Institute of Physical Chemistry and Polymer Physics
Approaches and methods of physical chemistry and polymer physics are used to reach better understanding and control of interfaces. The work includes functionalization and design of polymer surfaces, interfaces, and particles, and the detailed analysis of different aspects of the sometimes nanoscopic functional structures. Better understanding of interfaces and their influence on material properties shall serve to develop novel nanomaterials, coatings, and compounds. End-use properties of polymeric materials strongly depend on interface phenomena.