The Poseidon nanofiltration device from Convergence can be used to investigate questions of membrane permselectivity, permeability and fouling.
Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence (TIRF) Mikroscope
The Nikon Inverted Research Microscope ECLIPSE Ti2-E/Ti2-E/B can be used to generate an “evanescent electric field” from 100 to 200 nm from the coverslip. The possible laser wavelengths are 405 nm, 488 nm and 640 nm.
Nanopore functionalization and polymer synthesis is carried out in our fully equipped synthesis labs.
The two potentiostats Autolab PGSTAT302N and PGSTAT204 by Metrohm are used to investigate the ionic transport in porous films by cyclic voltammetry and for impedance measurements.
Thin film preparation
To create thin films the climate chamber Binder APT.lineTM KBF (E5.2) is used. Due to its constant conditions thin films can be created reproducible
The CREAMET 300 V2 is used to create a thick metal layer up to 5μm on surfaces via thermal evaporation.
In our working group we use the drying oven for the removal of organic template molecules (e.g. after dipcoating) and to create porous films.
CO2 Plasma generator
The CO2-plasma-generator Diener Electronic 20 Femto is used to remove organic molecules from the surface of an assay so that the functionalization only remains within the pores.