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Research Group "Halbleiter- und Festkörperphysik, JKU Linz"
(Ao.Univ.Prof. Wolfgang Heiß)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Heiß
First name(s):Wolfgang
Title (leading):Ao.Univ.Prof.
Institution:Johannes Kepler University Linz
Organizational unit:Institut für Halbleiter- und Festkörperphysik, Abteilung Festkörperphysik
Street address:Altenberger Straße 69
Postal code:4040
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Nano Electronics
  • Opto Electronics
  • Solid State Physics
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Nanotechnology (210006)
  • Optics (103021)
  • Solid state physics (103009)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:31.05.2011
Data acquisition period:from: 2005   up to including: 2009
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
11 Persons
DI Martin Eibelhuber
DI Raimund Kirchschlager
DI Stefan Pichler
Mag. Mykhailo Sytnyk
Mag Olesya Yarema
Mag. Maksym Yarema
Martin Ryzy
Robert Seyrkammer
Alexander Schwaiger
Harald Pühringer
Elisabeth Brandl
Percentage project-funded:100
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:21
Number of publications:140
Five most important publications:
  1. Near-Infrared Imaging with Quantum Dot Sensitized Organic Photodiodes
    T. Rauch, M. Böberl, S. F. Tedde, J. Fürst, M. V. Kovalenko, G. Hesser, U. Lemmer, W. Heiss, and O. Hayden
    Nature Photonics 3, 332 (2009)
  2. Fatty acid salts as stabilizers in size- and shape-controlled nanocrystal synthesis: the case of inverse spinel iron oxide
    M. V. Kovalenko, M. I. Bodnarchuk, R. T. Lechner, G. Hesser, F. Schäffler, W. Heiss
    J. of the Am. Chem. Soc. 129, 6352 (2007)
  3. Gold(core)-Iron Oxide (hollow shell) nanoparticles
    E. V. Shevchenko, M. Bodnarchuk, M. V. Kovalenko, D. V. Talapin, R. K. Smith, S. Aloni, W. Heiss, A. P. Alivisatos
    Adv. Mat. 20, 4323 (2008)
  4. Centrosymmteric PbTe/CdTe quantum dots coherently embedded by epitaxial precipitation
    W. Heiss, H. Groiss, E. Kaufmann, G. Hesser, M. Böberl, G. Springholz, F. Schäffler, K. Koike, H. Harada, and M. Yano
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 192109 (2006)
  5. Near room temperature continuous-wave laser operation from type I interband transitions at wavelengths beyond 4 µm
    M. Eibelhuber, T. Schwarzl, S. Pichler, W. Heiss, G. Springholz,
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 061103 (2010)
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Competitive projects:
  • FWF P15816-N08:
    Magnetische Exzitonen in Eu-Chalcogenid Heterostrukturen
    Laufzeit: 2002 - 2006
  • F 2505-N08:
    Nanocrystals for mid-infrared photonics (part of the SFB Infrared Optical Nanostructures IRON)
    Laufzeit: 2005 - 2009
  • FWF N110-NAN:
    Shape controlled Nanocrystals for optoelectronic applications
    Laufzeit: 2007 - 2009
  • ÖAD:
    Wissenschaftlich-Technische-Zusammenarbeit Österreich-China Nr. CN 09/2007
    Laufzeit: 2007
  • FFG V110-08-BI: NSI-NanShape II
    Shape controlled nanocrystals for magneto-electronic applications
    Laufzeit: 2009 - 2012
  • FFG 0159-08-BII NSI-NanoInk
    Development of magnetic inks for inkjet printing containing shape controlled magnetic nanoparticles
    Laufzeit: 2009 - 2012
Commissioned projects:
  • Siemens AG, Corporate Technology, Materials & Manufacturing, Innovative Electronics, Erlangen, Germany
  • W.L. Gor & Associates GmbH, Putzbrunn, Germany
  • InfraTec GmbH, Infrarotsensorik und Messtechnik, Dresden, Germany
  • Tiger Coatings, Wels - Austria
  • PROFACTOR GmbH, Steyr - Austria
Funded awards:
  • START-Preis Projekt Nr. Y179:
    Nanobauteile für Einzelmolekül-Spektroskopie im mittleren Infrarot
    Laufzeit: 2002 - 2010
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Infrarot optische Bauelemente
  • colloidale Nanokristalle
  • Magnetotransport
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Infrarot Optoelektronik
  • Spintronik
  • Nanoelektronik
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
5 doctor's theses
  1. DI Michaela Böber: Narrow-band lead salt photodetectors and solution-processable nanocrystal photodetectors for the infrared (2007)
  2. M. Sc. Maksym Kovalenko: Maksym Kovalenko: Colloidal II-VI and IV-VI semiconductor nanocrystals for infrared optical devices (2007)
  3. Mag. Erich Kaufmann: Highly luminescent PbTe/CdTe quantum dots fabricated by lattice-type mismatched epitaxy (2008)
  4. M. Sc. Maryna Bodnarchuk: Novel iron-oxide based nanocrystals: synthesis, magnetic properties and self assembly (2009)
  5. DI Jürgen Roither: Optical Applications of Colloidal Nanocrystals (2009)
Diploma and master theses:
8 theses
  1. Pichler Stefan: Nanokristall basierende elektrooptische Bauteile (Dez. 2006)
  2. Kirchschlager Raimund: Magnetooptische Effekte in epitaktischen Europiumchalcogenid Einzelschichten (Jan. 2007)
  3. Eibelhuber Martin: Epitaktische BaF2/Bleisalz Heterostruktur-Bauelemente für das mittlere Infrarot (Juli 2007)
  4. Anzengruber Johannes: Absorption in Mikroresonatoren (April 2007)
  5. Schwinghammer Harald: Photoconductivity of nanocrystals and nanowires (Sept. 2008)
  6. Humer Markus: Substrates for surface enhanced Raman scattering (Dez. 2008)
  7. Minniberger Stefan: Zeitaufgelöste Laserspektroskopie an kolloidalen Nanokristall-Heterostrukturen (2009)
  8. Pühringer Harald: Enhanced color conversion by dot in rod nanocrystals (2010)
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