Prof. Dr. Klaus von Klitzing

Prof. Dr. Klaus von Klitzing
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Brief Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Klaus von Klitzing is heading the department "Low Dimensional Electron Systems" at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany.

He was born on 28th June 1943 in Schroda. Klaus von Klitzing studied Physics at the Technical University of Braunschweig. He continued his scientific career at the University of Würzburg, receiving his doctorate in 1972 and his habilitation in 1978. Subsequently, he was appointed professor at the Technical University of Munich (1980-1984), before becoming both Honorarprofessor (part-time prof.) at the University of Stuttgart and Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in 1985.

During his scientific career, Klaus von Klitzing had research stays at the University of Oxford, England, at the High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Grenoble, France, and at the IBM Research Lab in the Yorktown Heights, USA.

In 1985, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Klaus von Klitzing "for the discovery of the quantized Hall effect".

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Scientific Awards / Honours / Memberships (selection)

  • Nobel Prize for Physics (1985)
  • Designation of the fundamental constant RK = h/e2 as von Klitzing constant
  • Honorary Member German Physical Society
  • Numerous Honorary Doctorates


Research Keywords (selection)

  • Experimental semiconductor physics
  • Low dimensional electron systems
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Molecular quantum structures


Selected Publications

K. v. Klitzing, G. Dorda, and M. Pepper
New Method for High-Accuracy Determination of the Fine-Structure Constant Based on Quantized Hall Resistance
Phys. Rev. Lett. 45, 494–497 (1980)

D.Stein, K.v.Klitzing, and G.Weimann
Electron Spin Resonance on GaAs-AlGaAs Heterostructures
Phys. Rev. Lett. 51, 130-133 (1983)

G. Ebert, K. v. Klitzing, C.Probst, E.Schuberth, K.Ploog, and G. Weimann
Hopping Conduction in the Landau-Level Tails in GaAs-AlGaAs Heterostructures at Low Temperatures
Solid State Commun. 45, 625-628 (1983)

R.J. Haug, R.R. Gerhardts, K. v. Klitzing, and K. Ploog
Effect of Repulsive and Attractive Scattering Centers on the Magnetotransport Properties of a Two-Dimensional Electron Gas
Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 1349 (1987)

R.J. Nicholas, R.J. Haug, K. v. Klitzing, and G. Weimann
Exchange Enhancement of the Spin Splitting in a GaAs-GaxAl1-xAs- Heterojunction
Phys. Rev. B 37, 1294, (1988)

M. Dobers, K. v. Klitzing, J. Schneider, G. Weimann, and K. Ploog
Electrical Detection of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in GaAs-AlxGa1-x Heterostructures
Phys. Rev. Lett. 61, 1650 (1988)

R. Haug and K. v. Klitzing
Influence of edge currents on Shubnikov-deHaas oscillations in Two Dimensional Systems
Europhys. Lett. 10, 489 (1989)

R.R. Gerhardts, D. Weiss, and K. von Klitzing
Novel Magnetoresistance Oscillations in a Periodically Modulated Two-Dimensional Electron Gas
Phys.Rev.Lett. 62, 1173 (1989)

G. Müller, D. Weiss, S. Koch, K. von Klitzing, H. Nickel, W. Schlapp, and R. Lösch
Current Carrying Edge Channels and the Role of Contacts in the Quantum Hall Regime
In Proc. 20th Int. Conf. on the Physics of Semiconductors, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1990,
E.M. Anastassakis and J.D. Joannopoulos, eds., Vol. 2, World Scientific, 1990, pages 829–832

U. Klaß W. Dietsche, K. v. Klitzing, and K. Ploog
Imaging of the Dissipation in Quantum-Hall-Effect Experiments
Z. Physik B 82, 351–354 (1991)

S. Koch, R.J. Haug, K. von Klitzing, and K. Ploog
Experiments on Scaling in AlGaAs/GaAs-Heterostructures under Quantum Hall Conditions
Phys. Rev. B 43, 6828–6831 (1991)

V.T. Dolgopolov, A.A. Shashkin, N.B. Zhitenev, S.I. Dorozhkin, and K. v. Klitzing
Quantum Hall Effect in the Absence of Edge Currents
Phys. Rev. B 46, 12560–12567 (1992)

E. Vasiliadou, G. Müller, D. Heitmann, D. Weiss, K. v. Klitzing, H. Nickel, W. Schlapp, and R. Lösch
Collective Response in the Microwave Photoconductivity of Hall Bar Structures
Phys. Rev. B 48, 17145–17148 (1993)

N.B. Zhitenev, R.J. Haug, K. v. Klitzing, and K. Eberl
Time-Resolved Measurements of Transport in Edge Channels
Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 2292–2295 (1993)

P.D. Ye, D.Weiss, R.R. Gerhardts, M. Seeger, K. von Klitzing, K. Eberl, and H. Nickel
Electrons in a Periodic Magnetic Field Induced by a Regular Array of Micromagnets
Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 3013–3016 (1995)

G. Ernst, R.J. Haug, J. Kuhl, K. v. Klitzing, and K. Eberl
Acoustic Edge Modes of the Degenerate Two-Dimensional Electron Gas Studied by Time-Resolved Magnetotransport Measurements
Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 4245–4248 (1996)

Y.Y. Wei, J. Weis, K. v. Klitzing, and K. Eberl
Edge Strips in the Quantum Hall Regime Imaged by a Single-Electron Transistor
Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 1674–1677 (1998)

S. Kronmüller, W. Dietsche, J. Weis, K. v. Klitzing, W. Wegscheider, and M. Bichler
New Resistance Maxima in the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect Regime
Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 2526–2529 (1998)

S. Kronmüller, W. Dietsche, K. v. Klitzing, G. Denninger, W. Wegscheider, and M. Bichler
New Type of Electron Nuclear-Spin Interaction in the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect Regime
Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 4070–4073 (1999)

J.H. Smet, S. Jobst, K. von Klitzing, D. Weiss, W. Wegscheider, and V. Umansky
Commensurate Composite Fermions in Weak Periodic Electrostatic Potentials: Direct Evidence of a Periodic Effective Magnetic Field
Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2620–2623 (1999)

P. Weitz, E. Ahlswede, J. Weis, K. von Klitzing, and K. Eberl
Hall-Potential Investigations under Quantum Hall Conditions Using Scanning Force Microscopy
Physica E 6, 247–250 (2000)

J. Schmid, J. Weis, K. Eberl, and K. v. Klitzing
Absence of Odd-Even Parity Behavior for Kondo Resonances in Quantum Dots
Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 5824–5827 (2000)

C. Albrecht, J.H. Smet, K. von Klitzing, D. Weiss, V. Umansky, and H. Schweizer
Evidence of Hofstadter’s Fractal Energy Spectrum in the Quantized Hall Conductance
Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 147–150 (2001)

I.V. Kukushkin, J.H. Smet, K. von Klitzing, and W. Wegscheider
Cyclotron Resonance of Composite Fermions
Nature 415, 409–412 (2002)

R.G. Mani, J.H. Smet, K. von Klitzing, V. Narayanamurti, W.B. Johnson, and V. Umansky
Zero-Resistance-States Induced by Electromagnetic-Wave-Excitation in GaAs/AlGaAs Heterostructures
Nature 420, 646–650 (2002)

J. H. Smet, R. A. Deutschmann, F. Ertl, W. Wegschneider, G. Abstreiter, and K. von Klitzing
Anomalous-Filling-Factor-Dependent Nuclear-Spin Polarization in a 2D Electron System
Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 086802/1–4 (2004)

I.V. Kukushkin, Akimov I. V., M. Yu., J.H. Smet, S.A. Mikhailov, K. von Klitzing, I.L. Aleiner, and V.I. Falko
New type of B-periodic magneto-oscillations in a two-dimensional electron system induced by microwave irradiation
Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 236803 (2004)

J. Huels, J. Weis, J. Smet, and K. v. Klitzing
Long Time Relaxation Phenomena of a Two-Dimensional Electron System within Integer Quantum Hall Plateau Regimes after Magnetic Field Sweeps
Phys. Rev. B 69, 085319 (2004)

A. Siddiki and R.R. Gerhardts
Incompressible strips in dissipative Hall bars as origin of quantized Hall plateaus
Physical Review B 70, 195335/1–12 (2004)

I.V. Kukushkin, J.H. Smet, L. Hoeppel, U. Waizmann, and M. Riek
Ultrahigh-frequency surface acoustic waves for finite wave-vector spectroscopy of twodimensional electrons
Applied Phys. Letters 85, 4526–4528 (2004)

I.V. Kukushkin, J.H. Smet, D.S. Lyne Abergel, V.I. Fal’ko, W. Wegscheider, and K. von Klitzing
Detection of Electron Spin Resonance of Two-Dimensional Electrons at LargeWave Vectors
Physical Review Letters 96, 126807/1–4 (2006)

J. Martin, N. Akerman, G. Ulbricht, T. Lohmann, J. H. Smet, and K. von Klitzing
Observation of electron-hole puddles in graphene using a scanning single-electron transistor
Nature Physics 4, 144 – 148 (2008)

L. Tiemann, J.G.S. Lok, W. Dietsche, K. von Klitzing, K. Muraki, D. Schuh, and W. Wegscheider
Exciton condensate at a total filling factor of one in Corbino two-dimensional electron bilayers
Physical Review B 77, 033306 (2008)

I.V. Kukushkin, J. H. Smet, V.W. Scarola, V. Umansky, and K. von Klitzing
Dispersion of the Excitations of Fractional Quantum Hall States
Science 324, 1044–1047 (2009)

J. Martin, N. Akerman, G. Ulbricht, T. Lohmann, K. von Klitzing, J.H. Smet, and A. Yacoby
The nature of localization in graphene under quantum Hall conditions
Nature Physics 5, 669 – 674 (2009)

L. Tiemann, Y. Yoon, W. Dietsche, K. von Klitzing, and W. Wegscheider
Dominant parameters for the critical tunneling current in bilayer exciton condensate
Physical Review B 80, 165120 (2009)

F. Dahlem, E. Ahlswede, J. Weis, and K. von Klitzing
Cryogenic scanning force microscopy of quantum Hall samples: Adiabatic transport originating in anisotropic depletion at contact interfaces
Physical Review B 82, 121305 (2010)

S.I. Dorozhkin, L. Pfeiffer, K. West, K. von Klitzing, and J.H. Smet
Random telegraph photosignals in a microwave-exposed two-dimensional electron system
Nature Physics 7, 336–341 (2011)

J. Weis and K. v. Klitzing
Metrology and microscopic picture of the integer quantum Hall effect
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A - Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, 369, 3954-3974 (2011)

X. Huang, W. Dietsche, M. Hauser, and K. von Klitzing
Coupling of Josephson Currents in Quantum Hall Bilyers
Physical Review Letters 109, 156802 (2012)

D. Zhang, S. Schmult, V. Venkatachalam, W. Dietsche, A. Yacoby, K. v. Klitzing and J. Smet
Local compressibility measurement of the nu tot=1 quantum Hall state in a bilayer electron system
Physical Review B 87, 205304  (2013)

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