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Research Group "Festkörperphysik, TU Graz"
(DI Dr. Roland Resel)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Resel
First name(s):Roland
Title (leading):DI Dr.
Institution:Graz University of Technology
Organizational unit:Institut für Festkörperphysik
Street address:Petersgasse 16
Postal code:8010
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Material Physics
  • Physics of Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation Sources
  • Solid State Physics
  • Surfaces, Boundaries and Thin Films
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Materials physics (103018)
  • Solid state physics (103009)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:24.05.2012
Data acquisition period:from: 2005   up to including: 2012
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
5 Persons
DI Armin Moser
DI Alfred Neuhold
DI Tatjana Djuric
Michael Dohr
Alexander Pichler
Percentage project-funded:100
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:26
Number of publications:88
Five most important publications:
  1. E. C. P. Smits, et al., Bottom-up organic integrated circuits Nature, vol. 455, p. 956-9 (2008)
  2. S. G. J. Mathijssen, et al., Monolayer coverage and channel length set the mobility in self-assembled monolayer field-effect transistors Nature Nanotechnology, vol.4, p. 674-680 (2009)
  3. O. Werzer,et al., Evaluation of organic sub-monolayers by X-ray based measurements under gracing incident conditions European Highlight Paper: europhysics news, vol. 40 no. 3 p. 16 (2009)
  4. R. Resel, Surface induced crystallographic order in sexiphenyl thin films Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, vol. 20, p.184009.1-10 (2008)
  5. D. Nabok, et al., Crystal and electronic structures of pentacene thin films from grazing incidence x-ray diffraction and first principles calculations Physical Review B, vol. 76 p. 235322 - 1 ... -6 (2007)
Five most important talks:
  1. Surface induced phases of molecular crystals - growth and structure solution (10th International Workshop on Crystal Growth of Organic Materials)
  2. Harnessing students to advanced e-learning
    (XXII Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography, 22-30 August 2011, Madrid, Spain)
  3. X-ray scattering on surfaces and thin films: organic films
    (International Winterschool on Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation, 6-12 March 2011, Planneralm Austria)
  4. Structure and morphology of pentacene thin films
    (58th Annual Meeting of the Austrian Physical Society, 26-28 September 2008, Leoben, Austria)
  5. X-ray scattering studies of F8T2 polymer thin films and self assembled monolayers
    (Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, 5 May 2008)
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Competitive projects:
  • FWF:
    Solution of Surface Induced Crystal Structures
    Laufzeit: 2009 - 2012; Mittel: 170 kEuro
  • FWF:
    Interface Controlled and Functionalised Organic Films
    Laufzeit: 2005 - 2012; mehrere Partner
  • FFG:
    Research Project Cluster ISOTEC
    Laufzeit: 2005 - 2012; mehrere Partner
  • EU:
    Research Training Network EUROFET
    Laufzeit: 2003 - 2007; mehrere Partner
  • FWF:
    Structural Studies of Epitaxially Grown Organic Films
    Laufzeit: 2002 - 2006; Mittel: 160 kEuro
Commissioned projects:
  • Industrie:
    Entwicklung von Heizzusätzen für Röntgendiffraktometer
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • X-ray scattering methods for the structural characterisation of thin organic films
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Characterisation of monolayer structures in biological systems
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
6 doctor's theses
  1. Martin Oehzelt, The crystal structure of oligoacenes under pressure, TUGraz 2005
  2. Ondrej Lengyel, Preparation and Characterization of Liquid Crystalline Thin Films, TUGraz 2006
  3. Thomas Haber, Epitaxial growth of organic semiconductors, TUGraz 2007
  4. Oliver Werzer, Structure and Morphology of Thiophene Based Polymers, TUGraz 2008
  5. Markus Koini, Surface Corrugation and its Influence on the Growth, TUGraz 2009
  6. Heinz Georg Flesch, Interface Controlled Microstructure and Morphology of Self Assembled Monolayers, TUGraz 2010
Diploma and master theses:
6 theses
  1. Kurt Matoy, Structural Characterization of Poly[(9,9-dioctylfluorenyl-2,7-diyl)-co-(bithiophene)] Polymer Thin Films, TUGraz 2006
  2. Markus Koini, In-situ Messungen von Rekristallisationsprozessen in Nickel Basislegierunge, TUGraz 2006
  3. Tatjana Djuric, Structural Properties of Rubrene Thin Films Grown on Mica Surfaces, TUGraz 2008
  4. Armin Moser, Crystal Structure Determination from Two-Dimensional Powders - Studies on Rod-Like Conjugated Molecules, TUGraz 2008
  5. Karolf Marguc, High temperature annealing of gold thin-films on thermally oxidised silicon, TUGraz 2010
  6. Markus Neuschitzer, Grazing Incidence X-rayScattering using Laboratory Sources, TUGraz 2012
International networking:
  • Dago de Leeuw, Philips Research Eindhoven
  • Yves Geerts, University Brussels
  • Michele Sferrazza, University Brussels
  • Sergej Ponomarenko, Academy of Sciences, Moskow
  • Ingo Salzmann, Humboldt University Berlin
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