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About us:

We follow an interdisciplinary approach focusing on physical, chemical and biological properties of surfaces. The connection between surfaces and fluids is of particular interest because it is essential in many technological systems. Our research portfolio targets at a better understanding of the interplay between surface pattering (morphological and chemical) and modification with the fluid flow. Experimental methods such as microscopy, microfluidics, or spectroscopy are essential tools.

How to find us:

Our group is located at the Campus Lichtwiese at the TU Darmstadt.

You find us in the building L2/07 in the second floor.

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Our latest publications:

Anna Lisa Eichhorn and Christian Dietz:
Simultaneous Deconvolution of In-Plane and Out-of-Plane Forces of HOPG at the Atomic Scale under Ambient Conditions by Multifrequency Atomic Force Microscopy (2021)
Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 2101288
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.202101288

J Auernhammer, T Keil, B Lin , JS Schäfer, B Xu, M Biesalski, RW Stark (2021):
Mapping Humidity-dependent Mechanical Properties of a Single Cellulose Fibre
Cellulose 2021
DOI: 10.1007/s10570-021-04058-4

J Auernhammer , AK Bell, M Schulze, Y Du, L Stühn, S Wendenburg, I Pause, M Biesalski, W Ensinger, RW Stark (2021):
Nanomechanical characterisation of a water-repelling terpolymer coating of cellulosic fibres
Cellulose 2021
DOI: 10.1007/s10570-020-03675-9

MF Kilb, VI Engemann, A Siddique, RW Stark, K Schmitz (2021):
Immobilisation of CXCL8 gradients in microfluidic devices for migration experiments
Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 2021 198, 111498.
DIO: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfb.2020.111498

A Siddique, I Pause, S Narayan, L Kruse, RW Stark (2021):
Endothelialization of PDMS-based microfluidic devices under high shear stress conditions
Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 2021 197, 111394
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfb.2020.111394

MF Kilb, V Engemann, A Siddique, RW Stark, K Schmitz (2021)
Immobilisation of CXCL8 gradients in microfluidic devices formigration experiments
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfb.2020.111498

H Radinger, P Connor, R Stark, W Jaegermann, B Kaiser (2021):
Manganese Oxide as an Inorganic Catalyst for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction Studied by X‐Ray Photoelectron and Operando Raman Spectroscopy
ChemCatChem 2020, S.12
DOI: 10.1002/cctc.202001756

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