From October 10 to October 11, 2013 the workshop "Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy in polymer science" will be held at TU München in Garching, Germany.
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 found its way into polymer science, e.g. to determine critical micelle concentrations in amphiphilic block copolymer solutions, to investigate polymer hydrogels, to follow dynamics 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.
The workshop will comprise invited and submitted talks as well as a poster session.
On 10 October, a bavarian dinner is planned in Augustinerkeller, München.
Prof. Christine M. Papadakis, Technische Universität München
Dr. Dominik Wöll, Universität Konstanz