The department of " Physical and Chemical Analysis of Polymers " is concerned with the investigation and targeted adjustment of the mechanical, chemical, electrical and optical properties of natural and synthetic polymer systems on the smallest scale. The aim of investigating and manipulating these microscopic properties is to obtain a fundamental understanding of their relationship to the macroscopic behaviour of the material. This is particularly important in order to adapt and optimise materials for a wide variety of applications.

Furthermore, hybrid methods are applied and further developed. These include combined atomic force spectroscopy and electron microscopy, broadband dielectric spectroscopy and specific heat spectroscopy, as well as coupled thermal analysis and decomposition gas analysis.

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Heinz Sturm, Head of Department Materials Protection and Surface Technology, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)

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