Institute of Solid State Physics

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Solid State Seminar - Summer 2022


Wednesday 09 March 2022      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Topographically surface-selective vapor deposition
Ville Lovikka, University of Helsinki

Vapor deposition is a family of methods where gaseous reagents are typically attached on surfaces for coating purposes. Often the goal is in homogeneously thick coatings (conformal). A common failure mode on 3D surfaces is to have thicker film on external surfaces than inside cav ... more


Wednesday 16 March 2022      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Luminescent sensing of chemical parameters and temperature
Sergey Borisov, Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Food Chemistry, TU Graz

Luminescent sensors enjoyed increasing popularity in the last decades and now provide a viable alternative to conventional analytical tools. Some of them have been commercialized and are now routinely applied in various fields of science and technology. On the other hand, for man ... more


Wednesday 23 March 2022      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Lab Safety at the Institiute (OBLIGATORY!)
Peter Hadley, Institute of Solid State Physics, TU Graz

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.

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Wednesday 30 March 2022      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Nanoporous metals obtained by dealloying and their application in biotechnology
Elisabeth Hengge(a,b) and Eva-Maria Steyskal(b), (a) Institute of Materials Physics, TU Graz; (b) Institute of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering

Dealloying is a selective etching process, which removes the less noble component(s) from an alloy, resulting in a sponge-like nanoporous structure of the more noble component(s). Offering a very high surface-to-volume ratio, these 3-dimensional, free-standing structures, are pro ... more


Wednesday 06 April 2022      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

In2O3(111): Surface structure, identification of water species and organic molecules
Marageta Wagner, Institute of Applied Physics, TU Wien

Indium oxide, a transparent conductive oxide (TCO), is widely used in semiconductor industry but it also displays promising performance in electro- and photo catalytic reactions. As the interface is central in all these applications, understanding the fundamental properties is cr ... more


Wednesday 27 April 2022      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Organic Thin Film Transistor Based on the Molecule OEG-BTBT-OEG
Ann Maria James, Institute of Solid State Physics

Organic semiconductors (OSCs) are promising for thin-film transistor applications as they potentially offer distinctive advantages over their inorganic counterparts, particularly in terms of their properties, processing techniques, and cost-effectiveness. Small molecules with ext ... more


Wednesday 04 May 2022      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Development of icephobic coatings of thin film polymers using Initiated chemical vapor deposition (iCVD)
Gabriel Hernandez, Institute of Solid State Physics, Graz University of Technology

The aim of this study is to develop a novel approach for anti-icing systems through the design of vertical gradient polymer thin films via initiated chemical vapor deposition (iCVD). The proposed design contemplates monomers of different nature and properties, a high fluoro-conte ... more


Wednesday 11 May 2022      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Ultrafast photoexcitation dynamics of atoms and molecules inside helium nanodroplets
Markus Koch, Institute of Experimental Physics, TU Graz

Superfluid Helium nanodroplets (HeN) offer fascinating opportunities for spectroscopic studies of atoms, molecules and aggregates because of their low temperature of 0.4 K and the high degree of control in loading the droplets. Systems investigated with frequency-domain spectrosc ... more


Wednesday 18 May 2022      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

The Role of Simulation in the Emerging Battery and Electric Vehicle Industry
Veronika Wright, Electrified Veronika

Global trends in the transportation industry require more efficient and cleaner solutions. Most of these E-mobility solutions use lithium-ion batteries as a key component. The development of lithium-ion batteries for the electric vehicle market requires significant investment in ... more


Wednesday 25 May 2022      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Strong Correlations and Spin-Orbit Coupling in (Double) Perovskite Oxides
Markus Aichorn, Institute for Theoretical and Computational Physics, TU Graz

Strong electron correlations appear when the kinetic energy in a system is comparable or smaller than the repulsive Coulomb interaction energies. Until a few years ago his behavior was attribute in transition metal compounds almost exclusively to materials with open 3d shells, an ... more


Wednesday 01 June 2022      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Damage model development for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells in the Load Matrix Framework
Benedikt Gasplmayr , AVL

The automotive sector is without a doubt experiencing a massive transformation. This poses a lot of new challenges for OEMs in terms of testing. New components, powertrains ect. are tested before entering the market. Due to the long lifetimes in the automotive sector, different t ... more


Wednesday 08 June 2022      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Embedded Dipole SAMs as a Versatile Tool for Interface Engineering
Egbert Zojer, Institute of Slid State Physics, TU Graz

Applying covalently-bonded self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) is a promising strategy for tuning interface properties in the area of organic electronics. This is particularly true when employing polar molecules, whose ordered arrangement allows tuning the electronic structure of in ... more


Wednesday 15 June 2022      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Composites of Liquid Crystal Elastomers and Laser Induced Graphene for their application as soft actuators
Stella Drewes, Institute of Solid State Physics, TU Graz

Liquid Crystal Elastomers (LCEs) are a class of stimuli-responsive polymers that show unique functionalities due to a combination of liquid crystalline order and rubber elasticity. They can exhibit remarkable changes in shape and large actuation strains in response to a stimulus ... more


Wednesday 29 June 2022      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Evaluation of Random Telegraph Noise (RTN) in MOSFET devices
Felix Stampfl, ams-OSRAM

A brief overview of low frequency noise in MOSFETs, especially n-channel MOSFET devices, is presented. The main physical features of noise will be discussed, keeping the focus on Random Telegraph Noise (RTN). Due to the downsizing of such devices, RTN started to get a huge influe ... more