Assoc.-Prof. Dr.

Peter Puschnig

Institut für Physik
Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Universitätsplatz 5, 8010 Graz
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My research group is dealing with ab-initio electronic structure calculations based on density functional theory (DFT) and its application to a variety of crystalline solids. Materials of interest range from metallic alloys to organic semiconductors. The focus is on structural and electronic properties as well as on light-matter interaction. A detailed research description can be found here.

Selected publications.

  • Tracing orbital images on ultrafast time scales (PDF)
    Wallauer, R.; Raths, M.; Stallberg, K.; Münster, L.; Brandstetter, D.; Yang, X.; Güdde, J.; Puschnig, P.; Soubatch, S.; Kumpf, C.; Bocquet, F. C.; Tautz, F. S. & Höfer, U.
    Science 371, 1056-1059 (2021).
  • Identifying surface reaction intermediates with photoemission tomography (PDF)
    X. Yang, L. Egger, P. Hurdax, H. Kaser, D. Lueftner, F. C. Bocquet, G. Koller, A. Gottwald, P. Tegeder, M. Richter, M. G. Ramsey, P. Puschnig, S. Soubatch and F. S. Tautz
    Nature Communications 10, 3189 (2019).
  • Charge Transfer and Orbital Level Alignment at Inorganic/Organic Interfaces: The Role of Dielectric Interlayers (PDF)
    M. Hollerer, D. Lueftner, P. Hurdax, T. Ules, S. Soubatch, F.S. Tautz, G. Koller, P. Puschnig, M. Sterrer, M.G. Ramsey
    ACS Nano 11, 6252-6260 (2017).
  • Exploring three-dimensional orbital imaging with energy dependent photoemission tomography (PDF)
    S. Weiss, D. Lüftner, T. Ules, E. M. Reinisch, H. Kaser, A. Gottwald, M. Richter, S. Soubatch, G. Koller, M. G. Ramsey, F. S. Tautz, and P. Puschnig;
    Nature Communications 6, 8287 (2015).
  • Imaging the wave functions of adsorbed molecules (PDF)
    D. Lueftner, T. Ules, E.M. Reinisch, G. Koller, S. Soubatch, F. S. Tautz, M. G. Ramsey, and P. Puschnig;
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 111, 605-610 (2014).
  • Hybridization of Organic Molecular Orbitals with Substrate States at Interfaces: PTCDA on Silver (PDF)
    J. Ziroff, F. and Forster, A. Schoell, P. Puschnig, F. Reinert;
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 233004 (2010).
  • Reconstruction of Molecular Orbital Densities from Photoemission Data (PDF)
    P. Puschnig, S. Berkebile, A. J. Fleming, G. Koller, G., K. Emtsev, T. Seyller, J. D. Riley, C. Ambrosch-Draxl, F. P. Netzer, and M. G. Ramsey;
    Science 326, 702-706 (2009).
  • Characterization of Step-Edge Barriers in Organic Thin-Film Growth (PDF)
    G. Hlawacek, P. Puschnig, P. Frank, A. Winkler, C. Ambrosch-Draxl, and C. Teichert;
    Science 321, 108 (2008).
  • Importance of Van Der Waals Interaction for Organic Molecule-Metal Junctions: Adsorption of Thiophene on Cu(110) as a Prototype (PDF)
    P. Sony, P. Puschnig, D. Nabok, C. Ambrosch-Draxl;
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 176401 (2007).

A list of all publications can be found here.
Peter Puschnig
Institut für Physik, Karl-Franzens Universität Graz, Austria