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Research Group "Physikalische Chemie, Univ. Innsbruck"
(Dr. Erminald Bertel)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Bertel
First name(s):Erminald
Title (leading):Dr.
Institution:University of Innsbruck
Organizational unit:Institut für Physikalische Chemie
Street address:Innrain 52a
Postal code:6020
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Surfaces, Boundaries and Thin Films
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Surface physics (103020)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:30.05.2011
Data acquisition period:from: 2005   up to including: 2009
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
7 Persons
Doz. Dr. N. Memmel
Doz. Dr. A. Menzel
Dr. F. Klauser
Mag. P. Amann
Mag. M. Bachmann
Mag. M. Cordin
Mag. W. Stadlmayr
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:28
Five most important publications:
  1. Menzel, A.; Zhang, Zh.; Lörting, Th.; Deisl, C.; Bertel, E.: "Correlation in low-dimensional electronic states on metal surfaces"; New J. Phys. 7, 102 (2005)
  2. Liu, X.; Klauser, F.; Memmel, N.; Bertel, E.; Pichler, Th.; Knupfer, M.; Kromka, A.; Steinmüller-Nethl, D.: "Spectroscopic Studies of Nanocrystalline Diamond Materials", Diam. Relat. Mater. 16, 1463 - 1470 (2007)
  3. Doná, E.; Lörting, Th.; Penner, S.; Minca, M.; Menzel, A.; Bertel, E.; Schoiswohl, J.; Berkebile, S.; Netzer, F. P.; Zucca, R.; Redinger, J: "Fluctuations and Striped Phase Formation in a Quasi-One-Dimensional System"; Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 186101 (2007)
  4. Dona, E; Cordin, M.; Deisl, C.; Bertel, E.; Franchini, C.; Zucca, R.; Redinger, J.: "Halogen-Induced Corrosion of Platinum"; JACS 131, 2827 - 2829 (2009)
  5. Bertel, E.; Menzel, A. (2010): Nanostructured surfaces: Dimensionally constrained electrons and correlation; in: Narlikar, A.V.; Fu, Y.Y.: Oxford Handbook of Nanoscience and Technology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, S. 308 - 354.
  • Loerting, Thomas; Bertel, Erminald: Verfahren zur Herstellung von Eis-Kristallen in einem Düsenstrahl. Österreichisches Patentamt, AT 2006-1066 A 20060623 (2007).
  • Bertel, E.; Memmel, N.; Gabl, M.: Verfahren zur Bestimmung der Eigenschaften gepresster oder gesinterter Pulvermetallurgischer Produkte. Österreichisches Patentamt, 413003 (2005).
  • M. Bachmann: ÖAW Doc-Fforte 2010-2012
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Competitive projects:
  • FWF:
    Tuning Materials Properties in One- and Zero-Dimensional Nanostructures - Correlation in Nanostructured Low-Dimensional Materials
    Laufzeit: 2003 - 2010; Mittel: 544 kEuro
Commissioned projects:
  • Industrie:
    Material- und Oberflächenanalysen
    Laufzeit: 2005 - 2010; Mittel: 58 kEuro
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Niederdimensionale Systeme an Oberflächen
  • Elektronenkorrelation
  • Selbst-organisierte cluster arrays
  • Katalyse
  • Diamant-Schichten und -Oberflächen
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Korrelierte Oberflächensysteme
  • Oberflächenoxide
  • Phasenübergänge
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
4 doctor's theses
  1. E. Dona: Surface Phase Transitions in Halogens on Platinum, Uni Innsbruck 2007
  2. M. Minca: Adsorption and Photoemission on the Quasi-1D Model SystemPt(110), Uni Innsbruck 2007
  3. M. Gabl: Nanostrukturierung von Wolfram-Oberflächen durch Selbstorganisation,Uni Innsbruck 2007
  4. F. Klauser: Surface Properties of Functionalised Diamond Surfaces, Uni Innsbruck 2009
Diploma and master theses:
7 theses
  1. A. Salcher: Characterisation of Nanocrystalline Diamond Films as Substrates for Cell-Growth, Uni Innsbruck 2005
  2. F. Klauser: Charakterisierung von nanokristallinen Diamantfilmen, Uni Innsbruck 2006
  3. P. Amann: Fermi-Surface Mapping of Nanostructured Metal Surfaces , Uni Innsbruck 2008
  4. M. Bachmann: Cobalt-Nanostrukturen auf carburiertem W(110), Uni Innsbruck 2008
  5. M. Cordin: Untersuchung der Oberflächenphasen von Adsorbaten auf Pt(110), Uni Innsbruck 2009
  6. B.A.J. Lechner:Characterisation of Bromine Adsorbate Structures on Pt(110), Uni Innsbruck 2009
  7. Ch. Braun: ARPES versus DFT: Electronic surface band structure of the Pt (110) surface , Uni Innsbruck 2009
International networking:
  • X. Liu (incoming): IFW Dresden (2006)
  • X. Liu (outgoing): University of Maryland, College Park 2007
  • B.A.J. Lechner (outgoing): Cambridge (UK) 2009
  • Ch. Braun (outgoing): Universität Konstanz (2009)
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