Special laboratory equipment and applications

Dynamic light scattering

  • Particle size distribution (3 Å – 3 µm)
  • Zeta-potential measurements
  • Particle synthesis, surface modification and titration


  • Ultrathin layers (1 Å – 1 µm)
  • Self-assembled monolayers and protein adsorption

MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry

  • Molecular weight (up to 150 000 Da)
  • Synthetic und biological molecules and macromolecules


  • Thermodynamic parameters (G, H, S, K, n)
  • Molecular recognition in solution, in suspension (nanoparticles) und thin films

Digital imaging

  • 2D and 3D pictures (500 nm – 5000 µm)
  • Characterization and particle detection

Laboratories for synthesis

  • Protective gas synthesis and concomitant analytics (HPLC, DC, GC-MS)
  • Functional molecules and polymers

Surface coating

  • Molecular beam epitaxy facility
  • Large-volume high-vacuum experiment system
  • DBD coaters

In-situ film analysis and ex-situ solids analysis

  • Infrared ellipsometry
  • Polarized infrared absorption spectroscopy
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
  • X-ray diffraction (XRD)
  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)

Microwave technology

  • Microwave systems and antennas
  • Spectra analysis 0–22 GHz
  • Network analyzers 0–3 GHz and 8–400 GHz
  • Microwave generators: 2.45 GHz, 6 kW; 8 GHz 2kW; 14GHz 2 kW

- and simulation codes of microwaves

  • IPF FD3D, own finite difference code for propagation and WW in the plasma
  • PROFUSION, own code for mode conversion and propagation
  • Turbulence simulation codes
  • Particle-in-cell (PIC) codes

Plasma sources

  • Electron cyclotron resonance plasma (ECR plasma)
  • Duo-PlasmaLine
  • Atmospheric pressure plasmas: microwave plasma torch, DBD discharge microplasmas
  • RF plasmas
  • Toroidal plasma experiment TJ-K
  • Linear plasma experiment FLIP

Plasma diagnostics

  • Optical emission spectroscopy (UV/VIS), infrared, LiF
  • Probe diagnostics (Langmuir probes)
  • Microwave interferometry
  • In situ FTIR
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