Dr. Yuning Guo is Hunt Fellow 2018-2019

Dr. Yuning Guo (Project A01)  awarded the 42nd Hunt Fellow in Acoustics

The Acoustical Society of America has selected Dr. Yuning Guo of the University of Konstanz as its 2018-2019 Frederick V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Acoustics. With her successful research proposal “Terahertz coherent phonons in thermal conduction modulation” she will help advance research in the field of physical acoustics by providing useful insights into how to manipulate heat in non-metallic materials. The...

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Topological guiding of elastic waves in phononic metamaterials based on 2D pentamode structures

Topological guiding of elastic waves in phononic metamaterials based on 2D pentamode structures

The study of topological states in non-electron based systems has made a flourishing development in recent years. However, compared to the steadily growing amount of topological works of acoustic waves in phononic systems, fewer works are focused on elastic waves in solid state devices due to increased difficulties in the control of the propagation of elastic waves and the higher requirements for...

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Peltier cooling in molecular junctions

Prof. Juan Carlos Cuevas has been in Konstanz for 2x6 months as Mercator Fellow of the SFB767. This is a paper related to the fellowship, where a calorimetry technique with picowatt sensitivity enables the experimental observation of cooling in molecular junctions.

Abstract: The study of thermoelectricity in molecular junctions is of fundamental interest for the development of various technologies including cooling (refrigeration) and heat-to-electricity conversion. Recent experimental progress...

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Quantized thermal transport in single-atom junctions

Thermal transport in individual atomic junctions and chains is of great fundamental interest due to unique quantum effects expected to arise in them. Here, by employing novel, custom-fabricated, picowatt-resolution calorimetric scanning probes, we measure the thermal conductance of gold and platinum metallic wires down to single-atom junctions. Our work reveals that the thermal conductance of gold single atom junctions is quantized at room temperature and shows that the Wiedemann-Franz law...

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1st Tina Ulmer-Lehrpreis for Prof. Dr. Elke Scheer

On Friday 16th of November 2012 Prof. Dr. Elke Scheer has been awarded with the first Tina Ulmer-Lehrpreis (Tina Ulmer Prize for Teaching) for her innovative course  "Molecular Electronics: An Introduction to Theory and Experiment".

This course was given with Prof. Dr. Carlos Cuevas from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (E) during the winter semester 2011-2012 at the University of Konstanz and the Helmholtz-Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf.

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SFB 767 "Controlled Nanosystems" extended until 2015

The German Research Foundation has granted the extension of the Collaborative Research Center 767 “Controlled Nanosystems: Interaction and Interfacing to the Macroscale” from 2012 to 2015 with a total funding of 7.3 million euros.

In collaboration with the Department of Chemistry and the Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart one of the central branches of research of the Department of Physics with outstanding results throughout the last four years will be continued.

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ERC advanced grant for SFB 767 principal investigator

Ultra-short time scales form the field of work of Prof. Dr. Alfred Leitenstorfer. They are so short that they no longer can be detected with electronic time sensors, but only with optical devices – with lasers. The professor of experimental physics and director of the Centre for Applied Photonics (CAP) at the University of Konstanz was awarded the Advanced Grant of the European Research Council (ERC). This is the most highly endowed research prize at the European level.

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SFB 767 principal investigator and an American team prove that the diamond is a subatomic storage medium

An international collaborative project between the University of Konstanz and the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, marks an important step towards quantum computing: In the Konstanz working group headed by theoretical physicist, Prof. Guido Burkard, the idea was developed to use the atomic nucleus of the nitrogen vacancy centers as storage units for a quantum computer of the future. In California, the theory was confirmed theoretically under the lead responsibility of the physicist...

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