Dr Klaus von Haeften
Reader in Nanoscience
Department of Physics & Astronomy,
University of Leicester,
Leicester, LE1 7RH,
Office: room S5, 2nd floor, Physics Main Bldg
Tel: +44 (0) 116 252 3525
Fax: +44 (0) 116 252 2770
email: kvh6 [at] le.ac.uk
- Office Hours: Thursdays 10 - 11 am
- Biography: I studied Physics at the University of Hamburg and graduated with a Diploma in 1995 and a PhD in 1999. I worked at the Max Planck Institute for Flow Research, the German Electron Synchrotron DESY and the University of Bochum before being appointed in Leicester.
- Research Interests: my research areas are fundamental properties and applications of quantum fluids, clusters and nano-structured material
- List of peer-reviewed publications
- Research Projects: (i) impulsive alignment of small molecule-helium clusters; (ii) fluorescence spectroscopy of single molecules in liquid helium; (iii) nanoparticle formation via deposition of metals onto liquid jets and supersonic cluster beams.
- Enterprise: founder of NANOTX Ltd.
- Collaborations: Nelly Bonifaci and Frederik Aitken, CNRS, Grenoble; Andrew M. Ellis, and Shengfu Yang, University of Leicester; Tim Laarmann, DESY, Hamburg; Robert E. Zillich, University of Linz; Marius Lewerenz and Mirjana Mladenovic, University of Paris; Tamar Seideman, Northwestern University; Karl-Heinz Meiwes-Broer, University of Rostock; Arnaud Rouzee, Max Born Institute.
- Supervision of PhD sudents: (i) Atea Akraiam; (ii) Hanieh Yazdanfar; (iii) Luis Guillermo Mendoza Luna; (iv) Mumin Koç; (v) Gediminas Galinis; (vi) Mike McNally; (vii) Nagham Shiltagh and (viii) Oliver Youle
- Available PhD themes: Interactions of nanoclusters in liquids and on surfaces/ metal particle growth at the gas-liquid interface, nanoparticle refinement for industrial application, molecular interactions in quantum fluids at the nanoscale
- Teaching: (1) opt.1609 1st year Introduction to Nanophysics (2) PA2900 2nd year Labs in general physics, (3) opt.294 2nd year Electronic Labs, (4) opt.2910 2nd Year Grep (Measuring Nanoaerosols), (5) 3rd Year I-Sciences, (6) 3rd year projects, (7) 4th year projects, (8) opt.4621 4th year Nanostructures and (9) Experimental Methods in Nanoscience (postgraduate lecture) Blackboard.
- Outreach: Artemis - the superfast XUV laser, fluorescent silicon nanoparticles
- Other: Organisation of CMP seminars, CMP representative of Equality and Diversity Working Group (EDWG)
- Recent Publications:
- G. Galinis et al. Probing the structure and dynamics of molecular clusters using rotational wavepackets, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 043004 (2014).
- G. Galinis et al. Formation of coherent rotational wavepackets in small molecule-helium clusters using impulsive alignment, Faraday Discuss. (2014) DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00099D.
- K. von Haeften et al. Size and Isotope Effects of Helium Clusters and Droplets: Identification of Surface and Bulk-Volume Excitations, J. Phys. Chem. A 115, 7316 (2011).
- A Brewer and K von Haeften, In-situ passivation and blue luminescence of silicon clusters using a cluster-beam/H2O co-deposition production method, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 261102 (2009).
- Z.-L. Li et al. Spectroscopic investigation of liquid helium excited by a corona discharge: evidence for bubbles and ’red satellites’, Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. 47, 22821 (2009).