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Physics: Dr. S. Roke: (The) Matter from within: Bridging the gap between surface science & soft matter

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08 November 2007 FWN-Building 5111.0080, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Physics: Dr. Sylvie Roke
Affiliation: Max-Planck-Inst. for Metals Research
Title: (The) Matter from within: Bridging the gap between surface science & soft matter
Date: 08-11-2007
Start: 16.00
Location: FWN-Building 5111.0080

Abstract

Interfaces are important locations for an enormous variety of physical, chemical and biological processes. Although surface science studies are usually performed on flat interfaces under controlled environments, in reality most interfaces are part of complex (soft matter) systems, such as cell membranes, emulsions or grains in solid materials.

In the last decades it has become possible to address structural and dynamical questions relating to flat interfaces under ambient conditions, by probing them with nonlinear optical techniques. If one combines light scattering with nonlinear optical processes it is now becoming possible to go one step further: Interfaces of dispersed particles can be investigated in situ.

In this colloquium I will introduce nonlinear optical scattering, highlight new possibilities that are becoming available and show some of the latest developments.

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