a) 3-D (nanoscale) Local Near-Field Mode Initiated Polymerisation at Mesporous Interfaces
We are exploring the potential of near field modes to localize polymer functionalization in three dimensions at the nanoscale. Due to the wavelength region of these near field modes such as surface plasmons this needs visible light (> 470 nm) induced polymerizations. Currently, we are for example investigating dye-sensitized polymerization using methylene blue or fluoresceine.
N. Herzog, J. Kind, C. Hess, A. Andrieu-Brunsen, Surface Plasmons & Visible Light For Polymer Functionalization of Mespores and Manipulation of Ionic Permselectivity , Chem. Commun., 51, 11697, (2015).
Currently involved team members: Daniel John, Nicole Herzog