Welcome to the workgroup of Prof. Nienhaus

Research Interest

The proof and investigation of electronic stimulations with chemical reactions on metal surfaces. Metal-semiconductor interfaces. The chemical, electronic, and photonic spectroscopy of nanoparticles. The structural, electronic, and dynamic characteristics of pure and modified semiconductor surfaces (AIGaN, SiC, III-V, Si).


Thin metal film electronic devices deliver a current when exposed to reactive gases. This is evidence for direct conversion of chemical to electronic energy and for non-adiabatic energy dissipation during surface reactions.

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Open positions

Wir sind immer auf der Suche nach Studenten, die gerne Ihre Bachelor- oder Masterarbeit bei uns machen wollen.

Aktuelle Veranstaltungen/Current lectures and seminars

 Sommersemester 2023:

Experimentalphysik 4 - Lehramt


Prof. Dr. Hermann Nienhaus
Fachbereich Physik
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Lotharstr. 1-21
Gebäude MG/MF, 2. Etage
47048 Duisburg

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