Physics at Interfaces




  • G. K. Auernhammer, H.-J. Butt, D. Vollmer (Eds.);
    Surface and Interfacial Forces - From Fundamentals to Applications;
    Progress in Colloid and Polymer Science, 134 (2008), Springer.

Refereed articles

  1. Huang, S., G. Pessot, P. Cremer, R. Weeber, C. Holm, J. Nowak, S. Odenbach, A. M. Menzel, G. K. Auernhammer;
    Buckling of paramagnetic chains in soft gels;
    Soft Matter 12 (2016), 228.
  2. Henrich, F., Fell, D., Truszkowska, D., Weirich, M., Anyfantakis, M., Nguyen, T.-H., Wagner, M., Auernhammer, G. K., Butt, H.-J.;
    Influence of surfactants in forced dynamic dewetting;
    Soft Matter 12 (2016), 7782.
  3. Puljiz, M., S. Huang, G. K. Auernhammer, A. M. Menzel;
    Forces on Rigid Inclusions in Elastic Media and Resulting Matrix-Mediated Interactions;
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 117 (2016), 238003.
  4. Zhou, H., C. Xue, P. Weis, Y. Suzuki, S. Huang, K. Koynov, G. K. Auernhammer, R. Berger, H.-J. Butt, S. Wu;
    Photoswitching of glass transition temperatures of azobenzene-containing polymers induces reversible solid-to-liquid transitions;
    Nat. Chem. (2016), in press, DOI 10.1038/NCHEM.2625.
  5. Truszkowska, D., Henrich, F., Schultze, J., Koynov, K., Räder, H. J., Butt, H. J., Auernhammer, G. K.;
    Forced dewetting dynamics of high molecular weight surfactant solutions;
    Colloid Surf A (2016), in press, DOI 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2016.07.073.
  6. Huang, S., K. Gawlitza, R. von Klitzing, L. Gilson, J. Nowak, S. Odenbach, W. Steffen, G. K. Auernhammer;
    Microgels at the Water/Oil Interface: In Situ Observation of Structural Aging and Two-Dimensional Magnetic Bead Microrheology;
    Langmuir 32 (2016), 712.
  7. Paez, J. I., O. Ustahueseyin, C. Serrano, X. A. Ton, Z. Shafiq, G. K. Auernhammer, M. d'Ischia A. del Campo;
    Gauging and Tuning Cross-Linking Kinetics of Catechol-PEG Adhesives via Catecholamine Functionalization;
    Biomacromolecules 16 (2015), 3811.
  8. Liaqat, F., M. N. Tahir, E. Schechtel, M. Kappl, G. K. Auernhammer, K. Char, R. Zentel, H.-J. Butt, W. Tremel;
    High-performance TiO2 nanoparticle/DOPA-polymer composites;
    Macromol. Rapid Comm. 36 (2015), 1129.
  9. Zhou, Y., D. Wang, S. Huang, G. K. Auernhammer, Y. J. He, H.-J. Butt, S. Wu;
    Reversible Janus particle assembly via responsive host-guest interactions;
    Chem. Comm. 51 (2015), 2725.
  10. Liaqat, F., M. N. Tahir, H. Huesmann, P. Daniel, M. Kappl, G. K. Auernhammer, D. Schneider, I. Lieberwirth, K. Char, G. Fytas, H.-J. Butt, H. -J. W. Tremel;
    Ultrastrong composites from dopamine modified-polymer-infiltrated colloidal crystals;
    Materials Horizons 2 (2015), 434.
  11. Eibach, T. F., D. Fell, H. Nguyen, H.-J. Butt, G. K. Auernhammer;
    Measuring contact angle and meniscus shape with a reflected laser beam;
    Rev. Sci. Instr. 85 (2014), 013703.
  12. Wang, M., H. H. Winter, and G.K. Auernhammer;
    Time and frequency dependent rheology of reactive silica gels;
    J. Colloid. Interface Sci. 413 (2014), 159.
  13. Zhao, J., P. Papadopoulos, M. Roth, C. Dobbrow, E. Roeben, A. Schmidt, H.-J. Butt, G.K. Auernhammer, and D. Vollmer;
    Colloids in external electric and magnetic fields: colloidal crystals, pinning, chain formation, and electrokinetics;
    Eur. Phys. J ST 222 (2013), 2881.
  14. Seto, R., R. Botet, M. Meireles, G. K. Auernhammer and B. Cabane;
    Compressive consolidation of strongly aggregated particle gels;
    J. Rheol. 57, 1347 (2013). DOI: 10.1122/1.4817436
  15. Still, T., Oudich, M., Auernhammer, G. K., Vlassopoulos, D., Djafari-Rouhani, B., Fytas, G., Sheng, P.;
    Soft silicone rubber in phononic structures: Correct elastic moduli;
    Phys. Rev. B 88, 094102 (2013).
  16. Liu, D., D. Wang, M. Wang, Y. Zheng, K. Koynov, G. K. Auernhammer, H.-J. Butt and T. Ikeda;
    Supramolecular Organogel Based on Crown Ether and Secondary Ammoniumion Functionalized Glycidyl Triazole Polymers;
    Macromolecules 46: 4617-4625 (2013).
  17. Kwade, A.; Schilde, C.; Burmeister, C.; Roth, M.; Lellig, P.; Auernhammer, G;
    Micromechanical properties of colloidal structures;
    AIP Conference Proceedings, 1542, 939-42 (2013), DOI: 10.1063/1.4812087.
  18. Chen L. Q., Li C. L., van der Vegt N. F. A., Auernhammer G. K., Bonaccurso E.;
    Initial electrospreading of aqueous electrolyte drops;
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 026103 (2013), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.026103.
  19. D. Fell, N. Pawanrat, E. Bonaccurso, H.-J. Butt, and G. K. Auernhammer;
    Influence of surfactant transport suppression on dynamic contact angle hysteresis;
    Coll. Polymer Sci. 291, 361 (2013), DOI 10.1007/s00396-012-2759-y.
  20. D. Fell, M. Sokuler, A. Lembach, T. F. Eibach, C. Liu, E. Bonaccurso, G. K. Auernhammer, H.-J. Butt;
    Drop impact on surfactant films and solutions;
    Coll. Polymer Sci. 291, 1963 (2013), DOI: 10.1007/s00396-013-2931-z.
  21. L. García-Fernández, J. Cui, C. Serrano, Z. Shafiq, R. A. Gropeanu, V. San Miguel, J. Iturri Ramos, M. Wang, G. K. Auernhammer, S. Ritz, A. A. Golriz, R. Berger, M. Wagner, A. del Campo;
    Antibacterial strategies from the sea: polymer bound Cl-catechols for prevention of biofilm formation;
    Adv. Mater. 25, 529 (2013).
  22. Jennifer Wenzl, Ryohei Seto, Marcel Roth, Hans-Jürgen Butt, and Günter K. Auernhammer;
    Measurement of rotation of individual spherical particles in cohesive granulates;
    Granul. Matter 15 (4), 391, (2013), DOI 10.1007/s10035-012-0383-7.
  23. Ryohei Seto, Robert Botet, Günter K. Auernhammer, and Heiko Briesen;
    Restructuring of colloidal aggregates in shear flow: Coupling interparticle contact models with Stokesian dynamics;
    Eur. Phys. J. E 35, 9805. DOI:10.1140/epje/i2012-12128-4.
  24. M. Roth, C. Schilde, P. Lellig, A. Kwade, and G. K. Auernhammer;
    Colloidal aggregates tested via nanoindentation and simultaneous 3D imaging;
    Eur. Phys. J. E 35, 9801 (2012), DOI 10.1140/epje/i2012-12124-8.
  25. M. Roth, C. Schilde, P. Lellig, A. Kwade, G. K. Auernhammer;
    Simultaneous nanoindentation and 3D imaging on semi-crystalline colloidal films;
    Chem. Lett. 41 (10), 1110-1112 (2012).
  26. M. Anyfantakis, D. Fell, H.-J. Butt, and G. K. Auernhammer;
    Time-dependent dynamic receding contact angles during the flow of dilute aqueous surfactant solutions through fluorinated microtubes;
    Chem. Lett. 41 (10), 1232-1234 (2012).
  27. L. Chen, G. K. Auernhammer, and E. Bonaccurso;
    Short time wetting dynamics on soft surfaces;
    Soft Matter 7, (2011), 9084-9089.
  28. P. Muralidhar, E. Bonaccurso, G. K. Auernhammer, and H.-J. Butt;
    Fast dynamic wetting of polymer surfaces by miscible and immiscible liquids;
    Colloid Polymer Sci. 289, (2011), 1609-1615.
  29. C. Liu, M. C. Lopes, S. A. Pihan, D. Fell, M. Sokuler, H.-J. Butt, G. K. Auernhammer, and E. Bonaccurso;
    Water diffusion in polymer nano-films measured with microcantilevers;
    Sensor. Actuat. B: Chem. 160, (2011), 32-38.
  30. D. Fell, G. K. Auernhammer, E. Bonaccurso, C. Liu, M. Sokuler, and H.-J. Butt;
    Influence of Surfactant Concentration and Background Salt on Forced Dynamic Wetting and Dewetting;
    Langmuir, 27, (2011), 2112-2117; Langmuir, 27, (2011), 5165-5165.
  31. E. M. Sam, Y. Hayase, G. K. Auernhammer, and D. Vollmer;
    Pattern formation in phase separating binary mixtures;
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 13, (2011), 13333-13340.
  32. M. D'Acunzi, L. Mammen, M. Singh, X. Deng, M. Roth, G. K. Auernhammer, H. J. Butt, and D. Vollmer;
    Superhydrophobic surfaces by hybrid raspberry-like particles;
    Faraday Disc., 146, (2010), 35-48.
  33. M. Roth, M. D'Acunzi, D. Vollmer, and G. K. Auernhammer;
    Viscoelastic rheology of colloid-liquid crystal-composites;
    J. Chem. Phys., 132, (2010), 124702.
  34. M. Sokuler, G. K. Auernhammer, C. Liu, E. Bonaccurso, and H.-J. Butt;
    Dynamics of condensation and evaporation: Effect of inter-drop spacing;
    Eur. Phys. Lett., 89, (2010),36004.
  35. M. Sokuler, G. K. Auernhammer, M. Roth, C. Liu, E. Bonaccurso, and H.-J. Butt;
    The softer, the better: fast condensation on soft surfaces;
    Langmuir, 26, (2010), 1544-1547.
  36. B. Ullrich, G. K. Auernhammer, E. Sam, and D. Vollmer;
    Tracer colloids close to an isotropic-nematic domain interface with phase transition-induced solute transport;
    Colloid Surf. A-Physicochem. Eng. Asp., 354, (2010), 298-307.
  37. C. Liu, Y. Liu, M. Sokuler, D. Fell, S. Keller, A. Boisen, H.-J. Butt, G. K. Auernhammer, E. Bonaccurso;
    Diffusion of water into SU-8 microcantilevers;
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys, 12, (2010),10577-10583.
  38. C. Liu, E. Bonaccurso, M. Sokuler, G. K. Auernhammer, H.-J. Butt;
    Dynamic wetting of polyisoprene melts with different end groups;
    Langmuir, 26, (2010), 2544-2549.
  39. R. Pericet-Camara, G. K. Auernhammer, K. Koynov, S. Lorenzoni, R. Raiteri and E. Bonaccurso;
    Solid-supported thin elastomer films deformed by microdrops;
    Soft Matter, 5, (2009), 3611-3617.
  40. L. Zhang, M. D'Acunzi, M. Kappl, G. K. Auernhammer, D. Vollmer, C. M. van Kats, and A. van Blaaderen;
    Hollow Silica Spheres: Synthesis and Mechanical Properties;
    Langmuir, 25, (2009), 2711-2717.
  41. G. K. Auernhammer, K. Fauth, B. Ullrich, J. Zhao, M. Weigand and D. Vollmer;
    Time-resolved X-ray microscopy of nanoparticle aggregates under oscillatory shear;
    J. Synchrotron Rad., 16, (2009), 307-309.
  42. G. K. Auernhammer, J. Zhao, B. Ullrich, and D. Vollmer;
    Frequency dependent deformation of liquid crystal droplets in an external electric field;
    Eur. Phys. J. E, 30, (2009), 387-394.
  43. Y. Hayase, M. Kobayashi, D. Vollmer, H. Pleiner, G. K. Auernhammer;
    Asymmetric oscillations during phase separation under continuous cooling - A simple model;
    J. Chem. Phys., 129, (2008) 184109.
  44. J. Zhao, D. Vollmer, H.-J. Butt, and G. K. Auernhammer;
    Localized instabilities of colloidal motion in ac electric field gradients;
    J. Phys.: Cond. Matter, 20, (2008) 404212.
  45. L. Zhang, M. Kappl, G. K. Auernhammer, B. Ullrich, H.-J. Butt, and D. Vollmer;
    Surface-Induced Ordering of Liquid Crystal on Modified Surfaces;
    Prog. Coll. Polym. Sci., 134 (2008), 39 - 47.
  46. J. Vollmer, G. K. Auernhammer, and D. Vollmer;
    Minimal Model for Phase Separation under Slow Cooling;
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 98 (2007), 115701.
  47. G. K. Auernhammer, D. Collin, and P. Martinoty;
    Viscoelasticity of suspensions of magnetic particles in a polymer: Effect of confinement and external field;
    J. Chem. Phys. 124 (2006), 204907 1 -10.
  48. G. K. Auernhammer, D. Vollmer, and J. Vollmer;
    Oscillatory instabilities in phase separation of binary mixtures: Fixing the thermodynamic driving;
    J. Chem. Phys. 123 (2005), 134511 1 - 8.
  49. Soddemann, T., Auernhammer, G. K., Guo, H. X., Dünweg, B., Kremer, K.;
    Shear-induced buckling of smectic-A: MD simulations vs. analytical theory;
    Eur. Phys. J. E 13 (2004), 141 - 151.
  50. Collin, D., Auernhammer, G. K., Gavat, O., Martinoty, P., Brand, H. R.;
    Frozen-in magnetic order in uniaxial magnetic gels: preparation and physical properties;
    Macromol. Rapid Comm. 24 (2003), 737 - 741.
  51. Auernhammer, G. K., Brand, H. R., and Pleiner, H.;
    Shear-induced instabilities in layered liquids;
    Phys. Rev. E 66 (2002), 061707;
    Inconsistencies in one equation and one figure are corrected in Phys. Rev. E 71 (2005), 049901(E).
  52. Auernhammer, G. K., Brand, H. R., and Pleiner, H.;
    The undulation instability in layered systems under shear flow - a simple model;
    Rheol. Acta 39 (2000), 215 - 222.
  53. Auernhammer, G. K. and Brand, H. R.;
    Thermal convection in a rotating layer of a magnetic fluid;
    Eur. Phys. J. B 16 (2000), 157 - 168.


  • M. Roth, M. Franzmann, M. D'Acunzi, M. Kreiter, G. K. Auernhammer;
    Experimental analysis of single particle deformations and rotations in colloidal and granular systems;
    arXiv:1106.3623v2 [cond-mat.soft] (2011).


  • G. K. Auernhammer, M. Roth, H.-J. Butt;
    Optisches Rastermikroskop mit zwei Scaneinheiten;
    Patent DE-10 2012 101 344.6.

Contributions to conference proceedings

  • Günter K. Auernhammer, J. Zhao, D. Vollmer;
    Driven motion of colloidal particles in external fields: from single particle motion to mean-field behaviour;
    World Congress on Particle Technology WCPT6, (2010).
  • Günter K. Auernhammer, Dominique Collin, Helmut Brand, and Philippe Martinoty;
    Propriétés mécaniques de gels magnétiques uniaxes;
    18ème Congres Français de Mécanique (2007).
  • Günter K. Auernhammer, Dominique Collin, and Philippe Martinoty;
    Physical properties of uniaxial magnetic gels;
    39ème colloque annuel du Groupe Français de Rhéologie (2004), 13 - 16.
  • Günter K. Auernhammer, Helmut R. Brand, and Harald Pleiner;
    Destabilization of a Layered System by Shear Flow;
    Proceedings of the Freiburger Arbeitstagung Flüssigkristalle 29 (2000), V19.