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Research Interests

General interests

Computational and Theoretical Solid State Physics.

Coordinator of Focus area New Ultra-Hard Materials (NUHM) at the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials (CoE-SM), University of the Witwatersrand.

Current research topics

Nanomaterials, super hard materials, materials for energy.

Aperiodic solids and notions of order and disorder.

Photonics and Plasmonics.

Nanotechnology.

Publications

Book chapters

A. Quandt, M. Ferrari, A. Chiappini and A. Leymann: Glass Nanospheres and Photonic Crystals, to be published (2012).

A. Quandt, M. Ferrari and G. C. Righini: Towards Integrated Nanoelectronic and Photonic Devices, in: New Trends in Nanotechnology and Fractional Calculus Applications, Z. B. Guvenc, D. Baleanu, J. A. Tenreiro Machado (Eds.), Springer, Berlin (2010), 25 ff.

A. Quandt: Ab initio Approach to the Many-Electron Problem, in: Computational Many-Particle Physics (Lecture Notes in Physics), H. Fehske, R. Schneider, A. Weisse (Eds.), Springer, Berlin (2008), p. 415 ff.

A. Quandt: Ab initio Methods applied to Structure Optimization and Microscopic Modelling, in: Computational Many-Particle Physics (Lecture Notes in Physics), H. Fehske, R. Schneider, A. Weisse (Eds.), Springer, Berlin (2008), p. 437 ff.

Review Articles

A. Quandt and I. Boustani, Boron nanotubes, ChemPhysChem 6, p. 2001 ff. (2005).

Recent Articles

J. Kunstmann, C. Özdogan, A. Quandt and H. Fehske, Stability of Edge States and Edge Magnetism in Graphene Nanoribbons, Phys. Rev. B83, 045414 (2011).

S. I. Ben-Abraham and A. Quandt, Aperiodic sequences and notions of order and disorder, Phil. Mag. 91, 2718 (2011).

A. Quandt und H.A.M. Leymann, Simulation of Complex Dielectric Materials, Advances in Sciene and Technology 71, p. 58 ff. (2010).

A. Quandt and C. Özdogan, Feynman, Biominerals and Graphene – Basic Aspects of Nanoscience, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulations 15, 1575 (2010).

C. Armellini, A. Chiappini, A. Chiasera, M. Ferrari, Y. Jestin, E. Moser, G. Nunzi Conti, S. Pelli, A. Quandt, G. C. Righini and C. Tosello, Er3 -activated nanocomposite photonic classes and confined structures, Optical Materials 31, p. 1071 (2009).

A. Quandt, C. Özdogan, J. Kunstmann and H. Fehske, Functionalizing graphene by embedded boron clusters, Nanotechnology 19, p. 335707 ff. (2008).

J. Kunstmann, A. Quandt and I. Boustani, An approach to control the radius and the chirality of nanotubes, Nanotechnology 18, p. 155703 ff. (2007).

S. I. Ben-Abraham and A. Quandt, Hybrid quasiperiodic-periodic structures constructed by projection in two stages, Acta Cryst. A63, p. 177 ff. (2007).

A. Quandt and S. I. Ben-Abraham, Quasiperiodic-periodic structures constructed by projection in two stages : an illustrative example, Z. Kristallogr. 221, p. 759 (2006).

J. Kunstmann and A. Quandt, Broad boron sheets and boron nanotubes : An ab initio study of structural, electronic and mechanical properties, Phys. Rev. B74, p. 035413 ff. (2006).

Teaching

PHYS 1001 (2011), PHYS 1010 (2011).


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