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Topic of research in the department Grenzflächenphysik (physics of interfaces) is the study of interactions between molecules and interfaces. Special attention is given to nanoporous materials. Experiments are performed mainly with nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and optical spectroscopy. The pulse field gradient technique (PFG NMR) for the study of self diffusion and molecular transport in porous materials has been strongly developed in the department. Other experimental methods, which are used in the department for the investigation of molecules under the influence of internal surfaces concern MAS NMR spectroscopy, low-field NMR relaxometry, infrared spectroscopy and interference microscopy. Theoretical problems of adsorption and diffusion are dealt with both in our department and in co-operation with the department Moleküldynamik / Computersimulation.


Chair: NN
Vice-Chair: PD Dr. habil. Frank Stallmach


The department was established and chaired until 1994 by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Harry Pfeifer†.
Prof. Dr. Jörg Kärger served as chair from 1994 to March 2009.
Prof. Dr. Dieter Freude served as Vice-Chair from 1974 to March 2007. 
Prof. Dr. Petrik Galvosas served as Vice-Chair from April 2007 to February 2009


Address: Universität Leipzig / Physik, Linnéstr. 5, 04103 Leipzig, Germany