Department of Physical Chemistry II:
Research groups: Havenith, Weingärtner, Ebbinghaus and Müller
Main Research Thrusts
How does a solute molecule influence the solvent?
Does water as a solvent play an active role in biomolecular processes?
How are protein dynamics coupled to solvent dynamics?
Microsolvatation & Microaggregation
Ultracold Chemistry: How do molecules aggregate at ultracold temperatures?
Do chemical reactions exist at temperatures barely above absolute zero?
Microsolvation: How many water molecules are necessary to separate ion pairs in acids?
Micro- and Nanoscopy
Chemical nanoscopy: How can we map chemical properties of surfaces with nanometer resolution?
How can we detect the chemical fingerprint of single molecules attached to a surface?
How can we generate "smart" surfaces that adapt to different environments?