A07: Raman Spectroscopy for Investigating Mass Transport and Concentration Gradients in Mixtures

A07 contributes to the understanding of the interaction between mass transfer and wetting events by studying concentration gradients in complex fluids near interfaces. Confocal Raman spectroscopy will be used. A spatial resolution of <1µm is expected. This project is intended to deliver an enabling methodology to understand the interaction of mass transfer and wetting processes. Several different experimental configurations are envisioned; moreover clean room facilities will be used to develop fabrication processes for substrates exhibiting special morphological and chemical properties.