Helmut Kaiser

Research Professor



M.S., Vienna University of Technology, Austria, 1973
Ph.D., Vienna University of Technology, Austria, 1979
Postdoctoral Position: University of Missouri Research Reactor Center

Research Emphasis:

Biomolecular systems (membranes), thin films, multilayers, and interfaces (polymer films, magnetic structures, complex fluids, liquid crystals, …) studied with neutron and x-ray scattering, enhanced moderator studies, neutron optics, fundamental quantum mechanical phenomena, neutron interferometry, neutron scattering instrumentation.

Select Publication:

  • “A neutron scattering and electron microscopy study of the structure, wetting, and freezing behavior of water near hydrophilic CuO-nanostructured surfaces,” James R. Torres, Zachary Buck, Helmut Kaiser, Xiaoqing He, Tommi White, Madhusudan Tyagi, Robert A. Winholtz, F. Y. Hansen, Kenneth W. Herwig, and Haskell Taub, JAP 125, 025302 (2019).
  • “Effect of melittin on water diffusion and membrane structure in DMPC lipid bilayers,” Z. N. Buck, J. Torres, A. Miskowiec, E. Mamontov, H. Kaiser, F. Y. Hansen, H. Taub, M. Tyagi,  L. Collins, and K. W. Herwig, EPL 123, 18002 (2018).
  • “On the structure and dynamics of water associated with single-supported zwitterionic and anionic membranes,” A. Miskowiec, Z.N. Buck, F.Y. Hansen, H. Kaiser, H. Taub, M. Tyagi, S.O. Diallo, E. Mamontov, and K.W. Herwig, J. Chem. Phys. 146, 125102 (2017).
  • “Evaluating the Solid-Electrolyte-Interphase Formed on Silicon Electrolytes: A Comparison of Ex Situ X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and In Situ Neutron Reflectometry,” Tyler Fears, Mathieu Doucet, Jim Browning, Jeffrey Winiarz, Helmut Kaiser, Haskell Taub, Robert Sacci, and Gabriel Veith, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18, 13927 (2016).
  • “Nanoporous Polyurea from Triisocyanate and Boric Acid: A Paradigm of a General Reaction Pathway for Isocyanates and Mineral Acids,” Nicholas Leventis, Chariklia Sotiriou-Leventis, Adnan M. Saeed, Suraj Donthula, Hojat, Majedi Far, Parwani M. Rewatkar, Helmut Kaiser, J. David Robertson, Hongbing Lu, and Gitogo Churu, Chem. Mater. 28, 67 (2016).
  • “A study of perfluorocarboxylate ester solvents for lithium ion battery electrolytes,” Tyler M. Fears, Robert L. Sacci, Jeffrey G. Winiarz, Helmut Kaiser, Haskell Taub, Gabriel M. Veith, Journal of Power Sources 299, 434 (2015).
  • “Neutron spin manipulation devices using YBCO films,” T. Wang, F. Li, S.R. Parnell, W.A. Hamilton, H. Kaiser, A.L. Washington, D.V. Baxter, and R. Pynn, International Workshop on Neutron Optics and Detectors (NOP&D 2013), Journal of Physics: Conference Series 528, 012024 (2014).
  • “On the freezing behavior and diffusion of water in proximity to single-supported zwitterionic and anionic bilayer lipid membranes,” A. Miskowiec, Z.N. Buck, M.C. Brown, H. Kaiser, F.Y. Hansen, G.M. King, H. Taub, R. Jiji, J.W. Cooley, M. Tyagi, S.O. Diallo, E. Mamontov, and K.W. Herwig, EPL 107, 28008 (2014).
  • “Optimization of a solid state polarizing bender for cold neutrons,” V.R. Shah, A.L. Washington, P. Stonaha, R. Ashkar, H. Kaiser, T. Krist, and Roger Pynn, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 768, 157 (2014).
  • “Performance of a polarized neutron cryo-flipper using a high Tc YBCO film,” S.R. Parnell, A.L. Washington, H. Kaiser, F. Li, T. Wang, W.A. Hamilton, D. Baxter, and R. Pynn, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 722, 20 (2013).
  • “Confinement-Driven Phase Separation of Quantum Liquid Mixtures,” T.R. Prisk, C. Pantalei, H. Kaiser, and P.E. Sokol, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 075301 (2012).
  • “Gravitationally-Induced Quantum Interference Using a Floating Interferometer Crystal,” H. Kaiser, N.L. Armstrong, F.E. Wietfeldt, M. Huber, T.C. Black, M. Arif, D.L. Jacobson, and S. A. Werner, Physica B385-386, 1384 (2006).
  • “De Broglie wave optics: neutrons, atoms and molecules,” H. Kaiser, and H. Rauch, book chapter in Bergmann/Schaefer: Lehrbuch der Experimentalphysik Band III “Optics of Waves and Particles”, ed. H. Niedrig, Walter de Gruyter Verlag, Berlin, 1999, pp. 1043-1126.