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Research Group "Festkörperphysik, TU Graz"
(Ao.Univ.Prof. Adolf Winkler)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Winkler
First name(s):Adolf
Title (leading):Ao.Univ.Prof.
Institution:Graz University of Technology
Organizational unit:Institut für Festkörperphysik
Street address:Petersgasse 16
Postal code:8010
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • 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:
  • Nanotechnology (210006)
  • Solid state physics (103009)
  • Surface physics (103020)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:12.06.2012
Data acquisition period:from: 2007   up to including: 2011
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
6 Persons
Manuel Tomberger
Christoph Gleichweit
MSc Erkan Demirci
Bernhard Putsche
Walter Lukesch
DI Boris Scherwitzl
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:30
Number of publications:38
Five most important publications:
  1. T. Potocar et al. Phys. Rev. B 83 (2011) 075423
  2. G. Hlawacek, P. Puschnig, P. Frank, A. Winkler, C. Ambrosch-Draxl, C. Teichert, Science 321 (2008) 108
  3. J. Stettner, P. Frank, T. Griesser, G. Trimmel, E. Gilli, R. Schennach, A. Winkler, Langmuir 25 (2009) 1427
  4. P. Frank, N. Koch, M. Koini, R. Rieger, K. Müllen, R. Resel, A. Winkler, Chem. Phys. Lett. 473 (2009) 321
  5. E. Demirci, C Carbogno, A. Gross, A. Winkler, Phys. Rev. B 80 (2009) 085421
Five most important talks:
  1. A. Winkler: DPG Frühjahrstagung, Dresden, 2009
  2. A. Winkler: invited talk, Gordon Conference, Colby College, USA, 2007
  3. A. Winkler: invited talk, EMRS08, Strasbourg, 2008
  4. A. Winkler: invited talk, VASCAA-4, Matsue, Japan, 2008
  5. P. Frank: talk, MRS-meeting, San Francisco, USA, 2009
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Competitive projects:
  • FWF:
    Initial stages of organic film growth
    Laufzeit: 2011-2014
  • FWF:
    In-situ production and characterisation of organic transistors
    Laufzeit: 2012-2015
  • FWF:
    Functionalized organic molecules
    Laufzeit: 2006 - 2010
  • FWF:
    Reactions on nanostructured surfaces
    Laufzeit: 2007 - 2011
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Reactions on nanostructured surfaces
  • Adsorption of organic molecules
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Nucleation and growth of organic films
  • Electrical properties of organic films
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
4 doctor's theses
  1. Markus Kratzer: Reaction dynamics of H2, O2 and CO on modified Pd(111) surfaces, 2009
  2. Paul Frank: Thin film growth of rod-like and disc-shaped organic molecules on insulator and noble metal surfaces
  3. Johanna Stettner: Self assembled monolayer formation of alkanethiols on gold, 2010
  4. Erkan Demirci: Reactions on modified and bimetallic surfaces: H2, CO and methanol on Pd(111), Cu(110)+O and Ni/Cu(110), 2010
Diploma and master theses:
7 theses
  1. Johanna Stettner: Angular distribution of deuterium desorption from modified Pd(111) surfaces, 2007
  2. Johannes Macher: Development of a gas humidity sensor based on a piezoelectric microbalance, 2008
  3. Anton Tamtögl: Adsorptions und Desorptionsprozesse auf reinem und Zn modifiziertem Pd(111), 2008
  4. Franz Nussbacher: Aufbau und Inbetriebnahme einer Apparatur zur Thermischen Desorptionsspektroskopie von organischen Molekülen, 2008
  5. Jörg Killmann: Preparation and quantitative characterization of ultrathin zink layers on Pd(111), 2010
  6. Thomas Potocar: Nucleation and layer growth of para-hexaphenyl on sputtered mica(001), 2010
  7. Barbara Lendl: Investigation of metal oxide nanolayers for highly selective gas sensors, 2010
Bachelor theses:
4 theses
  1. Alexandra Müller: Untersuchung des Schichtwachstums organischer Moleküle mittels TDS, 2012
  2. Markus Polanz: Adsorption und Desorption von para-hexaphenyl auf Mica(001), 2010
  3. Robert Teubenbacher: Untersuchung des Schichtwachstums von HATCN auf Au(111), 2009
  4. Iris Hehn: Untersuchung der Desorptionseigenschaften von selbst assemblierten Monolagen von MUA, 2010
International networking:
  • Outgoing: Erkan Demirci: 4 month research stay at Uni Ulm
  • Outgoing: Paul Frank: 1 month research stay at Humboldt Univ. Berlin
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