Future Events

LubISS school no. 1

Methods to fabricate, chemically modify and characterize LubISS

Mainz, 11 – 13 April 2018


This school will provide theoretical and practical knowledge on key fabrication, chemical modification and characterization techniques.

The school is going to start with an introduction in wetting and lubricant impregnated surface.  An overview of the synthetic approaches for fabrication of LubISS will be given. Complementary lectures will be given on chemical modification by grafting from and grafting to techniques of polar and non-polar molecules, gels and polyelectrolytes. The theoretical knowledge of the synthetic approaches will be deepened by hands-on training on dip and spray coating, chemical modification of the surface by chemical vapour deposition of semifluorinated silanes or chemical binding of hydro- or organogels at surfaces. ESRs will be familiarized with different microscopic techniques (laser scanning confocal, interference, and video microscopy), spectroscopic characterization techniques (UVVis, X-ray photon spectroscopy), AFM, lateral adhesion force measurements, and rheology.



This school will take place in room 1.003 at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, in Mainz, Germany.
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Ackermannweg 10
D-55128 Mainz