Current research topics in the fields of the institute

FullereneUwe Ritter

The Full-Mikro-Patt project at the TU Ilmenau aims at the synthesis and targeted adaptation of highly stable carbon nanostructure layers made of fullerenes to improve the biological compatibility and durability of special ceramic dental implants. The FG Chemie has the task of synthesizing and adapting suitable fullerene derivatives, which are both suitable to be incorporated into ceramic layers and to have a long-term medical effect without being discharged from the layer in measurable concentrations. The project pursues a novel approach to implement an ideal nanomorphology including fullerene derivatives, whereby interface and biochemistry are synergistically combined. Among other things, novel fullerenes with fluorescent dyes will be investigated to study the interaction of the fullerenes in the surface layer of the ceramic with the biological environment in the oral cavity. The aim is to synthesize novel fullerene derivatives that can be stably anchored in the ceramic layers and still be biologically active.

Project Management Agency: BMBF/VDI

more research in the field of chemistry

Michael Köhler

Metal nanoparticles on the surface of polymer microparticles. Both particle types were produced by microfluidic synthesis. The composite particles can be used in catalysis, but also as sensor particles for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS).

more research in the Department of Physical Chemistry/Microreaction Technology

M. Köhler

Microarray structure with placed nanoliter drops in which microorganisms have been cultivated. The technique of cultivating bacteria and other microorganisms in minute droplets is used to determine high-resolution and multi-dimensional dose/effect relationships for environmental diagnostics and biotechnology and to characterize new strains of microorganisms.