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Prof. Dr.  Hans-Jürgen Butt
Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Butt
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David van Duinen won the excellent poster award at the 14th Zsigmondy Colloquium (Properties of surfaces and interfaces: modification, characterization and application) of the German Colloid Society in Mainz, Germany (April 9 to 11, 2018).David van Duinen presented his investigations on the influence of a temperature‐responsive polymer brush on the Brownian motion of a microbead.

Zsigmondy Poster Prize

David van Duinen won the excellent poster award at the 14th Zsigmondy Colloquium (Properties of surfaces and interfaces: modification, characterization and application) of the German Colloid Society in Mainz, Germany (April 9 to 11, 2018).
David van Duinen presented his investigations on the influence of a temperature‐responsive polymer brush on the Brownian motion of a microbead.
Florian Geyer won the excellent poster award at the 6th Asian Symposium on Emulsion Polymerization and Functional Polymeric Microspheres (ASEPFPM 6) in Fukui, Japan (March 7 to 10, 2018).
Florian Geyer presented his results on enhancing carbon dioxide capture using robust superomniphobic membranes and further applications.

ASEPFPM 6 award

Florian Geyer won the excellent poster award at the 6th Asian Symposium on Emulsion Polymerization and Functional Polymeric Microspheres (ASEPFPM 6) in Fukui, Japan (March 7 to 10, 2018).

Florian Geyer presented his results on enhancing carbon dioxide capture using robust superomniphobic membranes and further applications.

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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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