Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

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Institut fr Physik
FG Experimentelle Polymerphysik

phone: 0345 5525341
fax: 0345 5527160

Von-Danckelmann-Platz 3
06120 Halle/Saale

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Experimental Methods

  • Small Angle and Wide Angle X-ray Scattering
  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Optical Microscopy
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis/Rheology
  • DSC, thin film DSC
  • Spin coating

Microfocus X-ray instrument

  • Small-Angle and Wide-Angle X-ray scattering in transmission and under grazing incident angles
  • Structures from 0.2 to 200 nm
  • in vacuo temperature controlled sample stages for solids and liquids
  • temperature range: -80C to 350C

Responsible person: Dr. Albrecht Petzold

Kratky camera

  • modified Kratky camera by Anton Paar KG
  • suitable for solid and liquid samples
  • structure analysis in nm-range
  • temperature range: 20C to 250C

Responsible person: Martha Schulz


  • Empyrean Diffraction System by PANalytical
  • suitable for powders, thin films, textured samples
  • X-ray diffraction and X-ray reflectivity
  • divergent or parallel beam geometry
  • 2θ range: 0 to 100
  • temperature range: -120C to 350C

Responsible person: Dr. Oleksandr Dolynchuk

Atomic Force Microscopy

  • NanoWizard 4 from JPK instruments
  • Multimode 8 from Bruker
  • tapping mode in net-repulsive and net-attractive regimes
  • peak force tapping
  • temperature range 25C to 240C
  • measurements on large samples possible

Responsible person: Muhammad Tariq

Optical Microscope

Optical Microscope

Polarisation microscopy / Opt. microscopy

  • polarisation microscope BX 51 by Olympus
  • reflection and transmission modes
  • Linkam stage for heating and cooling experiments available
  • heating until 600 C
  • cooling with liquid nitrogen possible
  • experiments in nitrogen atmosphere possible

Responsible person: Katrin Herfurt



Dynamic Mechanical Analysis/Rheology

  • Anton Paar MCR 501, TA Instruments ARES-G2
  • modulus and viscosity measurements in various sample geometries (parallel plate, cone-plate, strip, Couette)
  • temperature range: -80C to 400C

Responsible person: Dr. Albrecht Petzold

DSC-diff scan calor

DSC-diff scan calor

DSC-Differential Scanning Calorimetry

  • UNIX DSC7 by Perkin Elmer
  • temperature range: -80C to 400C
  • heating rates up to 100 K/min
  • no measurements with liquids

Responsible person: Katrin Herfurt

FSC-Fast Scanning Calorimetry

  • Flash-DSC 1 by Mettler Toledo
  • temperature range: -80C to 450C
  • heating rates up to 5000K/s
  • suitable for thin films

Responsible person: Katrin Herfurt, Martha Schulz

Spin Coater

  • spin coater from Headway Research, Inc.
  • spinning speed up to 5000 rpm
  • temperature range 25C to 150C

Responsible person: Muhammad Tariq