EU FET-OPEN SuperMaMa (860713)

Superconducting Mass Spectrometry and Molecule Analysis (1/2020-12/2022)

This highly interdisciplinary projects was granted by the European Commission and started with January 1st 2020, with a run time of three years. SuperMaMa is an EU FET-OPEN Research & Innovation project that aims at breaking new scientific grounds for new technologies that shall boost the capabilities of mass spectrometry and optical spectroscopy. Here we specifically target singly charged and neutral high-mass proteins. We will develop integrated superconducting nanowire arrays with advanced cryogenic onboard electronics in an advanced mass spectrometer machine. New photocleavable tags shall allow the preparation of neutral protein beams from mass-selected ions in focused transverse high-power laser fields.  The combination of all shall open new avenues for mass spectrometry, matter-wave interferometry, few-photon calorimetry and single-photon recoil spectroscopy. 

FWF MUSCLE (No. P 32543-N)

Multi-Scale Cluster Interference

MUSCLE was granted by the FWF on SEpt 2019 and allows the preparation and manipulation of large metal clusters, aiming to push matter-wave interference by another order of magnitude in mass and complexity over the state of the art.

Duration: 10/2019-9/2022


Doctoral College Advanced Functional Materials

The Doctoral College Advanced Functional Materials (DCAFM) provides doctoral education at the highest international level on the synthesis, characterization, analysis and theoretical description of novel functional materials, ranging from low-dimensional materials with exotic electronic and optical properties to soft matter systems with tailored mechanical responses to external stimuli.

DCAFM is a topical college in the Vienna Doctoral School in Physics (VDSP).

The faculty of the DCAFM consists of members of the Faculties of Physics and Chemistry of the University of Vienna with complementary backgrounds in diverse fields of materials science. Currently, the college has about 50 doctoral fellows.