Prof. Dr.  Karin Jacobs

Büro E2 9 4.08
Tel: +49 (0) 681 / 302 71788
Fax: +49 (0) 681 / 302 71700


1997 Promotion an der Universität Konstanz
1997 Postdoc am Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung, Berlin-Adlershof, jetzt Golm bei Potsdam
1999 Wiss. Assistentin an der Universität Ulm, Abt. Angewandte Physik, Prof. Dr. S. Herminghaus
2001 Projektleiterin bei der Bayer AG, Bayer Polymers
2003 Universitätsprofessorin an der Universität des Saarlandes, Leiterin der Arbeitsgruppe "Physik Weicher Kondensierter Materie"

Group Leader

Stays Abroad

Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel;
Dept. of Complex Fluids and Interfaces, Prof. Dr. Jacob Klein

Ian Wark Research Institute, Prof. Dr. John Ralston


Coordination of the Priority Program 1164 "Nano- and Microfluidics" of the German Science Foundation DFG


Verein Deutsche Ingenieure VDI
Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft DPG
Deutscher Hochschullehrerverband DHV



    • C. Spengler, E. Maikranz, B. Glatz, M.A. Klatt, H. Heintz, M. Bischoff, L. Santen, A. Fery, K. Jacobs:
      "The adhesion capability of Staphylococcus aureus cells is heterogeneously distributed over the cell envelope";
      Soft Matter 20 (2024) 484 DOI: 10.1039/d3sm01045g ⇒ Abstract
      Pressemitteilung [ ] PDF
    • G. Gunaratnam, R. Leisering, B. Wieland, J. Dudek, N. Miosge, S. L. Becker, M. Bischoff, S. C. Dawson, M. Hannig, K. Jacobs, C. Klotz, T. Aebischer, P. Jung:
      "Characterization of a unique attachment organelle: Single-cell force spectroscopy of Giardia duodenalis trophozoites";
      Nanoscale 16 (2024) 7145 DOI: 10.1039/d4nr00122b ⇒ Abstract
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    • K. Jacobs:
      "Why do things stick? The physics of adhesion and adsorption in biological systems";
      Beilstein-Institut zur Förderung der Chemischen Wissenschaften (2024) DOI: 10.5446/67581 ⇒ Abstract

    • A. Ahmed, D. Wyn Müller, S. Bruyère, A. Holtsch, F. Müller, K. Brix, S. Migot, R. Kautenburger, K. Jacobs, J.–F. Pierson, F. Mücklich:
      "Antibacterial property alterations induced by low zinc content in laser-structured brass";
      Applied Surface Science 665 (2024) 160338 DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2024.160338 ⇒ Abstract
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    • A. Saddiqa Ahmed, D. Wyn Müller, S. Bruyere, A. Holtsch, F. Müller, J. Barrirero, K. Brix, S. Migot, R. Kautenburger, K. Jacobs, J.-F. Pierson, F. Mücklich:
      "Surface Modification of Brass via Ultrashort Pulsed Direct Laser Interference Patterning and Its Effect on Bacteria-Substrate Interaction";
      ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces (2023) DOI: 10.1021/acsami.3c04801 ⇒ Abstract
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    • F. Nolle, L. J. Starke, A. Griffo, M. Lienemann, K. Jacobs, R. Seemann, J.-B. Fleury, J. S. Hub, H. Hähl:
      "Hydrophobin Bilayer as Water Impermeable Protein Membrane";
      Langmuir 39 (2023) 13790 DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.3c01006 ⇒ Abstract
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    • U. Herb, A. Holtsch, K. Jacobs, T. Köstenbach, F. Müller:
      "Im Bann der Untätigkeit: Wie Journale auf wissenschaftliches Fehlverhalten (nicht) reagieren";
      b.i.t. online 26 (2023) Nr. 5 ⇒ Abstract
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    • J. Mischo, T. Faidt, R. B. McMillan, J. Dudek, G. Gunaratnam, P. Bayenat, A. Holtsch, C. Spengler, F. Müller, H. Hähl, M. Bischoff, M. Hannig, K. Jacobs:
      "Hydroxyapatite Pellets as Versatile Model Surfaces for Systematic Adhesion Studies on Enamel: A Force Spectroscopy Case Study";
      ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. (2022) DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.1c00925 ⇒ Abstract
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    • A. Som, A. Griffo, I. Chakraborty , H. Hähl, B. Mondal, A. Chakraborty, K. Jacobs, P. Laaksonen, O. Ikkala, T. Pradeep, N. Nonappa:
      "Strong and elastic membranes via hydrogen bonding directed self-assembly of atomically precise nanoclusters";
      Small (2022) accepted DOI: 10.1002/smll.202201707

    • F. Lolicato, R. Saleppico, A. Griffo, A. Meyer, F. Scollo, B. Pokrandt, H.-M. Müller, H. Ewers, H. Hähl, J.-B. Fleury, R. Seemann, M. Hof, B. Brügger, K. Jacobs, I. Vattulainen, W. Nickel:
      "Cholesterol promotes clustering of PI(4,5)P2 driving unconventional secretion of FGF2";
      J Cell Biol 221 (2022) e202106123 DOI: 10.1083/jcb.202106123 ⇒ Abstract
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    • J. Fiedler, K. Berland, J. W. Borchert, R. W. Corkery, A. Eisfeld, D. Gelbwaser-Klimovsky, M. M. Greve, B. Holst, K. Jacobs, M. Krüger, D. F. Parsons, C. Persson, M. Presselt, T. Reisinger, S. Scheel, F. Stienkemeier, M. Tomterud, M. Walter, R. T. Weitz, J. Zalieckas:
      "Perspectives on weak interactions in comlex materials at different length scales";
      Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2022) DOI: 10.1039/D2CP03349F ⇒ Abstract
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    • F. Lolicato, R. Saleppico, A. Griffo, B. Bruegger, K. Jacobs, Ilpo Vattulainen, W. Nickel:
      "A critical role for cholesterol in Pl (4, 5)P2-dependent unconventional secretion of fibroblast growth factor 2";
      Biophys. J. 121 (2022) 76 DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2021.11.2302 ⇒ Abstract
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    • J. Mischo, T. Faidt, R.B. McMillan, J. Dudek, G. Gunaratnam, P. Bayenat, A. Holtsch, C. Spengler, F. Mueller, H. Hähl, M. Bischoff, M. Hannig, K. Jacobs:
      "Hydroxyapatite pellets as versatile model surfaces for systematic studies on enamel";
      bioRxiv (2021) DOI: 10.1101/2021.01.11.426207 ⇒ Abstract
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    • C. Spengler, B.A. Glatz, E. Maikranz, M. Bischoff, M.A. Klatt, L. Santen, A. Fery, K. Jacobs:
      "The adhesion capability of S. aureus cells is heterogeneously distributed over the cell envelope";
      bioRxiv (2021) DOI: 10.1101/2021.01.05.425282 ⇒ Abstract
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    • C. Spenger, E. Maikranz, L. Santen, and K. Jacobs:
      "Modelling bacterial adhesion to unconditioned abiotic surfaces (Mini Review)";
      Front. Mech. Eng. 7 (2021) 661370 DOI: 10.3389/fmech.2021.661370 ⇒ Abstract
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    • T. Winter, M. Bitsch, F. Müller, S. Voskian, T.A. Hatton, K. Jacobs, V. Presser, M. Gallei:
      "Redox-responsive 2-aminoanthraquinone core-shell particles for structural colors and carbon capture";
      ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 3 (2021) 4651 DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.1c00746 ⇒ Abstract
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    • G. Gunaratnam, J. Dudek, P. Jung, S. L. Becker, K. Jacobs , M. Bischoff, M. Hannig :
      "Quantification of the Adhesion Strength of Candida albicans to Tooth Enamel";
      Microorganisms 9 (2021) 2213 DOI: 10.3390/microorganisms9112213 ⇒ Abstract
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    • C. Spengler, F. Nolle, N. Thewes, B. Wieland, P. Jung, M. Bischoff, K. Jacobs,:
      "Using Knock-Out Mutants to Investigate the Adhesion of Staphylococcus aureus to Abiotic Surfaces.";
      Int. J. Mol. Sci. 22 (2021) 11952 DOI: 10.3390/ijms222111952 ⇒ Abstract
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    • F. Nolle, A. Griffo, K. Kochems, M. Lienemann, P. Laaksonen, R. Seemann, J.-B. Fleury, K. Jacobs, H. Hähl,:
      "Pure protein bilayers made from fungal hydrophobins: characteristics and chances for usage";
      European Biophysics Journal (conference contribution) 50 (2021) 171

    • A. Griffo, J.-B. Fleury, K. Jacobs, W. Nickel, R. Seemann, F. Nolle, C. Sparn, H. Hähl:
      "Insights on the effect of cholesterol and sphingomyelin on tension and elasticity of plasmalike freestanding model membranes from natural lipids";
      European Biophysics Journal (conference contribution) 50 (2021) 134


    • E. Maikranz, C. Spengler, N. Thewes, A. Thewes, F. Nolle, P. Jung, M. Bischoff, L. Santen, K. Jacobs:
      "Different binding mechanisms of Staphylococcus aureus to hydrophobic and hydrophilic surfaces";
      Nanoscale 12 (2020) 19267 DOI: 10.1039/d0nr03134h ⇒ Abstract
      [ ] Press coverage
    • S. Kumari, G. Lang, E. DeSimone, C. Spengler, V. T. Trossmann, S. Lücker, M. Hudel, K. Jacobs, N. Krämer, T. Scheibel:
      "Data for microbe resistant engineered recombinant spider silk protein based 2D and 3D materials";
      Data in Brief 32 (2020) 106305 DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2020.106305 ⇒ Abstract
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    • S. Kumari, G. Lang, E. DeSimone, C. Spengler, V. T. Trossmann, S. Lücker, M. Hudel, K. Jacobs, N. Krämer, T. Scheibel:
      "Engineered spider silk-based 2D and 3D materials prevent microbial infestation";
      Materials Today 41 (2020) 21 DOI: 10.1016/j.mattod.2020.06.009 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ] Pressemitteilung
    • P. Jung, C. E. Mischo, G. Gunaratnam, C. Spengler, S. L. Becker, B. Hube, K. Jacobs, M. Bischoff:
      "Candida albicans adhesion to central venous catheters: Impact of blood plasma-driven germ tube formation and pathogen-derived adhesins";
      Virulence 11 (2020) 1453 DOI: 10.1080/21505594.2020.1836902 ⇒ Abstract
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    • D. W. Müller, A. Holtsch, S. Lößlein, C. Pauly, C. Spengler, S. Grandthyll, K. Jacobs, F. Mücklich, F. Müller:
      "In-depth investigation of copper surface chemistry modification by ultrashort pulsed direct laser interference pattering";
      Langmuir 36 (2020) 13415 DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c01625 ⇒ Abstract
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    • G. Gunaratnam, C. Spengler, S. Trautmann, P. Jung, J. Mischo, B. Wieland, C. Metz, S. Becker, M. Hannig, K. Jacobs, M. Bischoff:
      "Human blood plasma factors affect the adhesion kinetics of Staphylococcus aureus to central venous catheters";
      Scientific Reports 10 (2020) 20992 DOI: DOI 10.1038/s41598-020-77168-x ⇒ Abstract
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    • I. K. Backes, L. González-Garcı́a, A. Holtsch, F. Müller, K. Jacobs, T. Kraus:
      "Molecular Origin of Electrical Conductivity in Gold–Polythiophene Hybrid Particle Films";
      J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 11 (2020) 10538 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c02831 ⇒ Abstract
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    • W.-M. Munief, X. Lu, T. Teucke, J. Wilhelm, A. Britz, F. Hempel, R. Lanche, M. Schwartz, J. Ka Yan Law, S. Grandthyll, F. Müller, J.-U. Neurohr, K. Jacobs, M. Schmitt, V. Pachauri, R. Hempelmann, S. Ingebrandt:
      "Reduced graphene oxide biosensor platform for the detection of NT-proBNP biomarker in its clinical range";
      Biosensors and Bioelectronics 126 (2019) 136 ⇒ Abstract
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    • S. Güth-Thiel, I. Kraus-Kuleszka, H. Mantz, W. Hoth-Hannig, H. Hähl, J. Dudek, K. Jacobs, M. Hannig:
      "Comprehensive measurements of salivary pellicle thickness formed at different intraoral sites on Si wafers and bovine enamel";
      Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 174 (2019) 246 ⇒ Abstract
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    • A. Griffo, B.J.M. Rooijakkers, H. Hähl, K. Jacobs, M.B. Linder, P. Laaksonen:
      "Binding Forces of Cellulose Binding Modules on Cellulosic Nanomaterials";
      Biomacromolecules 20 (2019) 769 ⇒ Abstract
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    • D. Peschka, S. Haefner, L. Marquant, K. Jacobs, A. Münch, B. Wagner:
      "Signatures of slip in dewetting polymer films";
      PNAS 116 (2019) 9275 DOI: 0.1073/pnas.1820487116 ⇒ Abstract
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    • H. Hähl, A. Griffo, N. Safaridehkohneh, J. Heppe, S. Backes, M. Lienemann, M. B. Linder, L. Santen, P. Laaksonen, K. Jacobs:
      "Dynamic Assembly of Class II Hydrophobins from T. reesei at the Air–Water Interface";
      Langmuir 35 (2019) 9202-9212 DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b01078 ⇒ Abstract
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    • C. Spengler, F. Nolle, J. Mischo, T. Faidt, S. Grandthyll, N. Thewes, M. Koch, F. Müller, M. Bischoff, M. A. Klatt, K. Jacobs:
      "Strength of bacterial adhesion on nano-structured surfaces quantified by substrate morphometry ";
      Nanoscale 11 (2019) 19713 DOI: 10.1039/C9NR04375F ⇒ Abstract
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    • P. Fratzl, K. Jacobs, M. Möller, T. Scheibel, K. Sternberg:
      "(Hrsg.): Materialforschung: Impulsgeber Natur – Innovationspotenzial biologisch inspirierter Materialien und Werkstoffe (acatech DISKUSSION)
      Engl. Version: Materials Research: Inspired by Nature – Innovation Potential of Biologically Inspired Materials (acatech DISCUSSION), Munich 2020.";

      München: utzverlag, ISSN 2192-6182 (2019) PDF ⇒ Abstract

    • G. Gunaratnam, L. Tuchscherr, M. I. Elhawy, R. Bertram, J. Eisenbeis, C. Spengler, T. Tschernig, B. Löffler, G. A. Somerville, K. Jacobs, M. Herrmann, M. Bischoff:
      "ClpC affects the intracellular survival capacity of Staphylococcus aureus in non-professional phagocytic cells";
      Sci. Rep. 9 (2019) 16267 ⇒ Abstract
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    • G. Gunaratnam, P. Jung, J. Willeit, C. Spengler, K. Jacobs, M. Bischoff:
      "Probing the Adhesion Forces of Staphylococcus aureus to Central Venous Catheters by Single-Cell Force Spectroscopy";
      Microscopy and Microanalysis 25 (S1) (2019) 53 DOI: 10.1017/S1431927618015994 ⇒ Abstract
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    • X. Lu, W.-M. Munief, F. Heib, M. Schmitt, A. Britz, S. Grandthyll, F. Müller, J.-U. Neurohr, K. Jacobs, H. Mohamed Benia, R. Lanche, V. Pachauri, R. Hempelmann, S. Ingebrandt:
      "Front-End-of-Line Integration of Graphene Oxide for Graphene-Based Electrical Platforms";
      Adv. Mater. Technol. 3 (2018) 1700318 ⇒ Abstract
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    • F. Müller, J. U. Neurohr, S. Grandthyll, A. Holtsch, B. Uder, K. Jacobs, M. Weinl, M. Schreck:
      "Epitaxial Growth of Graphene on Single-Crystal Cu(111) Wafers";
      Wandelt, K., (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Interfacial Chemistry: Surface Science and Electrochemistry 3 (2018) 97 ISBN: 9780128097397 ⇒ Abstract
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    • J. Eisenbeis, M. Saffarzadeh, H. Peisker, P. Jung, N. Thewes, K. T. Preissner, M. Herrmann, V. Molle, B. V. Geisbrecht, K. Jacobs, M. Bischoff:
      "The Staphylococcus aureus Extracellular Adherence Protein Eap Is a DNA Binding Protein Capable of Blocking Neutrophil Extracellular Trap Formation";
      Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol. 8 (2018) 235 ⇒ Abstract
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    • H. Hähl, J. Nabor Vargas, M. Jung, A. Griffo, P. Laaksonen, M. Lienemann, K. Jacobs, R. Seemann, J.-B. Fleury:
      "Adhesion Properties of Freestanding Hydrophobin Bilayers";
      Langmuir 34 (2018) 8542 ⇒ Abstract
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    • K. Khurana, F. Müller, K. Jacobs, T. Faidt, J.-U. Neurohr, S. Grandthyll, F. Mücklich, C. Canal, M. P. Ginebra:
      "Plasma polymerized bioceramics for drug delivery: Do surface changes alter biological behaviour?";
      European Polymer Journal 107 (2018) 25 ⇒ Abstract
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    • T. Faidt , A. Friedrichs, S. Grandthyll, C. Spengler, K. Jacobs, F. Müller:
      "Effect of Fluoride Treatment on the Acid Resistance of Hydroxyapatite";
      Langmuir 34 (2018) 15253 ⇒ Abstract
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    • C. Spengler, N. Thewes, F. Nolle, T. Faidt, N. Umanskaya, M. Hannig, M. Bischoff, K. Jacobs:
      "Enhanced adhesion of Streptococcus mutans to hydroxyapatite after exposure to saliva";
      J. Mol. Recognit. 30 (2017) e2615 DOI: 10.1002/jmr.2615 ⇒ Abstract
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    • H. Hähl, J.N. Vargas, A. Griffo, P. Laaksonen, G. Szilvay, M. Lienemann, K. Jacobs, R. Seemann, J.-B. Fleury:
      "Pure Protein Bilayers and Vesicles from Native Fungal Hydrophobins";
      Advanced Materials 29 (2017) 1602888 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ] further information
    • J. Eisenbeis, H. Peisker, C.S. Backes, S. Bur, S. Hölters, N. Thewes, M. Greiner, C. Junker, E.C. Schwarz, M. Hoth, K. Junkerc K. T. Preissner, K. Jacobs, M. Herrmann, M. Bischoff:
      "The extracellular adherence protein (Eap) of Staphylococcus aureus acts as a proliferation and migration repressing factor that alters the cell morphology of keratinocytes";
      Int. J. Med. Microbiol. 307 (2017) 116 ⇒ Abstract
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    • J.D. Mc Graw, M. Klos, A. Bridet, H. Hähl, M. Paulus, J.M. Castillo, M. Horsch, and K. Jacobs:
      "Influence of bidisperse self-assembled monolayer structure on the slip boundary condition of thin polymer films";
      J. Chem. Phys. 146 (2017) 203326 ⇒ Abstract
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    • T. Faidt, C. Zeitz, S. Grandthyll, M. Hans, M. Hannig, K. Jacobs, and F. Müller:
      "Time Dependence of Fluoride Uptake in Hydroxyapatite";
      ACS Biomater Sci 3 (2017) 1822 ⇒ Abstract
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    • C. Spengler, N. Thewes, Ph. Jung, M. Bischoff, and K. Jacobs:
      "Determination of the nano-scaled contact area of Staphylococcal cells";
      Nanoscale 9 (2017) 10084 ⇒ Abstract

    • A. Griffo, H. Hähl, S. Grandthyll, F. Müller, A.Paananen, M. Ilmén, G. R. Szilvay, C.P. Landowski, M. Penttilä,K. Jacobs, P. Laaksonen:
      "Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy Study on Modular Resilin Fusion Protein";
      ACS Omega 2 (2017) 6906 ⇒ Abstract
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    • M. Lessel, J.D. McGraw, O. Bäumchen, K. Jacobs :
      "Nucleated dewetting in supported ultra-thin liquid films with hydrodynamic slip";
      Soft Matter 13 (2017) 4756 ⇒ Abstract
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    • C. Zeitz, T. Faidt, S. Grandthyll, H. Hähl, N. Thewes,C. Spengler, J. Schmauch, M. J. Deckarm, C. Gachot, H. Natter, M. Hannig, F. Müller, K. Jacobs:
      "Synthesis of hydroxyapatite substrates: bridging the gap between model surfaces and enamel";
      ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 8 (2016) 25848 ⇒ Abstract
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    • B. Kann, C. Spengler, K. Coradini, L. A. Rigo, M.L. Bennink, K. Jacobs, H.L. Offerhaus, R.C R. Beck, M. Windbergs:
      "Intracellular Delivery of Poorly Soluble Polyphenols: Elucidating the Interplay of Self-Assembling Nanocarriers and Human Chondrocytes";
      Analytical Chemistry 88 (2016) 7014 ⇒ Abstract
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    • J.D. McGraw, T. S. Chan, S. Maurer, T. Salez, M. Benzaquen, E. Raphaël, M. Brinkmann, K. Jacobs:
      "Slip-mediated dewetting of polymer microdroplets";
      PNAS 113 (2016) 1168 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ] further information


    • N. Thewes, P. Loskill, C. Spengler, S. Hümbert, M.Bischoff, K. Jacobs:
      "A detailed guideline for the fabrication of single bacterial probes used for atomic force spectroscopy (Open Access via SciDok)";
      Eur. Phys. J.E 38 (2015) 140 DOI: 10.22028/D291-31020 ⇒ Abstract
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    • N. Thewes, A. Thewes, P. Loskill, H. Peisker, M. Bischoff, M. Herrmann, L. Santen, K. Jacobs:
      "Stochastic binding of Staphylococcus aureus to hydrophobic surfaces (Open Access via SciDok)";
      Soft Matter 11 (2015) 8913 DOI: 10.22028/D291-31022 ⇒ Abstract
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    • S. M. Sabzevari, J. D. McGraw, K. Jacobs, P. Wood-Adams:
      "Sacrificial Mica Substrates Influence the Slip Boundary Condition of Dewetting Polymer Films";
      Polymer 78 (2015) 202 ⇒ Abstract
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    • S. Haefner, O. Bäumchen, K. Jacobs:
      "Capillary droplet propulsion on a fibre";
      Soft Matter 11 (2015) 6921 ⇒ Abstract
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    • L. E. Delle, C. Huck, M. Bäcker, F. Müller, S. Grandthyll, K. Jacobs, R. Lilischkis, X. T. Vu, M. J. Schöning, P. Wagner, R. Thoelen, M. Weil, S. Ingebrandt:
      "Impedimetric immunosensor for the detection of histamine based on reduced graphene oxide";
      Phys. Status Solidi A 212 (2015) 1327 ⇒ Abstract
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    • S. Haefner, M. Benzaquen, O. Bäumchen, T. Salez, R. Peters, J.D. McGraw, K. Jacobs, E. Raphaél, K. Dalnoki-Veress:
      "Influence of Slip on the Plateau-Rayleigh Instability on a Fibre";
      Nature Comm. 6 (2015) 7409 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ] further information autre information
    • J. M. Castillo, M. Klos, K. Jacobs, M. Horsch, H. Hasse:
      "Characterization of Alkylsilane self-assembled monolayers by Molecular Simulation";
      Langmuir 31 (2015) 2630 ⇒ Abstract
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    • M. Lessel, O. Bäumchen, M. Klos, H. Hähl, R. Fetzer, M. Paulus, R. Seemann, K. Jacobs:
      "Self-assembled silane monolayers: an efficient step-by-step recipe for high-quality, low energy surfaces";
      Surf. Interface Anal. 47 (2015) 557 ⇒ Abstract
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    • S.Grandthyll, K. Jacobs, F. Müller:
      "Liquid-source growth of graphene on Ag(001)";
      Phys.Status Solidi B 8 (2015) 1689 ⇒ Abstract
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    • A. Rosenkranz, L. Reinert, C. Gachot, H. Aboufadl, S. Grandthyll, K. Jacobs, F. Müller, F. Mücklich:
      "Oxide formation, morphology, and nanohardness of laser-patterned steel surfaces";
      Adv. Eng. Mater 8 (2015) 1234 ⇒ Abstract
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    • J. McGraw, K. Jacobs:
      "Controlling wetting properties of polymers 'Encyclopedia of Polymeric Nanomaterials', edited. by S. Kobayashi and K. Müllen ";
      Springer Heidelberg (2015) 1 - 10 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-36199-9_369-1 ISBN: 978-3-642-29647-5 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ] further information
    • O. Bäumchen, H. Hähl, P. Loskill, K. Jacobs:
      "Vom Photolack zum Gecko: Wie intermolekulare Kräfte Adhäsion, Adsorption und Benetzung beeinflussen";
      PhysikJournal 14 (2015) 37 ⇒ Abstract


    • P. Loskill, P. M. Pereira, P. Jung, M. Bischoff, M. Herrmann, M. G. Pinho, K. Jacobs:
      "Reduction of the peptidoglycan crosslinking causes a decrease in stiffness of the Staphylococcus aureus cell envelope";
      Biophysical Journal 107 (2014) 1082 ⇒ Abstract
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    • N. Thewes, P. Loskill, P. Jung, H. Peisker, M. Bischoff, M. Herrmann, K. Jacobs:
      "Hydrophobic interaction governs unspecific adhesion of staphylococci: a single cell force spectroscopy study";
      Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 5 (2014) 1501 ⇒ Abstract
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    • O. Bäumchen, L. Marquant, R. Blossey, A. Münch, B. Wagner, K. Jacobs:
      "Influence of slip on the Rayleigh-plateau rim instability in dewetting viscous films";
      Physical Review Letters 113 (2014) 14501 ⇒ Abstract
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    • J. D. McGraw, O. Bäumchen, M. Klos, S. Haefner, M. Lessel, S. Backes, K. Jacobs:
      "Nanofluidics of thin polymer films: Linking the slip boundary condition at solid-liquid interfaces to macroscopic pattern formation and microscopic interfacial properties";
      Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 210 (2014) 13 ⇒ Abstract
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    • F. Müller, S. Grandthyll, S. Gsell, M. Weinl, M. Schreck, K. Jacobs:
      "Graphene from fingerprints: Exhausting the performance of liquid precursor deposition";
      Langmuir 30 (2014) 6114 ⇒ Abstract
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    • M. Lessel, P. Loskill, F. Hausen, N. N. Gosvami, R. Bennewitz, K. Jacobs:
      "Impact of van der Waals interactions on single asperity friction";
      Phys. Rev. Lett. 111 (2013) 35502 ⇒ Abstract
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    • P. Loskill, C. Zeitz, C. Grandthyll, N. Thewes, F. Müller, M. Bischof, M. Herrmann, K. Jacobs:
      "Reduced adhesion of oral bacteria on hydroxyapatite by fluoride treatment";
      Langmuir 29 (2013) 5528 ⇒ Abstract
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    • F. Müller, M. Lessel, S. Grandthyll, K. Jacobs, S. Hüfner, S. Gsell, M. Weinl, M. Schreck:
      "Increasing the wear resistance by interstitial alloying with boron via chemical vapor deposition";
      Langmuir 29 (2013) 4543 ⇒ Abstract
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    • P. Gutfreund, O. Bäumchen, R. Fetzer, D. van der Grinten, M. Maccarini, K. Jacobs, H. Zabel, M. Wolff:
      "Solid surface structure affects liquid order at the polystyrene–self-assembled-monolayer interface";
      Phys. Rev. E 87 (2013) 12306 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • P. Loskill, J. Puthoff, M. Wilkinson, K. Mecke, K. Jacobs, K. Autumn:
      "Macroscale adhesion of gecko setae reflects nanoscale differences in subsurface composition";
      J. R. Soc. Interface 10 (2013) 20120587 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • B. Diesel, J. Hoppstädter, N. Hachenthal, R. Zarboc, C. Cavelius, B. Wahl, N. Thewes, K. Jacobs, A. Kraegeloh, A.K. Kiemer:
      "Activation of Rac1 GTPase by nanoparticulate structures in human macrophages";
      Eur J Pharm Biopharm 84 (2013) 315 ⇒ Abstract
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    • T.J. Hakala, P. Laaksonen, V. Saikko, T. Ahlroos, A. Helle, R. Mahlberg, H. Hähl, K. Jacobs, P. Kuosmanen, M.B. Linder, K. Holmberg:
      "Adhesion and tribological properties of hydrophobin proteins in aqueous lubrication on stainless steel surfaces";
      RSC Advances 2 (2012) 9867 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • P. Loskill, H. Hähl, N. Thewes, C. T. Kreis, M. Bischoff, M. Herrmann, K. Jacobs:
      "Influence of the subsurface composition of a material on the adhesion of staphylococci";
      Langmuir 28 (2012) 7242 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • H. Hähl, F. Evers, S. Grandthyll, M. Paulus, C. Sternemann, P. Loskill, M. Lessel, A. K. Hüsecken, T. Brenner, M. Tolan, K. Jacobs:
      "Subsurface influence on the structure of protein adsorbates revealed by in situ X-ray reflectivity";
      Langmuir 28 (2012) 7747 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • A. Uchugonova, M. Lessel, S. Nietzsche, C. Zeitz, K. Jacobs, C. Lemke, K. König:
      "Nanosurgery of cells and chromosomes using near-infrared twelve-femtosecond laser pulses";
      J. Biomedical Optics 17 (2012) 101502 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • O. Bäumchen, R. Fetzer, M. Klos, M. Lessel, L. Marquant, H. Hähl, K. Jacobs:
      "Slippage and nanorheology of thin liquid polymer films";
      J. Phys.:Condens. Matter 24 (2012) 325102 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • P. Loskill, H. Hähl, T. Faidt, S. Grandthyll, F. Müller, K. Jacobs:
      "Is adhesion superficial? Silicon wafers as a model system to study van der Waals interactions";
      Adv. Coll. Interf. Sci. 107 (2012) 179182 ⇒ Abstract
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    • F. Müller, S. Grandthyll. C. Zeitz, K. Jacobs, S. Hüfner, S. Gsell, M. Schreck:
      "Epitaxial growth of graphene on Ir(111) by liquid precursor deposition";
      Phys. Rev. B 84 (2011) 75472 ⇒ Abstract
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    • F. Müller, C. Zeitz, H. Mantz, K.-H. Ehses, F. Soldera, J. Schmauch, M. Hannig, S. Hüfner, K. Jacobs:
      "Elemental depth profiling of fluoridated hydroxyapatite: Saving your dentition by the skin of your teeth?";
      Langmuir 26 (2010) 18750 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • O. Bäumchen, M. Lessel, R. Fetzer, R. Seemann, K. Jacobs:
      "Sliding fluids: Dewetting experiments reveal the solid/liquid boundary condition";
      J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 216 (2010) 12002 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • O. Bäumchen, K. Jacobs:
      "Can liquids slide? Linking stability and dynamics of thin liquid films to microscopic material properties";
      Soft Matter 6 (2010) 6028 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • Y. Schmitt, H. Hähl, C. Gilow, H. Mantz, K. Jacobs, O. Leidinger, M. Bellion, L.Santen:
      "Structural evolution of protein-biofilms: Simulations and experiments";
      Biomicrofluidics 4 (2010) 32201 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • O. Bäumchen, K. Jacobs:
      "Slip effects in polymer thin films";
      J.Phys.: Condens. Matter 22 (2010) 33102 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]


    • O. Bäumchen, R. Fetzer, K. Jacobs:
      "Reduced interfacial entanglement density affects the boundary conditions of polymer flow";
      Phys. Rev. Lett. 103 (2009) 247801 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • O. Bäumchen, R. Fetzer, A. Münch, B. Wagner, K. Jacobs:
      "Comprehensive analysis of dewetting profiles to quantify hydrodynamic slip";
      IUTAM Symposium on advances in micro- and nanofluidics, (2009) 0 ISBN: ISBN 2-906831-76-X ⇒ Abstract
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    • O. Bäumchen, K. Jacobs, R.Fetzer:
      "Probing slippage and flow dynamics of thin dewetting polymer films";
      Proceedings of 1st conference on microfluidics in Bologna (2008) 0 ISBN: 2-906831-76-X
      [ ]
    • H. Mantz, K. Jacobs, K. Mecke:
      "Utilizing Minkowski functionals for image analysis: a marching square algorithm";
      J.Stat. Mech 12 (2008) 12015 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • K. Jacobs, S. Herminghaus, R. Seemann:
      "Stability and dewetting of thin liquid films, in 'Thin liquid films',";
      Eds. O. Tsui and T. Russel, World Scientific, ISBN 978-9-812-81881-2 (2008) (2008) 0 ISBN: 978-9-812-81881-2
      [ ]
    • M. Bellion, L. Santen, H. Mantz, H. Hähl. A. Quinn. A. Nagel, C. Gilow, C. Weitenberg, Y. Schmitt, K. Jacobs:
      "Protein adsorption on tailored substrates: Long-range forces and conformational changes";
      J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 20 (2008) 404226 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • A. Quinn, H. Mantz, K. Jacobs, M. Bellion, L. Santen:
      "Protein adsorption kinetics in different surface potentials";
      Europhysics Lett. 81 (2008) 56003 ⇒ Abstract
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    • R. Seemann, S. Herminghaus, K. Jacobs:
      "Structure Formation in Thin Liquid Films: Interface forces unleashed',";
      Eds. S. Kalliadasis and U Thiele, Reihe CISM Courses and Lectures No. 490, (2007) 0
      [ ]
    • K. Jacobs:
      "Exploring biomaterials by atomic force microscopy: State-of-the-art and perspectives for tomorrow";
      Microsc. Microanal 13 (2007) 196
      [ ]
    • R. Fetzer, K. Jacobs:
      "Slippage of newtonian liquids: Influence on the dynamics of dewetting thin films";
      Langmuir 23 (2007) 11617 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • R. Fetzer, A. Münch, B. Wagner, M. Rauscher, K. Jacobs:
      "Quantifying hydrodynamic slip: A comprehensive analysis of dewetting profiles";
      Langmuir 23 (2007) 10559 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • R. Fetzer, M. Rauscher, R. Seemann, K. Jacobs, K. Mecke:
      "Thermal noise influences fluid flow in thin films during spinodal dewetting";
      Phys. Rev. Lett. 99 (2007) 114503 ⇒ Abstract
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    • H. Mantz, K. Jacobs:
      "Geckos haften besser an feuchten Oberflächen";
      Campus, Universität des Saarlandes 1 (2006) 20
      [ ]
    • R. Seemann, K. Jacobs, K. Landfester, S. Herminghaus:
      "Freezing of polymer thin films and surfaces: The small molecular weight puzzle";
      J. Polym. Sci. B 44 (2006) 2968 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • R. Fetzer, M. Rauscher, A. Münch, B. A. Wagner, K. Jacobs:
      "Slip-controlled thin-film dynamics";
      Europhys. Lett. 75 (2006) 638 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • N. Harraghy, S. Seiler, K. Jacobs, M. Hannig, M.D. Menger, M. Herrmann:
      "Advances in in vitro and in vivo models for studying the staphylococcal factors involved in implant infections";
      International Journal of Artifical Organs 29 (2006) 368 ⇒ Abstract
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    • G. Huber, H. Mantz, R. Spolenak, K. Mecke, K. Jacobs, S. N. Gorb, E. Arzt:
      "Evidence for capillarity contributions to gecko adhesion from single spatula nanomechanical measurements";
      PNAS 102 (2005) 16293 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • R. Fetzer, K. Jacobs, A. Münch, B. Wagner, T. P. Witelski:
      "New slip regimes and the shape of dewetting thin liquid films";
      Phys. Rev. Lett. 95 (2005) 127801 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • R. Seemann, S. Herminghaus, C. Neto, S. Schlagowski, D. Podzimek, R. Konrad, H. Mantz, K. Jacobs:
      "Dynamics and structure formation in thin polymer melt films";
      J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 17 (2005) 267 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • K. Jacobs, R. Seemann, H. Kuhlmann:
      "Trendbericht Mikrofluidik";
      Nachrichten aus der Chemie 53 (2005) 300


    • K. Jacobs, R. Konrad, H. Mantz, D. Podzimek, A. Quinn, M. Meier, A. Nagel, O. Bäumchen:
      "Von Tropfen und Flüssigkeiten: Strukturbildung und Dynamik in makromolekularen Filmen";
      Magazin Forschung, Universität des Saarlandes 2 (2004) 2

    • C. Neto, K. Jacobs:
      "Dynamics of hole growth in dewetting polystyrene films";
      Physica A 339 (2004) 66 ⇒ Abstract
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    • S. Herminghaus, K. Jacobs, R. Seemann:
      "Viscoelastic dynamics of polymer thin films and surfaces";
      Eur. Phys. J. E 12 (2003) 101 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • C. Neto, K. Jacobs, R. Seemann, R. Blossey, J. Becker, G. Grün:
      "Satellite hole formation during dewetting: experiment and simulation";
      J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 15 (2003) 3355 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • C. Neto, K. Jacobs, R. Seemann, R. Blossey, J. Becker, G. Grün:
      "Correlated dewetting patterns in thin polystyrene films";
      J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 15 (2003) 421 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • J. Becker, G. Grün, R. Seemann, H. Mantz, K. Jacobs, K.R. Mecke, R. Blossey:
      "Complex dewetting scenarios captured by thin film models";
      Nature Materials 2 (2003) 59 ⇒ Abstract
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    • S. Herminghaus, R. Seemann, K. Jacobs:
      "Generic morphologies of viscoelastic dewetting fronts";
      Phys. Rev. Lett. 89 (2002) 56101 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • C. Priest, K. Jacobs, J. Ralston:
      "A novel approach to the formation of smooth gold surfaces";
      Langmuir 18 (2002) 2438 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • S. Schlagowski, K. Jacobs, S. Herminghaus:
      "Transient pattern formation during the phase transitions of thin liquid crystalline films";
      Europhysics Lett. 57 (2002) 519 ⇒ Abstract
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    • S. Herminghaus, R. Seemann, D. Podzimek, K. Jacobs:
      "Strukturbildung und Dynamik in makromolekularen Filmen";
      Nachrichten a. d. Chemie 49 (2001) 1398
      [ ]
    • R. Seemann, S. Herminghaus, K. Jacobs:
      "Shape of a liquid front";
      Phys. Rev. Lett. 87 (2001) 196101 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • S. Herminghaus, K. Jacobs, R. Seemann:
      "The glass transition of thin polymer films: Some questions and a possible answer";
      Euro. Phys. J. E 5 (2001) 531 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • R. Seemann, S. Herminghaus, K. Jacobs:
      "Dewetting patterns and molecular forces: a reconciliation";
      Phys. Rev. Lett. 86 (2001) 5534 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • R. Seemann, S. Herminghaus, K. Jacobs:
      "Gaining control on pattern formation of dewetting liquid films";
      J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 13 (2001) 4925 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • J. Nissen, K. Jacobs, J. Rädler:
      "Interface dynamics of lipid membrane spreading on solid surfaces";
      Phys. Rev. Lett. 86 (2001) 1904 ⇒ Abstract
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    • K. Jacobs, R. Seemann, K. Mecke:
      "Dynamics of structure formation in thin films: A special spatial analysis', Edts. D. Stoyan and K. Mecke Series 'Lecture Notes in Physics', Vol. 'Statistical Physics and Spatial Statistics'";
      Springer, Heidelberg (2000) 0 ISBN: 3-540-67750-X ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • K. Jacobs:
      "Nanotomographie: Einblick in die Schuhsohle";
      Phys. Bl. 56 (2000) 13

    • S. Herminghaus, A. Fery, H. Gau, K. Jacobs, W. Mönch, T. Pompe, R. Seemann, S. Schlagowski:
      "Liquid microstructures at solid interfaces";
      J. Phys.: Cond. Mat. 12 (2000) A57 ⇒ Abstract
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    • K. Jacobs, S. Herminghaus:
      "Strukturbildung in dünnen Filmen";
      Phys. Bl. 55 (1999) 35 DOI: 10.1002/phbl.19990551211 ⇒ Abstract


    • S. Herminghaus, K. Jacobs, K. Mecke, J. Bischof, A. Fery, M. Ibn-Elhaj, S. Schlagowski:
      "Spinodal dewetting in liquid crystal and liquid metal films'";
      Science 282 (1998) 916 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • K. Jacobs, R. Seemann, G. Schatz, S. Herminghaus:
      "Growth of holes in liquid films with partial slippage";
      Langmuir 14 (1998) 4961 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • K. Jacobs, S. Herminghaus, K.R. Mecke:
      "Thin liquid polymer films rupture via defects";
      Langmuir 14 (1998) 965 ⇒ Abstract
      [ ]
    • K. Jacobs, H. Gau, S. Schlagowski, W. Mönch, T. Pompe, A. Fery, S. Herminghaus:
      "Dynamics of dewetting and structure formation in thin liquid films";
      Proc. European Coating Symposium 'Euromech 367' (Strasbourg, 22-25 July 1997) (1998) 392 ISBN: 2-909932-56-7


    • U. Kohl, M. Dippel, G. Filleböck, K. Jacobs, B.-U. Runge, G. Schatz:
      "Local magnetism of ultrathin fcc-Co films on Cu(100) investigated by In probes";
      Surface Science 407 (1997) 104 ⇒ Abstract

    • K. Jacobs:
      "Stabilität und Dynamik flüssiger Polymerfilme";
      UFO-Verlag Allensbach (1997) 0 ISBN: 3-930803-10-0

    • B.-U. Runge, M. Dippel, G. Filleböck, K. Jacobs, U. Kohl, G. Schatz:
      "Induced magnetic hyperfine field at Ag sites near a Fe(100)/Ag(100) interface";
      Physical Review Letters 79 (1997) 3054 ⇒ Abstract


    • G. Krausch, R. Fink, K. Jacobs, U. Kohl, J. Lohmüller, B. Luckscheiter, R. Platzer, B.-U. Runge, U. Wöhrmann, G. Schatz:
      "Surface and interface studies with perturbed angular correlations";
      Hyperfine Interactions 78 (1993) 261 ⇒ Abstract

    • R. Fink, B.-U. Runge, K. Jacobs, G. Krausch, B. Luckscheiter, R. Platzer, U. Wöhrmann, G. Schatz:
      "Compound formation at Pd(100)/In-interfaces";
      Hyperfine Interactions 78 (1993) 309 ⇒ Abstract

    • G. Schatz, R. Fink, K. Jacobs, U. Kohl, G. Krausch, J. Lohmüller, B. Luckscheiter, B.-U. Runge, U. Wöhrmann:
      "Nuclear probes for surface characterization";
      Physica Scripta 49 (1993) 554

    • R. Fink, B.-U. Runge, K. Jacobs, G. Krausch, J. Lohmüller, B. Luckscheiter, U. Wöhrmann, G. Schatz:
      "Indium adsorption sites at Pd(100)-surfaces";
      J. Phys.: Condensed Matter 5 (1993) 3837 ⇒ Abstract

    • G. Krausch, R. Fink, K. Jacobs, B. Luckscheiter, J. Lohmüller, B.-U. Runge, U. Wöhrmann, G. Schatz:
      "Indium adsorption on silicon surfaces: A PAC study";
      Surface Science 285 (1993) 81 ⇒ Abstract


    • G. Krausch, K. Jacobs, R. Fink, J. Lohmüller, B. Luckscheiter, B.-U. Runge, U. Wöhrmann, G. Schatz:
      "Microscopic observation of a superstructure phase transition: In/Si(100)";
      Europhys. Letters 19 (1992) 611 ⇒ Abstract
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