European Cooperation in Science and Technology Universität Regensburg Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung Optrel GbR

School on Surface Analytical Techniques, 10.-13. April 2012, Universität Regensburg


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M. Borkovec, Surface Forces

J. Israelachvili, Intermolecular and Surface Forces, Third Edition, Academic Press, Massachusetts, 2010; Chapters 10, 12 - 14.

R. Hillmann, Electrochemistry and Soft Interfaces

Electrode Dynamics, A.C. Fisher, Oxford Chemistry Primers, OUP, Oxford, 1996.
Very accessible, student-oriented text with descriptive approach.

Techniques & Mechanisms in Electrochemistry, P.A. Christensen & A. Hamnett, Blackie, Edinburgh, 1995.
Accessible treatment of electrochemical and in situ techniques.

Electrochemistry for Chemists, D.T. Sawyer, A. Sobkowiak and J.L. Roberts, Wiley-Interscience, New York, 1995.
Practically-oriented text, written for non-electrochemists wishing to use electrochemical techniques.

Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals & Applications, A.J. Bard & L.R. Faulkner, Wiley, New York, 2001.
Standard text, with rigorous quantitative approach.

Electrochemistry, C.H. Hamann, A. Hamnett & W. Vielstich, 2nd edn, Wiley. Weinheim, 2007; ISBN 978-3-527-31069-2.
Comprehensive survey of electrochemical methods and (chapter 5) in situ techniques for studying electrochemical interfaces.

D. Johannsmann, Acquisition and Modeling of QCM Data

D. Johannsmann, Viscoelastic, mechanical, and dielectric measurements on complex samples with the quartz crystal microbalance; Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2008, 10, 4516-4534; DOI: 10.1039/B803960G.

G.J.M. Koper, Optical Reflection Methods for the Study of Interfaces

Lecture notes and background material available here.

H. Motschmann, Surface spectroscopy

Some background information is available here

J. Penfold, Probing surfaces and interfaces using Neutron reflectometry

Basic Reviews on Neutron and x-ray reflectivity
J Penfold, RK Thomas, J Phys: Condens Matt 2 (1990) 1369
TP Russell, Mat Sci Rep 5 (1990) 171
Applications of neutron reflectivity in surfactants and polymer-surfactant
JR Lu, RK Thomas, J Penfold, Adv Coll Int Sci 84 (2000) 143
DJF Taylor, RK Thomas, J Penfold, Adv Coll Int Sci 132 (2007) 69
J Penfold, RK Thomas, Int Sci and Technol, Adv Chem of Monolayers and Interfaces, Vol 14, Chapt 4, 87-115, Ed I Imae, Elsevier, 2007.
Basic scattering theory
Elementary Scattering Theory for x-ray and neutron users, DS Sivia, OUP, 2011, ISBN 978-0-19-922868-3

J. Vörös, Optical Biosensors

Martin Nirschl e.a., Review of Transducer Principles for Label-Free Biomolecular Interaction Analysis; Biosensors 2011, 1, 70-92; doi:10.3390/bios1030070

R.P. Ekins, Ligand assays: from electrophoresis to miniaturized microarrays; Clinical Chemistry 44:9, 2015-2030 (1998)

I. Weidinger, Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy and its applications in analytical surface chemistry

M. Moskovits, Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering; Topics in Applied Physics, 2006, Volume 103/2006, 1-17, DOI: 10.1007/3-540-33567-6_1