Topics of Research

We investigate the physical principles of material properties of soft matter. General aim of our work in the field of nanostructured polymer interfaces is to deduce the functional properties of materials from the knowledge of the structure and dynamics in the nanoscale.

Polymers for Application in Photovoltaics

  • Organic Photovoltaics (OPV)
  • Polymer-based Hybrid Cells
  • Polymer-Metal Interfaces

Nanostructured Polymer Films

  • Dewetting of Thin Polymer Films
  • Non-equilibrium flow in nanoscale geometries
  • Biopolymeric nanostructures

Functional Polymer Materials

  • Magnetic Nanoparticles in Polymer Films
  • Switchable Polymer (Hydrogel) Films
  • Polymer-based Adhesives

Advanced Scattering Techniques

  • Grazing Incidence Small Angle X-Ray Scattering (GISAXS)
  • Grazing Incidence Small Angle Neutron Scattering (GISANS)
  • X-Ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy (XPCS)

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