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Staff Profile

Professor Alex Quandt

Position PROFESSOR
QualificationsPhD
Phone 0117176959
Email Alex.Quandt@wits.ac.za
Organisational Unit School of Physics

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.

 

Group members:

George Manyali (MSc, PhD student)

Dr. Robert Warmbier (Postdoctoral Fellow)

T his is the offical Web page of Alex Quandt, University of the Witwatersrand

PHYS 1001 (2011), PHYS 1010 (2011)

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).

 

Some 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).

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