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Prof. Motschmann

•Johannes Reich, HiroshiTamura, Isao Nagaoka, Hubert Motschmann, Investigation of the kinetics and mechanism of low endotoxin recovery in a matrix for biopharmaceutical drug products, Biologicals, Volume 53, P 1, (2018)

• Hofmann, Matthias J.; Motschmann, Hubert; The surface rheological signature of the geometric isomers of an azobenzene-surfactant, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Volume 20, Issue 18, P 12659 (2018)

Hofmann, Matthias; Motschmann, Hubert; Surface rheology and its relation to foam stability in solutions of sodium decyl sulfate, Colloids and Surfaces A-physicochemical and engineering aspects, Volume 532, P. 472 (2017)

• Hofmann, Matthias; Motschmann, Hubert; A parameter predicting the foam stability of mixtures of aqueous ionic amphiphile solutions with indifferent electrolyte, Colloids and Surfaces A-physicochemical and engineering aspects, Volume 529, P 1024 (2017)


• Weikl, Robert; Hofmann, Matthias; Motschmann, Hubert; The influence of highly charged Ce4+-cations on aqueous solutions of SDS, Colloids and Surfaces A-physicochemical and engineering aspects, Volume 505, P. 93 (2016) 

• Matthias Hofmann and Hubert Motschmann, Measurement of the Life Time of Individual Foam Lamella. Review of Scientific Instruments,  Volume 87, Issue 9, Article Number: 094101 (2016)

• Alexander Anton Dietz, Matthias Josef Hofmann and Hubert Motschmann, The role of surface viscosity in the escape mechanism of the stenus beetle, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2016, 120 (29), pp 7143–7147.


• Johannes Reich, Pierre Lang, Holger Grallert, Hubert Motschmann, Masking of endotoxin in surfactant samples: Effects on Limulus-based detection systems. Biologicals, Volume 44, Issue 5, September 2016, Pages 417-422.


• Dominik Stadler, Matthias Josef Hofmann, Hubert Motschmann, Mikhail Shamonin, Automated system for measuring the surface dilational modulus of liquid-air interfaces, Meas. Sci. Tehnol. 27 (2016) 065301, P. 12.


• Robert Weikl, Matthias J. Hofmann, Hubert Motschmann, The influence of highly charged Ce4+ -cations on aqueous solutions of SDS, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 505 (2016) 93–97.

• Stefan Troppmann, Eva Brandes, Hubert Motschmann, Fei Li, Mei Wang, Licheng Sun, and Burkhard Konig, Enhanced Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production by Adsorption of an [FeFe]-Hydrogenase Subunit Mimic on Self-Assembled Membranes, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 554–560.


• Matthias J. Hofmann, Robert Weikl, Hubert Motschmann and Ger Koper, Impact of the imaginary part of the surface dilatational modulus on the splashing behavior of drops. Langmuir 2015, 31 (6), P. 1874 - 1878.

• Eva Brandes; Peter  Karageorgiev, Padmanabhan  Viswanath and  Hubert Motschmann. Breaking the Symmetry of Ions at the Air-Water Interface. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 46, 26629-26633, 20, 2014.

•  Eva Brandes; Christiane Stage; Hubert Motschmann,  Richard Buchner. Is surface layering of aqueous alkali halides determined by ion pairing in the bulk solution?  JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 141, 18, 2014.
• H. Motschmann, M. Hofmann, Physikalische Chemie  -  für die Bachelorprüung (390 pages) Walter de Gruyter, Berlin (2014).


• Peter Karageorgiev, Jordan Petrov; Hubert Motschmann. Why Fluorination of the Polar Heads Reverses the Positive Sign of the Dipole Potential of Langmuir Mono layers: A Vibrational Sum Frequency Spectroscopic Study LANGMUIR  Volume: 29,  4726,  2013.
• H. Motschmann, Ions at Interfaces
Encyclopedia of Applied Electrochemistry, edited by Robert F. Savinell, Ken-ichiro Ota and Gerhard Kreysa (2013).
• Petra Eichenseher, Hubert Motschmann, Maria-Anna Bäuml-Roßnagl
Kann der Studienerfolg durch zusätzliche Tutoriumsangebote gesteigert werden? Fallstudie Chemie – Thermodynamik. Das Hochschulwesen 5/ 2012, 134.
 • P. Viswanath, A. Aroti, H.Motschmann and E. Leontidis. Vibrational Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopic Investigation of the Interaction of Thiocyanate Ions with Zwitterionic Phospholipid Monolayers at the Air-Water Interface, J. Phys. Chem. B, (2009), 113 (44),  14816.
• H. Motschmann, P. Koelsch, Linear and nonlinear optical techniques to probe  ion profiles at the air-water interface, in SPECIFIC ION EFFECTS edited by Werner Kunz,World Scientific Books 2009.


• M. Zharnikov, T. Weidner, F. Bretthauer, N. Ballav, H. Motschmann, H. Orendi, H.; C. Bruhn, U. Siemeling, Correlation between the molecular structure and photoresponse in aliphatic self-assembled monolayers with
azobenzene tailgroups. Langmuir, (2008), 24(20), 11691.

• P. Viswanath, H. Motschmann Effect of interfacial presence of oriented

thiocyanate on water structure. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 112(6),2099-

2103, (2008).

• S. Schmidt, H. Motschmann, T. Hellweg, R. von Klitzing Thermoresponsive

surfaces by spin-coating of PNIPAM-co-PAA microgels: A combined AFM and

ellipsometry study. Polymer. 49(3):749-756, (2008).

• P. Koelsch,P. Viswanath, H. Motschmann, VL. Shapovalov, G. Brezesinski, H.

Moehwald, D. Horinek, R. Netz, K. Giewekemeyer, T Salditt, H. Schollmeyer,

R. von Klitzing, J. Daillant, P. Guenoun Specific ion effects in physicochemical

and biological systems: Simulations, theory and experiments. Colloids &

Surfaces A-Physicochemical & Engineering Aspects. 303, 110, (2007).

• P. Viswanath, H. Motschmann H. Oriented thiocyanate anions at the airelectrolyte

interface and its implications on interfacial water - A vibrational

sum frequency spectroscopy study. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 111(12),

4484, (2007).

• A. Andersen, J. Oertegren, P. Koelsch P, D. Wantke, H. Motschmann

Oscillating bubble SHG on surface elastic and surface viscoelastic systems:

New insights in the dynamics of adsorption layers Journal of Physical

Chemistry B 110 (37): 18466, (2006).

• M. Petrov, B. Minofar, L. Vrbka, P. Jungwirth, P. Koelsch, H. Motschmann

Aqueous Ionic and Complementary Zwitterionic Soluble Surfactants:

Molecular Dynamics Simulations and Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy

of the Surfaces

Langmuir; 22(6), 2498, (2006).

• P. Koelsch, H. Motschmann Relating foam lamella stability and surface

dilational rheology Langmuir, 21 (14): 6265-6269, (2005)

• K.-D. Wantke., J. Oertegren, H. Fruhner, A. Andersen, H. Motschmann

The influence of the sublayer on the surface dilatational modulus

Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 261(3),75-83, (2005),


• M. Schneider, A. Andersen, P. Koelsch, H. Motschmann

Following fast adsorption processes with surface plasmon spectroscopy:

Reflectivity versus Mismatch Tracking

Sensors and Actuators, 104(2):276-281, (2005)

• Koelsch P. Motschmann H.

Varying the counter-ions at a charged interface

Langmuir 21 (8): 3436-3442 (2005).

• P. Koelsch, H. Motschmann

A method for a direct determination of the prevailing counter-ion distribution

at a charged surface

Journal of Physical Chemistry 108(48):18659-18664, (2004).

• P. Koelsch, H. Motschmann

An experimental route to Hofmeister

Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science 9(1-2):87-91, (2004).

• J. Ortegren, K. D. Wantke, H. Motschmann

A study of kinetic molecular exchange processes in the medium frequency

range by surface SHG on an oscillating bubble

Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 272(2):277-280, (2004).

• M. Ferrari, F. Ravera, L. Liggieri, H. Motschmann, Z. Yi, J. Kraegel and R.


Adsorption and surface rheology of n-dodecanol at the water/air interface

Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 272(2):277-280, (2004).

• J. Oertegren, D. Wantke, H. Motschmann

An oscillating bubble device for direct measurement of molecular exchange

processes at the air-liquid interface in the medium frequency range.

Review of Scientific Instruments, 74(12), 5167, (2003).

• M. Coelho, E.P. Vieira, H. Motschmann, H. M¨ohwald

Human serum albumin on fluorinated surfaces

Langmuir, 19(18), 7544-7550, (2003).

• C. Raduege, G. Papastavrou, D. Kurth, H. Motschmann

Controlling wettability by light: illuminating the molecular mechanism.

European Physical Journal A, 10(2), 103, (2003).

• V. Fazio, J. Oertegren, P. Koelsch, D. Wantke, H. Moehwald and H.


New insights in static and dynamic properties of Gibbs monolayer

SPIE Proceedings in Physical Chemistry (2003).

• H. Motschmann, K. Lunkenheimer

First order phase transition in an adsorption layer of a soluble surfactant at

the air-water interface

Journal of Colloid & Interface Science 248(2), 46, (2002).

• C. Flueraru, S. Schrader, B. Dietzel, H. Motschmann,

Phase matched second harmonic generation and cascaded nonlinearity in a

Langmuir-Blodgett inverted waveguide of 2-docosylamino-5-nitropyridine

Journal of Applied Physics, 90, 5469, (2001).

• K. Haage, H. Motschmann, S. Bae, Egon Gruendemann

Amphiphilic Alkyl Dimethylaminopyridinium Compounds -

On the Design of SHG Active Cationic Amphiphiles and their Adsorption


Colloids and Surfaces 183, 583, (2001).

• V. Fazio, L. Komitov, C. Rad¨uge, S. Lagervall, H. Motschmann

Influence of the flow on the anchoring of nematic liquid chrystals

studied by optical second harmonic generation

European Physics Journal E: Soft Matter 5, 309, (2001).

• V. Fazio, V. Zauls, S. Schrader, P. Busson, A. Hult, S Lagerwall,H.


Enhanced phase-matched second-harmonic generation in a ferroelectric liquid

crystal waveguide

Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals 368, 4061, (2001)

• H. Motschmann, R. Teppner

Ellipsometry in Interface Science,

Novel methods to Study Interfacial Layers, edited by R. Miller, D. Moebius,

Elsevier (2001).

• H. Motschmann, H. M¨ohwald Langmuir Blodgett Films

Handbook of Applied Colloid and Surface Chemistry,

edited by Krister Holmberg, John Wiley&sons (2001).

• C. Flueraru, S. Schrader, B. Dietzel, V. Zauls, H. Motschmann, B. Schulz, G.


Organized Organic Multilayer Structures for Frequency Doubling and


Nonlinear Optics, 25, 247, (2000).

• S. Schrader, Flueraru, B. Dietzel, H. Motschmann, L. Brehmer

Second and third optical processes in anisotropic polymer waveguides

Synthetic Metals, 111-112, 603, (2000).

• C. Flueraru, S. Schrader, V. Zauls, H. Motschmann

Sensitivity analysis of ellipsometry applied to uniaxial optical films

Thin Solid Films 379, 15, (2000). 3

• C. Flueraru, S. Schrader, V. Zauls, B. Dietzel, H. Motschmann

Determination of molecular orientation by angular dependence of

second harmonic intensity and second harmonic phase measurements

Optics Communications 182(4), 457, (2000).

• R. Teppner, K. Haage, D. Wantke, H. Motschmann

On the internal structure of an adsorption layer of an ionic soluble surfactant


The build-up of a Stern layer monitored by optical means

J. Phys. Chem. B, 104, 11489, (2000).

• C. Flueraru, S. Schrader, V. Zauls, H. Motschmann, B. Stiller, R. Kiebooms

Ellipsometric and atomic force microscopic investigations on

poly(para-phenylenevinylene) and poly(phenylquinoxaline) thin films

Synthetic Metals 111, 603, (2000).

• V. Fazio, S. Lagervall, A. Hult, H. Motschmann

Phase matched Second-Harmonic Generation in a ferroelectric liquid crystal


Applied Physics Letters, 77, 319, (2000).

• V. Fazio, S. Lagervall, A. Hult, H. Motschmann

Nonlinear optical prope rties of ferroelectric liquid crystal polymers

European Physics Journal E: Soft Matter 3, 245, (2000).

• G. Möller, S. Schrader, H. Motschmann, D. Prescher

Influence of a base electrolyte on the adsorption behavior

of an anionic surfactant as observed by second harmonic generation

Langmuir. 16, 4594, (2000).

• H. Motschmann, R. Teppner. S. Bae, K. Haage, D. Wantke

What do have linear and nonlinear optical techniques

to offer for the characterization of adsorption layers of soluble surfactants?

Coll. Polym. Sci. ,278, 425, (2000).

• R. Teppner, S. Bae, K. Haage, H. Motschmann

On the analysis of ellipsometric measurements of adsorption layers at fluid


Langmuir , 15, 7002, (1999).

• S. Schrader, V. Zauls, C. Flueraru, D. Prescher, H. Motschmann, L. Brehmer

Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Langmuir-Blodgett Multi-layers

from Chromophore Containing Maleic Acid Anhydride Polymers

Materials Science & Engineering C: Biomimetic Materials, Sensors &

Systems, C8-C9, , 527, (1999).

• S. Kucharski, C. Rad¨uge, H. Motschmann,

Novel Nonlinear optical chromophores

New Journal of Chemistry 23, 765, (1999).4

• S. Bae, K. Haage, D. Wandtke, H. Motschmann

On the factor in Gibbs equation for ionic surfactants

J. Phys. Chem. B. 103(7), 1045-1050, (1999).


• U.-C. Boehnke, T. Remmler, H. Motschmann and T. M. Fischer

Partial air wetting on solvophobic surfaces in polar liquids

J. Coll. Int. Sci. 211(2), 243, (1999).

• R. Teppner, H. Motschmann

Changing the anchor density of a swollen polymer brush at the interface of

two immiscible liquids

Macromolecules, 31(21),7467, (1998).

• G. M¨oller, M. Harke, R. Ruhmann, H. Motschmann

Controlling microdroplet formation by light

Langmuir, 14, 4955, (1998).

• M. Harke, H. Motschmann

On the Transition State between the Oil-Water and Air-Water Interface

Langmuir, 14, 313, (1998).

• M. Harke, M. Ibn Elhaj, H. M¨ohwald, H. Motschmann

Polar ordering of smectic liquid crystals within the interfacial region

Phys. Rev. E, 57, 1806, (1998).

• M. Harke, R. Teppner, O. Schulz, H. Orendi, H. Motschmann

Description of a single modular optical setup for

ellipsometry, waveguide modes and their corresponding imaging techniques

Rev. Sci. Instrum., 68, 8, 3130, (1997).

• M. Harke, A. Goebel, D. Prescher, K. Lunkenheimer, H. Motschmann

A critical comparison of adsorption models for soluble surfactants

Langmuir, 23, 6274, (1997).

• R. Teppner, M. Harke, H. Motschmann

Design of a film balance for optical investigations at the oil-water interface

Rev. of Sci. Instrum., 68(11), 4177, (1997).

• G. Kretschmar, J. Li, R. Miller, H. Motschmann

Characterisation of phospholipid layers at liquid interfaces: Harmonic Area


Colloids and Surfaces A, 114, 227, (1996).

• M. Harke, M. Stelzle H. Motschmann

Imaging Nullellipsometry: Imaging on arbitrary reflecting supports

Thin Solid Films, 284, 412, (1996).


• T. L. Penner, H. R. Motschmann, N. J. Armstrong, M. C. Enzenyilimba and

D.J. Williams

Efficient phase-matched second-harmonic generation of blue light in an organic


Nature, 367, 49, (1994).

• R. Reiter, H. Motschmann and W. Knoll

Ellipsometric Characterization of Streptavidin Binding to Biotin-

Functionalized Lipid Monolayers at the Air-Water Interface

Langmuir, 9, 2430, (1993).

• H. Motschmann, T. Penner, N. Armstrong and M. Enzenyilimba

Additive Second-Order Nonlinear Susceptibilities in Langmuir Blodgett

Multibilayers: Testing the Oriented Gas Model

J. Physical Chemistry, 97, 3933, (1993).

• C. Toprakcioglu, M. Ansarifar, M.Stamm and H. Motschmann

Equilibrium and Dynamic Aspects of End-attached Diblock and Triblock

Copolymer Chains

Colloids and Polymer Science, 91, 83, (1993).

• R. Reiter, H. Motschmann, H. Orendi, A. Nemetz and W. Knoll

Ellipsometric Microscopy: Imaging Monomolecular Surfactant Layers at the

Air-Water Interface

Langmuir, 8, 1784, (1992).

• H. Motschmann, R. Reiter, R. Lawall, G.Duda, M.Stamm, G.Wegner and


Ellipsometric Characterization of Langmuir-Monolayers of Hairy-Rod-

Polymers at the Air-Water Interface

Langmuir, 7, 2743, (1991).

• H. Motschmann, M. Stamm and C. Toprakcioglu

Adsorption Kinetics of Block Copolymers from a Good Solvent: A Two Stage


Macromolecules, 24, 3681, (1991).

• H. Motschmann, W. F orner and J. Ladik

Influence of heath bath and disorder in the sequence of amino acids on


Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 1, 5083, (1989). 6


• R. Wagner, H. Orendi, H. Motschmann

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• F. Lohr, E. Vieira, M. Bree, H. Motschmann

Verfahren und Vorrrichtung zur Circulardichroismus-Spektroskopie von

chiralen Verbindungen auf festen Traegern

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• F. Lohr, E. Vieira, M. Bree, A. Welle, A. Pawlik, H. Motschmann

Renaturierung von Eiweißstoffen

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• F. Lohr, E. Vieira, M. Bree, A. Pawlik, H. Motschmann

Verwendung von Polymeren zur Inhibierung der Denaturierung von

adsorbierten Eiweißkørpern

DE-Patentanmeldung 197 22 952.2

• F. Lohr, E. Vieira, M. Bree, A. Pawlik, H. Motschmann

Denaturierung von Eiweißstoffen inhibierende Polymere

DE-Patentanmeldung 197 22 953.0

• A. Thuenemann, E. Vieira, E.P. Hermel, H. Motschmann, H. Moehwald, H.

Schmal, W. Matiasek, C. Sperling, C. Werner

Biokompatible Kolloide mit geringer Zelladh¨asion und aktiver Stablisierung

von Blutproteinen

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