Charging and Structure Formation at Biointerfaces

to analyze and control ionic charge, supramolecular structure and bioadhesion

Unravelling charge formation at bio-interfaces in aqueous electrolyte solutions as well as the interplay between ionisation and structure of polymers at interfaces is an important prerequisite for the rational design of biomimetic materials and the development of advanced bioanalytical tools and methods, such as lab-on-a-chip devices.

The design of surfaces or interfaces compatible with biological entities requires a detailed understanding of  basic physicochemical interactions responsible for structure formation at surfaces. In particular wetting, dewetting and self-assembly processes at surfaces including crystallization are addressed.

Electrosurface
Analysis

Electrosurface AnalysisRalf Zimmermann, Speaker Priority Program "Charging & Structure Formation at Biointerfaces"

Structure Formation
in µ-structured Systems

Structure Formation in µ-structured Systems Hans-Georg Braun

Biomimetic
Antifouling

Biomimetic Antifouling Ana Cordeiro

 
Charging and Structure Formation at Biointerfaces
Charging and Structure Formation at Biointerfaces
 

Departments

Institute of Biofunctional Polymer Materials

Fields of Work

Charging and Structure Formation at Biointerfaces