Prof. Dr. Silke Rathgeber

Head (Working Group Rathgeber - Material Physics)
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  • since 4/2011: W2-Professor for Material Physics at the University Koblenz-Landau.
  • 2008–2011: Project leader of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Institute for Phy­sics, Mainz.
  • 12/2007: Habilitation at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Mainz, in experimen­tal ­­physics; subject: „Shape persistent Macro­molecules: Fundamen­tals and Applications“.
  • 2004–2008: Project leader at the Max Planck-Institute für Polymer Science, Polymer Physics, Mainz.
  • 2000–2005: Research Associate at the Research Center Jülich GmbH, Insti­tute for Solid State Science, Soft Matter, Jülich.
  • 1998–2000: Research Associate at the National Institute of Standards and Tech­nology (NIST), NIST Center for Neutron Research, Gaithersburg (MD), USA.
  • 10/1997: PhD thesis defense at the RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Physics, Aachen; Subject: „Polymer­ Dynamics in Polyethylene Melts”.
  • 1994–1997: PhD thesis at the Research Center Jülich GmbH, Institute for Solid State Science, Neutron Scattering, Jülich.
  • 12/1993: Diploma at the Heinrich Heine-University Düsseldorf, Institute for Condensed Matter, Düsseld­orf; subject: „Conductivity Measurements on Thin Metal Films for the Observation of Catalytic Reactions”.
  • 1987-1993:  Study of physics at the Heinrich Heine-University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf.

 

Since 2015

Member of the Board of the Vehicle Initiative Rhineland-Palatinate (FI-RLP e.V.)

Deputy Chairman

Department of Plastic Materials and Processing

The automotive industry in Rheinland-Palatinate comprises 65,000 employees and is surpassed in size only by the chemical industry. It consists mostly of middle-class     businesses in the metal and plastic material sector. The aim of the FI-RLP is to intensify networking and exchange information.

Since 2014

Technology Transfer, Faculty 3, University of Koblenz-Landau

The University aims to contribute towards improving the regional economic             development. An important element includes knowledge- and technology transfer.
Since 2014 Member of the Advisory Board, Klöckner Pentaplast Europe GmbH & Co. KG.       
The Klöckner Pentaplast Group is the world's largest producer of plastic foils for pharmaceuticals, food industries, electronics, medical devices and consumer packaging, as well as printing and special applications.

 

2016

Jadhav2016MOC
Jadhav, Rupali; Camaioni, Nadia; Oppelt, Kerstin; Tinti, Francesca; Gazzano, Massimo; Fattori, Valeria; Wadgaonkar, Prakash P.; Rathgeber, Silke; Hoppe, Harald; Egbe, Daniel A. M. (2016): Modulation of charge carrier mobility by side-chain engineering of bi(thienylenevinylene)thiophene containing PPE–PPVs. In: RSC Advances. Bd. 57. Nr. 6. S. 51642 - 51648.

2015

Bloksma2015MCP
Bloksma, Meta M.; Hendrix, Marco M.R.M.; Rathgeber, Silke; Schubert, Ulrich S.; Hoogenboom, Richard (2015): Main-Chain Chiral Poly(2-oxazoline)s: Influence of Alkyl Side-Chain on Secondary Structure Formation in the Solid State. In: Macromolcular Symposia. Bd. 350. Nr. 1. S. 43 - 54.

2014

Ameri2014MAO
Ameri, Tayebeh; Khoram, Parisa; Heumüller, Thomas; Baran, Derya; Machui, Florian; Troeger, Anna; Sgobba, Vito; Guldi, Dirk M.; Halik, Marcus; Rathgeber, Silke; Scherf, Ullrich; Brabec, Christoph J. (2014): Morphology analysis of near IR sensitized polymer/fullerene organic solar cells by implementing low bandgap heteroanalogue C-/Si-PCPDTBT. In: Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Bd. 2. S. 19461 - 19472.

Getachew2014EOV
Getachew, Adam; Yohannes, Teketel; White, Matthew; Montaigne, Alberto; Ulbricht, Christoph; Birckner, Eckhard; Rathgeber, Silke; Kästner, Christian; Hoppe, Harald; Sariciftci, Niyazi Serdar; Egbe, Daniel A. M. (2014): Effect of Varying Thiophene Units on Charge-Transport and Photovoltaic Properties of Poly(phenylene ethynylene)-alt-poly(phenylene vinylene) Polymers. In: Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics. Bd. 215. Nr. 15. S. 1473 - 1484.

2013

Kaestner2013IPS
Kaestner, Christian; Muhsin, Burhan; Wild, Andreas; Daniel, A. M.; Rathgeber, Silke; Hoppe, Harald (2013): Improved phase separation in polymer solar cells by solvent blending. In: Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics. Bd. 51. Nr. 11. S. 868 - 874.

Troshin2013IPP
Troshin, Pavel A.; Mukhacheva, Olga A.; Usluer, Ozlem; Goryachev, Andrey E.; Akkuratov, Alexander V.; Susarova, Diana K.; Dremova, Nadezhda N.; Rathgeber, Silke; Sariciftci, Niyazi Serdar; Razumov, Vladimir F.; Egbe, Daniel A. M. (2013): Improved Photovoltaic Performance of PPV-Based Copolymers Using Optimized Fullerene-Based Counterparts. In: Advanced Energy Materials. Bd. 3. Nr. 2. S. 161 - 166.

Kaestner2013IOP
Kaestner, Christian; Rathgeber, Silke; Egbe, Daniel A. M.; Hoppe, Harald (2013): Improvement of photovoltaic performance by ternary blending of amorphous and semi-crystalline polymer analogues with PCBM. In: Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Bd. 1. Nr. 12. S. 3961-3969.

2012

Kowalzik2012CSO
Kowalzik, Peter; Rathgeber, Silke; Karthäuser, Silvia; Waser, Rainer; Schnaebele, Nicolas (2012): Columnar self-assembly of a 3D-persulfurated coronene asterisk. The dominant role of aryl-sulfur bonds. In: New Journal of Chemistry. Bd. 36. S. 477-483.

Usluer2012CCM
Usluer, Ozlem; Kaestner, Christian; Abbas, Mamatimin; Ulbricht, Christoph; Cimrova, Vera; Wild, Andreas; Birckner, Eckhard; Tekin, Nalan; Sariciftci, Niyazi Serdar; Hoppe, Harald; Rathgeber, Silke; Egbe, Daniel A. M. (2012): Charge carrier mobility, photovoltaic, and electroluminescent properties of anthracene-based conjugated polymers bearing randomly distributed side chains. In: Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry. Bd. 50. Nr. 16. S. 3425 - 3436.

Kaestner2012MEO
Kaestner, Christian; Susarova, Diana K.; Jadhav, Rupali; Ulbricht, Christoph; Daniel, A. M.; Rathgeber, Silke; Troshin, Pavel A.; Hoppe, Harald (2012): Morphology evaluation of a polymer-fullerene bulk heterojunction ensemble generated by the fullerene derivatization. In: Journal of Materials Chemistry. Bd. 22. Nr. 31. S. 15987-15997.

Machui2012IOA
Machui, Florian; Rathgeber, Silke; Li, Ning; Ameri, Tayebeh; Brabec, Christoph J. (2012): Influence of a ternary donor material on the morphology of a P3HT:PCBM blend for organic photovoltaic devices. In: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY. Bd. 22. Nr. 31. S. 15570-15577.

2011

Zabska2011SEA
Zabska, M.; Jaskiewicz, K.; Szustakiewicz, K.; Rathgeber, Silke; Piglowski, J. (2011): Spontaneous exfoliation and self-assembly phenomena in polyvinylpyrrolidone/synthetic layered silicate nanocomposites. In: Radiation Physics and Chemistry . Bd. 80. Nr. 10. S. 1125-1128.

Rathgeber2011CBP
Rathgeber, Silke; Perlich, Jan; Kühnlenz, Florian; Türk, Stefan; Egbe, Daniel A. M.; Hoppe, Harald; Gehrke, Rainer (2011): Correlation between polymer architecture, mesoscale structure and photovoltaic performance in side-chain-modified poly(p-arylene-ethynylene)-alt-poly(p-arylene-vinylene) : PCBM bulk-heterojunction solar cells. In: Polymer. Bd. 52. Nr. 17. S. 3819-3826.

2010

Egbe2010ABC
Egbe, Daniel A. M.; Türk, Stefan; Rathgeber, Silke; Kühnlenz, Florian; Jadhav, Rupali; Wild, Andreas; Birckner, Eckhard; Adam, G.; Pivrikas, A.; Cimrova, Vera; Knör, G.; Sariciftci, Niyazi Serdar; Hoppe, Harald (2010): Anthracene Based Conjugated Polymers: Correlation between π−π-Stacking Ability, Photophysical Properties, Charge Carrier Mobility, and Photovoltaic Performance. In: Macromolecules. Bd. 43. Nr. 3. S. 1261-1269.

Hsu2010CLS
Hsu, Hsiao-Ping; Paul, Wolfgang; Rathgeber, Silke; Binder, Kurt (2010): Characteristic Length Scales and Radial Monomer Density Profiles of Molecular Bottle-Brushes: Simulation and Experiment. In: Macromolecules. Bd. 43. Nr. 3. S. 1592-1601.

Egbe2010IIC
Egbe, Daniel A. M.; Adam, Getachew; Pivrikas, Almantas; Ramil, Alberto M.; Rathgeber, Silke; Birckner, Eckhard; Cimrova, Vera; Hoppe, Harald (2010): Improvement in carrier mobility and photovoltaic performance through random distribution of segments of linear and branched side chains. In: Journal of Materials Chemistry. Bd. 20. Nr. 43. S. 9726-9734.

Rathgeber2010IBS
Rathgeber, Silke; Bastos de Toledo, D.; Birckner, Eckhard; Hoppe, Harald; Egbe, Daniel A. M. (2010): Intercorrelation between structural ordering and emission properties in photoconducting polymers. In: Macromolecules. Bd. 43. Nr. 1. S. 306-315.

2009

Jadhav2009APC
Jadhav, Rupali; Türk, Stefan; Kühnlenz, Florian; Cimrova, Vera; Rathgeber, Silke; Egbe, Daniel A. M.; Hoppe, Harald (2009): Anthracene-containing PPE-PPV copolymers : effect of side-chain nature and length on photophysical and photovoltaic properties. In: Macromolecules. Bd. 206. Nr. 12. S. 2695-2699.

Rathgeber2009MWF
Rathgeber, Silke; Beauvisage, Hans-Josef; Chevreau, Hubert; Willenbacher, Norbert; Oeschlaeger, Claude (2009): Microrheology with Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy. In: Langmuir. Bd. 25. Nr. 11. S. 6368-6376.

2008

Tekin2008EOS
Tekin, Emine; Egbe, Daniel A. M.; Kranenburg, Johannes M.; Ulbricht, Christoph; Rathgeber, Silke; Birckner, Eckhard; Rehmann, Nina; Meerholz, Klaus; Schubert, Ulrich S. (2008): Effect of side chain length variation on the optical properties of PPE-PPV hybrid polymers. In: Chemistry of Materials. Bd. 20. Nr. 8. S. 2727-2735.

2007

Rathgeber2007ROA
Rathgeber, Silke; Lee, Hyung-Il; Matyjaszewski, Krzysztof; Di Cola, Emanuela (2007): Rheooscillations of a bottlebrush polymer solution due to shear-induced phase transitions between a shear molten state and a line hexatic phase. In: Macromolecules. Bd. 40. Nr. 21. S. 7680 - 7688.

2006

Rathgeber2006BMI
Rathgeber, Silke; Pakula, Tadeusz; Wilk, Agnieszka; Matyjaszewski, Krzysztof; Lee, Hyung-Il; Beers, Kathryn L. (2006): Bottle-brush macromolecules in solution: Comparison between results obtained from scattering experiments and computer simulations. In: Polymer. Bd. 47. Nr. 20. S. 7318 - 7327.

Kronholz2006SOD
Kronholz, Stephan; Rathgeber, Silke; Karthaeuser, Silvia; Kohlstedt, Hermann; Clemens, Sven; Schneller, Theodor (2006): Self-assembly of diblock-copolymer micelles for template-based preparation of PbTiO3 nanograins. In: Advanced Functional Materials. Bd. 16. Nr. 18. S. 2346 - 2354.

Rathgeber2006SDI
Rathgeber, Silke; Monkenbusch, Michael; Hedrick, James L.; Trollsas, Mikael; Gast, Alice P. (2006): Starlike dendrimers in solutions: Structural properties and internal dynamics. In: . Bd. 125. Nr. 20.

2005

Rathgeber2005OTS
Rathgeber, Silke; Pakula, Tadeusz; Wilk, Agnieszka; Matyjaszewski, Krzysztof; Beers, Kathryn L. (2005): On the shape of bottle-brush macromolecules: Systematic variation of architectural parameters. In: . Bd. 122. Nr. 12.

2004

Rathgeber2004SOS
Rathgeber, Silke; Pakula, Tadeusz; Urban, V. (2004): Structure of star-burst dendrimers: A comparison between small angle x-ray scattering and computer simulation results. In: . Bd. 121. Nr. 8. S. 3840 - 3853.

Rathgeber2004SOS1
Rathgeber, Silke; Pakula, Tadeusz; Urban, V. (2004): Structure of star-burst dendrimers: A comparison between small angle x-ray scattering and computer simulation resultss. In: . Bd. 121. Nr. 8. S. 3840 - 3853.

2003

Dhont2003SAM
Dhont, J.K.G.; Lettinga, M.P.; Dogic, Z.; Lenstra, T.A.J.; Wang, H.; Rathgeber, Silke; Carletto, P.; Willner, L.; Frielinghaus, H.; Lindner, P. (2003): Shear-banding and microstructure of colloids in shear flow. In: Faraday Discussions. Bd. 123. S. 157 - 172.

2002

Montes2002DOO
Montes, H.; Monkenbusch, Michael; Willner, L.; Rathgeber, Silke; Richter, D.; Fetters, L.J.; Farago, B. (2002): Direct observation of domain wall excitations in symmetric diblock copolymer melts at and above the order-disorder transition. In: Europhysics Letters. Bd. 58. Nr. 3. S. 389 - 394.

Rathgeber2002DOS
Rathgeber, Silke; Monkenbusch, Michael; Kreitschmann, M.; Urban, V.; Brulet, A. (2002): Dynamics of star-burst dendrimers in solution in relation to their structural properties. In: . Bd. 117. Nr. 8. S. 4047 - 4062.

Rathgeber2002PR
Rathgeber, Silke (2002): Practical Rheology. Dhont, J.K.G.; Gompper, G.; Richter, D.: Forschungszentrum Jülich. S. s.

Rathgeber2002SPO
Rathgeber, Silke; Gast, Alice P.; Hedrick, James L. (2002): Structural properties of star-like dendrimers in solution. In: APPLIED PHYSICS A. Bd. 74. S. 396 - 398.

2000

Rosov2000NSE
Rosov, N.; Rathgeber, Silke; Monkenbusch, Michael (2000): Neutron Spin Echo spectroscopy at the NIST Center for Neutron Research. In: Scattering from Polymers. Bd. 739. S. 103 - 116.

1999

Montes1999NSE
Montes, H.; Monkenbusch, Michael; Willner, L.; Rathgeber, Silke; Fetters, L.; Richter, D. (1999): Neutron spin echo investigation of the concentration fluctuation dynamics in melts of diblock copolymers. In: . Bd. 110. Nr. 20. S. 10188 - 10202.

Rathgeber1999PDI
Rathgeber, Silke; Willner, L.; Richter, D.; Appel, M.; Fleischer, G.; Brulet, A.; Farago, B.; Schleger, P. (1999): Polymer dynamics in bimodal melts. In: . Bd. 110. Nr. 20. S. 10171 - 10187.

1998

Paul1998CMI
Paul, Wolfgang; Smith, G.D.; Yoon, D.Y.; Farago, B.; Rathgeber, Silke; Zirkel, A.; Willner, L.; Richter, D. (1998): Chain motion in an unentangled polyethylene melt: A critical test of the rouse model by molecular dynamics simulations and neutron spin echo spectroscopy. In: . Bd. 80. Nr. 11. S. 2346 - 2349.

Rosov1998NSE
Rosov, N.; Rathgeber, Silke; Monkenbusch, M. (1998): Neutron spin echo spectroscopy at the NIST Center for Neutron Research. In: Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering . Bd. 79. S. 328 - 329.

Rathgeber1998PDI
Rathgeber, Silke; Willner, L.; Richter, D.; Appel, M.; Fleischer, G.; Brulet, A.; Farago, B.; Schleger, P. (1998): Polymer dynamics in bimodal melts. In: Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering . Bd. 79. S. 328 - 329.

1997

Rathgeber1997DOB
Rathgeber, Silke; Zirkel, A.; Willner, L.; Richter, D.; Brulet, A.; Farago, B. (1997): Dynamics of bimodal polymer melts in the crossover-region from Rouse-to-reptation-like behaviour - A study with NSE-spectroscopy. In: Physica B - Condensed Matter. Bd. 234. S. 258 - 259.