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Dissipation of polymer brushes


Lubrication of biological systems often involves the presence of polymers that are end-anchored to rubbing surfaces. The polymers swell in a solvent to form brushes, which then act as low-viscosity bearings when surfaces slide against a counter face.

In a recent article, featured on the cover of Soft Matter and picked as one of July’s hot papers by RSC, we investigated a commonly (more…)

Proceedings of Hybrid 2013

Proceedings of the Workshop on Hybrid Particle-Continuum Methods in Computational Physics, which was held from March 4-7, 2013, at Forschungszentrum Jülich can now be downloaded as PDFs. The goal of the workshop was to foster the exchange of ideas between the communities working on complex fluids and on complex solids. 65 participants learned about the new developments in hybrid particle-continuum methods from 15 invited and 10 contributed talks as well as from 30 posters.
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Force Fields 2014

We would like to call attention to the workshop Force Fields: From Atoms to Materials, or brief force fields 2014, which will take place November 3-5, 2014 at Forschungszentrum Jülich. The workshop, which is chaired by Prof. Müser, will focus on the development of modern force fields making possible the description of bond breaking, defects, chemical reactions and heterogeneity including interfaces.



Leaks revealed

Our latest published work on leakage through seals was selected as editor’s choice by Physical Review Letters and featured with a focus article. There is also some coverage in the German media (Tagesspiegel, Scinexx).