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Ranko Richert

Arizona State University
Dipl Phys
Dr rer nat habil
Contact details: 

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1604
phone: (480) 727-7052
fax: (480) 965-2747
e-mail: ranko at

Research interests: 

The experimental research in this group adresses the physical chemistry of soft condensed matter by optical spectroscopy (triplet state solvation dynamics) and by linear and non-linear dielectric relaxation experiments. We are interested in understanding the relaxation and transport phenomena in disordered materials and how they relate to the structure, length scale, dynamics, and interactions. Our research topics cover the phenomena associated with glass transitions, interfacial effects, geometric confinement, relaxation and retardation processes, details of the molecular dynamics, spatial heterogeneities, nanoscopic heatflow, non-linear aspects of dynamics, and the relation between macroscopic and microscopic properties.