Research Topics

  • Density functional theory for the investigation of materials properties
  • Quantitative predictions of structural, magnetic and transport properties
  • Computational exploration of novel two-dimensional semiconductors and materials for spintronics
  • Simulation of excited electronic states within the time-dependent DFT
  • Simulation of electronic relaxation after the optical excitation with a laser pulse using the Master Equation employing microscopically determined parameters
  • Modelling of fabrication processes via molecular dynamics and Monte-Carlo simulations

Example: Investigation of elementary processes during the Au-catalytic growth of GaAs-nanowires

Elementarprozesse beim Gold-katalysierten Wachstum von GaAs-Nanodrähten


Prof. Dr. Peter Kratzer

Fakultät für Physik
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Lotharstr. 1
Raum: MG 371
47048 Duisburg
Tel.: +49-(0)203-379-3313
Fax: +49-(0)203-379-4732


Annemarie Tappert, M.A.

Raum: MG 324
Tel.: +49-(0)203-379-4731
Fax: +49-(0)203-379-4732