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1. Articles scientifiques

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    Flexoelectric fluid membrane vesicles in spherical confinement

    Niloufar Abtahi, Lila Bouzar, Nadia Saidi-Amroun, Martin Michael Müller

    Résumé     Plus d'infos

    EPL, 131(1): 18001, 2020. Cf. aussi arXiv:2006.04475.

     


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    Isometric bending requires local constraints on free edges

    Jemal Guven, Martin Michael Müller, Pablo Vázquez-Montejo

    While the shape equations describing the equilibrium of an unstretchable thin sheet that is free to bend are known, the boundary conditions that supplement these equations on free edges have remained elusive. Intuitively, unstretchability is captured by a constraint on the metric within the bulk. Naïvely one would then guess that this constraint is enough to ensure that the deformations determining the boundary conditions on these edges respect the isometry constraint. If matters were this simple, unfortunately, it would imply unbalanced torques (as well as forces) along the edge unless manifestly unphysical constraints are met by the boundary geometry. In this article, we identify the source of the problem: not only the local arc-length but also the geodesic curvature need to be constrained explicitly on all free edges. We derive the boundary conditions which follow. In contrast to conventional wisdom, there is no need to introduce boundary layers. This framework is applied to isolated conical defects, both with deficit as well, but more briefly, as surplus angles. Using these boundary conditions, we show that the lateral tension within a circular cone of fixed radius is equal but opposite to the radial compression, and independent of the deficit angle itself. We proceed to examine the effect of an oblique outer edge on this cone perturbatively demonstrating that both the correction to the geometry as well as the stress distribution in the cone kicks in at second order in the eccentricity of the edge.

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    Math. Mech. Solids, 24: 4051, 2019. Cf. aussi arXiv:1904.05855.

     


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    Helical Superstructure of Intermediate Filaments

    Lila Bouzar, Martin Michael Müller, René Messina, Bernd Nöding, Sarah Köster, Hervé Mohrbach, Igor M. Kulić

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    Phys. Rev. Lett., 122: 098101, 2019. Cf. aussi arXiv:1803.04691.

     


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    Vesicle dynamics in confined steady and harmonically modulated Poiseuille flows

    Zakaria Boujja, Chaouqi Misbah, Hamid Ez-Zahraouy, Abdelilah Benyoussef, Thomas John, Christian Wagner, Martin Michael Müller

    We present a numerical study of the time-dependent motion of a membrane vesicle in a channel under an imposed flow. In a Poiseuille flow the shape of the vesicle depends on the flow strength, the mechanical properties of the membrane, and the width of the channel. In a wide parameter region, the emerging snaking shape shows an oscillatory motion like a swimmer flagella even though the flow is stationary. We quantify this behavior by the amplitude and frequency of the oscillations of the vesicle's center of mass. The influence of an amplitude modulation of the imposed flow on the dynamics and shape of the snaking vesicle is also investigated. We find that this modulation---when sufficiently small---induces a modulation in amplitude and frequency of the center of mass of the snaking vesicle. For large modulation amplitudes transitions to static shapes are observed.

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    Phys. Rev. E, 98: 043111, 2018. Cf. aussi arXiv:1810.04500.

     


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    Confining a fluid membrane vesicle of toroidal topology in an adhesive hard sphere

    Lila Bouzar, Ferhat Menas, Martin Michael Müller

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    IOP Conf. Series: MSE, 186: 012021, 2017.

     


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    Squeezed helical elastica

    Lila Bouzar, Martin Michael Müller, Pierre Gosselin, Igor M. Kulić, Hervé Mohrbach

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    Eur. Phys. J. E, 39: 114, 2016. Cf. aussi arXiv:1606.03611.

     


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    How bio-filaments twist membranes

    Julien Fierling, Albert Johner, Igor M. Kulić, Hervé Mohrbach, Martin Michael Müller

    Résumé     

    Soft Matter, 12: 5747, 2016.

     


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    Toroidal membrane vesicles in spherical confinement

    Lila Bouzar, Ferhat Menas, Martin Michael Müller

    We investigate the morphology of a toroidal fluid membrane vesicle confined inside a spherical container. The equilibrium shapes are assembled in a geometrical phase diagram as a function of scaled area and reduced volume of the membrane. For small area the vesicle can adopt its free form. When increasing the area, the membrane cannot avoid contact and touches the confining sphere along a circular contact line, which extends to a zone of contact for higher area. The elastic energies of the equilibrium shapes are compared to those of their confined counterparts of spherical topology to predict under which conditions a topology change is favored energetically.

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    Phys. Rev. E, 92: 032721, 2015. Cf. aussi arXiv:1509.00765.

     


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    Non-linear buckling and symmetry breaking of a soft elastic sheet sliding on a cylindrical substrate

    Norbert Stoop, Martin Michael Müller

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    Int. J. Non-Linear Mech., 75: 115, 2015. Cf. aussi arXiv:1503.05030.

     


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    Crunching Biofilament Rings

    Julien Fierling, Martin Michael Müller, Hervé Mohrbach, Albert Johner, Igor M. Kulić

    We discuss a curious example for the collective mechanical behavior of coupled non-linear monomer units entrapped in a circular filament. Within a simple model we elucidate how multistability of monomer units and exponentially large degeneracy of the filament's ground state emerge as a collective feature of the closed filament. Surprisingly, increasing the monomer frustration, i.e., the bending prestrain within the circular filament, leads to a conformational softening of the system. The phenomenon, that we term polymorphic crunching, is discussed and applied to a possible scenario for membrane tube deformation by switchable dynamin or FtsZ filaments. We find an important role of cooperative inter-unit interaction for efficient ring induced membrane fission.

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    Europhys. Lett., 107(6): 68002, 2014. Cf. aussi arXiv:1408.6787.

     


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    Confotronic dynamics of tubular filaments

    Osman Kahraman, Hervé Mohrbach, Martin Michael Müller, Igor M. Kulić

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    Soft Matter, 10(16): pp. 2836-2847, 2014. Cf. aussi arXiv:1312.3106.

     


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    Whirling skirts and rotating cones

    Jemal Guven, J. A. Hanna, Martin Michael Müller

    Résumé     

    New J. Phys., 15: 113055, 2013. Cf. aussi arXiv:1306.2619.

     


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    Myotubularin and PtdIns3P remodel the sarcoplasmic reticulum in muscle in vivo

    Leonela Amoasii, Karim Hnia, Gaëtan Chicanne, Andreas Brech, Belinda Simone Cowling, Martin Michael Müller, Yannick Schwab, Pascale Koebel, Arnaud Ferry, Bernard Payrastre, Jocelyn Laporte

    Résumé     

    J. Cell Sci., 126(8): 1806, 2013.

     


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    Dipoles in thin sheets

    Jemal Guven, J. A. Hanna, Osman Kahraman, Martin Michael Müller

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    Eur. Phys. J. E, 36: 106, 2013. Cf. aussi arXiv:1212.3262.

     


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    Fluid membrane vesicles in confinement

    Osman Kahraman, Norbert Stoop, Martin Michael Müller

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    New J. Phys., 14: 095021, 2012.

     


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    Petal shapes of sympetaleous flowers: the interplay between growth, geometry and elasticity

    Martine Ben Amar, Martin Michael Müller, Miguel Trejo

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    New J. Phys., 14: 085014, 2012. Choisi pour les Highlights of 2012.

     


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    Morphogenesis of membrane invaginations in spherical confinement

    Osman Kahraman, Norbert Stoop, Martin Michael Müller

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    Europhys. Lett., 97(6): 68008, 2012. Cf. aussi arXiv:1201.2518.

     


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    Conical instabilities on paper

    Jemal Guven, Martin Michael Müller, Pablo Vázquez-Montejo

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    J. Phys. A: Math. Theor., 45(1): 015203, 2012. Cf. aussi arXiv:1107.5008.

     


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    Interface-mediated interactions: Entropic forces of curved membranes

    Pierre Gosselin, Hervé Mohrbach, Martin Michael Müller

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    Phys. Rev. E, 83(5): 051921, 2011. Cf. aussi arXiv:1011.1221.

     


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    Self-Contact and Instabilities in the Anisotropic Growth of Elastic Membranes

    Norbert Stoop, Falk K. Wittel, Martine Ben Amar, Martin Michael Müller, Hans J. Herrmann

    We investigate the morphology of thin discs and rings growing in circumferential direction. Recent analytical results suggest that this growth produces symmetric excess cones (e-cones). We study the stability of such solutions considering self-contact and bending stress. We show that, contrary to what was assumed in previous analytical solutions, beyond a critical growth factor, no symmetric e-cone solution is energetically minimal any more. Instead, we obtain skewed e-cone solutions having lower energy, characterized by a skewness angle and repetitive spiral winding with increasing growth. These results are generalized to discs with varying thickness and rings with holes of different radii.

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    Phys. Rev. Lett., 105(6): 068101, 2010. Cf. aussi arXiv:1007.1871.

     


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    Cell Model Approach to Membrane Mediated Protein Interactions

    Martin Michael Müller, Markus Deserno

    Membrane-deforming proteins can interact through the curvature fields they create. In the case of many such proteins a cell model approach can be used to calculate the energy per protein and predict, whether it would lead to phase segregation or bud-formation. Using covariant differential geometry exact results are derived for the lateral pressure in terms of geometric properties at the cell boundary. Numerical solutions of the exact shape equations in the highly nonlinear regime are found and it is seen that both phase segregation and bud formation can occur.

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    Prog. Theor. Phys. Suppl., 184: pp. 351-363, 2010.

     


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    Hamiltonian formulation of surfaces with constant Gaussian curvature

    Miguel Trejo, Martine Ben Amar, Martin Michael Müller

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    J. Phys. A: Math. Theor., 42(42): 425204, 2009.

     


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    Local Membrane Mechanics of Pore-Spanning Bilayers

    Ingo Mey, Milena Stephan, Eva K. Schmitt, Martin Michael Müller, Martine Ben Amar, Claudia Steinem, Andreas Janshoff

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    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131(20): pp. 7031-7039, 2009.

     


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    Elasticity Mapping of Pore-Suspending Native Cell Membranes

    Bärbel Lorenz, Ingo Mey, Siegfried Steltenkamp, Tamir Fine, Christina Rommel, Martin Michael Müller, Alexander Maiwald, Joachim Wegener, Claudia Steinem, Andreas Janshoff

    The mechanics of cellular membranes is governed by a non-equilibrium composite framework consisting of the semiflexible filamentous cytoskeleton and extracellular matrix proteins linked to the lipid bilayer. While elasticity information of plasma membranes has mainly been obtained from whole cell analysis, techniques that allow to address local mechanical properties of cell membranes are desirable to learn how their lipid and protein composition is reflected in the elastic behavior on local length scales. Here, we introduce an approach based on basolateral membranes of polar epithelial Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) II cells, prepared on a highly ordered porous substrate that allows elastic mapping on a submicrometer length scale. A strong correlation between the density of actin filaments and the measured membrane elasticity is found. Spatially resolved indentation experiments carried out with atomic force and fluorescence microscope permit to relate the supramolecular structure to the elasticity of cellular membranes. It is shown that the elastic response of the pore-spanning cell membranes is governed by the local bending modules rather than the lateral tension.

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    Small, 5(7): pp. 832-838, 2009.

     


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    Conical Defects in Growing Sheets

    Martin Michael Müller, Martine Ben Amar, Jemal Guven

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    Phys. Rev. Lett., 101(15): 156104, 2008. Cf. aussi arXiv:0807.1814.

     


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    How paper folds: bending with local constraints

    Jemal Guven, Martin Michael Müller

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    J. Phys. A: Math. Theor., 41(5): 055203, 2008. Cf. aussi arXiv:0712.0978.

     


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    Contact lines for fluid surface adhesion

    Markus Deserno, Martin Michael Müller, Jemal Guven

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    Phys. Rev. E, 76(1): 011605, 2007. Cf. aussi cond-mat/0703019.
    Choisi pour le Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research.

     


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    Balancing torques in membrane-mediated interactions: Exact results and numerical illustrations

    Martin Michael Müller, Markus Deserno, Jemal Guven

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    Phys. Rev. E, 76(1): 011921, 2007. Cf. aussi cond-mat/0702340.
    Choisi pour le Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research.

     


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    Aggregation and vesiculation of membrane proteins by curvature-mediated interactions

    Benedict J. Reynwar, Gregoria Illya, Vagelis A. Harmandaris, Martin Michael Müller, Kurt Kremer, Markus Deserno

    Résumé     Plus d'infos

    Nature 447(7143): pp. 461-464, 2007.

     


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    How to determine local elastic properties of lipid bilayer membranes from atomic-force-microscope measurements: A theoretical analysis

    Davood Norouzi, Martin Michael Müller, Markus Deserno

    Résumé     Plus d'infos

    Phys. Rev. E, 74(6): 061914, 2006. Cf. aussi cond-mat/0602662.
    Choisi pour le Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research.

     


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    Mechanical Properties of Pore-Spanning Lipid Bilayers Probed by Atomic Force Microscopy

    Siegfried Steltenkamp, Martin Michael Müller, Markus Deserno, Christian Hennesthal, Claudia Steinem, Andreas Janshoff

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    Biophys. J., 91(1): pp. 217-226, 2006.

     


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    Interface mediated interactions between particles -- a geometrical approach

    Martin Michael Müller, Markus Deserno, Jemal Guven

    Particles bound to an interface interact because they deform its shape. The stresses that result are fully encoded in the geometry and described by a divergence-free surface stress tensor. This stress tensor can be used to express the force on a particle as a line integral along any conveniently chosen closed contour that surrounds the particle. The resulting expression is exact (i.e., free of any 'smallness' assumptions) and independent of the chosen surface parametrization. Additional surface degrees of freedom, such as vector fields describing lipid tilt, are readily included in this formalism. As an illustration, we derive the exact force for several important surface Hamiltonians in various symmetric two-particle configurations in terms of the midplane geometry; its sign is evident in certain interesting limits. Specializing to the linear regime, where the shape can be analytically determined, these general expressions yield force-distance relations, several of which have originally been derived by using an energy based approach.

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    Phys. Rev. E, 72(6): 061407, 2005. Cf. aussi cond-mat/0506019.
    Choisi pour le Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research.

     


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    Geometry of surface-mediated interactions

    Martin Michael Müller, Markus Deserno, Jemal Guven

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    Europhys. Lett., 69(3): pp. 482-488, 2005. Cf. aussi cond-mat/0409043.

     


 

 

2. Livres

 

  • New Trends in the Physics and Mechanics of Biological Systems
    Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School, vol. 92 (Oxford University Press, 2011),
    éd. par Martine Ben Amar, Alain Goriely, Martin Michael Müller et Leticia Cugliandolo.

    Chapitre 9 :
    The physics of the cell membrane
    Martin Michael Müller et Martine Ben Amar.

 

 


 

 

3. Mémoires

  • Theoretical examinations of interface mediated interactions between colloidal particles, mémoire (2004).
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  • Theoretical studies of fluid membrane mechanics, thèse de doctorat (2007).


  • Symmetry breaking in bioelasticity, thèse d'habilitation à diriger des recherches (2015).

 

 

 
     

 

     © Martin Michael Müller