Priv.-Doz. Dr. Peter Lunkenheimer

Experimental Physics V
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Curriculum vitae:


1989             Diplom-Physiker, Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz

1989-1991    Research Assistant, Institute of Physics, Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz

1992             Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz

1992-1996    Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Institute of Solid State Physics, Technical University Darmstadt

1996-2006    Akademischer Rat, University of Augsburg

2000             Habilitation (Experimental Physics), University of Augsburg

2000             Appointment to "Privatdozent" at the University of Augsburg

2006-2017    Akademischer Oberrat, University of Augsburg

since 2017   Akademischer Direktor, University of Augsburg



Research foci:


  • Broadband and nonlinear dielectric spectroscopy
  • Glass transition and supercooled liquids
  • Electrolytes and ionic conductivity
  • Ferroelectrics and Multiferroics
  • Plastic crystals
  • Colossal-dielectric-constant materials




10 highlighted publications out of > 250; click here for a complete list


P. Lunkenheimer, A. Pimenov, M. Dressel, Yu.G. Goncharov, R. Böhmer, and A. Loidl, "Fast dynamics of glass-forming glycerol studied by dielectric spectroscopy", Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 318 (1996).


U. Schneider, R. Brand, P. Lunkenheimer, and A. Loidl, "Excess wing in the dielectric loss of glass formers: A Johari-Goldstein b relaxation?", Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 5560 (2000).


J. Hemberger, P. Lunkenheimer, R. Fichtl, H.-A. Krug von Nidda, V. Tsurkan, and A. Loidl, "Relaxor ferroelectricity and colossal magnetocapacitive coupling in ferromagnetic CdCr2S4", Nature 434, 364 (2005).


P. Lunkenheimer, R. Wehn, U. Schneider, and A. Loidl, "Glassy aging dynamics", Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 055702 (2005).


S. Krohns, P. Lunkenheimer, S. Meissner, A. Reller, B. Gleich, A. Rathgeber, T. Gaugler, H.U. Buhl, D.C. Sinclair, and A. Loidl, "The route to resource-efficient novel materials", Nature Mater. 10, 899 (2011).


P. Lunkenheimer, J. Müller, S. Krohns, F. Schrettle, A. Loidl, B. Hartmann, R. Rommel, M. de Souza, C. Hotta, J.A. Schlueter, and M. Lang, "Multiferroicity in an organic charge-transfer salt that is suggestive of electric-dipole driven magnetism", Nature Mater. 11, 755 (2012).


Th. Bauer, P. Lunkenheimer, and A. Loidl, "Cooperativity and the freezing of molecular motion at the glass transition", Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 225702 (2013).


S. Albert, Th. Bauer, M. Michl, G. Biroli, J.-P. Bouchaud, A. Loidl, P. Lunkenheimer, R. Tourbot, C. Wiertel-Gasquet, and F. Ladieu, "Fifth-order susceptibility unveils growth of thermodynamic amorphous order in glass-formers", Science 352, 1308 (2016).


K. Geirhos, P. Lunkenheimer, and A. Loidl, "Johari-Goldstein relaxation far below Tg: Experimental evidence for the Gardner transition in structural glasses?", Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 085705 (2018).


J.K.H. Fischer, P. Sippel, D. Denysenko, P. Lunkenheimer, D. Volkmer, and A Loidl, "Supercooled water confined in a metal-organic framework", Commun. Phys. 3, 95 (2020).


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