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Research Group "Festkörperphysik - Magnetism and Superconductivity, TU Wien"
(Univ.Prof. Ernst Bauer)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Bauer
First name(s):Ernst
Title:Univ.Prof.
Position:Univ.Doz.
Institution:
Institution:Vienna University of Technology
Organizational unit:Institut für Festkörperphysik
Street address:Wiedner Hauptstraße 8
Postal code:1040
City:Wien
Mail:ernst.bauer(at)tuwien.ac.at
Homepage:http://www.ifp.tuwien.ac.at/125.0.html
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:
  • Magnetism (103017)
  • 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:
22 Persons
Univ.Prof. Gerfried Hilscher
a.o. Prof. Herwig Michor
Univ.Prof. Roland Grössinger
a.o.Prof. Michael Reissner
Univ. Ass. Herbert Müller
Univ. Ass. Herbert Sassik
Dr. Esameil Royanian
Tahir Khan MSc
Dipl.Ing. Friedrich Kneidinger
Peter Retschnig
Alexander Zavarsky
Walter Kantor
Oliver Baumfeld
Martin Hadwig
Luisa Hoppichler
Dipl.-Ing. Sherryl Manalo
Tahir Ali MSc
Dr. Reiko Sato Turtelli
Dipl.Ing. Martin Kriegisch
Nasir Mehboob
Atif Muhammad
Kamran Ali, MSc
Percentage project-funded:50
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:25
Number of publications:240
Five most important publications:
  1. E. Bauer, A. Grytsiv, X. Chen, N. Melnychenkc-Koblyuk, G. Hilscher, H. Kaldarar, H. Michor, E. Royanian, G. Giester, M. Rotter, R. Podloucky, P. Rogl: "Superconductivity in Novel Ge-Based Skutterudites: {Sr,Ba}Pt4Ge12"; Physical Review Letters, 99 (2007), S. 217001-1 - 217001-4.
  2. E. Bauer, G. Rogl, Xing-Qiu Chen, R. T. Khan, H. Michor, G. Hilscher, E. Royanian, K. Kumagai, D. Z. Li, Y. Y. Li, R. Podloucky, and P. Rogl "Unconventional superconducting phase in the weakly correlated noncentrosymmetric Mo3Al2C compound"; Phys. Rev. B 82, 064511 (2010).
  3. L. Peyker, C. Gold, E.-W. Scheidt, W. Scherer, J.G. Donath, P. Gegenwart, F. Mayr, T. Unruh, V. Eyert, E. Bauer, and H. Michor, "Evolution of quantum criticality in CeNi9-xCuxGe4, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 21 (2009) 235604-1- 9
  4. M. Ruffoni, S. Pascarelli, R. Grössinger, R. Sato Turtelli, C. Bormio-Nunes, R. Pettifer: "Direct measurement of intrinsic atomic scale magnetostriction"; Physical Review Letters, 101 (2008), 14; S. 147202-1 - 147202-4.
  5. I. Bonalde, W. Brämer-Escamilla, E. Bauer: "Evidence for Line Nodes in the Superconducting Energy Gap of Noncentrosymmetric CePt3Si from Magnetic Penetration Depth Measurements"; Physical Review Letters, 94 (2005), S. 2070021 - 2070024.
Five most important talks:
  1. R.Grössinger: Size Effects in Magnetism (Invited at Seeheim Conf. on Magnetism (Frankfurt) March 2010)
  2. R.Grössinger: Magnetocaloric versus Thermoelectric Effect - New Systems for Thermal Ap-plications (Invited at Fourth IIF-IIR International Conference on Magnetic Refrigeration at Room Temperature Baotou, China, August 2010)
  3. H. Michor: Evolution of quantum criticality in CeNi9Ge4 (Invited at International and Interdisciplinary Workshop on Novel Phenomena in Integrated Complex Sciences, Kyoto, Japan, 11.-14.10. 2010)
  4. E. Bauer: Superconductivity in absence of inversion symmetry: Are correlations the ultimate driving power? International Conference oon Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, SCES'2010, July 2010, Santa Fe, USA.
  5. M.Reissner: Skuterudites, a Thermoelectric material investigated by high field Mössbauer spectroscopy (invited) International Conferrence on the Application of the Mössbauer Effect 15.10.2007
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
University funds:
  • Innovatives Projekt:
    "Quantum Phenomena in high magnetic fields" bewilligt 2009; PI: Michor, 140 kEuro
  • Innovatives Projekt:
    "Advanced Materials at high magnetic fields"
    bewilligt 2006; PI: Grössinger; 66 kEuro
  • Innovatives Projekt:
    "Novel magnetic, superconducting and multifuntional materials"
    bewilligt 2005; PI: Reissner; 162 kEuro
  • Li:On:
    "Physik bei hohen Temperaturen"
    bewilligt 2008; PI: Bauer; 117 kEuro
  • Li:On:
    "Probenpräparation - HF- Generator"
    bewilligt 2008; PI: Sassik; 166 kEuro
  • Li:On:
    "HE3 Einsatz und spezifische Wärme für PPMS
    2009; PI Reissner; 133 kEuro
  • Infrastruktur:
    PPMS
    2009; PI: Reissner; 202 kEuro
Competitive projects:
  • FWF:
    P22295 Non-centrosymmetric superconductors
  • FFG:
    Projekt Nr. 818087 Brückenschlagprogramm, Kon-TEG
  • FFG:
    Projekt Nr. 815648 Energie der Zukunft, THECLA
  • FFG:
    Projekt Nr. 810055/2703 Brückenschlagprogramm, Auto-TEG
  • FFG:
    Projekt Nr. 820688 Alternative Antriebe und Treibstoffe, Modul-TEG
  • FWF:
    Projekt P18054-N02 "Phaseninstabilität hochkorrelierter Materialien" Phase instabilities of highly correlated materials.
  • FWF:
    Projekt P19165-N16 "Reduktion der thermischen Leitfähigkeit in Thermoelektrika"
  • FWF:
    Projekt S10406-N16 "Physikalische Eigenschaften magnetischer Materialien"
  • FFG:
    Projekt 810741/1303 SCKROG, "Hertz'sche Kontakte"
  • COST:
    P16, Emergent behaviour of correlated matter, ECOM
Commissioned projects:
  • "Magnetocaloric Materials", PI: R. Grössinger
  • NIRSPEC Tieftemperaturtests von Kugellagern, PI: M.Reissner
  • Untersuchung des RRR-Wertes von Cu-Proben, PI: M.Reissner
  • Untersuchung der Eisenvalenz in Eisenoxidpulvern, PI: M.Reissner
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • hochkorrelierte Elektronensysteme
  • unkonventionelle Supraleitung
  • neue Supraleiter
  • thermoelektrische Materialien
  • hochmagnetostriktive Materialien
  • magnetokalorische Materialien
  • weichmagnetische Materialien mit hoher Sättigungsmagnetisierung
  • Disordered compounds
  • Spin transition compounds
  • Low dimensional systems
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Supraleitung ohne Inversionssymmetrie
  • nanostrukturierte Funktionsmaterialien (magnetokalorisch, magnetostriktiv, themoelektrisch)
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
9 doctor's theses
  1. M. Küpferling: "Rare Earth Substituted Hexaferrites"; 2005.
  2. V. Giap: "Physics of Magnetoelectric Composites"; 2006.
  3. S. Mohammad: "Influence on non-superconducting additives on the pinning behaviour in MgB2 wires and bulk samples - a comparative study"; 2008.
  4. R. Lackner: "The effect of substitution and doping on the thermoelectric properties of CePd3 (Cer Palladium 3)"; 2007.
  5. E. Royanian: "Phase instabilities in strongly correlated Ce-Pt-Si materials and superconductivity in novel Ge-based skutterudites {Ba,Sr,Th}Pt4Ge12"; 2008.
  6. T. Khan: "Pressure response of highly correlated electron systems", 2010
  7. Nasir Mahmood, "Investigation of new high magnetorestrictive materials", 2009
  8. S.Mohammad: "Influence of Non-Superconducting Addition on the Pinning Behavior in MgB2 wires and Bulks - a Comparative Study" 2008
  9. K.Ali: Magnetic Properties of Complex Metallic Alloys Al3Mn(Pd,Fe), 2010
Diploma and master theses:
23 theses
  1. S. Födermayr: "Aufbau und Streuung eines Messplatzes zur Bestimmung des elektrischen Widerstandes und des Hall Koeffizienten im Tieftemperaturbereich"; 2005.
  2. D. Dobozanov: "Herstellung und Untersuchung von Einkristallen einiger intermetallischer Verbindungen"; 2006.
  3. K.-A. Lorenzer: "Magnetovolumseffekte bei itineratem Metamagnetismus"; 2009.
  4. S. Özcan: "Untersuchungen des Ferrimagnetismus von GdCo9-xSi4+x"; 2005.
  5. C. Rupprecht: "Supraleitung, Magnetismus und Strukturchemie der Selten-Erd Nickel Boronitride"; 2009.
  6. I. Bednar: "Thermoelectric properties of novel clathrates Ba8TxT'yGe46-x-y (T=Cu,Si,Pd; T'=Zn) and Ba8AgzGe46-z (z=2, 3, 4, 5)"; 2009.
  7. R. Galos: "Kondo-Gitter Verhalten und magnetische Ordnung in YbCu4.5 und Yb0.78Y0.22Cu4In"; 2009.
  8. St. Laumann: "Physikalische Eigenschaften und Kristallfeldeffekte in Ce1-xLaxPt3Si"; 2005.
  9. J. Nagy: "Untersuchung von Konzepten zum Energieeintrag in H2-Tanksysteme für Fahrzeuge"; 2009.
  10. F. Röhrbacher: "Transport and thermoelectric performance of Ba8-based Clathrates"; 2007
  11. A. Zavarsky: "Van-der-Pauw resistivity measurement and thermoelectric properties of Ba8ZnxNiyGe46-x-y", 2010
  12. P. Retschnig: "Berechnung der Leistungsparameter eines thermoelektrischen Generators", 2010
  13. J. Böhm: "Hochempfindlicher, piezoelektrischer Drucksensor"; 2006.
  14. W. Buschan: "Austromag - High Temperature System"; 2005.
  15. C. Forster: "Dreidimensionale Finite Elemente Simulation von Muskelgewebe"; 2008.
  16. F. Kogler: "Optimierung von Elektromotoren für Kleinfahrzeuge"; 2009.
  17. R. Langegger: "Der elektrische Widerstand von Wasser nach verschiedenen Behandlungsverfahren"; 2009.
  18. P. Oser: "Ein Hysteresograph zur Charakterisierung weichmagnetischer Materialien"; 2008.
  19. D. Schwanzer: "Construction of a pulsed field system"; 2005.
  20. A. Wendt: "Power Converter - Überwachungsprogramm für das Austromag Hochfeld der TU Wien"; 2007.
  21. E. Zach: "Cyclic cooling and heating of a solid"; 2008.
  22. M. Stadlbauer: "A new 60 T pulse field system", 2009.
  23. A.Farhan: "Hochfeld-Mößbauermessungen an FeSb2", 2009.
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