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Tuning the hydraulic resistance by swelling-induced buckling of membranes in high-aspect-ratio microfluidic devices

Claas-Hendrik Stamp, Binyam Solomon, Friederike Lang, Efstathios Mitropoulos and Thomas Pfohl.
Lab Chip 23 (2023) 3662-3670

stamp.jpgControlling fluid flow in microfluidic devices and adapting it to varying conditions by selectively regulating hydrodynamic properties is of critical importance, as the field of microfluidics faces increasingly complex challenges in its wide range of applications. One way to manipulate flows in microfluidic devices is to introduce elastic elements that can be actively or passively deformed. In this work, we developed a membrane-based microfluidic device that allows us to study the deformation of swollen thin membranes as a function of the volume fractions in binary mixtures – here isopropanol and water. (more...)


Unraveling the complex polymorphic crystallization behavior of the alternating copolymer DMDS-alt-DVE

Valentina Pirela, Justine Elgoyhen, Radmila Tomovska, Jaime Martin Perez, Cuong Minh Quoc Le, Abraham Chemtob, Brahim Bessif, Barbara Heck, Günter Reiter, and Alejandro Müller. ACS Appl. Polym. Mater.  5 (2023) 5260–5269

valent.jpgA complex crystallization behavior was observed for the alternating copolymer DMDS-alt-DVE synthesized via thiol–ene step-growth polymerization. Understanding the underlying complex crystallization processes of such innovative polythioethers is critical for their application, for example, in polymer coating technologies. These alternating copolymers have polymorphic traits, resulting in different phases that may display distinct crystalline structures. The copolymer DMDS-alt-DVE was studied in an earlier work, where only two crystalline phases were reported: a low melting, L – Tm, and high melting, H – Tm phase. Remarkably, the H – Tm form was only achieved by the previous formation and melting of the L – Tm form. We applied calorimetric techniques encompassing seven orders of magnitude in scanning rates to further explore this complex polymorphic behavior. (more...)

Transparent, thermoplastic, aliphatic polyesters through crystallization under molecular confinement

Maziar Matloubi, Melika Sarem, Barbara Heck, Günter Reiter, and V. Prasad Shastri.  Matter 6 (2023) 3057-3074

shastri-matter.jpgIn semi-crystalline biodegradable polymers, uncontrolled evolution of crystallinity impacts processing and bulk properties, limiting their application. Through molecular confinement of low-molecular-weight poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA) segments by polysiloxane blocks and processing at far-from-equilibrium conditions, PLLA crystallization into lamellae of a few nm in thickness with coherence lengths below 100 nm was achieved, thus giving access to films that are optically transparent for over 5 years, possess high Young’s modulus and elongation at break, undergo controlled degradation, and support functional endothelialization. The films possess a nanophase segregated bulk morphology with a hydrophobic siloxane-dominated surface that can be pressure bonded following cold oxygen plasma activation and low-temperature glassy PLLA domains interspersed by nanoscale crystalline physical crosslinks that enable glass transition temperature-triggered shape change. The segmented thermoplastic polyesters (STEPs) can additionally be processed using melt-extrusion printing into 3D objects, thus opening potential application opportunities in the fabrication of implantable/degradable electronics, smart textiles, and packaging. (more...)


List of Publications

Anisotropic Photophysical Properties of Highly Aligned Crystalline Structures of a Bulky Substituted Poly(thiophene)
Yingying Wang, Barbara Heck, Daniel Schiefer, John O. Agumba, Michael Sommer, Tao Wen, and Günter Reiter. ACSMacroLett. 3, 881-885 (2014)
Cellulose nanocrystals’ production in near theoretical yields by 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hydrogen sulfate ([Bmim]HSO4) – mediated hydrolysis
Jia Mao, Barbara Heck, Günter Reiter, Marie-Pierre Laborie. Carbohydrate Polymers 117, 443–451 (2015)
Correlating polymer crystals via self-induced nucleation
Hui Zhang, Muhuo Yu, Bin Zhang, Renate Reiter, Maximilian Vielhauer, Rolf Mülhaupt, Jun Xu, Günter Reiter. PhysRevLett 112, 237801 (2014)
Nickel Catalyst with a Hybrid P, N Ligand for Kumada Catalyst Transfer Polycondensation of Sterically Hindered Thiophenes
Daniel Schiefer, Tao Wen, Yingying Wang, Pierre Goursot, Hartmut Komber, Ralf Hanselmann, Pierre Braunstein, Günter Reiter, Michael Sommer. ACSMacroLett. 3, 617-621 (2014)
Tunneling Spectroscopy Measurements on Hydrogen-Bonded Supramolecular Polymers
François Vonau, Dominique Aubel, Laurent Bouteiller, Roozbeh Shokri, Günter Reiter, Olga Guskova, Laurent Simon. Nanoscale 6, 8250 (2014)
Pattern Formation on Single Crystals of Isotatic Polystyrene in Thin Films
Hui Zhang. Inaugural-Dissertation zur Erlangung des Doktorgrades der Fakultät für Mathematik und Physik der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, 2014
Investigation of Structure Formation and Reorganization of Polymer Crystals
Bin Zhang. Inaugural-Dissertation zur Erlangung des Doktorgrads der Fakultät für Chemie und Pharmazie, 2014
Anisotropic charge transport in large single crystals of π-conjugated organic molecules
Wael Hourani, Khosrow Rahimi, Ioan Botiz, Felix Peter Vinzenz Koch, Günter Reiter, Peter Lienerth, Thomas Heiser, Jean-Luc Bubendorff, and Laurent Simon. Nanoscale 6, 4774 (2014)
Crystallization of Poly(γ-benzyl L-glutamate) in Thin Film Solutions: Structure and Pattern Formation
Kaiwan Jahanshahi, Ioan Botiz, Renate Reiter, Ralf Thomann, Barbara Heck, Roozbeh Shokri, Werner Stille and Günter Reiter. Macromolecules 46, 1470-1476 (2013)
Light absorption of poly(3-hexylthiophene) single crystals
Khosrow Rahimi, Ioan Botiz, John O. Agumba, Sajedeh Motamen, Natalie Stingelin, Günter Reiter. RSC Adv. 4, 11121 (2014)
Some unique features of polymer crystallisation
Günter Reiter. Chem. Soc. Rev., 43, 2055-65 (2014), DOI: 10.1039/C3CS60306G
Reversible Crystallization and Dissolution of Poly(γ-benzyl L-glutamate) in Thin Film Solutions via Addition and Removal of a Nonsolvent
Kaiwan Jahanshahi. Inaugural-Dissertation zur Erlangung des Doktorgrades der Fakultät für Mathematik und Physik der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, 2013
Massive Enhancement of Photoluminescence through Nanofilm Dewetting
Peiwei Lee, Wei-Cheng Li, Bin-Jih Chen, Chih-Wei Yang, Chun-Chih Chang, Ioan Botiz, Günter Reiter, Tsang-Lang Lin, Jau Tang, and Arnold Chang-Mou Yang. ACS Nano 7, 6658–6666 (2013)
Reversible Nucleation, Growth and Dissolution of Poly(γ-benzyl L-glutamate) Hexagonal Columnar Liquid Crystals by Addition and Removal of a Nonsolvent
Kaiwan Jahanshahi, Ioan Botiz, Renate Reiter, Harald Scherer, Günter Reiter. Cryst. Growth Des. 13, 4490−4494 (2013)
作者:(德)斯特罗伯 (Strobl, Gert R), ISBN(书号) 978-7-111-37670-5, 丛书名:时代教育·国外高校优秀教材精选, 北京:机械工亚出版社(2012)
Self-Assembly of Supra-Molecular Systems on Graphene or Graphite
Roozbeh Shokri. Inaugural-Dissertation zur Erlangung des Doktorgrades der Fakultät für Mathematik und Physik der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, 2013
Competition of crystal nucleation to fabricate the oriented semi-crystalline polymers
Yijing Nie, Huanhuan Gao, Muhuo Yu, Zuming Hu, Günter Reiter, Wenbing Hu. Polymer 54, 3402-3407 (2013)
Controlling the Crystal Growth and Morphology of Conjugated Polymers
Khosrow Rahimi. Inaugural-Dissertation zur Erlangung des Doktorgrades der Fakultät für Mathematik und Physik der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, 2013
Charge transport in nanoparticle chains influenced by stabilizer molecules
Leonid V. Govor, Gottfried H. Bauer, Günter Reiter, and Jürgen Parisi. Phys. Status Solidi A, 210, No. 6, 1107–1114 (2013)
Reversibly slowing dewetting of conjugated polymers by light
Ioan Botiz, Paul Freyberg, Natalie Stingelin, Arnold Chang-Mou Yang, Günter Reiter. Macromolecules 46, 2352–2356 (2013)
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