For more than 40 years, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) has been used and developed to the powerful and broad method it is today. So far however, its main focus has been systems in life sciences and pharmacology.
In recent years, FCS has found its way into soft matter science, e.g. to determine critical micelle concentrations of amphiphiles, to investigate polymer hydrogels, to follow dynamics in membranes and at interfaces, to study hydrodynamic flow and to unravel the evolution of molecular motion in polymerizing solutions.
These new aspects have led to methodological developments, such as double focus fluorescence cross-correlation spectroscopy, multi-color FCS and full correlation FCS. The improved technical possibilities allowed for an investigation of various polymer systems and fostered the development of suitable sample environments.
The workshop aims at bringing together scientists working in this exciting field.
Venue: Technische Universität München, Garching
Scheduled date: 11-12 October 2017, 2.30 pm to 1 pm
The workshop will comprise invited and submitted talks as well as a poster session. On October 11, 2017, a Bavarian Dinner is planned.