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Prof. Dr. Jens-Uwe Sommer

  • Prof. Dr. Jens-Uwe Sommer

    Theory of Polymers at Interfaces

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Prof. Dr. Jens-Uwe Sommer is Head of the newly established Group 'Theory of Polymers at Interfaces' within the Institute of Physical Chemistry and Polymer Physics at the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden e. V. (IPF).
Prof. Dr. Jens-Uwe Sommer is also a member of the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the Technische Universität Dresden and holds the chair 'Theory of Polymers at Interfaces'.

Fields of Research

  • Theory of polymers and complex systems
  • Polymer networks
  • Polymers at surfaces and interfaces
  • Polymer crystallization
  • Computer simulations

Selected publications

  • J.-U. Sommer, T.A. Vilgis and G. Heinrich: Swelling Behaviour and Fractal Properties of Randomly CrosslinkedPolymer Networks. Journal of Chemical Physics 100, 9181 (1994)
  • J.-U. Sommer and A. Blumen: On the Statistics of Generalized Gaussian Structures. Journal of Physics A 28, 6669 (1995)
  • J.-U. Sommer and M. Daoud: Copolymers at Selective Interfaces. Europhysics Letters 32, 407 (1995)
  • J.-U. Sommer and A. Blumen: Nonmonotonic Extension of Polymers in Aperiodic Potentials. Physical Review Letters 79,439 (1997)
  • J.-U. Sommer, A. Hoffmann and A. Blumen: Block Copolymer Films between Neutral Walls: Monte Carlo Simulations. Journalof Chemical Physics 111, 3728 (1999)
  • J.-U. Sommer and G. Reiter: Morphogenesis of Polymer Chain Crystals. Europhysics Letters 56, 755 (2001)
  • J.-U. Sommer and S. Lay: Topological Structure and Non-Affine Swelling of Bimodal Polymer Networks. Macromolecules 35,9832 (2002)
  • J.-U. Sommer and K. Saalwächter: Segmental Order in Polymer Networks: A Monte Carlo Study. European Physical JournalE 18, 167 ( 2005)


  • J.-U. Sommer and G. Reiter (Eds.): Polymer Crystallization: Observations, Concepts and Interpretations. Lecture Notesin Physics , Vol. 606. ISBN 3-540-44342-8. Springer Verlag (2003)
Prof. Dr. Jens-Uwe Sommer
Prof. Dr. Jens-Uwe Sommer


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