Basel Universität
Departement für Physik und Astronomie
Departement für Physik und Astronomie

Prof. Dr. Annette Bussmann-Holder

Department of Physics
University of Basel
Klingelbergstrasse 82
CH-4056 Basel

Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung
Heisenbergstraße 1
D-70569 Stuttgart

tel.: +49 (0) 711 6 89 - 16 79
fax: +49 (0) 711 6 89 - 10 91
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Short Biography

Study of Physics at the universities Münster, Tübingen, Freiburg
Diploma: University of Freiburg: Phase Transitions in Mixed Crystals of NH4Cl/Br
Study of medicine: University of Freiburg
PhD: University of Freiburg: Investigations of the Ferroic Properties of Polytypes of Sb5O7J
Venia Dozendi: University of Basel: Theory of Ferroelectricity
Since 1987: Scientific collaborator at the Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung Stuttgart, Germany
Since 1990: Consultant at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Guest Professor at Los Alamos, Bayreuth, Tallahassee, Santa Barbara
Editorial Board Member of various scientific journals
Steering Committee Member of various International and European Conferences
Invited talks: more than 150
Publications: more than 180
Editing and publishing of books; 3 and 1 in press

Research Summary

Scientific interests: theoretical solid state physics, phase transitions, ferro- and antiferroelectrics, nonlinear excitations and dynamics, charge and spin density wave formation, electron-lattice interactions, polaron formation, superconductivity, magnetism.

Selected Publications

  1. H. Bilz, G. Benedek and A. Bussmann-Holder, "Theory of ferroelectricity: the polarizability model", Phys. Rev. B 35, 4840 (1987).
  2. A. Bussmann-Holder, A. Migliori, Z. Fisk, J. L. Sarrao and R. G. Leisure, "Importance of structural instability to high-temperature superconductivity", Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 512 (1991).
  3. A. Bussmann-Holder and K. H. Michel, "Bond geometry and phase transition mechanism of H-bonded ferroelectrics", Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 2173 (1998).
  4. A. Bussmann-Holder, K. A. Müller, R. Micnas, H. Büttner, A. Simon, A. R. Bishop and T. Egami, "Theory of dynamic stripe induced superconductivity", J. Phys.: Cond. Mat. 13, L168 (2001).
  5. A. Bussmann-Holder, H. Keller, A. R. Bishop, A. Simon, R. Micnas and K. A. Müller, "Electron-lattice coupling in HTSC cuprates: Evidence for polaron formation from unconventional isotope effects", Euro. Phys. Lett. 72, 423 (2005).