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Research Group "Festkörperphysik - Advanced Magnetics, TU Wien"
(Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Josef Fidler)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Fidler
First name(s):Josef
Title (leading):Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.
Institution:Vienna University of Technology
Organizational unit:Institut für Festkörperphysik
Street address:Wiedner Hauptstraße 8
Postal code:1040
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Solid State Physics
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Magnetism (103017)
  • Solid state physics (103009)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:01.12.2010
Data acquisition period:from: 2005   up to including: 2009
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
9 Persons
Priv.Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Dieter Suess
PhD BSc Jehyun Lee
Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Bergmair
Dipl.-Ing. Florian Bruckner
Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Vogler
Dipl.-Ing. Markus Fuger
Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Huber
Barbara Dymerska
Herman Haider
Percentage project-funded:90
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:30
Number of publications:63
Five most important publications:
  1. Suess, D; Schrefl, T; Fahler, S; Kirschner, M; Hrkac, G; Dorfbauer, F; Fidler, J: Exchange spring media for perpendicular recording; APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 87 (1): Art. No. 012504 JUL 4 2005
  2. Suess, D: Multilayer exchange spring media for magnetic recording; APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 89 (11): Art. No. 113105 SEP 11 2006
  3. Suess, D; Fidler, J; Porath, K; Schrefl, T; Weller, D: Micromagnetic study of pinning behavior in percolated media; JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 99 (8): Art. No. 08G905 APR 15 2006
  4. Lee, J; Fuger, M; Fidler, J; Suess, D; Schrelf, T; Shimizu, O: Modeling of the write and read back performances of hexagonal Ba-ferrite particulate media for high density tape recording; JOURNAL OF MAGNETISM AND MAGNETIC MATERIALS, 322 (24): 3869-3875 DEC 2010
  5. Nakano, M; Kato, R; Hoefinger, S; Fidler, J; Yamashita, F; Fukunaga, H: Microstructure and magnetic properties of PLD-made Nd-Fe-B thick films; JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, 408: 1422-1425 FEB 9 2006
Five most important talks:
  1. Fidler, J; "Particular and granular magnetic nanostructures for advanced magnetic recording schemes", X Int Conference on Nanostructured Materials NANO2010, Roma, Italy, September 13-17, 2010.
  2. Fidler, J; "Tuning of Hc in nanostructures: A micromagnetic study", International Workshop on Ultrafast Magnetization Dynamics; 15 - 19 September 2008; Irsee, Deutschland
  3. Suess, D, "Breaking it up: How domain walls and coupled moments affect magnetic reversal", Joint MMM/Intermag conference Washington, Jan. 18, 2009
  4. Suess, D; "Recording - micromagnetic miracle", Joint European Magnetic Symposia, Dublin, Irland. Sept. 14 - 19, 2008
  5. Fidler, J; "Micromagnetics of advanced nanopatterned media: percolation media", 6th Int. Conference on Fine Particle Magnetism (ICFPM), 5-12 Okt. 2007, Rom, Italien.
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
University funds:
  • TU Wien, Tumat:
    High magnetic field annealing
    Project Leader: J Fidler; 130 kEuro
  • TU Wien Doctorate Program:
    Partial Differential Equation in Technical Systems -
    Modelling, Simulation and Control
    Project Leader: D. Suess
Competitive projects:
  • EU EC-FP7-ICT-2007-2 STREP Project on Information and Communication Technologies #224001:
    "Terabit Magnetic Storage Technologies (TERAMAGSTOR)"
    9 partners, Total Costs: 3450 kEuro
    Project Leader TUWien: J. Fidler; 341 kEuro
  • FWF P19350-N16:
    "Exchange spring media for advanced magnetic recording"
    Project Leader: J. Fidler; 170 kEuro
  • EU EC-5FPR Growth Project GRD1-2001-40316:
    "Self-assembled nanoparticles and nanopatterned arrays for high density magneto-recording (HIDEMAR)",
    7 partners, Total Costs: 1407 kEuro
    Project Leader TUWien: J. Fidler; 207 kEuro
  • COST:
    Action P19 on "Multiscale mdoeling of materials"
    Project Leader: J. Fidler; 15 kEuro
  • FWF P20306-N16:
    "Multiscale Micromagnetics"
    Project Leader: D. Suess; 131 kEuro
  • FWF:
    "Vienna Computational Materials Laboratory"
    (SFB), Subproject Leader D. Suess; 374 kEuro
Commissioned projects:
  • WWTF MA09-029:
    "Simulations and Computational Design of Future Devices"
    Subproject Leader D. Suess; 294 kEuro
    Total Costs: 565 kEuro
  • SuessCo:
    "Wireless Magnetic Strain Sensors"
    Project Leader D. Suess; 55 kEuro
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Mikromagnetismus
  • Computational Magnetism
  • Dauermagnetwerkstoffe
  • Magnetische Datenspeicherung
  • Magnetische Sensoren
  • Computerfestplatten
  • Elektronenmikroskopie magnetischer Materialien
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Fortführung und Ausbau der wissenschaftlichen Kompetenz
  • Einbindung in internationale Netzwerke
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
4 doctor's theses
  1. Florian Dorfbauer: Simulation of structure and magnetic properties of nanoclusters, TU Wien, 2006
  2. Markus Kirschner: Coarse-graining in Micromagnetics, TU Wien, 2006
  3. Gino Hrkac: Combining Eddy-Current and Micromagnetic Simulations with Finite-Element method, TU Wien, 2005
  4. Sabine Höfinger: Microstructure and magnetic reversal of advanced recording media, TU Wien, 2005
Diploma and master theses:
7 theses
  1. Daniel Punz: Magnetisierungsprozesse in dünnen magnetischen Schichten für hohe Speicherdichten, TU Wien, 2008
  2. Bernhard Bergmair: Magnetoelastische Sensoren, TU Wien, 2008
  3. Imanuel Kalcher: Neural Networks for Optimization of Magnetic Recording Media, TU Wien, 2006
  4. Otmar Ertl: Read Back Signals in Magnetic Recording, TU Wien, 2005.
  5. Thomas Huber: Wireless strain-sensor based on magnetoacoustic resonance, TU Wien, 2010
  6. Christoph Vogler: Spin Transfer Torque Switching, TU Wien, 2010
  7. Josef Schratzberger: Finite Elemente Simulation der thermischen Stabilität magnetischer Nanoteilchen, TU Wien, 2009
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