Institute of Solid State Physics

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Solid State Seminar - Summer 2020


Monday 02 March 2020      PH 01 150

14:00 - 15:15

Understanding Collective Phenomena in Molecular and Hybrid Crystals from First Principles
Leeor Kronik, Weitzman Institute, Rehovot, Isreal

Molecular crystals are crystalline solids composed of molecules bound together by relatively weak intermolecular interactions, typically consisting of van der Waals interactions and/or hydrogen bonds. Hybrid crystals combine molecular units and covalent/ionic networks. Both class ... more


Wednesday 04 March 2020      PH 01 150

11:15 - 12:15

Feature Selection in Materials Design
Johannes Cartus, Institute of Solid State Physics

A first step that needs to be taken when deriving a model is to assess which properties of a physical system are coupled and how they influence each other. The workflow of natural scientists is thus usually to make observations, look for correlations in these observations, setup ... more


Seminar Hana Hampel Wednesday 11 March 2020      PH 01 150

11:15 - 12:15

Investigation of morphology and composition of Laser Induced Graphene from polymer precursors
Hana Hampel

Laser Induced Graphene (LIG) is a porous and conductive carbon material produced by laser-induced pyrolysis of various polymer substrates. An infrared laser, as typically used in commercial CO2 laser cutter in manufacturing, is used for this purpose. The main goal of this thesis ... more


Seminar Tobias Spitaler Wednesday 18 March 2020      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Coherent transport from molecular dynamics simulations
Tobias Spitaler

Video recording: mp4

Phonon transport in bulk materials is usually described by a diffusive picture. At nanoscale lengths, boundaries and interfaces play an important role. The transport can become ‘ba ... more


Mandatory Safety Training Wednesday 25 March 2020      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Safety Training
Peter Hadley

Safety video

Because of the corona virus, it will not be possible to hold the safety training this year. Please complete the online training complete general safety and fire safety sections of the onl ... more


Seminar Paul Kindlhofer Wednesday 25 March 2020      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Fabrication of thermo-responsive hydrogel multilayers via initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition
Paul Kindlhofer

Video recording mp4

Thermo-responsive hydrogels are materials that absorb water, increasing their thickness considerably, depending on the temperature. They have attracted much attention in the past ... more


Wednesday 01 April 2020      

11:15 - 12:15

Ptychographic X-ray Computed Tomography Study of the Paper Pulp Fiber to Fiber Bond
David Prochinig

Link to the video The strength of paper depends strongly on both, the strength of the individual cellulose fibers and the bonded area between cellulose fiber ... more


Monday 20 April 2020      

09:00 - 09:10

COVID-19 Regulations - 20.04.2020
Peter Hadley

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Seminar Clarissa Holzer Wednesday 22 April 2020       PH 01 150

11:15 - 12:15

Ellipsometric porosimetry set-up and study of thin films in the nanometer regime
Clarissa Holzer

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Ellipsometric Porosimetry (EP) is a rather recently developed technique, used to characterise porous thin films concerning their porosity and pore size distr ... more


Seminar Yacine Djaider Wednesday 29 April 2020      PH 01 150

11:15 - 12:15

Setup and tests of piezotronic devices based on ZnO deposited by atomic layer deposition
Yacine Djaider

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Piezotronic devices convert a mechanical signal into an electric signal. These convert an applied pressure into a measurable electric signal through piezoelectric ... more


Helmut Kraser Wednesday 06 May 2020      PH 01 150

11:15 - 12:15

Deposition and characterization of Al(Ti)N thin films deposited via plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition
Helmut Krasa, Anna Coclite

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The objective of this master thesis is to deposit thin films containing AlTiN on a surface via plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition (PEALD). Atomic layer deposi ... more


Monday 11 May 2020      

15:30 - 16:00

Characterization of soft fibrous materials with X-ray tomography: From scanning challenges to pore network and fiber bond analysis
Eduardo Machado-Charry, Institute of Solid State Physics, Graz University of Technology

Paper is quite essential material in our society, and its production has a significant impact on the environment. Research on paper seeks to improve the recycling and making processes. Moreover, research also helps in improving the quality of paper for specific applications. Ther ... more


Tuesday 12 May 2020      

15:30 - 16:00

The resolution-depth trade-off in steel component metrology using Synchrotron micro-CT
Aniket Tekawade

Video Presentation: Link to HD video: Link to SD video: Synchrotron X-ray micro-CT can provide valuable insights through dimensio ... more


Wednesday 13 May 2020      

15:30 - 16:00

Materials Properties from Microstructural based Experimental-Computational Synergy
Neven Ukrainczyk, TU Darmstadt

The porous microstructure of a cement-based material cover multiple length scales, ranging from nanometer-sized gel pores inside hydration products, via micrometer-sized capillary pores in-between the reactive cement grains, towards milimeter-sized air bubbles. A numerical scheme ... more


Wednesday 13 May 2020      PH 01 150

11:15 - 12:15

Autonomous Driving of Nanocars
Bernhard Ramsauer

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The discussion will take place at O. Hofmann's webex server (click here) With the world’s firs ... more


Thursday 14 May 2020      

15:30 - 16:00

X-ray computed tomography: structural and morphological characterisation of explosive materials
Fabien Léonard


The mixture of ammonium nitrate (AN) prills and fuel oil (FO), usually referred to as ANFO, is extensively used in the mining industry as a bulk explosive. One ... more


Seminar Thomas Bohnstingl Wednesday 20 May 2020      PH 01 150

11:15 - 12:15

Physical model of low-frequency noise in Phase-Change Memory devices
Thomas Bohnstingl

Link to the talk Phase-Change materials (PCM) are an emerging class of materials which have formed the basis for Compact Discs (CDs), Digital Versatile Discs (DVDs) and were recently al ... more


Seminar Michaela Penn Wednesday 27 May 2020      PH 01 150

11:15 - 12:15

Optimization and characterization of tunnel junctions for interconnection of Perovskite-Si tandem solar cells
Michaela Penn

Video Monolithic perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells can potentially overcome the intrinsic power conversion efficiency limit for silicon single junction cells at reasonable costs. However, the de ... more


Wednesday 27 May 2020      

11:15 - 12:15

Konstantin Swatek

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Seminar Andreas Jeindl Wednesday 03 June 2020      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Classification of grazing incidence x-ray diffraction patterns using neural networks
Verena Eslbauer

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Wednesday 03 June 2020      PH 01 150

12:15 - 13:15

Modelling and measuring of thermal transport in stacked thin layers – optimisation, implementation and experimental validation
Markus Krainz

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Measuring thermophysical properties of thin film systems in the micro-/nanometer range is an important field of material science. Its area of applications rang ... more


Seminar Michaela Penn Wednesday 10 June 2020      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Influence of Process Variations on Avalanche Breakdown in Power Trench MOSFETS
Stefan Kamper

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In this talk I will present you my results on the investigation of the impact of semiconductor production process parameter variations on the avalanche ... more


Charakterisierung vdes C/V und I/V Verhaltens von CVD Dielektrika über Topografie Wednesday 10 June 2020      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Capacitance- and current-voltage characterization of metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) structures with topography
Lara Novak, Infineon (Supervisor: Peter Hadley)

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Capacitance- and current-voltage (CV and IV respectively) characterization of metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) structures are well established methods in the ana ... more


Seminar Lisanne Demelius Wednesday 17 June 2020      PH 01 150

12:15 - 13:15

Stability and degradation of perovskite solar cells with respect to structural changes
Lisanne Demelius

Link to the video Perovskite solar cells are a rising star in the field of thin film photovoltaics. Their efficiency increased to over 25 % within hardly more than a decade and has thus ... more


Wednesday 17 June 2020      PH 01 150

11:15 - 12:15

Modelling anharmonic properties and thermal conductivity in organic semiconductors
Fabian Hauptmann

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Thermal transport is important for most practical applications of functional materials. In (opto-) electronic devices, it is typically desirable that materia ... more


Wednesday 24 June 2020      PH 01 150

12:15 - 13:15

Indexing of GIXD-Patterns
Manuel Kainz

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Increasing interest in organic molecules drives the search for new polymorphs and quantitative structural characterization by X-ray diffraction experiments. Gra ... more


Seminar Lukas Legenstein Wednesday 24 June 2020      PH 01 150

11:15 - 12:15

Crystal structure solution of a CuINA metal-organic framework thin film.
Lukas Legenstein

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Thin film samples of Metal-Organic Frameworks synthesized from Copper(II) oxide and Isonicotinic acid (INA) were investigated using specular X-ray Diffraction ... more