News & Events

Guest student from POLYMAT

We warmly welcome our guest student Usue Aspiazu from the University of the Basque country, Spain. She is a member of POLYMAT, one of our partner institutions in the NanoPAT project. Usue will stay for one month at our laboratory in Golm to receive training in PDW spectroscopy and apply this measurement technique to monitor the NanoPAT polymer synthesis processes. If you get the chance, come along to meet her!
 
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Virtual Lab Tour

In collaboration with the OPAT JointLab, a virtual tour of the innoFSPEC laboratory at Mühlenberg 3 has been created. Here you can learn about our state-of-the-art research instruments and facilities. Come around and have a (virtual) look!

 

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Second NanoPAT newsletter out now!

The latest NanoPAT newsletter has just been published! The second issue features the University of Potsdam and BRAVE ANALYTICS as members of the NanoPAT consortium. To get an update on our latest achievements and news related to nanotechnology and process monitoring, read the newsletter here.

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innoFSPEC welcomes new member

Freshly graduated from Cambridge University where she looked at the causes and consequences of air pollution, Dr Anika Krause has recently joined us as scientific coordinator and centre manager of innoFSPEC. Her missions are, among others, to strengthen the collaboration with local, national, and international research and industrial partners; and to secure the permanent establishment of our institute beyond the end of the current funding period in 2021.

We look forward to working with her!

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Get in touch with Anika for any questions, ideas or suggestions!    ©private

More sustainable production of polymer dispersions

In cooperation with PDW-Analytics, innoFSPEC has developed a method to monitor the production process of polymeric adhesives used for example for glueing furniture, windows, and other building objects. Conventional analytical techniques, such as dynamic light scattering (DLS) or static light scattering (SLS), require the termination of a chemical reaction and dilution of a sample. However, with Photon Density Wave (PDW) spectroscopy polymer production processes can be monitored in real-time - directly inside the reactor. No additional solvents are needed for dilution; potential failures in the process can be detected inline and appropriate actions can be taken instantaneously, significantly reducing the material and energy consumption of the production process.

Find more information in Stephanie Schlappa’s recent publication in the MDPI Special Edition Journal “polymers – Waterborne Polymers”.

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