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Research Group "Surface Science, Universität Graz"
(Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Michael George Ramsey)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Ramsey
First name(s):Michael George
Title (leading):Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr.
Institution:University of Graz
Organizational unit:Bereich für Experimentalphysik, Institut für Physik
Street address:Universitätsplatz 5
Postal code:8010
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Surfaces, Boundaries and Thin Films
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Surface physics (103020)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:07.12.2010
Data acquisition period:from: 2005   up to including: 2009
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
7 Persons
Privatdozent Mag. Dr. Georg Koller
Dr. Stephen Berkebile
Dr. Alexander Fleming
Dr. Anna Track
Mag. Thomas Ules
Eva Reinisch
Hannes Offenbacher
Percentage project-funded:50
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:30
Number of publications:45
Five most important publications:
  1. P. Puschnig, S. Berkebile, A. J. Fleming, G. Koller, K. Emtsev, T. Seyller, J. D. Riley, Cl. Ambrosch-Draxl, F. P. Netzer and M. G. Ramsey:"Reconstruction of Molecular Orbital Densities from Photoemission Data": Science, 326 (2009)702-706
  2. G. Koller, S. Berkebile, M. Oehzelt, P. Puschnig, C. Ambrosch-Draxl, F. P. Netzer, and M. G. Ramsey:"Intra- and Intermolecular Band Dispersion in an Organic Crystal"
    Science, Vol. 317, p. 351 (2007)
  3. Georg Koller, Stephen Berkebile, Joachim R. Krenn, Falko P. Netzer, Martin Oehzelt, Thomas Haber, Roland Resel, Michael G. Ramsey Heteroepitaxy of organic-organic-nanostructures Nano Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 6, p. 1207-1212 (2006)
  4. M. Oehzelt, G. Koller, J. Ivanco, S.Berkebile, T. Haber, R. Resel, F. P. Netzer, M. G. Ramsey,Organic Heteroepitaxy: Para-sexiphenyl on Uniaxially Oriented alpha-sexithiophene, Advanced Materials, 18(2006) 2466
  5. S. Berkebile, P. Puschnig, G. Koller, M. Oehzelt, F. P. Netzer, C. Ambrosch-Draxl and M. G. Ramsey,Electronic band structure of pentacene: An experimental and theoretical study, Physical Review B, 77 (2008) 115312
Five most important talks:
  1. M.G. Ramsey, Invited talk, 383rd WE-Heraeus-Seminar: "Physics of Highly Ordered Organic Interfaces and Layers" Bad Honnef, Germany January 22-24, 2007.
  2. M.G. Ramsey, Keynote Asomea-IV, Chiba, Japan 2007.
  3. M.G. Ramsey, Keynote, Australian Physical Society, Wagga Wagga,Australia 2006.
  4. M.G. Ramsey, Invited, International Conference on Electronic Structure (ICESS-11), Nara, Japan, 2009.
  5. M.G. Ramsey, Keynote, New Zealand Chemical Society, Rotarua, New Zealand 2006.
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
University funds:
  • Graz Advanced School of Science (GASS):
    "Functionalised organic nanolayers"
    Dissertant geteilt mit Egbert Zojer
    Anteil am Projekt : 34 kEuro
    Infrastructure: 30 kEuro
Competitive projects:
  • FWF (SFB):
    Film growth and characterisation of electro-active organic materials
    Laufzeit: 1998 - 2006; Mittel: 900 kEuro
  • FWF:
    The role of the interface in organic thin film growth
    Laufzeit: 2003 - 2007; Mittel: 340 kEuro
  • FWF (NFN):
    Growth and characterisation of organic heterostructures
    Laufzeit: 2006 - 2012; Mittel: 800 kEuro
  • EU:
    Synchrotron Radiation Facitity Projects
    Laufzeit: Regular; Mittel: Priceless
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Growth and electronic structure of organic films
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Self assembly and properties of organic hybrid and heterostructures
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
2 doctor's theses
  1. Anna Track:Modifying Surfaces Relevant for Organic Devices: An Experimental and Theoretical Investigation, KFU Graz 2010
  2. Stephen Berkebile: Epitaxial organic films and their interfaces: Growth and electronic structure (2009)
Diploma and master theses:
2 theses
  1. Thomas Ules:The initial stages of pentacene and sexiphenyl film formation: Geometric and electronic structure (2009)
  2. Sina Gusenleitner:Geometric and electronic structure of tetraphenylporphyrin and tetraphenylporphyrin Pt(II) on Cu(110) and Cu(110)p(2x1), (2009)
International networking:
  • Dr.Chris McNeill(Incoming) Cavendish Laboratories,University of Cambridge
  • Hiroyuki Yoshida (Incoming) Institute for Chemical Research,Kyoto University
  • Tobias Bauert (Incoming) Laboratory for Nanoscale Materials Science, EMPA Switzerland
  • Georg Koller(Outgoing),Laboratory for Nanoscale Materials Science, EMPA Switzerland
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