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Dr. Zimmerer heads the working group "Interface Design and Characterisation of Polymer Materials".

She chairs the Scientific and Technical Council.

 

Main areas of activity:

Polymers in magnetic high fields

  • Initiation of chemical reactions in polymer-polymer interfacesBonding of polymer materials - interfaces and compatibility

Optical near-field spectroscopy

  • Nonlinear infrared spectroscopy and spectroscopic imaging for non-destructive characterisation of polymer interfaces Surface plasmon resonance spectroscopic imaging (SPR spectroscopy)Coherent antistokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS)

Interfacial process design

  • Immobilisation of metallic nanoparticles on plastic surfaces by surface reactive injection mouldingPolymer Biopolymer Interfaces: Biocompatibility for biomedical applications