Department of Physical Chemistry II:
Research groups: Havenith, Weingärtner, Ebbinghaus, Müller and the Applied Competence Cluster THz
Main Research Thrusts
How does a solute molecule influence the solvent?
Does water as a solvent play an active role in biomolecular processes?
How couples protein dynamics to solvent dynamics?
Microsolvatation & Microaggregation
Ultracold Chemistry: How do molecules aggregate at ultracold temperatures?
Are there reactions 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 to map chemical properties of surfaces with nanometer resolution?
How to detect the chemical fingerprint of single molecules attached to a surface?
How to generate "smart" surfaces that adapt to different environments?
The Applied Competence Cluster Terahertz is an integral part of the institutional strategy " Research Campus "of the Ruhr-University Bochum