B3: Heterogeneous nucleation with anisotropic particles

Principle Investigators:

Prof. Dr. H. Cölfen and Prof. Dr. Andreas Zumbusch

About project B3:

In this project, we will investigate heterogeneous nucleation with shape-anisotropic micro- and nanoparticles at surfaces with tunable surface chemistry and topography. We will study how shape and interaction of particles among each other and with the substrate influence nucleation and growth kinetics as well as the formed particle ensemble structure. To this end, we will analyze the structures by optical microscopy, determine their electrical properties by THz spectroscopy, and their magnetic properties by SQUID.