The focus of this departments research lies in the investigation of nanoscale phenomena. Therefore, applications in the following areas are of special interest
The basic oriented research focuses on
Therefore, novel technologies are investigated, in particular
Both work groups, Biopolymers and Nanoscopy, work closely together in order to ensure the basic and application oriented research.
 Zhang et al., Plasmon induced polymerization using a TERS approach: a platform for nanostructured 2D/1D material production. Faraday Disc. 498, 82 (2017).
 Helbing et al. Protein Handshake on the Nanoscale: How Albumin and Hemoglobin Self-Assemble into Nanohybrid Fibers. ACS Nano acsnano.7b07196 (2018). doi:10.1021/acsnano.7b07196
 Deckert-Gaudig et al., Tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy - from early developments to recent advances. Chem. Soc. Rev. 46, 4077â€“4110 (2017).
 Deckert-Gaudig et al., Tracking of nanoscale structural variations on a single amyloid fibril with tip-enhanced Raman scattering. J. Biophoton. 5, 215â€“219 (2012).
 Singh et al. Differences in single and aggregated nanoparticle plasmon spectroscopy. Phys Chem Chem Phys 17, 2991â€“2995 (2015).
 Latorre, F. et al. Spatial resolution of tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy - DFT assessment of the chemical effect. Nanoscale 8, 10229â€“10239 (2016).
 Trautmann, S. et al. A classical description of subnanometer resolution by atomic features in metallic structures. Nanoscale 9, 391â€“401 (2017).
 Richard-Lacroix et al.,Mastering high resolution tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy: towards a shift of perception. Chem. Soc. Rev. 46, 3922â€“3944 (2017).
 Deckert-Gaudig et al., Ultraflat transparent gold nanoplates--ideal substrates for tip-enhanced Raman scattering experiments. Small 5, 432â€“436 (2009).
 Deckert-Gaudig et al., Transparent silver microcrystals: synthesis and application for nanoscale analysis. Langmuir 25, 6032â€“6034 (2009).