X-ray lab
Soft Matter at Interfaces

Together with the Schneck Group, we are currently setting up a joint X-ray laboratory. The scope of the instrument suite focuses on the determination of scattering length density (SLD) variations of soft matter at interfaces by means of specular, off-specular x-ray reflectometry (XRR) and grazing incidence small angle x-ray scattering (GI-SAXS).

Special requirements for the free liquid/air interfaces are matched by an (already operational) dedicated diffractometer, equipped with an anti-vibrating table and temperature/surface pressure controlled Langmuir-trough (heritage of AG Stühn).

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