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PUBLICATIONS

2023

38. M. Lallemang, C. O. Akintayo, C. Wenzel, W. Chen, L. Sielaff, A. Ripp, H. J. Jessen, B. N. Balzer, A. Walther* & T. Hugel*

Hierarchical mechanical transduction of precision-engineered DNA hydrogels with sacrificial bonds

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 15 (51), 59714 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.3c15135

37. K. Dai, M. D. Pol, L. Saile, A. Sharma, B. Liu, R. Thomann, J. L. Trefs, D. Qiu, S. Moser, S. Wiesler, B. N. Balzer, T. Hugel, H. J. Jessen & C. G. Pappas*

Spontaneous and selective peptide elongation in water driven by aminoacyl phosphate esters and phase changes

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 145 (48), 26086 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.3c07918

36. M. Ibrahim, C. Wenzel, M. Lallemang, B. N. Balzer* & N. Schwierz*

Adsorbing DNA to mica by cations: influence of valency and ion type

Langmuir,  39 (44), 15553 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.3c01835

 

35. F. J. Gatti*, W. Cai, R. Herzog, A. Gharavian, A. Kailer, N. Baltes, P. Rabenecker, P. Mörchel, B. N. Balzer*, T. Amann & J. Rühe

Investigation of programmable friction with ionic liquid mixtures at the nano- and macroscales

Lubricants, 11(9), 376 (2023). https://doi.org/10.3390/lubricants11090376

34. M. Ibrahim, C. Wenzel, M. Lallemang, B. N. Balzer* & N. Schwierz*

Adsorbing DNA to mica by cations: influence of the valency and ion type

bioRxiv (2023). https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.06.30.547224

33. K. Dai, M. D. Pol, L. Saile, A. Sharma, B. Liu, R. Thomann, J. L. Trefs, D. Qiu, S. Moser, S. Wiesler, B. N. Balzer, T. Hugel, H. J. Jessen & C. G. Pappas*

Systems chemistry of aminoacyl phosphates: spontaneous and selective peptide oligomerisation in water driven by phase changes 

chemRxiv (2023). https://doi.org/10.26434/chemrxiv-2023-lg3cw

32. W. Cai, M. Jäger, J. T. Bullerjahn, T. Hugel, S. Wolf* & B. N. Balzer*
Anisotropic friction in a ligand-protein complex
Nano Lett., 23 (10), 4111 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.2c04632

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31. W. Cai, J.L. Trefs, T. Hugel & B.N. Balzer*

Anisotropy of π–π stacking as basis for superlubricity

ACS Mater. Lett., 5 (1), 172 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1021/acsmaterialslett.2c00974

​2022

30. M. Marczynski, T. M. Lutz, R. Schlatterer, M. Henkel, B. N. Balzer & O. Lieleg*

Contamination with black carbon nanoparticles alters the selective permeability of mucin hydrogels: Implications for molecular transport across mucosal barriers

ACS Appl. Nano Mater., 5 (11), 16955 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.2c03887

29. L. Gemmer, Q. Hu, B. Niebuur, T. Kraus, B. N. Balzer & M. Gallei*

A block copolymer templated approach for the preparation of nanoporous polymer structures and cellulose fiber hybrids by ozone treatment

Polym. Chem., 13, 4028 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1039/D2PY00562J

28. M. Tschaikowsky, S. Brander, V. Barth, R. Thomann, B. Rolauffs, B.N. Balzer* & T. Hugel*
The articular cartilage surface is impaired by a loss of thick collagen fibers and formation of type I collagen in early osteoarthritis
Acta Biomaterialia, 146, 274 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2022.04.036

 

27. W. Cai, J.T. Bullerjahn, M. Lallemang, K. Kroy, B.N. Balzer* & T. Hugel*
Angle-dependent strength of a single chemical bond by stereographic force spectroscopy
Chem. Sci., 13, 5734 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1039/D2SC01077A

26. A. Goralczyk, M. Zhu, F. Mayoussi, M. Lallemang, M. Tschaikowsky, A. Warmbold, S. Caliaro, F. Tauber, B. N. Balzer, F. Kotz-Helmer, D. Helmer* & B. E. Rapp
Study of repellence on polymeric surfaces with two individually adjustable pore hierarchies
Chemical Engineering Journal, 135287 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2022.135287


25. M. Lallemang, L. Yu, W. Cai, K. Rischka, A. Hartwig, R. Haag, T. Hugel* & B. N. Balzer*

Multivalent non-covalent interactions lead to strongest polymer adhesion

Nanoscale14, 3768 (2022). https://dx.doi.org/10.1039/D1NR08338D

24. A. Baldwin, M. Hartl, M. Tschaikowsky, B.N. Balzer & B.W. Booth*
Degradation and release of tannic acid from an injectable tissue regeneration bead matrix in vivo
J. Biomed. Mater. Res., 110, 1165  (2022). https://doi.org/10.1002/jbm.b.34990

23. F. V. Frieß, Q. Hu, J. Mayer, L. Gemmer, V. Presser, B. N. Balzer* & M. Gallei*
Nanoporous block copolymer membranes with enhanced solvent resistance via UV-mediated cross-linking strategies

Macromol. Rapid Commun., 43, 2100632 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1002/marc.202100632, Cover

2021
22. M. Tschaikowsky, T. Neumann, S. Brander, H. Haschke, B. Rolauffs, B.N. Balzer & T. Hugel*
Hybrid fluorescence-AFM explores articular surface degeneration in early osteoarthritis across length scales

Acta Biomaterialia, 126, 315 (2021). 
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2021.03.034

21. M. Tschaikowsky, M. Selig, S. Brander, B.N. Balzer, T. Hugel* & B. Rolauffs*
Proof-of-concept for the detection of early osteoarthritis pathology by clinically applicable endomicroscopy and quantitative AI-supported optical biopsy

Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 29 (2), 269 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2020.10.003

20. H. Wang, M. Lallemang, B. Hermann, C. Wallin, R. Loch, A. Blanc, B.N. Balzer, T. Hugel & J. Luo*
ATP impedes the inhibitory effect of Hsp90 on Aβ40 fibrillation
J. Mol. Biol., 433 (2), 166717 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmb.2020.11.016

 
2020
19. A. Kolberg, C. Wenzel, T. Hugel, M. Gallei & B.N. Balzer*
Covalent attachment of single molecules for AFM-based force spectroscopy
J. Vis. Exp., 157, e60934 (2020). https://doi.org/10.3791/60934

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18. M. Marczynski, B.N. Balzer, K. Jiang, T. M. Lutz, T. Crouzier & O. Lieleg*
Charged glycan residues critically contribute to the adsorption and lubricity of mucins
Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 187, 110614 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfb.2019.110614
 
2019
17. M. Tschaikowsky, S. Brander, B.N. Balzer, B. Rolauffs* & T. Hugel*
Proof-of-concept for the detection of early osteoarthritis pathology by endomicroscopy
bioRxiv (2019). https://doi.org/10.1101/734368

 
16. A. Kolberg, C. Wenzel, K. Hackenstrass, R. Schwarzl, C. Rüttiger, T. Hugel*, M. Gallei, R.R. Netz* & B.N. Balzer*
Opposing temperature dependence of the stretching response of single PEG and PNiPAM polymers
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 141 (29), 11603 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.9b04383

 
15. H. Schäfer, A. Kolberg, M. Gockeln, R. Kun, B.N. Balzer & K. Koschek*
Influence of free PCL in PCL/PBA-a copolymers and blends on morphology, thermo-mechanical and shape memory properties
Polymer Testing, 77, 105888 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymertesting.2019.05.004

 
2017
14. B. Winkeljann, K. Boettcher, B.N. Balzer & O. Lieleg*
Mucin coatings prevent tissue damage at the cornea-contact lens interface
Adv. Mater. Interfaces, 4 (19), 1700186 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.201700186

 
2016
13. B.N. Balzer & T. Hugel*
Single-molecule detection and manipulation. In: Saleem Hashmi (editor-in-chief)
Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, Elsevier,  Oxford, pp. 1-19 (2016).

 
2014
12. B.N. Balzer, S. Kienle, M. Gallei, R. v. Klitzing, M. Rehahn & T. Hugel*
Stick-slip mechanisms at the nanoscale
Soft Materials, 12 (1), 106 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1080/1539445X.2014.945039


11. S. Kienle, M. Gallei, H. Yu, B. Zhang, S. Krysiak, B.N. Balzer, M. Rehahn, A.D. Schlüter & T. Hugel*
Effect of molecular architecture on single polymer adhesion
Langmuir, 30 (15), 4351 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1021/la500783n

 
10. J. Elbert, F. Krohm, C. Rüttiger, S. Kienle, H. Didzoleit, B.N. Balzer, T. Hugel, B. Stühn, M. Gallei* & A. Brunsen*
Polymer-modified mesoporous silica thin films for redox-mediated selective membrane gating
Adv. Funct. Mater., 24 (11), 1591 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201302304

 
2013
9. B.N. Balzer, M. Gallei, K. Sondergeld, M. Schindler, P. Müller-Buschbaum, M. Rehahn & T. Hugel*
Cohesion mechanisms of polystyrene-based thin polymer films
Macromolecules, 46 (18), 7406 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1021/ma401173y

 
8. B.N. Balzer, S. Micciulla, S. Dodoo, M. Zerball, M. Gallei, M Rehahn, R. v. Klitzing & T. Hugel*
Adhesion property profiles of supported thin polymer films
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 5 (13), 6300 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1021/am4013424

 
7. B.N. Balzer, M. Gallei, M. Hauf, M. Stallhofer, L. Wiegleb, A. Holleitner, M. Rehahn & T. Hugel*
Nanoscale friction mechanisms at solid-liquid interfaces
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52 (25), 6541 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201301255

 
6. B.N. Balzer, M. Gallei, M. Hauf, M. Stallhofer, L. Wiegleb, A. Holleitner, M. Rehahn & T. Hugel*
Reibungsmechanismen auf der Nanoskala an Fest-flüssig-Grenzflächen
Angew. Chem., 2013, 125, 6670 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1002/ange.201301255


5. S. Dodoo, B.N. Balzer, T. Hugel, A. Laschewsky & R. v. Klitzing*
Effect of ionic strength and layer number on swelling of polyelectrolyte multilayers in water vapour
Soft Materials, 11 (2), 157 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1080/1539445X.2011.607203

 
4. B.N. Balzer & M. Gallei
Das reibt sich gut: Rasterkraftmikroskopie am Einzelmolekül
GIT Labor-Fachzeitschrift, 57, 710 (2013).

 
2012
3. N. Schwierz, D. Horinek, S. Liese, T. Pirzer, B.N. Balzer, T. Hugel & R.R. Netz*
On the relationship between peptide adsorption resistance and surface contact angle: a combined experimental and simulation single-molecule study
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134 (48), 19628 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1021/ja304462u

2. B.N. Balzer & T. Hugel*
Surface & Interface Characterization: Single molecule detection and manipulation
Polymer Science: A Comprehensive Reference, 
Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 629-645 (2012).
 
2009
1. M. Geisler, B.N. Balzer & T. Hugel*
Polymer adhesion at the solid-liquid interface probed by a single-molecule force sensor
Small, 5 (24), 2864 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.200901237

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