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 Karl Franzens University Graz

Graz University of Technology 

TUG/KFU Physics Colloquium Winter 2018


Tuesday 09 October 2018      TUG P2

17:15 - 18:15

Electron-beam manipulation of single impurity atoms in graphene
Dr. Toma Susi, Universität Wien

Scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) is a powerful tool for studying materials down to their atomic structure, and mechanically robust and electrically conducting graph ... more


Tuesday 16 October 2018      TUG P2

17:15 - 18:15

Stochastic microstructure modeling of hierarchically structured particle systems – A tool for virtual materials testing -
Prof. Volker Schmidt, Institut für Stochastik - Universität Ulm

Stochastic modeling of geometrically complex 3D microstructures is a powerful tool for virtual materials testing. By means of stochastic models, one can generate a large variety of ... more


Tuesday 23 October 2018      KFU HS 5.01

17:00 - 18:00

Oxide Surfaces at the Atomic Scale
Prof. Ulrike Diebold, Inst. of Applied Physics, TU Wien

Our understanding of metal oxides has benefitted tremendously from the application of surface science techniques. Particularly useful has been Scanning Probe Microscopy, which allo ... more


Tuesday 30 October 2018      KFU HS 5.01

17:00 - 18:00

Levitated optomechanics with rotating nanoparticles
Dr. Benjamin Stickler, Theoretische Quantenphysik, Universität Duisburg-Essen

Levitating nanoscale particles in a laser field and optically cooling them into the quantum regime offers an attractive route towards fundamental tests of quantum mechanics and ult ... more


Tuesday 13 November 2018      TUG P2

17:15 - 18:15

Voltage-programmable magnetism in metal oxide/metal thin films and nanoislands by electrolytic gating
Dr.-Ing. Karin Leistner, Institut für Metallische Werkstoffe Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung, Dresden

Voltage control of magnetism is a vibrant field of research that is continuously triggered by interesting physical phenomena and the enormous potential for energy-efficient nanosca ... more


Tuesday 27 November 2018      KFU HS 5.01

17:00 - 18:00

Plasmonics at CEITEC
Prof. Tomáš Šikola, BRNO UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY - Institute of Physical Engineering

In the talk the activities and results of the group of Fabrication and Characterization of Nanostructures at the Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Brno University ... more


Tuesday 04 December 2018      TUG P2

17:15 - 18:15

Aerosol Sensing - from Air Quality to Global Warming
Alexander Bergmann, Institute of Electronic Sensor Systems

In the talk the activities of the Institute of Electronic Sensor Systems at the Graz University of Technology in the field of aerosol sensing will be presented. The attention will ... more


Tuesday 08 January 2019      TUG P2

17:15 - 18:15

Boron atom clusters and boride nanoparticles
Prof. Barbara Albert, Eduard-Zintl Institut of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, TU Darmstadt

Borides are hard and refractory materials and often synthesized by high-temperature methods. Bottom-up preparation and working under non-conventional conditions can yield boron-con ... more


Tuesday 22 January 2019      TUG P2

17:15 - 18:15

Molecular diffusion on surfaces: insights from neutron scattering
Dr. Peter Fouquet, Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble

The interactions between molecules and condensed matter surfaces have fascinated researchers since the beginning of modern physics, because of the dramatic changes of the physical ... more


Tuesday 29 January 2019      KFU HS 5.01

16:00 - 17:00

The Overproduction of Truth: Passion, Competition, and Integrity in Modern Science
Prof. Dr. Gianfranco Pacchioni, Department of Materials Science, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

The way science is done has changed radically in recent years. Scientific research and institutions, which have long been characterized by passion, dedication and reliability, have ... more