Marius Hofmann

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The diameter of columnar joints forming in cooling basalt and drying starch increases with decreasing growth rate. This observation can be reproduced with a linear-elastic three-dimensional fracture mechanics bifurcation analysis, which has been done for a periodic array of hexagonal columnar joints by considering a bifurcation mode compatible with(More)
The phenomenon of the glass transition is an unresolved problem in condensed matter physics. Its prominent feature, the super-Arrhenius temperature dependence of the transport coefficients, remains a challenge to be described over the full temperature range. For a series of molecular glass formers, we combined τ(T) collected from dielectric spectroscopy and(More)
In the presented study a special test-pump with 2D curvature blade geometry in cavitating and non-cavitating conditions was investigated using different experimental techniques and a 3D numerical model of cavitating flows. Experimental and numerical results concerning pump characteristics and performance breakdown were compared at different flow conditions.(More)
Inter-protein interactions in solution affect the auto-correlation function of Brownian tumbling not only in terms of a simple increase of the correlation time, they also lead to the appearance of a weak slow component ("long tail") of the correlation function due to a slowly changing local anisotropy of the microenvironment. The conventional protocol of(More)
This paper presents a wideband microwave approach towards biomedical dehydration monitoring. The introduced concept is verified via invasive measurements on several blood samples. A microwave measurement circuit, based of a two-port scalar vector network analyzer is presented. The circuit operates between 5GHz and 20GHz using a planar permittivity sensor.(More)
Field-Cycling (FC) NMR experiments were carried out at 1H Larmor frequencies down to about 3Hz. This could be achieved by fast switching a high polarizing magnetic field down to a low evolution field which is tilted with respect to the polarization field. Then, the low frequency Larmor precession of the nuclear spin magnetization about this evolution field(More)
Due to the single-particle character of the quadrupolar interaction in molecular systems, (2)H NMR poses a unique method for probing reorientational dynamics. Spin-lattice relaxation gives access to the spectral density, and its frequency dependency can be monitored by field-cycling (FC) techniques. However, most FC NMR studies employ (1)H; the use of (2)H(More)
A field cycling (FC) NMR experiment is presented which allows for the simultaneous determination of very small magnetic fields down to about 3 μT and the concomitant measurement of nuclear spin-lattice relaxation times in these fields. The technique will enable broadband spin-lattice relaxation dispersion experiments down to about 100 Hz (1)H Larmor(More)
Molecular motion of biopolymers in vivo is known to be strongly influenced by the high concentration of organic matter inside cells, usually referred to as crowding conditions. To elucidate the effect of intermolecular interactions on Brownian motion of proteins, we performed (1)H pulsed-field gradient NMR and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS)(More)