Category Archives: Research


Paper: “Influence of weak reversible cross-linkers on entangled polymer melt dynamics”

Paper to appear in J. Chem. Phys. of work by Mohau Mateyisi and brilliant Dresden colleagues, Prof. G. Heinrich and Prof. J.-U. Sommer. M J Mateyisi, J-U Sommer, K K Müller-Nedebock, and G Heinrich. Influence of weak reversible cross-linkers on entangled polymer melt dynamics. Accepted/to appear in: J. Chem. Phys., 2018

Paper: “BLUES function method in computational physics”

Joseph O Indekeu, Kristian K. Müller-Nedebock, “BLUES function method in computational physics”, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 51, 165201 (2018) or Here is a popular summary prepared by Joseph Indekeu: BLUES function method In the 17th century, with the invention of calculus, Newton and Leibniz introduced differential equations. In linear differential equations the unknown function appears… Read More »

Paper: Active force maintains the stability of the contractile ring

Stanard Mebwe Pachong and Kristian Müller-Nedebock “Active force maintains the stability of a contractile ring” European Physical Journal E (2017) 40:91 DOI:10.1140/epje/i2017-11581-9 We discuss how motors in the contractile ring bring about its stability, separating the effects of the activity and the networking.

Paper: porous media

T Jacobs, GO Lloyd, J-A Gertenbach, KK Müller-Nedebock, C Esterhuysen, and L Barbour “In situ X-ray Structural Studies of a Flexible Host Responding to Incremental Gas Loading” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 51, 4913–4916 (2012).

Polymers and filaments in confined geometries

Imagine the filaments forming the cytoskeleton of a cell.  They are confined within the cell membrane.  Not only do these filaments influence how the cell might  behave mechanically, but how the filaments behave is coupled to the restricted space in which they grow, arrange or combine into networks.  Similarly one can think of polymers inside… Read More »

Paper: Molecular dynamics simulations of polymer systems under geometrical confinement

Arash Azari, Kristian K. Müller-Nedebock “Entropic competition in polymeric systems under geometrical confinement”, EPL 110 68004 doi:10.1209/0295-5075/110/68004 (alternatively, We present simulations of alternating copolymers of segments of different stiffness that are confined within regions.  Mixtures of different chains then have different arrangements depending on the size of the confining region. In another paper we shall be… Read More »