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Research Group "Festkörperphysik, TU Wien"
(Univ.Prof. Dr. Karsten Held)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Held
First name(s):Karsten
Title (leading):Univ.Prof. Dr.
Institution:Vienna University of Technology
Organizational unit:Institut für Festkörperphysik
Street address:Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8-10
Postal code:1040
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Material Physics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Theoretical Physics
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Materials physics (103018)
  • Solid state physics (103009)
  • Theoretical physics (103036)
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:
13 Persons
Dr. Alessandro Toschi
Dr. Philipp Hansmann
Dr. Shiro Sakai
Dr. Giorgio Sangiovanni
DI Georg Rohringer
Dipl.Phys. Ciro Taranto
Dipl.Phys Angelo Valli
DI Nico Parragh
DI Philipp Wissgott
Andreas Kainz
David Rotter
Christian Ecker
Stefan Hummel
Percentage project-funded:67
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:24
Number of publications:28
Five most important publications:
  1. P. Hansmann, R. Arita, A. Toschi, S. Sakai, G. Sangiovanni, K. Held, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 197002 (2010); Dichotomy between Large Local and Small Ordered Magnetic Moments in Iron-Based Superconductors.
  2. A. Valli, G. Sangiovanni, O. Gunnarsson, A. Toschi, K. Held; Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 246402 (2010); Dynamical Vertex Approximation for Nanoscopic Systems.
  3. S. Lupi, L. Baldassarre, B. Mansart, A. Perucchi, A. Barinov, P. Dudin, E. Papalazarou, F. Rodolakis, J. -P. Rueff, J. -P. Itié, S. Ravy, D. Nicoletti, P. Postorino, P. Hansmann, N. Parragh, A. Toschi, T. Saha-Dasgupta, O.K. Andersen, G. Sangiovanni, K. Held, M. Marsi,
    Nature Communications 1, 105 (2010). A microscopic view on the Mott transition in chromium-doped V2O3.
  4. A. Toschi, M. Capone, C. Castellani, K. Held, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 076402 (2009); Kinks in the Electronic Specific Heat.
  5. P. Hansmann, X. Yang, A. Toschi, G. Khaliullin, O. Sandersen, K. Held, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 016401 (2009); Turning a Nickelate Fermi Surface into a Cupratelike One through Heterostructuring.
Five most important talks:
  1. K. Held:"Pudding-mold type band as the origin of large thermopower in LiRh2O4"; ARW Workshop on Properties and Applications of Thermoelectric Materials, Hvar, Croatia 09/2008.
  2. K. Held: "Kinks - fingerprints of electronic correlations"; Vortrag: 23rd Workshop on Novel Materials and superconductors at Planneralm, Planneralm, Austria. 03/2008.
  3. K. Held: "Dynamical vertex approximation - a step beyond DMFT"; Workshop "Recent developments in dynamical mean field theory", Zürich/ Schweiz 09/2009
  4. K. Held: "Kinks in the electronic specific heat"; International Conference on Magnetism 2009, ICM 2009, Karlsruhe, Germany; 07/2009.
  5. K. Held: "Dynamical vertex approximation - a step beyond DMFT"; Workshop "Towards Material Design Using Strongly Correlated Electron Systems", / Schweiz
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
University funds:
  • Berufungszusage TU Wien:
    Erstausstattungsmittel zzgl. 2 Ass. Stellen + 1 PhD Stelle unbefristet
  • Innovatives Projekt TU Wien 2010:
    Correlated heterostructures for solar cells (1 PhD Stell3 J.)
  • DK FunMat (1/2 PhD Stelle 3J)
Competitive projects:
  • FWF:
    SFB F41 ViCoM (1 Postdoc und 1 PhD Stelle 4 J.)
  • FWF:
    Research Unit FOR1346 (1 Postdoc und 1 PhD Stelle 3 J)
  • FWF:
    GK W004 (2 PhD Stellen 3 J)
  • EU:
    RP7 EU-Indian Network MONAMI (1 Postdoc-Stelle 3J)
  • JPSJ:
    fellowship an Dr. Sakai (1 Postdoc-Stelle 3 Jahre)
  • FWF:
    Lise-Meitner-Stipendium an Dr. Sangiovanni (1 Postdoc-Stelle 2 J)
  • Summe Drittmittel:
    ~1.6 Mio Euro / 2.5 Jahre (seit Bestehen der Arbeitsgruppe) bzw. hochgerechnet auf 5 Jahre 3.2 Mio Euro
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Strongly Correlated Electron Systems
  • Computational Materials Science
  • Theoretical Solid State Physics
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Strongly Correlated Electron Systems
  • Computational Materials Science
  • Theoretical Solid State Physics
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
1 doctor's thesis
  1. Philipp Hansmann 2010
Diploma and master theses:
2 theses
  1. Nico Parragh 2010
  2. Philipp Wissgott 2009
International networking:
  • Prof. R. Arita (Tokyo University) Outgoing
  • Prof. T Saha Dasgupta (S. N. Bose Centre, Kolkatta) Incoming
  • Prof. T Saha Dasgupta (S. N. Bose Centre, Kolkatta) Outgoing
  • Dr. J. Kunes (Akad. Der Wiss. Prague) Outgoing
  • Prof. O.K. Andersen (Max-Planck-Inst. Stuttgart) Outgoing
  • Dr. L. Boeri (Max-Planck-Inst. Stuttgart) Incoming
  • Prof. P. Werner (ETH Zürich) Incoming
  • H. Fotso (Louisiana State University) Incoming
  • Dr. A. Katanin (Inst. f. Metal Physics Ekaterinburg) Incoming
  • H. Das (S. N. Bose Centre, Kolkatta) Incoming
  • P. Thunstrom /Uppsala University) Incoming
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