Public Outreach & Press Coverage

  • TV report on a follow-up project on technical application of wetting physics related to the SPP 2171
    Hamburg Journal "Hamburg morgen: Strom mithilfe von Ebbe und Flut" (NDR Mediathek)
  • Article: Wie sich Tropfen bewegen
    Florian Geyer, Patrick M. Seiler, Doris Vollmer and Rüdiger Berger.
    Phys. Unserer Zeit 2, 90-96 (2019)
  • Article: Treffen sich drei Phasen...
    Hans-Jürgen Butt and Rüdiger Berger.
    Physik Journal 20 (4), 29-34 (2021)

Publications associated to the SPP 2171

  • Design of active interfaces using responsive molecular components
    Christoph Buten, Luuk Kortekaas and Bart Jan Ravoo.
    Adv. Mater. 32 (20), 1904957 (2019)

  • Self-similar liquid lens coalescence
    Michiel A. Hack, Walter Tewes, Qingguang Xie, Charu Datt, Kirsten Harth, Jens Harting and Jacco H. Snoeijer.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 124 (19), 194502 (2020)

  • Intermittent flow and transient congestions of soft spheres passing narrow orifices
    Kirsten Harth, Jing Wang, Tamás Börzsönyi and Ralf Stannarius.
    Soft Matter 16 (34), 8013-8023 (2020)

  • Drop impact on hot plates: contact times, lift-off and the lamella rupture
    Sang-Hyeon Lee, Kirsten Harth, Maaike Rump, Minwoo Kim, Detlef Lohse, Kamel Fezzaa and Jung Ho Je.
    Soft Matter 16, 7935-7949 (2020)

  • Dynamics of self-propelled particles passing a bottleneck
    Mahdieh Mohammadi, Kirsten Harth, Dmitry Puzyrev, Tina Hanselka, Torsten Trittel and Ralf Stannarius.
    New J. Phys. 22 (12), 123025 (2020)

  • Gradient dynamics model for drops spreading on polymer brushes
    Uwe Thiele and Simon Hartmann.
    Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 229 (10), 1819-1832 (2020)

  • Precursor film spreading during liquid imbibition in nanoporous photonic crystals
    Luisa G. Cencha, Guido Dittrich, Patrick Huber, Claudio L. A. Berli and Raul Urteaga.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 125 (23), 234502 (2020)

  • Topological point defects of liquid crystals in quasi-two-dimensional geometries
    Kirsten Harth and Ralf Stannarius.
    Front. Phys. 8, 112 (2020)

  • Capillary balancing: Designing frost-resistant lubricant-infused surfaces
    William S. Y. Wong, Katharina I. Hegner, Valentina Donadei, Lukas Hauer, Abhinav Naga and Doris Vollmer.
    Nano Lett. 20 (12), 8508-8515 (2020)

  • Adaptive wetting of polydimethylsiloxane
    William S. Y. Wong, Lukas Hauer, Abhinav Naga, Anke Kaltbeitzel, Philipp Baumli, Rüdiger Berger, Maria D‘Acunzi, Doris Vollmer and Hans-Jürgen Butt.
    Langmuir 36 (26), 7236-7245 (2020)

  • Microdroplet contaminants: When and why superamphiphobic surfaces are not self-cleaning
    William S. Y. Wong, Tomas P. Corrales, Abhinav Naga, Philipp Baumli, Anke Kaltbeitzel, Michael Kappl, Periklis Papadopoulos, Doris Vollmer and Hans-Jürgen Butt.
    ACS Nano 14 (4), 3836-3846 (2020)

  • Phase separation in swelling and deswelling hydrogels with a free boundary
    Matthew G Hennessy, Andreas Münch and Barbara Wagner.
    Phys. Rev. E 101 (3), 032501 (2020)

  • Equilibrium orientation and adsorption of an ellipsoidal Janus particle at a fluid-fluid interface
    Florian Günther, Qingguang Xie and Jens Harting.
    Colloids and Interfaces 4 (4), 55 (2020)

  • A unified numerical model for wetting of soft substrates
    Sebastian Aland and Dominic Mokbel.
    Int. J. Numer. Methods Eng. 122 (4), 903-918 (2021)

  • Adaptation of a styrene–acrylic acid copolymer surface to water
    Xiaomei Li, Simon Silge, Alexander Saal, Gunnar Kircher, Kaloian Koynov, Rüdiger Berger and Hans-Jürgen Butt.
    Langmuir 37 (4), 1571-1577 (2021). PMID: 33439030

  • How a water drop removes a particle from a hydrophobic surface
    Abhinav Naga, Anke Kaltbeitzel, William S. Y. Wong, Lukas Hauer, Hans-Jürgen Butt and Doris Vollmer.
    Soft Matter 17 (7), 1746-1755 (2021)

  • The challenge of lubricant-replenishment on lubricant-impregnated surfaces
    Philipp Baumli, Maria D'Acunzi, Katharina I. Hegner, Abhinav Naga, William S. Y. Wong, Hans-Jürgen Butt and Doris Vollmer.
    Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. 287, 102329 (2021)

  • A ternary phase-field model for wetting of soft elastic structures
    Sebastian Aland and Paul Auerbach.
    Int. J. Numer. Methods Eng. 122 (16), 4114-4128 (2021)

  • Coalescence of islands in freely suspended smectic films
    Zoom H. Nguyen, K. Harth, A. M. Goldfain, C. S. Park, J. E. Maclennan, M. A. Glaser and N. A. Clark.
    Phys. Rev. Research 3, 033143 (2021)

  • Laser-excited elastic guided waves reveal the complex mechanics of nanoporous silicon
    Marc Thelen, Nicolas Bochud, Manuel Brinker, Claire Prada and Patrick Huber.
    Nat. Commun 12 (1), 1-10 (2021). Https://

  • Lattice Boltzmann simulations of stochastic thin film dewetting
    Stefan Zitz, Andrea Scagliarini and Jens Harting.
    Phys. Rev. E 104 (3), 034801 (2021)

  • Frost spreading and pattern formation on microstructured surfaces
    Lukas Hauer, William S. Y. Wong, Azadeh Sharifi-Aghili, Lou Kondic and Doris Vollmer.
    Phys. Rev. E 104, 044901 (2021)

  • Gradient-dynamics model for liquid drops on elastic substrates
    C. Henkel, J. H. Snoeijer and U. Thiele.
    Soft Matter 17, 10359-10375 (2021). Corresponding data can be found on zenodo under

  • Pinning-induced folding-unfolding asymmetry in adhesive creases
    Michiel A. J. van Limbeek, Martin H. Essink, Anupam Pandey, Jacco H. Snoeijer and Stefan Karpitschka.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 028001 (2021)

  • Surface force-mediated dynamics of droplets spreading over wetting films
    Nikolai Kubochkin and Tatiana Gambaryan-Roisman.
    Phys. Fluids 33 (12), 122107 (2021)

  • Wetting at nanoscale: Effect of surface forces and droplet size
    Nikolai Kubochkin and Tatiana Gambaryan-Roisman.
    Phys. Rev. Fluids 6, 093603 (2021)

  • Memory effects in polymer brushes showing co-nonsolvency effects
    Simon Schubotz, Christian Honnigfort, Saghar Nazari, Andreas Fery, Jens-Uwe Sommer, Petra Uhlmann, Björn Braunschweig and Günter K. Auernhammer.
    Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. 294, 102442 (2021)

  • FRET-integrated polymer brushes for spatially resolved sensing of changes in polymer conformation
    Quinn A. Besford, Huaisong Yong, Holger Merlitz, Andrew J. Christofferson, Jens-Uwe Sommer, Petra Uhlmann and Andreas Fery.
    Angew. Chem. - Int. Ed. 60 (30), 16600-16606 (2021)

  • Super liquid repellent surfaces for anti-foaming and froth management
    William SY Wong, Abhinav Naga, Lukas Hauer, Philipp Baumli, Hoimar Bauer, Katharina I Hegner, Maria D’Acunzi, Anke Kaltbeitzel, Hans-Jürgen Butt and Doris Vollmer.
    Nat. Commun 12 (1), 1-11 (2021)

  • The force required to detach a rotating particle from a liquid-fluid interface
    Abhinav Naga, Hans-Jürgen Butt and Doris Vollmer.
    Langmuir 37 (44), 13012-13017 (2021)

  • How frost forms and grows on lubricated micro-and nanostructured surfaces
    Lukas Hauer, William SY Wong, Valentina Donadei, Katharina I Hegner, Lou Kondic and Doris Vollmer.
    ACS nano 15 (3), 4658-4668 (2021)

  • Controllable capillary assembly of magnetic ellipsoidal Janus particles into tunable rings, chains and hexagonal lattices
    Qingguang Xie and Jens Harting.
    Adv. Mater. 33 (8), 2006390 (2021)

  • Antisurfactant (autophobic) behavior of superspreader surfactant solutions
    Bijoy Bera, Ellen H. G. Backus, Odile Carrier, Mischa Bonn, Noushine Shahidzadeh and Daniel Bonn.
    Langmuir 37 (20), 6243-6247 (2021) 

  • One-step synthesis of a durable and liquid-repellent poly(dimethylsiloxane) coating
    Jie Liu, Yuling Sun, Xiaoteng Zhou, Xiaomei Li, Michael Kappl, Werner Steffen and Hans-Jürgen Butt.
    Adv Mater 33 (23), 2100237 (2021) 

  • Capillary torque on a particle rotating at an interface
    Abhinav Naga, Doris Vollmer and Hans-Jürgen Butt.
    Langmuir 37 (24), 7457-7463 (2021)

  • Reconsidering power functional theory
    James F. Lutsko and Martin Oettel.
    J. Chem. Phys. 155 (9), 094901 (2021) 

  • Droplets on substrates with oscillating wettability
    J. Grawitter and H. Stark.
    Soft Matter 17, 9469 (2021)

  • Steering droplets on substrates using moving steps in wettability
    J. Grawitter and H. Stark.
    Soft Matter 17, 2454 (2021).

  • How water wets and self-hydrophilizes nanopatterns of physisorbed hydrocarbons
    Diego Díaz, Ole Nickel, Nicolás Moraga, Rodrigo E Catalán, María José Retamal, Hugo Zelada, Marcelo Cisternas, Robert Meißner, Patrick Huber, Tomas P Corrales et al.
    J. Colloid Interface Sci. 606, 57-66 (2022)

  • Smectic free-standing films under fast lateral compression
    Christoph Klopp, Torsten Trittel, Kirsten Harth and Ralf Stannarius.
    Soft Matter (2022)

  • Self-assembled monolayers of arylazopyrazoles on glass and silicon oxide: Photoisomerization and photoresponsive wettability
    Niklas B. Arndt, Friederike Schlüter, Marcus Böckmann, Thorsten Adolphs, Heinrich F. Arlinghaus, Nikos L. Doltsinis and Bart Jan Ravoo.
    Langmuir (2022)

  • Linear shrinkage of hydrogel coatings exposed to flow: interplay between dissolution of water and advective transport
    Philipp Baumli, Lukas Hauer, Emanuela Lorusso, Azadeh Sharifi Aghili, Katharina I. Hegner, Maria D'Acunzi, Jochen S. Gutmann, Burkhard Dünweg and Doris Vollmer.
    Soft Matter 18 (2), 365-371 (2022)

  • A kinetic model of a polyelectrolyte gel undergoing phase separation
    Giulia L Celora, Matthew G Hennessy, Andreas Münch, Barbara Wagner and Sarah L Waters.
    J. Mech. Phys. Solids (2022)

  • Mechanofluorescent polymer brush surfaces that spatially resolve surface solvation
    Quinn A Besford, Holger Merlitz, Simon Schubotz, Huaisong Yong, Soosang Chae, Max J Schnepf, Alessia CG Weiss, Günter K Auernhammer, Jens-Uwe Sommer, Petra Uhlmann et al.
    ACS nano (2022) (to appear)

  • Cryofouling avoidance in the antarctic scallop adamussium colbecki
    William S. Y. Wong, Lukas Hauer, Paul A. Cziko and Konrad Meister.
    Communications Biology 5 (1) (2022)

  • Capillary-driven flow in corner geometries
    Nikolai Kubochkin and Tatiana Gambaryan-Roisman.
    Curr. Opin. Colloid Interface Sci. p. 101575 (2022) 

  • Variational Approach to Fluid-Structure Interaction via GENERIC
    Dirk Peschka, Andrea Zafferi, Luca Heltai and Marita Thomas.
    J. Non-Equilib. Thermodyn. (2022) 

  • Dynamic wetting of photoresponsive arylazopyrazole monolayers is controlled by the molecular kinetics of the monolayer
    Christian Honnigfort, Leon Topp, Natalia García Rey, Andreas Heuer and Björn Braunschweig.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2022) 

  • GENERIC framework for reactive fluid flows
    Andrea Zafferi, Dirk Peschka and Marita Thomas.
    J. Appl. Math. Mech. (2022) 

  • Model hierarchies and higher-order discretisation of time-dependent thin-film free boundary problems with dynamic contact angle
    Dirk Peschka and Luca Heltai.
    J Comput Phys p. 111325 (2022) 

  • Stick-slip contact line motion on Kelvin-Voigt model substrates
    Dominic Mokbel, Sebastian Aland and Stefan Karpitschka.
    Europhys. Lett. 139 (3) (2022) 

  • Swalbe.jl: A lattice Boltzmann solver for thin film hydrodynamics
    Stefan Zitz, Manuel Zellhöfer, Andrea Scagliarini and Jens Harting.
    J. Open Source Softw. 7 (77), 4312 (2022) 

  • Wetting dynamics under periodic switching on different scales: characterization and mechanisms
    Leon Topp, Moritz Stieneker, Svetlana V Gurevich and Andreas Heuer.
    Soft Matter 18 (36), 6974-6986 (2022)

  • Resolving the microscopic hydrodynamics at the moving contact line
    Amal K. Giri, Paolo Malgaretti, Dirk Peschka and Marcello Sega.
    Phys. Rev. Fluids 7 (10), L102001 (2022). 

  • Spontaneous charging affects the motion of sliding drops
    Xiaomei Li, Pravash Bista, Amy Z. Stetten, Henning Bonart, Maximilian T. Schür, Steffen Hardt, Francisco Bodziony, Holger Marschall, Alexander Saal, Xu Deng, Rüdiger Berger, Stefan A.L. Weber and Hans-Jürgen Butt.
    Nature Physics 18, 713 - 719 (2022).

  • Contact angle hysteresis
    Hans-Jürgen Butt, Jie Liu, Kaloian Koynov, Benedikt Straub, Chirag Hinduja, Ilia Roismann, Rüdiger Berger, Xiaomei Li, Doris Vollmer, Werner Steffen, Michael Kappl.
    Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science (2022). 

  • Deep learning to analyze sliding drops,
    Sajjad Shumaly, Fahimeh Darvish, Xiaomei Li, Alexander Saal, Chirag Hinduja, Werner Steffen, Oleksandra Kukharenko, Hans-Jürgen Butt, and Rüdiger Berger, Langmuir 38, 14635-14643 (2023).

  • Tuning static drop friction,
    Alexandre Laroche, Abhinav Naga, Chirag Hinduja, Azadeh Aghili Sharifi, Alexander Saal, Hyeonjin Kim, Nan Gao, Sanghyuk Wooh, Hans-Jürgen Butt, Rüdiger Berger, Doris Vollmer, Droplet, (2023).

  • Pinning forces of sliding drops at defects,
    Alexander Saal, Benedikt B. Straub, Hans Juergen Butt and Rüdiger Berger,
    Europhys. Lett. 139, 47001 (2022).

  • Nanoscale Capillary Bridges Control the Adhesion of Ice: Implications for Anti-Icing via Hydrophobic Coatings
    Ngoc N. Nguyen, Sina Davani, Ramazan Asmatulu, Michael Kappl, Rüdiger Berger, Hans-Jürgen Butt,
    ACS Applied Nano Materials 5, 19017 - 19024 (2022).

  • Scanning Drop Friction Force Microscopy
    Chirag Hinduja, Alexandre Laroche, Sajjad Shumaly, Yujiao Wang, Doris Vollmer, Hans-Jürgen Butt, and Rüdiger Berger.
    Langmuir 38, 14635-14643 (2022).

  • Adaptation and Recovery of a Styrene-Acrylic Acid Copolymer Surface to Water
    Xiaomei Li, Mirela Encheva, Hans-Jürgen Butt, Ellen H.G. Backus and Rüdiger Berger,
    Macromol. Rapid Commun. 43, 2100733 (2022).

  • Phase separation in wetting ridges of sliding drops on soft and swollen surfaces
    Lukas Hauer, Zhuoyun Cai, Artem Skabeev, Doris Vollmer and Jonathan T. Pham.
    Physical Review Letters 130 (5) (2023)

  • Controllable wetting transitions on photoswitchable physical gels
    Niloofar Nekoonam, Grace Vera, Andreas Goralczyk, Fadoua Mayoussi, Pang Zhu, David Böcherer, Ahmad Shakeel and Dorothea Helmer.
    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2023) 

  • Moving wetting ridges on ultrasoft gels
    Hansol Jeon, Youchuang Chao, and Stefan Karpitschka
    Phys. Rev. E 108, 024611 (2023)

  • Fast-release kinetics of a pH-responsive polymer detected by dynamic contact angles
    Xiaomei Li, Krisada Auepattana-Aumrung, Hans-Jürgen Butt, Daniel Crespy, Rüdiger Berger.
    Chemical Physics Letters 158, 144901 (2023)

  • Kinetic drop friction
    Xiaomei Li, Francisco Bodziony, Mariana Yin, Holger Marschall, Rüdiger Berger, Hans-Jürgen Butt.
    Nature Communications 14, 4571 (2023).

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Preprints associated to the SPP 2171

  • The dynamics of a collapsing polyelectrolyte gel
    Giulia L Celora, Matthew G Hennessy, Andreas Münch, Barbara Wagner and Sarah L Waters.
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2105.06495 (2021)
  • Sharp-interface problem of the ohta-kawasaki model for symmetric diblock copolymers
    Amlan K Barua, Ray Chew, Shuwang Li, John Lowengrub, Andreas Münch and Barbara Wagner.
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2107.04366 (2021)
  • Multiscale perspective on wetting on switchable substrates: mapping between microscopic and mesoscopic models
    Moritz Stieneker, Leon Topp, Svetlana Gurevich and Andreas Heuer.
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2108.00641 (2021)
  • Controlling the dewetting morphologies of thin liquid films by switchable substrates
    Stefan Zitz, Andrea Scagliarini and Jens Harting.
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2112.09770 (2021)
  • On the spinodal dewetting of thin liquid bilayers
    Roghayeh Shiri, Leonie Schmeller, Ralf Seemann, Dirk Peschka and Barbara Wagner.
    WIAS Preprint  (2861), 1–19 (2021) 
  • Structure and scaling laws of liquid/vapor interfaces close to the critical point
    György Hantal, Pál Jedlovszky and Marcello Sega.
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2201.00911 (2022)
  • Smart mechanically tunable surfaces with shape memory behavior and wetting-programmable topography
    Gissela Constante, Indra Apsite, Paul Auerbach, Sebastian Aland, Dennis Schönfeld, Thorsten Pretsch, Pavel Milkin and Leonid Ionov.
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2201.01053 (2022)
  • Edge wetting: Steady state of rivulets in wedges
    Nikolai Kubochkin and Tatiana Gambaryan-Roisman.
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2201.04420 (2022)
  • Gradient flows for coupling order parameters and mechanics
    Leonie Schmeller and Dirk Peschka.
    WIAS Preprint  (2909), 1-24 (2022) 
  • Asymptotic study of the electric double layer at the interface of a polyelectrolyte gel and solvent bath
    Matthew G Hennessy, Giulia L Celora, Andreas Münch, Sarah L Waters and Barbara Wagner.
    WIAS Preprint (2022) 
  • Dynamic wetting of photo-responsive arylazopyrazole monolayers is controlled by the molecular kinetics of the monolayer
    Christian Honnigfort, Leon Topp, Natalia García Rey, Andreas Heuer and Björn Braunschweig.
    ChemRxiv (2022) 
  • Soft wetting with (a)symmetric shuttleworth effect
    C. Henkel, M. H. Essink, Tuong Hoang, G. J. van Zwieten, E. H. van Brummelen, U. Thiele and J.H. Snoeijer.
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2201.04228 (2022). (submitted)
  • Switchable wetting of stimulus responsive polymer brushes by lipid vesicles: Experiments and simulations
    Felix Weissenfeld, Lucia Wesenberg, Masaki Nakahata, Marcus Müller and Motomu Tanaka.
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2203.14797 (2022) 

Original data and other supporting material on Zenodo

The SPP 2171 encourages the publication of research data and supplementary materials to the open-access repository Zenodo.

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