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Dr. Thomas Pfohl


Institute of Physics
Experimental Polymer Physics
University of Freiburg
Hermann-Herder-Str. 3
D-79104 Freiburg
Phone: +49 761 203 97779


Scientific Interests and Expertise

Work Experience and Education

Since 2017      Academic Researcher and Docent, Experimental Polymer Physics, University of Freiburg
2016 – 2017    Research Associate, Biomaterials Research Center (BMC), University of Basel
2009 – 2016    Assistant Professor, Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Basel
2004 – 2011    Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute of Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen
2001 – 2006    Emmy-Noether Research Group Leader, supported by DFG
2000 – 2004    Research Group Leader, Applied Physics, University of Ulm
1998 – 2000    Postdoctoral Researcher, Materials Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara,
                        Prof. Dr. Cyrus Safinya
1995 – 1998    PhD Thesis in Physical Chemistry, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Berlin/Potsdam,
                        Dr. Hans Riegler and Prof. Dr. Helmuth Möhwald
1989 – 1995    Studies of Chemistry at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz


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  • Tuning the hydraulic resistance by swelling-induced buckling of membranes in high-aspect-ratio microfluidic devices. C.-H. Stamp, B. Solomon, F. Lang, E. Mitropoulos, T. Pfohl, Lab Chip

  • Nucleation assisted through the memory of a polymer melt: A different polymorph emerging from the melt of another one. B. Bessif, B. Heck, T. Pfohl, C. M. Q. Le, A. Chemtob, V. Pirela, J. Elgoyhen, R. Tomovska, A. J. Müller, G. Reiter, Macromolecules

  • Bacteria-on-a-bead: probing the hydrodynamic interplay of dynamic cell appendages during cell seperation. N. Sauter, M. Sangermani, I. Hug, U. Jenal, T. Pfohl, Communicatons Biology

  • In situ dissolution and swelling of confined lamellar polymer crystals through exposure to humid air. B. Bessif, T. Pfohl, Y. Alshetwi, E. Khechine, J. Xu, G. Reiter, Macromolecules

  • Primary nucleation in metastable solutions of poly(3-hexylthiophene). T. Wu, S. Chandran, Y. Zhang, T. Zheng, J. Xu, T. Pfohl, G. Reiter, Macromolecules

  • Semi-crystalline poly(thioether) prepared by visible-light-induced organocatalyzed thiol-ene polymerization in emulsion. C. M. Q. Le, G. Schrodj, I. Ndao, B. Bessif, B. Heck, T. Pfohl, G. Reiter, J. Elgoyhen, R. Tomovska, A. Chemtob,  Macromol. Rapid Commun. 43, 2100740 (2022). 

  • Measurements of periodically perturbed dewetting force fields and their consequences on the symmetry of the resulting patterns. K. Roumpos, S. Fontaine, T. Pfohl, O. Prucker, J. Rühe, G. Reiter, Scientific Reports 11, 13149 (2021).
  • Surface-modified elastomeric nanofluidic devices for single nanoparticle trapping. D. Sharma, R. Y. H. Lim, T. Pfohl, Y. Ekinci, Microsystems & Nanoengineering 3, 46 (2021).

  • Self-seeding procedure for obtaining stacked block copolymer lamellar crystals in solution. B. Bessif, T. Pfohl, G. Reiter, Polymers 13, 1676 (2021).

  • Optimization of nanofluidic devices for geometry-induced electrostatic trapping. D. Sharma, R. Y. H. Lim, T. Pfohl, Y. Ekinci, Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 38, 2000275 (2021).

  • Formation of needle-like poly(3-hexylthiophene) crystals from metastable solutions. T. Wu, T. Pfohl, S. Chandran, M. Sommer, G. Reiter, Macromolecules

  • TAD pili play a dynamic role in Caulobacter crescentus surface colonization. M. Sangermani, I. Hug, N. Sauter, T. Pfohl, U. Jenal, mBio (2019).

  • Fully isotactic poly(p-methylstyrene): Precise synthesis via catalytic polymerization and crystallization studies. T. Wu, L. Valencia, T. Pfohl, B. Heck, G. Reiter, P. Lutz, R. Mülhaupt, Macromolecules (2019).

  • Spatially resolved small-angle X-ray scattering for characterising mechano-responsive liposomes using microfluidicsM. Buscema, H, Deyhle, T. Pfohl, A. Zumbuehl, B. Müller, Materials Today Bio 1, (2019).

  • Pneumatically controlled nanofluidic devices for contact-free trapping and manipulation of nanoparticles. M. A. Gerspach, N. Mojarad, D. Sharma, Y. Ekinci, T. Pfohl, Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 35, 1800161 (2018).

  • Monitoring single-cell gene regulation under dynamically controllable conditions with integrated microfluidics and software. M. Kaiser, F. Jug, T. Julou, S. Deshpande, T. Pfohl, O. K. Silander, G. Myers, E. van Nimwegen, Nature Communications 9, 212 (2018).

  • Second messenger-mediated tactile response by a bacterial rotary motor. I. Hug, S. Deshpande, K. S. Sprecher, T. Pfohl, U. Jenal, Science 358, 531-534 (2017).

  • Live cell X-ray imaging of autophagic vacuoles formation and chromatin dynamics in fission yeast. N. Strelnikova, N. Sauter, M. Guizar-Sicairos, M. Göllner, A. Diaz, P. Delivani, M. Chacon, I. M. Tolić, V. Zaburdaev, T. Pfohl, Scientific Reports 7, 13775 (2017).

  • Soft electrostatic trapping in nanofluidics. M. A. Gerspach, Nassir Mojarad, Deepika Sharma, T. Pfohl, Y. Ekinci Microsystems & Nanoengineering 3, 17051 (2017).

  • Gold layers on elastomers near the critical stress regime. B. Osmani, H. Deyhle, T. Töpper , T. Pfohl, B. Müller, Advanced Materials Technologies 2, 1700105 (2017).

  • Live Immunological response to nitroglycerin-loaded shear-responsive liposomes in vitro and in vivoM. Buscema, S. Matviykiv, T. Mészaros, G. Gerganova, A. Weinberger, U. Mettal, D. Mueller, F. Neuhaus, E. Stalder, T. Ishikawa, R. Urbanics, T. Saxer, T. Pfohl, J. Szebeni, A. Zumbuehl, B. Müller J. Control. Release 264, 14-23 (2017).

  • Time-resolved plasmonics used to on-line monitor metal/elastomer deposition for low-voltage dielectric elastomer transducers. T. Töpper, S. Lörcher, H. Deyhle, B. Osmani, V. Leung, T. Pfohl, B. Müller,  Advanced Electronic Materials 3, 1700073 (2017).

  • X-ray micro computed tomography for the visualization of an atherosclerotic human coronary artery. S. Matviykiv, M. Buscema, H. Deyhle, T. Pfohl, A. Zumbühl, T. Saxer, B. Müller, Journal of Physics: Conf. Series 849, 012002 (2017).

  • Liposomes: bio-inspired nano-containers for physically triggered targeted drug delivery. S. Matviykiv, M. Buscema, T. Mészáros, G. Gerganova, T. Pfohl, A. Zumbühl, J. Szebeni, B. Müller, Proc. SPIE 10162, 101620A (2017).

  • Biocatalytic atom transfer radical plymerization in a protein cage nanoreactor. K. Renggli, N. Sauter, M. Rother, M. G. Nussbaumer, R. Urbani, T. Pfohl, N. Bruns, Polymer Chemistry 8, 2133-2136 (2017).

  • Single positively charged particle trapping in nanofluidic systems. D. Sharma, M. A. Gerspach, T. Pfohl, R. Y. H. Lim, Y. Ekinci, Microelectronic Engineering 175, 43-49 (2017).

  • Nanofluidic lab-on-a-chip trapping devices for screening electrostatics in concentration gradients. M. A. Gerspach, N. Mojarad, D. Sharma, T. Pfohl, Y. Ekinci, Microelectronic Engineering 175, 17-22 (2017).

  • Direct observation of alternating stretch-coil and coil-stretch transitions of semiflexible polymers in microstructured flow. N. Strelnikova, M. Göllner, T. Pfohl, Macromol. Chem. Phys. 218, 1600474 (2017).

  • Self-organization on a chip: from nanoscale actin assemblies to tumor spheroids. C.-A. Schoenenberger and T. Pfohl, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for Human Health, B. Müller and M. van der Voorde (eds), Wiley-VCH, ISBN: 978-3-527-33860-3, 191-208 (2017).

  • A self-filling microfluidic device for noninvasive and time-resolved single red blood cell experiments. M. Göllner, A. C. Toma, N. Strelnikova, S. Deshpande, T. Pfohl, Biomicrofluidics 10, 054121 (2016).

  • Tracking single-cell gene regulation in dynamically controlled environments using an integrated microfluidic and computational setup. M. Kaiser, F. Jug, O. Silander, S. Deshpande, T. Pfohl, T. Julou, G. Myers, E. van Nimwegen, BioRXiv, 076224 (2016).

  • Scanning-SAXS of microfluidic flows: nanostructural mapping of soft matter. V. Lutz-Bueno, J. Zhao, R. Mezzenga, T. Pfohl, P. Fischer, M. Liebi, Lab on a Chip 16, 4028-4035 (2016).

  • Reaction front propagation of actin polymerization in a comb-reaction system. A. Iomin, V. Zaburdaev, T. Pfohl, Chaos, Solitons & Fractals 92, 115-122 (2016).

  • Brownian and advective dynamics in microflow studied by coherent X-ray scattering experiments. R. Urbani, F. Westermeier, B. Banusch, M. Sprung, T. Pfohl, Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 23, 1401-1408 (2016).

  • Formation of actin networks emerging in microfluidic concentration gradients. N. Strelnikova, F. Herren, C.-A. Schoenenberger, T. Pfohl, Front. Mater. – Biomaterials 3, 20 (2016).

  • Motility, force generation, and energy consumption of unicellular parasites. A. Hochstetter, T. Pfohl, Trends in Parasitology 32, 531-541 (2016).

  • Characterization of mechano-sensitive nano-containers for targeted vasodilation. M. Buscema, H. Deyhle, T. Pfohl, S. Hieber, A. Zumbuehl, B. Müller, Proc. SPIE 9797, 97970S (2016).

  • Trapping, entanglement and synchronization of semiflexible polymers in narrow asymmetric confinement. Z. Swank, S. Deshpande, T. Pfohl, Soft Matter 12, 87-92 (2016).

  • Preparation of lipid and polymer based gold nanohybrids using a nanoreactor approach. D. Witzigmann, S. Sieber, F. Porta, P. Grossen, A. Bieri, N. Strelnikova, T. Pfohl, C. P. Baschong, J. Huwyler, RSC Advances 5, 74320-74328 (2015).

  • Microfluidics-based single cell analysis reveals drug-dependent motility changes in trypanosomes. A. Hochstetter, E. Stellamanns, S. Deshpande, S. Uppaluri, M. Engstler, T. Pfohl, Lab on a Chip 15, 1961-1968 (2015).

  • Glass-based geometry-induced electrostatic trapping devices for improved scattering contrast imaging of nano-objects. M. Gerspach, N. Mojarad, T. Pfohl, Y. Ekinci, Microelectronic Engineering 145, 43-48 (2015).

  • Real-time dynamics of emerging actin networks in cell-mimicking compartments. S. Deshpande, T. Pfohl, PLOS ONE 10, e0116521 (2015).

  • Optical trapping reveals propulsion forces, power generation and motility efficiency of the unicellular parasites Trypanosoma brucei brucei. E. Stellamanns, S. Uppaluri, A. Hochstetter, N. Heddergottc, M. Engstler, T. Pfohl, Scientific Reports 4, 6515 (2014).

  • Effect of molecular parameters on the architecture and membrane properties of 3D assemblies of amphiphilic copolymers. D. Wu, M. Spulber, F.  Itel, M. Chami, T. Pfohl, C. Palivan, W.  Meier, Macromolecules 47, 5060-5069 (2014).

  • A chaperonin as protein nanoreactor for atom-transfer radical polymerization. K. Renggli, M. G. Nussbaumer, R. Urbani, T. Pfohl, N. Bruns, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 1443-1447 (2014).

  • Understanding biorelevant drug release from a novel thermoplastic capsule by considering microstructural formulation changes during hydration. Z. Misic, R. Urbani, T. Pfohl, K. Muffler, G. Sydow, M. Kuentz, Pharm Res. 31, 194-203 (2014).

  • Translational medicine: nanoscience and -technology to improve patient care. B. Müller, A. Zumbühl, M. A. Walter, T. Pfohl, P. C. Cattin, J. Huwyler, S. E. Hieber, Nano-Micro Interface II – Bridging the Micro and Nano Worlds, Wiley-VCH, ISBN-10: 3-527-30978-0, 291-309 (2014). 

  • Analysis of complex fluids using microfluidics: the particular case of DNA/polycations assemblies. A. C. Toma, R. Dootz, T. Pfohl, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 46, 114001 (2013).

  • Trypanosome motion represents an adaptation to the crowded environment of the vertebrate bloodstream. N. Heddergott, T. Krüger, S. B. Babu, A. Wei, E. Stellamanns, S. Uppaluri, T. Pfohl, H. Stark, M. Engstler, PLoS Pathogens 8, e1003023 (2012).

  • Polymer nanoreactors with dual functionality: simultaneous detoxification of peroxynitrite and oxygen transport. D. Dobrunz, A. C. Toma, P. Tanner, T. Pfohl, C. G. Palivan, Langmuir 28, 15889-15998 (2012).

  • Flow loading induces oscillatory trajectories in a blood stream parasite. S. Uppaluri, N. Heddergott, E. Stellamanns, S. Herminghaus, A. Zöttl, H. Stark, M. Engstler, T. Pfohl, Biophysical Journal 103, 1162-1169 (2012).

  • Hierarchical self-assembly of actin in micro-confinements using microfluidics. S. Deshpande and T. Pfohl, Biomicrofluidics 6, 034120 (2012).

  • Monofunctionalized gold nanoparticles stabilized by a single dendrimer form dumbbell structures upon homocoupling. J. P. Hermes, F. Sander, U. Fluch, T. Peterle, D. Thompson, R. Urbani, T. Pfohl, M. Mayor, Journal of the American Chemical Society 134, 14674-14677 (2012).

  • Small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and wide angle X-ray scattering (WAXS) of supramolecular assemblies. A. Toma and T. Pfohl, Supramolecular Chemistry: From Molecules to Nanomaterials, J. W. Steed and P. A. Gale (eds). John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, 437-450 (2012). 

  • X-ray studies of biological matter in microfluidic environments. S. Köster and T. Pfohl, Modern Physics Letters B 26, 1230018 (2012).

  • Mobility gradient induces cross-streamline migration of semiflexible polymers. D. Steinhauser, S. Köster, T. Pfohl, ACS Macro Letters 1, 541-545 (2012).

  • African Trypanosomes as model system for functional analyses of microbial motility. M. Engstler, N. Heddergott, T. Krüger, E. Stellamanns, S. Uppaluri, T. Pfohl, Nature-inspired fluid mechanics, C. Tropea and H. Bleckmann (eds). Notes on numerical fluid mechanics and multidisciplinary design (NNFM) 119, 43-61 (2012).

  • Droplet based microfluidics. R. Seemann, M. Brinkmann, T. Pfohl, S. Herminghaus, Reports on Progress in Physics 75, 016601 (2012).

  • Imaging of vascular smooth muscle cells with soft X-ray spectromicroscopy. J. Sedlmair, S.-C. Gleber, S. Öztürk, M. Bertilson, O. v. Hofsten, J. Thieme, T. Pfohl, Microscopy and Microanalysis 17, 991-1001 (2011).

  • Gold nanoparticles stabilized by thioether dendrimers. J. P. Hermes, F. Sander, T. Peterle, R. Urbani, T. Pfohl, D. Thompson, M. Mayor, Chem. Eur. J. 17, 13473-13481 (2011).

  • X-ray spectromicroscopy of biomolecular matter and soils. J. Sedlmair, S.-C. Gleber, S. Öztürk, T. Pfohl, P. Guttmann, S. Wirick, J. Thieme, The 10th International Conference on X-Ray Microscopy, AIP Conf. Proc. 1365, 369-372 (2011).

  • PAMAM6 dendrimers and DNA: pH dependent "beads-on-a-string" behavior revealed by small angle X-ray scattering. R. Dootz, A. C. Toma, T. Pfohl, Soft Matter 7, 8343-8351 (2011).

  • The impact of heparin intercalation at specific binding sites in telopeptide-free collagen type I fibrils. D. R. Stamov, T. A. K. Nguyen, H. M. Evans, T. Pfohl, C. Werner, T. Pompe, Biomaterials 32, 7444-7453 (2011).

  • Impact of microscopic motility on the swimming behavior of parasites: straighter trypanosomes are more directional. S. Uppaluri, J. Nagler, E. Stellamanns, N. Heddergott, S. Herminghaus, M. Engstler, T. Pfohl, PLoS Comput Biol 7, e1002058 (2011).

  • Phase behavior of vesicle-forming block copolymers in aqueous solutions. J. Braun, N. Bruns, T. Pfohl, W. Meier, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 212, 1245-1254 (2011).

  • Langevin dynamics deciphers the motility pattern of swimming parasites. V. Zaburdaev, S. Uppaluri, T. Pfohl, M. Engstler, R. Friedrich, H. Stark, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 208103 (2011).

  • Tunable silk: using microfluidics to fabricate silk fibers with controllable properties. M. E. Kinahan, E. Filippidi, S. Köster, X. Hu, H. M. Evans, T. Pfohl, D. L. Kaplan, J. Wong, Biomacromolecules 12, 1504-1511 (2011).

  • Structural and dynamic properties of linker histone H1 binding to DNA. R. Dootz, A. C. Toma, T. Pfohl, Biomicrofluidics 5, 024104 (2011).

  • Direct control of the spatial arrangement of gold nanoparticles in organic-inorganic hybrid superstructures. J. P. Hermes, F. Sander, T. Peterle, C. Cioffi, P. Ringler, T. Pfohl, M. Mayor, Small 7, 920-929 (2011).

  • Dynamics of intermediate filament assembly followed in micro-flow by small angle X-ray scattering. M. E. Brennich, J.-F. Nolting, C. Dammann, B. Nöding, S. Bauch, H. Hermann, T. Pfohl, S. Köster, Lab on a Chip 11, 708-716 (2011).

  • Biophysical Chemistry, D. Häussinger and T. Pfohl, Chimia 64, 874-876 (2010).

  • Preparation of monodisperse block copolymer vesicles via flow focusing in microfluidics. J. Thiele, D. Steinhauser, T. Pfohl, S. Förster, Langmuir 26, 6860-6863 (2010).

  • Analyse, Manipulation und Aggregation von biologischen Makromolekülen im mikrofluidischen Scherfluss. T. Pfohl, Jahrbuch der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen 2009, De Gruyter, 331 (2010).

  • An in vitro model for cytoskeletal confinement. S. Köster and T. Pfohl, Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton 66, 771-776 (2009).

  • In situ formation, manipulation, and imaging of droplet-encapsulated fibrin networks. H. M. Evans, E. Surenjav, C. Priest, S. Herminghaus, R. Seemann, T. Pfohl, Lab on a Chip 9, 1933-1941 (2009).

  • Characterization of single semiflexible filaments under geometric constraints. S. Köster, J. Kierfeld, T. Pfohl, European Physical Journal E 25, 439-449 (2008).

  • An in situ study of collagen self-assembly processes. S. Köster, H. M. Evans, J. Y. Wong, T. Pfohl, Biomacromolecules 9, 199-207 (2008).

  • Hydrodynamic flow-mediated protein sorting on the cell surface of trypanosomes. M. Engstler, T. Pfohl, S. Herminghaus, M. Boshart, G. Wiegertjes, Niko Heddergott, P. Overath, Cell 131, 505-515 (2007).

  • Highly packed and oriented DNA mesophases identified using in situ microfluidic x-ray microdiffraction. T. Pfohl, A. Otten, S. Köster, R. Dootz, B. Struth, H. M. Evans, Biomacromolecules 8, 2167-2172 (2007).

  • Manipulation of monodisperse gel emulsions in microchannels. E. Surenjav, H. M. Evans, T. Pfohl, C. Priest, S. Herminghaus, R. Seemann, The Proceedings of the µTAS 2007 Conference, Eds. J.-L. Viovy, P. Tabeling, S. Descroix, L. Malaquin, 339-342 (2007).

  • X-ray microdiffraction on flow controlled biomolecular assemblies. H. M. Evans, R. Dootz, S. Köster, B. Struth, T. Pfohl, Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Science – Technical Sciences 55, 217-227 (2007).

  • Fluctuations of single confined actin filaments. S. Köster, H. Stark, T. Pfohl, J. Kierfeld, Biophysical Reviews and Letters 2, 155-166 (2007).

  • Visualization of flow-aligned type I collagen self-assembly in tunable pH-gradients. S. Köster, J. B. Leach, B. Struth, T. Pfohl, J. Y. Wong, Langmuir 23, 357-359 (2007).

  • Rapid prototyping of X-ray microdiffraction compatible continuous microflow foils. R. Dootz, H. Evans, S. Köster, T. Pfohl, Small 3, 96-100 (2007).

  • Evolution of DNA compaction in microchannels. Dootz, A. Otten, S. Köster, B. Struth, T. Pfohl, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 18, S639-S652 (2006).

  • Raman and surface enhanced Raman microscopy of microstructured PEI/DNA multilayers. R. Dootz, J. Nie, B. Du, S. Herminghaus, T. Pfohl, Langmuir 22, 1735-1741 (2006).

  • AFM-study of defect-induced depressions of the smectic-A/vapour interface. V. Designolle, S. Herminghaus, T. Pfohl, C. Bahr, Langmuir 22, 363-368 (2006).

  • Microaligned collagen matrices by hydrodynamic focusing: controlling the pH-induced self-assembly. S. Köster, J. B. Leach, J. Y. Wong, T. Pfohl, MRS Proceedings 898E, 0989-L05-21 (2005).

  • Brownian motion of actin filaments in confining microchannels. S. Köster, D. Steinhauser, T. Pfohl, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 17, S4091-S4104 (2005).

  • Microfluidics of soft matter investigated by small angle x-ray scattering. A. Otten, S. Köster, B. Struth, A. Snigirev, T. Pfohl, Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 12, 745-750 (2005).

  • Ordered patterns of liquid crystal toroidal defects by microchannel confinement. M. C. Choi, T. Pfohl, Z. Wen, Y. Li, M. W. Kim, J. N. Israelachvili, C. R. Safinya, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101, 17340-17344 (2004).

  • Application of microfocussing at a non-specific beamline. B. Struth, A. Snigirev, O. Konovalov, A. Otten, R. Gauggel, T. Pfohl, SRI 2003 Proceedings, AIP Conference Proceedings 705, 804-807 (2004).

  • Trends in microfluidics with complex fluids. T. Pfohl, F. Mugele, R. Seemann, S. Herminghaus, ChemPhysChem 4, 1291-1298 (2003).

  • Structural polymorphism of DNA-dendrimer complexes. H. M. Evans, A. Ahmad, K. Ewert, T. Pfohl, A. Martin-Herranz, R. F. Bruinsma, C. R. Safinya, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 075501 (2003).

  • Mikrofluidik mit komplexen Flüssigkeiten. T. Pfohl and S. Herminghaus, Physik Journal 2, 35-40 (2003).

  • Biological polyelectrolyte complexes in solution and confined on patterned surfaces. T. Pfohl, Y. Li, J. H. Kim, Z. Wen, G. C. L. Wong, M. W. Kim, I. Koltover, C. R. Safinya, Colloids & Surfaces A: Physiochemical and Engineering Aspects 198, 613-623 (2002).

  • Selective surface modification in silicon microfluidic channels for micromanipulation of biological macromolecules. Y. Li, T. Pfohl, J. H. Kim, M. Yasa, Z. Wen, M. W. Kim, C. R. Safinya, Biomedical Microdevices 3, 239-244 (2001).

  • Controlled modification of microstructured silicon surfaces for manipulation and confinement of biopolymers and liquid crystals. T. Pfohl, J. H. Kim, M. Yasa, H. P. Miller, G. C. L. Wong, F. Bringezu, Z. Wen, L. Wilson, Y. Li, M. W. Kim, C. R. Safinya, Langmuir 17, 5343-5351 (2001).

  • Influence of the polymer charge density on lipid-polyelectrolyte complexes at the air/water-interface. K. de Meijere, G. Brezesinski, T. Pfohl, H. Möhwald, J. Phys. Chem. B 103, 8888-8893 (1999).

  • Influence of ethanol on the thickness and free energy of film formation of DMPC foam films. J. L. Toca-Herrera, H.-J. Müller, R. Krustev, T. Pfohl, H. Möhwald, Colloids and Surfaces A 152, 357-365 (1999).

  • Ellipsometric chain length dependence of fatty acid Langmuir monolayers. A head-and-tail model. J. G. Petrov, T. Pfohl, H. Möhwald, J. Phys. Chem. B 103, 3417-3424 (1999).

  • Critical wetting of a liquid/vapor interface by octane. T. Pfohl and H. Riegler, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 783-786 (1999).

  • Ellipsometric study of the wetting of air/water interfaces with hexane, heptane, and octane from saturated alkane vapors. T. Pfohl, H. Möhwald, H. Riegler, Langmuir 14, 5285-5291 (1998).

  • Silicon containing structures at interfaces – the wetting behavior of carbohydrate modified Si surfactants on perfluorinated surfaces and the modification of rough metal surfaces by hydrophilic polysiloxane networks. R. Wagner, Y. L. Wu, L. Richter, T. Pfohl, S. Siegel, J. Weissmüller, J. Reiners, M. Stelzle, R. Fröhlich, Chem. Engineering & Technology 21, 172-174 (1998).<172::AID-CEAT172>3.0.CO;2-4

  • Influence of the molecular ordering on the wetting of SiO2/air interfaces by alkanes. C. Merkl, T. Pfohl, H. Riegler, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 4625-4628 (1997).

  • An ellipsometric study of the surface freezing of liquid alkanes. T. Pfohl, D. Beaglehole, H. Riegler, Chem. Phys. Lett. 260, 82-86 (1996).

  • Ellipsometry and X-ray reflectivity studies on monolayers of phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylcholine in contact with n-dodecane, n-hexadecane, and bicyclohexyl. M. Thoma, M. Schwendler, H. Baltes, C. A. Helm, T. Pfohl, H. Riegler, H. Möhwald, Langmuir 12, 1722-1728 (1996).

  • Thermodynamic relation of an insoluble monolayer at the oil/water interface and at the air/water interface in contact with oil. M. Thoma, T. Pfohl, H. Möhwald, Langmuir 11, 2881-2888 (1995).



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