Ulrich Haussermann

PSD -D329
PHYSICAL SCIENCE CENTER
Adjunct Faculty
Faculty
Tempe Campus
Mailcode
1604

Biography

 

Ulrich Haussermann performs research in the field of inorganic solid state/materials chemistry, and the program he is involved in aims at the exploration of fundamental crystal structure-bonding-property relationships in a large variety of metallic and semimetallic materials. Current efforts are centred round the synthesis and structural characterisation of complex intermetallic narrow gap semiconductors and novel main group hydrides with polymeric anions. Both types of materials have interesting electrical and thermal trans port properties and could find application in, e.g., thermoelectric devices.

For materials synthesis a number of techniques are employed, covering low-temperature flux methods,conventional (high-temperature) ceramic methods, and the application of extreme temperatures and pressures. An important aspect of the group's research is the intimate combination of experimental work with advanced electronic structure calculations. Electronic structure theory helps to uncover essential structure-property relationships and directs further experiments towards a controlled design of materials.

Professor Haussermann is an associate professor in the School of Molecular Sciences. 

 

Education

Ph.D. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) 1995

Publications

  • E. Stoyanov, U. Haussermann, K. Leinenweber. Large volume multianvil cells designed for chemical synthesis at high pressures. High Pressure Research (2010).
  • F. Kiefer, V. Hlukhyy, A. J. Karttunen , T. F. Fassler, C. Gold , E.-W.Scheid, W. Scherer, J. Nylen , U. Haussermann. Synthesis, Structure, and Electronic Properties of 4H-Germanium. Journal of Materials Chemistry (2010).
  • K. Puhakainen, E. Stoyanov, M. J. Evans, K. Leinenweber, U. Haussermann. Synthesis of Li2PtH6 using high pressure: Completion of the homologous series A2PtH6 (A = alkali metal). Journal of Solid State Chemistry (2010).
  • K. Puhakainen, M. Bostrom, T. L. Groy, U. Haussermann. A new phase in the system lithium-aluminum: Characterization of orthorhombic Li2Al. Journal of Solid State Chemistry (2010).
  • U. Haussermann, A. S. Mikhaylushkin. Electron poor antimonides: complex framework structures with narrow band gaps and low thermal conductivity. Dalton Transactions (2010).
  • U. Haussermann, A. S. Mikhaylushkin. Structure and Bonding of ?-B28 - is the high pressure form of elemental boron ionic?. Inorganic Chemistry (2010).
  • Y. Wu, A. Tenga, S. Lidin, U. Haussermann. Phase relations and structural properties of the ternary narrow gap semiconductors Zn5Sb4In2-delta (delta = 0.15) and Zn9Sb6In2. Journal of Solid State Chemistry (2010).
  • A. Tenga, F. J. Garcia-Garcia, Y. Wu, N. Newman, U. Haussermann. Metal-nonmetal transition in the solid solution (ZnSnSb2)–(2InSb). Journal of Solid State Chemistry (2009).
  • A. Tenga, S. Lidin, J.-P. Belieres, N. Newman, Y. Wu, U. Haussermann. Cd13-xInySb10: An interstitial-free variant of thermoelectric beta-Zn4Sb3. Chemistry – A European Journal (2009).
  • J. Nylen, T. Sato, E. Soignard, J. L. Yarger, E. Stoyanov, U. Haussermann. Thermal decomposition of ammonia borane at high pressures. Journal of Chemical Physics (2009).
  • M. J. Evans, M. H. Lee, G. P. Holland, L. L. Daemen, O. F. Sankey, U. Haussermann. Vibrational properties of the gallium monohydrides SrGaGeH, BaGaSiH, BaGaGeH, and BaGaSnH. Journal of Solid State Chemistry (2009).
  • M. J. Evans, V. F. Kranak, G. P. Holland, L. L. Daemen, T. Proffen, M. H. Lee, O. F. Sankey, U. Haussermann. Structural and dynamic properties of BaInGeH – a rare solid state indium hydride. Inorganic Chemistry (2009).
  • M. J. Evans, Y. Wu, V. F. Kranak, N. Newman, A. Reller, F. J. Garcia-Garcia, U. Haussermann. Structural properties and superconductivity in the ternary intermetallic compounds MAB (M = Ca, Sr, Ba; A = Al, Ga, In; B = Si, Ge, Sn). Physical Review B (2009).
  • V. F. Kranak, M. J. Evans, L. L. Daemen, T. Proffen, M. H. Lee, O. F. Sankey, U. Haussermann. Structural and dynamic properties of the polyanionic hydrides SrAlGeH and BaAlGeH. Solid State Sciences (2009).
  • Y. Wu, J. Nylen, N. Newman, C. Naseyowma, F. J. Garcia-Garcia, U. Haussermann. Comparative study of the thermoelectric properties of amorphous Zn41Sb59 and crystalline Zn4Sb. Chemistry of Materials (2009).
  • Y. Wu, J. Nylen, N. Newman, C. Naseyowma, F. J. Garcia-Garcia, U. Haussermann. Comparative study of the thermoelectric properties of amorphous Zn41Sb59 and crystalline Zn4Sb3. Chemistry of Materials (2009).
  • Y. Wu, S. Lidin, T. L. Groy, N. Newman, U. Haussermann. Zn5Sb4In2-delta – A ternary derivative of thermoelectric zinc antimonides. Inorganic Chemistry (2009).
  • A. Mikhaylushkin, T. Sato, S. Carlson, S. Simak, Ulrich Haussermann. High-Pressure Behavior of Large Void CoSn-type Intermetallics. Physical Review B (2008).
  • A. P. Litvinchuk, J. Nylén, B. Lorenz, A. M. Guloy, U. Häussermann. Optical and electronic properties of metal doped thermoelectric Zn4Sb3. Journal of Applied Physics (2008).
  • A. Tenga, S. Lidin, J.-P. Belieres, N. Newman, Y. Wu, U. Haussermann. Metastable Cd4Sb3 – A Complex Structured Intermetallic Compound with Semiconductor Properties. Journal of the American Chemical Society (2008).
  • M. H. Lee, M. J. Evans, L. L. Daemen, O. F. Sankey, U. Haussermann. Vibrational property study of SrGa2H2 and BaGa2H2 by inelastic neutron scattering and first principles calculations. Inorganic Chemistry (2008).
  • M. H. Lee, T. Bjorling, T. Utsumi, D. Moser, D. Noreus, D. Bull, B. Hauback, O. F. Sankey, U. Haussermann. Crystal structure, electronic structure and vibrational properties of MAlSiH (M = Ca, Sr, Ba): Hydrogenation induced semiconductors from AlB2 type alloys MAlSi. Physical Review B (2008).
  • M. J. Evans, G. P. Holland, J. F. Garcia-Garcia, U. Haussermann. Polyanionic Gallium Hydrides AeGaEH from AlB2 type precursors AeGaE (Ae = Ca, Sr, Ba; E = Si, Ge, Sn). Journal of the American Chemical Society (2008).
  • S. Kal, E. Stoyanov, J.-P. Belieres, T. L. Groy, U. Haussermann. High pressure modifications of CaZn2, SrZn2, SrAl2, and BaAl2: Implications for Laves Phase Structural Trends. Journal of Solid State Chemistry (2008).
  • U. Haussermann. Coexistence of Hydrogen and Polyanions in Multinary Main Group Element Hydrides. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie (2008).
  • A. P. Litvinchuk, B. Lorenz, Feng Chen, J. Nylen, U. Haussermann, S. Lidin, Liming Wang, A. M. Guloy. Optical and electronic properties of thermoelectric Zn4Sb3 across the low-temperature phase transitions. Applied Physics Letters (2007).
  • J. Nylen, S. Lidin, M. Andersson, B. Brummerstedt Iversen, H. Liu, N. Newman, Ulrich Haussermann. Low temperature structural transitions in the phonon-glass thermoelectric material beta-Zn4Sb3: Ordering of Zn interstitials and defects. Chemistry of Materials (2007).
  • J. Nylen, S. Lidin, M. Andersson, H. Liu, N. Newman, Ulrich Haussermann. Effect of metal doping on the low temperature structural behavior of thermoelectric beta-Zn4Sb3. Journal of Solid State Chemistry (2007).
  • M. Lee, O. Sankey, T. Btorling, D. Moser, D. Noreus, S. Parker, Ulrich Haussermann. Vibrational properties of the polyanionic hydrides SrAl2H2 and SrAlSiH: New insights into Al-H interactions. Inorganic Chemistry (2007).
  • A Mikhaylushkin, S Simak, B Johansson, Ulrich Haussermann. The role of orthorhombic distortions in gallium under high hydrostatic pressure. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids (2006).
  • K Soderberg, M Bostrom, Y Kubota, T Nishimatsu, R Nieva, Ulrich Haussermann, Y Grin, O Terasaki. Crystal Structures and Phase Stability in Pseudobinary CaAl2-xZnx. Journal of Solid State Chemistry (2006).
  • T Bjorling, D Noreus, Ulrich Haussermann. Polyanionic Hydrids from Polar Intermetallics AeE2 (Ae = Ca, Sr, Ba; E = Al, Ga, In). Journal of the American Chemical Society (2006).
  • A Mikhaylushkin, J Nylén, Ulrich Haussermann. Structure and Bonding of Zinc Antimonides - Complex Frameworks and Narrow Band Gaps. Chemistry - A European Journal (2005).
  • A Mikhaylushkin, S Simak, B Johansson, Ulrich Haussermann. Electron Concentration and Pressure Induced Structural Changes in Alloys In1-xXx (X = Cd, Sn). Physical Review B (2005).
  • A TengÃ¥, F García García, A Mikhaylushkin, B Espinosa-Arronte, M Andersson, Ulrich Haussermann. Chalcopyrite-Sphalerite Polymorphism in Semimetallic ZnSnSb2. Chemistry of Materials (2005).
  • H Lind, S Lidin, Ulrich Haussermann. Structure and Bonding Principles of (Bi2Se3)m(Bi2)n Stackings by First Principles Density Functional Theory. Physical Reviews B (2005).
  • P Sreeraj, R Pöttgen, R Hoffmann, Z Wu, Ulrich Haussermann. Structure and Bonding of Li1.42(5)Pd2Sn5.58(5) - A Lithium Intercalated Palladium Stannide. Chemistry of Materials (2005).
  • S Ponou, N Müller, T Fässler, Ulrich Haussermann. KBi2-xPbx: A Zintl-Phase Evolving from a Distortion of the Cubic Laves-Phase Structure. Inorganic Chemistry (2005).
  • T Björling, D Noréus, K Jansson, M Andersson, E Leonova, M Edén, U HÃ¥lenius, Ulrich Haussermann. SrAlSiH: A Polyanionic Semiconductor Hydride. Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. Engl (2005).
  • T Sato, D Noréus, H Takeshita, Ulrich Haussermann. Hydrides with the Perovskite Structure: General Bonding and Stability Considerations and the New Representative CaNiH3. Journal of Solid State Chemistry (2005).
  • U HÃ¥lenius, Ulrich Haussermann, H Harryson. Holtstamite, Ca3(Al,Mn3+)2(SiO4)3-x(H4O4)x, a New Tetragonal Hydrogarnet from the Wessels Mine, South Africa. European Journal of Mineralogy (2005).
  • A Mikaylushkin, Ulrich Haussermann, B Johansson, S Simak. Fluctuating Lattice Constants in Indium under High-Pressure. Physical Review Letters (2004).
  • J Nylén, F García García, B Mosel, R Pöttgen, Ulrich Haussermann. Phase Stability and Bonding of PdSnn (n = 2, 3, 4). Solid State Sciences (2004).
  • J Nylén, M Andersson, S Lidin, Ulrich Haussermann. The Structure of ?-Zn4Sb3: Ordering of the Phonon-Glass Thermoelectric Material ?-Zn4Sb3. Journal of the American Chemical Society (2004).
  • S Amerioun, T Yokosawa, S Lidin, Ulrich Haussermann. Phase Stability in the Systems AeAl2-xMgx (Ae = Ca, Sr, Ba): Electron Concentration and Size Controlled Variations Based on the Laves Phase Structural Theme. Inorganic Chemistry (2004).
  • Ulrich Haussermann, O Degtyareva, A Mikaylushkin, K Söderberg, S Simak, M McMahon, R Nelmes, R Norrestam. Alloys Bi1-xSbx under High-Pressure: Effect of Alloying on the Incommensurate Bi-III Type Composite Structure. Physical Review B (2004).
  • M Schlüter, Ulrich Haussermann, B Heying, R Pöttgen. Tin-Magnesium Substitution in Ir3Sn7 - Structure and Chemical Bonding in MgxIr3Sn7-x. Journal of Solid State Chemistry (2003).
  • S Amerioun, S Simak, Ulrich Haussermann. Laves Phase Structural Changes in the System CaAl2-xMgx. Inorganic Chemistry (2003).
  • S Amerioun, Ulrich Haussermann. Structure and Bonding of Sr3In11 - How Size and Electronic Effects Determine Structural Stability of Polar Intermetallic Compounds. Inorganic Chemistry (2003).
  • Ulrich Haussermann. High-Pressure Structural Trends of Group 15 Elements: Simple Packed Structures versus Complex Host-Guest Arrangements. Chemistry - A European Journal (2003).
  • Ulrich Haussermann, B Johansson, R Ahuja, S Simak. Metal-Nonmetal Transition in the Boron Group Elements. Physical Review Letters (2003).
  • C Lee, G Miller, L Eriksson, S Amerioun, Ulrich Haussermann. The s-p Bonded Representatives of the Prominent BaAl4 Structure Type: A Case Study on Structural Stability of Polar Intermetallic Network Structures. Journal of the American Chemical Society (2002).
  • E Nordmark, O Wallner, Ulrich Haussermann. Polymorphism of IrSn4. Journal of Solid State Chemistry (2002).
  • P Viklund, S Lidin, P Berastegui, Ulrich Haussermann. Variations of the FeGa3 Structure Type in the Systems CoIn3-xZnx and CoGa3-xZnx. Journal of Solid State Chemistry (2002).
  • Ulrich Haussermann, H Blomqvist, D Noréus. Bonding and Stability of the Hydrogen Storage Material Mg2NiH4. Inorganic Chemistry (2002).
  • Ulrich Haussermann, K Söderberg, R Norrestam. A Comparative Study of the High-Pressure Behaviour of As, Sb, and Bi. Journal of the American Chemical Society (2002).
  • Ulrich Haussermann, M Boström, P Viklund, Ö Rapp, T Björnängen. FeGa3 and RuGa3 - Semiconducting Intermetallic Compounds. Journal of Solid State Chemistry (2002).
  • C Klemp, M Bruns, J Gauss, Ulrich Haussermann, G Stösser, L Wüllen, M Jansen, H Schnöckel. Al22Cl20 ? 12L (L = THF, THP) - the First Polyhedral Aluminum Chlorides. Journal of the American Chemical Society (2001).
  • P Viklund, C Svensson, S Hull, P Berastegui, S Simak, Ulrich Haussermann. From V8Ga36.9Zn4.1 and Cr8Ga29.5Zn11.5 to Mn8Ga27.4Zn13.6: A Remarkable Onset of Zn-Cluster Formation in an Intermetallic Framework. Chemistry - A European Journal (2001).
  • Ulrich Haussermann, P Berastegui, S Carlson, J Léger, J Haines. TlF and PbO under High Pressure: Unexpected Persistence of the Stereochemically Active Lone Pair. Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. Engl (2001).
  • Ulrich Haussermann, P Viklund, M Boström, R Norrestam, S Simak. Bonding and Properties of Hume-Rothery Compounds with the Simple PtHg4 Structure. Physical Review B (2001).
  • Ulrich Haussermann, S Simak. Origin of the c/a Variation in Hexagonal Close-Packed Divalent Metals. Physical Review B (2001).
  • M Olofsson-MÃ¥rtensson, Ulrich Haussermann, J Tomkinson, D Noréus. Stabilisation of Electron Dense Palladium Hydrido Complexes in Solid State Hydrides. Journal of the American Chemical Society (2000).
  • S Simak, Ulrich Haussermann, R Ahuja, S Lidin, B Johansson. Gallium and Indium under High Pressure. Physical Review Letters (2000).
  • Ulrich Haussermann, S Simak, R Ahuja, B Johansson. A Unified Bonding Picture for the Metallic Triel Elements. Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. Engl (2000).

Research Activity

Presentations

  • U. Haussermann. Metal hydrides beyond hydrogen storag. Technische Universit�t Munich (Germany), Inorganic Chemistry Colloquium (May 2009).
  • U. Haussernann. Electron-poor intermetallic frameworks with complex structures and narrow band gaps. Gordon Research Conference on Solid State Chemistry (Jul 2008).
  • U. Haussermann. Coexistance of hydorgen and polyanions in multinary main group metal systems. American Conference on Neutron Scattering, Santa Fe, NM (May 2008).
  • U. Haussermann. Zinc antimonides and their derivatives: Intermetallics with complex structures and narrow band gaps. Canadian Society for Chemistrys 91st Canadian Chemistry Conference (May 2008).