Instrumental analytics and process control

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General analytics

The activities in the field General Analytics comprise cross-sectional analytical tasks, which are mainly directed towards the support of the research projects of other work groups in the Functional Sur­faces department of the IOM. The analytics team has access to and expertise in a very broad range of common ex­perimental instruments and methods. Moreover, a number of complex high-end instru­ments for special analytical investigations are available. Particular focal points of the equipment re­present methods intended for polymer and surface analytics as well as various imaging techniques cha­rac­terized by their broad versatility and high performance. Another aspect of the work of the analytics group is the development of novel analytical methods for special problems.

Overview of available common analytical techniques:

  • Chromatography (GC/MS optional Direct sample unit, HPLC, GPC)
  • Thermal Analysis (TGA, DSC, DMA)
  • Rheology, Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Contact Angle
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES)
  • IR, Raman, UV/VIS/NIR Spectroscopy

Overview of available special analytical instruments:

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM, optional EDX or EBSD Detection)
  • X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
  • XRD, GIXRD
  • NMR (600 MHz, BBO, TXI probes), EPR

Several further analytical instruments and methods for special applications are available in the other research groups of the department Functional Surfaces.

Selected publications

  • M. Schmidt, D. Breite, I. Thomas, M. Went, A. Prager, A. Schulze,
    Polymer Membranes for Active Degradation of Complex Fouling Mixtures,
    J. Membr. Sci. 563 (2018) 481-491,
    doi: 10.1016/j.memsci.2018.06.013

  • K. Fischer, P. Schulz, I. Atanasov, A. Abdul Latif, A. Prager, J. Griebel, A. Schulze,
    Synthesis of High Crystalline TiO2 Nanoparticles on a Polymer Membrane to Degrade Pollutants from Wa­ter,
    Catalysts 8 (9) (2018) 376,
    doi: 10.3390/catal8090376

  • M. Berndt-Paetz, A. Weimann, N. Sieger, S. Schastak, Y.M. Riyad, J. Griebel, V.K.A. Arthana­reeswaran, J.U. Stolzenburg,
    Tetrahydroporphyrin-tetratosylat (THPTS): A near-infrared photosensitizer for targeted and efficient photodynamic therapy (PDT) of human bladder carcinoma. An in vitro study, Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy 18 (2017) 244-251,
    doi: 10.1016/j.pdpdt.2017.02.017