A05 - Dielectric characterisation of cells, tissues and materials

Summary of the work programme

The dielectric properties of cells and tissues determine their response to electrical stimulation. Electrical characteristics will be investigated in project A05 by dielectric spectroscopy. The initial objectives are the description of trabecular bone, the evaluation of electrode interfaces, including coatings, and the assessment of bone cell growth on surfaces. The goal is to eventually develop dielectric measurements towards a non-invasive method that allows monitoring of the integration of implants with respect to patient-specific differences. Future work also aims to apply methods and procedures towards other tissue types, such as cartilage, and the detailed assessment of stimulation parameters with respect to the development of exposed cells.

Cooperation projects

A02 / A03 / B01 / B05 / C02


J. Barbara Nebe, Henrike Rebl, Michael Schlosser, Susanne Staehlke, Martina Gruening, Klaus-Dieter Weltmann, Uwe Walschus, Birgit Finke: Plasma Polymerized Allylamine – the Unique Cell-Attractive Nanolayer for Dental Implant Materials. Polymers 2019, 11(6), 1004; invited paper, June 2019 doi.org/10.3390/polym11061004

Project leader

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jürgen F. Kolb
Tel.: +49 3834 554 3950


Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology
Felix-Hausdorff-Str. 2
17489 Greifswald


Wenzuo Wei

Associated staff

Fukun Shi
Dr. Anna Steuer