• Visualization of the exchange mechanism of telechelic chains in flower-like micelles via a sequence of consecutive equilibrium steps. Diffusion of free telechelic chains is excluded. Reprinted with permission from König N. et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 197801 (2020). Copyright 2020 by the American Physical Society.
    Molecular Exchange of Telechelic Polymer Micelles
    Telechelic polymers encompass many interesting aspects of soft matter physics – including hierarchical self-assembly, non-Newtonian flow behaviour, and colloidal interactions. Furthermore, they are important as associative thickeners in products used in daily life... (Read more)
  • The GNeuS Project
    Research with neutrons provides unique insights into materials and phenomena that cannot be gained using other methods. From this autumn, a groundbreaking project will ensure the most effective use of the research potential... (Read more)





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 SoftComp Partners

All partners of SoftComp share a common goal: to obtain a detailed understanding of the physical mechanisms and properties of complex, multi-component soft matter composites in oder to to provide a fundamental basis for an intelligent engineering of materials and their processing. Currently, 39 groups from 35 institutions in 12 European countries build the consortium.

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