Institute of Solid State Physics

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Solid State Seminar - Summer 2024


Wednesday 06 March 2024      

11:15 - 12:15

µCT applications in materials science - An insight into the Graz-µCT consortium
Eduardo Machado

X-ray computed tomography is an imaging method that allows us to see inside an object by obtaining information from outside, i.e., non-destructively. In this seminar, I will outline the activities of the first two years of the Graz µCT laboratory. I will focus on our efforts to ... more


Wednesday 13 March 2024      

11:15 - 12:15

Hyperparameter optimisation of a neural network for classification optimisation of waste paper in near-infrared spectroscopy
Franziska Rathofer

As circular economy gains importance in the face of factors such as global warming or limited natural resources, finding ways to re-use or recycle our everyday products becomes a larger factor in many industries. The sorting of wastepaper to separate recyclable from non-recycl ... more


Wednesday 20 March 2024      

11:15 - 12:15

ZnO vapor phase infiltration in photo-patternable polyacrylates
Lisanne Demelius

Vapor phase infiltration (VPI) is an emerging technique that allows for the fabrication of hybrid organic-inorganic materials by infiltrating polymers with gaseous metalorganic precursors while preserving the original polymer’s macroscale form and microstructure. Notably, VPI i ... more


Wednesday 10 April 2024      

11:15 - 12:15

Automated image analysis for single molecule manipulations via STM
Michael Obermayr

Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) allows precise manipulation of single atoms and molecules on surfaces. Recent AI-driven advancements in manipulating arbitrary molecules [1] open the door to automatic assembly of artificial nanostructures. A significant time portion is require ... more


Wednesday 17 April 2024      

11:15 - 12:15

A first-principles approach to the electronic structure of rare-earth semiconductors
Anna Galler, Institute of Theoretical and Computational Physics

Rare-earth semiconductors such as the rare-earth mononitrides LnN (with Ln=rare-earth) and fluorosulfides LnSF are technologically promising materials for optics and spintronics applications. Their electronic structure is challenging for theory, since wide conduction and valence ... more


Wednesday 24 April 2024      

11:15 - 12:15

Reactivity, magnetism and conformation of 2D on-surface porphyrin films
Zamborlini, Giovanni , Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Institut für Physik and NAWI Graz

Molecule-substrate interactions play a crucial role for both spin and charge injection in organic-based devices, significantly impacting the overall physical, magnetic, and chemical properties of the interface. In this seminar, I will illustrate some examples of how the molecule- ... more


Wednesday 08 May 2024      

11:15 - 12:15

Lab Safety at the Institute
Peter Hadley

The institute is required to provide a safety training every year. This seminar will review what you should know about fire safety, electrocution, lasers, chemicals, cryogens, and ionizing radiation. If you cannot attend this seminar, you will have to complete the modules 'Brands ... more


Wednesday 15 May 2024      

11:15 - 12:15

Structural characterization of organic semiconductor thin films using infrared spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction
Nobutaka Shioya, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University

Molecular semiconductors have unique structural properties in thin films, which play a decisive role in determining the material properties in thin-film devices. Therefore, analysis and control of the aggregation structure are of great importance for the development of high-perfo ... more


Wednesday 22 May 2024      

11:15 - 12:15

Green fabrication of biodegradable polymer carriers of radioisotopes for personalized internal radiotherapy and diagnostics
Giulia Tamburini, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy

The use of biocompatible microsystems for delivering tumoricidal agents or radiation has become increasingly prevalent in interventional oncology. Currently, glass-based microspheres are the primary solution for cancer radiotherapy. However, their major drawback lies in their ten ... more


Wednesday 29 May 2024      

11:15 - 12:15

Effects of ionizing radiation on materials with a focus on electronic components
Alicja Michalowska-Forsyth , Institute of Electronics

Many applications operate in ionizing radiation environments, and this is also where one is interested in understanding radiation damage of components. High-energy radiation can break atomic bonds, ionize atoms, or even displace them. The consequences vary with the radiation type ... more


Wednesday 05 June 2024      

11:15 - 12:15

Experimental development of a calorimeter setup to measure heat generation of Li-lon cells during thermal runaway
Johannes Rieser

In recent years, energy and environmental concerns have driven the need for electric transportation and energy storage systems. Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) have the advantages of high specific energy, high energy density, long cycle life, low self-discharge and long shelf life, ... more


Wednesday 12 June 2024      

11:15 - 12:15

Enhancing the ice-phobic performance of soft materials
Catalina Ospina, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy

Considering the low ice adhesion strength values reported in the literature, soft materials are a promising alternative to designing and fabricating passive de-icing systems. Nevertheless, the interwoven effects of surface and mechanical properties have not been elucidated in ter ... more


Wednesday 19 June 2024      

11:15 - 12:15

Plasma treatment of GaN HEMT device surfaces
Thomas Kröll

Field-effect transistors based on GaN/AlGaN-heterostructures, so-called high electron-mobility transistors (HEMTs), are a promising technology for high- power and high-frequency applications. Especially, in the field of sustainable energies and electric vehicles, a wide range of ... more


Wednesday 26 June 2024      

11:15 - 12:15

Electrothermal simulations of GaN diodes
Sandra Fischer, MCL Leoben