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Energy Converting Biological Membranes We are investigating the structure of thylakoid membranes in various unicellular organisms (cyanobacteria, green algae, diatom) or isolated from higher plants and their structural reorganizations during photosynthesis. We also employ neutron scattering for dynamical characterization of photosynthetic reaction centers and purple membranes around physiological temperatures.

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Gergely Nagy
gergely.nagy@psi.ch

High Temperature Superconductors Neutron scattering is employed to investigate both the magnetic excitations and the Abrikosov phase diagram of high-temperature supercondcutors. The results are then confronted to both theroetical and experimental results obtained form other probe like, for example, ARPES, tunneling or transport.


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Christof Niedermayer
christof.niedermayer@psi.ch

Multilayers Polarised neutron reflectometry is able to probe the structural and magnetic properties of layered systems on a nanometer scale. We employ this technique to understand the fundamental interactions and related quantum-phenomena that emerge when two materials are brought in contact with each other.

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Jochen Stahn
jochen.stahn@psi.ch

Polymer Surface Submicro-Dots and Colloidal Covering Surface relief submicro dot gratings (SMDG) are of considerable interest for opto-electronic applications as well as substrate materials for the covering with monodisperse colloidal spheres to implement order in colloid multilayers which can act as photonic crystals.

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Thomas Geue
thomas.geue@psi.ch

Adsorption of Biomolecules at Interfaces The interaction of biomolecules as phospholipids and proteins with surfaces is investigated towards solid-liquid interfaces with and without specific or functional coatings using neutron reflectometry. The aim is to understand the physics behind this processes for the development of biocompatible surfaces and biosensing systems.

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Thomas Geue
thomas.geue@psi.ch