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Prof. Dr. Matthias Schmidt

Prof. Dr. Matthias Schmidt Prof. Dr. Matthias Schmidt
Prof. Dr. Matthias Schmidt

Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Sciences
Chair of Theoretical Physics II


Job History

Since 2008Professor (Chair, W3), Theoretical Physics II, University of Bayreuth
2008Appointment to Professor for Theoretical Physics, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
2007Senior Lecturer. Theoretical Physics, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
2005Lecturer, Theoretical Physics, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
2004Hochschuldozent (C2), Theoretical Physics, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
1999Wissenschaftlicher Assistent (C1), Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
1998Postdoc, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
1997Software Developer, Siemens AG, Nuremberg, Netzleittechnik

Education

2005Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
2003 – 2004Postdoc, Soft Condensed Matter Group, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
2001Postdoc, North Dakota State University
1995 – 1996PhD studies, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Dr. rer. nat. 12/1996, summa cum laude
1994 – 1995PhD studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
1994Diploma, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen Nürnberg
1989 – 1994Study of Physics, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen Nürnberg

Awards and other responsibilities

2013 – 2014Head of the Department of Physics at the University of Bayreuth
1997Prize for the Best PhD Thesis 1997 at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Prof. Dr. Matthias Schmidt

Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Sciences
Chair of Theoretical Physics II


Statistical Physics of many-body systems, Density and power functional theory, Colloidal and polymeric systems in and out of equilibrium.

Prof. Dr. Matthias Schmidt

Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Sciences
Chair of Theoretical Physics II


Selected publications

2024

Robitschko, Silas; Sammüller, Florian; Schmidt, Matthias; Hermann, Sophie
Hyperforce balance via thermal Noether invariance of any observable
in Communications Physics volume 7 (2024)
doi:10.1038/s42005-024-01568-y ...

Sammüller, Florian; Hermann, Sophie; Schmidt, Matthias
Why neural functionals suit statistical mechanics
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 36 (2024)
doi:10.1088/1361-648X/ad326f ...

2023

Sammüller, Florian; Hermann, Sophie; Schmidt, Matthias
Comparative study of force-based classical density functional theory
in Physical Review E volume 107 (2023)
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.107.034109 ...

Eckert, Tobias; Schmidt, Matthias; de las Heras, Daniel
Effect of sample height and particle elongation in the sedimentation of colloidal rods
in Soft Matter volume 19 (2023) issue 12. - page 2214-2223
doi:10.1039/d3sm00191a ...

Sammüller, Florian; de las Heras, Daniel; Schmidt, Matthias
Inhomogeneous steady shear dynamics of a three-body colloidal gel former
in The Journal of Chemical Physics volume 158 (2023) issue 5
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00007667 ...

Eckert, Tobias; Stuhlmüller, Nico C. X.; Sammüller, Florian; Schmidt, Matthias
Local measures of fluctuations in inhomogeneous liquids : statistical mechanics and illustrativ ...
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 35 (2023) issue 42
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00007643 ...

Sammüller, Florian; Hermann, Sophie; de las Heras, Daniel; Schmidt, Matthias
Neural functional theory for inhomogeneous fluids : Fundamentals and applications
in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences volume 120 (2023)
doi:10.1073/pnas.2312484120 ...

Sammüller, Florian; Hermann, Sophie; de las Heras, Daniel; Schmidt, Matthias
Noether-Constrained Correlations in Equilibrium Liquids
in Physical Review Letters volume 130 (2023)
doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.130.268203 ...

de las Heras, Daniel; Zimmermann, Toni; Sammüller, Florian; Hermann, Sophie; Schmidt, Matthias
Perspective: How to overcome dynamical density functional theory
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 35 (2023) issue 27
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00007641 ...

Renner, Johannes; Schmidt, Matthias; de las Heras, Daniel
Reduced-variance orientational distribution functions from torque sampling
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 35 (2023) issue 23
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00007638 ...

2022

Hermann, Sophie; Schmidt, Matthias
Force balance in thermal quantum many-body systems from Noether’s theorem
in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical volume 55 (2022) issue 46
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00007080 ...

Schmidt, Matthias; de las Heras, Daniel; Eckert, Tobias
Sedimentation of colloidal plate-sphere mixtures and inference of particle characteristics from ...
in Physical Review Research volume 4 (2022) issue 1
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00006887 ...

Eckert, Tobias; Schmidt, Matthias; de las Heras, Daniel
Sedimentation path theory for mass-polydisperse colloidal systems
in The Journal of Chemical Physics volume 157 (2022) issue 23
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00007084 ...

Hermann, Sophie; Schmidt, Matthias
Variance of fluctuations from Noether invariance
in Communications Physics volume 5 (2022)
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00007145 ...

Hermann, Sophie; Schmidt, Matthias
Why Noether’s theorem applies to statistical mechanics
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 34 (2022) issue 21
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00007039 ...

2021

Renner, Johannes; Schmidt, Matthias; de las Heras, Daniel
Custom flow in molecular dynamics
in Physical Review Research volume 3 (2021) issue 1
doi:10.1103/PhysRevResearch.3.013281 ...

Eckert, Tobias; Schmidt, Matthias; de las Heras, Daniel
Gravity-induced phase phenomena in plate-rod colloidal mixtures
in Communications Physics volume 4 (2021)
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00006027 ...

Hermann, Sophie; Schmidt, Matthias
Noether’s theorem in statistical mechanics
in Communications Physics volume 4 (2021)
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00006036 ...

Hermann, Sophie; de las Heras, Daniel; Schmidt, Matthias
Phase separation of active Brownian particles in two dimensions : anything for a quiet life
in Molecular Physics volume 119 (2021) issue 10. - page e1902585
doi:10.1080/00268976.2021.1902585 ...

Sammüller, Florian; Schmidt, Matthias
Adaptive Brownian Dynamics
in The Journal of Chemical Physics volume 155 (2021)
doi:10.1063/5.0062396 ...

2020

Hermann, Sophie; Schmidt, Matthias
Active interface polarization as a state function
in Physical Review Research volume 2 (2020) issue 2
doi:10.1103/PhysRevResearch.2.022003 ...

Pham Van, Hai; Fortini, Andrea; Schmidt, Matthias
Crystal structures in binary hard-sphere colloid-droplet mixtures with patchy cross interaction ...
in Physical Review E volume 101 (2020) issue 1
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.101.012608 ...

de las Heras, Daniel; Schmidt, Matthias
Flow and Structure in Nonequilibrium Brownian Many-Body Systems
in Physical Review Letters volume 125 (2020) issue 1
doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.125.018001 ...

Treffenstädt, Lucas L.; Schmidt, Matthias
Memory-induced motion reversal in Brownian liquids
in Soft Matter volume 16 (2020) issue 6. - page 1518-1526
doi:10.1039/C9SM02005E ...

Jahreis, Nikolai; Schmidt, Matthias
Shear-induced deconfinement of hard disks
in Colloid and Polymer Science volume 298 (2020) . - page 895-906
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00005101 ...

Geigenfeind, Thomas; de las Heras, Daniel; Schmidt, Matthias
Superadiabatic demixing in nonequilibrium colloids
in Communications Physics volume 3 (2020)
doi:10.1038/s42005-020-0287-5 ...

2019

de las Heras, Daniel; Renner, Johannes; Schmidt, Matthias
Custom flow in overdamped Brownian dynamics
in Physical Review E volume 99 (2019) issue 2
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.99.023306 ...

Hermann, Sophie; de las Heras, Daniel; Schmidt, Matthias
Non-negative Interfacial Tension in Phase-Separated Active Brownian Particles
in Physical Review Letters volume 123 (2019) issue 26
doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.268002 ...

Hermann, Sophie; Krinninger, Philip; de las Heras, Daniel; Schmidt, Matthias
Phase coexistence of active Brownian particles
in Physical Review E volume 100 (2019) issue 5
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.100.052604 ...

Krinninger, Philip; Schmidt, Matthias
Power functional theory for active Brownian particles : General formulation and power sum rules
in The Journal of Chemical Physics volume 150 (2019) issue 7
doi:10.1063/1.5061764 ...

Brütting, Moritz; Trepl, Thomas; de las Heras, Daniel; Schmidt, Matthias
Superadiabatic Forces via the Acceleration Gradient in Quantum Many-Body Dynamics
in Molecules volume 24 (2019) issue 20
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00004695 ...

2018

Hermann, Sophie; Schmidt, Matthias
Active ideal sedimentation : exact two-dimensional steady states
in Soft Matter volume 14 (2018) issue 9. - page 1614-1621
doi:10.1039/C7SM02515G ...

de las Heras, Daniel; Schmidt, Matthias
Better Than Counting : Density Profiles from Force Sampling
in Physical Review Letters volume 120 (2018) issue 21
doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.218001 ...

Schmidt, Matthias
Power functional theory for Newtonian many-body dynamics
in The Journal of Chemical Physics volume 148 (2018) issue 4
doi:10.1063/1.5008608 ...

Stuhlmüller, Nico C. X.; Eckert, Tobias; de las Heras, Daniel; Schmidt, Matthias
Structural Nonequilibrium Forces in Driven Colloidal Systems
in Physical Review Letters volume 121 (2018) issue 9
doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.098002 ...

de las Heras, Daniel; Schmidt, Matthias
Velocity Gradient Power Functional for Brownian Dynamics
in Physical Review Letters volume 120 (2018) issue 2
doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.028001 ...

2017

Van, Hai Pham; Fortini, Andrea; Schmidt, Matthias
Assembly of One-Patch Colloids into Clusters via Emulsion Droplet Evaporation
in Materials volume 10 (2017) issue 4
doi:10.3390/ma10040361 ...

Krinninger, Philip; Schmidt, Matthias; Brader, Joseph M.
Erratum: Nonequilibrium Phase Behavior from Minimization of Free Power Dissipation [Phys. Rev. ...
in Physical Review Letters volume 119 (2017) issue 2
doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.029902 ...

2016

Pham Van, Hai; Fortini, Andrea; Schmidt, Matthias
Assembly of open clusters of colloidal dumbbells via droplet evaporation
in Physical Review E volume 93 (2016) issue 5
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.93.052609 ...

Schindler, Thomas; Schmidt, Matthias
Dynamic pair correlations and superadiabatic forces in a dense Brownian liquid
in The Journal of Chemical Physics volume 145 (2016) issue 6
doi:10.1063/1.4960031 ...

Krinninger, Philip; Fortini, Andrea; Schmidt, Matthias
Minimal model for dynamic bonding in colloidal transient networks
in Physical Review E volume 93 (2016) issue 4
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.93.042601 ...

Krinninger, Philip; Schmidt, Matthias; Brader, Joseph M.
Nonequilibrium Phase Behavior from Minimization of Free Power Dissipation
in Physical Review Letters volume 117 (2016) issue 20
doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.208003 ...

de las Heras, Daniel; Brader, Joseph M; Fortini, Andrea; Schmidt, Matthias
Particle conservation in dynamical density functional theory
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 28 (2016) issue 24
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/28/24/244024 ...

de las Heras, Daniel; Treffenstädt, Lucas L.; Schmidt, Matthias
Reentrant network formation in patchy colloidal mixtures under gravity
in Physical Review E volume 93 (2016) issue 3
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.93.030601 ...

Bernreuther, Elias; Schmidt, Matthias
Superadiabatic forces in the dynamics of the one-dimensional Gaussian core model
in Physical Review E volume 94 (2016) issue 2
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.94.022105 ...

2015

Geigenfeind, Thomas; Rosenzweig, Sebastian; Schmidt, Matthias; de las Heras, Daniel
Confinement of two-dimensional rods in slit pores and square cavities
in The Journal of Chemical Physics volume 142 (2015) issue 17
doi:10.1063/1.4919307 ...

Brader, Joseph M.; Schmidt, Matthias
Free power dissipation from functional line integration
in Molecular Physics volume 113 (2015) issue 17/18. - page 2873-2880
doi:10.1080/00268976.2015.1042086 ...

Brader, Joseph M; Schmidt, Matthias
Power functional theory for the dynamic test particle limit
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 27 (2015) issue 19
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/27/19/194106 ...

Schmidt, Matthias
Quantum power functional theory for many-body dynamics
in The Journal of Chemical Physics volume 143 (2015) issue 17
doi:10.1063/1.4934881 ...

de las Heras, Daniel; Schmidt, Matthias
Sedimentation stacking diagram of binary colloidal mixtures and bulk phases in the plane of che ...
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 27 (2015) issue 19
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/27/19/194115 ...

2014

Brader, Joseph M.; Schmidt, Matthias
Dynamic correlations in Brownian many-body systems
in The Journal of Chemical Physics volume 140 (2014) issue 3
doi:10.1063/1.4861041 ...

de las Heras, Daniel; Schmidt, Matthias
Full Canonical Information from Grand-Potential Density-Functional Theory
in Physical Review Letters volume 113 (2014) issue 23
doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.238304 ...

Fortini, Andrea; de las Heras, Daniel; Brader, Joseph M.; Schmidt, Matthias
Superadiabatic Forces in Brownian Many-Body Dynamics
in Physical Review Letters volume 113 (2014) issue 16
doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.167801 ...

2013

de las Heras, Daniel; Schmidt, Matthias
Bulk fluid phase behaviour of colloidal platelet–sphere and platelet–polymer mixtures
in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences volume 371 (2013) issue 1988
doi:10.1098/rsta.2012.0259 ...

Fortini, Andrea; Schmidt, Matthias
Effect of controlled corrugation on capillary condensation of colloid-polymer mixtures
in Soft Matter volume 9 (2013) issue 15. - page 3994-4002
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00004792 ...

Brader, Joseph M.; Schmidt, Matthias
Nonequilibrium Ornstein-Zernike relation for Brownian many-body dynamics
in The Journal of Chemical Physics volume 139 (2013) issue 10
doi:10.1063/1.4820399 ...

de las Heras, Daniel; Schmidt, Matthias
The phase stacking diagram of colloidal mixtures under gravity
in Soft Matter volume 9 (2013) issue 36. - page 8636-8641
doi:10.1039/C3SM51491A ...

Schmidt, Matthias; Brader, Joseph M.
Power functional theory for Brownian dynamics
in The Journal of Chemical Physics volume 138 (2013) issue 21
doi:10.1063/1.4807586 ...

2012

de las Heras, Daniel; Doshi, Nisha; Cosgrove, Terence; Phipps, Jonathan; Gittins, David I.; van Duijneveldt, Jeroen S.; Schmidt, Matthias
Floating nematic phase in colloidal platelet-sphere mixtures
in Scientific Reports volume 2 (2012)
doi:10.1038/srep00789 ...

Wagner, Claudia Simone; Fortini, Andrea; Hofmann, Eddie; Lunkenbein, Thomas; Schmidt, Matthias; Wittemann, Alexander
Particle nanosomes with tailored silhouettes
in Soft Matter volume 8 (2012) issue 6. - page 1928-1933
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00004816 ...

Schmidt, Matthias; Burgis, Markus; Dwandaru, Wipsar Sunu Brams; Leithall, Gavin; Hopkins, Paul
Recent developments in classical density functional theory : Internal energy functional and dia ...
in Condensed Matter Physics volume 15 (2012) issue 4
doi:10.5488/CMP.15.43603 ...

2011

Fortini, Andrea; Schmidt, Matthias
Computer simulations of colloidal transport on a patterned magnetic substrate
in Physical Review E volume 83 (2011) issue 4
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.83.041411 ...

Leithall, Gavin; Schmidt, Matthias
Density functional for hard hyperspheres from a tensorial-diagrammatic series
in Physical Review E volume 83 (2011) issue 2
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.83.021201 ...

Schmidt, Matthias
Density functional for ternary non-additive hard sphere mixtures
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 23 (2011) issue 41
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/23/41/415101 ...

Hopkins, Paul; Schmidt, Matthias
First-order layering and critical wetting transitions in nonadditive hard-sphere mixtures
in Physical Review E volume 83 (2011) issue 5
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.83.050602 ...

Schmidt, Matthias
Isometric and metamorphic operations on the space of local fundamental measures
in Molecular Physics volume 109 (2011) issue 7/10. - page 1253-1263
doi:10.1080/00268976.2011.554901 ...

Schwarz, Ingmar; Fortini, Andrea; Wagner, Claudia Simone; Wittemann, Alexander; Schmidt, Matthias
Monte Carlo computer simulations and electron microscopy of colloidal cluster formation via emu ...
in The Journal of Chemical Physics volume 135 (2011) issue 24
doi:10.1063/1.3672106 ...

Phillips, Jonathan; Schmidt, Matthias
Phase behaviour of binary mixtures of diamagnetic colloidal platelets in an external magnetic f ...
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 23 (2011) issue 19
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/23/19/194111 ...

Hopkins, Paul; Schmidt, Matthias
Radial distribution functions of non-additive hard sphere mixtures via Percus’ test particle ro ...
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 23 (2011) issue 32
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/23/32/325104 ...

Schmidt, Matthias
Statics and dynamics of inhomogeneous liquids via the internal-energy functional
in Physical Review E volume 84 (2011) issue 5
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.84.051203 ...

Dwandaru, Wipsar Sunu Brams; Schmidt, Matthias
Variational principle of classical density functional theory via Levy’s constrained search meth ...
in Physical Review E volume 83 (2011) issue 6
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.83.061133 ...

2010

Smith, Thomas H. R.; Vasilyev, Oleg; Maciołek, Anna; Schmidt, Matthias
Lateral transport of thermal capillary waves
in Europhysics Letters volume 89 (2010) issue 1. - page No. 10006
doi:10.1209/0295-5075/89/10006 ...

Hopkins, Paul; Schmidt, Matthias
Binary non-additive hard sphere mixtures : fluid demixing, asymptotic decay of correlations and ...
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 22 (2010) issue 32
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/22/32/325108 ...

Phillips, Jonathan; Schmidt, Matthias
Bulk phase behavior of binary hard platelet mixtures from density functional theory
in Physical Review E volume 81 (2010) issue 4. - page No. 041401
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.81.041401 ...

Smith, Thomas H. R.; Vasilyev, Oleg; Maciołek, Anna; Schmidt, Matthias
Laterally driven interfaces in the three-dimensional Ising lattice gas
in Physical Review E volume 82 (2010) issue 2. - page No. 021126
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.82.021126 ...

Schweikart, Alexandra; Fortini, Andrea; Wittemann, Alexander; Schmidt, Matthias; Fery, Andreas
Nanoparticle assembly by confinement in wrinkles : experiment and simulations
in Soft Matter volume 6 (2010) issue 23. - page 5860-5863
doi:10.1039/c0sm00744g ...

Reich, Hendrik; Schmidt, Matthias
Sedimentation equilibrium of colloidal platelets in an aligning magnetic field
in The Journal of Chemical Physics volume 132 (2010) issue 14
doi:10.1063/1.3378264 ...

Hopkins, Paul; Fortini, Andrea; Archer, Andrew J.; Schmidt, Matthias
The van Hove distribution function for Brownian hard spheres : Dynamical test particle theory a ...
in The Journal of Chemical Physics volume 133 (2010) issue 22
doi:10.1063/1.3511719 ...

2009

Cheung, David L.; Schmidt, Matthias
Quenched-annealed density functional theory for interfacial behavior of hard rods at a hard rod ...
in The Journal of Chemical Physics volume 131 (2009) issue 21
doi:10.1063/1.3267728 ...

Schmidt, Matthias
Test particle limit for the pair structure of quenched-annealed fluid mixtures
in Physical Review E volume 79 (2009) issue 3. - page No. 031405
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.79.031405 ...

2008

Smith, Thomas H. R.; Vasilyev, Oleg; Abraham, Douglas B.; Maciołek, Anna; Schmidt, Matthias
Interfaces in confined Ising models : Kawasaki, Glauber and sheared dynamics
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 20 (2008) issue 49
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/20/49/494237 ...
7th Liquid Matter Conference, Lund, Sweden

Smith, Thomas H. R.; Vasilyev, Oleg; Abraham, Douglas B.; Maciołek, Anna; Schmidt, Matthias
Interfaces in Driven Ising Models : Shear Enhances Confinement
in Physical Review Letters volume 101 (2008) issue 6
doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.067203 ...

Lekkerkerker, H. N. W.; de Villeneuve, V. W. A.; de Folter, J. W. J.; Schmidt, Matthias; Hennequin, Y.; Bonn, D.; Indekeu, J. O.; Aarts, Dirk G. A. L.
Life at ultralow interfacial tension : wetting, waves and droplets in demixed colloid-polymer m ...
in The European Physical Journal B volume 64 (2008) issue 3-4. - page 341-347
doi:10.1140/epjb/e2008-00135-8 ...

Schmidt, Matthias; Patrick Royall, C.; van Blaaderen, Alfons; Dzubiella, Joachim
Non-equilibrium sedimentation of colloids : confocal microscopy and Brownian dynamics simulatio ...
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 20 (2008) issue 49
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/20/49/494222 ...
7th Liquid Matter Conference, Lund, Sweden

Cheung, David L.; Anton, Lucian; Allen, Michael P.; Masters, Andrew J.; Phillips, Jonathan; Schmidt, Matthias
Structure and stability of isotropic states of hard platelet fluids
in Physical Review E volume 78 (2008) issue 4. - page No. 041201
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.78.041201 ...

2007

Reich, Hendrik; Schmidt, Matthias
Capillary nematization of hard colloidal platelets confined between two parallel hard walls
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 19 (2007) issue 32
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/19/32/326103 ...

Archer, Andrew J.; Hopkins, Paul; Schmidt, Matthias
Dynamics in inhomogeneous liquids and glasses via the test particle limit
in Physical Review E volume 75 (2007) issue 4. - page No. 040501
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.75.040501 ...

Reich, Hendrik; Dijkstra, Marjolein; van Roij, René; Schmidt, Matthias
Entropic Wetting and the Free Isotropic−Nematic Interface of Hard Colloidal Platelets
in The Journal of Physical Chemistry B volume 111 (2007) issue 27. - page 7825-7835
doi:10.1021/jp068870b ...

Schmidt, Matthias
Fundamental measure density functional theory for nonadditive hard-core mixtures : The one-dime ...
in Physical Review E volume 76 (2007) issue 3. - page No. 031202
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.76.031202 ...

Royall, C. Patrick; Dzubiella, Joachim; Schmidt, Matthias; van Blaaderen, Alfons
Nonequilibrium Sedimentation of Colloids on the Particle Scale
in Physical Review Letters volume 98 (2007) issue 18
doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.188304 ...

Schmidt, Matthias; Jeffrey, Mike R.
Peel or coat spheres by convolution, repeatedly
in Journal of Mathematical Physics volume 48 (2007) issue 12
doi:10.1063/1.2816259 ...

Dwandaru, W. S. Brams; Schmidt, Matthias
A relationship of mean-field theory for a driven lattice gas to an exact equilibrium density fu ...
in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical volume 40 (2007) issue 44. - page 13209-13215
doi:10.1088/1751-8113/40/44/002 ...

2006

Esztermann, Ansgar; Reich, Hendrik; Schmidt, Matthias
Density functional theory for colloidal mixtures of hard platelets, rods, and spheres
in Physical Review E volume 73 (2006) issue 1. - page No. 011409
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.73.011409 ...

van der Beek, D.; Reich, H.; van der Schoot, P.; Dijkstra, M.; Schilling, T.; Vink, R.; Schmidt, Matthias; van Roij, R.; Lekkerkerker, H.
Isotropic-Nematic Interface and Wetting in Suspensions of Colloidal Platelets
in Physical Review Letters volume 97 (2006) issue 8
doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.087801 ...

Fortini, Andrea; Schmidt, Matthias; Dijkstra, Marjolein
Phase behavior and structure of model colloid-polymer mixtures confined between two parallel pl ...
in Physical Review E volume 73 (2006) issue 5. - page No. 051502
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.73.051502 ...

Archer, Andrew J.; Schmidt, Matthias; Evans, R.
Soft core fluid in a quenched matrix of soft core particles : A mobile mixture in a model gel
in Physical Review E volume 73 (2006) issue 1
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.73.011506 ...

2005

Brader, Joseph M.; Schmidt, Matthias
Entropic interfaces in hard-core model amphiphilic mixtures
in Journal of Colloid and Interface Science volume 281 (2005) issue 2. - page 495-502
doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2004.08.097 ...

Cuesta, José A.; Lafuente, Luis; Schmidt, Matthias
Lattice density functional for colloid-polymer mixtures : Comparison of two fundamental measure ...
in Physical Review E volume 72 (2005) issue 3. - page No. 031405
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.72.031405 ...

Aarts, Dirk G. A. L.; Schmidt, Matthias; Lekkerkerker, Henk N. W.; Mecke, Klaus R.
Microscopy on Thermal Capillary Waves in Demixed Colloid-Polymer Systems
Advances in Solid State Physics
in Advances in Solid State Physics volume 45 (2005) . - page 15-27
doi:10.1007/11423256_2 ...

Denton, Alan R.; Schmidt, Matthias
Mixtures of charged colloid and neutral polymer : Influence of electrostatic interactions on de ...
in The Journal of Chemical Physics volume 122 (2005) issue 24
doi:10.1063/1.1940055 ...

Schmidt, Matthias
Replica density functional theory : an overview
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 17 (2005) issue 45. - page S3481-S3486
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/17/45/037 ...

Vink, R. L. C.; Schmidt, Matthias
Simulation and theory of fluid demixing and interfacial tension of mixtures of colloids and non ...
in Physical Review E volume 71 (2005) issue 5. - page No. 051406
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.71.051406 ...

Fortini, Andrea; Dijkstra, Marjolein; Schmidt, Matthias; Wessels, Paul P. F.
Wall-fluid and liquid-gas interfaces of model colloid-polymer mixtures by simulation and theory
in Physical Review E volume 71 (2005) issue 5. - page No. 051403
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.71.051403 ...

Wessels, Paul P. F.; Schmidt, Matthias; Löwen, Hartmut
Wetting, Drying, and Layering of Colloid-Polymer Mixtures at Porous Interfaces
in Physical Review Letters volume 94 (2005) issue 7
doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.078303 ...

2004

Aarts, Dirk G. A. L.; Schmidt, Matthias; Lekkerkerker, Henk N. W.
Direct Visual Observation of Thermal Capillary Waves
in Science volume 304 (2004) issue 5672. - page 847-850
doi:10.1126/science.1097116 ...

Schmidt, Matthias; Fortini, Andrea; Dijkstra, Marjolein
Capillary evaporation in colloid–polymer mixtures selectively confined to a planar slit
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 16 (2004) issue 38
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/16/38/029 ...

Schmidt, Matthias; Dijkstra, Marjolein; Hansen, Jean-Pierre
Competition between sedimentation and phase coexistence of colloidal dispersions under gravity
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 16 (2004) issue 38
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/16/38/031 ...

Wessels, Paul P. F.; Schmidt, Matthias; Löwen, Hartmut
The contact angle of the colloidal liquid–gas interface and a hard wall
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 16 (2004) issue 38
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/16/38/030 ...

Esztermann, Ansgar; Schmidt, Matthias
Density functional theory for sphere-needle mixtures : Toward finite rod thickness
in Physical Review E volume 70 (2004) issue 2. - page No. 022501
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.70.022501 ...

Aarts, Dirk G. A. L.; Schmidt, Matthias; Lekkerkerker, Henk N. W.
Directe visuele waarneming van thermische capillaire golven
in Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Natuurkunde volume 70 (2004) issue 7. - page 216

Schmidt, Matthias; Dijkstra, Marjolein; Hansen, Jean-Pierre
Floating Liquid Phase in Sedimenting Colloid-Polymer Mixtures
in Physical Review Letters volume 93 (2004) issue 8. - page No. 088303
doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.93.088303 ...

Schmidt, Matthias
Geometry-based density functional theory : Construction and applications to soft matter
Düsseldorf, 2004. - 475 S. page
(habilitation, 2004, )

Schmidt, Matthias; Dijkstra, Marjolein
Isotropic-nematic transition of hard rods immersed in random sphere matrices
in The Journal of Chemical Physics volume 121 (2004) issue 23. - page 12067-12073
doi:10.1063/1.1815294 ...

Reich, Hendrik; Schmidt, Matthias
Replica Density Functional Study of One-Dimensional Hard Core Fluids in Porous Media
in Journal of Statistical Physics volume 116 (2004) issue 5/6. - page 1683-1702
doi:10.1023/B:JOSS.0000041752.55138.0a ...

Schmidt, Matthias
Rosenfeld functional for non-additive hard spheres
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 16 (2004) issue 30
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/16/30/L01 ...

Wessels, Paul P. F.; Schmidt, Matthias; Löwen, Hartmut
Wall tensions of model colloid–polymer mixtures
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 16 (2004) issue 1. - page L1-L8
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/16/1/L01 ...

2003

Brader, Joseph M.; Evans, Robert; Schmidt, Matthias
Statistical mechanics of inhomogeneous model colloid—polymer mixtures
in Molecular Physics volume 101 (2003) issue 23-24. - page 3349-3384
doi:10.1080/0026897032000174263 ...

Roth, R.; Brader, J. M; Schmidt, Matthias
Entropic wetting of a colloidal rod-sphere mixture
in Europhysics Letters volume 63 (2003) issue 4. - page 549-555
doi:10.1209/epl/i2003-00563-6 ...

Wessels, Paul P. F.; Schmidt, Matthias; Löwen, Hartmut
Capillary condensation and interface structure of a model colloid-polymer mixture in a porous m ...
in Physical Review E volume 68 (2003) issue 6
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.68.061404 ...

Schmidt, Matthias; Fortini, Andrea; Dijkstra, Marjolein
Capillary condensation of colloid–polymer mixtures confined between parallel plates
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 15 (2003) issue 48. - page S3411-S3420
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/15/48/002 ...

Schmidt, Matthias; Denton, Alan R.; Brader, Joseph M.
Fluid demixing in colloid–polymer mixtures : Influence of polymer interactions
in The Journal of Chemical Physics volume 118 (2003) issue 3. - page 1541-1549
doi:10.1063/1.1528191 ...

Schmidt, Matthias; Lafuente, Luis; Cuesta, José A.
Freezing in the presence of disorder : a lattice study
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 15 (2003) issue 27. - page 4695-4708
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/15/27/304 ...

Schmidt, Matthias
Geometry-based density functional theory : an overview
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 15 (2003) issue 1. - page S101-S106
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/15/1/312 ...

Brader, Joseph M.; Von Ferber, Christian; Schmidt, Matthias
Hard body amphiphiles at a hard wall
in Molecular Physics volume 101 (2003) issue 14. - page 2225-2231
doi:10.1080/0026897031000092959 ...

Schmidt, Matthias
Hard sphere fluids at surfaces of porous media
in Physical Review E volume 68 (2003) issue 2
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.68.021106 ...

Schmidt, Matthias; Brader, Joseph M.
Hard sphere fluids in random fiber networks
in The Journal of Chemical Physics volume 119 (2003) issue 6. - page 3495-3500
doi:10.1063/1.1588993 ...

Götze, Ingo O.; Brader, Joseph M.; Schmidt, Matthias; Löwen, Hartmut
Laser-induced condensation in colloid—polymer mixtures
in Molecular Physics volume 101 (2003) issue 11. - page 1651-1658
doi:10.1080/0026897031000075651 ...

Bolhuis, Peter G.; Brader, Joseph M.; Schmidt, Matthias
Simulation and theory of fluid–fluid interfaces in binary mixtures of hard spheres and hard rod ...
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 15 (2003) issue 48. - page S3421-S3428
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/15/48/003 ...

2002

Denton, Alan R.; Schmidt, Matthias
Colloid-induced polymer compression
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 14 (2002) issue 46. - page 12051-12062
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/14/46/312 ...

Brader, Joseph M.; Esztermann, Ansgar; Schmidt, Matthias
Colloidal rod-sphere mixtures : Fluid-fluid interfaces and the Onsager limit
in Physical Review E volume 66 (2002) issue 3
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.66.031401 ...

Schmidt, Matthias; Denton, Alan R.
Colloids, polymers, and needles : Demixing phase behavior
in Physical Review E volume 65 (2002) issue 2
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.65.021508 ...

Harreis, H. M.; Schmidt, Matthias; Löwen, H.
Decoration lattices of colloids adsorbed on stripe-patterned substrates
in Physical Review E volume 65 (2002) issue 4
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.65.041602 ...

Schmidt, Matthias; Denton, Alan R.
Demixing of colloid-polymer mixtures in poor solvents
in Physical Review E volume 65 (2002) issue 6
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.65.061410 ...

Schmidt, Matthias; Löwen, Hartmut; Brader, Joseph M.; Evans, Robert
Density functional theory for a model colloid polymer mixture : bulk fluid phases
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 14 (2002) issue 40. - page 9353-9382
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/14/40/323 ...

Schmidt, Matthias
Density functional theory for random sequential adsorption
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 14 (2002) issue 46. - page 12119-12127
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/14/46/316 ...

Schmidt, Matthias
Density-functional theory for fluids in porous media
in Physical Review E volume 66 (2002) issue 4
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.66.041108 ...

Schmidt, Matthias
Do effective interactions depend on the choice of coordinates?
in Physical Review E volume 65 (2002) issue 2
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.65.022801 ...

Brader, J. M.; Evans, R.; Schmidt, Matthias; Löwen, H.
Entropic wetting and the fluid-fluid interface of a model colloid-polymer mixture
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 14 (2002) issue 1. - page L1-L8
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/14/1/101 ...

Finken, Reimar; Schmidt, Matthias; Löwen, Hartmut
Freezing transition of hard hyperspheres
in Physical Review E volume 65 (2002) issue 1
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.65.016108 ...

Schmidt, Matthias; Schöll-Paschinger, Elisabeth; Köfinger, Jürgen; Kahl, Gerhard
Model colloid polymer mixtures in porous matrices : density functional versus integral equation ...
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 14 (2002) issue 46. - page 12099-12117
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/14/46/315 ...

Schmidt, Matthias; Fuchs, Matthias
Penetrability in model colloid–polymer mixtures
in The Journal of Chemical Physics volume 117 (2002) issue 13. - page 6308-6312
doi:10.1063/1.1503303 ...

2001

Schmidt, Matthias; von Ferber, Christian
Amphiphilic hard body mixtures
in Physical Review E volume 64 (2001) issue 5
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.64.051115 ...

Maibaum, Lutz; Schmidt, Matthias; Löwen, Hartmut
Colloids confined to a flexible container
in Physical Review E volume 63 (2001) issue 5
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.63.051401 ...

Schmidt, Matthias
Density functional for the Widom-Rowlinson model
in Physical Review E volume 63 (2001) issue 1
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.63.010101 ...

Schmidt, Matthias
Density functional theory for colloidal rod-sphere mixtures
in Physical Review E volume 63 (2001) issue 5
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.63.050201 ...

Groh, Benito; Schmidt, Matthias
Density-functional theory for structure and freezing of star polymer solutions
in The Journal of Chemical Physics volume 114 (2001) issue 12. - page 5450-5456
doi:10.1063/1.1349092 ...

Evans, R.; Brader, J. M.; Roth, R.; Dijkstra, M.; Schmidt, Matthias; Löwen, H.
Interfacial properties of model colloid–polymer mixtures
in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences volume 359 (2001) issue 1782. - page 961-975
doi:10.1098/rsta.2000.0811 ...

Likos, C. N.; Schmidt, Matthias; Löwen, H.; Ballauff, Matthias; Pötschke, D.; Lindner, Peter
Soft Interaction between Dissolved Flexible Dendrimers : Theory and Experiment
in Macromolecules volume 34 (2001) issue 9. - page 2914-2920
doi:10.1021/ma001346x ...

2000

Román, Francisco L.; Schmidt, Matthias; Löwen, Hartmut
Colloidal particles in emulsions
in Physical Review E volume 61 (2000) issue 5. - page 5445-5451
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.61.5445 ...

Schmidt, Matthias; Löwen, Hartmut; Brader, Joseph M.; Evans, Robert
Density Functional for a Model Colloid-Polymer Mixture
in Physical Review Letters volume 85 (2000) issue 9. - page 1934-1937
doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.85.1934 ...

Schmidt, Matthias
Density functional for additive mixtures
in Physical Review E volume 62 (2000) issue 3. - page 3799-3802
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.62.3799 ...

Rosenfeld, Yaakov; Schmidt, Matthias; Watzlawek, Martin; Löwen, Hartmut
Fluid of penetrable spheres : Testing the universality of the bridge functional
in Physical Review E volume 62 (2000) issue 4. - page 5006-5010
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.62.5006 ...

Schmidt, Matthias
Fluid structure from density-functional theory
in Physical Review E volume 62 (2000) issue 4. - page 4976-4981
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.62.4976 ...

Löwen, H.; Watzlawek, M.; Likos, C. N.; Schmidt, Matthias; Jusufi, A.; Dzubiella, J.; von Ferber, C.; Allahyarov, E.; Thünemann, A.; D'Amico, I.
The hard physics of soft matter
Advances in Solid State Physics 40
Berlin : Springer, 2000. - page 809-817
doi:10.1007/BFb0108397 ...

Löwen, H.; Watzlawek, M.; Likos, C. N.; Schmidt, Matthias; Jusufi, A.; Denton, A. R.
Phase transitions in colloidal suspensions and star polymer solutions
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 12 (2000) issue 8A. - page A465-A469
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/12/8A/364 ...

Löwen, H.; Watzlawek, M.; Likos, C. N.; Schmidt, Matthias; Jusufi, A.; Graf, H.; Denton, A. R.; von Ferber, C.
Phase transitions in soft matter systems
STATISTICAL PHYSICS: Third Tohwa University International Conference
College Park, Maryland : American Institut of Physics, 2000. - page 140-150 . - (AIP Conference Proceedings; 519)
doi:10.1063/1.1291530 ...

Schmidt, Matthias
Simulations of systems with colloidal particles
Computational Methods in Surface and Colloid Science
New York : Dekker, 2000. - page 745-774 . - (Surfactant Science Series; 89)

Dzubiella, Joachim; Schmidt, Matthias; Löwen, Hartmut
Topological defects in nematic droplets of hard spherocylinders
in Physical Review E volume 62 (2000) issue 4. - page 5081-5091
doi:10.1103/physreve.62.5081 ...

1999

Schmidt, Matthias
An ab initio density functional for penetrable spheres
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 11 (1999) issue 50. - page 10163-10169
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/11/50/309 ...

Schmidt, Matthias
Density-functional theory for soft interactions by dimensional crossover
in Physical Review E volume 60 (1999) issue 6. - page R6291-R6294
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.60.R6291 ...

1997

Graf, H.; Löwen, H.; Schmidt, Matthias
Cell theory for the phase diagram of hard spherocylinders
Optical Methods and Physics of Colloidal Dispersions
Darmstadt : Steinkopff, 1997. - page 177-179 . - (Progress in Colloid and Polymer Science; 104)
doi:10.1007/BFb0110773 ...

Schmidt, Matthias
Freezing in confined geometry
Aachen, Shaker, 1997(dissertation, 1996, )

Löwen, H.; Schmidt, Matthias
Freezing in confined suspensions
Optical Methods and Physics of Colloidal Dispersions
Darmstadt : Steinkopff, 1997. - page 81-89 . - (Progress in Colloid and Polymer Science; 104)
doi:10.1007/BFb0110748 ...

Rosenfeld, Y.; Schmidt, Matthias; Löwen, H.; Tarazona, P.
Fundamental-measure free-energy density functional for hard spheres : Dimensional crossover and ...
in Physical Review E volume 55 (1997) issue 4. - page 4245-4263
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.55.4245 ...

Schmidt, Matthias; Löwen, Hartmut
Phase diagram of hard spheres confined between two parallel plates
in Physical Review E volume 55 (1997) issue 6. - page 7228-7241
doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.55.7228 ...

1996

Rosenfeld, Y.; Schmidt, Matthias; Löwen, H.; Tarazona, P.
Dimensional crossover and the freezing transition in density functional theory
in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter volume 8 (1996) issue 40. - page L577-L581
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/8/40/002 ...

Schmidt, Matthias; Löwen, Hartmut
Freezing between Two and Three Dimensions
in Physical Review Letters volume 76 (1996) issue 24. - page 4552-4555
doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.76.4552 ...

1994

Schmidt, Matthias
MC-simulation of the 3D,q=3 Potts model
in Zeitschrift für Physik B Condensed Matter volume 95 (1994) issue 3. - page 327-330
doi:10.1007/BF01343961 ...

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