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Research Group "Atominstitut, TU Wien"
(Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Helmut Leeb)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Leeb
First name(s):Helmut
Title:Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Position:Univ.Doz., Studiendekan
Institution:Vienna University of Technology
Organizational unit:Atominstitut
Street address:Wiedner Hauptstraße 8
Postal code:1040
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Astrophysics (103004)
  • Neutron physics (1226)
  • Particle physics (103034)
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:
6 Persons
Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Gundacker
Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Haidvogl
Dipl.-Ing. Denise Neudecker
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Volker Wildpaner
Thomas Srdinko
Martin Gal
Percentage project-funded:40
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:18
Number of publications:37
Five most important publications:
  1. H. Abele, T. Jenke, H. Leeb, J. Schmiedmayer: Ramsey's method of separated oscillating fields and ist application to gravitationally induced quantum phase shifts, Phys. Rev. D 81, 065019 (2010)
  2. H. Leeb, D. Neudecker, Th. Srdinko: Consistent procedure for Nuclear Data Evaluation Based on Modeling, Nuclear Data Sheets 109, 2762 (2008)
  3. G. Tagliente et al. (n_TOF collaboration with G. Badurek, E. Jericha, H. Leeb, H. Oberhummer): Neutron capture cross section of 90Zr: Bottleneck in the s-process reaction flow, Phys. Rev. C 77, 035802 (2008)
  4. S.A. Sofianos, G.J. Rampho, A. Azemtsa Donfack, I.E. Lagaris, H. Leeb: Design of quantum filters with pre-determined reflection and transmission properties, Microelectronics Journal 38, 235 (2007)
  5. G. Aerts et al. (n_TOF collaboration with G. Badurek, E. Jericha, H. Leeb, H. Oberhummer, M.T. Pigni): Neutron capture cross section of 232Th measured at n_TOF facility at CERN in the unresolved resonance range up to 1MeV, Phys. Rev. C 73, 054610 (2006)
Five most important talks:
  1. H. Leeb: Invited Talk,International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology (ND2010), Jeju, Korea (2010)
  2. H. Leeb: Invited Talk, International Workshop on neutron cross section covariances, Port Jefferson, USA (2008)
  3. H. Leeb: Invited Talk, Annual Meeting of the EFNUDAT-project, Dresden, Germany (2008)
  4. H. Leeb: Invited Talk, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, USA, (2006)
  5. D. Neudecker: Invited Talk, Final Meeting of the EFNUDAT project, CERN, Switzerland (2010)
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Competitive projects:
  • EURATOM (FP 5):
    n_TOF-ND-ADS Neutron Time-of-Flight Nuclear Data. Accelerator Driven Systems
    Laufzeit: 2000 - 2005; Mittel: 149 kEuro (Anteil TU Wien)
  • EURATOM (FP 6):
    IP EUROTRANs, European Research Programme for the transmutation of High Level Nuclear Waste
    Laufzeit: 2005 - 2010; Mittel: 63 kEuro (Anteil TU Wien)
  • EC (FP 6) EURONS, European Nuclear Structure Integrated Infrastructure Initiative
    Laufzeit: 2006 - 2009; Mittel: 60 kEuro (Anteil TU Wien)
  • EFDA:
    Uncertainty in Nuclear Data - Theoretical Basis
    Laufzeit: 2006; Mittel: 10 kEuro
  • EFDA:
    Theoretical covariance matrices for oxygen
    Laufzeit: 2007; Mittel: 10 kEuro
  • FWF:
    (n,gamma) measurements on 54Fe and 62Ni
    Laufzeit: 2007 - 2011; mehrere Partner
  • F4E (FP 7):
    NUDATA_FILES, Covariances in nuclear data for 55Mn
    Laufzeit: 2009 - 2010; Mittel: 23 kEuro
    Microscopical alpha-nucleus optical potentials for nucleosynthesis
    Laufzeit: 2010 - 2013; Mittel: 105 kEuro
  • EURATOM (FP 7):
    ANDES, Accurate Data for Nuclear Energy Sustainability
    Laufzeit: 2010 - 2014; Mittel: 85 kEuro
  • EC (FP 7):
    ENSAR, European Nuclear Science and Application Research
    Laufzeit: 2010 - 2015; Mittel: 105 kEuro
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Theoretical aspects of nuclear data evaluation
  • Nuclear reactions for astrophysics
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Nuclear reaction theory for weakly bound systems
  • Nuclear reactions for astrophysics
  • Theoretical aspects of nuclear data evaluation
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
1 doctor's thesis
  1. Marco Tiziano Pigni: Reliability of optical potentials for nuclear data evaluations, Technische Universität Wien (2006)
Diploma and master theses:
6 theses
  1. Stefan Gundacker, Technische Universität Wien (2010)
  2. Michael Feher, Technische Universität Wien (2009)
  3. Armin Kogler, Technische Universität Wien (2007)
  4. Wolfgang Dungel, Technische Universität Wien (2007)
  5. Bernhard Kubicek, Technische Universität Wien (2005)
  6. Rene Szeywerth,Technische Universität Wien (2005)
International networking:
  • Marilena Avrigeanu (incoming): EFDA mobility programme, Horia-Hulubei IPNE, Bucharest (2006)
  • Romano Faust (incoming): EFDA mobility programme, Horia-Hulubei IPNE, Bucharest (2006)
  • Marco Tiziano Pigni (outgoing): PostDoc, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA (2007-2010)
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