Publications by Silvia Mittler

Refereed Publications

[1] Lateral order in mixed lipid bilayers and its influence on ion translocation by  gramicidin: a model for structure-function relationship in membranes; T. Henkel, S.  Mittler, W. Pfeiffer, H. Rötzer, H.-J. Apell, W. Knoll; Biochemie 71 (1989) 89-98.

[2] Phaseseparation in bimolecular mixed lipid membranes induced by polylysin; S.  Mittler-Neher, W. Knoll; Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications  162 (1989) 124-129.

[3] pH-control of the miscibility properties of a binary lipid alloy and its influence on the  ion transportation by gramicidin; S. Mittler-Neher, W. Knoll; Biochimica et  Biophysica Acta 1026  (1990) 167-170.

[4] Chemically driven phase separation in black lipid membranes; S. Mittler-Neher, J.  Spinke, W. Knoll, in: D. Vasilescu, J. Jaz, L. Packer, B. Pullmann (eds.); Advances in  Life Science: Water and Ions in Biomelecular Systems; Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel  (1990).

[5] Lateral order in binary lipid alloys and its coupling to membrane functions; W. Knoll,  G. Schmidt, H. Rötzer, T. Henkel, W. Pfeiffer, E. Sackmann, S. Mittler-Neher, J.  Spinke; Chemistry and Physics of Lipids 57 (1991) 363-374.

[6] Determination of the oriental order parameters P2 and  P4 in a polysilane LB-film via  polarization dependent THG; D. Neher, S. Mittler-Neher, M. Cha, G.I. Stegeman,  F.W. Embs, G. Wegner, R.D. Miller, C.G. Willson; SPIE 1560 (1991) 335.

[7] Polarization dependent resonant THG on Langmuir-Blodgett multilayers of rod-like  polysilanes during annealing; S. Mittler-Neher, D. Neher, G.I. Stegeman, F.W. Embs,  G. Wegner; Chemical Physics  161 (1992) 289-297.

[8] Side-chain dilution effect on the optical properties of poly[3-alkylthiophene]s; T.-M.  Lee, S. Mittler-Neher, D. Neher, G.I. Stegeman, C. Roux, M. Leclerc; Optical  Materials 1 (1992) 65-70.

[9] Determination of the two first non-trivial orientational orderpapameters in LB films of  rod-like molecules by third harmonic sum frequency mixing; M. Cha, D. Neher, S.  Mittler-Neher, G.I. Stegeman, Chemical Physics Letters 202 (1993) 44-50.

[10] Adiabatic focusing structures in low loss DANS polymer waveguides; A. Otomo, S.  Mittler-Neher, G.I. Stegeman, W.H.G. Horsthuis, G.R. Möhlmann; Electronics Letters  29 (1993) 129-130.

[11] Determination of the orientational order parameters in polysilane LB-films by  measuring third order susceptibility tensor components, M. Cha, D. Neher, F. Embs, S.  Mittler-Neher, G.I. Stegeman, SPIE 1852 (1993).

[12] Waveguiding in substrate supported and free-standing films of insoluble conjugated  polymers; S. Mittler-Neher, A. Otomo, G.I. Stegeman, C. Y.-C. Lee, R. Mehta, A.K.  Agrawal, S.A. Jenekhe; Applied Physics Letters 62 (1993) 115-117.

[13] Second harmonic generation by counter propagating beams in 4-dimethylamino-4'- nitrostilbene side chain polymer channel waveguides; A. Otomo, S. Mittler-Neher, C.  Bosshard, G.I. Stegeman, W.H.G. Horsthuis, G.R. Möhlmann; Applied Physics Letters  63 (1993) 3405-3407.

[14] Ca++-induced lateral phase separation in black lipid membranes and its coupling to  the iontranslocation by gramicidin; S. Mittler-Neher, W. Knoll; Biochimica et  Biophysica Acta 1152 (1993) 259-269.

[15] Electron microscopic investigations on free-standing mixed lipid Langmuir-Blodgett- Kuhn monolayers: phase separation and aging process; G. Lieser, S. Mittler-Neher, J.  Spinke, W. Knoll; Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1192 (1994) 14-20.

[16] Propagation and deflection of guided modes in planar waveguides via grating rotation;  M. Veith, K.G. Müller, S. Mittler-Neher, W. Knoll; Applied Physics B 60 (1995)  1-4.

[17] Channel waveguides of insoluble conjugated polymers; G. Ihlein, B. Menges, S.  Mittler-Neher, Optical Materials 4 (1995) 685-689.

[18] Surface emitting SHG light by counter propagation of guided waves in a plane parallel  poled DANS side chain polymer; S. Mittler-Neher, A. Otomo, G.. Stegeman, C.  Bosshard, W.H.G. Horsthuis, G.R. Möhlmann, Advanced Materials 7 (1995) 463-465.

[19] Second-harmonic generation by counterpropagating beams in thin films; A. Otomo, C.  Bosshard, S. Mittler-Neher, G.I. Stegeman, M. Küpfer, M. Flörsheimer, P. Günter,  W.H.G. Horsthuis, G.R. Möhlmann, Nonlinear Optics 10 (1995) 331-339.

[20] Spectroscopic and surface-analytical characterization of self-assembled layers on Au;  S. Mittler-Neher, J. Spinke, M. Liley, G. Nelles, M. Weisser, R. Back, G. Wenz, W.  Knoll; Biosensors and Bioelectronics 10 (1995) 903-916. 

[21] Simple high-temperature laser microrefractometer, K.G. Müller, S. Sainov, S. Mittler- Neher, W. Knoll; Applied Optics 35 (1996) 708-710.

[22] Controlled orientation of cyclodextrin derivatives immobilized on gold surfaces;  G.Nelles, M. Weisser, R. Back, P.Wohlfart, G. Wenz, S. Mittler-Neher, JACS 118  (1996) 5039-5046.

[23] Immobilization kinetics of cyclodextrins at gold surfaces; M. Weisser, G. Nelles, P.  Wohlfart, G.Wenz, S. Mittler-Neher, J.Phys.Chem. 100 (1996) 17893-17900.

[24] Guest-host interactions with immobilized cyclodextrins; M. Weisser, G. Nelles, G.  Wenz, S. Mittler-Neher, Sensors and Actuators B 38-39 (1997) 58-67.

[25] Scanning photothermal beam deflection imaging with and without contrast inversion o on polymers for integrated optical application; H. Einsiedel, S. Mittler-Neher, Thin  Solid Films 288 (1996) 243-247.

[26] Polarization dependent photothermal beam deflection for the determination of the  order parameter C2 in laser oriented polymer systems; H. Einsiedel, S. Mittler-Neher,   Applied Optics 35 (1996) 5406-5411.

[27] An antracene containing PMMA derivative for photoresist- and waveguide  application, S. Paul, O. Halle, B. Menges, H. Einsiedel, K. Müllen, W. Knoll, S.  Mittler-Neher, Thin Solid Films 288 (1996) 150-154.

[28] Photothermal Beam Deflection Spectroscopy in the Near IR on Poly[3- alkylthiophene]s ; H. Einsiedel, M. Kreiter, M. Leclerc, S. Mittler-Neher, Optical  Materials 10 (1998) 61-68.

[29] Translocation of alkali metal ions by lipophilic cyclodextrin derivatives across black  lipid membranes; K. Kobayashi, S. Mittler-Neher, J. Spinke, G. Wenz, W. Knoll,  Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1368 (1998) 35-40.

[30] Optical waveguide fabrication using a polymeric azine containing the 3- dedecylthiophene moiety, C. Amari, C. Pelizzi, G. Predieri, S. Destri, W. Porzio, H.  Einsiedel, S. Mittler-Neher, Journal of Material Chemistry 6 (1996) 1319-1324. 

[31] Waveguide scattering microscopy, F. Thoma, U. Langbein, S. Mittler-Neher, Optics  Communications 134 (1997) 16-20. 

[32] Photothermal beam deflection techniques: a usefull tool for integrated optics, S.  Mittler-Neher and H. Einsiedel, SPIE 2852 (1996) 248-257.

[33] Photothermal beam deflection techniques: useful tools for integrated optics?, H.  Einsiedel and S. Mittler-Neher, Optica Applicata XXXVI (1996) 347-357.

[34] Plasmon surface polariton coupling with dielectric gratings and the thermal  decomposition of these gratings, K.G. Müller, M. Veith, S. Mittler-Neher, W. Knoll,  Journal of Applied Physics 82 (1997) 4172-4176.

[35] Selective gold deposition via CVD onto self-assembled organic monolayers, J.  Käshammer, P. Wohlfart, J. Weiß, C. Winter, R. Fischer and S. Mittler-Neher, Optical Materials 9 (1998) 406-410.

[36] A new pathway to GaN: Deposition of GaN-clusters on functionalized thiol-SAMs on  gold, C. Winter, J. Käshammer, S. Mittler-Neher and R. Fischer, Optical Materials 9  (1998)  352-355.

[37] Linear optical characterization of nonlinear optical polymers for integrated optics, S. Mittler-Neher, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 199 (1998) 513-523.

[38] Specific bio-recognition reactions observed with an integrated Mach-Zehnder  interferometer, M. Weisser, G. Tovar, S. Mittler-Neher, W. Knoll, F. Brosinger, H.  Freimuth, M. Lacher and W. Ehrfeld, Biosensors and Bioelectronics 14 (1999) 405- 411.

[39] Fluorescence in ion exchanged BK7 glass slab waveguides and its use for scattering
free loss measurements, M.Weisser,  F. Thoma, B. Menges, U. Langbein, S. Mittler-Neher, Optics Communications 153 (1998) 27-31.

[40] Waveguide attenuation characterization by the mirage effect, M. Kreiter, S. Krämer  and S. Mittler-Neher, Optics Communications 153 (1998) 202-206. 

[41] Selective ultrathin gold deposition by organometallic chemical vapor deposition onto  organic self-assembled monolayers (SAMs), P. Wohlfart, J. Weiß, J. Käshammer, C.  Winter, V. Scheumann R. Fischer and S. Mittler-Neher, Thin Solid Films 340 (1999)  274-279.

[42] Supramolecular assemblies for second harmonic order nonlinear optics stabilized by  electrostatic interaction. H. Bock, R. C. Advincula, E.F. Aust, J. Käshammer, W. H.  Meyer, S. Mittler-Neher, C. Fiorini, J.-M. Nunzi and W. Knoll, Journal of Nonlinear  Optical Physics 7 (1998) 385-395.

[43] Scanning photothermal beam deflection- and scanning photothermal displacement- imaging of polymer channel waveguides: a comparison, M. Kreiter and S. Mittler-  Neher, Thin Solid Films 342 (1999) 244-248.

[44] Waveguide scattering microscopy in air and water, F. Thoma, J. Armitage, H.  Trembley, B. Menges, U. Langbein and S. Mittler-Neher, SPIE  3414 (1998) 242- 249.

[45] Multimode integrated optical sensor based on absorption due to resonantly coupled  surface plasmons, M. Weisser, B. Menges and S. Mittler-Neher, SPIE 3414  (1998) 250-256.

[46] Refractive index and thickness determination of monolayers by multi mode waveguide coupled surface plasmons, M. Weisser, B. Menges and S. Mittler-Neher,  Sensors and  Actuators B  56  (1999) 189-197.

[47] Organo metallic chemical vapor deposition of aluminiumhydoxides onto organic self- assembled monolayers, J. Weiß, P. Wohlfart, C. Winter, J. Käshammer, R. Fischer and  S. Mittler-Neher, Advanced Materials CVD 5 (1999) 165-170.

[48] Adenin - uridin base pairing at the water-solid-interface, M. Weisser, J. Käshammer, J.  Matsumoto, F. Nakamura, K. Ijiro, M. Shimomura and S. Mittler-Neher, JACS 122  (2000) 87-95.

[49] Gold and thiol surface functionalized integrated optical Mach-Zehnder interferometer  for sensing purposes, S. Busse, J. Käshammer, S. Krämer and S. Mittler-Neher,  Sensors and Actuators B 60 (1999) 148-154.

[50] Thermally induced emission of light from a metallic diffraction grating mediated by  surface plasmons, M. Kreiter, J. Oster, R. Sambles, S. Herminghaus, S. Mittler-Neher  and W. Knoll, Optics Communications 168 (1999) 117-122.

[51]  Selective nucleation and area selective OMCVD of gold on patterend self-assembled  organic monolayers studied by AFM and XPS: a comparison of OMCVD and PVD, C.  Winter, U. Weckenmann, R.A. Fischer, J. Käshammer, V. Scheumann and S. Mittler,  Advanced Materials: CVD, 6 (2000) 199-205.

[52] Thin azo-polymer films for reversible holographic recording, K. Müller, M. Pfaadt, S.  Sainov, H. Spiess, S. Mittler-Neher and W. Knoll, SPIE 3571 (1999) 373-377.

[53] Evanescent (surface) wave holographic recording in thin polimeric film, K.G. Müller,  S. Sainov, S. Mittler-Neher and W. Knoll, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 11 (1999) 9851- 9855.

[54] Sensitivity studies for specific binding reactions using the biotin/streptavidin system by evanescent optical methods, S. Busse, V. Scheumann, B. Menges and S.  Mittler, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 17 (2002) 704-710.

[55] An integrated optical Mach-Zehnder interferometer functionalized by b-cyclodextrin  to monitor binding reactions, S. Busse, M. DePaoli, G. Wenz and S. Mittler, Sensors  and Actuators B 80 (2001) 116-124.

[56] Spontaneous Desorption Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry for the Analysis of   Chemical Reactions in Thin Solid Films, S. Krämer, P. Wohlfart, R. Sterthaus, H.  Einsiedel, J. Vydra and S. Mittler, Thin Solid Films 411 (2002) 211-218.

[57] Photosensitive mesoionic main-chain polymers: synthesis and anisotropic changes of the refractive index on irradiation of spin-caoated films, A. Theis, H. Ritter, F. Böhme, C. Klinger, S. Mittler, B. Menges, Chemistry of Materials 14 (2002) 2109-2112.

[58] In situ film diagnostics during plasma polymerisation using waveguide mode  spectroscopy, V. Jacobsen, B. Menges, A. Scheller, R. Foerch, S. Mittler, W. Knoll,  Surface Coatings and Technology 142-144 (2001) 1105-1108.

[59] Surface plasmon-related resonances on deep and overhanging gold gratings , M.  Kreiter, S, Mittler, R. Sambles, W. Knoll, Phys. Rev. B 65 (2002) 125415-1 - 125415-13.

[60] Fluorescent dyes as a probe for the localised field of coupled surface plasmon-related  resonances, M. Kreiter, T. Neumann, R. Sambles, S. Mittler, W. Knoll, Phys. Rev. B  64 (2001) 075406-1 - 075406-11.

[61] Polymeric nitrons: 2. Synthesis, irradiation and waveguide mode spectroscopy of polymeric nitrons derived from polymeric benzaldehydes and N-isopropylhydroxylamine, M. Heinenberg, B. Menges, S. Mittler, H. Ritter, Macromolecules 35 (2002) 3448-3455.

[62] Area selective OMCVD of gold and palladium on self-assembled organic monolayers: Control of nucleation sites, R.A. Fischer, U. Weckenmann, C. Winter, J. Käshammer, V. Scheumann, S. Mittler, Journal de Physique IV, 11 (2001) 1183-1190.

[63] Ordered self-assembled monolayers of 4,4´-biphenyldithiol on polycrystalline silver: suppression of multilayer formation by addition of tri-n-butylphosphine, U.Weckenmann, S. Mittler, K. Naumann, R. A. Fischer, Langmuir 18 (2002) 5479-5486.

[64] Nucleobase mapping of self-assembled monolayers by chemical force microscopy, H.Sunami, K. Ijiro, O. Karthaus, S. Krämer, S. Mittler, W. Knoll, M. Shimomura, Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 371 (2001) 151-154.

[65] Base-pair mapping by chemical force microscopy on nucleobase self-assembled monolayers, K. Ijiro, H. Sunami, K.Arai, J. Matsumoto, O. Karthaus, S. Krämer, S. Mittler, N. Nishi, B. Juskowiak, S. Takenaka, W. Knoll, M. Shimomura, Colloids and Surfaces a Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 198 (2002) 677-682.

[66] In-situ thin film diagnostics using waveguide mode spectroscopy, V. Jacobsen, B. Menges, R. Förch, S. Mittler, W. Knoll, Thin Solid Films, 409 (2) (2002) 185-193.

[67] Synthesis of a polyphenol with a mesoionic 6-oxo-1,6-dihydropyrimidin-3-ium-4- olate as pandant group and its photochemical behavior, H. Tonami, H. Uyama, S. Kobayashi, B. Menges, S. Mittler, A. Theis, H. Ritter, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 204 (8) (2003) 1079-1084.

[68] Preparation of self-assembled monolayers containing anthryl groups toward hybridization of nucleotides, F. Nakamura, K.Mitsui, M. Hara, S. Krämer, S. Mittler, W. Knoll, Langmuir 19 (14) (2003) 5823–5829.

[69] Functional polymers as nanoscopic building blocks, J. L. Hernandez-Lopez, R.E. Bauer, W.-S. Chang, G. Glasser, D. Grebel-Köhler, M. Klapper, M. Kreiter, J. Leclaire, J.-P. Majoral, S. Mittler, K. Müllen, K. Vasilev, T. Weil, J. Wu, T. Zhu, W. Knoll, Material Science and Engineering C 23 (2003) 267-274.

[70] A Study on the selective organometallic vapor deposition of palladium onto self- assembled monolayers of 4,4´-biphenyldithiol, 4-biphenylthiol, and 11- mercaptoundecanol on polycrystalline silver, U. Weckenmann, A. K. A. Aliganmga, S. Mittler, S. Krämer, R. A. Fischer, Chemistry of Materials 16 (4) (2004) 621-628 .

[71] Surface modification of citrate-reduced colloidal gold nanoparticles with 2-mercaptosuccinic acid, T. Zhu, K. Vasilev, M. Kreiter, S. Mittler, W. Knoll, Langmuir 19 (2003) 9518-9525.

[72] Polymeric Mesoions: Novel synthetic methods, photochemistry and characterization in the sold state by dielectric and waveguide mode spectroscopy, A. Theis, B. Menges, S. Mittler, M. Mierzwa, T. Pakula, Macromolecules 36 (2003) 7520-7526.

[73] Multimode waveguide mode surface plasmon coupling: a sensitivity and device realization study, P. Stöcker, C. Braun, B. Menges, U. Langbein, S. Mittler, Sensors and Actuators A 116 (2) (2004) 224-231.

[74] A simple, one step synthesis of gold nanowires in an aqueous solution, K. A. Vasilev, T. Zhu, M. Wilms, S. Mittler, W. Knoll, M. Kreiter, Langmuir 21 (2005) 12399-12403.

[75] Chemical Vapor Deposition of Mercury on Alkanedithiolate Self-Assembled Monolayers, A. K. A. Aliganga, Z. Wang, S. Mittler, J. Phys. Chem. B 108 (2004) 10949-10954.

[76] Anisotropic behaviour of the glass transition temperature in thin films of Langmuir-Blodgett deposited side chain polymers, B. Menges, Y.Zong and S. Mittler, Thin Solid Films, in press.

[77] Multilayer films fabricated from oppositely charged polyphenylene dendrimers by electrostatic layer-by-layer assembly, D. H. Kim, J.-L. Hernandez-Lopez, J. Liu, G. Mihov, R. E. Bauer, D. Grebel-Köhler, M. Klapper, T. Weil, K. Müllen, S. Mittler, Wolfgang Knoll, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 206 (2005) 52-58

[78] Binary mixtures of SAMs of 1,8-octanedithiol and 1-octanethiol for a controlled growth of gold nanoparticles, A. K. A. Aliganga, A.-S. Duwez, S. Mittler, Organic Electronics 7 (2006) 337-350.

[79] Fabrication of equally oriented pancake shaped gold nanoparticles by SAM templated OMCVD and their optical response, A. K. A. Aliganga, I. Lieberwirth, G. Glasser, A.-S. Duwez, Y. Sun and S. Mittler, Organic Electronics 8 (2007) 161- 174.

[80] Immobilized gold nanoparticles fabricated by template assisted organo metallic chemical vapor deposition for oligonucleotide hybridisaton studies, A.K.A. Aliganga, F. Xu, W. Knoll and S. Mittler, SPIE (2005) Volume 5969, 0H-1 - 0H-12.

[81] Contrast considerations for the determination of glass transition temperature of single layer polymer samples via waveguide mode spectroscopy, B. Menges and S. Mittler, in preparation.

[82] Simple Liquid-Core Waveguide Polarimetry, T. C. Preston, S. Stille, N. D. Jones and S. Mittler, Applied Physics Letters 89 (2006) 253509.

[83] Tetraurea calix[4]arenes with sulfur functions: Synthesis, dimerization to capsules and self-assembly on gold, S. Xu, G. Podoprygorina, V. Böhmer, Z. Ding, P. Rooney, C. Rangan and S. Mittler, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry 5 (2007) 558-568.

[84] Electrochemical response of ferrocenuim filled calix[4]arene capsules: a step towards molecular information storage, S. Xu, G. Podoprygorina, V. Böhmer , Z. Ding and Silvia Mittler, Langmuir, submitted.

[85] Waveguide-gold nanodot photonic crystal with cubic lattice, T. Manifar, J. Sabarinathan and S. Mittler, in preparation.

[86] Waveguide-gold nanodat photonic crystal with xxx lattice, T. Manifar, J. Sabarinathan and S. Mittler, in preparation.

[87] Formation of Uniform Self Assembly Monolayers by Choosing the Right Solvent: OTS on Silicon Wafer, a Case Study, A. Rezaee, T. Manifar, M. Sheikhzadeh and Silvia Mittler, Thin Solid Films, submitted.

[88] OMCVD Gold Nanoparticle Stacking with a Dithiol Bridge, T. Manifar, A.K.A. Aliganga, A .Rezaee, T.C. Bouke, D.G. McDonalds and Silvia Mittler, in preparation.


[1] Nonlinear optics of 1-dimensional conjugated systems; G.I. Stegeman, D. Neher, S. Mittler-Neher, W. Torrellas, R. Zanoni, S. Aramaki; MRS proceedings, Boston (1991).

[2] Fabrication of poled polymer DANS waveguides and first observation of SHG by counter-propagating guided waves; A. Otomo, G.I. Stegeman, C. Bosshard, S. Mittler-Neher, W.H.G. Horsthuis, G.R. Möhlmann; MRS proceedings, Boston (1993).

[3] Waveguiding as a tool for thin film physics and chemistry; S. Mittler-Neher; Proceedings of the 1st International Autum School-Conference " Solid State Physics: Fundamental & Applications" (SSPFA' 94), Uzhgorod, Ukraine (1994).

[4] Simultaneous determination of fluorescence and optical phase shift of an integrated optical Mach-Zehnder interferometer during binding of a fluorescence-labeled streptavidin, S. Busse, S. Mittler, Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Integrated Optics, Paderborn, Germany (2001).

[5] In situ film diagnostics during plasma polymerisation using waveguide mode spectroscopy, V. Jacobsen, B. Menges, A. Scheller, R. Foerch, S. Mittler, W. Knoll, Proceedings of the 7th PSE Conference, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (2000), Surface Coatings and Technology.

[6] Bio/Chemo-Sensors by surface plasmon coupled waveguide modes, S. Mittler, P.Stöcker, T. Petigk, V. Scheumann, M. Weisser, B. Menges and U. Langbein, Proceedings for the 5th International Conference and Exibition on Optoelectronics, Optical Sensors & Measuring Technique, Erfurt, Germany May 2002.


Book Chapters

[1] Encyclopedia of Sensors, Ed. Craig A. Grimes, "Gold coated waveguide sensors",Volume 4, (2006) pages 239-259 .-

[2] Surface Nanophotonics. Principles and Applications, Ed. Andrews and Gaburro. Springer-Verlag, New York, "Evanescent waves as nanoprobes for surfaces and interfaces: from waveguide technology to sensor application", submitted.

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