Theory of inhomogeneous condensed matter (Dietrich)

The research goal of the department is directed towards relating macroscopic properties of condensed matter to the collective behavior of the underlying microscopic degrees of freedom. Based on Statistical Physics the research is focused on spatially inhomogeneous systems on mesoscopic length scales. These systems exhibit a wealth of phenomena and can generate states of condensed matter which cannot form in bulk materials, offering perspectives for useful applications. Specifically, in the department the following research areas are under investigation:

 collective dynamics  critical phenomena  ionic fluids nanofluidics  soft matter at interfaces  wetting and capillary forces  active matter
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