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Research Group "Halbleiter- und Festkörperphysik, JKU Linz"
(Univ.Prof. Dr. Reinhold Koch)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Koch
First name(s):Reinhold
Title (leading):Univ.Prof. Dr.
Institution:Johannes Kepler University Linz
Organizational unit:Institut für Halbleiter- und Festkörperphysik, Abt. Festkörperphysik
Street address:Altenberger Straße 69
Postal code:4040
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)
  • Nanotechnology (210006)
  • Solid state physics (103009)
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:
9 Persons
Dr. Yanfang Hu
Dr. Stefan Müllegger
M. Sc. Tanveer Ashraf
M. Sc. Hedieh Hosseinzadeh Kalachahi
M. Sc. Mohammad Rashidi
Dipl. Phys. Wang Shibo
Michael Fattinger
Markus Gruber
Thomas Lengauer
Percentage project-funded:85
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:25
Number of publications:18
Five most important publications:
  1. R. Koch, Morphware, Scientific American Vol. 293, Nb. 2, August 2005, p. 56 - 63
  2. H. Yamaguchi, A. K. Das, A. Ney, T. Hesjedal, C. Pampuch, D. M. Schaadt, and R. Koch, From ferro- to antiferromagnetism via exchange-striction of MnAs/GaAs(001), Europhys. Lett. 72, 479 (2005)
  3. R. Koch, Dongzhi Hu, and A. K. Das, On the compressive stress in polycrystalline Volmer-Weber films, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 146101 (2005)
  4. R. Koch, Stress in Evaporated and Sputtered Thin Films - A Comparison, Surf. Coat. Technol. 204, 1973 (2010)
  5. S. Müllegger, W. Schöfberger,M. Rashidi, L. M. Reith, and R. Koch, Spectroscopic STM studies on single Gold(III)-porphyrin molecules, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 17740 (2009)
  • Magnetische Logikeinrichtung, Logikschaltung, Verfahren zu deren Betrieb und Verwendung, DE 103 11 717 B4, 2007
  • Magnetic Logic Device, US-Patent Nr. 7,652,398, 2010
Five most important talks:
  1. Strain Relief in Heteroepitaxy, NNCI2005, International Conference on Nanoelectronics, Nanostructures and Carrier Interactions, Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan, January 30th - February 2nd, 2005
  2. Reconfigurable logic with single magnetoresistive elements, GIF 24th Meeting: Novel Approaches in Magnetic Resonance: Fundamentals and Applications, Dead Sea, Israel, February 19-25, 2005
  3. Reconfigurable logic with single magnetoresistive elements, Moscow International Symposium on Magnetism, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, June 25-30, 2005
  4. Bottom-up approach for the nanopatterning of Si(001), International Conference on Solid State Devices and Materials (SSDM 2007), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, 18. - 21. September 2007
  5. Stress of Evaporated and Sputtered Thin Films A Comparison, EMRS-Spring-Meeting, Strasbourg, 2009
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Competitive projects:
  • DFG, Sfb 296:
    Wachstum von funktionalen Quantenpunkten auf nanostrukturierten Halbleitersubstraten
    Laufzeit: 2004 - 2006
  • DFG, Sfb 296:
    Elementarprozesse in molekularen Schaltern an Oberflächen
    Laufzeit: 2005 - 2009
  • BMBF, 01BM463:
    Ferromagnet/Halbleiter-Heterostrukturen für die Magnetologik und Spintronik
    Laufzeit: 2005 - 2008
  • FWF P20650-N20:
    Heusler alloy films on Semiconductor Templates
    Laufzeit: 2008 - 2011; Mittel: 323 kEuro
  • FWF P20773-N20:
    ESR-STM of Organic Nano-Adsorbates on Silicon
    Laufzeit: 2008 - 2011; Mittel: 311 kEuro
Commissioned projects:
  • PDI Berlin:
    Ferromagnet/Halbleiter-Heterostrukturen für die Magnetologik und Spintronik
    Laufzeit: 2007 - 2008; Mittel: 22,5 kEuro
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Ferromagnet/Halbleiter Hetero- und Nanostrukturen
  • Magnetologik
  • Mechanische Spannungen und Magnetostriktion in epitaktischen Schichten
  • Halbleiter-Quantenpunkte
  • Funktionale Moleküle auf Halbleitern
Future topics (next 5 years):
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Diploma and master theses:
2 theses
  1. Christian Gusenbauer, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, 2010
    Growth, structure, stress and magnetic properties of the Heusler alloy films Fe1-xSix on GaAs(001)
  2. Thomas Lengauer, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, 2010,
    Development of a high-frequency low-temperature scanning tunneling microscope setup
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