Refereed articles:

Y. Zhang, A. Shitta, J. C. Meredith, S. H. Behrens, Bubble Meets Droplet: Particle-Assisted Reconfiguration of Wetting Morphologies in Colloidal Multiphase Systems, Small 12, 3309-3319 (2016).

J. Lee, B. A. Yezer, D. C. Prieve, S. H. Behrens, Janus Particles in a Nonpolar Solvent, Langmuir 32, 3095-3099 (2016).

J. Lee, Z.-L. Zhou, S. H. Behrens, Charging Mechanism for Polymer Particles in Nonpolar Surfactant Solutions: Influence of Polymer Type and Surface Functionality, Langmuir 32, 4827-4836 (2016).

A. Sharma, K. L. Bruce, B. Chen, S. Gyoneva, S. H. Behrens, A.S. Bommarius, Y. O. Chernoff, Contributions of the Prion Protein Sequence, Strain, and Environment to the Species Barrier, J. Biol. Chem., 291, 1277-1288 (2016).

G. Trefalt, S. H. Behrens, M. Borkovec: Charge Regulation in the Electrical Double Layer: Ion Adsorption and Surface Interactions, Langmuir, 32, 380-400 (2016).

J. Lee, Z.-L. Zhou, G. Alas, S. H. Behrens: Mechanisms of Particle Charging in Nonpolar Dispersions, Langmuir 31, 11989-11999 (2015).

J. Lee, Z.-L. Zhou, S. H. Behrens: Characterizing the Acid/Base Behavior of Oil-Soluble Surfactants at the Interface of Nonpolar Solvents with a Polar Phase, J. Phys. Chem. B 119, 6628-6637 (2015).

Y. Zhang, M. C. Allen, R. Zhao, D. D. Deheyn, S. H. Behrens, and J. C. Meredith: Capillary Foams: Stabilization and Functionalization of Porous Liquids and Solids, Langmuir 31, 2669-2676 (2015).

Y. Zhang, J. Wu, H. Wang, J. C. Meredith, and S. H. Behrens: A New Class of Liquid Foams Stabilized by Synergistic Action of Particles and Immiscible Liquid, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 13385-13389 (2014).

J. Rubin, A. Sharma, L. Linden, A. S. Bommarius, and S. H. Behrens: Gauging Colloidal and Thermal Stability in Human IgG1-Sugar Solutions Through Diffusivity Measurements, J. Phys. Chem. B, 118, 2803-2809 (2014).

J. Rubin, H. Khosravi, K. L. Bruce, M. E. Lydon, S. H. Behrens, Y. O. Chernoff, and A. S. Bommarius: Ion-Specific Effects on Prion Nucleation and Strain Formation, J. Pharm. Sci., J. Biol. Chem. 288, 30300-30308 (2013).

J. Rubin, L. Linden, W. Coco, A. S. Bommarius, and S. H. Behrens: Salt-Induced Aggregation of a Monoclonal Human Immunoglobulin G1, J. Pharm. Sci., J. Pharm. Sci. 102, 377-386 (2013).

Q. Guo, J. Lee, V. Singh, and S. H. Behrens: Surfactant Mediated Charging of Polymer Particles in a Nonpolar Liquid, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 392, 83-89 (2013).

J. Scrimgeour, A. San Miguel, J. E. Curtis, and S. H. Behrens: A Generalized Approach for Measuring Capsule Permeability with Fluorescence Recovery after Photobleaching (FRAP), J. Mater. Sci. 48, 2215-2223 (2013).

H. Wang, V. Singh, and S. H. Behrens: Image Charge Effects on the Formation of Pickering Emulsions, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 3, 2986-2990 (2012).

A. San Miguel and S. H. Behrens: Influence of Nano-Scale Particle Roughness on the Stability of Pickering Emulsions, Langmuir 28, 12038-12043 (2012).

M. Hall, J. Rubin, S. H. Behrens and A. S. Bommarius: The cellulose-binding domain of cellobiohydrolase Cel7A from Trichoderma reeseiis also a thermostabilizing domain, J. Biotechnol. 155, 370-376 (2011).

A. San Miguel and S. H. Behrens: Permeability Control in Stimulus-Responsive Colloidosomes, Soft Matter 7, 1948-1956 (2011).

C. E. Espinosa, Q. Guo, V. Singh, S. H. Behrens: Particle Charging and Charge Screening in Nonpolar Dispersions with Nonionic Surfactants, Langmuir 26, 16941 – 16948 (2010).

A. San Miguel, J. Scrimgeour, J. E. Curtis, S. H. Behrens: Smart Colloidosomes with a Dissolution Trigger, Soft Matter 6, 3163-3166 (2010).

J. Rubin, A. San Miguel, A. S. Bommarius, S. H. Behrens: Correlating Aggregation Kinetics and Stationary Diffusion in Protein - Sodium Salt Systems Observed with Dynamic Light Scattering, J. Phys. Chem. B 114, 4383-4387 (2010) with a minor correction in J. Phys. Chem. B 115, 10778 (2011).

Q. Guo, V. Singh, S. H. Behrens: Electric Charging in Nonpolar Liquids Because of Nonionizable Surfactants, Langmuir 26, 3203-3207 (2010).

M. Borkovec and S. H. Behrens: Electrostatic Double Layer Forces in the Case of Extreme Charge Regulation, J. Phys. Chem. B 112, 10795-10799 (2008).

L. J. Kirwan, P. Maroni, S. H. Behrens, G. Papastavrou, M. Borkovec: Interaction and Structure of Surfaces Coated by Poly(vinyl amines) of Different Line Charge Densities, J. Phys. Chem. B 112, 14609-14619 (2008).

Conferences proceedings:

S.H. Behrens and A. San Miguel: Control of Surface Roughness with Responsive Nanoparticles, PMSE preprint for invited presentation at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego, CA, March 25-29, 2012.

S. H. Behrens, A. San Miguel: Stimulus Responsive Nanoparticles in Colloidosomes and Nanocomposite Capsules for Controlled Release Applications, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications (Paper No. 283), 28-29 July 2011, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

A. San Miguel, J. Scrimgeour, J. E. Curtis, S. H. Behrens: pH-Responsive Microcapsules from Double Pickering Emulsions, 1st International Conference on Smart Polymer Systems (org: Smithers Rapra), 5-6 May 2010, Atlanta, USA.

Sven Behrens's older publications:

U. Freudenberg, S. H. Behrens, P.B. Welzel, M. Muller, M. Grimmer, K. Salchert, T. Taeger, K. Schmidt, W. Pompe, C. Werner: Electrostatic Interactions Modulate the Conformation of Collagen I, Biophys. J. 92, 2108-2119 (2007).

U. Freudenberg, R. Zimmermann, K. Schmidt, S. H. Behrens, C. Werner: Charging and Swelling of Cellulose Films, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 309, 360-365 (2007).

T. Ngai, H. Auweter, S. H. Behrens: Environmental Responsiveness of Microgel Particles and Particle-Stabilized Emulsions, Macromolecules 39, 8171-8177 (2006).

R. Pericet-Camara, G. Papastavrou, S. H. Behrens, C. A. Helm, M. Borkovec: Interaction Forces and Molecular Adhesion between Pre-adsorbed Poly(ethylene imine) Layers, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 296, 496-506 (2006).

U. Freudenberg, S. Zschoche, F. Simon, A. Janke, K. Schmidt, S. H. Behrens, H. Auweter, C. Werner: Covalent Immobilization of Cellulose Layers onto Maleic Anhydride Copolymer Thin Films, Biomacromolecules 6, 1628-1634 (2005).

T. Ngai, S. H. Behrens*, H. Auweter: Novel Emulsions Stabilized by pH and Temperature Sensitive Microgels, Chem. Commun. 331-333 (2005).

R. Pericet-Camara, G. Papastavrou, S. H. Behrens, M. Borkovec: Interaction between Charged Surfaces on the Poisson-Boltzmann Level: The Constant Regulation Approximation, J. Phys. Chem. B 108, 19467-19475 (2004).

L. J. Kirwan, G. Papastavrou, M. Borkovec, S. H. Behrens: Imaging the Coil-to-Globule Conformational Transition of a Weak Polyelectrolyte by Tuning the Polyelectrolyte Charge Density, Nanoletters 4, 149-152 (2004).

S. H. Behrens, Joseph Plewa, and D. G. Grier: Measuring a Colloidal Particle's Interaction With a Flat Surface Under Nonequilibrium Conditions, European Physical JournalE 10, 115-121 (2003).

S. H. Behrens and D. G. Grier: The Charge of Glass and Silica Surfaces, J. Chem. Phys. 115, 6716-6721 (2001).

S. H. Behrens and D. G. Grier: Pair Interaction of Charged Colloidal Spheres Near a Charged Wall, Phys. Rev. E 64, 050401-1 - 050401-4 (2001).

J. Zheng, S. H. Behrens, M. Borkovec, S. E. Powers: Predicting the Wettability of Quartz Surfaces Exposed to Dense Non-aqueous Phase Liquids, Environ. Sci. Technol. 35, 2207-2213 (2001).

S. H. Behrens, D. I. Christl, R. Emmerzael, P. Schurtenberger, M. Borkovec: Charging and Aggregation Properties of Carboxyl Latex Particles: Experiments versus DLVO Theory, Langmuir 16, 2566-2575 (2000).

S. H. Behrens and M. Borkovec: Influence of the Secondary Interaction Energy Minimum on the Early Stages of Colloidal Aggregation, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 225, 460-465 (2000).

M. Borkovec, S. H. Behrens, M. Semmler: Observation of the Mobility Maximum Predicted by the Standard Electrokinetic Model for Highly Charged Amidine Latex Particles, Langmuir 16, 5209-5212 (2000).

S. H. Behrens and M. Borkovec: Exact Poisson-Boltzmann Solution for the Interaction of Dissimilar Charge-Regulating Surfaces, Phys. Rev. E 60, 7040-7048 (1999).

S. H. Behrens and M. Borkovec: Electric Double Layer Interaction of Ionizable Surfaces: Charge Regulation for Arbitrary Potentials, J. Chem. Phys. 111, 382-385 (1999).

S. H. Behrens and M. Borkovec: Electrostatic Interaction of Colloidal Surfaces with Variable Charge, J. Phys. Chem. B 103, 2918-2928 (1999).

S. H. Behrens, M. Semmler, M. Borkovec:  Aggregation in Sulfate Latex Suspensions: The Role of Charge for Stability Predictions, Prog. Colloid Polym. Sci. 110, 66-69 (1998).

S. H. Behrens, M. Borkovec, P. Schurtenberger: Aggregation in Charge-Stabilized Colloidal Suspensions Revisited, Langmuir 14, 1951-1954 (1998).

M. Schudel, S. H. Behrens, H. Holthoff, R. Kretzschmar, M. Borkovec: Absolute Aggregation Rate Constants of Hematite Particles in Aqueous Suspensions: a Comparison of Two Different Morphologies, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 196, 241-253 (1997).

Book chapters:

M. Borkovec and  S. H. Behrens: Stabilization of Aqueous Colloidal Dispersions: Electrostatic and Steric Forces in Encyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science, edited by Arthur Hubbard (Marcel Dekker, New York, 2002).

D. G. Grier and S. H. Behrens: Interactions in Colloidal Suspensions: Electrostatics, Hydrodynamics and Their Interplay, in Electrostatic Effects in Soft Matter and Biophysics, edited by C. Holm, P. Kekicheff, and R. Podgornik (Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht, 2001).


S. H. Behrens, Y. Liu, G. Kern, H. Debus, Composition for Polishing Surfaces of Silicon Dioxide, US/2011/0045671, WO/2008/080958.

A. San Miguel and S. H. Behrens, Microcapsules with Controlled Porosity for Triggered Release Applications and Tissue Scaffolding, GT Invention Disclosure 5383 (2010).

H. Auweter, S. H. Behrens, T. Ngai, Novel Agrochemical Formulations, US/2009/0270295, WO/2007/033931.

U. Freudenberg, S. Zschoche, C. Werner, K. Schmidt, S. H. Behrens, H. Auweter, Method for Producing Multi-Layered Surface Structures, Particles, or Fibers, US/2009/0142596, WO/2006/045534.

S. H. Behrens, S. Champ,  U. Geissler, H. P. Hentze, M. R. Jung, H. P. Kaub, S. Nord, Aqueous Dispersions Of Polymers Which Comprise A Fluorescent Dye, Process For Their Production And Their Use For Marking Materials, US/2008/0262154, WO/2007/074041.

S. Champ, S. H. Behrens, W. A. Goedel, M. Rane, T. Ngai, S. Nord, Method for Marking Materials, US/2008/0042106, WO/2005/118,650.

S. H. Behrens, H. Auweter, T. Ngai, Particle-Stabilized Emulsions, DE 102004035737, (2004, published in the patent literature, but patent not pursued).

D. G. Grier, S. H. Behrens, B. A. Koss, Optical Peristaltic Pumping with Optical Traps, US 7,075,060 (2006), US 6,847,032 (2005) and US 6,639,208 (2003).