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Seminar: Sensing at interfaces: mechanisms and tools for localized chemical recognition – Overview

  • Overview

Interfaces between materials that structure our world (gaseous, solid, liquid, soft matter) play a fundamental role in many physical, chemical and biological processes. For instance, the lipid membranes around living cells govern all aspects of cellular communication, metabolism, and reproduction – on the length scale of only a few nanometers! The wealth of fascinating information in these systems has motivated the development of diverse sensing approaches targeted at interfaces. We will introduce an array of physical mechanisms (mechanical, electrical, optical) that underlie modern micro-/nanoscopy concepts (AFM, SNOM, fluorescence, Raman, nonlinear), and discuss the chances they offer for assessing the chemical composition and physical quantities of interfaces at nanoscale resolution.

About the lecture

Time and place

Mondays, 12:30-14:00
Königinstraße 10, seminar room D04.13
Start: 21 Oct 2019 - End: 3 Feb 2020

Lecturers

Dr. Andreas Tittl, andreas.tittl@physik.uni-muenchen.de 
Dr. Fritz Keilmann, fritz.keilmann@lmu.de
Prof. Stefan Maier, stefan.maier@physik.uni-muenchen.de

Format

The seminar will focus on a range of topics related to sensing at interfaces, which will be covered in presentations given by the participating students as well as in special lectures. The assignemnt of topics will take place on 21st October 2019.

Topics

Topics for student talks and lectures will include (but are not limited to):

  • Fluorescence-based detection and super-resolution microscopy
  • Non-linear sum-frequency spectroscopy
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Microcantilever techniques for biosensing
  • Atomic force microscopy
  • Infrared spectroscopy and nanophotonic enhancement
  • Near-field microscopy
  • Resonant antennas for gas and catalytic sensing

Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: Dr. Andreas Tittl