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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).

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).

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).


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).

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).

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).

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).

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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).


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).

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).

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).


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).

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).

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).

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).

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)., Cover

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).
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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

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

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).

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).
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).

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