Structure, thermodynamics and mobility of biomolecules at interfaces


X-ray reflectivity measurement characteristic of the formation of a phospholipid monolayer at the water surface. The experiment has been performed at the Harvard/Brookhaven National Lab liquid reflectometer (Beamline X22B, Upton, NY (USA)).


Relevant Publications:

Surface-morphology of vapor-deposited chitosan: evidence of solid-state dewetting during the formation of biopolymer films
Maria Jose Retamal, Tomas P. Corrales, Marcelo A. Cisternas, Nicolas H. Moraga, Diego I. Diaz, Rodrigo E. Catalan, Birger Seifert, Patrick Huber, and Ulrich G. Volkmann
Biomacromolecules 17, 1142 (2016).

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

Towards bio-silicon interfaces: Formation of an ultra-thin self-hydrated artificial membrane composed of dipalmitoylphosphatdylcholine (DPPC) and chitosan deposited in high vacuum from the gas-phase [pdf]
Maria J. Retamal, Marcelo A. Cisternas, Sebastian E. Gutierrez-Maldano, Tomas Perez-Acle, Birger Seifert, Mark Busch, Patrick Huber, Ulrich G. Volkmann
Journal of Chemical Physics 141, 104201 (2014).
- see also the press release of the American Institute of Physics.

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).

Comparison of the Monolayer Formation of Fluorinated and Nonfluorinated Amphiphilic Block Copolymers at the Air-Water Interface

Zheng Li, Volker Schön, Patrick Huber, Jörg Kressler, and Karsten Busse
Journal of Physical Chemistry B 113, 11841 (2009).

X-ray Reflectivity Studies on Copolymer/Phospholipid Mixtures at the Water Surface
Volker Schön, Tommy Hofmann, Patrick Huber, Masa Fukuto, Ben Ocko, Sofiya Raleva and Bernd Stühn
Experimental Report (2007).

Faraday Instability in a Surface-Frozen Liquid
Patrick Huber, Viktor Soprunyuk, Jan Peter Embs, Christian Wagner, Moshe Deutsch and Satish Kumar
Physical Review Letters 94, 184504 (2004).

Wetting of hydrocarbon liquid surfaces by fluorocarbon vapor: a microscopic study
Oleg Gang, Masa Fukuto, Patrick Huber, and Peter Pershan
Colloids and Surfaces a-Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 206, 293 (2002).