Jan Wilhelm

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The entropic force exerted by the Brownian fluctuations of a grafted semiflexible polymer upon a rigid smooth wall are calculated both analytically and by Monte Carlo simulations. Such forces are thought to play an important role for several cellular phenomena, in particular, the physics of actin-polymerization-driven cell motility and movement of bacteria(More)
Living cells are soft bodies of a characteristic form, but endowed with a capacity for a steady turnover of their structures. Both of these material properties, i.e. recovery of the shape after an external stress has been imposed and dynamic structural reorganization, are essential for many cellular phenomena. Examples are mechanical properties of tissue,(More)
We calculate the storage modulus of a solution of semiiexible polymers in the plateau regime using a tube model that takes the eeect of nite polymer length into account. For experimentally relevant parameters the result shows the previously obtained scaling behavior. Our calculation allows a prediction for the absolute value of the modulus which is found to(More)
The aim of the present work was to develop a chromatographic system for the separation of individual fluorophores extracted from neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL) brain and isolated storage bodies. Extracts from gray matter were best resolved on silica-gel HPTLC plates using a mixture of chloroform/methanol/water (55:45:10 by vol.). Two other(More)
Blood expirated from the nose may leave a characteristic bloodstain at a crime scene which can provide important clues for reconstructing events during a violent assault. Little research has been done on the typical velocities, trajectories and size distribution that can be expected from expirated blood. An experimental fluid dynamics technique known as(More)
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