Alexander Kaiser

Physics postdoc 


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 Current project

Computational Studies on Beryllium, Tungsten and their Mixed Systems

 Project team: Lei Chen, Dr. Ivan Sukuba



Short curriculum vitae

Since 2014 postdoctoral researcher and scientific management of the doctoral programm DK-ALM in the Institute of Ion Physics and Applied Physics, University of Innsbruck

2014 dissertation in the group of Prof. Dr. Michael Probst on 'Fullerene-Complexes in Vacuum and on Surfaces: A Computational Study'

2011 graduation in physics at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

2009-2011 Technical University Munich, Germany

Short-term research stays in California (2017, UC Berkeley), Texas (2017, Texas Tech in Lubbock), Israel (2017, Bar Illan University), Tennessee (2013, ETSU), Spain (2013, University Barcelona)

Publications 2019

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Sukuba, Ivan; Chen, Lei; Probst, Michael; Kaiser, Alexander (online first): A neural network interface for DL_POLY and its application to liquid water.

Publications 2018

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Chen, L.; Sukuba, I.; Probst, M.; Kaiser, A. (2018): Beryllium, tungsten and their alloys Be2W and Be12W: Surface defect energetics from density functional theory calculations.
    In: Journal of Nuclear Materials 16, pp. 149 - 157. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Goulart, M.; Kuhn, M.; Martini, P.; Chen, L.; Hagelberg, F.; Kaiser, A.; Scheier, P.; Ellis, A.M. (2018): Highly Stable C60AuC60+/- Dumbbells.
    In: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 9/10, pp. 2703 - 2706. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Kaiser, A.; Postler, J.; Oncak, M.; Kuhn, M.; Renzler, M.; Spieler, S.; Simpson, M.; Gatchell, M.; Beyer, M.K.; Wester, R.; Gianturco, F.A.; Scheier, P.; Calvo, F.; Yurtsever, E. (2018): Isomeric Broadening of C60+ Electronic Excitation in Helium Droplets: Experiments Meet Theory.
    In: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 9/6, pp. 1237 - 1242. (DOI)

  • Kranabetter, L.; Martini, P.; Gitzl, N.; Kuhn, M.; Saleem, F.; Rasul, B.; Darian, M.M.; Al Maalouf, E.J.; Sukuba, I.; Kaiser, A.; Goulart, M.; Bohme, D.K.; Scheier, P. (2018): Uptake and accommodation of water clusters by adamantane clusters in helium droplets: interplay between magic number clusters.
    In: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 20/33, pp. 21573 - 21579. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Mauracher, A.; Echt, O.; Ellis, A.M.; Yang, S.; Bohme, D.K.; Postler, J.; Kaiser, A.; Denifl, S.; Scheier, P. (2018): Cold physics and chemistry: Collisions, ionization and reactions inside helium nanodroplets close to zero K.
    In: Physics Reports. A Review Section of Physics Letters 751, pp. 1 - 90. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Spieler, S.; Duong, C.H.; Kaiser, A.; Duensing, F.; Geistlinger, K.; Fischer, M.; Yang, N.; Kumar, S.S.; Johnson, M.A.; Wester, R. (2018): Vibrational Predissociation Spectroscopy of Cold Protonated Tryptophan with Different Messenger Tags.
    In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part A: Molecules, Spectroscopy, Kinetics, Environment and General Theory 122/40, pp. 8037 - 8046. (DOI) (Web link)

Publications 2017

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Brezinsek, S.; ..., ...; Huber, S.; ..., ...; Kaiser, A.; ..., ...; Probst, M.; ..., ...; Sukuba, I.; et., al (2017): Plasma–wall interaction studies within the EUROfusion consortium: progress on plasmafacing components development and qualification.
    In: Nuclear Fusion 57, pp. 116041 - 116049. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Kaiser, A.; Renzler, M.; Kranabetter, L.; Schwärzler, M.; Parajuli, R.; Echt, O.; Scheier, P. (2017): On enhanced hydrogen adsorption on alkali (Cesium) doped C60 and effects of the quantum nature of the H2 molecule on physisorption energies.

  • Kranabetter, L.; Goulart, M.; Aleem, A.; Kurzthaler, T.; Kuhn, M.; Barwa, E.; Renzler, M.; Grubwieser, L.; Schwärzler, M.; Kaiser, A.; Scheier, P.; Echt, O. (2017): Cs+ Solvated in Hydrogen-Evidence for Several Distinct Solvation Shells.
    In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part C: Nanomaterials, Interfaces and Hard Matter 121/20, pp. 10887 - 10892. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Sukuba, I.; Kaiser, A.; Huber, S.; Urban, J.; Probst, M. (2017): Energetics and reactivity of small beryllium deuterides.
    In: JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR MODELING 23, Nr. 203. (DOI) (Web link)

Journal Article (Proceedings Paper)
  • Goulart, M; Kuhn, M; Kranabetter, L; Kaiser, A; Postler, J; Rastogi, M; Aleem, A; Rasul, B; Bohme, DK; Scheier, P (2017): Magic Numbers for Packing Adamantane in Helium Droplets: Cluster Cations, Dications, and Trications.
    In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part C: Nanomaterials, Interfaces and Hard Matter 121/SI 20, pp. 10767 - 10772. (DOI)

  • Hagelberg, F.; Kaiser, A.; Sukuba, I.; Probst, M. (2017): Spin filter properties of armchair graphene nanoribbons with substitutional Fe atoms.
    In: MOLECULAR PHYSICS 115/17-18, pp. 2231 - 2241. (DOI) (Web link)

Publications 2016

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Fathia, P.; Geppert, W.D.; Kaiser, A.; Ascenzi, D. (2016): Ion-neutral reaction of the C2H2N+C2H2N+ cation with C2H2: An experimental and theoretical study.
    In: Molecular Astrophysics 2, pp. 1 - 11. (DOI)

  • Gyoeroek, Michael; Kaiser, Alexander; Sukuba, Ivan; Urban, Jan; Hermansson, Kersti; Probst, Michael (2016): Surface binding energies of beryllium/tungsten alloys.
    In: Journal of Nuclear Materials 472, pp. 76 - 81. (DOI)

  • Kaiser, Alexander; Ritter, Marcel; Nazmutdinov, Renat; Probst, Michael (2016): Hydrogen Bonding and Dielectric Spectra of Ethylene Glycol-Water Mixtures from Molecular Dynamics Simulations.
    In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B: Condensed Matter, Materials, Surfaces, Interfaces & Biophysical 120/40, pp. 10515 - 10523. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Krasnokutski, S.A.; Kuhn, M.; Kaiser, A.; Mauracher, A.; Renzler, M.; Bohme, D.K.; Scheier, P. (2016): Building Carbon Bridges on and between Fullerenes in Helium Nanodroplets.
    In: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 7/8, pp. 1440 - 1445. (DOI)

  • Ralser, Stefan; Kaiser, Alexander; Probst, Michael; Postler, Johannes; Renzler, Michael; Bohme, Diethard K.; Scheier, Paul (2016): Experimental evidence for the influence of charge on the adsorption capacity of carbon dioxide on charged fullerenes.
    In: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18/4, pp. 3048 - 3055. (DOI)

  • Renzler, M.; Daxner, M.; Kranabetter, L.; Kaiser, A.; Hauser, A.W.; Ernst, W.E.; Lindinger, A.; Zillich, R.; Scheier, P.; Ellis, A.M. (2016): Communication: Dopant-induced solvation of alkalis in liquid helium nanodroplets.
    In: The Journal of Chemical Physics 145/18, Nr. 181101. (DOI)

  • Sukuba, Ivan; Kaiser, Alexander; Huber, Stefan E.; Urban, Jan; Probst, Michael (2016): Electron impact ionization cross sections of beryllium-tungsten clusters.
    In: European Physical Journal D. Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics 70/1, Article: 11. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Weinberger, N.; Ralser, S.; Renzler, M.; Harnisch, M.; Kaiser, A.; Denifl, S.; Böhme, D.K.; Scheier, P. (2016): Ion formation upon electron collisions with valine embedded in helium nanodroplets.
    In: European Physical Journal D. Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics 70, No. 91. (DOI)

Publications 2015

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Postler, J.; Renzler, M.; Kaiser, A.; Huber, S.E.; Probst, M.; Scheier, P.; Ellis, A.M. (2015): Electron-Induced Chemistry of Cobalt Tricarbonyl Nitrosyl (Co(CO)3NO) in Liquid Helium Nanodroplets.
    In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part C: Nanomaterials, Interfaces and Hard Matter 119/36, pp. 20917 - 20922. (DOI)

Publications 2014

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Kaiser, Alexander; Ismailova, Oksana; Koskela, Antti; Huber, Stefan E; Ritter, Marcel; Cosenza, Biagio; Benger, Werner; Nazmutdinov, Renat; Probst, Michael (2014): Ethylene glycol revisited: Molecular dynamics simulations and visualization of the liquid and its hydrogen-bond network.
    In: Journal of Molecular Liquids 189, pp. 20 - 29. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Kaiser, Alexander; Probst, Michael; Stretz, Michael; Holly, A.; Hagelberg, Frank (2014): Aggregates of PCBM molecules: A computational study.
    In: International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 365-366, pp. 225 - 231. (DOI)

  • Kaiser, Alexander; Vines, Francesc; Illas, Francesc; Ritter, Marcel; Hagelberg, Frank; Probst, Michael (2014): Vacancy patterning and patterning vacancies: controlled self-assembly of fullerenes on metal surfaces.
    In: Nanoscale  6, pp. 10850 - 10858. (DOI)

  • Zöttl, S.; Kaiser, A.; Daxner, M.; Goulart, M.; Mauracher, A.; Probst, M.; Hagelberg, F.; Denifl, S.; Scheier, P.; Echt, O. (2014): Ordered phases of ethylene adsorbed on charged fullerenes and their aggregates.
    In: CARBON 69, pp. 206 - 220. (DOI) (Web link)

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Kaiser, Alexander; Mauracher, A.; Scheier, P.; Probst, M.; Echt, O.; Hagelberg, F. (2014): Simulations of C60 aggregates decorated with small molecules.
    In: Stock, D.; Wester, R.; Scheier, P.: XIXth Symposium on Atomic, Cluster and Surface Physics 2014 (SASP 2014). February 8 - 14, 2014. Obergurgl, Austria. Contributions. Innsbruck: innsbruck university press (IUP) (= Conference Series), ISBN 978-3-902936-26-4, pp. 180 - 183. (Web link)

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