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TUG/KFU Physics Colloquium Winter 2016


Tuesday 04 October 2016      TUG P2

17:15 - 18:15

Understanding and designing novel superconductors with first-principles calculations
Dr. Lilia Boeri, TU Graz, Institute of Theoretical and Computational Physics

First-principles (DFT) calculations have played an increasingly important role in the field of superconductivity, starting with the explanation of two-band superconductivity in mag ... more


Tuesday 18 October 2016      KFU

17:00 - 18:00

Prof. Leight T Canham , School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Birmingham, UK

Silicon dominates electronics but has played a minor role in optoelectronics to date. Bulk crystalline silicon is an indirect bandgap semiconductor with restricted light emission c ... more


Tuesday 25 October 2016      TUG P2

17:15 - 18:15

Structure to property relationships: From molecules to organic electronic devices
Dr. Karin Zojer, TU Graz, Institute of Solid State Physics

The field of organic electronics is continuously fueled by the promise of using organic chemistry to craft molecules tailor-made for a desired application. I will discuss my contri ... more


Tuesday 08 November 2016      TUG P2

17:15 - 18:15

Ab initio description of strongly-correlated materials: On the road to predictive power
Dr. Markus Aichhorn, Institute of Theoretical and Computational Physics, TU Graz

Strongly-correlated materials show a variety of fascinating properties, such as metal-insulator transitions, unconventional superconductivity, or strongly enhanced magnetism. A c ... more


Tuesday 22 November 2016      TUG P2

17:15 - 18:15

Structure and functionality of CVD thin films and multilayers
Dr. Anna Maria Coclite, TU Graz

Functional thin films offer innovative solutions for many technological applications: organic electronics, smart devices for biotechnology, microfluidics, membrane technology, sens ... more


Tuesday 29 November 2016      KFU

17:00 - 18:00

Designing epitaxial rare-earth oxide films and nanostructures for heterogeneous model catalysis
Dr. Jan Ingo Flege, Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Bremen,Germany

Ultrathin rare-earth oxide films and nanostructures are of considerable interest due to their exceptional physical and chemical properties, which make them attractive for a wide ra ... more


Tuesday 06 December 2016      KFU

17:00 - 18:00

Coherent control experiments with fully coherent multicolor pulses
K. C. Prince, Elettra Synchrotron Trieste

The hallmarks of pulsed optical lasers are high intensity, ultrashort duration, variable polarization, transverse coherence and longitudinal coherence. The majority of short wavele ... more


Tuesday 13 December 2016      KFU

17:00 - 18:00

Materials Research at MCL’s Materials for Microelectronics Department
Dr. Günther Maier, Materials Center Leoben Forschung GmbH

The Materials Center Leoben’s division „Materials for Microelectronics" [1] concentrates its research activities on material based solutions for the microelectronics industry and h ... more


Tuesday 10 January 2017      TUG P2

17:15 - 18:15

Probing ultrafast electron dynamics in momentum, space, and time
Prof. Dr. Martin Aeschlimann, University of Kaiserslautern, Department of Physics and Research Center OPTIMAS

Optically excited (hot) electrons play a crucial role for many fundamental chemical and physical phenomena occurring at surfaces, interfaces, and in bulk materials. They, for insta ... more


Tuesday 17 January 2017      TUG P2

17:15 - 18:15

Novel Applications of Redox Reactions in Metal Ceramic Systems
Helen M. Chan, Fulbright Visiting Prof. (FELMI-TUG) and Dept. Materials Science & Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA

This talk will discuss two widely different applications of oxidation-reduction reactions. The first of these relate to the synthesis of novel ceramic-metal nanostructures1,2, ... more


Tuesday 31 January 2017      KFU

17:00 - 18:00

The role of oxygen and oxides in spinterfaces: the case of C60 fullerene on Fe(001)
Associate Professor Alberto Brambilla , Physics Department, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

Spintronics is a research field devoted to understanding and governing the injection, manipulation and detection of the electron spin in solid materials, namely ferromagnetic metal ... more