Institute of Solid State Physics

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Solid State Seminar - Summer 2021


Wednesday 03 March 2021      

11:15 - 12:15

What is adhesion?
Robert Schennach, Institute of Solid State Physics

In my research about the strength of paper we discuss the phenomenon of adhesion a lot. As I think that adhesion is of quite general interest I will try to explain my take on the subject in this seminar. I will try to do this using a fly and a gecko*. I am of course very interest ... more


Wednesday 10 March 2021      

11:15 - 12:15

Synthesis of ZnO nanowires
Julia Fritzenwallner, Festkörperphysik

Semiconductor nanostructures are extensively studied for their interesting fundamental properties and widespread applications in the next generation of electric devices and sensors. Owing to the application of 1-D nanostructures it is desirable to investigate how to fabricate and ... more


Wednesday 17 March 2021      

11:15 - 12:15

Orientation of organic semiconductors by an electric field
Mario Fratschko

The ability to control crystallization for easier and cheaper fabrication is technologically important in many fields e.g. in pharmacy, food industry. Interaction with an electric field would be one method, since one can vary the electric field strength as well as the direction o ... more


Wednesday 24 March 2021      

11:15 - 12:15

Safety Training
Peter Hadley

The institute is required to provide a safety training every year. This video will review what you should know about fire safety, electrocution, lasers, chemicals, cryogens, and ionizing radiation. ... more


Wednesday 14 April 2021      

11:15 - 12:15

Dielectric Properties of Plasma Oxides for Microfabricated Ion Traps
Alexander Zesar

Today classical electronic computers are in use in almost every imaginable application. A now emerging paradigm shift in computation is called "quantum computing", which enables a considerable increase in speed for many important problems in science and technology that have been ... more


Wednesday 21 April 2021      

11:15 - 12:15

Characterization and virtual sensing of electronic Fluent In-Line heaters
Alexander Gruber, Festkörperphysik

With the continuous development of heating systems and increasing demands on heating elements, special heat conduction systems have been developed to meet the requirements. Electrically powered "Fluent In-Line heaters" can replace conventional immersion heaters as well as heaters ... more


Wednesday 28 April 2021      

11:15 - 12:15

Research Data Management at TU Graz
Ilire Hasani-Mavriqi and Sarah Stryeck, TU Graz

New technologies for data acquisition, storage and analysis enable data-driven scientific research. Data-driven science accelerates the flow of knowledge between different disciplines, which leads to fundamentally new insights and contributions with high social impact. To crea ... more


Wednesday 05 May 2021      

11:15 - 12:15

Simulating tilt of molecules in organic-inorganic interfaces
Robbin Steentjes, Festkörperphysik

Predicting the structure and properties of organic-inorganic interfaces is of key importance in the design of organic semiconductor devices, such as OLEDs and organic solar cells. Thus, a lot of effort is spent on creating algorithms that can find energetically favorable configur ... more


Wednesday 12 May 2021      

11:15 - 12:15

Radiation-tolerant integrated circuits
Nikolaus Czepl, Festkörperphysik

Under harsh conditions the performance of microelectronics usually degrades over time. This is also the case in environments with ionizing radiation. Nowadays, there are several known mechanisms how ionizing radiation impacts the behavior of silicon based MOSFETs. These mechanism ... more


Wednesday 19 May 2021      

11:15 - 12:15

Impact of Sample Misalignment on Grazing Incidence X-ray Diffraction Patterns and the resulting Unit Cell Determination
Valentin Holzer

Grazing incidence X-ray diffraction pattern is used as a method for crystalline characterization of thin films. To obtain a qualitative result it is necessary to align the sample correctly. Reasons for an incorrect alignment can be a wrong height setting, a wrong angle of incide ... more


Wednesday 26 May 2021      

11:15 - 12:15

Paul Hager, Festkörperphysik

Plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition (PE-ALD) allows sub-monolayer thickness control and conformity, which are desired characteristics for the actual trend towards device miniaturization in microelectronics. Titanium nitride has interesting crystalline properties that can be t ... more

11:15 - 12:15

Evaluation of electro-thermal influenced reliability effects using Cadence Legato tool
Bernd Schuscha

Power consumption of Microelectronics results in heating of the device. This is called self-heating and affects the device's electrical and degradation characteristics and is often solved with a safety margin in design. The Legato tool from Cadence has the capabilities to co-sim ... more


Wednesday 02 June 2021      

11:15 - 12:15

Conductive Coatings for Electromagnetic Interference Shielding of a Time of Flight Sensor
Samuel Hörmann

In today’s society, electromagnetic waves are ever-present. Every electronic device unavoidably emits electromagnetic radiation, because any electronic current acts as its source. However, many such building blocks are integrated in a typical application and, therefore, electroma ... more


Wednesday 09 June 2021      

11:15 - 12:15

Scribing of Laser Induced Graphene (LIG) in inert atmosphere. Investigation on synthesis, structure, properties.
Felix Steinwender

This thesis aims to investigate the effect of an inert atmosphere on the laser-induced pyrolysis of polymer precursors leading to the formation of so called Laser Induced Graphene (LIG), a 3D porous graphene material with high conductivity and large surface area. Starting from pr ... more


Wednesday 23 June 2021      

11:15 - 12:15

Multi-stimuli responsive nanorods for electronic skin applications
Taher Abu Ali


Wednesday 30 June 2021      

11:15 - 12:15

Deposition of sensor materials by coupling initiated CVD and plasma enhanced ALD
Marlene Anzengruber

Stimuli responsive hydrogels show a reversible change in properties when exposed to external stimuli. A typical example is an increase in thickness due to a change in temperature or humidity. The amplitude of the response changes significantly if the polymer passes its lower crit ... more


Wednesday 28 July 2021      online

12:00 - 12:25

A Novel Measurement Device for Semi-Volatile Particles
Patrick Christoph Swaschnig

Most air pollutants in the atmosphere are known to have a serious impact on the health of living beings and the environment. While many of these pollutants have legal regulations regarding emissions limits, the emission of semi-volatile particles is still unregulated. This talk g ... more