Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Alois Loidl

Experimental Physics V
Phone: +49 821 598 - 3751
Fax: +49 821 598 - 3649
Room: 487 (S)
Address: Universitätsstraße 1 (Physik Süd), 86159 Augsburg

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Curriculum Vitae


Academic Education

1963 - 1971        Study of Technical Physics, Technical University Vienna, Austria

1971                   Graduation in civil engineering, TU Vienna  

1976                   PhD graduate at University of Frankfurt/M

1981                   Habilitation in Physics, University of Mainz  (Venia Legendi for Physics)


Professional Career

1971 - 1976         Research Assistant, Institute of Nuclear Physics, University Frankfurt/M

1977 - 1982         Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Physics, University of Mainz

1983 - 1991         Assistant/Associate Professor, Institute of Physics, University of Mainz

1991 - 1996         Professor (C4-Chair) at the Institute of Solid State Physics,

                            University of Technology, Darmstadt

1996 - 2017         University Professor (C4/W3-Chair) at the Center for Electronic Correlations and Magnetism,

 University of Augsburg

2003 - 2010         Vice President of the University of Augsburg

2008 - 2013         Editor in Chief, The European Physical Journal B (Springer)

2010 - 2011         Acting President of the University of Augsburg

2012 - 2017         Spokesperson of the Transregional Collaborative Research Center (TRR 80) of the DFG “From

 Electronic Correlations to Functionality”

Since 2015         Spokesperson and founding member of the Sino-German Cooperation Group on “Emergent

 Correlated Materials” (Hangzhou, Beijing, Frankfurt/M, Augsburg)

Since 2018         Professor Emeritus at the University of Augsburg


Research foci

·         Electronic Correlations and Magnetism

·         Synthesis and characterization of functional materials with advanced electronic properties

·         Quantum Magnets: Frustrated magnetism, low-dimensional magnets, skyrmions, spin liquids

·         Disordered and amorphous solids: Glasses, supercooled liquids, ionic liquids

·         Dielectric and THz spectroscopy




Important publications

On the complexity of spinels: Magnetic, electronic, and polar ground states

V. Tsurkan, H.-A. Krug von Nidda, J. Deisenhofer, P. Lunkenheimer, A. Loidl

Phys. Reports 926, 1-86 (2021)


Glassy dynamics: From millihertz to terahertz

P. Lunkenheimer, A. Loidl

The Scaling of Relaxation Processes (F. Kremer and A. Loidl, Eds.)

Advances in Dielectrics, Springer International Publishing, 2018, p. 23 – 59


Experimental observation of Bethe strings

Zhe Wang, J. Wu, W. Yang, A.K. Bera, D. Kamenskyi, A.T.M.N. Islam. S. Xu, J.M. Law, B. Lake, C. Wu, A. Loidl

Nature 554, 219 (2018)


Ultra-robust high-field magnetization plateau and supersolidity in bond frustrated MnCr2S4

V. Tsurkan, S. Zherlitsyn, L. Prodan, V. Felea, P.T. Cong, Y. Skourski, Zhe Wang, J. Deisenhofer, H.-A. Krug von Nidda, J. Wosnitza, A. Loidl

Science Advances 3, e1601982 (2017)


Magnetic excitations and continuum of a possibly field-induced quantum spin liquid in a-RuCl3

Zhe Wang, S. Reschke, D. Hüvonen, S.-H. Do, K.-Y. Choi, M. Gensch, U. Nagel, T. Room, A. Loidl

Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 227202 (2017)


Spiral spin-liquid and the emergence of a vortex-like state in MnSc2S4

S. Goa, O. Zaharko, V. Tsurkan, T. Fennell, Y. Su, J.S. White, G.S. Tucker, B. Roessli, F. Bourdarot, R. Sibille, D. Chernyshov, T. Fennel, A. Loidl, Ch. Ruegg

Nature Physics 13, 157 (2017)


Néel-type Skyrmion lattice with confined orientation in the polar magnetic semiconductor GaV4S8

I. Kézsmárki, S. Bordacs, P. Milde, E. Neuber, L.M. Eng, J.S. White, H.M. Ronnow, C.D. Dewhurst,

M. Mochizuki, K. Yanai, H. Nakamura, D. Ehlers, V. Tsurkan, A. Loidl

Nature Materials 14, 1116 (2015)


Fifth-order susceptibility unveils growth of thermodynamic amorphous order in glass formers

S. Albert, Th. Bauer, M. Michl, G. Biroli, J.-P. Bouchaud, A. Loidl, P. Lunkenheimer, R. Tourbot, C. Wiertel-Gasquet, F. Ladieu

Science 352, 1308 (2016)


Real space imaging of the atomic-scale magnetic structure of Fe1+yTe

M. Enayat, Z. Sun, U.R. Singh, R. Aluru, S. Schmaus, A. Yaresko, Y. Liu, C. Lin, V. Tsurkan, A. Loidl, J. Deisenhofer, P. Wahl

Science 345, 653 (2014)


Route to resource-efficient novel materials

S. Krohns, P. Lunkenheimer, S. Meissner, A. Reller, B. Gleich, A. Rathgeber, T. Gaugler, H. U. Buhl, D. C. Sinclair, A. Loidl

Nature Materials 10, 899 (2011)


Possible evidence for electromagnons in multiferroic manganites

A. Pimenov, A.A. Mukhin, V.Yu. Ivanov, V.D. Travkin, A.M. Balbashov, A. Loidl

Nature Physics 2, 97 (2006)


Relaxor ferroelectricity and colossal magnetocapacitive coupling in ferromagnetic CdCr2S4

J. Hemberger, P. Lunkenheimer, R. Fichtl, H.-A. Krug von Nidda, V. Tsurkan, A. Loidl

Nature 434, 364 (2005)


Nonresonant Spectral Hole Burning in the Slow Dielectric Response of Supercooled Liquids

B. Schiener, A. Loidl, R. Böhmer, R.V. Chamberlin

Science 274, 752 (1996)


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Courses / teaching

Numerous lectures in Solid State Physics, Experimental Physics, Nuclear Physics, Materials Science at the Universities Frankfurt/M, Mainz, Darmstadt and Augsburg


In addition:

Main adviser and mentor in

·         10 Habilitation Theses

·         62 PhD Theses

·         112 Diploma or MSc Theses

·         42 BSc Theses.