Karsten Hinrichs

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Optical imaging of neuronal network activity yields information of spatial dynamics which generally is analyzed visually. The transient appearance of spatial activity patterns is difficult to gauge in a quantifiable manner, or may even altogether escape detection. Here, we employ geometric shape matching using Fréchet distances or straight skeletons to(More)
Nanodomains formed by microphase separation in thin films of the diblock copolymers poly(styrene-b-2-vinylpyridine) (PS-b-P2VP) and poly(styrene-b-ethyleneoxide) (PS-b-PEO) were imaged by means of infrared scattering-type near-field microscopy. When probing at 3.39 mum (2950 cm(-1)), contrast is obtained due to spectral differences between the C--H(More)
The switching behavior of stimuli-responsive mixed polymer brushes (d = 11 nm) was monitored for the first time in liquid phase in situ by infrared spectroscopic ellipsometry (IRSE). IRSE is presented as a new, sensitive in situ tool for online analysis of chemical changes in a thin complex film at the solid/liquid interface. Responsive behavior(More)
The irradiation-induced reduction of electrochemically grafted nitrobenzene films on Si(111) was monitored by high-resolution photoelectron spectroscopy. The experiments were performed using synchrotron soft X-ray irradiation at the BESSY II synchrotron facility. The evolution of different chemical species was monitored as a function of time. Careful(More)
Fast infrared mapping with sub-millimeter lateral resolution as well as time-resolved infrared studies of kinetic processes of functional organic thin films require a new generation of infrared ellipsometers. We present a novel laboratory-based infrared (IR) laser mapping ellipsometer, in which a laser is coupled to a variable-angle rotating analyzer(More)
The pH-dependent switching of a poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) polyelectrolyte brush was investigated in situ using infrared spectroscopic ellipsometry (IRSE). The brush was synthesized by a "grafting to" procedure on silicon substrate with a native oxide layer. The overall thickness of the PAA brush in the dry state was approximately 5 nm. Reversible switching(More)
In the present study we investigated the preparation of biofunctionalized surfaces using the direct electrochemical grafting of maleimidophenyl molecules with subsequent covalent immobilization of specific peptide to detect target antibody, thereby extending the application of the biosensing systems towards immunodiagnostics. Para-maleimidophenyl (p-MP)(More)
Label-free detection of DNA molecules on chemically vapor-deposited diamond surfaces is achieved with spectroscopic ellipsometry in the infrared and vacuum ultraviolet range. This nondestructive method has the potential to yield information on the average orientation of single as well as double-stranded DNA molecules, without restricting the strand length(More)
We have investigated the fundamental amidation reaction by a model system consisting of an electrochemically functionalised Au surface by aminophenyl and 4-nitrobenzoic acid activated by EEDQ. The development of the NO(2) related stretching vibrations with time reveals that the amidation process is very slow at Au surfaces and is completed after about 2(More)