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Research Group "Festkörperphysik, TU Wien"
(Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Peter Schattschneider)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Schattschneider
First name(s):Peter
Title (leading):Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr.
Institution:Vienna University of Technology
Organizational unit:Institut für Festkörperphysik
Street address:Wiedner Hauptstraße 8
Postal code:1040
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Material Physics
  • Solid State 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)
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:
9 Persons
Ao.Prof. Dr. Peter Pongratz
Dr. Michael Stöger-Pollach
Dr. Inga Ennen
Dipl. Ing. Stefan Löffler
MSc Zhenbao Feng
Walid Hetaba
Martin Zauner
Thomas Walter
Martin Willitsch
Percentage project-funded:40
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:18
Number of publications:60
Five most important publications:
  1. Verbeeck, J., Tian, H., Schattschneider, P.,Production and application of electron vortex beams.(2010) Nature, 467 (7313), pp. 301-304.
  2. Schattschneider, P., Hébert, C., Rubino, S., Stöger-Pollach, M., Rusz, J., Novák, P. Magnetic circular dichroism in EELS: Towards 10 nm resolution. (2008) Ultramicroscopy, 108 (5), pp. 433-438.
  3. Stöger-Pollach, M., Franco, H., Schattschneider, P., Lazar, S., Schaffer, B., Grogger, W., Zandbergen, H.W. ?erenkov losses: A limit for bandgap determination and Kramers-Kronig analysis. (2006) Micron, 37 (5), pp. 396-402.
  4. Schattschneider, P., Rubino, S., Hébert, C., Rusz, J., Kunes, J., Novák, P., Carlino, E., Fabrizioli, M., Panaccione, G., Rossi, G. Detection of magnetic circular dichroism using a transmission electron microscope. (2006) Nature, 441 (7092), pp. 486-488.
  5. Schattschneider, P., Hébert, C., Franco, H., Jouffrey, B. Anisotropic relativistic cross sections for inelastic electron scattering, and the magic angle. (2005) Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 72 (4), art. no. 045142, pp. 1-8.
Five most important talks:
  1. P. Schattschneider: "Magnetic chirality in the electron microscope: Progress and Applications"; Vortrag: DPG Spring Meeting 2010 of the Condensed Matter Section, Regensburg (eingeladen); 21.03.2010 - 26.03.2010
  2. P. Schattschneider: "Science und Fiction: Ein Bericht über eine Beziehung"; Vortrag: Die Welt des Hirns - Das Hirn der Welt. Wissenschafer und Science-Fiction Autoren im Dialog., Basel (eingeladen); 29.05.2010.
  3. P. Schattschneider (invited), M. Stöger-Pollach, F. Tian, J. Verbeeck:EMCD with nm resolution and below: experiments, proposals, and a paradox. 14 th European microscopy Congress Aachen, Deutschland, 1.9. - 5.9.2008, 349-350
  4. P. Schattschneider: (invited): Theory of valence electron losses. International workshop on "New trends in electron microscopy". Ringberg Castle, Tegernsee Lake (Bavaria), Germany, 07. - 09.03.2007
  5. P. Schattschneider; C. Hébert, S. Rubino: (invited). XMCD in the Electron Microscope: using electrons instead of photons as a probe. 4th International Workshop on Nanoscale Spectroscopy and Nanotechnology,
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Competitive projects:
  • EU:
    Era-NET Naphod
    Laufzeit: 2007 - 2010; Mittel: 100 kEuro
  • EU:
    Laufzeit: 2004 - 2007; Mittel: 380 kEuro
  • EU:
    Laufzeit: 2002 - 2006; Mittel: 283 kEuro
  • FWF:
    Orbital mapping
    Laufzeit: 2010 - 2013; Mittel: 384 kEuro
Commissioned projects:
  • Univ. Bielefeld:
    EMCD on Nanostructures II
    Laufzeit: 2010 - 2013; Mittel: 84 kEuro
  • Univ. Bielefeld:
    EMCD on Nanostructures
    Laufzeit: 2009 - 2010; Mittel: 56 kEuro
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Elektronenmikroskopie
  • Energieverlustspektrometrie
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Weiterentwicklung und Anwendung innovativer Methoden
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
4 doctor's theses
  1. Youn-Joo Hyun "Synthesis of Silicon Nanowires and Characterization using TEM Methods; TU Wien 2009
  2. Stefano Rubino: "Magnetic Circular Dichroism in the Transmission Electron Microscope", TU Wien 2008
  3. R. Haas: "Gefüge-Eigenschafts-Beziehungen nanostrukturierter Violinsaiten aus CrNi Stahldrähten"; TU Wien 2005
  4. G. Otto: Multi-method Simulations and TEM Investigations of Ion Implantation Damage in Silicon; TU Wien 2005:
Diploma and master theses:
9 theses
  1. M. Willitsch: TEM-Analysis of Precipitates in the Al-Mg2Si-Alloy System; TU-Wien 2010
  2. M. Zauner: Multislice approach for high resolution energy filtered inelastic image simulation, TU Wien 2010
  3. M. Höfler: Elektronenmikroskopie von Galliumoxid und Zink-Nanowires; TU Wien 2008
  4. A.Maierhofer: Elektrische Leitung in CVD-Dielektrika; TU Wien 2007
  5. M.Schuster: TEM and EELS investigations on carbon nanotubes for catalytic appllications; TU Wien 2007
  6. A. Satz: Lifetime Effects in Electron Energy Loss Spectrometry, TU Wien 2006
  7. J. Huemer: Analyse von GaN Schichten auf Saphirsubstrat im Transmissionselektronenmikroskop; TU Wien 2006
  8. M. Schöbel: TEM Analyse von Al3[Sc,Zr] Nanopartikeln in Al; TU Wien 2006
  9. Hyun Youn Joo: TEM Analyse von GaN Quantendots auf AlN Epitaxieschichten; TU Wien 2005
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