Goettingen, Germany

Theory and computer simulations and numerical self-consistent field theory. Statistical physics of soft matter with special focus on polymer physics, interfacial and wetting phenomena, and biologically motivated problems.

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Marcus Muller research interests include polymer solutions and melts, collective phenomena in membranes and self-assembly, kinetics of phase transitions, wetting and phase diagrams in confined geometry, computer simulation methodology

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Daoulas, Kostas and Marcus Muller. 2013. "Exploring thermodynamic stability of the stalk fusion-intermediate with three-dimensional self-consistent field theory calculations." Soft Matter, 9 (15): 4097.

Fuhrmans, Marc and Marcus Muller. 2013. "Mechanisms of Vesicle Spreading on Surfaces: Coarse-Grained Simulations." Langmuir, 29 (13): 4335-4349.

Homberg, Martin and Marcus Muller. 2012. "The role of inertia and coarse-graining on the transverse modes of lipid bilayers." EPL (Europhysics Letters), 97 (6): 68010.

Muller, Marcus, Yuliya Smirnova, Giovanni Marelli, Marc Fuhrmans, and An-Chang Shi. 2012. "Transition Path from Two Apposed Membranes to a Stalk Obtained by a Combination of Particle Simulations and String Method." Physical Review Letters, 108 (22).

Risselada, Herre, Giovanni Marelli, Marc Fuhrmans, Yuliya Smirnova, Helmut Grubmuller, Siewert Marrink, and Marcus Muller. 2012. "Line-Tension Controlled Mechanism for Influenza Fusion." PLoS ONE, 7 (6).

Homberg, Martin and Marcus Muller. 2010. "Main phase transition in lipid bilayers: Phase coexistence and line tension in a soft, solvent-free, coarse-grained model." The Journal of Chemical Physics, 132 (15): 155104.