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5th June

Invited Lecture at CIMTEC Conference 

Sven gave an invited lecture on "Low-temperature Synthesis of Metastable Materials with Anisotropic Morphology" and chaired a sessionat the CIMTEC conference in Perugia, Italy.


30th May

Institute Seminar Contribution ("Focus Materials Chemistry")

Ivan Zivadinovic presented the results of his MSc project on temperature-dependence on Ga-supported Ge nanowire growth.

2nd May

New Paper published in Chemical Monthly

Our paper  entitled "Solution-based Low Temperature Synthesis of Germanium Nanorods and Nanowires" has been accepted for publication in Monatshefte für Chemie- Chemical Monthly.  Link to the paper


18th April

Paper online in Scientific Reports

A collaborative paper with Michael Huth's group from Goethe-University Frankfurt has been published. The paper entitled  ´Direct-write of free-form building blocks for artificial magnetic 3D lattices´ can be downloaded here:

Link to the paper

07th March 2018

Seminar at the Ångström Laboratories

Sven gave a talk in the inorganic chemistry seminar series entitled: "Metalorganic Precursors in Material Synthesis: From Hyperdoping and Metastable Materials Composition to Integration Issues"
Very interesting to see the facilities and to chat with Swedish colleagues. Many thanks to Gunnar Westin and Mats Bomann for the invitation.
 

06th March 2018

Our Research on Metastable Materials Highlighted

A general description / layman summary of our latest two articles on Ga and Sn incorporation in Ge has been published on several platforms:

TU Wien Presseaussendung: Nanostrukturen aus bisher unmöglichem Material
 Zeitschriftenartikel in "der standard":  Neue Methode verhilft zu bisher unmöglichem Material

Des Weiteren auf folgenden Internetportalen:
Chemie.de  ;  myscience.at ;  pro-physik.de  ;   ScienceDaily.com  ;   eurekalert.org  ; phys.org  ;  tu-austria.at  ;  moneycab.com   ;   extremnews.com   ;  



27th February 2018

New Paper accepted in ACS Sensors

Our paper  entitled "Site-specific growth and in situ integration of different nanowire material networks on a single chip: towards a nanowire-based electronic nose for gas detection"  has been accepted for publication in ACS Sensors.
The paper can be downloaded here:  Link to the Paper


27th February 2018

Paper published in ACS Nano

Our paper  entitled "Direct Synthesis of Hyperdoped Germanium Nanowires"  has been published in ACS Nano. The article is open access.

Link to the Paper
14th February 2018

Paper online in Beilstein J. Nanotechnol.

A collaborative paper with  with colleagues from Goethe University Frankfurt, Johns Hopkins University and University of Iceland has been published in Beilstein J. Nanotechnol.. The paper entitled "Electron interactions with the heteronuclear carbonyl precursor H2FeRu3(CO)13 and comparison with HFeCo3(CO)12: from fundamental gas phase and surface science studies to focused electron beam induced deposition"   can be downloaded here:    Link to the Paper


8th February 2018

Paper online in JPC C

A collaborative paper with colleagues of Johns Hopkins University and University of Iceland has been published in Journal of Physical Chemistry. The paper entitled "Electron Induced Surface Reactions of HFeCo3(CO)12, a Bimetallic Precursor for Focused Electron Beam Induced Deposition (FEBID)"   can be downloaded here:  Link to the Paper
The study was highlighted on the  COVERJournal Cover
8th February 2018

Award ceremony highlighted  in Nachrichten aus der Chemie

Michael Seifner received the certificate for his "Diploma Thesis Award" from the GÖCH at the Chemietage Meeting in Salzburg (26.09.2017). All in all an interesting meeting with this bonus for Michael.


26. Nov.- 01. Dec 2017

5 Contributions at MRS Fall Meeting 2017 in Boston  

Michael presented a talk on GeSn alloy growth and thermal behaviour. In addition, Sven gave three talks related to low temperature growth of metastable Ge-based semiconductors and nanowire-based sensors.
Moreover, Sven presented our research on "Direct Deposition of Nanowires for Environmental Monitoring" in a student sympossium  "International Summit of the MRS University Chapters on Sustainability and Nanotechnology”.



7th November 2017

New Paper Online

Our study on the growth and thermal stability of Ge/Sn nanorods entitled  "Pushing the composition limit of anisotropic Ge1−xSnx nanostructures and determination of their thermal stability" has been published in Chemistry of Materials. Well done to Michael and the other co-authors.  Link to the paper



26th September 2017

Best MSc thesis Award  

Michael received an award from the Austrian Chemical Society (GÖCH) for his outstanding MSc thesis.  Well done Michael!





25-27th September 2017

3 Contributions at Chemietage 2017 

Michael presented a poster on GeSn growth and thermal behaviour and Sven gave a talk related to low temperature growth of Ge-based semiconductors. In addition, a poster on the site-selective growth of nanowires was presented at this biannully conference of the Austrian Chemical Society (GÖCH).




23th June 2017

New Paper Online

A collaborative paper with  with colleagues of the University of Iceland has been published in Chemical Science. The paper entitled "Formation and decay of negative ion states up to 11 eV above the ionization energy of the nanofabrication precursor HFeCo3(CO)12" can be downloaded here:   Link to the online article

The article has been featured on the HOT PAPER blog of Chemical Science. 


7th June 2017

New Paper Online

Our study related to AACVD using aminoalkoxides has been published online in Monatshefte für Chemie.  The paper entitled "Aerosol-assisted CVD of thioether-functionalised indium aminoalkoxides" can be downloaded here:     Paper download


30th May 2017

Michael Presents a Poster at the Nanowire Week 2017

Michael attended the Nanowire Week workshop in Lund and presented some of his results on Ge1-xSnx nanostructure growth.
Poster in our gallery

2nd March 2017

New Paper Online

A collaborative paper with S. Biswas and Prof. J. D. Holmes has been published in Nano Research. The paper entitled "Inducing Imperfections in Germanium Nanowires" can be downloaded here:
Paper Download


6th February 2017

We Congratulate Lukas Hrachowina

for passing his MSc viva with distinction. Well done Lukas! We wish him all the best for the following military service.



10th December 2016

New Paper Published  

A collaborative paper with our colleagues from Barcelona is online on the Sensors & Actuators B webpage.  The article is entitled "Low temperature humidity sensor based on Ge nanowires selectively grown on suspended microhotplates", which is the first report using Ge for sensing purposes.
Link to the online article


9th December 2016

Christmas Party 

We celebrated a successful 2016 with some homemade food  and good company.


7th December 2016

"Award of Excellence" for Felix's PhD Thesis

Felix Biegger received an "Award of Excellence" sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy. This award is presented to the 40 best PhD theses in Austria among all disciplines. Congratulations Felix.


7th December 2016

Institute Seminar Contribution ("Focus Materials Chemistry")

Lukas Hrachowina presented the results of his MSc project on site-selective growth of nanowires.


5th December 2016

Presentation of Bachelor Thesis

Vera Kunz presented the results of her BSc project in a seminar for fellow BSc students.


2th December 2016

Invited Lecture and Poster at MRS Fall Meeting 

Sven gave an invited lecture on "Site-Specific Growth and in situ Integration of Nanowires for Sensing Applications", chaired a session in  and presented a poster entitled "Synthesis of GeSn Alloy Nanowires with High Tin Content Using Molecular Sources" at the MRS Fall Meeting in Boston.


10th November 2016

Presentation of Bachelor Thesis

Joseph Ring gave a nice presentation of his BSc project in a seminar for fellow BSc students.


2nd September 2016

New Paper Published 

Our collaboration with colleagues at the University of Iceland resulted in the first joint paper entitled "Structure and energetics in dissociative electron attachment to HFeCo3(CO)12". The study has been published in the European Physical Journal D.
Link to the publishers website


11th August 2016

New Paper Online

A collaborative paper with the AIT has been published in Applied Materials & Interfaces.  The article is entitled "High-k Dielectric Passivation: Novel Considerations Enabling Cell Specific Lysis Induced by Electric Fields".
Link to the paper


1st August 2016

New Paper Published

Our paper "Thioether functionalised Gallium and Indium Alkoxides in Materials Synthesis" has been publshed in New Journal of Chemistry.
Well done Felix!
An open access version of the paper can be downloaded here:
Link to the PDF version


26th July 2016

New Paper Published

A collaborative paper with our colleagues from Barcelona has been published in Sensors & Actuators B.  The article is entitled "Gas sensors based on individual indium oxide nanowire"
Link to the paper


8th July 2016

We Congratulate Michael Seifner

for passing his MSc viva with distinction. Well done! We wish him best of luck for the following PhD thesis in our group.




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