Hans Behringer

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An algorithm for handling hard-wall interactions in simulations of driven diffusive particle motion is proposed. It exploits an exact expression for the one-dimensional transition probability in the presence of a hard (reflecting) wall and therefore is numerically exact in the sense that it does not introduce any additional approximation beyond the usual(More)
Pregnancy and delivery are critical events in women with von Willebrand's disease type 3. Prophylactic treatment for delivery and early postpartum period is recommended. Vaginal delivery is considered safe. However, experience is based on rare case reports. We report the management of two pregnancies and successful deliveries in a woman with von(More)
Surface-induced selective adsorption of homopolymers on a generic level is numerically analyzed for freely jointed chains (with a fixed bond length) whose monomers are attracted by the sites of regular periodic patterns. In particular, the behavior of the specific heat, the gyration tensor, and the bond order tensor are investigated as functions of the(More)
We present a simple model which allows us to investigate the equilibrium aspects of molecular recognition between rigid biomolecules on a generic level. Using a two-stage approach, which consists of a design and a testing step, the role of cooperativity and of varying bond strength in molecular recognition is investigated. Cooperativity is found to enhance(More)
The appearance of a convex dip in the microcanonical entropy of finite systems usually signals a first order transition. However, a convex dip also shows up in some systems with a continuous transition as, for example, in the Baxter-Wu model and in the four-state Potts model in two dimensions. We demonstrate that the appearance of a convex dip in those(More)
Symmetry properties of the microcanonical entropy surface as a function of the energy and the order parameter are deduced from the invariance group of the Hamiltonian of the physical system. The consequences of these symmetries for the microcanonical order parameter in the high energy and in the low energy phases are investigated. In particular the breaking(More)
For models which exhibit a continuous phase transition in the thermodynamic limit a numerical study of small systems reveals a nonmonotonic behaviour of the microcanonical specific heat as a function of the system size. This is in contrast to a treatment in the canonical ensemble where the maximum of the specific heat increases monotonically with the size(More)
A novel approach to account for hard-body interactions in (overdamped) Brownian dynamics simulations is proposed for systems with non-vanishing force fields. The scheme exploits the analytically known transition probability for a Brownian particle on a one-dimensional half-line. The motion of a Brownian particle is decomposed into a component that is(More)
Homopolymer adsorption onto chemically structured periodic surfaces and its potential for pattern recognition is investigated using Monte Carlo simulations. To analyze the surface-induced selective adsorption on a fundamental geometric level polymer chains are represented by freely jointed chains with a fixed bond length whose monomers are attracted by the(More)