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Research Group "Aerosolphysik und Umweltphysik, Univ. Wien"
(Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Paul E. Wagner)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Wagner
First name(s):Paul E.
Title (leading):Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.
Institution:University of Vienna
Organizational unit:Arbeitsgruppe: Aerosolphysik und Umweltphysik an der Fakultät für Physik
Street address:Boltzmanngasse 5
Postal code:1090
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Medical, Environmental and Bio-Physics
  • Nano Science
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Applied physics (1203)
  • Statistical physics (103029)
  • Surface physics (103020)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:30.05.2011
Data acquisition period:from: 2005   up to including: 2009
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
2 Persons
Mag. Tamara Pinterich/PhD
Dipl.-Ing. Agnieszka Kupc/PhD
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Five most important publications:
  1. P.M. Winkler, A. Vrtala, R. Rudolf, P.E. Wagner, I. Riipinen, T. Vesala, K.E.J. Lehtinen, Y. Vissanen and M. Kulmala "Condensation of Water Vapor: Experimental Determination of Mass and Thermal Accommodation Coefficients", Journal of Geophys. Research 111, D19202 (2006)
  2. H. Vehkamäki, A. Määttänen, A. Lauri, M. Kulmala, P.M. Winkler, A. Vrtala and P.E. Wagner "Heterogeneous Multicomponent Nucleation Theorems for the Analysis of Nanoclusters", Journal of Chem. Phys. 126, 174707 (2007)
  3. P.M. Winkler, G. Steiner, A. Vrtala, H. Vehkamäki, M. Noppel, K.E.J. Lehtinen, G.P. Reischl, P.E. Wagner and M. Kulmala "Heteroogeneous Nucleation Experiments Bridging the Scale from Molecular Ion Clusters to Nanoparticles" Science 319, p. 1374-1377 (2008)
  4. J. Duplissy, M.B. Enghoff, K.L. Aplin, F. Arnold, H. Aufmhoff, M. Avngaard, U. Baltensperger, T. Bondo, R. Bingham, K. Carslaw, J. Curtius, A. David, B. Fastrup, S. Gagné, F. Hahn, R.G. Harrison, B. Kellett, J. Kirkby, M. Kulmala, L. Laakso, A. Laaksonen, E. Lillestol, M. Lockwood, J. Mäkelä, V. Makhmutov, N.D. Marsh, T. Nieminen, A. Onnela, E. Pedersen, J.O.P. Pedersen, J. Polny, U. Reichl, J.H. Seinfeld, M. Sipilä, Y. Stozhkov, F. Stratmann, H. Svensmark, J. Svensmark, R. Veenhof, B. Verheggen, Y. Viisanen, P.E. Wagner, G. Wehrle, E. Weingartner, H. Wex, M. Wilhelmsson and P.M. Winkler "Results from the CERN pilot CLOUD experiment", Atmospheric Chem, Phys. 10, p. 1635 (2010)
  5. S. Schobesberger, P.M. Winkler, T. Pinterich, A. Vrtala, M. Kulmala and P.E. Wagner "Experiments on the Temperature Dependence of Heterogeneous Nucleation on Nanometer-Sized NaCl and Ag Particles" Chem Phys Chem. 11, p. 3874 (2010)
Five most important talks:
  1. P.E. Wagner "Ten Years Aerosol Observations at Hyytiälä", Hyytiälä, Finnland, 11.08.2005
  2. P.E. Wagner "Heterogeneous Nucleation on Nanoparticles - A Review of Recent Results, Joint iLEAPS, IGAC, SOLAS and ACCENT Workshop 2005: Formation and Growth of Secondary Atmospheric Aerosols", Hyytiälä, Finland, 15.08.2005
  3. P.E. Wagner "Studies on Nucleation and Condensation in Vapours" 20 Years of Cooperaion of the Universities of Helsinki and Vienna, University of Helsinki, Finnland, 23.05.2007
  4. P.E. Wagner "Nucleation - Challenges and Importance", Opening Address, 17th International Conference on Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols, Galway, Ireland, 13.08.2007
  5. P.E. Wagner "Possible Influence of Cosmic Rays on Global Climate" The CLOUD Project at CERN, University of Kanazawa, Kanazawa, 12.07.2010
Other scientific output:
  • Weiterer Vortrag:
    P.E. Wagner "Nucleation experiments Bridging the Range from Molecules to Nanoparticles", Hiroshima, Japan, 21.07.2010
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Competitive projects:
  • FWF:
    Nukleation and geladenen und ungeladenen Nanoclustern - Nucleation on Charged and Uncharged Nanoclusters FWF Projekt. Nr. P19546-N20
    Laufzeit: 2006-2012; Mittel: EUR 298.260,79
  • FWF;
    Ein Multikanal-Expansions-Kondenstationskernzähler - A Multi-Channel Expansion-Type Condensation Nuclei Counter FWF Projekt.Nr. L593-N20
    Laufzeit: 2009-2012; Mittel: EUR 289.822,26
  • EU;
    CLOUD-Network: Grant Agreement Number: 215072 wiss. Kooperation am CERN
    Laufzeit: 2008-2012; Mittel: EUR 208.643,-
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Nukleation
  • Umweltphysik
  • Aerosoltechnologie
  • Nanopartikel
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Nanobioaerosole
  • Clusterphysik
  • Industrielle Aerosole
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Diploma and master theses:
6 theses
  1. Verena Hiessberger: Untersuchung der Bedingungen für die Messung von Akkommodationskoeffizienten (April 2005)
  2. Bettina Strassmeier: Anwendung der Expansionskammer zur Bestimmung der Akkommodationskoeffizienten organischer Substanzen (April 2005)
  3. Gerard Hill: Messung von Oberflächenspannungen und Kontaktwinkeln organischer Flüssigkeiten bezüglich unterschiedlicher Festkörperoberflächen (November 2007)
  4. Siegfried Schobesberger: Experiments of the temperature dependenceof heterogeneous nucleation of n-propanol vapor on nanosized NaCl and Ag öarticles (Dezember 2008)
  5. Tamara Pinterich: Temperature dependence of the contact-angle for organic liquids on silver and on sodium chlorid substracts (Juni 2009)
  6. Lukas Pichelstorfer: Temperature dependence of heterogeneous nucleation: Experimental studies for various particle compositions
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