Karsten Hannewald

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We have measured a strictly linear pi plasmon dispersion along the axis of individualized single-wall carbon nanotubes, which is completely different from plasmon dispersions of graphite or bundled single-wall carbon nanotubes. Comparative ab initio studies on graphene-based systems allow us to reproduce the different dispersions. This suggests that(More)
A large variety of gas phase conformations of the amino acids glycine, alanine, and cysteine is studied by numerically efficient semi-local gradient-corrected density functional theory calculations using a projector-augmented wave scheme and periodic boundary conditions. Equilibrium geometries, conformational energies, dipole moments, vibrational modes, and(More)
Electron doping turns semiconductors conductive even when they have wide fundamental band gaps. The degenerate electron gas in the lowest conduction-band states, e.g., of a transparent conducting oxide, drastically modifies the Coulomb interaction between the electrons and, hence, the optical properties close to the absorption edge. We describe these(More)
CONSPECTUS: Organic/inorganic hybrid structures are most exciting since one can expect new properties that are absent in either of their building blocks. They open new perspectives toward the design and tailoring of materials with desired features and functions. Prerequisite for real progress is, however, the in-depth understanding of what happens on the(More)
Based on a generalized theory of charge transport in organic crystals we investigate the motion of polarons of arbitrary size. Within this theory, we analyze the influence of characteristic electronic, vibronic, and thermal energies and their role for the transport regimes. The polaron bandwidth is identified as the central temperature-dependent quantity.(More)
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A theory of time-resolved luminescence from photoexcited semiconductors is presented. It combines quantum kinetics of hot-carrier relaxation and quantum theory of spontaneous emission. Model calculations show the "transfer" of photoluminescence from the initial signal at the pump frequency via subsequent phonon replicas until the buildup of luminescence at(More)
The electronic and optical properties are studied for three conformers of amino acid molecules using gradient-corrected (spin-) density functional theory within a projector-augmented wave scheme and the supercell method. We investigate single-particle excitations such as ionization energies and electron affinities as well as pair excitations. By comparing(More)