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ESG Nano Prize 2018
Advancement award for publications in nanoscience and nanotechnology

Erwin Schrödinger Society for Nanosciences awards the ESG-Nano-Prize 2018 in the categories "sciences" and "life sciences" for exceptional, innovative publications in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. This advancement award is aimed towards supporting talented young scientists.

The prize is only awarded to natural persons at an early stage of their career. The applicant has to be the main contributor (e.g. first author, corresponding author) of a peer reviewed, original paper that has been accepted for publication since January 2016 and the work must have been carried out, at least in part, in an austrian research institution.

The ESG-Nano-Prize 2018 will be awarded on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in the course of the 3rd ESG-Symposium 2018. The award includes prize money of € 4.000,- that can be awarded to as a whole or split.

Applications (one-page letter of motivation, the paper, publishable half-page popular scientific abstract, curriculum vitae) are accepted until April 15, 2018 via e-mail to the secretary general, Oskar Armbruster (oskar.armbruster@univie.ac.at)

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ESG-Nano-Prize 2018
Optically driven ultra-stable nanomechanical rotor
Nature Communications 8 (2017) 1670; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01902-9
S. Kuhna, B.A. Sticklerb, A. Kosloffc, F. Patolskyc, K. Hornberger2, M. Arndta, J. Millena
a University of Vienna, Faculty of Physics, VCQ, Vienna Austria
b University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany
c Tel-Aviv University, School of Chemistry, Israel

Controlled Generation of a p−n Junction in a Waveguide Integrated Graphene Photodetector
Nano Letters 16 (2016) 7107; DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b03374
S. Schulera, D. Schallb, D. Neumaierb, L. Dobuscha, O. Bethgec, B. Schwarzc, M. Kralla, T. Muellera
a Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Photonics, Vienna, Austria
b AMO GmbH, Aachen, Germany
c Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Solid State Electronics, Austria

Porous single crystalline 4H silicon carbide rugate mirrors
APL Materials 5 (2017) 106106; DOI: 10.1063/1.5001876
M. Leitgeb, C. Zellner, M. Schneider, U. Schmid
TU Wien, Institute of Sensor and Actuator Systems, Vienna, Austria

Life science
Peptide self-assembly into lamellar phases and the formation of lipid-peptide nanostructures
Nano Research 11 (2018) 913; DOI: 10.1007/s12274-017-1702-4
K. Kornmuellera, B. Lehofera, G. Leitingerb, H. Amenitschc, R. Prassla
a Medical University of Graz, Institute of Biophysics, BioTechMed-Graz, Graz, Austria
b Medical University of Graz, Institute of Cell Biology, Histology and Embryology, Research Unit Electron Microscopic Techniques, Graz, Austria
c Graz University of Technology, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Graz, Austria

Homogeneous Protein Analysis by Magnetic Core−Shell Nanorod Probes
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8 (2016) 8893; DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b11925
S. Schrittwiesera, B. Pelazb, W.J. Parakb, c, S. Lentijo-Mozoc, K. Soulanticad, J. Dieckhoffe, F. Ludwige, T. Altantzisf, S. Balsf, J. Schottera
a Molecular Diagnostics, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria
b Philipps-Universität Marburg, Fachbereich Physik, Marburg, Germany
c CIC Biomagune, San Sebastian, Spain
d Université de Toulouse, Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie des Nano-objets (LPCNO); INSA, UPS, CNRS, Toulouse, France
e TU Braunschweig, Institute of Electrical Measurement and Fundamental Electrical Engineering, Braunschweig, Germany
f University of Antwerp, Electron Microscopy for Materials Research (EMAT), Antwerp, Belgium

Condensation and Demixing in Solutions of DNA Nanostars and Their Mixtures
ACS Nano 11 (2017) 2094; DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b08287
E. Locatellia, P.H. Handleb, C.N. Likosa, F. Sciortinob, c, L. Rovigattia, d
a University of Vienna, Faculty of Physics, Vienna, Austria
b Sapienza-Università di Roma, Dipartimento di Fisica, Roma, Italy
c Istituto Sistemi Complessi (CNR-ISC), Roma, Italy
d Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, U.K.
ESG-Nano-Prize 2016
Three dimensional sensitivity characterization of plasmonic nanorods for refractometric biosensors
Nanoscale 8 (2016) 2974; DOI: 10.1039/C5NR06401E
V. Leitgeba, A. Trüglera, S. Köstlerb, M.K. Kruga, U. Hohenestera, A. Hohenaua, A. Leitnera, J.R. Krenna
a University of Graz, Institute of Physics, Graz, Austria
b JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, MATERIALS-Institut für Oberflächentechnologien und Photonik, Graz, Austria

Chiral nanophotonic waveguide interface based on spin-orbit interaction of light
Science 346 (2014) 67; DOI: 10.1126/science.1257671
J. Petersen, J. Volz, A. Rauschenbeutel
TU Wien–Atominstitut, Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology, Vienna, Austria

Stimulated Emission Depletion Lithography with Mercapto-Functional Polymers
ACS Nano 10 (2016) 1954; DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b05863
B. Bucheggera, J. Kreutzerb, B. Plochbergerc,d, R. Wollhofena, D. Sivuna, J. Jacaka,d, G.J. Schützc, U. Schubertb, T.A. Klara
a Johannes Kepler University Linz, Institute of Applied Physics, Linz, Austria
b TU Wien, Institute of Materials Chemistry, Vienna, Austria
c TU Wien, Institute of Applied Physics, Vienna, Austria
d Campus Linz, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Linz, Austria

In Situ FTIR and in Situ QMB Study of the Electrochemistry of Graphene Oxide on Platinum
Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2015); DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b03234
M. Pfaffeneder-Kmen, F. Bausch, G. Trettenhahn, W. Kautek
University of Vienna, Department of Physical Chemistry, Vienna, Austria

Soft self-assembled nanoparticles with temperature-dependent properties
Nanoscale 8 (2016) 3288; DOI: 10.1039/c5nr04661k
L. Rovigatti, B. Capone, C.N. Likos
University of Vienna, Faculty of Physics, Vienna, Austria
ESG-Nano-Prize 2014
Unravelling the Nature of Unipolar Resistance Switching in Organic Devices by Utilizing the Photovoltaic Effect
Advanced Materials 26 (2014) 2508; DOI: 10.1002/adma.201305369
S. Naua, S. Saxa, E.J.W. List-Kratochvila,b
a NanoTecCenter Weiz Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Weiz, Austria
b Graz University of Technology, Institute of Solid State Physics, Graz, Austria

Optical near-field excitation at commercial scanning probe microscopy tips: a theoretical and experimental investigation
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 16 (2014) 2289; DOI: 10.1039/C3CP51730F
C. Hubera,c, A. Trüglerb, U. Hohenesterb, Y. Priorc, W. Kauteka
a University of Vienna, Department of Physical Chemistry, Vienna, Austria
b Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Department of Physics, Graz, Austria
c The Weizmann Institute of Science, Department of Chemical Physics, Rehovot, Israel

Imaging the wave functions of adsorbed molecules
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111 (2014) 605; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1315716110
D. Lüftnera, T. Ulesa, E.M. Reinischa, G. Kollera, S. Soubatchb,c, F.S. Tautzb,c, M.G. Ramseya, P. Puschniga
a Karl-Franzens University Graz, Institute of Physics, Graz, Austria
b Forschungszentrum Jülich, Peter Grünberg Institut (PGI-3), Jülich, Germany
c Jülich Aachen Research Alliance, Fundamentals of Future Information Technology, Jülich, Germany
ESG-Nano-Prize 2012
Dark Plasmonic Breathing Modes in Silver Nanodisks
Nano Letters 12 (2012) 5780; DOI: 10.1021/nl3030938
F.-P. Schmidta,b, H. Ditlbacherb, U. Hohenesterb, A. Hohenaub, F. Hofera, J.R. Krennb
a Institute for Electron Microscopy and Fine Structure Research (FELMI), Graz University of Technology, 8010 Graz, Austria
b Institute of Physics, University of Graz, 8010 Graz, Austria

Dielectric response of doped organic semiconductor devices: P3HT:PCBM solar cells
Physical Review B 84 (2011) 085208; DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.84.085208
O. Armbrustera, C. Lungenschmiedb, S. Bauera
a Department of Soft Matter Physics, Johannes Kepler University, Altenberger Straße 69, A-4040 Linz, Austria
b Konarka Austria F&E GmbH, Altenberger Straße 69, A-4040 Linz, Austria

Controlled addressing of quantum dots by nanowire plasmons
Applied Physics Letters 100 (2012) 231102; DOI: 10.1063/1.4725490
C. Gruber1, P. Kusar1,2, A. Hohenau1, J.R. Krenn1
a Institute of Physics, Karl-Franzens-University, Universitaetsplatz 5, 8010 Graz, Austria
b Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Polarity Switching of Charge Transport and Thermoelectricity in Self-Assembled Monolayer Devices
Applied Physics Letters 100 (2012) 231102; DOI: 10.1063/1.4725490
D.A. Eggera,b, F. Rissnerb, E. Zojerb, G. Heimela
a Institut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Brook-Taylor-Strasse 6, 12489 Berlin, Germany
b Institute of Solid State Physics, Graz University of Technology, Petersgasse 16, 8010 Graz, Austria
ESG-Nano-Prize 2010
Observation of strong coupling between a micromechanical resonator and an optical cavity field
Nature 460 (2009) 724; DOI: 10.1038/nature08171
S. Gröblachera,b, K. Hammererc,d, M.R. Vannera,b, M. Aspelmeyera
a Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Boltzmanngasse 3, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
b Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Strudlhofgasse 4, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
c Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Technikerstraße 21a, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
d Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Innsbruck, Technikerstrasse 25, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Wave and Particle in Molecular Interference Lithography
Physical Review Letters 103 (2009) 263601; DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.263601
T. Juffmanna, S. Truppea, P. Geyera, A.G. Majora, S. Deachapunyaa,b, H. Ulbrichta,3, M. Arndta
a Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1090 Vienna, Austria
b Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Burapha University, Chonburi 20131, Thailand
c School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom

Fluorescent S-layer protein colloids
Soft Matter 6 (20109 3809; DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00008F
B Kainza, K. Steinera,b, U.B. Sleytra, D. Puma, J.L. Toca-Herrerac
a Department of NanoBiotechnology, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria
b Biomolecular Science Research Complex, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, Scotland
c CICbiomaGUNE, Biosurfaces Unit, Paseo Miramón 182, San Sebastián, Spain

Poisson’s spot with molecules
Physical Review A 79 (2009) 053823; DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.79.053823
T. Reisingera, A.A. Patelb, H. Reingruberc, K. Fladischerc, W.E. Ernstc, G. Braccod, H.I. Smithb, B. Holsta
a Department of Physics and Technology, University of Bergen, Allégaten 55, 5007 Bergen, Norway
b NanoStructures Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
c Institute of Experimental Physics, Graz University of Technology, Petersgasse 16, 8010 Graz, Austria
d Department of Physics and CNR-IMEM, University of Genova, V. Dodecaneso 33, 16146 Genova, Italy

SensLED: An Electro-Optical Active Probe for Oxygen Determination
Advanced Materials 21 (2009) 3483; DOI: 10.1002/adma.200802237
S. Saxa,b, E. Fisslthalera,b, S. Kappaunac, C. Konradc, K. Waichd, T. Mayrd, C. Slugovce, I. Klimantd, E.J.W. Lista,b
a NanoTecCenter Weiz Forschungsgesellschaft mbH Franz-Pichler Strasse 32, Weiz 8160 (Austria)
b Institute of Solid State Physics Graz University of Technology Petersgasse 16, Graz 8010 (Austria)
c Institute of Chemical Process Development and Control Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH Steyrergasse 17-19, Graz 8010 (Austria)
d Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Radiochemistry Graz University of Technology Technikerstrasse 4, Graz 8010 (Austria)
e Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials Graz University of Technology Stremayrgasse 16, Graz 8010 (Austria)

Femtosecond laser interaction with pulsed-laser deposited carbon thin films of nanoscale thickness
Applied Physics A 102 (2011) 27; DOI: 10.1007/s00339-010-6013-5
M. Forstera, L. Égerházia,b,c, C. Haselbergera, C. Hubera, W. Kauteka
a Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Währinger Straße 42, 1090, Vienna, Austria
b Department of Optics and Quantum Electronics, University of Szeged, POB 406, 6701, Szeged, Hungary
c Institute of Medical Physics and Biophysics, University of Szeged, Dóm tér 13, 6720, Szeged, Hungary
ESG-Nano-Prize 2008
Organic plasmon-emitting diode
Nature Photonics 2 (2008) 684; DOI: 10.1038/nphoton.2008.200
D.M. Kollera,b, A. Hohenaua,b, H. Ditlbachera,b, N. Gallera,b, F. Reila,b, F.R. Aussenegga,b, A. Leitnera,b, E.J.W. Listc,d, J.R. Krenna,b
a Institute of Physics, Karl-Franzens-University, A-8010 Graz, Austria
b Erwin Schrödinger Institute for Nanoscale Research, Karl-Franzens-University, A-8010 Graz, Austria
c Christian Doppler Laboratory for Advanced Functional Materials, Institute of Solid State Physics, Graz University of Technology, A-8010 Graz, Austria
d NanoTecCenter Weiz Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, A-8160 Weiz, Austria

Chemical Control of Local Doping in Organic Thin-Film Transistors: From Depletion to Enhancement
Advanced Materials 20 (2008) 3143; DOI: 10.1002/adma.200800058
P. Pachera, A. Lexa, V. Proscheka, H. Etschmaierb, E. Tchernychovac, M. Sezenc, U. Scherfd, W. Groggerc, G. Trimmelb, C. Slugovcb, E. Zojera
a Institute of Solid State Physics Graz University of Technology Petersgasse 16, 8010 Graz (Austria)
b Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials Graz University of Technology Stremayrgasse 16, 8010 Graz (Austria)
c Institute for Electron Microscopy (FELMI) Graz University of Technology Steyrergasse 17, 8010 Graz (Austria)
d Department of Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry University of Wuppertal 42097 Wuppertal (Germany)