The Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1194 involves researchers from the TU Darmstadt, the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research Mainz and the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden. Their common goal is the fundamental analysis of the interaction between transport and wetting processes – particularly when, parallel to momentum transport, also heat and mass transport, complex fluids or complex surfaces are involved.
What happens when surfaces are printed and coated with different liquids? What processes occur when a liquid meets a solid? How do wetting and dewetting depend on the local momentum, heat and mass transport processes? The underlying mechanisms of the interaction between these processes have to a large extent not been understood to date and are the focus of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1194. Although the physical phenomena take place only in a range of nanometres or micrometres, they often determine the efficiency of the overall process and the resulting product quality.
The CRC 1194 teams up more than 40 researchers: Engineers, mathematicians, natural scientists and computer experts.
The CRC 1194 comprises 20 scientific projects.