Self Organization and Microheterogeneity

Self Organization and Microheterogeneity

I was involved in many studies on self organization and microheterogeneity in complex liquid systems. Those include lipid bilayers, deep-eutectic solvents (DES), mixtures of ionic liquids, and low-polarity water shells around TEMPO radicals. In 2015, I have developed the Voronoi-based domain analysis method, which enables to study microheterogeneity from MD simulations in great detail.

— Related Publications —

12 of my publications are related to self organization and microheterogeneity:

The numbers in front of the articles below refer to the full chronological publication list.

50A. Triolo, M. E. Di Pietro, A. Mele, F. Lo Celso, M. Brehm, V. Di Lisio, A. Martinelli, P. Chater, O. Russina:
"Liquid Structure and Dynamics in the Choline Acetate:Urea 1:2 Deep Eutectic Solvent"
J. Chem. Phys. 2021, 154, 244501.     (DOI 10.1063/5.0054048 ) ⭳Bib
46A. Triolo, F. Lo Celso, M. Brehm, V. Di Lisio, O. Russina:
"Liquid Structure of a Choline Chloride-Water Natural Deep Eutectic Solvent: A Molecular Dynamics Characterization"
J. Mol. Liq. 2021, 331, 115750.     (2 citations, DOI 10.1016/j.molliq.2021.115750 ) ⭳Bib
33U. Cerajewski, J. Träger, S. Henkel, A. H. Roos, M. Brehm, D. Hinderberger:
"Nanoscopic Structures and Molecular Interactions Leading to a Dystectic and two Eutectic Points in [EMIm][Cl] / Urea Mixtures"
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2018, 20, 29591–29600.     (8 citations, DOI 10.1039/C8CP04912B ) ⭳Bib
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32S. Pylaeva, M. Brehm, D. Sebastiani:
"Salt Bridge in Aqueous Solution: Strong Structural Motifs but Weak Enthalpic Effects"
Sci. Rep. 2018, 8, 13626.     (18 citations, DOI 10.1038/s41598-018-31935-z ) ⭳Bib
Open Access
31M. Brehm, D. Sebastiani:
"Simulating Structure and Dynamics in Small Droplets of 1-Ethyl-3-Methylimidazolium Acetate"
J. Chem. Phys. 2018, 148, 193802.     (14 citations, DOI 10.1063/1.5010342 ) ⭳Bib
28C. Peschel, M. Brehm, D. Sebastiani:
"Polyphilic Interactions as Structural Driving Force Investigated by Molecular Dynamics Simulation (Project 7)"
Polymers 2017, 9 (9), 445.     (2 citations, DOI 10.3390/polym9090445 ) ⭳Bib
Open Access
27M. Brehm, G. Saddiq, T. Watermann, D. Sebastiani:
"Influence of Small Fluorophilic and Lipophilic Organic Molecules on Dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine Bilayers"
J. Phys. Chem. B 2017, 121 (35), 8311–8321.     (4 citations, DOI 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b06520 ) ⭳Bib
22M. Brehm, H. Weber, M. Thomas, O. Hollóczki, B. Kirchner:
"Domain Analysis in Nanostructured Liquids: A Post-Molecular Dynamics Study at the Example of Ionic Liquids"
ChemPhysChem 2015, 16 (15), 3271–3277.     (66 citations, DOI 10.1002/cphc.201500471 ) ⭳Bib
21O. Hollóczki, M. Macchiagodena, H. Weber, M. Thomas, M. Brehm, A. Stark, O. Russina, A. Triolo, B. Kirchner:
"Triphilic Ionic-Liquid Mixtures: Fluorinated and Non-Fluorinated Aprotic Ionic-Liquid Mixtures"
ChemPhysChem 2015, 16 (15), 3325–3333.     (64 citations, DOI 10.1002/cphc.201500473 ) ⭳Bib
Open Access
13M. Brehm, H. Weber, A. S. Pensado, A. Stark, B. Kirchner:
"Liquid Structure and Cluster Formation in Ionic Liquid/Water Mixtures – An Extensive ab initio Molecular Dynamics Study on 1-Ethyl-3-Methylimidazolium Acetate/Water Mixtures – Part 2"
Z. Phys. Chem. 2013, 227, 177–203.     (34 citations, DOI 10.1524/zpch.2012.0327 ) ⭳Bib
10M. Brüssel, M. Brehm, A. S. Pensado, F. Malberg, M. Ramzan, A. Stark, B. Kirchner:
"On the Ideality of Binary Mixtures of Ionic Liquids"
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2012, 14, 13204–13215.     (75 citations, DOI 10.1039/C2CP41926B ) ⭳Bib
4M. Brüssel, M. Brehm, T. Voigt, B. Kirchner:
"Ab initio Molecular Dynamics Simulations of a Binary System of Ionic Liquids"
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2011, 13, 13617–13620.     (63 citations, DOI 10.1039/C1CP21550G ) ⭳Bib