The group disposes of modern synthetic laboratory facilities.

Further, we dispose of a number of equipment particularly suited for the characterization of polymers and colloids:

Scientific instrumentation and methods in our group:
  1. General Spectroscopy
    • UV-VIS-NIR Spectrometer
    • FT-IR Spectrometer
  2. Polymer Characterization
    • Ubbelohde capillary viscometer (molar masses)
    • osmometer (molar masses)
    • vapour pressure osmometer VPO (molar masses)
    • Differential Scanning Calorimeter DSC (Mettler Toledo) (thermal characterization)
    • Thermal Gravimetric Analyzer TGA (Mettler Toledo) (thermal characterization)
  3. Processing of Polymers
    • spin coater
    • automatic dipping device
  4. Thin Layers and Amphiphiles
    • ellipsometer (determination of thickness of thin layers)
    • FT-IR Spectrometer with set-up for grazing incidence
    • ring tensiometer (De Nouy)
    • spinning drop tensiometer (Data Physics)