The physicists of the Department of Chemistry and Physics of Materials provide introductory and advanced physics based teaching, which make up a fundamental part of the courses in Engineering, Chemistry and Physics of Materials, Biology and Geology. Following the Humboldt principle we aim to combine teaching and research involving students right from the beginning. We provide both experimental and theoretical expertise in physics highlighted by three core research topics: Solid State Physics, Raman Spectroscopy, and Biological Physics.
News Highlights Dates
- New Publication from the Raman Spectroscopy Group in Journal PCCP Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: Raman spectroscopic insights into the glass transition of poly(methyl methacrylate).
- New Publication from Heidi Pertl-Obermeyer: Heidi Pertl-Obermeyer* and Gerhard Obermeyer (2020) In Vivo Cross-Linking to Analyze Transient Protein–Protein Interactions. In book: Plant Proteomics, pp 273-287, Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 2139, doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-0528-8_20
- New Publication from the MorphoPhysics Group in Journal of Statistical Physics: The Emergence of Complexity from a Simple Model for Tissue Growth.
- New publication from Lukas Pichelstorfer on the theoretical modelling of biogenic aerosols: Aerosol mass yields of selected biogenic volatile organic compounds – a theoretical study with nearly explicit gas-phase chemistry.
- Congratulations to Michael Groher and Alejandro Bandres for completing their Bachelor theses. Michael did his work on developing methods to make a 3D obstacle course for cells, and Alejandro worked on the role of the shape of the guitar back influences its acoustic behaviour.
- The MorphoPhysics group welcomes 4 new Bachelor students (Leilani Tam von Berg, Robert Wenig, Max Sesselmann and Florian Kapeller) who will work on themes varying from 3D Bio-Printing, Surface Actuation, 4D imaging to theoretical modelling of the mechanics of Mussel Byssal threads.”
- New Publication from Lukas Pichelstorfer in nature communications: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-12338-8
- New publication from Andreas Roschger from the MorphoPhysics group in Acta Biomaterialia. Mechanical properties of stingray tesserae: High-resolution correlative analysis of mineral density and indentation moduli in tessellated cartilage, 2019, 96, 421-435.
- New publication from the MorphoPhysics group in Science Advances. Ehrig et al. Surface Tension Determines tissue shape and growth kinetics, 2019, Vol. 5, no. 9, eaav9394.
- News about the Radiological Measurement Laboratory of Salzburg (RMLS), in Salzburger Nachrichten. “Radioaktive Stoffe sind an Teilchen in der Luft gebunden.” (Kastler, Ursula. SN, 31.7.2019)
- Congratulations to Stephanie Achatz who successfully completed her Bachelor thesis.
- New publication from Heidi Pertl-Obermeyer from the Morphophysics group. Wu, Chu, Xi, Pertl-Obermeyer, Li, Sklodowski, Sanchez-Rodriguez, Obermeyer, Schulze, Sucrose-Induced Receptor Kinase 1 is modulated by an interacting kinase with short extracellular domain, Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, 2019.
Solid State Physics
Materials are employed in a broad spectrum of applications ranging from electronic devices via solar cells to catalysts. In electronic transport and chemical reactions the properties and processes on the atomic scale matter. The group investigates electronic properties, optical excitations, and chemical interaction using first principles modeling within the framework of density functional theory and many body perturbation theory and complimentary experiments. Recentlly our research has been focused on doping of semi conductors, realisation of quantum bits and sensors by defects in semiconductors, and adsorbate systems at the surface of solids.
The group mainly investigates and characterises condensed matter and liquid phases of both organic and inorganic materials using Raman spectroscopy and other characterization techniques.
The research group, biological physics, is focussed on understanding how physical principles and phenomena influence biological systems and the environment. There are two major research themes, one directed towards understanding the physics of morphogenesis and the other on the interactions of living systems with radiation. This work requires strong collaborations between biologists, physicists, materials scientists, mathematicians and other disciplines.