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  • S. D. Pritzl, D. B. Konrad, M. F. Ober, A. F. Richter, J. A. Frank, B. Nickel, D. Trauner, T. Lohmüller; "Optical Membrane Control with Red Light Enabled by Red-Shifted Photolipids"; Langmuir  38 (1), 385–393 (2021)
  • E. Z. Xu, C. Lee, S. D. Pritzl, A. S. Chen, T. Lohmueller, B. E. Cohen, E. M. Chan, P. J. Schuck; "Infrared-to-ultraviolet upconverting nanoparticles for COVID-19-related disinfection applications", Optical Materials: X 12, 100099 (2021)
  • N. M. Kerschbaumer, S. Niedermaier, T. Lohmüller, J. Feldmann; "Contactless and spatially structured cooling by directing thermal radiation", Scientific Reports 11 (1), 1-8 (2021)
  • L. Gao, J. C. M. Meiring, Y. Kraus, M. Wranik, T. Weinert, S. D. Pritzl, R. Bingham, E. Ntouliou, K. I. Jansen, N. Olieric, J. Standfuss, L. C. Kapitein, T. Lohmüller, J. Ahlfeld, A. Akhmanova, M. O. Steinmetz, O. Thorn-Seshold; "A Robust, GFP-Orthogonal Photoswitchable Inhibitor Scaffold Extends Optical Control over the Microtubule Cytoskeleton", Cell Chemical Biology 28 (2), 228-241. e6 (2021)
  • T. Lohmüller, B. Nickel, J. O. Rädler; "Supported Lipid Bilayers"; Handbook of Lipid Membranes, 376 (2021)
  • S. D. Pritzl, P. Urban, A. Prasselsperger, D. B. Konrad, J. A. Frank, D. Trauner, T. Lohmüller; "Photolipid Bilayer Permeability is Controlled by Transient Pore Formation"; Langmuir 36 (45), 13509-13515 (2020)
  • P. Urban, S. D. Pritzl, M. F. Ober, C. F. Dirscherl, C. Pernpeintner, D. B. Konrad, J. A. Frank, D. Trauner, B. Nickel, T. Lohmueller; "A lipid photoswitch controls fluidity in supported bilayer membranes"; Langmuir 36 (10), 2629-2634 (2020)
  • V. A. Hintermayr, C. Lampe, M. Löw, J. Roemer, W. Vanderlinden, M. Gramlich, A. X. Böhm, C. Sattler, B. Nickel, T. Lohmüller*, A. S. Urban*; "Polymer nanoreactors shield perovskite nanocrystals from degradation"; Nano letters 19 (8), 4928-4933 (2019)
  • S. D. Pritzl, F. Pschunder, F. Ehrat, S. Bhattacharyya, T. Lohmüller, M. A. Huergo, J. Feldmann; "Trans-membrane fluorescence enhancement by carbon dots: Ionic interactions and energy transfer"; Nano letters 19 (6), 3886-3891 (2019)
  • L. Gao, Y. Kraus, M. Wranik, T. Weinert, S. D. Pritzl, J. Meiring, R. Bingham, N. Olieric, A. Akhmanova, T. Lohmüller, M. O. Steinmetz, O. Thorn-Seshold; "Photoswitchable microtubule inhibitors enabling robust, GFP-orthogonal optical control over the tubulin cytoskeleton"; bioRxiv, 716233 (2019)
  • P. Urban, S. Pritzl, D. Konrad, J. Frank, C. Pernpeintner, C. Roeske, D. Trauner*, T. Lohmüller*; “Light-Controlled Lipid Interaction and Membrane Organization in Photolipid Bilayer Vesicles”; Langmuir,  34 (44), 4083–4089 (2018)
  • C. M. Maier, M. A. Huergo, S. Milosevic, C. Pernpeintner, M. Li, D. P. Singh, D. Walker, P. Fischer, J. Feldmann, T. Lohmueller*; "Optical and Thermophoretic Control of Janus Nanopen Injection into Living Cells"; Nano letters, 18 (12), 13368–13374 (2018)
  • F. Winterer, C. Maier, C. Zensen, and T. Lohmüller*; “Optofluidic transport and manipulation of plasmonic nanoparticles by thermocapillary convection”; Soft Matter 14, 628-634 (2018)
  • K. Stoiber, O. Nagło, C. Pernpeintner, S. Zhang, A. Koeberle, M. Ulrich, O. Werz, R. Mueller, S. Zahler, T. Lohmüller, J. Feldmann, S. Braig "Targeting de novo lipogenesis as a novel approach in anti-cancer therapy", British Journal of Cancer 118, 43–51 (2018).
  • B. Buchmann, F. Manfed Hecht, C. Pernpeintner, T. Lohmüller, A. Bausch "Controlling non-equilibrium structure formation on the nanoscale", ChemPhysChem, 18, 3437-3442 (2017).
  • C. Pernpeintner, J. A. Frank, P. Urban, C. R. Roeske, S. D. Pritzl, D. Trauner, T. Lohmüller "Light-Controlled Membrane Mechanics and Shape Transitions of Photoswitchable Lipid Vesicles", Langmuir, 33, 16, 4083–4089 (2017).
  • C. Zensen, I. E. Fernandez, O. Eickelberg, J. Feldmann, and T. Lohmüller: "Detecting Swelling States of Red Blood Cells by "Cell-Fluid Coupling Spectroscopy", Advanced Science, 4 (2), 1600238 (2017).
  • S. Simoncelli, E-M. Roller, P. Urban, R. Schreiber, A. J. Turberfield, T. Liedl, and T. Lohmüller: "Quantitative Single Molecule Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering by Optothermal Tuning of DNA Origami Assembled Plasmonic Nanoantennas", ACS Nano, 10 (11), 9809–981 (2016).
  • A. Babynina, M. Fedoruk, P. Kühler, A. Meledin, M. Döblinger, T. Lohmüller: "Bending Gold Nanorods with Light", Nano Letters, 16 (10), 6485–6490 (2016).
  • P. Urban, S.R. Kirchner, C. Mühlbauer, T. Lohmüller, J. Feldmann: "Reversible Control of Current Across Lipid Membranes by Local Heating", Scientific reports 6, 22686 (2016).
  • C. Zensen, N. Villadsen, F. Winterer, S. R. Keiding, T. Lohmüller: "Pushing nanoparticles with light — A femtonewton resolved measurement of optical scattering forces", APL Photonics 1, 026102 (2016).
  • S. Nedev, S. Carretero-Palacios, P. Kühler, T. Lohmueller, A. S. Urban, L. JE Anderson, and  J. Feldmann: "An Optically Controlled Microscale Elevator Using Plasmonic Janus Particles", ACS Photonics 2 (4), 491-496 (2015).
  • M.Li, T. Lohmüller, and J. Feldmann: "Optical Injection of Gold Nanoparticles into Living Cells", Nano Letters 15 (1), 770-775 (2015).
  • P. Kühler, M. Weber, and T. Lohmüller: "Plasmonic Nanoantenna Arrays for Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Lipid Molecules Embedded in a Bilayer Membrane", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 6, 8947-8952 (2014).
  • P. Kühler, E-M. Roller, R. Schreiber, T. Liedl, T. Lohmüller, and J. Feldmann: "Plasmonic DNA-Origami Nanoantennas for Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy", Nano Letters, 14 (5), 2914-2919 (2014).
  • N.G. Caculitan, H. Kai, E.Y. Liu, N. Fay, Y. Yu, T. Lohmüller, G.P. O'Donoghue, and J.T. Groves: "Size-based Chromatography of Signaling Clusters in a Living Cell Membrane", Nano Letters, 14 (5), 2293-2298 (2014).
  • A.S. Urban, S. Carretero-Palacios, A.A. Lutich, T. Lohmüller, J. Feldmann, and Frank Jäckel: "Optical Trapping and Manipulation of Plasmonic Nanoparticles: Fundamentals, Applications and Perspectives", Nanoscale, 6, 4458-4474 (2014).
  • S.R. Kirchner, S. Nedev, S. Carretero-Palacios, A. Mader, M. Opitz, T. Lohmüller, and J. Feldmann: "Direct Optical Monitoring of Flow Generated by Bacterial Flagellar Rotation", Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 093701 (2014)
  • S.R. Kirchner, M. Fedoruk, T.Lohmüller, and J. Feldmann: "Analyzing the Movement of the Nauplius 'Artemia Salina' by Optical Tracking of Plasmonic Nanoparticles", Journal of Visualized Experiments, 15 (89), (2014)
  • M. Fedoruk , M. Meixner , S. Carretero-Palacios , T. Lohmüller, and J. Feldmann: "Nanolithography by Plasmonic Heating and Optical Manipulation of Gold Nanoparticles"; ACS Nano, 7 (9), 7648-7653 (2013).
  • T. Lohmüller, Q. Xu, and J. T. Groves: "Nanoscale Obstacle Arrays Frustrate Transport of EphA2 – Ephrin-A1 Clusters in Cancer Cell Lines"; Nano Letters, 13 (7), 3059–3064 (2013).
  • L. Osinkina, T. Lohmüller, F. Jäckel, and J. Feldmann: "Synthesis of Gold Nanostar Arrays as Reliable, Large-Scale, Homogeneous Substrates for Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Imaging and Spectroscopy"; The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117 (43), 22198–22202, (2013).
  • A. S. Urban, M. Fedoruk, S. Nedev, A. Lutich, T. Lohmueller and J. Feldmann: "Shrink-to-fit Plasmonic Nanostructures"; Advanced Optical Materials, 1, 123-127 (2013).
  • T. Lohmüller, L. Iversen, M. Schmidt, C. Rhodes, H.-L. Tu, W.-C. Lin, J. T. Groves: "Single Molecule Tracking on Supported Membranes with Arrays of Optical Antennas"; Nano Letters, 12 (3), 1717-1721 (2012).
  • T. Lohmüller, S. Triffo, G. P. O'Donoghue, Q. Xiu, M. P. Coyle, J. T. Groves: "Supported Membranes Embedded with Fixed Arrays of Gold Nanoparticles"; Nano Letters; 11 (11), 4912-4918 (2011).
  • T. N. Krauss, E. Barrena, T. Lohmueller, J. P. Spatz, and H. Dosch: "Growth Mechanisms of Phthalocyanine Nanowires Induced by Au Nanoparticle Templates"; PCCP; 13, 5940-5944 (2011).
  • T. Lohmüller, D. Aydin, M. Schwieder, C. Morhardt,  C. Pacholski, I. Louban, J. P. Spatz: "Nanopatterning by Block Copolymer Nanolithography and Bioinspired Applications"; Biointerphases; 6, MR1-12 (2011).
  • D. Aydin, I. Louban, N. Perschmann, J. Blümmel, T. Lohmüller, E. Cavalcanti-Adam, R. Fiammengo, H. Kessler, J. P. Spatz: "Micro-Nanopattering of Polymeric Substrates with Tunable Elasticity and Molecularly Controlled Biomolecule Density"; Langmuir; 26 (19), 15472–15480 (2010).
  • T. Lohmüller: "Die Motte hat den Durchblick"; Bild der Wissenschaft plus, Okt. (2009).
  • T. Krauss, E. Barrena, T. Lohmüller, M. Kelsch, A. Breitling, P. van Aken, J. P. Spatz, H. Dosch: "One Dimensional Phthalocyanine Nanostructures Directed by Gold Templates"; Chemistry of Materials; 21 (21), 5010 – 5015 (2009).
  • Y. Yamashita, S. He, H. Yoshikawa, S. Ueda, K. Kobayashi, T. Lohmüller and J. P. Spatz: "Electronic Structures of Naked and Molecular Encapsulated Au Nanoparticles"; International Journal of Nanoscience; 8 (1 & 2), 181 – 184 (2009).
  • T. Lohmüller, J. P. Spatz, R. Brunner: "Entspiegelung nach dem Vorbild von Mottenaugen"; Physik in unserer Zeit; 39 (6), 266 – 267 (2008).
  • T. Lohmüller, U. Müller, S. Breisch, W. Nisch, R. Rudorf, W. Schuhmann, S. Neugebauer, M. Kaczor, S. Linke, S. Lechner, J. Spatz, M. Stelzle: "Nanoporous Electrode Systems by Colloidal Lithography for Sensitive Electrochemical Detection: Fabrication Technology and Properties"; Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering; 18 (11), 115011 (2008).
  • R. Brunner, A. Deparnay, M. Helgert, M. Burkhardt, T. Lohmüller, J. P. Spatz: "Product Piracy from Nature: Biomimetic Microstructures and Interfaces for High-Performance Optics"; Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 7057, 705705 (2008).
  • T. Lohmüller, M. Helgert, M. Sundermann, R. Brunner, J. P. Spatz: "Biomimetic Interfaces for High-Performance Optics in the Deep-UV Light Range"; Nano Letters; 8 (5), 1429 - 1433 (2008).
  • E. Barrena, X. N. Zhang, B. N. Mbenkum, T. Lohmüller, T. N. Krauss, M. Kelsch, P. A. van Aken, J. P. Spatz, H. Dosch: "Self-Assembly of Phthalocyanine Nanotubes by Vapor-Phase Transport"; ChemPhysChem; 9 (8), 1114 - 1116 (2008).
  • T. Lohmüller, E. Bock, J. P. Spatz: „Synthesis of Quasi Hexagonal Ordered Arrays of Metallic Nanoparticles with Tuneable Particle Size"; Advanced Materials; 20 (12), 2297 - 2302 (2008).
  • M. Arnold, V. C. Jakubick, T. Lohmüller, P. Heil, J. Blümmel, E. A. Cavalcanti-Adam, M. López-García, P. Walther, H. Kessler, B. Geiger, J. P. Spatz: "Induction of Cell Polarization and Migration by a Gradient of Nanoscale Variations in Adhesive Ligand Spacing"; Nano Letters; 8 (7), 2063 - 2069 (2008).
  • U. Müller, W. Nisch, S. Neugebauer, W. Schuhmann, S. Linke, M. Kaczor, T. Lohmüller, J. Spatz, M. Motz, J. Sorsa, S. Hecke, G. Hartwich, M. Stelzle: "Nanobiopore: A Novel Nano-Porous Electrode System to Enhance Biosensor Sensitivity"; Nanotech Proceedings 2007; 2, 206 – 209 (2007).
  • S. Neugebauer, U. Müller, T. Lohmüller, J. P. Spatz, M. Stelzle, W. Schuhmann: "Characterization of Nanopore Electrode Structures as Basis for Amplified Electrochemical Assays"; Electroanalysis; 18; 1929 – 1936 (2006).
  • U. Müller, J. Kentsch, W. Nisch, S. Neugebauer, W. Schuhmann, S. Linke, M. Kaczor, T. Lohmüller, J. Spatz, M. Stelzle: "Sub-µm Spaced Nano-Porous Electrode Systems: Fabrication, Properties and Application to Sensitive Electrochemical Detection"; Micro Total Analysis; 473 – 475 (2005).
  • U. Müller, J. Kentsch, W. Nisch, S. Neugebauer, W. Schuhmann, S. Linke, M. Kaczor, T. Lohmüller, J. Spatz, M. Stelzle: "Fabrication and Properties of Sub-μm Spaced Nano-Porous Electrode Systems for Application to Highly Sensitive Biosensors"; Proceedings: Mikrosystemtechnik Kongress 2005; VDE-Verlag, 57 - 61, ISBN 978-3-8007-2926-5 (2005).
  • T. Lohmüller, V. Engel, J. A. Beswick, C. Meier: "Fractional Revivals in the Rovibrational Motion of I2"; Journal of Chemical Physics; 120, 10442 - 10449 (2004).
  • T. Lohmüller, M. Erdmann, O. Rubner, V. Engel: "Determination of Transition Dipole Moments from Time-Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy"; The European Physical Journal D; 25, 95 - 99 (2003).
  • T. Lohmüller, M. Erdmann, V. Engel: "Chirped Pulse Ionization: Bondlength Dynamics and Interference Effects"; Chemical Physics Letters; 373 (3-4), 319 - 327 (2003).

Book chapter

  • T. Lohmüller, R. Brunner, J. P. Spatz: "Improved Properties of Optical Surfaces by Following the Example of the Moth Eye"; Biomimetics, Learning from Nature; In-Tech Verlag, 451-466, ISBN 978-953-307-025-4 (2010).
  • T. Lohmüller, J. P. Spatz: "Diblock Copolymer Micelle Nanolithography: Characteristics and Applications"; Nanotechnology: Volume 8: Nanostructured Surfaces; Wiley-VCH, 7, ISBN 978-3-527-31739-4 (2010).


  • DE 10 2007 017 032 A1 (2008-10-16): "Verfahren zur Herstellung von flächigen Größen- oder Abstandsvariationen in Mustern von Nanostrukturen auf Oberflächen“;
    J. P. Spatz, T. Lohmüller, M. Arnold.
  • DE 10 2007 014 538 A1 (2008-10-02): "Verfahren zur Erzeugung einer Antireflexionsoberfläche auf einem optischen Element sowie optische Elemente mit einer Antireflexionsoberfläche";
    J. P. Spatz, R. Brunner, T. Lohmüller.
  • DE 10 2006 025 121 A1; EP 2 024 069 B1 (2010-02-03): "Darstellung von Mikro- und Nanoporen Massenanordnungen durch Selbstorganisation von Nanopartikeln und Sublimationstechnik";
    T. Lohmüller, J. P. Spatz.