Our research is focused on the physical chemistry of soft matter at interfaces. With the help of x-ray and neutron scattering and complementary methods we investigate soft interfaces of biological and wet- or biotechnological relevance in order to determine their structure on molecular and supramolecular (mesoscopic) length scales. Such structural insight is prerequisite to understand important interface properties and can serve as a basis for the rational design of interfaces with defined functionalities. In the biological domain our work is mostly concerned with biomembranes, their mutual interactions, and their response to adsorption processes and other stimuli.
58) G. del Sorbo, S. Prévost, E. Schneck, M. Gradzielski, I. Hoffmann On the Mechanism of Shear Thinning in Viscous Oppositely Charged Polyelectrolyte Surfactant Complexes (PESCs) J. Phys. Chem. B, accepted (2020)