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Soft Matter Physics

Prof. Christine Papadakis

Research Field

The Soft Matter Physics Group investigates the structure, dynamics and kinetics of nanostructured polymer systems, e.g. amphiphilic and switchable block copolymers, thin polymer films, as well as polymers for medical applications. We mainly use scattering methods both at large facilities and in the lab.

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James-Franck-Str. 1/I
85748 Garching b. München

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Offers for Theses in the Group

Polymers in deep eutectic solvents

Deep eutectic solvents (DES) are a new class of designer solvents composed of hydrogen bond donor and hydrogen bond acceptor molecules. The mixture has a substantially lower melting point than the pure substances and remains liquid at room temperature. They may be called "green solvents". In the master thesis proposed, thermoresponsive polymers shall be studied in these solvents. In water, these are soluble up to a certain temperature, above which, they become water-insoluble. Since this behavior is strongly related to hydrogen bonds, new insight can be gained by using hydrogen bonding solvent.

In the thesis, the solubility behavior of switchable polymers in DES shall be studied using turbidimetry, dynamic light scattering and small-angle X-ray scattering. After a literature research, the sample preparation, measurement and data analyis shall be carried out. For more information, please contact Prof. Christine Papadakis, papadakis@tum.de.

suitable as
  • Master’s Thesis Condensed Matter Physics
  • Master’s Thesis Applied and Engineering Physics
Supervisor: Christine Papadakis

Current and Finished Theses in the Group

Molekulare Flaschenbürsten
Abschlussarbeit im Bachelorstudiengang Physik
Themensteller(in): Christine Papadakis
Protonation and microphase separation of dual pH-responsive pentablock terpolymer thin films
Abschlussarbeit im Bachelorstudiengang Physik
Themensteller(in): Christine Papadakis
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