Soft Matter Group
Confinement and Template Directed Assembly in
Chemical and Biomolecular Materials
We use synchrotron x-ray scattering, scanning
probe and optical microscopy techniques to study fundamental
properties of complex fluids, simple liquids, macromolecular
assemblies, polymers, and biomolecular materials under confinement and on
The challenges are:
- To understand liquids under nano-confinement.
- How templates and
confinement can be used to direct the assembly.
- To understand the
fundamental interactions which give rise to similar self-assembly behavior
for a wide variety of systems.
- How the resulting order correlates
with the functional properties.
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Dr. Julian David Baumert
June 16, 1975 - June 24, 2006
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