Structure, thermodynamics and mobility of molecular assemblies in mesoporous solids

X-ray pole figure of the linear 1-alcohol C19H37OH crystallized in mesoporous silicon (mean pore diamter 10 nm).

 

Relevant Publications:

A ferroelectric liquid crystal confined in cylindrical nanopores: Reversible smectic layer buckling, enhanced light rotation and extremely fast electro-optically active Goldstone excitations
Mark Busch, Andriy V. Kityk, Wiktor Piecek, Tommy Hofmann, Dirk Wallacher, Sylwia Calus, Przemyslaw Kula, Martin Steinhart, Manfred Eich, Patrick Huber
Nanoscale (2017).

Adsorption-induced deformation of nanoporous materials - A review
Gennady Gor, Patrick Huber, Noam Bernstein
Applied Physics Reviews 4, 011303 (2017). 

Dynamic mechanical analysis of supercooled water in nanoporous confinement
Viktor Soprunyuk, Wilfried Schranz, and Patrick Huber
Europhysics Letters (EPL) 115, 46001 (2016).

Chiral phases of a confined cholesteric liquid crystal: Anchoring-dependent helical and smectic self-assembly in nanochannels 
Sylwia Calus, Mark Busch, Andriy V. Kityk, Wiktor Piecek, and Patrick Huber
Journal of Physical Chemistry C 120, 11727-11738 (2016).

Formation of Periodically Arranged Nanobubbles in Mesopores: Capillary Bridge Formation and Cavitation during Sorption and Solidification in an Hierarchical Porous SBA-15 Matrix 
Tommy Hofmann, Dirk Wallacher, Jan Perlich, Saratlal Koyiloth Vayalil, and Patrick Huber
Langmuir 32, 2928 (2016).

pH-Dependent Selective Protein Adsorption into Mesoporous Silica 
Sebastian Moerz and Patrick Huber
Journal of Physical Chemistry C 119 27072 (2015).

Thermotropic interface and core relaxation dynamics of liquid crystals in tubular silica nano channels: A dielectric spectroscopy study [pdf]
Sylwia Calus, Lech Borowik, Andriy V. Kityk, Manfred Eich, Mark Busch, and Patrick Huber
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17, 22115 (2015).

High-resolution dielectric study reveals pore-size dependent orientational order of a discotic liquid crystal confined in tubular nanopores [pdf]
Sylwia Calus, Andriy V. Kityk, Lech Borowik, Ronan Lefort, Denis Morineau, Christina Krause, Andreas Schönhals, Mark Busch, and Patrick Huber
Physical Review E 92, 012503 (2015).

Elastic response of mesoporous silicon to capillary pressures in the pores [pdf]
Gennady Gor, Luca Bertinetti, Noam Bernstein, Peter Fratzl, and Patrick Huber
Applied Physics Letters 106, 261901 (2015).

Soft matter in hard confinement: phase transition thermodynamics, structure, texture, diffusion and flow in nanoporous media
Patrick Huber
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 27, 103102 (2015).

Inhomogeneous relaxation dynamics of a liquid crystal confined in a nanoporous solid
Sylwia Calus, Andriy V. Kityk, Manfred Eich, and Patrick Huber
Soft Matter 11, 3176 (2015).

Molecular ordering of the discotic liquid crystal HAT6 confined in mesoporous solids
Sylvia Calus, Andriy V. Kityk, Patrick Huber
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 197, 26 (2014).

Paranematic-to-nematic ordering of a binary mixture of rodlike liquid crystals confined in cylindrical nanochannels
[pdf]
S. Całus, B. Jabłońska, M. Busch, D. Rau, P. Huber, A.V. Kityk
Physical Review E 89, 06251 (2014).

Spatial Variation of Molecular Dynamics in the Nano-Confined Glass-Former Methanol
Andriy V. Kityk, Patrick Huber, Rolf Pelster, and Klaus Knorr
Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118, 12548-12554 (2014).

Thermotropic orientational order of discotic liquid crystals in nanochannels: an optical polarimetry study and a Landau-de Gennes analysis
Andriy V. Kityk, Mark Busch, Daniel Rau, Sylvia Calus, Caroline V. Cerclier, Ronan Lefort, Denis Morineau, Eric Grelet, Christina Krause, Andreas, Schönhals, Bernhard Frick, Patrick Huber
Soft Matter 10, 4522 (2014).

Protein Adsorption into Mesopores: A Combination of Electrostatic Interaction, Counterion Release, and van der Waals Forces [pdf]
Sebastian T. Moerz and Patrick Huber
Langmuir 30, 2729–2737 (2014).

Solid phases of spatially nanoconfined oxygen: A neutron scattering study [pdf]
Danny Kojda, Dirk Wallacher, Simon Baudoin, Thomas Hansen, Patrick Huber and Tommy Hofmann
Journal of Chemical Physics 140, 024705 (2014).

Vibrational Density of States of Triphenylene Based Discotic Liquid Crystals: Dependence on the Length of the Alkyl Chain [pdf]
A. Schönhals, C. Krause, R. Zorn, F. Emmerling, B. Frick, P. Huber, J. Falkenhagen
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 16, 7324-7333 (2014).

Thermotropic nematic order upon nanocapillary filling [pdf]
Patrick Huber, Mark Busch, Sylwia Całus and Andriy V. Kityk
Physical Review E 87, 042502 (2013).

Structure and phase behavior of a discotic columnar liquid crystal confined in nanochannels
Carole V Cerclier, Makha Ndao, Remi Busselez, Ronan Lefort, Eric Grelet, Patrick Huber, Andriy V Kityk, Andreas Schönhals and Denis Morineau
Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116(35), 18990 (2012).

Capillary Condensation, Freezing, and Melting in Silica Nanopores: A Sorption Isotherm and Scanning Calorimetry Study on Nitrogen in Mesoporous SBA-15 [pdf]
Sebastian T. Moerz, Klaus Knorr, and Patrick Huber
Physical Review B 85, 075403 (2012).

Molecular dynamics of n-hexane: A quasi-elastic neutron scattering study on the bulk and spatially nanochannel-confined liquid [pdf]
Tommy Hofmann, Dirk Wallacher, Maria Mayorova, Reiner Zorn, Bernhard Frick and Patrick Huber
Journal of Chemical Physics 136(12):124505 (2012).

Thermotropic Nematic and Smectic Order in Silica Glass Nanochannels [pdf]
Andriy V. Kityk und Patrick Huber
Applied Physics Letters 97, 153124 (2010).

Evidence of a Sticky Boundary Layer in Nanochannels: A Neutron Spin Echo Study of n-Hexatriacontane and Poly(ethylene oxide) Confined in Porous Silicon
André Kusmin, Simon Gruener, Anke Henschel, Nicolas de Souza, Jürgen Allgaier, Dieter Richter, and Patrick Huber
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 1, 3116 (2010).

Polymer Dynamics in Nanochannels of Porous Silicon: A Neutron Spin Echo Study [pdf]
André Kusmin, Simon Gruener, Anke Henschel, Nicolas de Souza, Jürgen Allgaier, Dieter Richter, and Patrick Huber
Macromolecules 43, 8162 (2010).

Collective molecular orientation of a calamitic liquid crystal (12 CB) confined in alumina nanochannels [pdf]
Gilbert Chahine, Andriy V. Kityk, Nathalie Démarest, Fabien Jean, Klaus Knorr, Patrick Huber, Ronan Lefort, Jean-Marc Zanotti, and Denis Morineau
Physical Review E 82, 011706 (2010).

Polymorphism of the glass former ethanol confined in mesoporous silicon [pdf]
Anke Henschel, Klaus Knorr, and Patrick Huber
Philosophical Magazine Letters 90, 481 (2010).

Criticality of an isotropic-to-smectic transition induced by anisotropic quenched disorder [pdf]
Gilbert Chahine, Andriy Kityk, Klaus Knorr, Ronan Lefort, Mohammed Guendouz, and Patrick Huber
Physical Review E 81, 031703 (2010).

Liquid n-hexane condensed in silica nanochannels: A combined optical birefringence and vapor sorption isotherm study [pdf]
Andriy V. Kityk, Klaus Knorr, and Patrick Huber
Physical Review B 80, 035421 (2009).

Preferred orientation of n-hexane crystallized in silicon nanochannels: A combined x-ray diffraction and sorption isotherm study [pdf]
Anke Henschel, Pushpendra Kumar, Tommy Hofmann, Klaus Knorr, and Patrick Huber
Physical Review E 79, 032601 (2009).

Phase transitions and molecular dynamics of n-hexadecanol confined in silicon nanochannels [pdf]
René Berwanger, Anke Henschel, Klaus Knorr, Patrick Huber, and Rolf Pelster
Physical Review B 79, 125442 (2009).

Continuous paranematic-to-nematic ordering transitions of liquid crystals in tubular silica nanochannels [pdf]
Andriy V. Kityk, Matthias Wolff, Klaus Knorr, Denis Morineau, Ronan Lefort, and Patrick Huber
Physical Review Letters 101, 187801 (2008).

Melting and freezing of argon in a granular packing of linear mesopore arrays
Christof Schaefer, Tommy Hofmann, Dirk Wallacher, Patrick Huber and Klaus Knorr
Physical Review Letters 100, 175701 (2008).

Crystallization of medium length 1-alcohols in mesoporous silicon: An X-ray diffraction study
Anke Henschel, Patrick Huber and Klaus Knorr
Physical Review E 77, 042602 (2008).

Condensed Matter in Spatially Confined Geometries: From the structural-thermodynamical state to hydrodynamic transport phenomena
Patrick Huber
Habilitation Thesis, Saarland University (2007).

Preferred orientations and stability of medium length n-alkanes solidified in mesoporous silicon
Anke Henschel, Tommy Hofmann, Patrick Huber and Klaus Knorr
Physical Review E 75, 021607 (2007).

Structural transformations of even-numbered n-alkanes confined in mesopores
Patrick Huber, Viktor Soprunyuk and Klaus Knorr
Physical Review E 74, 031610 (2006).

Quenching of lamellar ordering in an n-alkane embedded in nanopores
Patrick Huber, Dirk Wallacher, Johann Albers and Klaus Knorr
Europhysics Letters 65, 351 (2004).

How do rod-like molecules freeze and arrange in mesopores ?
Patrick Huber, Dirk Wallacher, Tommy Hofmann and Klaus Knorr
Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter 15, S309 (2003).

Solid N2 and CO in nanoporous glasses
Patrick Huber, Dirk Wallacher and Klaus Knorr
Physical Review B 60, 12666 (1999).

Adsorption-desorption isotherms and x-ray diffraction of Ar condensed into a porous glass matrix
Patrick Huber and Klaus Knorr
Physical Review B 60, 12657 (1999).