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Solvation Science



Forschergruppe FOR 1979

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International Master's Study Programmme

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Head of Department

Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith
Curriculum Vitae
Invited Lectures


Lehrstuhl Physikalische Chemie II
NC 7/72

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44801 Bochum

Tel.: +49 234 32-28249
Fax: +49 234 32-14183
E-mail: pc2office@rub.de
How to find us

Work groups

Prof. Dr. Patrick Nürnberger
(Ultrafast Photochemistry)
Prof. Dr. Hermann Weingärtner (Retired)

Investigator Groups

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Simon Ebbinghaus (Independent NRW young investigator group)
Dr. Christian Müller (Emmy-Noether young investigator group)

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 Department of Physical Chemistry II


Main Research Thrusts

THz spectroscopy

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?

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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?

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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?

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