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Research Group "Angewandte Physik, JKU Linz"
(Univ.Prof. Dr. Thomas A. Klar)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Klar
First name(s):Thomas A.
Title (leading):Univ.Prof. Dr.
Institution:Johannes Kepler University Linz
Organizational unit:Institut für Angewandte Physik
Street address:Altenberger Straße 69
Postal code:4040
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Medical, Environmental and Bio-Physics
  • Nano Science
  • Photonics
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Applied physics (1203)
  • Experimental physics (103008)
  • Laser spectroscopy (1237)
  • Nanotechnology (210006)
  • Optics (103021)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:29.05.2012
Data acquisition period:from: 2008   up to including: 2012
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
7 Persons
Ass. Prof. Dr. Klaus Piglmayer
Dr. Calin Hrelescu
Dr. Nikita Arnold
Dr. Bojan Ding
Dr. Martin Djiango
Dr. Jaroslaw Jacak
Dipl. Phys. Johannes Ziegler
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:28
Five most important publications:
  1. S. K. Dondapati, M. Ludemann, R. Müller, S. Schwieger, A. Schwemer, B. Händel, D. Kwiatkowski, M. Djiango, E. Runge, and T. A. Klar: Voltage-Induced Adsorbate Damping of Single Gold Nanorod Plasmons in Aqueous Solution , Nano Letters 12, 1247 (2012)
  2. A. L. Rogach, T. A. Klar, J. M. Lupton, A. Meijerink, J. Feldmann: Energy transfer with semiconductor nanocrystals ; Journal of Materials Chemistry 19, 1208 (2009)
  3. Ringler M , Schwemer A , Wunderlich M, Nichtl A , Kurzinger K, Klar TA Feldmann J: Shaping emission spectra of fluorescent molecules with single plasmonic nanoresonators; Physical Review Letters 100, 203002 (2008)
  4. A. Bek, R. Jansen, M. Ringler, S. Mayilo, T. A. Klar, J. Feldmann:Fluorescence enhancement in hot spots of AFM-designed gold nanoparticle sandwiches; Nano Letters 8 (2), 485 (2008)
  5. Stehr J, Hrelescu C, Sperling RA, Raschke G, Wunderlich M , Nichtl A, Heindl D, Kurzinger K, Parak WJ, Klar TA, Feldmann J: Gold NanoStoves for microsecond DNA melting analysis; Nano Letters 8, 619 (2008)
  • T. A Klar: ERC Starting Grant, 2010
Five most important talks:
  1. T. A. Klar "Nanophotonik"; Festvortrag zum 10. Gründungsjubiläum des ZMN, TU Ilmenau, März 2012
  2. T. A: Klar: "Gold Nanoparticles: Tools for Biosensing and Optoelectronics", OSA Photonic Metamaterials and Plasmonics (META), Tucson, USA, Juni 2010
  3. T. A: Klar: "Plasmon Resonances of Charged Gold Nanoparticles: Spectral Shift and Damping", MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, USA, April 2010
  4. T. A. Klar : "Biosensing with nanoparticle plasmon resonances", MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, USA, April 2009
  5. T. A. Klar: "Gold Nano-Stoves" SPIE Conference on Optics & Photonics, August 2008, San Diego, CA, USA
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Competitive projects:
  • DFG:
    Optische Sub-100 nm Strukturierung im SPP 1327
    Laufzeit: 2009 - 2012; Mittel: 300 kEuro
Funded awards:
  • EU:
    ERC Starting Grant
    Laufzeit: 2010 - 2015; Mittel: 1,5 MEuro
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Nanophotonik
  • Hochauflösende optische Mikroskopie
  • Biosensorik
  • Metallische Nanopartikel
  • Kolloidale Halbleiternanokristalle
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Nanophotonik
  • Hochauflösende optische Mikroskopie
  • Biosensorik
  • Metallische Nanopartikel
  • Kolloidale Halbleiternanokristalle
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
International networking:
  • T. A. Klar (outgoing): Center for Nanoscience (CENS), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Deutschland
  • T. A. Klar (outgoing): Purdue University, IN, USA
  • A. Kildishev (incoming): Purdue University, IN, USA
  • G. Naik (incoming): Purdue University, IN, USA
  • T. A. Klar (outgoing): TU Ilmenau, Deutschland
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