Institute of Solid State Physics

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Solid State Seminar - Winter 2018


Thursday 20 September 2018      PH01150

15:00 - 16:15

Predicting the dynamics and spectroscopic signatures of controlled chemistry at functional metal-organic interfaces
Reinhard J. Maurer, University of Warwick

A fundamental understanding of molecular structure and chemical reactivity at complex interfaces is key to many technological applications ranging from molecular electronics to functionalized surfaces and light- and electron-enhanced heterogeneous catalysis. Predictive ab-initio ... more


Wednesday 03 October 2018      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Influence of platinum-hydrogen complexes on silicon p+/n-diode characteristics
Jennifer Prohinig

The introduction of platinum in silicon diodes is a widely spread technique to decrease the minority carrier lifetime and therefore influence the device switching behavior. If such samples are exposed to hydrogen during some processing step, the formation of Pt-H complexes may oc ... more


Wednesday 10 October 2018      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Ink-jet Printed Conformable Temporary-Tattoo Electrodes for Electrophysiology Recordings and Brain Computer Interfaces
Francesco Greco

The emergent field of conformable electronics can enable the development of unperceivable personal monitoring systems to be used in healthcare and sport, especially in skin contact applications. In this talk I will report about a robust, low cost and safe strategy for producing ... more


Wednesday 17 October 2018      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Structure-to-property relationships for heat transport in organic semiconductors
Lukas Seewald

The low intrinsic thermal conductivity of organic semiconductors is a limitation for applications in which heat is dissipated and has to be transported away from the active region. Conversely, it is a huge advantage for thermal barriers or thermoelectric usage. Even for non-therm ... more


Wednesday 24 October 2018      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Surface crystallization of Ph‐BTBT‐C10
Wolfgang Bodlos

Benzothieno[3,2-b][1]benzothiophene (BTBT) derivatives are very promising candidates in the field of solution processable organic semiconductors that could enable low-cost production of flexible and large-area electronics. BTBT derivatives have delivered some of the highest mobil ... more


Wednesday 31 October 2018      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) as real-time monitoring technology for pharmaceutical coating processes
Matthias Wolfgang

Today Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) has become an established standard technology in medicine and clinical practice. Apart from that OCT can provide valuable insights into various biological and artificial materials across different industries when it comes to non-destructiv ... more


Wednesday 07 November 2018      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Characterization of oxide-in-oxide glass-ceramics
Jacopo Remondina, University Milano-Bicocca

Glass ceramics are compound materials in which both an amorphous (the glassy matrix) and a crystalline (usually nanoparticles) phases are present. The fact that both the phases are completely inorganic and have similar affinity should grant better homogeneity of mechanical, elect ... more


Wednesday 14 November 2018      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Center to edge uniformity improvement during chemical mechanical polishing
Armin Domitner

Chemial Mechanical Polishing (CMP) is a process used in microelectronics to give wafers a flat surface. The materials that are removed are often quite hard such as silicon, silicon-dioxide, tungsten, and TiN. The wafers are polished using a slurry containing chemicals to attack t ... more


Wednesday 21 November 2018      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Characterisation of Post-Consumer Polymers by Rheology
Bianca Lindner

Polymer materials have various unique properties. Especially post-consumer recyclates (PCR) need to be characterised accurately. Viscosity of a polymer melt tell a lot about the behaviour of the material, therefore rheology measurements are chosen to characterise PCR polymers. Th ... more


Wednesday 28 November 2018      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Ultrathin adhesive skin-contact electrodes
Alexander Dallinger


Wednesday 05 December 2018      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Self-limited: ZnO thin films from dense to porous texture
Alberto Perrotta

ZnO is a II-VI wide direct band gap semiconductor (3.37 eV) and possesses a unique combination of properties, ranging from piezo-electricity, easy processability, and low temperature crystallization. The delivery of ZnO as thin film enabled its use also in cutting-edge devices (s ... more


Wednesday 12 December 2018      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Inkjet printed organic photodiode on an ultra-thin transferrable polymer substrate
Bernhard Burtscher

Wearable electronics but also Lab-on-Skin devices (i.e. those skin-contact devices meant to measure physiologically relevant parameters or biosignals, such as temperature, hydration of the human skin or ECG among others) gained a lot of interest in recent years. The use of novel ... more


Wednesday 09 January 2019      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Richard Berger


Wednesday 16 January 2019      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Strategies for enhanced layer-by-layer growth of organic thin films
Linus Pithan, ESRF Grenoble

In this seminar two model systems will be discussed to shine light from different aspects on enhanced temperature control during - and after - organic thin films growth. The first part of the talk focusses on a real-time study of thermal annealing to produce atomically flat n ... more


Wednesday 23 January 2019      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Electronic couplings in molecular crystals: Tight-Binding fits vs. cluster-based approaches
Florian Mayer

The ever-growing interest in electronic properties of new materials triggers the development of new methodologies for their reliable de- scription. For modelling charge-transport properties, theories span the full range from band transport via dynamic-disorder models to hop- ... more


Thursday 07 February 2019      PH01150

10:00 - 10:40

Workshop on Soft Matter - Responsive Polymer Architectures
Uli Jonas, Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Siegen, Germany

The term "reconfigurable" or "programmable" soft matter represents an emerging concept in science and technology, where the chemical, physical and functional properties of materials can be switched between well defined states by external stimulation, for example by temperature ch ... more


Thursday 07 February 2019      PH01150

10:40 - 11:20

Workshop on Soft Matter - Surface-bound microgels: Unusual properties and novel applications of nanoarchitected polymer films
Omar Azzaroni, Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas (INIFTA) - CONICET- Universidad Nacional de La Plata – Argentina

Soft nanostructured hydrogel surfaces have found an incredible resonance and a vast number of applications in many areas during the past decade. Hydrogels, which possess a remarkable stimuli responsive nature, represent one of the most widely used building blocks in the constru ... more


Thursday 07 February 2019      PH01150

11:20 - 12:00

Biological fate of Engineered Nanomaterials: tracing aggregation/degradation and nanomaterial dose in vitro and in vivo
Sergio Moya, CIC biomaGUNE, Paseo Miramón 182 C, 20006 San Sebastian, Spain

There is an urgent need for a deeper understanding of the impact of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) on human health resulting from deliberate exposure to ENMs, such as in nanomedicine, or from accidental exposure due to handling or using devices or products containing ENMs. The c ... more