Selected Publications

  • FISHER, L.R. & OAKENFULL, D.G. (1977). Micelles in aqueous solution. Chem.Soc.Rev. 6(1), 25-42.
  • OAKENFULL, D.G. & FISHER, L.R. (1977). The role of hydrogen bonding in the formation of bile salt micelles. J.Phys.Chem. 81, 1838-41.
  • FISHER, L.R. & LARK, P.D. (1979). An experimental study of the Washburn equation for liquid flow in very fine capillaries. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 69, 486-92.
  • FISHER, L.R. & ISRAELACHVILI, J.N. (1979). Direct experimental verification of the Kelvin equation for capillary-held liquids. Nature 277, 548-9.
  • FISHER, L.R. (1979). Measurement of small contact angles for sessile drops. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 72, 200-5.
  • FISHER, L.R. & ISRAELACHVILI, J.N. (1980). Determination of the capillary pressure in menisci of molecular dimensions. Chem. Phys. Letters 76, 325-8.
  • FISHER, L.R., ISRAELACHVILI, J.N., PARKER, N.S. & SHARPLES, F. (1980). Adhesion measurement. In “Microbial Adhesion to Surfaces” (eds. P. Rutter et al), pp.515-7. Ellis Horwood Ltd., Chichester, U.K.
  • FISHER, L.R., PARKER, N.S. & SHARPLES, F. (1980). Interference method for the measurement of thickness variations in thin liquid films. Optical Engineering 19, 798-800.
  • FISHER, L.R. & OAKENFULL, D.G. (1980). The role of hydrogen bonding in the formation of bile salt micellles. 2. A demonstration of geometric effects on the stabilizing role of hydrogen bonding. J.Phys.Chem. 84, 936-7.
  • FISHER, L.R., GAMBLE, R.A. & MIDDLEHURST, J. (1981). The Kelvin equation and the capillary condensation of water. Nature 290, 575- 6.
  • FISHER, L.R. & ISRAELACHVILI, J.N. (1981). Experimental studies on the applicability of the Kelvin equation to highly curved concave menisci. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 80, 528-41.
  • FISHER, L.R. & ISRAELACHVILI, J.N. (1981). Direct measurement of the effect of meniscus forces on adhesion: a study of the applicability of macroscopic thermodynamics to microscopic liquid interfaces. Colloids & Surfaces 3, 303-319.
  • DILGER, J.P., FISHER, L.R. & HAYDON, D.A. (1982). A critical comparison of electrical and optical methods for bilayer thickness measurement. Chem. Phys. Lipids 30, 159-176.
  • ISRAELACHVILI, J.N., FISHER, L.R., HORN, R. & CHRISTENSEN, H.K. (1982). Measurement of adhesion and short-range forces between molecularly smooth surfaces in undersaturated vapours and in organic liquids. In “Microscopic Aspects of Adhesion and Lubrication (ed. J.M. Georges), pp.55-69.
  • FISHER, L.R. (1982). Forces due to capillary-condensed liquids: limits of calculations from thermodynamics. Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. 16, 117-125.
  • FISHER, L.R. & PARKER, N.S. (1984). Osmotic control of bilayer fusion. Biophys.J. 46, 253-8.
  • FISHER, L.R. & PARKER, N.S. (1985). How do food stabilizers work? Food Res. Quarterly 45, 33-9
  • VARDY, P.H., FISHER, L.R., SMITH, E. & WILLIAMS, K.L. (1986). Traction proteins in the extracellular matrix of Dictyostelium discoideum slugs. Nature 320, 526-9.
  • FISHER, L.R., PARKER, N.S. & HAYDON, D.A.,F.R.S. (1986). Interferometric studies of lipid bilayer interactions. Royal Society of Chemistry, Faraday Disc. 81, 249-266.
  • HUNTER, R.J. (1987). “Foundations of Colloid Science”. Written in collaboration with D.Y.C.CHAN, L.R.FISHER, N.S.PARKER, R.M.PASHLEY, J.RALSTON & L.R.WHITE. Oxford University Press.
  • FISHER, L.R., MITCHELL, E.E. & PARKER, N.S. (1987). Isolated and interacting triglyceride-water interfaces. In “Food Emulsions and Foams” (ed. E.Dickinson), pp. 230-241. Royal Society of Chemistry, London.
  • FRANCIS, G.W., FISHER, L.R., GAMBLE, R.A. & GINGELL, D. (1987). Direct measurement of cell detachment force on single cells using a new electromechanical method. J. Cell Sci. 87, 519-524.
  • FISHER, L.R., MITCHELL, E.E. & PARKER, N.S. (1987). A critical role for interfacial compression and coagulation in the stabilization of emulsions by proteins. J.Colloid Interface Sci. 119, 592-4.
  • KELLY, J.C., FISHER, L.R., HOWLETT, R., KEIRNAN, E.C. & EVANS, M (1987) Biological tissue adhesion to ion-implanted surfaces. Proc. Mater. Res. Soc. 93, 35-39.
  • FISHER, L.R., MITCHELL, E.E. & PARKER, N.S. (1988). The effect of surfactants on interactions between emulsion droplets. In “Advances in Food Emulsions and Foams (eds. E.Dickinson & G.Stainsby). Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp.45-90.
  • FISHER, L.R., MITCHELL, E.E. & PARKER, N.S.(1989). The effect of adsorbed lysozyme on interaction forces and coalescence of triglyceride droplets in aqueous salt solution. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 128, 35-41.
  • FISHER, L.R. & MITCHELL, E.E. (1989). The effect of adsorbed proteins on interactions between emulsion droplets. in “Food Colloids” (eds. R.D.Bee, P. Richmond & J. Mingins), Royal Society of Chemistry 1989, pp.123-138.
  • BOWERS, V.M., FISHER, L.R., FRANCIS, G.W. & WILLIAMS, K.L. (1989). A micromechanical technique for monitoring cell-substrate adhesiveness: measurements of the strength of red blood adhesion to glass and polymer test surfaces.J.Biomed.Mat.Res. 23, 1453-1473.
  • FISHER, L.R., MITCHELL, E.E., HEWITT, D., RALSTON, J. & WOLFE, J. (1991). Drainage of a thin aqueous film between a solid surface and an approaching gas bubble.  Colloids & Surfaces 52, 163-174.
  • FISHER, L.R. (1991). Biocolloids, biosurfaces and biofouling. Chemistry and Industry, 15 April, 272-5.
  • FISHER,L.R. (1992). A scientist’s view of philosophy. Cogito, Summer Issue, 96-9.
  • HEWITT, D., FORNASIERO, A,D., RALSTON, J. & FISHER. L.R. (1993) Aqueous film drainage at the quartz/water/air interface. J.Chem.Soc.Faraday Trans. 89, 817-822.
  • FISHER, L.R. (1993) Surface forces in biological systems. J. Chem. Soc. Faraday Trans., 89, 2567-2582.
  • FISHER, L.R. (1994) Protein and Cell Interactions with Biomaterial Surfaces. In “Surface Properties of Biomaterials” (eds. R.West & G.Batts), Butterworth-Heinemann, 3-10.
  • FISHER, L.R. (1996) Total Internal Reflection Spectroscopy of Biomaterials. In “Surface Analytical Techniques for Probing Biomaterial Surfaces”  (ed. J. Davies), CRC Press, 43-66.
  • CARRINGTON, S., ODELL, J., FISHER, L.R., MITCHELL, J. & HARTLEY, L. (1996) Salt Effects on Extensional Rheology of Dilute Xanthan Solutions. Polymer 37, 2871-5.
  • AVEYARD, R., BINKS, B.P., CHO, W.G., FISHER, L.R., KLINKHAMMER, F. & FLETCHER, P.D.I. (1997) Investigation of the Force-Distance relationship for a small liquid drop approaching a liquid/liquid interface. Langmuir 12, 6561-6.
  • FISHER, L.R. (1997) Chemists through the looking glass. Chemistry in Britain 33(7), 34-5.
  • FISHER, L.R., CARRINGTON, S.P. & ODELL, J.A. (1997) Deformation Mechanics of Individual Swollen Starch Granules. In “Starch: Structure and Functionality” (eds. P.J. Frazier, P. Richmond & A.M. Donald), RSC, 105-114.
  • FISHER, L.R. (1997) Weighing the soul. New Scientist No. 2113/2114, p.75.
  • CARRINGTON, S.P., FISHER, L.R. & ODELL, J.A. (1998) Microrheology of swollen starch granules. In “Gums and Stabilizers in the Food Industry 9” (Eds. P.A. Williams and G.O. Phillips) Royal Society of Chemistry Special Publication No. 218, pp 371-380.
  • FISHER, L.R. (1999) Physics takes the biscuit. Nature 397, 469.
  • FISHER, L.R. & MALLOY, A.R. (1999) Molecular interactions of biomembranes. Annu. Rept. Phys. Chem., 95.
  • FISHER, LEN (2002) “How to Dunk a Doughnut: The Science of Everyday Life” (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson).
  • FISHER, LEN (2004) “Weighing the Soul: The Evolution of Scientific Beliefs” (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson).
  • FISHER, LEN (2007) “The Ockham’s Razor Principle”. In Robyn Williams (ed) “Lies, Deep Fries and Statistics” (Sydney: ABC Books).
  • FISHER, LEN (2008) “Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life” (New York: Basic Books).
  • FISHER, LEN (2009) “The Perfect Swarm: The Science of Complexity in Everyday Life” (New York: Basic Books).
  • FISHER, LEN (2011) “Crashes, Crises & Calamities: How We Can Use Science to Read the Early-Warning Signs”.
  • FISHER, LEN (2012) Shaping policy: science and politics need more empathy. Nature 481, p. 29.
  • FISHER, LEN (2013) Preparing for Future Catastrophes. Report for the International Risk Governance Council (PDF)
  • FISHER, LEN (2013) Scientific genius: Will continue to thrive. Nature 494, p. 430.
  • FISHER, LEN (2014) Philae lander: Rename comet probe after Greek hero. Nature 515, p.492.
  • FISHER, LEN (2015) More than 70 ways to show resilience. Nature 518, p.35.
  • FISHER, LEN (2015) Music inspired Newton’s rainbow Nature 520, p. 436
  • FISHER, LEN (2015) John Nash obituary Guardian, May 26th http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/may/25/john-nash
  • FISHER, LEN (2015) In support of basic science. Wall Street Journal (October 30th) http://www.wsj.com/articles/fundamental-science-and-useful-applications-1446231782
  • FISHER, LEN & TESH, JOHN (2015) How to advise a politician. Physics World 28, pp 30-33.
  • FISHER, LEN (2015) The birth of something small. Chemistry World October, pp. 66 – 69.
  • FISHER, LEN (2015) Global warming and future food supplies. SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues 718-723.
  • FISHER, LEN (2015) Avoid major disasters by welcoming minor change. Nature 527, p.9  (http://www.nature.com/news/avoid-major-disasters-by-welcoming-minor-change-1.18718).
  • FISHER, LEN (2016) Books to read before going to University Times Education Supplement/Times Higher Education Supplement (April 14th) https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/books-to-read-before-university
  • FISHER, LEN & GRIFFITHS, BLEDDYN (2016) Nepal: not all it seisms Geoscientist (July issue) http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/letters
  • FISHER, L., FLORIN, M.-V., & NURSIMULU, A. (2016). Governing or slow-developing risks in socio-ecological systems Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences Newsletter 24(1).