Dr Klaus von Haeften

Klaus von Haeften, quantum liquids, helium, clusters, fluorescent silicon, liquid jets, non-interacting nanoparticles in solution, CMP seminars


Reader in Nanoscience

Head of CMP groupKlaus von Haeften


Department of Physics & Astronomy,
University of Leicester,
University Road,
Leicester, LE1 7RH,
United Kingdom.


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


  • 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:
    1. H. Gharbi Tarchouna et al. Formation of Positively Charged Liquid Helium Clusters in Supercritical Helium and their Solidification upon Compression
      J. Chem. Phys. Lett. 6,  3036 (2015).
    2. G. Galinis et al. Formation of coherent rotational wavepackets in small molecule-helium clusters using impulsive alignment, Faraday Discuss. 171, 195 (2014).
    3. 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).
    4. 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).
    5. 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).