Lehrstuhl für Funktionelle Materialien

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July 11, 2024 Collaborator Jie Yu et al. in cooperation with Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China, and Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, in Small Science: "Long-Lasting Hydrogen Evolution and Efficient Dew Harvest Realized via Electrospinning Polyvinylidene Fluoride Membrane on Hybrid Hydrogels"
July 8, 2024 Christian Ludwig Weindl defends his Ph.D. thesis on "Diblock-copolymer templated Si/Ge/C thin films as anodes in Li-ion batteries”. Congratulations, Christian!
July 2, 2024 Collaborator Junzhi Ye et al. in cooperation with University of Cambridge, UK, University of Oxford, UK, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, University of Electronic Science and
Technology of China, Chengdu, China, Centre for Nanophotonics, AMOLF, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, DESY Hamburg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, CINBIO, Universidade de Vigo, Spain, Imperial College, London, UK, in Nature Photonics: "Direct linearly polarized electroluminescence from perovskite nanoplatelet superlattices"
July 1, 2024 A warm welcome to our new Master student, Friederike Ganster.
June 27 - July 2, 2024
David, Simon, Feifei, and Morgan have beamtime at the ILL Grenoble, France
June 26, 2024 Suo Tu et al. in cooperation with TUM School of Computation, Information and Technology, University of Macau, Macao, China, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, DESY Hamburg, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in Advanced Functional Materials; "Humidity Stable Thermoelectric Hybrid Materials Toward a Self-Powered Triple Sensing System"
June 24, 2024 Collaborator Hongmei Zhu et al. in cooperation with University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China, Henan Academy of Sciences, Zhengzhou, China, Shenzhen Technology University, Shenzhen,  China in The Journal of Chemical Physics.: "Chiral perovskite-CdSe/ZnS QDs composites with high circularly polarized luminescence performance achieved through additive-solvent engineering"
June 24, 2024 A warm welcome to our new Master student Ivonne Zitzmann.
June 10 - 15, 2024 Linus, Lixing, Lukas, and Zhaonan have beamtime at Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste
June 4 -7, 2024 Peter, Fabian, Ruoxuan, Yingying, Zhuijun participate in the MLZ Conference 2024 Neutrons for Energy Storage
June 3, 2024 Kristian A. Reck et al. in cooperation with Kiel University, DESY Hamburg, Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films (IST),  KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, and Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology, Greifswald in Applied Surface Science: "Early-stage silver growth during sputter deposition on SiO2 and polystyrene – Comparison of biased DC magnetron sputtering, high-power impulse magnetron sputtering (HiPIMS) and bipolar HiPIMS"
May 26 - 30, 2024 Peter, Kun and Yuxin are participating in the ECS Spring Meeting San Francisco, USA
May 16, 2024 Peixi Wang defends his Ph.D. thesis on "Volume phase transition behaviors of thermoresponsive hydrogels". Congratulations, Peixi!
May 15,2024 Nadja Glück et al. in cooperation with University of Munich (LMU), Monash University, Clayton, Australia, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, in Journal of Materials Chemistry A: "The balancing act between high electronic and low ionic transport influenced by perovskite grain boundaries"
May 14,2024 Constantin Harder et al. in cooperation with DESY Hamburg, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden in Applied Nano Materials: "Poly(sobrerol methacrylate) Colloidal Inks Sprayed onto Cellulose Nanofibril Thin Films for Anticounterfeiting Applications"
May 9 - 14, 2024 Huaying & Thomas & Tulga & Xiongzhuo have beamtime at DESY Hamburg
May 8, 2024 Tonghui Xu et al. in cooperation with Shanghai University, China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China, Shanghai Institute of Space Power-Sources, Shanghai, China, Hohai University
Jiangsuin, China, and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.Beijing, China, in Advanced Functional Materials: "Ether-Based Electrolyte for High-Temperature and High-Voltage Lithium Metal Batteries"
May 6 - 8, 2024 Christine, David, Julian, Peiran have beamtime at the Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste
May 6, 2024 A new collaborative paper by Kang Liu et al. in cooperation with Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China, in International Journal of Biological Macromolecules: "Enhanced UV protection in silk fibroin based electrospun fabrics realized via orientation induced high efficiency of azobenzene isomerization"
April 24, 2024 Manuel A. Reus et al. published "Modular slot-die coater for in situ grazing-incidence x-ray scattering experiments on thin films" in Review of Scientific Intruments in collaboration with DESY Hamburg and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
April 22 - 26, 2024 Peter is participating in the 2024 MRS Spring Meeting in Seattle, USA.
April 17 - 22, 2024 Fabian, Lyuyang, Ruoxuan, Yuxin, Yingying have beamtime at DESY Hamburg
April 15, 2024 Ning Ding et al. in cooperation with Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China, in ACS Applied Nano Materials: "Reversible and Photochromic Peony-Shaped Hairpin Prepared from Electrospun Hybrid Nanofibers for Visualized Solar UV Radiation Detector"
April 15, 2024 Ting Tian defends her Ph.D. thesis on "Diblock copolymer-directed coassembly toward morphology-tunable mesoporous ZnO films”. Congratulations, Ting!
April 11, 2024 Our first collaborative paper in Nature was published: by Shunchang Liu et al in cooperation with National University of Singapore, Singapore, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China, Suzhou Maxwell Technologies, Suzhou, China: "Triple-junction solar cells with cyanate in ultrawide-bandgap perovskites"
April 8 - 10, 2024 Most group members are participating in the Machine Learning Conference for X-Ray and Neutron-Based Experiments hosted by Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ)
April 4, 2024 Suo Tu denfends his Ph.D. thesis on "Thermoelectric properties and applications of PEDOT:PSS-based conducting polymers". Congratulation, Suo!
Mar. 25, 2024 Shahidul Alam et al. in cooperation with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, PO Box 383, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia, and Friedrich Schiller University Jena, in Journal of Physics: Energy: "Influence of thermal annealing on microstructure, energetic landscape and device performance of P3HT:PCBM-based organic solar cells"
Mar. 24, 2024 Manuel A. Reus et al. in cooperation with Ludwig-Maximilians-University München in Advanced Optical Materials: "Layer-By-Layer Printed Metal Hybrid (Cs:FA)PbI3 Perovskite Nanocrystal Solar Cells"
Mar 17 - 22, 2024 Our group is at the DPG Spring Meeting of the Condensed Matter Section in Berlin
Mar. 17 - 21. 2024 Peter, Dominik and Tobias are in New Orleans at the ACS Spring Conference
Mar.12, 2024 Tobias Hölderle et al. published a manuscript in cooperation with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), DESY Hamburg, Helmholz-Zentrum hereon GmbH Garching,  ESRF-The European Synchrotron, Grenoble, France, and TUM Chemisty Dept.in Chemistry Europe: "Thermal Structural Behavior of ElectrochemicallyLithiated Graphite (LixC6) Anodes in Li-ion Batteries"
Mar 11, 2024 Our group visits the Starkbierfest am Nockherberg today.
Mar. 7, 2024 Anna Lena Oechsle defends her Ph.D. thesis on "Advancement of PEDOT:PSS as thermoelectric material and the investigation of environmental influences on its performance". Congratulations, Anna!
Mar. 7, 2024 "Multifunctional Buried Interface Modification Enables Efficient Tin Perovskite Solar Cells", published by our collaborator Yali Chen et al. in cooperation with Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China, and University, Shenzhen, China, in Small Methods
Mar. 4, 2024 A warm welcome to our new group member: Lan Xia, Ph.D, a scholar from China visiting our group for one year!
Feb. 29 - March 5 David, Morgan, and Thomas are on beamtimeat ILL Grenoble
Feb. 29, 2024 New paper from our collaborator Guibin Shen et al. in cooperation with Renmin University of China, Beijing, and National University of Singapore in Energy and Environmental Materials: "High-Performance and Large-Area Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells Based on NiOx Films Enabled with A Novel Microstructure-Control Technology"
Feb. 28 - Mar. 4, 2024 Christoph L, Jinsheng, Tulga have beamtime at DESY Hamburg
Feb. 26, 2024 Tianxiao Xiao et al. in Nano Energy in collaboration with TUM School of CIT, Shenzhen Technology University, China, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, and Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA:  "A multi-dimensional tactile perception system based on triboelectric sensors: Towards intelligent sorting without seeing"
Feb. 21, 2024 Ting Tian et al in cooperation with Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, TUM Physics Dept., TUM Walter Schottky Institute, and Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Italy, in Advanced Functional Materials: "Unraveling the Morphology-Function Correlation of Mesoporous ZnO Films upon Water Exposure"
Feb. 20 - 22, 2024 Peter and Christine are at this year's MaMaSelf Selection Days in Garching
Feb. 20, 2024 Dominik Petz et al. have a paper in batteries in collaboration with National Physical Laboratory, Hampton Road, Teddington, UK, Schlumberger Cambridge Research, Cambridge, UK, German Engineering Science Centre (GEMS) at MLZ, University of Hamburg, and TUM Dept.of Chemistry: "Heterogeneity of Lithium Distribution in the Graphite Anode of 21700-Type Cylindrical Li-Ion Cells during Degradation"
Feb. 19, 2024 Suzhe Liang successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on "Formation Fundamentals and Applications of Ultra-Thin Metal Layers".Congratulations, Suzhe!
Feb. 19, 2024 A warm welcome to our new Ph.D.student from China, Ming Yang!
Feb. 16, 2024 Renjun Guo from National University of Singapore published a collaborative paper in cooperation with Chinese Academy of Sciences Fuzhou, China, and Universtiy of Oxford, UK, in Advanced Materials: "Trace Water in Lead Iodide Affecting Perovskite Crystal Nucleation Limits the Performance of Perovskite Solar Cells"
Feb. 16, 2024 A new coll. paper appeared by Qing Ji et al. in coperation with Ningbo University of Technology, China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou, China, and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China, in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: "Synergistic Effect of Dual Phases to Improve Lithium Storage Properties of Nb2O5Adv"Synergistic Effect of Dual Phases to Improve Lithium Storage Properties of Nb2O5"
Feb. 13, 2024 Shahidul Alam et al. published a collaborative paper in cooperation with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia, and University of Hull, UK, in Advanced Functional Materials: "Thermally-Induced Degradation in PM6:Y6-Based Bulk Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells"
Feb. 13, 2024 Yusuf Bulut, our external Ph.D. student from DESY Hamburg gives his seminar talk on "HIPIMS sputter deposition"
Feb. 13, 2024 A new collaborative paper appeared by Maoxin Li et al. in cooperation with Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, in Advanced Materials: "In Situ Surface Reconstruction toward Planar Heterojunction for Efficient and Stable FAPbI3 Quantum Dot Solar Cells"
Feb.12, 2024 Advanced Functional Materials issued our collaborative paper by Iago López-Fernández et al. in cooperation with University of Vigo, Spain, KU Leuven, Belgium, University of Stuttgart, Forschungszentrum Jülich, and Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India : "Lead-Free Halide Perovskite Materials and Optoelectronic Devices: Progress and Prospective"
Feb. 12, 2024 René Steinbrecher et al. published a collaborative paper with University of Potsdam and Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP, Potsdam-Golm, in ChemComm: "Boosting the photo-switchability of doubleresponsive water-soluble polymers by incorporating arylazopyrazole dyes"
Feb. 9, 2024 ACS Energy Letters issued our collaborative publication by Zhuojie Shi et al.in cooperation with National University of Singapore, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, and Tianjin University, China, in ACS Energy Letters: “T-shaped” Carbazole Alkylammonium Cation Passivation in Perovskite Solar Cells"
Feb. 9, 2024 A new paper appeared by Yuqin Zou et al.in cooperation with TUM Walter Schottky Institute, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Erlangen, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, in ACS Energy Letters: "Microstrain and Crystal Orientation Variation within Naked Triple-Cation Mixed Halide Perovskites under Heat, UV, and Visible Light Exposure"
Feb. 8, 2024 Feng Ye et al. published a collaborative paper in cooperation with Wuhan University of Technology, China, Xidian University, Xi’an, China, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, and Guangdong Laboratory, Foshanin, China, in Advanced Energy Materials: "Tailoring Low-Dimensional Perovskites Passivation for Efficient Two-Step-Processed FAPbI3 Solar Cells and Modules"
Feb. 7, 2024 A new collaborative paper was published by Weifei Wei et al. in cooperation with Shenzhen University, China, Beijing Normal University, China, and Shenzhen Technology University, China, in Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed.: "Precise Methylation Yields Acceptor with Hydrogen-Bonding Network for High-Efficiency and Thermally Stable Polymer Solar Cells"
Feb. 2, 2024 Welcome to our new Ph.D. student (working at DESY Hamburg), Shouzheng Chen!
Jan.  23 - 27, 2024 A section of our group is attending the DESY Photon Science Users' Meeting in Hamburg
Jan. 18, 2024 Christian L. Weindl published a paper in cooperation with TUM Chemistry Department, TUM MLZ, and University of Alberta, Canada, in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces: "Dendritic Copper Current Collectors as a Capacity Boosting Material for Polymer-Templated Si/Ge/C Anodes in Li-Ion Batteries"
Jan. 17, 2024 Ph.D. applicant Francesco Falsina gives a talk on “Acetate based electrolytes: modelling and applications"
Jan. 17, 2024 Julian E. Heger defends his Ph.D. thesis on "Formation and Deformation of Functional (Bio)hybrid Films Revealed by Advanced Scattering Methods". Congratulations, Julian!
Jan. 16, 2024 A warm welcome to our visitor Prof Xiaomin Xu from Institute of Materials Research, Shenzhen International Graduate School,Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055, China
Jan. 15, 2024 Zejie Zhu et al. published a collaborative paper in cooperation with Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China, and Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in ACS Applied Nano Materials: "Nanogels Containing Gold Nanoparticles on Cotton Fabrics for Comfort Control via Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance"
Jan. 15, 2024 A paper by Yuqin Zou et al. appeared in cooperation with Universtiy of Cambridge, UK, DESY Hamburg, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in Advanced Materials: "A Practical Approach Toward Highly Reproducible and High-Quality Perovskite Films Based on an Aging Treatment"
Jan. 10, 2024 Ivana Pivarnikova et al. published a paper in collaboration with ZSW – Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung, Ulm, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, ˇRez, Czech Republic and HIU - Helmholtz Institute Ulm for Electrochemical Energy Storage, Ulm, in Journal of Power Sources: "Observation of preferential sputtering of Si/graphite anodes from Li-ion cells by GD-OES and its validation by neutron depth profiling"
Jan. 8, 2024 Another collaborative paper appeared by Ziyong Kang et al. in cooperation with Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, China, Hangzhou Yanqu Information Technology Co., Ltd., China, in ACS Materials Letters: "Tailoring Low-Dimensional Phases for Improved Performance of 2D−3D Tin Perovskite Solar Cells"
Jan. 8, 2024 This year's first collaborative paper was published by Yuanmei Huang et al. in cooperation with Shenzhen Technology University, China, Yunnan Normal University, Chenggong, China, in Materials Today Advances: "Triethylsilane introduced precursor engineering towards efficient and stable perovskite solar cells"
Jan. 2, 2024 A warm welcome to our new secretary, Sanja Ulrich!
Dec. 28, 2023 Our new collaborative paper by Zirui Lou et al. in collaboration with Tsinghua University, Shenzhen, China, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, China, and Zhejiang University
Hangzhou, China, was published in Advanced Science: "Near-Infrared Organic Photodetectors toward Skin-Integrated Photoplethysmography-Electrocardiography Multimodal Sensing System"
Dec. 20, 2023 Our group's X-Mas Party with Bavarian Curling at Königlicher Hirschgarten
Dec. 18, 2023 Lennart K. Reb defended his Ph.D. thesis on "Perovskite and organic solar cells studied in space". Congratulations, Lennart!
Dec. 14, 2023 Project meeting on "Amphiphilic self-organization of non-invasively orthogonally switchable block copolymers" with Prof. André Laschewsky from Universität Potsdam and co-workers
Dec. 12, 2023 Mirjam Hofmaier et al's new paper in cooperation with Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF), and University of Bayreuth, in BioMacromolecules: "Influence of the Sequence Motive Repeating Number on Protein Folding in Spider Silk Protein Films"
Dec. 5, 2023 Xinyu Jiang et al.published a paper in cooperation with University of Cambridge, UK, Shanghai University, China, Changzhou University, China, and Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Italy in Energy & Environmental Science: "Operando study of the influence of small molecule acceptors on the morphology induced device degradation of organic solar cells with different degrees of π -π stacking
Nov. 29, 2023 The paper of Tianfu Guan et al.in cooperation with Shenzhen Technology University, China, Soochow University, Suzhou, China, DESY Hamburg, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, was published in ACSNano: "Decoding the Self-Assembly Plasmonic Interface Structure in a PbS Colloidal Quantum Dot Solid for a Photodetector"
Nov. 28, 2023 Anna Lena Oechsle et al. published a paper in collaboration with ILL Grenoble, France, in Macromolecules: "Unraveling the Humidity Influence on the Electrical Properties of Ionic Liquid Posttreated Poly(3,4-ethylene dioxythiophene):Poly(styrenesulfonate) Films"
Nov. 28, 2023 Yusuf Bulut et al.issued a publication in collaboration with DESY Hamburg, Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, University of Hamburg, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in Nanoscale: "Diblock copolymer pattern protection by silver cluster reinforcement"
Nov. 22, 2023 Renjun Guo et al. published a collaborative paper which was also featured on the front page of Advanced Energy Materials in coperation with National University of Singapore and DESY Hamburg : "Refining the Substrate Surface Morphology for Achieving Efficient Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells"
Nov. 22, 2023 A new collaborative paper was published by Xinxin Kang et al. in cooperation with Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China, and Xijing University, Xi'an, China, in Journal of Materials Chemistry A: "Unraveling the modification effect at NiOx/ perovskite interfaces for efficient and stable inverted perovskite solar cells"
Nov. 16 - 19, 2023 Our former PhD student Prof. Qi Zhong from Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China, arrived from China and accompanies Julija, Morgan, and Thomas to beamtime at the ILL Grenoble.
Nov. 13 - 17, 2023 Peter and Christoph attend the ATUMS 2023 Conference in Canmore, Canada
Nov. 9, 2020
Prof. Chris McNeill from Monash University, Clayton, Australia visits our group and gives a talk in the Colloquium of Solid State Physics, titled “Resonant Tender X-ray Scattering of Conjugated Polymers”
Nov. 7, 2023 Suo Tu et al. published a new paper in collaboration with TUM Department of Chemistry and Catalysis Research Center (CRC),and Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Italy, in Chemical Engineering Journal: "Modulation of electronic and ionic conduction in mixed polymer conductors via additive engineering: Towards targeted applications under varying humidity"
Nov. 6, 2023 Dominik Mathias Schwaiger defends his PhD thesis on "Internal Dynamics and Stability of Bulk Heterojunction Films for Application in Organic Photovoltaics". Congratulations, Dominik!
Nov. 2, 2023 A warm welcome to our new MaMaSelf Master students Tannu Garg and Faryal Talib!
Oct. 30, 2023 Prof. Robert J. Hickey from Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A. is visiting our group and gives a talk on "Polymer Actuators from Hierarchically Ordered Hydrogels"
Oct. 12 - 17, 2023
Christoph, Christopher, Julian, Simon have beamtime at the Elettra Synchrotrone in Trieste, Italy
Oct. 12, 2023 Anna Lena Oechsle et al. published a paper titled "Ionic Liquid-Induced Inversion of the Humidity-Dependent Conductivity of Thin PEDOT:PSS Films" in collaboration with Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Italy, in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.
Oct. 11, 2023 Ruixuan Jiang et al.'s collaborative paper in collaboration with Wuhan University of Technology, China, and Foshan Xianhu Laboratory of the Advanced Energy Science and Technology Guangdong Laboratory, China, appeared in Next Materials: "Insights into the effects of oriented crystallization on the performance of quasi-two-dimensional perovskite solar cells"
Oct. 10, 2023 Farewell dinner for our PostDoc Apostolos Vagias
Oct. 10, 2023 Christian L.Weindl.et al issued a publication in cooperation with TUM Department of Chemistry, DESY Hamburg, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden in Advanced Energy and Sustainability Research: "Toluene-Mediated Morphology Tuning of Diblock Copolymer-Templated Porous Si/Ge/K/C Thin Films for Li-Ion Batteries"
Oct. 9, 2023 Neng Hu from Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China, et al. published a collaborative paper in cooperation with Zhejiang Hexin New Material Co., Ltd., Jiaxing, China, and Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, in Applied Polymer Materials: "Hybrid Hydrogel-Based Skin Health Monitor for Tracing Solar UV Radiation in Aqueous Environments"
Oct. 3 - 5, 2023
12th SolTech 2023 Conference in Würzburg with Peter, Lukas, Morgan, Tulga, Xiongzhuo participating
Sept. 28, 2023 Zhuijun Xu published a collaborative paper in cooperation with Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, University of Oxford, UK, Ningbo University of Technology, China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou, China, Peking University, China, Soochow University, Suzhou, China, Nankai University, China, and in Materials Today: "Facile scalable multilevel structure engineering makes Ti0.667Nb1.333O4 a new promising lithium-ion battery anode"
Sept. 25 - 30, 2023 David, Julija, Lukas, Morgan have beamtime at ILL Grenoble
Sept.25/26 TUM-DESY workshop on "Sustainable energy harvesting and machine learning (VIPR WP5/WP6 kick-off)" in Garching
Sept. 19, 2023 A warm welcome to our new PhD student, Lixing Li!
Sept. 18, 2023 Prof. Vladimir Tsukruk from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA is visiting our group and gives a talk on “Bio-enabled Functional Nanomaterials: from Actuating Flexible Magnets to Photonically-Assisted Logic”
Sept. 13 - 15, 2023 Peter, Linus and Zhuijun are at the Nanoworkshop 2023 (11th International Workshop on Functional Nanocomposites) in Plön castle near Kiel.
Sept. 8, 2023 Ali Semerci's paper appeared in collaboration with LMU München, Attocube Systems AG, Haar, and TU Darmstadt in Advanced Optical Materials: "A Novel Multi-Functional Thiophene-Based Organic Cation as Passivation, Crystalline Orientation, and Organic Spacer Agent for Low-Dimensional 3D/1D Perovskite Solar Cells"
Sept. 8, 2023 Tianxiao Xiao et al. published a paper titled "Solar cell-based hybrid energy harvesters towards sustainability"  in Opto-Electronic Science.
Sept. 5, 2023 Xin Song from Changzhou University, China, et al. published a collaborative paper in cooperation with Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, and Nankai University, Tianjin, China, in Energy & Environmental Science: "Film-formation dynamics coordinated by intermediate state engineering enables efficient thickness-insensitive organic solar cells"
Aug. 13 - 17, 2023 Peter is attending the ACS Fall 2023 Conference "Harnessing the Power of Data" in San Francisco.
Aug. 8, 2023 Our latest collaborative publication by Frank Hartmann from Saarland University in collaboration with INM—Leibniz-Institute for New Materials, and Technical University of Darmstadt: "Self-Assembly of Polymer-Modified FePt Magnetic Nanoparticles and Block Copolymers" in Materials:
Aug. 3, 2023 A new collaborative paper has been published by Panpan Zhang et al.in cooperation with Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China, and  ILL Grenoble, France,  in Langmuir: "Kinetics of UV Radiation-Induced Fast Collapse and Recovery in Thermally Cycled and Rehydrated Light- and Thermo- Double-Responsive Copolymer Films Probed by In Situ Neutron Reflectivity"
Aug. 2, 2023 A warm welcome to our new PhD student, Xiaojing Ci!
Aug. 2, 2023 Marie Betker from DESY Hamburg et al. published a collaborative paper in cooperation with KTH KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden and Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden in ACS Applied Nano Materials: "Sprayed Hybrid Cellulose Nanofibril−Silver Nanowire Transparent Electrodes for Organic Electronic Applications"
Aug. 2, 2023 Dominik Schwaiger et al. published a paper in cooperation with TUM MLZ in Journal of Polymer Science: "In-situ study of degradation in PTB7:PCBM films prepared with the binary solvent additive DPE:DIO"
Aug. 1, 2023 Our former Master student Christoph Lindenmeir starts today as a new PhD student. Welcome back, Christoph!
July 28, 2023 Adrian Börngen's Bachelor colloquium on "Environmentally friendly perovskite solar cells: Investigating the effect of an increasing iodine ratio for double perovskite thin film solar cells" and Elisabeth Obermeier's on "Umweltfreundliche Perowskitsolarzellen: Der Einfluss der Vor- und Nachheiztemperatur auf heißschleuderbeschichteete Dünnfilme"
July 27, 2023 Our group's annual Barbecue party is taking place with just a little bit of rain
July 25, 2023 Xinyu Jiang defends her PhD thesis on "Active layer morphology in non-fullerene organic solar cells". Congratulations, Xinyu!
July 25, 2023 Jasper Ebel's Master defense titled "Near-infrared quantum dot solar cells for space application"
July 24, 2023 Zheng Fang from Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China, et al. published a cooperative paper in collaboration with Hexin Kuraray Micro Fiber Leather (Jiaxing) Co. Ltd., Jiaxing, China, in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces: "High Efficiency of Formaldehyde Removal and Anti-bacterial Capability Realized by a Multi-Scale Micro−Nano Channel Structure in Hybrid Hydrogel Coating Cross-Linked on Microfiber-Based Polyurethane"
July 24, 2023 Constantin Harder from DESY Hamburg et al. published a paper titled "Optical Properties of Slot-Die Coated Hybrid Colloid/Cellulose-Nanofibril Thin Films" in cooperation with KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, and University of Hamburg in Advanced Optical Materials.
July 18 - 21, 2023 Summer School of our group together with the Soft Matter Physics group at Hotel Berghof, Hermagor, Kärnten / Österreich
July 6, 2023 Our former group member Prof. Ezzeldin Metwalli from University of Cairo is visiting our chair until the end of July. Welcome back, Ezz!
July 5 - 7, 2023 Peter, Lennart, and Simon are at the PV Space-23 in Rome
July 4, 2023 A new collaborative paper by Hongye Dong et al. in cooperation with Renmin University of China, Beijing, in The Journal of Physical Chemistry B: "Synergistic Defect Passivation by Metformin Halides for Improving Perovskite Solar Cell Performance"
July 4, 2023 Kun Sun et al. published a new paper in cooperation with Universität Heidelberg and Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A, Italy, in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces: "Morphological Insights into the Degradation of Perovskite Solar Cells under Light and Humidity"
July 3 - 7 Prof. Alfons Schulte from University of Florida is visiting. Welcome back, Alfons!
June 25 - 30, 2023 Fabian, Ivana, Peter, Thien An are participating in the 2023 Neutron Scattering Gordon Research Conference  in Ventura, LA, USA.
June 23, 2023 Peixi Wang et al. published a paper in cooperation with Institut-Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France, and Universität Potsdam in Macromolecules: "KCl-Modulated Hydration and Subsequent Thermoresponsive Behavior of Poly(sulfobetaine)-Based Diblock Copolymer Thin Films"
Juen 23, 2023 A new collaborative paper was published by Leon Katzenmeier et al. in cooperation with Physics of TUM Energy Conversion and Storage, TUMint·Energy Research,  and TUM
School of Computation, Information and Technology in Communications Chemistry: "Mass transport and charge transfer through an electrified interface between metallic lithium and solid-state electrolytes"
June 19 - 22, 2023 A large section of our group attends the 5th Biennial Science Meeting of the MLZ in Grainau
June 12 - 16, 2023 The MaMaSelf students in our group are at Rigi Mountain in Switzerland for the annual MaMaSelf Status Meeting.
June 14, 2023 A warm Welcome to our new PhD student, Zhaonan Jin!
June 13, 2023 A new collaborative paper appeared by Nianci Guan et al. in cooperation with Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai and Beijing, China, in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces: "Improved Power Conversion Efficiency and Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells Induced by Molecular Interaction with Poly(ionic liquid) Additives"
June 12, 2023 A warm Welcome to our New Master student, Kim Long Fong!
June 8 - 13, 2023 Linus, Morgan, Jinsheng, Zerui have beamtime in the Elettra synchrotron, in Trieste, Italy, where they investigate the in-operand changes in morphology of different solar cells during operation
June 6, 2023 Prof. Dr. Venkataraman Thangadurai from Department of Chemistry, University of Calgary, Canada is visiting our chair today and gives a talk on "Li-stuffed Garnets for All-Solid-State Lithium Metal Batteries"
June 6, 2023 Welcome back to guest PhD student Riley Hooper from University of Alberta, Canada who already visited us one year ago!
Juen 5, 2023 Prof. Guiseppe Portale from Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, is visiting our group and gives a talk on "Synthesis and structure-property of polymer electrolytes for fuel cell and battery applications”
June 2, 2023 Emanuel Anwander will defend his Master thesis today with the topic "Lightweight organic solar cells on flexible substrates for space applications"
June 2, 2023 Peter published a research highlight in National Science Review: "Testing flexible polymer solar cells in near-space"
June 2, 2023 A new collaborative paper appeared by Xiaoju Zhu et al.in cooperation with Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China, and National Silk Museum, Hangzhou, China, in Journal of Polymer Science: "Easy care of silk fabrics realized by crosslinking thermo-responsive copolymer film on its surface"
June 1, 2023 Yuqin Zou defends her PhD Thesis on "Functional ligands for optimization of device performance and stability of perovskite solar cells"
May 31/June 1, 2023 PhD student Morgan Le Dû attends the SolTech Student Board Meeting in Würzburg
May 26, 2023 A new collaborative paper has been published by Ruijie Ma et al. in cooperation with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China, and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Shenzhen Research Institute, Shenzhen, China, in Energy & Environmental Science: "Revealing the underlying solvent effect on film morphology in high-efficiency organic solar cells through combined ex situ and in situ observations"
May 25, 2023 We are pleased to welcome back Wenqi Xu, who starts in Christine’s group as a PhD student after he finished his Master with her last year. Welcome, Wenqi!
May 16 - 26, 2023 Prof. Alfons Schulte from University of Central Florida is visiting our group. Welcome back, Alfons!
May 16, 2023 Christoph Lindenmeir defends his Master Thesis on "Optimization of morphology and efficiency of slot-die printed perovskite solar cells"
May 5, 2023 Apostolos Vagias et al. published a new paper in collaboration with ILL Grenoble, France, and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in Macromolecular Rapid Communications: "The Topology of Polymer Brushes Determines Their Nanoscale Hydration"
May 4 - 8, 2023 Ruoxuan and Zhuijun are at DESY Hamburg for in situ sputter beamtime
May 4, 2023 A new paper appeared by Lennart K. Reb et a. in cooperation with DESY Hamburg, DLR Köln, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden in Solar RRL: "Space- and Post-Flight Characterizations of Perovskite and Organic Solar Cells"
May 2, 2023 Our former Master student Thomas Baier returns today to our group as a PhD student. Welcome, Thomas!
Apriil 27 - May 3 Kun, Xiongzhuo, Zerui have beamtime at DESY/Hamburg with perovskite LED
April 25, 2023 Tianle Zheng et al. published a new paper in cooperation with Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Shanghai University, China, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, in Energy Storage Materials: When audience takes stage: Pseudo-localized-high-concentration electrolyte with lithium nitrate as the only salt enables lithium metal batteries with excellent temperature and cathode adaptability"
April 24, 2023 Yuqin Zou et al. published a paper in cooperation with TUM Walter Schottky Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China, University of Cambridge, UK, DESY Hamburg, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in Nano Energy:: "Ionic liquids tailoring crystal orientation and electronic properties for stable perovskite solar cells"
April 24, 2023 A new paper appeared by Pan Ding et al in cooperation with TUM Walter Schottky Institute, and Utrecht University, Netherlands, in ACS Catal.: "Elucidating the Roles of Nafion/Solvent Formulations in Copper-Catalyzed CO2 Electrolysis"
April 24, 2023 Lyuyang Cheng joins our group today as a new PhD student. Welcome, Lyuyang!
April 21 - 23, 2023 45th Edgar-Lüscher-Lehrerfortbildungsseminar in Zwiesel in cooperation with Gymnasium Zwiesel
April 21, 2023 Kun Sun et al. published a new paper in Energy Technology: "Shedding Light on the Moisture Stability of Halide Perovskite Thin Films"
April 17, 2023 A warm Welcome to new Master student Daniel Wenczel as well as to the the Bachelor students who recently joined our group or will do so shortly: Adrian Börngen, Thomas Bullinger, Yi Lyu, Julius Karliczek, Josef Pflanz, Elisabeth Obermeier, Lorenz Pech, Matthias Quintern, Kotone Tomioka, Valentin Walbrunn, Ruodong Yang, and Leart Zuka. Welcome to our group!
April 15 - 18, 2023 Peter is at the "GISAXS and Machine Learning" workshop at ALS Berkeley, USA, with a talk
April 14, 2023 David Kosbahn, a former Master student at our group, returns today as a PhD student. Welcome back, David!
April 13 - 18, 2023 Peixi, Julija, Simon, and Linus had beamtime at ILL Grenoble and performed an excellent time-of-flight neutron reflectivity measurement (ToF-NR) to investigate the water welling and subsequent cononsolvency behavior of thermoresponsive DBC thin films.
April 11 - 21, 2023 Altantulga, Guangjiu, Jinsheng, Zhuijun: printing beamtime at DESY Hamburg
April 10 - 14, 2023 Peter is attending the MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco, USA with two talks
April 5, 2023 Mrinalini Chatterjee started at our group today as a new Master student. Welcome, Mrinalini!
April 4, 2023 A new collaborative paper appeared by Ming Yang et al. in cooperation with University of Science and Technology of China, Suzhou, China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China, Hunan University, Changsha, China, Xinjiang University, Xinjiang, China, in Journal of Materials Chemistry A: "Poly(acrylic acid) locally enriched in slurry enhances the electrochemical performance of the SiOx lithium-ion battery anode"
April 3, 2023 A new paper appeared by Xinyu Jiang et al. in cooperation with DESY Hamburg and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm,Sweden, in Solar RRL: "Film Formation Kinetics of Polymer Donor and Nonfullerene Acceptor Active Layers During Printing Out of 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene in Ambient Conditions"
April 3, 2023 A warm welcome to two new group members: Narendra Chaulagain, a guest PhD student from University of Alberta, Canada, and new Master student Mayank Garg
March 31, 2023 Our PhD student Morgan Le Dû was awarded a poster prize at the DPG Spring Meeting of the CPP section in Dresden last week. Congratulations, Morgan!
March 26 - 31, 2023 A large part of our group is in Dresden this week to participate in the DPG Spring Meeting of the Condensed Matter Section
March 26 - 30, 2023 Anna, Julija, and Peter are attending the ACS Spring Meeting in Indianapolis, USA.
March 21, 2023 Review of Scientific Instruments published our new collaborative paper by F. Vögl et al. in cooperation with RWTH Aachen and Forschungszentrum Jülich: "Multi-angle in situ dynamic light scatteringat a neutron spin echo spectrometer"
March 16, 2023 Also Yajuan Li et al. published a collaborative paper in cooperation with Soochow University, Suzhou, China, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Suzhou, China, and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shanghai, China, in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces: "Revealing Surface and Interface Evolution of Molybdenum Nitride as Carrier-Selective Contacts for Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells"
March 16, 2023 A collaborative paper by Kun Wang et al. appeared in cooperation with Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces: "Fully Methylammonium-Free Stable Formamidinium Lead Iodide Perovskite Solar Cells Processed under Humid Air Conditions"
March 7, 2023 Víctor Marrugat Arnal gives a guest talk on “Causes of photoinduced halide segregation in wide-bandgap perovskite solar cells"
March 7, 2023 A new collaborative paper appeared by Lucas Stieglitz et al. in cooperation with TUM Wacker-Lehrstuhl für Makromolekulare Chemie in ChemPlusChem: "Fiber Spinning of Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Isotactic Polypropylene: Melt Spinning and Melt Drawing"
March 6 - 9, 2023 Kun Sun, Lukas Spanier and Altantulga Buyan-Arivjikh represented our group at the 2023 e-conversion winter retreat where they engaged in casual networking sessions and participated in fruitful scientific discussions with fellow e-conversion members.
March 6, 2023 Dr. Pascal Kaienburg from the University of Oxford, UK, Condensed Matter Physics Group, is visiting our chair today and gives a talk on "All-Small-Molecule Organic Solar Cells – electronic and microstructure properties"
March 6, 2023 New Master student Jan Darsow starts at our group today. Welcome, Jan!
March 6, 2023 A collaborative publication by Neng Hu et al. appeared in Advanced Optical Materials in cooperation with Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China, and Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China: "Hybrid Nanogels-Based Printable Tattoos Inspired by Lady Costume from Tang Dynasty for Monitoring Solar UV Radiation"
March 6, 2023 A collaborative paper was published by Yilin Wang et al in cooperation with Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China, DESY Hamburg, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Donghua University, Shanghai, China, in Advanced Energy Materials: "Control of the Crystallization and Phase Separation Kinetics in Sequential Blade-Coated Organic Solar Cells by Optimizing the Upper Layer Processing Solvent"
March 1, 2023 Welcome to Cagla Sipahi and Montserrat Roman-Quintero who started today as new Master students at our chair in the MaMaSelf program.
Feb. 28, 2020

Two new PhD students supervised by Peter have started at DESY Hamburg with Prof. Stephan Roth: Shuxian Xiong and Yingjian Guo – welcome to our group!

Feb. 28, 2023 A new paper appeared by Julian E. Heger et al.in cooperation with Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU), China, DESY Hamburg, Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., and Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, in Nanoscale Horizons: "Superlattice deformation in quantum dot films on flexible substrates via uniaxial strain"
Feb. 27, 2023 Hongmei Zhu et al. published a collaborative paper in cooperation with Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China, Shenzhen Technology University, China, The University of Hong Kong, China, in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: "Solvent Modulation of Chiral Perovskite Films Enables High Circularly Polarized Luminescence Performance from Chiral Perovskite/Quantum Dot Composites"
Feb. 17, 2023 Today it's Thomas Baier's turn to defend his Master thesis on "Two-step slot-die coated perovskite thin films from a y-Butyrolacto-based solvent system"
Feb. 15, 2023 Marc Gensch from DESY Hamburg defends his PhD thesis today on "Investigation of the evolution from nanostructured metal clusters to thin metal films on diblock copolymer templates"
Feb. 13, 2023 Also David Kosbahn defends his Master thesis today with the topic: "In situ study of perovskite quantum dot self-assembly in thin films during deposition by slot-die coating”
Feb. 13, 2023 Tobias Schöner defends his Master thesis on Investigation of the Charge Transport in Ionic Liquid Post-treated Poly(3,4-ethylene dioxythiophene):poly(styrene sulfonate) Thin Films with Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy
Feb. 10, 2023 A new paper appeared by Nadesh Fiuza-Maneiro et al.in cooperation with CINBIO, Universidade de Vigo, Spain,  in ACS Energy Letters : "Ligand Chemistry of Inorganic Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals"
Feb. 6, 2023 Shanshan Yin et al. have published a new paper in cooperation with Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China, DESY Hamburg, and KTH Royal Institute of Technolog in Chemical Engineering Journal: "Tailored fabrication of quasi-isoporous and double layered α-Fe2O3 thin films and their application in photovoltaic devices"
Feb. 3, 2023 Yuehe Jiang et al.published a collaborative paper in cooperation with Universität Hamburg and DESY Hamburg  in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces: "3D Printable Hybrid Gel Made of Polymer Surface-Modified Cellulose Nanofibrils Prepared by Surface-Initiated Controlled Radical Polymerization (SI-SET-LRP) and Upconversion Luminescent Nanoparticles"
Feb. 3, 2023 A new collaborative paper has appeared by Neng Hu et al. in cooperation with Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China, Universität Potsdam, Fraunhofer Institut für Angewandte Polymerforschung Potdsam, and ILL Grenoble in Advanced Materials Interfaces: "Kinetics of Water Transfer Between the LCST and UCST Thermoresponsive Blocks in Diblock Copolymer Thin Films Monitored by In Situ Neutron Reflectivity"
Feb. 1, 2023 Welcome to our new PhD student Simon Wegener who re-joins our group after he already finished his Master studies at our chair last year.
Jan. 31, 2023 A paper by Julija Reitenbach et al. in cooperation with ILL, Grenoble, France and Universität Potsdam was published in Macromolecules: "Effect of Magnesium Salts with Chaotropic Anions on the Swelling Behavior of PNIPMAM Thin Films"
Jan. 26/27, 2023 Dr. Matthias Heck from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is visiting the Soft Matter Physics section of our group and gives a talk on “Anionic Polymerization - a technique to obtain polymeric model systems"
Jan. 25, 2023 A new Master student joined our group, working with PhD student Zhuijun Xu: Welcome, Antariksh Parichha!
Jan. 23, 2023 Our collaborative paper "Adhesive Hybrid Interpenetrating Network Hydrogel-Based Detector to Monitor Solar Radiation Dose Required for Plant Growth" by Neng Hu et al.was published in Advanced Engineering Materials in cooperation with Zhejiang Sci-Tech University Hangzhou, China, Zhejiang Hexin Science and Technology Co., Ltd.
Jiaxing, China, and Northwestern Polytechnical University Xi’an, China
Jan. 18. 2023 Prof. Alessio Gagliardi from TUM Electrical and Computer Engineering and Munich Data Science Institute gives a virtual guest talk on "Machine learning to investigat material properties"
Jan. 17 - 19, 2023 A warm welcome to Marie Betker, a PhD student visiting from  KTH Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm,
Jan. 16, 2023 Lea Westphal joined our group as a new PhD student. Welcome, Lea!
Dec. 21/22, 2022 Prof. Stephan V. Roth from DESY Hamburg and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm is visiting our group - welcome!
Dec. 20, 2022 Shanshan Yin successfully defends her PhD thesis on "Synthesis of patterned metal oxide thin films via amphiphilic block copolymer templates and their applications in perovskite solar cells" - congratulations!
Dec. 16, 2022 Ahmed Krifa defends his Master thesis on "Printing of perovskite quantum dot layers for photovoltaic application"
Dec. 15, 2022 A new collaborative appeared by Elahe Korshidi et al. in cooperation with LMU München, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran, Universiyi Putra Malaysia, and Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), Stuttgart, in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: "Antisolvent Additive Engineering for Boosting Performance and Stability of Graded Heterojunction Perovskite Solar Cells Using Amide-Functionalized Graphene Quantum Dots"
Dec. 14, 2022 Prof. Morgan Stefik from University of South Carolina, USA is visiting our chair. Welcome!
Dec. 12, 2022 A new paper was published by Dominik Petz et al. in cooperation with DESY Hamburg, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA, Universität Stuttgart, and Dalhousie University, Canada, in Advanced Energy Materials: "Aging-Driven Composition and Distribution Changes of Electrolyte and Graphite Anode in 18650-Type Li-Ion Batteries"
Dec. 9. 2022 Colloid and Polymer Science published an article by Bart-Jan Niebuur et al. in cooperation with Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken, TUM Lehrstuhl Für Topologie Korrelierter Systeme, Freie Universität Berlin, and University of Central Florida: "Cononsolvency of the responsive polymerpoly(N‑isopropylacrylamide) in water/methanol mixtures: a dynamic light scattering study of the effect of pressure on the collective dynamics"
Dec. 8/9, 2022 A section of our group is participating in the MLZ User Meeting 2022
Dec. 6, 2022 A warm welcome to our new Master students Nikan Dehghan-Manschadi, Ni Lar Win Pyae, and Tarek Azzouni
Dec. 5/6, 2022 Peter and Christine with Morgan, Pablo, and Peiran have a project meeting in Prof. Dr. André Laschewsky at Universiät Potsdam
Dec. 1, 2022 We have to say good-bye to our long-term group member Dr. Volker Körstgens
Dec. 1, 2022 We are pleased to welcome our new PhD student Altantulga Buyan-Arivjik
Nov. 28 - Dec. 2, 2022 PhD student Lezhi Wang from Imperial College London is visiting the Soft Matter Physics group
Nov. 28, 2022 A warm welcome to our new Master students: Kyriaki Gavriilidou and Petar Lovric
Nov. 23, 2022 Gökay Erbil defends his Master thesis on "Novel dry electrode for detecting electroencephalography"
Nov. 16, 2022 The editors at Nature Communications have put together an Editors’ Highlights webpage of recent research called “Applied physics and mathematics” and chose to feature Nian Li’s article “Mapping structure heterogeneities and visualizing moisture degradation of perovskite films with nano-focus WAXS”. The Editors’ Highlights pages aim to showcase the 50 best papers recently published in an area, and routinely replaces papers as more great research is published at Nature Communications.
Nov. 14, 2022 A new paper has appeared by Lennart K. Reb et al. in cooperation with TUM Physics Central Technology Lab, and German Aerospace Center, Cologne, in Solar RRL: "Attitude Determination in Space with Ambient Light Sensors using Machine Learning for Solar Cell Characterization"
Nov. 14, 2022 A new collaborative paper has appeared by Matthias Nuber et al. in cooperation with TUM Chair for Laser and X-Ray Physics and University of Sofia, Bulgaria, in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters: "Picosecond Charge-Transfer-State Dynamics in Wide Band Gap Polymer−Non-Fullerene Small-Molecule Blend Films Investigated via Transient Infrared Spectroscopy"
Nov. 7, 2022 A new paper appeared by Nian Li et al. in cooperation with Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India, University of Cambridge, UK, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), Xi’an, China, Helmholtz-Zentrum, Geesthacht, Germany, in Nature Communications: "Mapping structure heterogeneities and visualizing moisture degradation of perovskite films with nano-focus WAXS"
Nov. 4, 2022 Hsu-Thazin Myint defends her Master thesis on "Fabrication and characterization of semiconducting carbon nitride thin films for application in perovskite photovoltaics" and Kexin Wu defends his Master thesis on "Silicon‐Germanium based anode coatings for Lithium‐ion batteries", both in the frame of the MaMaSelf Master program
Nov. 3, 2022 A new collaborative paper has appeared by Xiuxia Zuo et al. in cooperation with Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China, Shanghai University, China, University of Oxford, UK, and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, in Molecules: "High-Temperature Magnesiothermic Reduction Enables HF-Free Synthesis of Porous Silicon with Enhanced Performance as Lithium-Ion Battery Anode"
Oct. 31, 2022 We are pleased to welcome two new group members: PhD student Ruoxuan Qi and Master student Timo Piecuch.
Oct. 30  - Nov. 4, 2022 PhD students Dimitris Selianitis and Angeliki Chroni from National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece, are visiting the Soft Matter Physics Group
Oct. 17, 2022 A new collaborative paper appeared by Hao Gu et al. in cooperation with Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, University of Macau in CCCS Chemistry: "Stable Metal–Halide Perovskite Colloids in Protic Ionic Liquid"
Oct. 4, 2022 A warm welcome to our new PhD student Ali Semerci!
Sept. 15, 2022

A new collaborative paper appeared by Yichuan Rui et al. in cooperation with Shanghai University of Engineering Science, China, in Journal of Materials Chemistry C: "Two-dimensional SnS2 nanosheets as electron transport and interfacial layers enable efficient perovskite solar cells"

Sept. 14, 2022 A new paper appeared by Nian Li et al. in cooperation with Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) Xi’an and Shenzhen, China,  TUM Lehrstuhl für Molekulare Nanowissenschaften & Chemische Physik von Grenzflächen and TUM Department of Chemistry in Solar RRL: "Operando Study of Structure Degradation in Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with a TiO2 Photoanode Having Ordered Mesopore Arrays"
Sept. 14, 2022 A new collaborative paper appeared by Ke Xu et al.in cooperation with Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China and Shanghai University of Engineering Science, China, in Colloids and Surfaces B:: "High efficiency of in-situ cross-linking and acid triggered drug delivery by introducing tobramycin into injectable and biodegradable hydrogels"
Sept. 4 - 9, 2022 At the DPG 2022 Conference, Hsu Thazin MYINT won "Outstanding Poster Award" for CPP session with the title of "Semiconducting Carbon Nitride Thin Films". In her work, slot-die-coating technique is “used for fabrication of thin films for the application of solar cells
July 26, 2022 A new collaborative paper appeared by Andrei Chumakov in cooperation with DESY Hamburg and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Universität Hamburg, in ACS Applied Nano Materials: "Sprayed Nanometer-Thick Hard-Magnetic Coatings with Strong Perpendicular Anisotropy for Data Storage Applications"
July 25, 2022 A warm welcome to our new PhD student from China, Yingying Yan.
  A new collaborative paper appeared by Elahe Khorshidi in cooperation with University of Munich (LMU), Isfahan University of Technology, Iran, Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), Stuttgart, and University of Edinburgh, UK, in Solar RRL: "Hydrophobic Graphene Quantum Dots for Defect Passivation and Enhanced Moisture Stability of CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Solar Cells"
July 22, 2022 A new collaborative paper appeared by Markus W. Heindl et al. in cooperation with TUM Walter Schottky Institut, TUM Catalysis Research Center and Chemistry Department, DESY Hamburg, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in Advanced Optical Materials: "Strong Induced Circular Dichroism in a Hybrid Lead-Halide Semiconductor Using Chiral Amino Acids for Crystallite Surface Functionalization"
July 22, 2022 A new collaborative paper appeared by Junzhi Ye et al. in cooperation with University of Cambridge, UK, South China University of Technology,
Guangzhou, China, University of Vigo, Spain, Imperial College London, UK,,in Journal of the American Chemical Society: "Elucidating the Role of Antisolvents on the Surface Chemistry and Optoelectronic Properties of CsPbBrxI3‑x Perovskite Nanocrystals"
July 22, 2022 A new paper appeared by Anna Lena Oechsle et al. in cooperation with Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Italy,  in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: "In Situ Observation of Morphological and Oxidation Level Degradation Processes within Ionic Liquid Post-treated PEDOT:PSS Thin Films upon Operation at High Temperatures"
July 22, 2022 A new paper appeared by Manuel A. Reus et al. in cooperation with DESY Hamburg in Advanced Optical Materials: "Time-Resolved Orientation and Phase Analysis of Lead Halide Perovskite Film Annealing Probed by In Situ GIWAXS"
July 12 - 15, 2022 The chair of Functional Materials together with the Soft Matter Group went to Summer School in Nassfeld, Kärnten and had a very fruitful group event in the Austrian mountains.
July 7, 2022 A warm welcome to Damini Vrushabendrakumar, a guest PhD student from the university of Alberta, Canada,
July 5, 2022 A new collaborative paper appeared by Neng Hu et al. in cooperation with Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China, and Institut Laue-Langevin, (ILL) Grenoble, France, in Langmuir: "Effect of Thermal Stimulus on Kinetic Rehydration of Thermoresponsive Poly(diethylene glycol monomethyl ether methacrylate)-block-poly(poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate) Thin Films Probed by In Situ Neutron Reflectivity"
June 27, 2022 A warm welcome to our new Master student, Jasper Ebel.
June 26 - July 1, 2022 Apostolos, Bahar, Christine, Julija, Peter, and Xinyu attended the EPF Conference in Prague
June 22, 2022 A new paper appeared by Suzhe Liang et al. in cooperation with Ningbo University of Technology, China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China, Shanghai University, China, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, in Advanced Functional Materials: "Bronze-Phase TiO2 as Anode Materials in Lithium and Sodium-Ion Batteries"
Jun2 20, 2022 A new collaborative paper appeared by Panpan Zhang et al. in cooperation with Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China, in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: "Facile Preparation of Silk Fabrics with Enhanced UV Radiation Shielding and Wrinkle Resistance by Cross-Linking Light-Responsive Copolymers"
June 15, 2022 A new paper appeared by Sebastian Grott et al. in cooperation with DESY Hamburg, University of Edinburgh, UK, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden in Solar RRL: "Solvent Tuning of the Active Layer Morphology of Non-Fullerene Based Organic Solar Cells"
June 15, 2022 A new paper appeared by Suzhe Liang et al. in cooperation with DESY Hamburg and KTH Stockholm, Sweden, in Nanoscale Advances: "State of the art of ultra-thin gold layers: formation fundamentals and applications"
June 9, 2022 A new paper appeared by Peixi Wang et al. in cooperation with Institut-Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France, University of Potsdam, TUM Soft Matter Physics, in Langmuir: "Poly(sulfobetaine)-Based Diblock Copolymer Thin Films: "Water/Acetone Atmosphere: Modulation of Water Hydration and Cononsolvency-Triggered Film Contraction"
May 30, 2022 A new paper appeared by Suzhe Liang et al. in cooperation with TUM Chemistry Department, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, DESY Hamburg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, and Chinese Academy of Sciences, in ACS Applied Nano Materials: "Template-Induced Growth of Sputter-Deposited Gold Nanoparticles on Ordered Porous TiO2 Thin Films for Surface-Enhanced RamanScattering Sensors"
May 30, 2022 A new paper appeared by Christian L.Weindl et al. in cooperation with TUM Chemistry Department, DESY Hamburg, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in ACS Applied Nano Materials: "Effect of Solvent Vapor Annealing on Diblock Copolymer-Templated Mesoporous Si/Ge/C Thin Films: Implications for Li-Ion Batteries"
May 24 - 27, 2022 Group Picture of MaMa Self Status Meeting at Rigi, Switzerland
May 24, 2022 A new collaborative paper appeared by Xin Song et al. in cooperation with Changzhou University, China, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), Shanghai, China, DESY Hamburg, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden in Advanced Materials: "Process-Aid Solid Engineering Triggers Delicately Modulation of Y-Series Non-Fullerene Acceptor for Efficient Organic Solar Cells"
May 23, 2022 A new paper appeared by Julian Heger et al. in cooperation with DESY Hamburg and Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, in Advanced Functional Materials: "Low-Temperature and Water-Based Biotemplating of Nanostructured Foam-Like Titania Films Using ß-Lactoglobulin"
May 16, 2022 We are pleased to welcome two new group members: David Kosbahn, a Master student, and Peiran Zhang, a PhD student.
May 6, 2022 A new paper appeared by Jia-Jhen Kang et al. in cooperation with Technische Universität Dresden, University of Duisburg-Essen, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland, and Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, in Langmuir: "Rigid-to-Flexible Transition in a Molecular Brush in a Good Solvent at a Semidilute Concentration"
May 5, 2022 A new collaborative paper appeared by Zheng Fang et al. in cooperation with Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, and Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China, in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: "Simultaneous and Efficient Removal of Oleophilic and Hydrophilic Stains from Polyurethane by the Combination of Easy-Cleaning and Self-Cleaning"
May 2, 2022 A new paper appeared by Xinyu Jiang et al. in cooperation with Walter Schottky Institute (TUM), and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in Advanced Energy Materials: "Revealing Donor–Acceptor Interaction on the Printed Active Layer Morphology and the Formation Kinetics for Nonfullerene Organic Solar Cells at Ambient Conditions"
Apr. 25, 2022 A warm welcome to our new group members Biswadeep Choudhury, a Master student and Feifei Zheng, a PhD student.
Apr. 21, 2022 A new collaborative paper appeared by Swaminath Bharadwaj et al. in cooperation with Technical University of Darmstadt, and RWTH Aachen University in Soft Matter: "Cononsolvency of thermoresponsive polymers: where we are now and where we are going"
Apr. 4, 2022 We are pleased to welcome two new group members: Emanuel Anwander, a Master student, and Xiongzhuo Jiang, a PhD student.
Mar. 31, 2022 A new collaborative paper appeared by Aristeidis Papagiannopoulos et al. in cooperation with National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece, in Int. J. Biol. Macromol.: "Preparation of trypsin-based nanoparticles, colloidal properties and ability to bind bioactive compounds"
Mar. 30, 2022 A new collaborative paper appeared by Matthias Schwartzkopf et al. in cooperation with DESY Hamburg, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, in ACS Appl. Nano Mater.: "In Situ Monitoring of Scale Effects on Phase Selection and Plasmonic Shifts during the Growth of AgCu Alloy Nanostructures for Anticounterfeiting Applications"
Mar. 28, 2022 A warm welcome to the new Bachelor students in our group: Lukas Bauer, Jan Luca Blänsdorf, Noah Braitsch, Franz Hanrieder, Felix Herschmann, Irina Ivanova, Augustin Lösch, Paul Pucknus, Yannick Schöhs, Simon Schiedeck, Henry Stock
Mar. 3, 2022 We are pleased to welcome our new Master students Adrien Cadet and Wenqi Xu.
Mar. 1, 2022 A warm welcome to our new guest student, Eirini Melampianaki
Feb 16, 2022 A new collaborative paper appeared by Ayana Kamada et al. in cooperation with KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden, and DESY Hamburg, in Nanoscale: "Hierarchical propagation of structural features in protein nanomaterials"
Feb. 15, 2022 A new paper appeared by Bart-Jan Niebuur et al. in cooperation with TUM Department Chemie in The Journal of Physical Chemistry: "Droplet Formation by Chemically Fueled Self-Assembly: The Role of Precursor Hydrophobicity"
Feb. 10, 2022 A warm welcome to our new Master student, Kexin Wu
Feb. 9, 2022 A new collaborative paper appeared by Zhuojun Huang et al. in cooperation with Stanford University, USA, and Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Münster, in Advanced Energy Materials: "Effects of Polymer Coating Mechanics at Solid-Electrolyte Interphase for Stabilizing Lithium Metal Anodes"
Feb. 3, 2022 A new collaborative paper appeared by Qing Chen et al. in cooperation with DESY Hamburg, University of Science and Technology of China
Hefei, China, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, GSI Helmholtz Center, Darmstadt, and Technical Univesity Darmstadt, in Advanced Functional Materials:: "Biopolymer-Templated Deposition of Ordered and Polymorph Titanium Dioxide Thin Films for Improved Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Sensitivity"
Jan. 25, 2022 A new collaborative paper appeared by Weiyin Gao in cooperation with Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China, University of Macau, China, and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China, in Journal of Energy Chemistry: "Chiral cation promoted interfacial charge extraction for efficient tin-based perovskite solar cells"
Jan. 24, 2022 A warm welcome to our guest student, Rungarune Saymung
Jan. 21, 2022 A new paper appeared by Wei Cao et al.in cooperation with Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Walther-Meissner-Institut, Garching, DESY Hamburg, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden in Advanced Functional Materials: "In Situ Study of FePt Nanoparticles-Induced Morphology Development during Printing of Magnetic Hybrid Diblock Copolymer Films"
Jan. 21, 2022 A new paper appeared by Yuqin Zou et al. in cooperation with Renmin University of China, Beijing, University of Munich (LMU),Walter Schottky Institute and Physics Dept., TUM, DESY Hamburg, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: "The Influence of CsBr on Crystal Orientation and Optoelectronic Properties of MAPbI3‑Based Solar Cells"
Jan. 21, 2022 A new paper appeared by Shanshan Yin et al. in cooperation with Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China, DESY Hamburg, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: "In Situ GISAXS Observation and Large Area Homogeneity Study of Slot-Die Printed PS‑b‑P4VP and PS‑b‑P4VP/FeCl3 Thin Films"
Jan. 10, 2022 A new paper appeared by Simon J. Schaper et al. in cooperation with Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon, Geesthacht, Germany, and Cracow University of Technology, Poland, in ACS Applied Energy Materials: "Morphology−Ionic Conductivity Relationship in Polymer−Titania Hybrid Electrolytes for Lithium-Ion Batteries"
Dec. 7, 2021 A warm welcome to our new Master student, Hsu-Thazin Myint.
Dec. 7, 2021 A new paper appeared by Suzhe Liang et al. in cooperation with Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, and Ningbo University of Technology, China, in Energy Storage Materials: "Anatase titanium dioxide as rechargeable ion battery electrode - A chronological review"
Dec. 6, 2021 Master Defense of Amina Alic on "In-situ Raman and Neutron Spectroscopy of Hydrogen Storage Materials"
Dec. 2, 2021 A new paper appeared by Marc Gensch et al.in cooperation with KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, and University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: "Correlating Optical Reflectance with the Topology of Aluminum Nanocluster Layers Growing on Partially Conjugated Diblock Copolymer Templates"
Nov. 25, 2021 A new paper appeared by Christina Geiger et al. in cooperation with Universität Potsdam and Fraunhofer Institut für Angewandte Polymerforschung IAP, Potsdam, in Advanced Engineering Materials: "Ternary Nanoswitches Realized with Multiresponsive PMMA-b-PNIPMAM Films in Mixed Water/Acetone Vapor Atmospheres"
Nov. 18, 2021 A new cooperative paper appeared by Neng Hu et al. in cooperation with Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China, Qingdao University, Qingdao, China, and Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China in Green Chemistry: "A hydrogen evolution system based on hybrid nanogel films with capabilities of spontaneous moisture collection and high light harvesting"
Nov. 15,  2021 PhD defense of Franzisca Carina Löhrer on „Relating morphology and function in low-bandgap polymer-based solar cells"
Nov. 8 - 11, 2021 Hosting the 10th SolTech Conference at Haus der Bayerischen Wirtschaft, München
Nov. 5, 2021 PhD defense of Nian Li on “Tailoring titania nanostructures for application in solar cells"
Nov. 3, 2021 A new cooperative paper appeared by Fei Li et al. in cooperation with Soochow University, Suzhou, China, and Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China, in Advanced Functional Materials: "Matrix Manipulation of Directly-Synthesized PbS Quantum Dot Inks Enabled by Coordination Engineering"
Oct. 29, 2021 A warm welcome to our new PhD student, Tianle Zheng.
Oct. 29, 2021 A new paper appeared by Jun Zhou et al. in cooperation with Hubei University, Wuhan, China, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China, and Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in Journal of Materials Chemistry C: "Luminescent perovskite nanocrystal composites via in situ ligand polymerization towards display applications"
Oct. 28, 2021 Master Defense of Morgan Le Dû (MaMaSelf Program) on "Soft robotics based on thermo-responsive polymer films"
Oct. 27, 2021 A new paper appeared by Anna L. Oechsle in cooperation with Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Basovizza, Italy in Macromoecular Rapid Communications.: "Correlation of Thermoelectric Performance, Domain Morphology and Doping Level in PEDOT:PSS Thin Films Post-Treated with Ionic Liquids"
Oct. 19, 2021 A new paper appeared by Renjun Guo in cooperation with LMU München, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China, University of Cambridge, UK, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou, China, Nankai University, Tianjin, China, DESY Hamburg, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden in Nature Energy: "Degradation mechanisms of perovskite solar cells under vacuum and one atmosphere of nitrogen"
Oct. 18, 2021 PhD Defense of Wei Cao on "Magnetic hybrid films based on ultrahigh molecular weight diblock copolymers"
Oct. 18, 2021 A warm welcome to our new PhD student, Zerui Li.
Oct. 13, 2021 A new collaborative paper appeared by Lin Lei et al. in cooperation with Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China, in Sustainable Energy and Fuels: "A graphitic carbon nitride metal-free visible light photocatalyst with controllable carbon self-doping towards efficient hydrogen evolution"
Oct. 1-4, 2021 We are pleased to welcome three new Master students: Thomas Baier, Sebastian Coen, Yamen Taji,
Oct. 1, 2021 A new collaborative paper appeared by Li Lin et al. in cooperation with Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China, Zhejiang Hexin Holdings Co. Ltd., Jiaxing, China, and Hexin Kuraray Micro Fiber Leather (Jiaxing) Co. Ltd., Jiaxing, China, in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: "Ionic Hydrogels Based Wearable Sensors to Monitor the Solar Radiation Dose for Vitamin D Production and Sunburn Prevention"
Oct. 1, 2021 A new collaborative paper appeared by Dan Yang et al. in cooperation with University of Alberty, Canada, in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: "How to Choose an Interfacial Modifier for Organic Photovoltaics Using Simple Surface Energy Considerations"
Oct. 1, 2021 A new collaborative paper appeared by Yijia Huang et al. in cooperation with Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu, China, in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: "Multistate Nonvolatile Metamirrors with Tunable Optical Chirality"
Sept. 27, 2021 A new paper appeared by Shambhavi Pratap et al. in cooperation with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, USA, in Nature Communications: "Out-of-equilibrium processes in crystallization of organic-inorganic perovskites during spin coating"
Sept. 27, 2021 A warm Welcome to our new Master student, Christoph Lindenmeir.
Sept. 24, 2021 A new collaborative paper appeared by Shujin Hou in coooperation with TUM Physics of Energy Conversion and Storage, TUM Catalysis Research Center, TUM Department of Chemisty, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, and Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) in Advanced Materials: "Metamorphosis of Heterostructured Surface-Mounted Metal–Organic Frameworks Yielding Record Oxygen Evolution Mass Activities"
Sept. 24, 2021 A new collaborative paper appeared by Neelima Paul et al. in cooperation with Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, China, DESY Hamburg, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockhollm, Sweden, in Science Reports: "Real‑time observation of nucleation and growth of Auon CdSe quantum dot templates"
Sept. 23, 2021 A new collaborative paper appeared by Jian Qiu et al. in cooperation with Nanjing Tech University, China, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China, in Science China Chemical.: "Efficient and stable Ruddlesden-Popper layered tin-based perovskite solar cells enabled by ionic liquid-bulky spacers"
Sept. 15, 2021 We are pleased to welcome two new Master students: Ahmed Krifa and Tobias Schöner.
Sept. 1, 2021 A warm welcome to our new PhD student, Zhuijun Xu at our chair as well as to Yusuf Bulut, an external PhD student at DESY Hamburg.
Aug. 17, 2021 A new collaborative paper appeared by Yingzhen Hu et al. in cooperation with Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), Xi'an, China, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT), Xi’an, China, in ACS Energy Letters: "Flexible Perovskite Solar Cells with High Power-Per-Weight: Progress, Application, and Perspectives"
Aug. 16, 2021 A new paper appeared by Bart-Jan Niebuur et al. in cooperation with Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France, Technical University of Berlin, and University of Central Florida, USA, in Nanoscale: "Nanoscale disintegration kinetics of mesoglobules in aqueous poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) solutions revealed by small-angle neutron scattering and pressure jumps"
Aug. 10, 2021 A new paper appeard by Lucas P. Kreuzer et al. in cooperation with Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France, University of Potsdam,  in Macromolecules: "Solvation Behavior of Poly(sulfobetaine)-Based Diblock Copolymer Thin Films in Mixed Water/Methanol Vapors"
Aug. 10, 2021 A new paper appeared by Apostolos Vagias et al. in cooperation with National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece, in Macromolecules: "Effects of Polymer Block Length Asymmetry and Temperature on the Nanoscale Morphology of Thermoresponsive DoubleHydrophilic Block Copolymers in Aqueous Solutions"
Aug 2, 2021 PhD defense of Lucas Philipp Kreuzer on "Dual thermo-responsive diblock copolymer thin Films"
July 29, 2021 PhD defense of Jia-Jhen Kang on "Structural investigation on molecular brushes"
July 29, 2021 A new paper appeared by Lennart K. Reb et al. in cooperation with Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Cologne, in Review of Scientific Instruments: "An experiment for novel material thin-film solar cell characterization on sounding rocket flights"
July 28, 2021

A new collaborative paper has appeared by Amrita Dey et al. in cooperation with Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), Munich, University of Cambridge, UK, University of Hyderabad, India, KU Leuven, Belgium, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA, University of Antwerp, Belgium, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune,  India, Yantai University, China, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China, University of California, Berkeley, USA, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Soochow University, Suzhou, China, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland, Lund University, Sweden, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, Beijing Institute of Technology, China, City University of Hong Kong, The University of Texas at Austin, USA, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India, San Diego State University, USA, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, Texas A&M University, USA, Universitat Jaume I, Castelló, Spain, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, USA, University of Valencia, Spain, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Geneve, Italy, University of Notre Dame, USA, Monash University, Clayton, Australia, in ACS Nano: "State of the Art and Prospects for Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals"

July 27, 2021 Phd Defense of Chia-Hsin Ko on "Novel Thermoresponsive Homopolymers and Amphiphilic Diblock Copolymers"
July 27, 2021 A new paper has appeared by Ali Buyruk et al. in cooperation with LMU Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, and Attocube Systems AG, Haar, in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces: "1,10-Phenanthroline as an Efficient Bifunctional Passivating Agent for MAPbI3 Perovskite Solar Cells"
July 26, 2021 A new paper has appeared by Shanshan Yin et al. in cooperation with Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, DESY Hamburg, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in Advanced Materials Interfaces: "Multidimensional Morphology Control for PS-b-P4VP Templated Mesoporous Iron (III) Oxide Thin Films"
July 26, 2021 A warm welcome to our new PhD student Guangjiu Pan!
July 14, 2021 A new paper appeared by Dominik Schwaiger et al. in Macromolecules: "The Influence of the Blend Ratio, Solvent Additive, and Postproduction Treatment on the Polymer Dynamics in PTB7:PCBM Blend Films"
July 13, 2021 A new paper appeared by Hao Zheng et al. in cooperation with Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China, Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), Nanjing, China, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Nanjing, China in RRL Solar: "Emerging Organic/Hybrid Photovoltaic Cells for Indoor Applications: Recent Advances and Perspectives"
July 7, 2021 A new paper appeared by Dominik Petz et al. in cooperation with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), DESY Hamburg, Universität Rostock, and ESRF-The European Synchrotron, Grenoble, France, in Energy Storage Materials: "Lithium distribution and transfer in high-power 18650-type Li-ion cells at multiple length scales"
July 7, 2021 A new paper appeared by Jianfei Hu et al. in cooperation with Nanjing Tech University,  Nanjing, China, and Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China, in Journal of Materials Chemistry A: "A bromide-induced highly oriented lowdimensional Ruddlesden–Popper phase for efficient and stable perovskite solar cells"
July 1, 2021 A new paper appeared by Chia-Hsin Ko et al. in cooperation with University of Potsdam and European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Hamburg, in Macromolecules: "Co-Nonsolvency Effect in Solutions of Poly(methylmethacrylate)‑b‑poly(N‑isopropylacrylamide) Diblock Copolymers in Water/Methanol Mixtures"
June 25, 2021 We are pleased to welcome two Post-Docs from China at our chair: Yajuan Li and Jun-Gui Zhou
June 23, 2021 A warm welcome to our new group member, Master student Gökay Erbil
June 21, 2021 A new paper appeared by Leon Katzenmeier et al. in cooperation with TUM Physics of Energy Conversion and Storage in Advanced Materials: "Characterization and Quantification of Depletion and Accumulation Layers in Solid-State Li+-Conducting Electrolytes Using In Situ Spectroscopic Ellipsometry"
June 18, 2021 A new collaborative paper appeared by Xuan Zhang et al. in cooperation with Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China, in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: "Synergistic Stain Removal Achieved by Controlling the Fractions of Light and Thermo Responsive Components in the Dual-Responsive Copolymer Immobilized on Cotton Fabrics by Cross-Linker"
June 18, 2021 A new collaborative paper appeared by Calvin J. Brett et al. in cooperation with KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, DESY Hamburg, and The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging CUI in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: "Nanocellulose-Assisted Thermally Induced Growth of Silver Nanoparticles for Optical Applications"
June 18, 2021 A new paper appeared by Simon Schaper et al. in cooperation with DESY Hamburg, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in Nanoscale: "Revealing the growth of copper on polystyreneblock-poly(ethylene oxide) diblock copolymer thin films with in situ GISAXS"
June 17, 2021 A new collaborative paper appeared by Wei Chen et al. in cooperation with Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China, DESY Hamburg, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in Energy & Environmental Science: "Operando structure degradation study of PbS quantum dot solar cells"
June 11, 2021 A new collaborative paper appeared by Shih-Ho Lin et al. in cooperation with National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, and National Synchrotron Radiation Research
Center, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in Chemistry of Materials: "InjectablePhenolic-Chitosan Self-Healing Hydrogel with Hierarchical Micelle Architectures and Fast Adhesiveness"
June 9, 2021 A new collaborative paper appeared by Neng Hu in cooperation with Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, and ILL Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France, in Langmuir: "Hydration and Thermal Response Kinetics of a Cross-Linked Thermoresponsive Copolymer Film on a Hydrophobic PAN Substrate Coating Probed by In Situ Neutron Reflectivity"
June 8, 2021 A warm welcome to our new group member, Tobias Hölderle, a PhD student.
June 7, 2021 A new paper has appeared by Florian Jung et al. in cooperation with Roskilde University, Denmark, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Hamburg, Graz University of Technology, Austria, and Patras University, Greece, in Advanced Functional Materials: "Highly Tunable Nanostructures in a Doubly pH-Responsive Pentablock Terpolymer in Solution and in Thin Films"
May 25, 2021 A new collaborative paper appeared by Z.Qian et al. in cooperation with Nanjing Tech University, China, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China, and Northwestern Polytechnical University,  Xi’a, China, in Advanced Materials Interfaces: "Manipulating SnO2 Growth for Efficient Electron Transport in Perovskite Solar Cells"
May 25, 2021 A new collaborative paper appeared by A. R. Osi et al. in cooperation with University of Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China, Chinese
Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China, and Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China, in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: "Three-Dimensional-Printable Thermo/Photo-Cross-Linked Methacrylated Chitosan−Gelatin Hydrogel Composites for Tissue Engineering"
May 18, 2021 A new collaborative paper appeared by Magdalena Bäumler et al. in cooperation with TUM Department of Mechanical Engineering, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging, and TUM Experimental Astro-Particle Physics Group in RSC Advances: "Characterization of an active ingredient made of nanoscale iron(oxyhydr)oxide for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia"
May 17, 2021 A new paper appeared by Bart-Jan Niebuur et al. in cooperation with JCNS at MLZ Garching in Macromolecules: "Pressure Dependence of Water Dynamics in Concentrated Aqueous Poly(N‑isopropylacrylamide) Solutions with a Methanol Cosolvent"
May 17, 2021 A warm welcome to our guest student from Greece, Fotoula Kounelaki.
May 17, 2021 A new cooperative paper appeared by Sebastian Jaksch et al. in cooperation with JCNS at MLZ Garching, JCNS at Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), Oak Ridge, USA, and JCNS at Jülich, Germany, in Frontiers in Physics: "Influence of NaCl on the Structure and Dynamics of Phospholipid Layers"
May 4, 2021 A new cooperative paper appeared by Marcella Günther (LMU München) et al. in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: "Increasing Photostability of Inverted Nonfullerene Organic Solar Cells by Using Fullerene Derivative Additives"
May 3, 2021 A warm welcome to our new group member, Alexander Weinzierl, a Master student.
May 3, 2021 A new paper appeared by Andreas Josef Schmid et al. in cooperation with University of Bielefeld, JCNS at MLZ Garching, ESS Lund, Sweden, and University of Darmstadt in Applied Sciences: "Flexible Sample Environments for the Investigation of Soft Matter at the European Spallation Source: Part I—The In Situ SANS/DLS Setup"
May 3, 2021 A new paper appeared by Tobias Widmann et al. in cooperation with TU Darmstadt, University of Bielefeld JCNS at MLZ Garching, and ESS Lund, Sweden in Applied Sciences: "Flexible Sample Environment for the Investigation of Soft Matter at the European Spallation Source: Part II—The GISANS Setup"
April 29, 2021 A new paper appeared by Samah Akel et al. in cooperation with The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, German Jordanian University, Amman, Jordan, and University of Konstanz in Colloids and Surfaces A: "Photovoltaic cells based on ternary P3HT:PCBM: Ruthenium(II) complex bearing 8-(diphenylphosphino)quinoline active layer"
April 27, 2021 A new paper appeared by Marc Gensch et al. in cooperation with DESY Hamburg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, and Christian Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, in ACS Applied Nano Materials: "Selective Silver Nanocluster Metallization on Conjugated Diblock Copolymer Templates for Sensing and Photovoltaic Applications"
April 20, 2021 A new paper appeared by Christina Geiger et al. in cooperation with ILL Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France, and University of Potsdam in Macromolecules: "PMMA‑b‑PNIPAM Thin Films Display Cononsolvency-Driven Response in Mixed Water/Methanol Vapors"
April 19, 2021 A new paper appeared by Lei Tao et al. in cooperation with Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing, China, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, and Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China, in Journal of Energy Chemistry: "Stability of mixed-halide wide bandgap perovskite solar cells: Strategies and progress"
April 19, 2021 A new paper appeared by Sebastian Jaksch et al. in cooperation with JCNS Garching, Université Paris-Saclay, France, and JCNS Jülich in Applied Sciences: "Technical Specification of the Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Instrument SKADI at the European Spallation Source"
April 15, 2021 A warm welcome to four new Master students: Marta Di Girolamo, Carolina Gutierrez, Morgan Le Du, and Simon Wegener.
April 8, 2021 A new paper appeared by Suzhe Liang et al. in cooperation with China Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China, University of Oxford, UK, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjinin, China, The University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China, Nanoscale Advances: "Impact of CO2 activation on the structure, composition, and performance of Sb/C nanohybrid lithium/sodium-ion battery anodes"
March 31, 2021 We are pleased to welcome the following new Bachelor students at our chair who either have started or will start within the next few weeks:
Lukas Dörringer, Jonas Fabian Keil, Lukas Kohlmaier, Johannes Kowalewics, Herman Muzychko, Raphael Prandtl, Dominic Rapf, Samuel Reiser, Lukas Schrödinger, Bianca Seyschab, Christoph Spies, Sophia Werny
March 29, 2021 A warm welcome to our new Master student, Andrea Vitaloni.
March 25, 2021 A new paper appeaared by Jianzhen Ban et al. in cooperation with Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China, University of Science andTechnology of China, Suzhouin, China, and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing: "Super-Small TiO2 Nanoparticles Homogeneously Embedded in Mesoporous Carbon Matrix Based on Dental Methacrylates and KOH Activation"
March 23, 2021 A new paper appeared by Min Fang et al. in cooperation with Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing, China, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China, and, University of Macau, China,  in Journal of Energy Chemistry: "Residual solvent extraction via chemical displacement for efficient and stable perovskite solar cells"
March 18, 2021 A new paper appeared by Yujia Huang et al. in cooperation with Sichuan Normal University Chengdu, China, in Advanced Optical Materials: "Single-Layered Reflective Metasurface Achieving Simultaneous Spin-Selective Perfect Absorption and Efficient Wavefront Manipulation"
March 17, 2021 A new paper appeared by Lulu Sun et al. in cooperation with Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA,  ShanghaiTech University, China, in Advanced Functional Materials: "Efficient Electrical Doping of Organic Semiconductors Via an Orthogonal Liquid-Liquid Contact"
March 16, 2021 A warm welcome to our new PhD student Linus Huber
March 15, 2021 PhD Defense of Kerstin Sabrina Wienhold on "Printed organic solar cells"
March 12, 2021 A new paper appeared by Margarita A. Dyakonova in cooperation with University of Patras, Greece, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Garching, and ILL Grenoble, France,  in Colloid and Polymer Science: "Effect of cosolvent on the rheological properties and self-assembled structures from telechelic polyampholytes"
March 12, 2021 A new paper appeared by Xuan Zhang et al. in cooperation with Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China, Zhejiang University, Hangzho, China, and ILL, Grenoble, France, in Soft Matter: "Abnormal fast dehydration and rehydration of light- and thermo-dual-responsive copolymer films triggered by UV radiation"
March 10, 2021 A new paper appeared by Xiaoyan Wang et al. in cooperation with Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China, University of Oxford, UK, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, The University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China, and Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin, China in Nano Select: "SnO2/Sn/Carbon nanohybrid lithium-ion battery anode with high reversible capacity and excellent cyclic stability"
Mach 8, 2021 A warm welcome to two new PhD students: Kun Sun and Yuxin Liang
Feb. 15, 2021 A new paper appeared by Lucas P. Kreuzer et al. in cooperation with Universität Potsdam in Macromolecules: "Poly(sulfobetaine) versus Poly(N‑isopropylmethacrylamide): Co‑Nonsolvency-Type Behavior of Thin Films in a Water/Methanol Atmosphere"
Feb. 15, 2021 A new paper appeared by Maria Malvina Soledad Lencina in cooperation with University of Patras, Greece, ILL Grenoble, France, Frederick University, Nicosia, Cyprus, and University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, in Applied Polymer Materials"Effect of pH on the Dynamics and Structure of Thermoresponsive Telechelic Polyelectrolyte Networks: Impact on Hydrogel Injectability"
Feb. 12. 2021 A new paper appeared by M. Schwartzkopf et al. in cooperation with DESY Hamburg, Christian Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in Nanoscale Horizons: "Real-time insight into nanostructure evolution during the rapid formation of ultra-thin gold layers on polymers"
Feb. 10, 2021 We are pleased to welcome Feifei Zheng, a new Master student in Christine's group.
Feb. 5, 2021 A warm welcome to our new PhD student, Thien An Pham, with office at the MLZ.
Feb. 3, 2021 A new paper appeared by Chia-Hsin Ko in cooperation with Universität Potsdam and DESY Hamburg in Macromolecules: "Self-Assembled Micelles from Thermoresponsive Poly(methylmethacrylate)‑b‑poly(N‑isopropylacrylamide) Diblock Copolymers in Aqueous Solution"
Feb. 1, 2021 A warm welcome to our new PhD students in Christine's group, Bahar Yazdanshenas and Pablo Andres Alvarez Herrera.
Jan. 28, 2021 A new paper appeared by Qing Chen et al. in cooperation with University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, DESY Hamburg, KTH
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, in ACS Applied Nano Materials: "Layer-by-Layer Spray-Coating of Cellulose Nanofibrils and Silver Nanoparticles for Hydrophilic Interfaces"
Jan. 22, 2021 A new paper appeared by Xin Song et al. in cooperation with Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), Chongqing, China, and Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China, in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces: "Synergistic Interplay between Asymmetric Backbone Conformation, Molecular Aggregation, and Charge-Carrier Dynamics in Fused-Ring Electron Acceptor-Based Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells"
Jan. 22, 2021 A new paper appeared by Erik Bergendal et al. in cooperation with KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, Institute Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France, University of Manchester, UK, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, and  RISE Research Institutes of Sweden in Nanoscale: "Tuneable interfacial surfactant aggregates mimic lyotropic phases and facilitate large scale nanopatterning"
Jan. 19, 2021 A new paper appeared by Regina Kluge et al. in Advanced Energy and Sustainability Research: "A Solution-Processable Polymer-Based Thin-Film Thermoelectric Generator"
Jan. 14, 2021 A new paper appeared by Wei Cao et al. in cooperation with TU Darmstadt, DESY Hamburg, Saarland University, Moscow State University, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces:: "Spray-Deposited Anisotropic Ferromagnetic Hybrid Polymer Films of PS‑b‑PMMA and Strontium Hexaferrite Magnetic Nanoplatelets"
Jan. 11, 2021 A new paper appeared by Yue Wang et al. in cooperation with Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, University of Macau, Taipa, Macau, China, Nanjing Tech University, Jiangsu, China, and Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China, in Solar RRL: "Efficient and Stable Perovskite Solar Cells by Fluorinated Ionic Liquid–Induced Component Interaction"
Jan. 1, 2021 We are pleased to welcome two new PhD students: Fabian Apfelbeck and Huaying Zhong.
Dec. 30, 2020 A new paper appeared by Shambhavi. Pratap et al. in ACS Applied Nano Materials.: "Hierarchical Structures from Nanocrystalline Colloidal Precursors within Hybrid Perovskite Thin Films: Implications for Photovoltaics"
Dec. 30, 2020 A new paper appeared by Maximilian T. Sirtl et al. in cooperation with Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, University of Wuerzburg, and DESY Hamburg in ACS Applied Energy Materials: "Optoelectronic Properties of Cs2AgBiBr6 Thin Films: The Influence of Precursor Stoichiometry"
Dec. 23, 2020 A new paper appeared by Nian Li et al. in cooperation with Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), Xi’an, China, DESY Hamburg, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces: "In Situ Study of Order Formation in Mesoporous Titania Thin Films Templated by a Diblock Copolymer during Slot-Die Printing"
Dec. 14, 2020 Master Defense of Bahar Yazdanshenas on "Water dynamics in an aqueous solution of perdeuterated poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) across the demixing transition"
Dec. 11. 2020 A new paper appeared by Peizhao Liu in cooperation with University of Bordeaux, France, Kyoto University, Université de Lorraine, France, in Nano Letters: "Optically Active Perovskite CsPbBr3 Nanocrystals Helically Arranged on Inorganic Silica Nanohelices"
Dec. 11, 2020 A new paper appeared by Ming-Bang Wu et al. in cooperation with Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, China, and Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in Nano Letters: Lysozyme Membranes Promoted by Hydrophobic Substrates for Ultrafast and Precise Organic Solvent Nanofiltration"
Dec. 8, 2020 We are pleased to welcome our new Master student, Ms. Kexun Luo
Dec. 4, 2020 A new paper appeared by Shan-Jin Yang et al. in cooperation with Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China,Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China, and Hangzhou Normal University, China, in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: "Codeposition of Levodopa and Polyethyleneimine: Reaction Mechanism and Coating Construction"
Nov. 27, 2020 A new paper appeared by Yuqin Zou et al. in cooperation with University of Munich, Renmin University of China, Beijing, DESY Hamburg, and KTH Stockholm, Sweden, in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: "Sodium Dodecylbenzene Sulfonate Interface Modification of Methylammonium Lead Iodide for Surface Passivation of Perovskite Solar Cells"
Nov. 27, 2020 A new paper appeared by Lin Lei et al. in cooperation with Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China, and Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China in Journal of Materials Chemistry A: "Hydrogel-supported graphitic carbon nitride nanosheets loaded with Pt atoms as a novel selfwater-storage photocatalyst for H2 evolution"
Nov. 23, 2020 A new paper appeared by Franziska Löhrer et al. in cooperation with Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, DESY Hamburg, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in Advanced Photonics Research: "Light‐Induced and Oxygen‐Mediated Degradation Processes in Photoactive Layers Based on PTB7‐Th"
Nov. 19, 2020 A new paper appeared by Xinyu Jiang et al. in cooperation with Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China, DESY Hamburg, Munich University of Applied Sciences, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Journal of Materials Chemistry A: "Internal nanoscale architecture and charge carrier dynamics of wide bandgap non-fullerene bulk heterojunction active layers in organic solar cells"
Nov. 12, 2020 A warm welcome to our new Bachelor students Florian Maly and Mateo Flohr Reija.
Nov. 5, 2020 A new paper appeared by Tobias Widmann et al. in Review of Scientific Instruments: "3D printed spherical environmental chamber for neutron reflectometry and grazing-incidence small-angle neutron scattering experiments"
Nov. 2, 2020 A warm welcome to our new group members Lukas Spanier, a PhD student, and Pia Sapelza, a student assistant.
Oct. 29, 2020 Master Defense of Gintare Budryte on "Soft Robotics Based on Thermo-responsive Polymeric Thin Films"
Oct. 27, 2020 A new paper appeared by Qian Han et al. in cooperation with Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, China, and Fudan University, Shanghai, China, in Angewandte Chemie International Edition: "Tuning Chain Relaxation from an Amorphous Biopolymer Film to Crystals by Removing Air/Water Interface Limitations"
Oct. 27, 2020 A new paper appeared by Lucas P. Kreuzer et al. in cooperation with University of Potsdam in Macromolecules: "Cyclic Water Storage Behavior of Doubly Thermoresponsive Poly(sulfobetaine)-Based Diblock Copolymer Thin Films"
Oct. 26, 2020 PhD Defense of Wei Chen on "Quantum Dots Based Novel Device Architectures"
Oct. 26, 2020 A warm welcome to our new group member Johannes Allwang, a Master student working with Yanan.
Oct. 19, 2020 A new paper appeared by Wei Chen et al. in cooperation with Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China, DESY Hamburg, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: "In situ Grazing-Incidence Small-Angle X‑ray Scattering Observation of Gold Sputter Deposition on a PbS Quantum Dot Solid"
Oct. 19, 2020 A new paper appeared by Nuri Hohn et al. in cooperation with Chinese Academy of Science, Ningbo, China, TUM Dept. of Chemistry, and University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canaca, in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: "Mesoporous GeOx/Ge/C as a Highly Reversible Anode Material with High Specific Capacity for Lithium-Ion Batteries"
Oct. 19, 2020 A new paper appeared by M.J. Trimpl et al. in cooperation with University of Oxford, UK, in Advanced Functional Materials: "Charge‐Carrier Trapping and Radiative Recombination in Metal Halide Perovskite Semiconductor"
Oct. 16, 2020 PhD Defense of Florian Jung on "Self-Assembly of Multi-Responsive Multiblock Copolymers"
Oct. 13, 2020 A warm welcome to our new group members Aikaterina Panagiotou, a Master student working with Xinyu, and Andreas Steinhart, a Bachelor student working with Anna-Lena
Oct. 7, 2020 A new paper appeared by Heng Zhao et al. in cooperation with Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, Donghua University, Shanghai, China, DESY Hamburg, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in Advanced Materials: "Hot Hydrocarbon-Solvent Slot-Die Coating Enables High-Efficiency Organic Solar Cells with Temperature-Dependent Aggregation Behavior"
Oct. 6, 2020 A new paper appeared by Xiuxia Zuo, et al. in cooperation with Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China, Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, University of Oxford, UK, in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: "Rational Design and Mechanical Understanding of Three-Dimensional Macro-/Mesoporous Silicon Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes with a Tunable Pore Size and Wall Thickness"
Sept. 25, 2020 A new paper appeared by Shanshan Yin et al. in cooperation with DESY Hamburg and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in Advanced Materials & Interfaces: "Key Factor Study for Amphiphilic Block Copolymer-Templated Mesoporous SnO2 Thin Film Synthesis: Influence of Solvent and Catalyst"
Sept. 15, 2020 A new paper appeared by Pan Gu et al. in cooperation with Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering: "Controlled Hydration, Transition, and Drug Release Realized by Adjusting Layer Thickness in Alginate-Ca2+/poly(N‑isopropyl-acrylamide) Interpenetrating Polymeric Network Hydrogels on Cotton Fabrics"
Sept. 14, 2020 A new paper appeared by Wei Chen et al. in cooperation with Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China, University of Birmingham, UK, and University of Macau in Nano Energy: "Spray-deposited PbS colloidal quantum dot solid for near-infrared photodetectors"
Sept. 14, 2020 A new paper appeared by Kerstin S. Wienhold et al. in cooperation with DESY Hamburg and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: "Following In Situ the Evolution of Morphology and Optical Properties during Printing of Thin Films for Application in Non-Fullerene Acceptor Based Organic Solar Cells"
Sept. 14, 2020 A new paper appeared by Dominik Schwaiger et al. in ACS Applied Polymer Materials: "Investigation of Molecular Dynamics of a PTB7:PCBM Polymer Blend with Quasi-Elastic Neutron Scattering"
Sept. 14, 2020 A new paper appeared by Dan Yang et al. in cooperation with DESY Hamburg and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Small Methods: "In Situ Studies of Solvent Additive Effects on the Morphology Development during Printing of Bulk Heterojunction Films for Organic Solar Cells"
Sept. 7, 2020 PhD Defense of Rika Unkelbach on "Investigation of long-term reliability of adhesive joints under high-cyclic loading in MEMS devices"
Sept. 7, 2020 A new paper appeared by Kerstin Wienhold et al. in cooperation with DESY Hamburg and KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, Sweden in Solar RRL: "Following in Operando the Structure Evolution-Induced Degradation in Printed Organic Solar Cells with Nonfullerene Small Molecule Acceptor"
Aug. 29, 2020 A new paper appeared by Chia-Hsin Ko et al. in cooperation with Universität Potsdam in Macromolecules: "Temperature-dependent phase vehavior of the thermoresponsive polymer poly(N‑isopropylmethacrylamide) in an aqueous solution"
Aug 20, 2020 A new paper appeared by Dan Yang et al. in cooperation with University of Alberta, Canada, and Elettra—Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Italy, in Advanced Science: "In Operando GISAXS and GIWAXS Stability Study of Organic Solar Cells Based on PffBT4T-2OD:PC71BM with and without Solvent Additive"
Aug. 15, 2020 A new paper appeared by Neng Hu et al. in cooperation with Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, and Shanghai University of Engineering Science, China, in Advanced Polymer Materials: "Enhanced Adsorption of Methylene Blue Triggered by the Phase Transition of Thermoresponsive Polymers in Hybrid Interpenetrating Polymer Network Hydrogels"
Aug. 15, 2020 A new paper appeared by Volker Körstgens et al. in Applied Polymer Materials: "Tack Properties of Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive-Coated Fiber Assemblies"
Aug. 15, 2020 A new paper appeared by Suzhe Liang et al. in cooperation with Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China, University of Oxford, UK, and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, in Small Methods: "A Chronicle Review of Nonsilicon (Sn, Sb, Ge)-Based Lithium/Sodium-Ion Battery Alloying Anodes"
Aug. 15, 2020 A new paper appeared by Baojun Lin et al. in cooperation with Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, Donghua University, Shanghai, China, DESY Hamburg, KTH Stockholm, Sweden, and NIST Center for Neutron Research, Gaithersburg, USA, in Energy and Environmental Science: "Balancing the pre-aggregation and crystallization kinetics enables high efficiency slot-die coated organic solar cells with reduced non-radiative recombination losses"
Aug. 14, 2020

A new paper appeared by Lennart Reb et al. in cooperation with DLR Köln in Joule: "Perovskite and Organic Solar Cells on a Rocket Flight"
Read more in TUM Press Release of Aug 13, 2020

Aug. 3, 2020 We are very pleased to welcome two new PhD students at our chair, Julija Reitenbach and Christopher Reck Everett.
July 31, 2020 Julian Heger is awarded the prize for best talk at the 10th MSE Colloquium with his virtual talk on "In-Operando Stability Investigation of Biotemplated Photoactive Layers for Solar Cells"
July 31, 2020 A new paper appeared by Florian Jung et al. in cooperation with Roskilde University, Denmark, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, and University of Patras, Greece, in Macromolecules: "Charge-Dependent Microphase Separation in Thin Films from a Multiresponsive Pentablock Quaterpolymer: A GISAXS Investigation"
July 28, 2020 PhD Defense of Dan Yang on "Investigating the effects of solvent additives on the stability of organic solar cells".
July 28, 2020 Master Defense of Daniel Steger on "Influence of solvents on the active layer based on non-fullerene acceptors"
July 20, 2020 A new paper appeared by Friederike Adams et al. in cooperation with TUM Department.of Chemistry in Polymer Chemistry: "(Co)polymerization of (−)-menthide and β-butyrolactone with yttrium-bis(phenolates): tuning material properties of sustainable polyesters"
July 17, 2020 Master Defense of Julija Reitenbach on "Cononsolvency-induced collapse transition in thin thermoresponsive films"
July 13, 2020 A new paper appeared by Regina M. Kluge et al. in cooperation with DESY Hamburg, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China, and KTH Stockholm,  with a cover picture in Advanced Functional Materials: "Doping Dependent In-Plane and Cross-Plane Thermoelectric Performance of Thin n-Type Polymer P(NDI2OD-T2) Films"
July 8, 2020 A new paper appeared by Renjun Guo et al. in cooperation with University of Munich (LMU) in Journal of Physics: Energy: "Tailoring the orientation of perovskite crystals via adding two-dimensional polymorphs for perovskite solar cells"
July 8, 2020 A new paper appeared by Kerstin S. Wienhold et al. in cooperation with DESY Hamburg and KTH Stockholm, Sweden in Solar RRL: "In Situ Printing: Insights into the Morphology Formation and Optical Property Evolution of Slot-Die-Coated Active Layers Containing Low Bandgap Polymer Donor and Nonfullerene Small Molecule Acceptor"
June 26, 2020 A new paper appeared by Lin Song et al. in cooperation with Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), Xi’an, China, and DESY Hamburg, in ACS Appl. Nano Mater.: "In Situ Study of Sputtering Nanometer-Thick Gold Films onto 100-nm-Thick Spiro-OMeTAD Films: Implications for Perovskite Solar Cells"
June 25, 2020 Master Colloquium of Linus Huber titled "Effect of temperature on the morphology and device performance of printed nonfullerene acceptor based organic solar cells"
June 23, 2020 A new paper appeared by Fan Fang et al. in cooperation with Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, Shenzhen Planck Innovation Technology Co., Ltd., China, and Southeast University Nanjing, China, in Advanced Optical Materials: "Atomic Layer Deposition Assisted Encapsulation of Quantum Dot Luminescent Microspheres toward Display Applications"
June 23, 2020 Master Colloquium of Georg Glänzer titled "Interfaces between polymer electrolyte, electrodes and metal current collectors of thin film Lithium-Ion batteries"
June 18, 2020 A new paper appeared by Florian Jung et al. in cooperation with Roskilde University, Denmark, and Cornell University, Ithaca, USA, in Macromolecular Rapid Communications: "Solvent Vapor Annealing of a Diblock Copolymer Thin Film with a Nonselective and a Selective Solvent: Importance of Pathway for the Morphological Changes"
June 16, 2020 A new paper appeared by Xiaoyan Wang et al. in cooperation with Chinese Academy of Sciences, Zhejiang, China, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, University of Oxford, UK, The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China, and Tianjin Polytechnic University, China, in Energy Technology: "Capacity Nanoparticles and Mesoporous Structures for High-Performance TiO2/SnO2/Sn/Carbon Nanohybrid Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes"
June 16, 2020 A new paper appeared by Yong Xia et al in cooperation with Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan Hubei, China, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China,  Shenzhen University, China, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, Wuhan Institute of Technology, China, Hubei University of Arts and Science, Xiangyang, China,  Tsinghua University in Shenzhen, China, and Clemson University, USA, in Advanced Functional Materials: "Facet Control for Trap-State Suppression in Colloidal Quantum Dot Solids"
June 10, 2020 A new paper appeared by Xiaobing Tang et al. in cooperation with Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China, and Shenzhen Planck Innovation Technology Co., Ltd., China, in Advanced Science News: "In Situ Growth of All-Inorganic Perovskite Single Crystal Arrays on Electron Transport Layer"
June 9, 2020 A new paper appeared by Qi Zhong et al. in cooperation with Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China, and Shanghai University of Engineering Science, China, in Langmuir: "Impact of Thermal History on the Kinetic Response of Thermoresponsive Poly(diethylene glycol monomethyl ether methacrylate)-block-poly(poly(ethylene glycol)methyl ether methacrylate) Thin Films Investigated by In Situ Neutron Reflectivity"
May 28, 2020 A new paper appeared by Bart-Jan Niebuur et al. in cooperation with ILL France, University of Central Florida in Macromolecules: "Pressure Dependence of the Cononsolvency Effect in Aqueous Poly(N‑isopropylacrylamide) Solutions: A SANS Study"
May 28, 2020 A new paper appeared by Jia-Jhen Kang et al in cooperation with JCNS at MLZ, TUM Laboratory for Biomolecular Design, University of Science and Technology of China, and National Hellenic Research Foundation in Macromolecules: "Thermoresponsive Molecular Brushes with Propylene Oxide/ Ethylene Oxide Copolymer Side Chains in Aqueous Solution"
May 11, 2020 A warm welcome to the new Bachelor students in our group: Sebastian Coen, Lewin Deville, Michael Kopp, Ahmed Krifa, Christoph Lindenmeir, Andreas Lukas, Andreas Meyer, Michael Mühlbacher, Lorenz Plank, and Andreas Wirler
May 5, 2020 A new paper appeared by Wei Chen et al. in cooperation with Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China, DESY, Hamburg, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in Nanoscale Horizons: "Colloidal PbS quantum dot stacking kinetics during deposition via printing"
May 5, 2020 A new paper appeared by Erik Bergendal et al. in cooperation with KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, ILL Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France, University of Manchester, UK, and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden in  Nanoscale Horizons: "3D texturing of the air–water interface by biomimetic self-assembly"
Apr. 28, 2020 A new paper appeared by Lucas P. Kreuzer et al. in cooperation with University of Potsdam in Macromolecules: "Phase Transition Kinetics of Doubly Thermoresponsive Poly(sulfobetaine)-Based Diblock Copolymer Thin Films"
Apr. 6, 2020 A new paper appeared by Bin Li et al. in cooperation with Shanghai University of Engineering Science and Donghua University, Shanghai, in Journal of Colloid and Interface Science: "Solution-processed p-type nanocrystalline CoO films for inverted mixed perovskite solar cells"
Mar. 30, 2020 A new paper appeared by Dan Yang et al. in cooperation with Elettra−Sincrotrone Trieste in ACS Appl. Energy Mater. : "Tailoring Morphology Compatibility and Device Stability by Adding PBDTTPD-COOH as Third Component to Fullerene-Based PolymerSolar Cells"
Mar. 27, 2020 A  new paper appeared by Kerstin S. Wienhold et al. in Applied Physics Letters: "Organic solar cells probed with advanced neutron scattering techniques"
Mar. 16, 2020 A warm welcome to our new group member Pauline Chotard, a Master student
Mar. 11, 2020 A new paper appeared by Shanshan Yin et al. in cooperation with Northwestern Polytechnical University, China, and Chinese Academy of Sciences in Small Methods: "Key Factors for Template-Oriented Porous Titania Synthesis: Solvents and Catalysts"
Mar. 6, 2020 A new paper appeared by Neelima Paul et al. in cooperation with TUM Lehrstuhl für Neutronenstreuung and Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, in Scientific Reports: "Surface distortion of Fe dotdecorated TiO2 nanotubular templates using time-of-flight grazing incidence small angle scattering"
Mar. 5, 2020 A new paper appeared by Joakim Engström in cooperation with KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm and DESY Hamburg in Advanced Functional Materials: "Core–Shell Nanoparticle Interface and Wetting Properties"
Mar. 2, 2020 A warm welcome to our new group member Gintare Budryte, a MaMaSelf student
Mar. 2, 2020 A new paper appeared by Raphael S. Märkl in cooperation with University of Alberty, Canada, in IUCr Journals: "Comparing the backfilling of mesoporous titania thin films with hole conductors of different sizes sharing the same mass density"
Mar. 2, 2020 A new paper appeared by Hezhen Xie et al. in cooperation with University of Alberty, Canada, in Applied Energy Materials: "Adhesion and Surface Layers on Silicon Anodes Suppress Formation of c‑Li3.75Si and Solid-Electrolyte Interphase"
Feb. 25, 2020 A warm welcome to our new group member Bahar Yazdanshenas, a Master student in Christine's group
Feb. 19, 2020 Master Defense of Dominik Petz on "Fading of lithium-ion batteries: combined investigation by neutron diffraction and electrochemistry"
Feb. 18, 2020 Talk of Wei Cao on "Magnetic nanoparticles in high molecular weight diblock copolymer films" in our seminar “Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter"
Feb. 17, 2020 A new paper appeared by Larisa Janisova et al. in cooperation with Czech Academy of Sciences, DESY Hamburg, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Charles University, Prague, and Harvard University in Pharmaceutics: "Molecular Mechanisms of the Interactions of N‐(2‐Hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide Copolymers Designed for Cancer Therapy with Blood Plasma Proteins"
Feb. 13, 2020 A new paper appeared by Nian Li et al. in cooperation with Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), Shaanxi, China, in Nanoscale: "Nanoscale crystallization of a low band gap polymer in printed titania mesopores"
Feb. 12, 2020 A new paper appeared by Wei Cao et al. in cooperation with TU Darmstadt, DESY Hamburg, Saarland University in Applied Materials and Interfaces: "Self-Assembly of Large Magnetic Nanoparticles in Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Linear Diblock Copolymer Films"
Feb. 12, 2020 A new paper appeared by Katia Sparnacci et al. in cooperation with University Grenoble-Alpes, France, Universitá del Piemonte Orientale “A. Avogadro”, Italy, Università di Salerno, Italy, and Yamagata University, Japan, in Applied Materials and Interfaces: "Effect of Trapped Solvent on the Interface between PS‑b‑PMMA Thin Films and P(S‑r‑MMA) Brush Layers"
Feb. 11, 2020 Master Defense of Lautaro Diaz Piola on "Morphology study of water-processed active layers for hybrid photovoltaic applications”
Feb. 11, 2020 Talk of Renjun Guo on "Aging of perovskite solar cells" in our seminar “Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter”
Feb. 4, 2020 Talk of Simon Jakob Schaper on "Sputter deposition of metal layers for LIB applications" in our seminar “Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter”
Jan 29, 2020 A new paper appeared by Qi Zhong et al. in cooperation with ILL Grenoble and Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China, in Langmuir"Thermoresponsive Diblock Copolymer Films with a Linear Shrinkage Behavior and Its Potential Application in Temperature Sensors"
Jan. 28, 2020 Talk of Nian Li on "Printed hybrid films for photovoltaic applications" in our seminar “Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter”
Jan. 23, 2020 Guest talk of Borislav Polovnikov (LMU München) on “Fluctuations and Criticality in Reaction-Diffusion Systems" and "Fabrication of BiSCCO Nanowires for Single-Photon Detection"
Jan. 21, 2020 Talk of Julian Eliah Heger on "Directional, hierarchical films via spray coating" in our seminar “Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter”
Jan. 16, 2020 Midterm Habilitation Evaluation Talk of Dr. Volker Körstgens in the Colloquium on Solid State Physics on "In situ morphology investigations of hybrid solar cells with grazing incidence X-ray scattering techniques", at 5 pm in Lecture Hall 3
Jan. 15, 2020 A new paper appeared by Aidin Lak et al. in cooperation with LMU Munich and University of Braunschweig in Applied Materials and Interfaces: "The Dissociation Rate of Acetylacetonate Ligands Governs the Size of Ferrimagnetic Zinc Ferrite Nanocubes"
Jan. 15, 2020 A new paper appeared by Franziska S. Löhrer et al. in cooperation with DESY Hamburg, University of Kiel, KTH Stockholm, and MLZ Garching in Applied Materials and Interfaces: "Following in Situ the Deposition of Gold Electrodes on Low Band Gap Polymer Films"
Jan. 14, 2020 Talk of Anna-Lena Oechsle on"Treatment of conducting polymer thin films to enhance their thermoelectric properties" in our seminar “Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter”
Jan. 13, 2020 A warm welcome to our new group member Oleg Shindelov, a Master student
Jan. 9, 2020 A new paper appeared by Florian A. Jung et al. in cooperation with JCNS, University of Cyprus, University of Patras in Macromolecules: "Structural Properties of Micelles Formed by Telechelic Pentablock Quaterpolymers with pH-Responsive Midblocks and Thermoresponsive End Blocks in Aqueous Solution"
Jan. 7/8, 2020 Welcoming our guests from DESY Hamburg: Prof. Stephan V. Roth, Andrei Chumakov, and Marc Gensch
Jan. 7, 2020 Talk of Marc Gensch on "Templating of metal growth via diblock polymers" in our seminar “Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter”
Dec. 18, 2020 Group X-Mas Party with Bavarian Curling and dinner at "Königlicher Hirschgarten München"
Dec. 13, 2019 Gladly hosting our cooperation partners in the FlexiProb project from Technical University of Berlin, University of Bielefeld, Technical University of Darmstadt, and European Spallation Source Sweden (ESS)
Dec. 12, 2019 Welcoming our guest Prof. Dr. Wanli Ma from Soochow University, China
Dec. 10/11 MLZ User Meeting
Dec. 4, 2019 A new paper appeared by Wei Cao et al. in cooperation with TU Darmstadt, Saarland University, Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., MLZ Garching, in Scientific Reports: "Self-Assembly in ultrahigh molecular weight sphere-forming diblock copolymer thin films under strong confinement"
Dec. 3, 2019

Talk of Dominik Schwaiger on "Dynamics in polymer-fullerene blends for photovoltaic applications" in our seminar “Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter”

Dec. 2, 2019

A warm welcome to our new group member Julija Reitenbach, a Master student

Dec. 1 - 6

MRS Fall Meeting in Boston, USA: Peter participating

Nov. 26, 2019

Talk of Chia-Hsin Ko on “Novel thermoresponsive block copolymers” in our seminar “Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter”

Nov. 25

A new paper appeared by Kerstin S. Wienhold et al. in cooperation with DESY Hamburg, KTH Stockholm, and Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Zentrum in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: "Effect of Solvent Additives on the Morphology and Device Performance of Printed Nonfullerene Acceptor Based Organic Solar Cells" published

Nov. 20 - 22

GISAXS 2019 at DESY Hamburg: Christine, Peter, Sana, Simon, Florian, Manuel, Renjun, Tianxiao participating

Nov. 19, 2019

Talk of Dominik Petz on “Fading of lithium-ion batteries: combined investigation by neutron diffraction and electrochemistry” in our seminar “Structure and Dynamics of condensed Matter”

Nov. 13 - 23

Beamtime at DESY Hamburg: Manuel, Renjun, Sana, Tianxiao investigating perovskite solar cells to track structural changes

Nov. 12, 2019 A new paper appeared by Tobias Widmann et al. in cooperation with MLZ Garching, University of Bielefeld, University of Darmstadt in Langmuir: "Hydration and Solvent Exchange Induced Swelling and Deswelling of Homogeneous Poly(N‑isopropylacrylamide) Microgel Thin Films"

Nov. 12, 2019

Talk of Jia-Jhen Kang on “Molecolar bottle brushes” in our seminar “Structure and Dynamics of condensed Matter”

Nov. 10 - 16

ATUMS Annual Meeting in Canmore, Canada: Peter, Christian, Dan participating

Nov. 8, 2019

Graduation Ceremony at Physics Department. In our group Kun Wang, Nitin Saxana, Nuri Hohn, Lorenz Biessmann, Senlin Xia, and Bart-Jan Niebuur finished their PhD in 2019

Nov. 5, 2019

A warm welcome to our guest Prof. Stephan Roth from DESY/KTH Stockholm

Oct. 31, 2019

A new paper appeared by Martin Hruby et al., Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, in cooperation with our Soft Matter Physics Group: “Crosstalk between responsivities to various stimuli in multiresponsive polymers: change in polymer chain and external environment polarity as the key factor

Oct. 25, 2019

A new paper appeared by Klara Stallhofer et al. in cooperation with Physik-Department, Lehrstuhl für Laser- und Röntgenphysik: „Dynamics of Short-Lived Polaron Pairs and Polarons in Polythiophene Derivatives Observed via Infrared-Activated Vibrations”

Oct. 16, 2019

PhD Defense of Bart-Jan Niebuur on “Thermoresponsive polymers under high pressure”. Congratulations!

Sept. 23 - 25, 2019

Dr. Geethu P. Meledam was awarded a poster prize at the “Kolloid-Tagung 2019 Complex Fluids", for her poster "Pressure Dependent Structural Evolution of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Mesoglobules above Cloud Point". Congratulations!