Prof. Stephan Landgraf

Research Topics

Weak effects on electron transfer reactions

Magnetic field dependent reaction yield, e.g. Triplet-triplet-annihilation (TTA)
Working with variable ƞ or εr keeping all other properties constant
Working with constant solvent parameters at variable temperatures
Properties and applications of tertiary mixtures

Photochemical Methods

Application of semiconductor light sources
Fluorescence standards (IUPAC project)
Theory of electron transfer reactions

Pure and applied electrochemistry

Electrochemical methods, e.g. photo-modulated voltammetry
Kinetics in electrochemistry
Electrochemistry in ionic liquids

Current Work Group Poster load here.

For Batchelor and Master thesis at TU Graz contact Prof. Landgraf via email (follow link at the end of this page).

Recent Publications

A. Wankmüller, M. Berghold, S. Landgraf, "Individual tuning of solvent parameters - From organic solvents to ionic liquids", J. Mol. Liquids 2021, 333, 115880. DOI: 10.1016/j.molliq.2021.115880

M. Sambol, K. Ester, S. Landgraf, B. Mihaljevic, M. Cindric, M. Kralj, N. Basaric, "Competing photochemical reactions of bisnaphthols and their photoinduced antipro-liferative activity", Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2019, 18, 1197-1211. DOI: 10.1039/c8pp00532j

M. Berghold, J. Bächle, S. Landgraf, G. Grampp, "A Binary Mixture of Ionic Liquids as a New Approach for an Experimental Diffusion Correction in the Study of Activated Processes.", ChemPhysChem. 2017, 18, 1288-1292. DOI:  10.1002/cphc.201601347

T.X. Nguyen, S. Landgraf, G. Grampp, "Kinetics of photoinduced electron transfer reactions of ruthenium(II) complexes and phenols, tyrosine, N-acetyl-tyrosine and tryptophan in aqueous solutions measured with modulated fluorescence spectroscopy", J. Photochem. Photobiol. B: Biology 2017, 166, 28-34. DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2016.11.007

J. Sobek, H. Rehrauer, S. Schauer, D. Fischer, A. Patrignani, S. Landgraf, J. Korlach, R. Schlapbach, "Single-molecule DNA hybridisation studied by using a modified DNA sequencer: a comparison with surface plasmon resonance data", Methods Appl. Fluoresc. 2016, 4, 015002. DOI: 10.1088/2050-6120/4/1/015002

Invited article "Year of Light 2015", S. Landgraf, "Time-Resolved Fluorescence HPLC Detection Using Semiconductor Light Sources: Principles and Applications", Chem. Eng. Technol. 2016, 39, 175-182. DOI: 10.1002/ceat.201500152


Weak effects on electron transfer reactions

Measurement of the fluorescence signal as a function of the magnetic field B or of dI/dB
TCSPC in the normal mode in the magnetic field (both -200 to 6000 G)
Cooled PMT detectors (down to -30 °C)
Temperature controlled sample holder (5 to 70 °C)
Measurement of the solvent dieletric constant, real part, oscillator circuit or direct capacitance method
Measurement of the molecular dipole moment (via temparature dependent dielectric constant)
Measurement of the solvent density and viscosity
Measurement of the refracive index, real part, 589 nm or others (all 5 to 70 °C)

Photochemical Methods

Modulation fluorometry (LD/LED, excitation 310 nm to NIR)
TCSPC in the inverted mode (LD/LED, excitation 267 to 635 nm) and MSA
Cable or digital delay (DG535)
Fluorimeter with cooled detector (FluoroMax)
All methods with temperature controlled sample holder (5 to 70 °C)
External florescence measurements via light guides (-30 to +300 °C)
Cooled PMT, Mini-PMT and MCP detectors (down to -30 °C)
Physical light intensity measurements with calibrated detectors
Detector system intensity calibration with calibrated lamp (W, 250 to 2000 nm)
Detector system wavelength calibration with calibrated lamp (Hg-Ar, 185 nm to NIR)
UV/VIS specophotometer Hach Lange DR5000
Diode array spectrometer (180 to 880 nm, Ocean Optics Flame)

Pure and applied electrochemistry

(Mini-)cyclic voltammetry and rotating disc electrodes (0.5 to 50 ml, 5 to 70 °C)
Oxygen sensor for high purity gases (Lambda)
Oxygen sensor for high concentrations (Clark)
pH, redox and conductivity measurements (5 to 70 °C)
Aqueous and non-aqueous internal and external reference electrodes
Hoffmann voltameter
Spectroelectrochemistry (currently under renovation)
Electrochemistry in ionic liquids (volume down to less than 100 µl)

Current and former Coworkers

Dr. Patcharanan Choto (Post-Doc)
Martin Berghold (Master)
Josua Bächle (PhD)
Alexander Wankmüller (PhD)
Sabine Richert (Master)
Martin Justinek (PhD)
Nararak Leesakul (PhD)
Arnulf Rosspeintner (PhD)
Daniel Kattnig (PhD)
Gonzalo Angulo (PhD)
Claudia Muresanu (Post-Doc)
Kenneth Rasmussen (PhD)
Dr. Jens Sobek (Post-Doc)
Dr. Dominique Niethammer (Post-Doc)
(last stay), partially co-supervised with Prof. Grampp

Advanced Courses at TU Graz

Energy (635.072)
Chemistry of the atmosphere (635.074)
Pure and applied  electrochemistry (635.075)
Modern aspects of chemical kinetics (?)
Advanced methods for condensed-phase investigations (CHE.339+340)



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