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Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Butt
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Ilka Hermes won the best contribution award in the fall meeting of the European Material Research Society (eMRS) in the category Scanning Probe Microscopy for Energy Applications (Warsaw, September 18 to 21 in 2017).
Ilka Hermes presented her investigations of slow processes and electric fields within the active layer for charge extraction in perovskite solar cells.
 

eMRS Award

Ilka Hermes won the best contribution award in the fall meeting of the European Material Research Society (eMRS) in the category Scanning Probe Microscopy for Energy Applications (Warsaw, September 18 to 21 in 2017).

Ilka Hermes presented her investigations of slow processes and electric fields within the active layer for charge extraction in perovskite solar cells.

 

Department Butt

Physics at Interfaces

We study the structure and dynamics of interfaces. Our general aim is to derive a simple quantitative description of soft matter interfacial phenomena, which is based on fundamental physical laws. Major topics are interfacial forces and wetting, in particular wetting of super liquid-repellent surfaces, colloids and granular materials, crystallization in confinement, and photoresponsive materials. We investigate liquids that are internally structured at different length scales, such as polymer melts, solutions, dispersions, or emulsions. The methods we use include scanning probe techniques, confocal microscopy, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, and X-ray scattering. To expand the range of length and time scales accessible, new methods are continuously developed. Our goal is to solve fundamental questions, with the perspective of future applications.

                                

 
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