzouris, N.Zouvelou, D.Skarmoutsos, F.Tietz and P.Nikolopoulos, J.Mater Sci. 40 (2005) 2471 -2475                                                                        

48.    Surface Energies Acting at the Interfaces of Ceramics and Glasses while in              Contact with Organic and Biological Liquids.

            S.Agathopoulos, M.Nedea, B.Ghiban, J.M.Ferreira and P.Nikolopoulos,

Key Engineering Materials 284-286 (2005) 1023-1026.                                     

49.   Thermal Behaviour of Clay Mixtures with Bauxite Residue for the Production of Haevy-Clay Ceramics.

             Y.Pontikis, P.Nikolopoulos and GN.Angelopoulos, 

J.Eur.Ceram.Soc. 27 (2007) 1645-1649                                                              

50.    Interfacial Energies in Oxide / Liquid Metal Systems  with Limited Solubility.

             N.Zouvelou,X.Mantzouris and P.Nikolopoulos

International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives (Int J Adhes Adhes)  27[5] (2007) 380 – 386.                                                                                                              

51.         Improved Surface Energy Analysis for Plasma Treated PET Films

              D. Papakonstantinou, E. Amanatides, D. Mataras. V. Ioannidis and P.NikolopoulosPlasma Processes and Polymers  4 (2007) S1057 – S1062.                            

52.   Mixed-Conducting OxidesYxZr1-x-yTiyO2-x/2 (YZT) and Corresponding Ni/YZT Cermets as Anode Materials in SOFCs.

              X. Mantzouris, N. Zouvelou, V. A. C. Haanappel, F. Tietz and P. Nikolopoulos

J. Mater. Sci. 42 (2007) 10152-10159                                                                   

53.       Surface and Grain – Boundary Energies as well as Surface Mass Transport in Polycrystalline CeO2.

             N. Zouvelou, X. Mantzouris and P. Nikolopoulos,

Mater. Sci. Engin. A  495 (2008) 54 - 59                                                              

54.   Physical Characterisation of Y2O3-CeO2-TiO2 (YCT) Mixed Oxides and Ni/YCT Cermets as Anodes  in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

            X. Mantzouris, G. Triantafyllou, F. Tietz and P. Nikolopoulos,

J. Mater. Sci. 43(22) (2008) 7057-7065.                                                               

55.     Effect of Firing Temperature  and Atmosphere on Sinterig of Ceramis made from Bayer Process Bauxite Residue. 

             Y. Pontikis, C. Rathossi, P. Nikolopoulos, G. N. Angelopoulos, D. D. Jayaseelan, and W. E. Lee, 

Ceram. International 35 (2009) 401-407.                                                            

56.      Metal/ceramic interface properties and their effects on SOFC development .

            F. Tietz and P. Nikolopoulos 

Fuel Cells 09, 6 (2009) 867-872 (DOI:10.1002/fuce.200800125)                                                             

57.       Surface and grain-boundary energies as well as surface mass transport in polycrystalline yttrium oxide.

G. Triantafyllou, G. N. Angelopoulos and P. Nikolopoulos

J. Mater. Sci 45 (2010) 2015-2022 (DOI:10.1007/s10853-009-4013-7) 



1.         Neure ergebnisse auf dem gebiet der cermets mit idealisiertem gefuege durch isostatisches heisspressen beschichteter teilchen.

            H. Bumm, W. Dienst, P. Nikolopoulos, F. Thuemmler and P. Weimar,

            Fast Reactor Fuel, Fuel Elem. Proc. Int. Meet, Karlsruhe 28-30 Sept. 1970, 474-495.

2.         Bestimmung von grenzflaechenenergien fuer oxid-metallkombinationen.

            P. Nikolopoulos,

Kernforschungs Zentrum Karlsruhe, W. Germany, KFK 2038, August 1974.

3.         Bestimmung von liquidus-und solidustemperaturen von beton-corium EX3-schmelzen.

            P. Missaelides, P. Nikolopoulos and G. Ondracek,

            Project Nucleare Sicherheit, Halbjaresbericht 1978/1 KFK 2700, November 1978, 6.4300/41-4300/48.

4.         Grenzflachenenergien zwischen oxiden und fluessigen metallen.

            P. Nikolopoulos and G. Ondracek,

            Proc. International Confer. “Verbundwekstoffe” Konstanz. W. Germany, 17-18 April 1980, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Metallkunde, ISBN, 3-88355-042-6, 1981, pp. 301-407.                                                                                       

5.         Mechanisches und chemiches verhalten von zircaloy-4-hullrohren und UO2-brennstoff bei hohen temperaturen.

            P. Hofmann, Ch. Braun, D. Kerwin, P. Nikolopoulos, H. Schneider, J. Burbach. G. Gausmann, H. Metzger, E. Nold and G. Scheckel,

            Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Project Nucleare Sicherhei, KFK 3250, Juni 1982.

6.         Physical and chemical phenomena associated with the dissolution of solid UO2 by molten zircaloy.

            P. Hofmann, D. Kerwin-Peck and P. Nikolopoulos,

            Proc. 6th International Symposium on “Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry”

            Vancouver, Canada, 28-30 June 1982.

7.         The correlation between properties and porosity of sintered materials.

G.Ondracek and P. Nikolopoulos,

Proc. Int. Powder Metallurgy Conf. Florence-Italy, June 21-25, 1982 pp. 89-97.                                                                                                                

8.         Mechanisches und chemiches verhalten von zircaloy-4-hullrohren und UO2-brenstoff bei hohen temperaturen.

            P. Hofmann, Ch. Braun, D.K. Kerwin-Peck, P. Nikolopoulos, J. Burbach, G. Gausmann, H.Metzger and E. Nold,

Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe, KFK 3350, Juli 1983, pp. 4200-196.

9.         Verwertung und flankierende entwichlungsarbeiten fuer flugashe in griechenland und in der bundesrepublic deutschland: “Αξιοποίηση της ιπτάμενης τέφρας στην Eλλάδα”.

            Α. Barakos, P. Nikolopoulos and  D. Papamantellos,

VGB-Sondertagung “Griechenland 1984” von 28.5-3.6.84, Athen.

10.       Ιnterfacial energies between oxides (Al2O3, ZrO2) and liquid metals.

            P. Nikolopoulos, S. Siokas and E. Mavromatis,

            Proc. Int. Symposium on Engineering Application of new Composites, University of Patras, 25-29 August, 1986, Eds. S. Paipetis and G. Papanikolaou, Omega Publ. Series, Oxfordshire, 1988, pp. 311-318.

11.       Τemperature dependence of interfacial energies between solid oxides and liquid metals.

            P. Nikolopoulos, D. Sotiropoulou, U. Jauch and G. Ondracek,

                        a. Fourth European Symposium on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry.

                        23-28 August 1987, Jena GDR and in

                        b. Ceramics and Metals. “Edited by D.Kollar, M.Kosec, J. Krawczunski

                        KFA JULICH, 1988, pp. 281-289.

12.       Εstimation of the temperature coefficients of the interfacial energies in Al2O3-liquid metal systems.

            P. Nikolopoulos and G. Angelopoulos,

            Proc. 2th Intern. Symposium on Phase Interaction in Composite Materials, University of Patras, 22-27 August, 1988. Eds. S. Paipetis and G. Papanikolaou, Omega Scientific, Oxon, England , 1992, pp.504-509.

13.       Surface and interfacial energies in zirconia/liquid metal systems.

            P. Nikolopoulos and D. Sotiropoulou,

            Proc. 7th International Symposium on Ceramics, December 14-16, 1988, Bologna Italy in ZIRCONIA ‘88, Advanced in Zirconia Science and Technology, Eds S. Meriani and C. Palmonari, Elsevier Applied Sci. London, 1989, pp. 199-207.