Klaus von Haeften


SME Coordinator

Klaus von Haeften :
Categories: Additional roles, WG2, WG3, WG4, WG5

Dr. Klaus von Haeften was born in 1967 in Memmingen, Germany. He received his PhD in 1999 from the Faculty of Physics, Hamburg University, Germany. He held  positions at the Max-Planck-Institute for Flow Research, German Electron Synchrotron DESY, Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Bochum and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester, were he was leading the Condensed Matter Physics group. In 2017 he founded Kanano GmbH in Ulm and became its director. His research is at the interface of Physics and Chemistry, making use on innovative spectroscopic methods. His work addresses nanoscale systems, their synthesis, interactions with liquids and surfaces as well as clusters in the gas phase, using molecular beams. Much of his work deals with helium clusters and droplets using monochromatic synchrotron radiation excitation, fluorescence, infrared and femtosecond spectroscopy. More recently, he has investigated excimers and clusters in liquid and supercritical helium. At Kanano, his research focusses on analytical aspects, including the detection of harmful substances and condition monitoring of lubricants, using fluorescence spectroscopy. He held visiting professor positions at the University Grenoble Alpes and the University of Innsbruck.

Within the CA21101 – CONFINED MOLECULAR SYSTEMS: FROM A NEW GENERATION OF MATERIALS TO THE STARS (COSY) Klaus works as Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Coordinator (SMEC).

Selected papers:

  1. K. von Haeften, T. Laarmann, H. Wabnitz and Th. Möller, Relaxation dynamics of 3He and 4He clusters and droplets studied by near infrared and visible fluorescence excitation spectroscopy, submitted to Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2022
  2. M. J. McNally, G. Galinis, O. Youle, M. Petr, R. Procek, L. Machala, and K. von Haeften, Silver nanoparticles by atomic vapour deposition on an alcohol micro-jet, Nanoscale Advances 2019, 1, 4041.
  3. H. Gharbi Tarchouna, N. Bonifaci, F. Aitken, L. G. Mendoza Luna and K. von Haeften, Formation of Positively Charged Liquid Helium Clusters in Supercritical Helium and their Solidification Upon Compression, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2015, 6, 3036.
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