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Publications

Atomic structure in interfaces of bulk metallic glasses with crystals

Atomic structure and energetics of amorphous-crystalline CuZr interfaces: A molecular
dynamics study,

X. Z. Gao, Martin H. Müser, L. T. Kong, and J. F. Li,
Model. Simul. Mater. Sc. Eng. (accepted); (accepted version).



Reducing friction

Solvent induced immiscibility of polymer brushes eliminates dissipation channels,
Sissi de Beer, Edit Kutnyanszky, Peter M. Schön, G. Julius Vansco, and Martin H. Müser
Nat. Commun. 5, 3781 (2014),
DOI: doi:10.1038/ncomms4781
(accepted version and supplementary material).



Test of Persson Theory

Systematic analysis of Persson’s contact mechanics theory of randomly rough elastic surfaces,
Wolf B. Dapp, Nikolay Prodanov, and Martin H. Müser
J. Phys. Condens Matt. 26, 355002 (2014).
DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/26/35/355002
(accepted version).



Single-asperity contact mechanics

Martin H. Müser,
Single-asperity contact mechanics with positive and negative work of adhesion: Influence of finite-range interactions and a continuum description for the squeeze-out of wetting fluids,
Beilstein J. Nanotech. 5, 419-437 (2014).
(accepted version)
Open access: http://www.beilstein-journals.org/bjnano/content/5/1/50



Layering of ionic liquids

Judith Hoth, Florian Hausen, Martin H. Müser, and Roland Bennewitz,
Force microscopy of layering and friction in an ionic liquid ,
J. Phys.: Condens. Matt. 26, 284110 (2014).
(accepted version)
DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/26/28/284110



Landau Theory for PCMs

Matthias Thielen, Razvan A. Nistor, Guillermo Beltramo, Margret Giesen, and Martin H. Müser,
Landau theory for stress-induced, order-disorder transitions in phase change materials ,
Phys. Rev. B 89, 054101 (2014). (accepted version)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.89.054101



Contact area and mean gap

Nikolay Prodanov, Wolf. B. Dapp, and Martin H. Müser,
On the contact area and mean gap of rough, elastic contacts:
Dimensional analysis, numerical corrections and reference data
,
Tribol. Lett. 53, 433–448 (2014).
DOI: 10.1007/s11249-013-0282-z,
arxiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/1311.7547.



Dielectric response functions

Martin H. Müser
Modeling the dielectric response of atomistic and continuous media with the split-charge method,
in Multiscale Modelling Methods for Applications in Materials Science,
IAS Series 19, 115–134 (2013), I. Kondov and G. Sutman (Eds.).
(submitted version)



Dissipation mechanisms for polymer brushes

Sissi de Beer and Martin H. Müser,
Alternative dissipation mechanisms and the effect of the solvent in friction
between polymer brushes on rough surfaces
,
Soft Matter 9, 7234 – 7241 (2013); (accepted version) and (supplementary material).
DOI: C3SM50491C, elected to be a hot paper of July 2013 by RSC



Atomistic battery discharge simulations

W. B. Dapp and M. H. Müser,
Redox reactions with empirical potentials II: atomistic battery discharge simulations,
J. Chem. Phys. 139, 064106 (2013); (accepted version).

DOI: 10.1063/1.4817772, arXiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/1308.3424



Contact electrification

W. Dapp and M. H. Müser,
Redox reactions with empirical potentials I: non-equilibrium contact electrification,
Eur. Phys. J. B 86, 337 (2013); (accepted version).
DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2013-40047-x



Finite-size effects in contacts between self-affine surfaces

L. Pastewka, N. Prodanov, B. Lorenz, M. H. Müser, M. O. Robbins, and B. N. J. Persson,
Finite-size effect in the interfacial stiffness of rough elastic contacts,
Phys. Rev. E 87, 062809 (2013); (accepted version).
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.87.062809



Contact mechanics of LST surfaces

N. Prodanov, C. Gachot, A. Rosenkranz,  F. Mücklich, and M. H. Müser,
Contact mechanics of laser-textured surfaces,
Tribol. Lett. 50, 41-48 (2013); (accepted version).
DOI: 10.1007/s11249-012-0064-z



Friction between laser-patterned surfaces

C. Gachot, A. Rosenkranz, L. Reinert, E. Ramos-Moore, N. Souza, M. H. Müser and F. Mücklich,
Dry friction between laser-patterned surfaces: Role of alignment, structural wavelength and surface chemistry,
Tribol. Lett. 49, 193-202 (2013); (accepted version).
DOI: 10.1007/s11249-012-0057-y



New wear mechanism due to surface instabilities

Sissi de Beer and Martin H. Müser,
Viewpoint: Surface folds make tears and chips,
Physics 5, 100 (2012).
DOI: 10.1103/Physics.5.100.



Contact percolation and leakage

W. B. Dapp, A. Lücke, B. N. J. Persson, and M. H. Müser,
Self-affine elastic contacts: percolation and leakage
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 244301 (2012); (accepted version).
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.244301



Chemical hardness within charge equilibration

M. H. Müser,
The chemical hardness of molecules and the band gap of solids within charge equilibration formalisms,
Eur. Phys. J. B 85, 135 (2012) (accepted version),
DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2012-21081-8.



Velocity dependence of friction

M. H. Müser,
The velocity dependence of kinetic friction in the Prandtl-Tomlinson model,
Phys. Rev. B 84, 125419 (2011); (accepted version), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.84.125419



Cuts through self-affine surfaces

S. B. Ramisetti, C. Campana, G. Anciaux, J.-F. Molinari, M. H. Müser, and M. O. Robbins,
Autocorrelation functions for contour cuts through self-affine surfaces,
J. Phys.: Condens. Matt.  23 215004 (2011); (submitted version). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/23/21/215004



Pseudogap in cuprates

R. A. Nistor, G. J. Martyna, D. M. Newns, C. C. Tsuei, and M. H. Müser,
Ab initio theory of the pseudogap in cuprate superconductors driven by C4 symmetry breaking,
Phys. Rev. B 81, 224301 (accepted version), DOI: 81.224301/PhysRevB.81.224301



Crystallization pressure of phase change materials

D. Shakhvorostov and M. H. Müser,
Effect of dopant size and dopant concentration on the crystallization pressure of phase change materials: The role of local order and non-local interactions,
EPL 93, 36002 (2011); (submitted version).



Transverse interfacial stiffness

C. Campana, B. N. J. Persson, and M. H. Müser,
Transverse and normal interfacial stiffness of solids with randomly rough surfaces,
J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 23, 085001 (2011) (accepted version).
DOI information: stacks.iop.org/JPhysCM/23/085001.



The friction of wrinkles

H. Mohammadi and M. H. Müser,
The friction of wrinkles
Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 224301 (2010),  (accepted version), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.224301



Mechanical properties of zinc and calcium phosphates

D. Shakhvorostov, M. A. Nicholls, P. R. Norton, and M. H. Müser,
Mechanical properties of zinc and calcium phosphates: Structural insights and relevance to anti-wear functionality,
Eur. Phys. J. B 76, 347-352 (2010) (submitted version), DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2010-00193-3



A gold marker technique revealing phase-specific wear

D. Shakhvorostov, P. R. Norton, and M. H. Müser,
A gold marker technique revealing phase-specific wear and sub-surface deformation with nanometer resolution,
Adv. Mater. 22, 2814 (2010) (accepted version), DOI: 10.1002/adma.201000609



Rationalizing phase change materials from elementary principles

M. H. Müser,
Rationalizing phase change materials from elementary principles,
Eur. Phys. J. B 74, 291-302 (2010) (accepted version), DOI:  (10.1140/epjb/e2010-00072-y)



Why thick can be slick

M. H. Müser and D. Shakhvorostov,
Why thick can be slick, (invited commentary)
Science 328, 52-53 (2010) (original), DOI: 10.1126/science.1188086



First principles-based theory of collective creep

M. H. Müser,
First principles-based theory of collective creep (invited commentary)
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107, 1257-1258 (2010), DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0914458107



The crucial role of chemical detail for slip boundary conditions

L.-T. Kong, C. Denniston, and M. H. Müser,
The crucial role of chemical detail for slip boundary conditions: Molecular dynamics simulations of linear oligomers between sliding aluminium surfaces ,
Model. Simul. Mater. Sc. Eng.18, 034004 (2010); doi (10.1088/0965-0393/18/3/034004); (accepted version).



Origin of the isotope effect on solid friction

Y. Mo, M. H. Müser, and I. Szlufarska,
Origin of the isotope effect on solid friction,
Phys. Rev. B 80, 155438 (2009). (accepted version).
DOI information: 10.1103/PhysRevB.80.155438.



Non-bonded force field for the interaction between metals and organic molecules

L. T. Kong, C. Denniston, M. H. Müser, and Y. Qi,
Non-bonded force field for the interaction between metals and organic molecules: A case study of olefins on aluminum,
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 11, 10195-10203 (2009), accepted version.
DOI information: 10.1039/B906874K.



Smart materials behaviour in phosphates

D. Shakhvorostov, M. H. Müser, Y. Song, and P. R. Norton,
Smart materials behaviour in phosphates: Role of hydroxyl groups and relevance to antiwear films,
J. Chem. Phys. 131, 044704 (2009); accepted version, DOI:10.1063/1.3182854



Evidence for electronic gap-driven metal-semiconductor transition in phase-change materials

D. Shakhvorostov, R. A. Nistor, L. Krusin-Elbaum, G. J. Martyna, D. M. Newns, B. G. Elmegreen, X. Liu, Z. E. Hughes, S. Paul, C. Cabral Jr., S. Raoux, D. B. Shrekenhamer, D. N. Basov, Y. Song, and M. H. Müser,
Evidence for electronic gap-driven metal-semiconductor transition in phase-change materials,
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 10907-10911 (2009).
DOI information: 10.1073/pnas.0812942106.



A comparative study of the centroid and ring polymer molecular dynamics

A. Perez, M. E. Tuckerman, and M. H. Müser,
A comparative study of the centroid and ring polymer molecular dynamics methods for approximating quantum time correlation functions from path integrals,
J. Chem. Phys. 130, 184105 (2009); accepted version, DOI:10.1063/1.3126950.



Dielectric properties of solids in the regular and split-charge equilibration formalisms

R. A. Nistor and M. H. Müser,
Dielectric properties of solids in the regular and split-charge equilibration formalisms,
Phys. Rev. B 79 104303 (2009); submitted version.
DOI information: 10.1103/PhysRevB.79.104303.



A norm-conserving diffusion Monte Carlo method and diagrammatic expansion of interacting Drude oscillators

A. Jones, A. Thomas, J. Crain, M. H. Müser, and G. J. Martyna,
A norm-conserving diffusion Monte Carlo method and diagrammatic expansion of interacting Drude oscillators: Application to solid xenon,
Phys. Rev. B 79, 144119 (2009); submitted version.
DOI information: 10.1103/PhysRevB.79.144119.



Correlating cation coordination, stiffness, phase transition pressures, and smart materials behavior in metal phosphates

D. Shakhvorostov, M. H. Müser, N. J. Mosey, Y. Song and P. R. Norton,
Correlating cation coordination, stiffness, phase transition pressures, and smart materials behavior in metal phosphates,
Phys. Rev. B 79, 094107 (2009); submitted version, DOI:10.1103/PhysRevB.79.094107.



Implementation of Green’s function molecular dynamics: an extension to LAMMPS

L. T. Kong, G. Bartels, C. Campana, C. Denniston, and M. H. Müser,
Implementation of Green’s function molecular dynamics: an extension to LAMMPS,
Comput. Phys. Comm. 180, 1004-1010 (2009); ( submitted version),
DOI information: 10.1016/j.cpc.2008.12.035.



How static is static friction?

M. H. Müser,
How static is static friction? (invited commentary)
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105, 13187-13188 (2008), (original), DOI:10.1073/pnas.0807273105.



Elastic contact between self-affine surfaces

C. Campana, M. H. Müser, and M. O. Robbins,
Elastic contact between self-affine surfaces: Comparison of numerical stress and contact correlation fucntions with analytic predictions,
J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 20, 354013 (2008). Download preprint or http://arXiv.org/abs/0804.0062, DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/20/35/354013



Scaling laws of single polymer dynamics near attractive surfaces

D. Mukherji, G. Bartels, and M. H. Müser,
Scaling laws of single polymer dynamics near attractive surfaces,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 068301 (2008)
accepted version, supplementary material,
DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.068301



A rigorous, field-theoretical approach to the contact mechanics of rough, elastic solids

M. H. Müser,
A rigorous, field-theoretical approach to the contact mechanics of rough, elastic solids,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 055504 (2008), accepted version, mathematical appendix.



On the pressure-induced loss of crystallinity in zinc- and calcium-phosphates

D. Shakhvorostov, M. H. Müser, N. J. Mosey, D. J. Munoz-Paniagua, G. Pereira, Y. Song, M. Kasrai, and P. R. Norton,
On the pressure-induced loss of crystallinity in zinc- and calcium-phosphates,
J. Chem. Phys. 128, 074706 (2008) accepted version.



Elucidating the contact mechanics of aluminum silicon surfaces with Green’s function molecular dynamics

C. Campana, M. H. Müser, C. Denniston, Y. Qi, and T. A. Perry,
Elucidating the contact mechanics of aluminum silicon surfaces with Green’s function molecular dynamics,
J. Appl. Phys. 102, 113511 (2007) accepted version.



Atomistic modeling of friction

N. J. Mosey and M. H. Müser,
Atomistic modeling of friction,
Rev. Comp. Chem. 25, 67-124 (2007),
K. B. Lipkowitz, R. Larter, and T. R. Cundari, Eds., Wiley-VCH, New York
Available upon request.



Glassy dynamics, aging in mobility, and structural relaxation of strongly adsorbed polymer films

D. Mukherji and M. H. Müser,
Glassy dynamics, aging in mobility, and structural relaxation of strongly adsorbed polymer films: Corrugation or confinement?,
Macromolecules 40, 1754 – 1762 (2007) (accepted version).



Contact mechanics of real vs. randomly rough surfaces

C. Campana and M. H. Müser,
Contact mechanics of real vs. randomly rough surfaces: A Green’s function molecular dynamics study,
Europhys. Lett. 77, 38005 (2007) (accepted version).



Computer simulations of undercooled fluids and glasses

K. Binder, D. Herzbach, J. Horbach, and M. H. Müser,
Computer simulations of undercooled fluids and glasses,
in Materials for Tomorrow, Eds. S. Gemming, M. Schreiber, and J.-B. Suck (Eds.), pp. 1-32 (Springer, Berlin, 2007).



Theoretical Aspects of Superlubricity

M. H. Müser,
Theoretical Aspects of Superlubricity,
in Fundamentals of Friction and Wear on the Nanoscale, E. Gnecco and E. Meyer (Eds.), pp. 177-200 (Springer, Berlin, 2007)



Theory and simulation of friction and lubrication

M. H. Müser,
Theory and simulation of friction and lubrication,
Lecture Notes in Physics 704, 65-104 (Springer, Berlin, 2006). (reprint, 3.5M).



Interpretation of experiments on ZDDP anti-wear films through pressure-induced cross-linking

N. J. Mosey, T. K. Woo, M. Kasrai, P. R. Norton, G. M. Bancroft, and M. H. Müser,
Interpretation of experiments on ZDDP anti-wear films through pressure-induced cross-linking,

Tribol. Lett. 24, 105-114 (2006). (preprint).



A generalization of the charge equilibration method for non-metallic materials

R. A. Nistor, J. G. Polihronov, M. H. Müser, and N. J. Mosey,
A generalization of the charge equilibration method for non-metallic materials,
J. Chem. Phys. 125, 094108 (2006). (accepted version); (auxiliary electronic material).



Practical Green’s function approach to the simulation of elastic, semi-infinite solids

C. Campana and M. H. Müser,
Practical Green’s function approach to the simulation of elastic, semi-infinite solids,
Phys. Rev. B 74, 075420 (2006) (accepted version).
selected for VJ Nanoscale Sci. & Technol., Vol. 14, Issue 10, 2006.



Possible explanation of the lambda-shape anomaly in polymer surface diffusion

D. Mukherji and M. H. Müser,
Possible explanation of the lambda-shape anomaly in polymer surface diffusion,
Phys. Rev. E 74, 010601 (2006). (accepted version).



On the orientation of lamellar block copolymer phases under shear

B. Fraser, C. Denniston, and M. H. Müser,
On the orientation of lamellar block copolymer phases under shear,
J. Chem. Phys. 124, 104902 (2006) (preprint).



Piezoelectric coefficients by molecular dynamics simulations in the constant stress ensemble: A case study of quartz

D. Herzbach and M. H. Müser,
Piezoelectric coefficients by molecular dynamics simulations in the constant stress ensemble: A case study of quartz,
Comput. Phys. Comm. 174 , 17-23 (2006).
(original article and web-article from CPC, preprint.)



Reibung ohne Kontakt

M. H. Müser,
Reibung ohne Kontakt,
Physik Journal 5 (Nr. 7), 21-22 (2006).



Comparison of model potentials for molecular dynamics simulations of silica

D. Herzbach, K. Binder, and M. H. Müser,
Comparison of model potentials for molecular dynamics simulations of silica,
J. Chem. Phys. 123, 124711 (2005). (preprint).



Energy dissipation via quantum chemical hysteresis during high-pressure compression: A first-principles molecular dynamics study of phosphates

N. J. Mosey, T. K. Woo, and M. H. Müser,
Energy dissipation via quantum chemical hysteresis during high-pressure compression: A first-principles molecular dynamics study of phosphates,
Phys. Rev. B 72, 054124 (2005) (preprint).



Molecular mechanisms for the functionality of lubricant additives

N. J. Mosey, M. H. Müser, and T. K. Woo,
Molecular mechanisms for the functionality of lubricant additives,
Science 307, 1612-1615 (2005); (full version / abstract only).
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  • A theoretical and computational study of superlubricity and the role of the roughness exponent

    M. H. Müser and C. Campana,
    A theoretical and computational study of superlubricity and the role of the roughness exponent, in Proceedings WTC2005 World Tribology Congress III (Eds. R.S.Cowan, J.Tichy, S.Gunsel, J.Knight), paper WTC2005-63868; ASME, New York, NY, 2005. (accepted version).



    Many-body quantum dynamics by adiabatic path-integral molecular dynamics: Disordered Frenkel Kontorova models

    F. R. Krajewski and M. H. Müser,
    Many-body quantum dynamics by adiabatic path-integral molecular dynamics: Disordered Frenkel Kontorova models,
    Comput. Phys. Comm. 169, 426-429 (2005). (preprint).



    Quantum dynamics in the highly discrete, commensurate Frenkel Kontorova model

    F. R. Krajewski and M. H. Müser,
    Quantum dynamics in the highly discrete, commensurate Frenkel Kontorova model: A path-integral molecular dynamics study,
    J. Chem. Phys. 122, 124711 (2005). (preprint).



    Diffusion, elasticity, and shear flow in self-assembled block copolymers

    B. Fraser, C. Denniston, and M. H. Müser,
    Diffusion, elasticity, and shear flow in self-assembled block copolymers: A molecular dynamics study,
    J. Pol. Sci. B 43, 969-981 (2005). (submitted version).



    Calculations of the threshold force and threshold power to move adsorbed nanoparticles

    D. A. Aruliah, M. H. Müser, and U. D. Schwarz,
    Calculations of the threshold force and threshold power to move adsorbed nanoparticles,
    Phys. Rev. B 71, 085406 (2005); (submitted version).
    selected for VJ Nanoscale Sci. & Technol., Vol. 11, Issue 7, 2005.



    On finite-size effects in the simulation of high-pressure, quartz-like structures

    C. Campana and M. H. Müser,
    On finite-size effects in the simulation of high-pressure, quartz-like structures,
    High-Press. Res. 24, 517-523 (2004). (preliminary version).



    On the irreversibility of the pressure-induced phase transition of quartz

    C. Campana, M. H. Müser, J. S. Tse, D. Herzbach, and P. Schöffel,
    On the irreversibility of the pressure-induced phase transition of quartz and the relation between three hypothetical post-quartz phases,
    Phys. Rev. B 70, 224101 (2004); (submitted version).



    Structural lubricity: Role of dimension and symmetry

    M. H. Müser,
    Structural lubricity: Role of dimension and symmetry,
    Europhys. Lett. 66, 97-103 (2004); cond-mat/0311182.



    Quantum creep and quantum creep transitions in 1D sine-Gordon chains

    F. R. Krajewski and M. H. Müser,
    Quantum creep and quantum creep transitions in 1D sine-Gordon chains,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, art. no. 030601 (2004); cond-mat/0305050.



    Lubricants under high local pressure: Liquids act like solids

    M. H. Müser,
    Lubricants under high local pressure: Liquids act like solids,
    Mat.-wiss. u. Werkstofftech. 35, 603-609 (2004).



    Sliding-induced non-equilibrium in confined systems

    M. H. Müser,
    Sliding-induced non-equilibrium in confined systems,
    Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 790, T2.2.1-T2.2.11 (2004); (preprint).



    Nature of instabilities in boundary lubricants and their effect on kinetic friction

    M. H. Müser and M. Aichele,
    Nature of instabilities in boundary lubricants and their effect on kinetic friction,
    in Dynamics and Friction at Sub-Micron Confining Systems, (ACS Symposium Series 882, Eds. Y. Braiman, J.M. Drake, F. Family, and J. Klafter (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004).



    Wie geschmiert: Reibung in der Nanowelt

    M. H. Müser,
    Wie geschmiert: Reibung in der Nanowelt,
    Physik Journal 3 (Nr. 6), 17-18 (2004).



    Atomistic computer simulations of friction between solids

    M. H. Müser and M. O. Robbins,
    Atomistic computer simulations of friction between solids,
    in Nanotechnology Handbook , pp. 717-738
    Ed. B. Bhushan (Springer, Berlin, 2004).



    Friction between polymer brushes in good solvent conditions

    T. Kreer, K. Binder, and M. H. Müser,
    Friction between polymer brushes in good solvent conditions: Steady-state sliding versus transient behavior,
    Langmuir 19, 7551-7559 (2003).



    Statistische Mechanik der Reibung und die Amontons’schen Gesetze

    M. H. Müser,
    Statistische Mechanik der Reibung und die Amontons’schen Gesetze,
    Physik Journal 2 (Nr. 9), 43-48 (2003); (preprint).



    Kinetic friction and atomistic instabilities in boundary-lubricated systems

    M. Aichele and M. H. Müser,
    Kinetic friction and atomistic instabilities in boundary-lubricated systems,
    Phys. Rev. E 68 016125:1-14 (2003); cond-mat/0306091.



    Statistical mechanics of static and low-velocity kinetic friction

    M. H. Müser, M. Urbakh, and M. O. Robbins,
    Statistical mechanics of static and low-velocity kinetic friction,
    Adv. Chem. Phys. 126, 187-272 (2003). Available upon request.



    High-pressure elasticity of alpha-quartz

    M. H. Müser and P. Schöffel,
    Comment on: “High-pressure elasticity of alpha-quartz: Instability and ferroelastic transition”,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, art. nr. 079701 (2003); cond-mat/0009379.



    On the tribology and rheology of polymer brushes in good solvent conditions

    T. Kreer and M. H. Müser,
    On the tribology and rheology of polymer brushes in good solvent conditions: A molecular dynamics study,
    Wear 254, 827-831 (2003).



    Average structure vs. real structure

    M. H. Müser,
    Average structure vs. real structure: Molecular dynamics studies of silica,
    in Particle Scattering, X-Ray Diffraction, and Microstructure of Solids and Liquids , Lecture Notes in Physics Vol. 610, pp. 75-100, K. A. Gernoth and M. L. Ristig (eds.), (Springer, Berlin, 2003); (preprint).



    Atomistic simulations of solid friction

    M. H. Müser,
    Atomistic simulations of solid friction,
    (invited chapter for) Lecture Notes in Physics Vol. 605, Bridging the Time Scales: Molecular Simulations for the Next Decade (Springer, Berlin, 2002); (pdf-preprint).



    Nature of mechanical instabilities and their effect on kinetic friction

    M. H. Müser,
    Nature of mechanical instabilities and their effect on kinetic friction,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, art. nr. 224301 (2002); cond-mat/0204395.



    Frictional drag between polymer bearing surfaces

    T. Kreer, M. H. Müser and K. Binder,
    Frictional drag between polymer bearing surfaces,
    Comput. Phys. Comm. 147, 358-361 (2002).



    On new efficient algorithms for PIMC and PIMD

    M. H. Müser,
    On new efficient algorithms for PIMC and PIMD,
    Comput. Phys. Comm. 147, 83-86 (2002).



    Towards an atomistic understanding of solid friction by computer simulations

    M. H. Müser,
    Towards an atomistic understanding of solid friction by computer simulations,
    Comput. Phys. Comm. 146, 54-62 (2002).



    Comparison of two non-primitive methods for path integral simulations

    F. Krajewski and M. H. Müser,
    Comparison of two non-primitive methods for path integral simulations: Higher-order corrections vs. an effective propagator approach,
    Phys. Rev. B 65, 174304 (2002); preprint: cond-mat/0108183.



    On quantum effects at the liquid fluid transition in Helium

    M. H. Müser and E. Luijten,
    On quantum effects at the liquid fluid transition in Helium,
    J. Chem. Phys. 116, 1621-1628 (2002); cond-mat/0105283.



    On frictional drag mechanisms between polymer bearing surfaces

    T. Kreer, M. H. Müser, K. Binder, and J. Klein,
    On frictional drag mechanisms between polymer bearing surfaces,
    Langmuir 17, 7804 (2001).



    Local order in beta-quartz and the displacive nature of the alpha-beta transition in quartz

    M. H. Müser and K. Binder,
    Local order in beta-quartz and the displacive nature of the alpha-beta transition in quartz: Molecular dynamics studies in the constant stress ensemble,
    Phys. Chem. Miner. 28, 746-755 (2001).



    Tribological behavior of very thin confined films

    M. H. Müser,
    Tribological behavior of very thin confined films,
    Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 651, T4.8.1-T4.8.6 (2001); cond-mat/0012100.



    Elastic constants of quantum solids by path integral simulations

    P. Schöffel and M. H. Müser,
    Elastic constants of quantum solids by path integral simulations,
    Phys. Rev. B 63, 224108 (2001); cond-mat/0009379 .



    Friction laws for elastic nano-scale contacts

    L. Wenning and M. H. Müser,
    Friction laws for elastic nano-scale contacts,
    Europhys. Lett. 54, 693-699 (2001); cond-mat/0010396.



    Material properties of quartz below the Debye temperature

    M. H. Müser,
    Material properties of quartz below the Debye temperature:
    A path-integral molecular dynamics study,

    J. Chem. Physics 114, 6364 (2001); cond-mat/0011137.



    Theory and simulations of friction between flat surfaces lubricated by submonolayers

    M. H. Müser,
    Theory and simulations of friction between flat surfaces lubricated by submonolayers,
    in Fundamentals of Tribology and Bridging the Gap between Macro- and Micro/Nanoscales, pp. 235-240
    Ed. B. Bhushan (Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands, 2001).



    Dry friction between flat surfaces

    M. H. Müser,
    Dry friction between flat surfaces: Wearless multistable elasticity vs. material transfer and plastic deformation,
    Tribol. Lett. 10, 15-22 (2001); ( preprint).



    Simple microscopic theory of Amontons’ laws for static friction

    M. H. Müser, L. Wenning, and M. O. Robbins,
    Simple microscopic theory of Amontons’ laws for static friction,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 1295 (2001); cond-mat/0004494.



    Computer Simulations of friction, lubrication and wear

    M. O. Robbins and M. H. Müser,
    Computer Simulations of friction, lubrication and wear,
    invited review article in Modern Tribology Handbook, pp. 717-765
    Ed. B. Bhushan (CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2001); cond-mat/0001056.



    Path integral Monte Carlo simulation of silicates

    Chr. Rickwardt, P. Nielaba, M. H. Müser, and K. Binder,
    Path integral Monte Carlo simulation of silicates,
    Phys. Rev. B 63, 045204 (2001); cond-mat/0010315.



    Conditions for static friction between flat, crystalline surfaces

    M. H. Müser and M. O. Robbins,
    Conditions for static friction between flat, crystalline surfaces,
    Phys. Rev. B 61, 2335 (2000).