Participants focus on discovery and development of new sensing and separation principles made possible by the unique anisotropic properties of the nanohybrids, as well as by the development of suitable instrumentation to monitor molecular interactions at the surface of the 3-D nanostructures.
Cluster 2 Research Foci:
Cluster 2 Recent Research Highlights:Combined QCM-D/GE as a tool to characterize stimuli-responsive swelling of and protein adsorption on polymer brushes grafted onto 3D-nanostructures.
Dynamic Analysis of DNA Nanoparticle Immobilization to Model Biomaterial Substrates using Combinatorial Spectroscopic Ellipsometry and Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation.
Insitu-Synthesis of Palladium Nanoparticles in Polymer Brushes followed by QCM-D coupled with spectroscopic ellipsometry.
Vector Magneto-Optical Generalized Ellipsometry for Sculptured Thin Films.
Generalized ellipsometry in-situ quantification of organic adsorbate attachment within slanted columnar thin films.
Combined Optical and Acoustical Method for Determination of Thickness and Porosity of Tranparent Organic Layers Below the Ultra-thin Film Limit.
Protein adsorption on and swelling of polyelectrolyte brushes: a simultaneous ellipsometry-quartz crystal microbalance study.
An integrated mid-infrared, far-infrared and terahertz optical Hall effect instrument (Invited Review).
Cluster 2 Researchers:
Mathias Schubert - Generalized Ellipsometry; Imaging; Anisotropic materials. Tino Hofmann - Optical instrumentation design; THz Ellipsometry. Yuri Lyubchenko - Imaging of biopolymer nanoassemblies; AFM force spectroscopy. Rebecca Lai - Electrochemical sensors. Angela Pannier - Confocal and Fluorescence Microscopy. David Hage - Chromatography and electro-chromatography. Yusong Li - Engineered nanoparticles. Shannon Bartelt-Hunt - Prion folding and propagation.