MBI-Mitarbeiter - Persönliche Daten


  • Department Head B2 "Imaging and Coherent X-rays"
  • Project Coordinator 3.3 ""Transient Structures and Imaging with X-rays"
  • Project Member 3.2 "Solids and Nanostructures: Electrons, Spins, and Phonons"


We use X-ray holography to image functional magnetic materials on the nanoscale.

Curriculum vitae

since 2016 Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Born Institute

2014-2015 Postdoctoral Researcher, Lund University, Division of Synchrotron Radation Research

2013 Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) in Physics, Technical University Berlin, Thesis: Imaging magnetic nanostructures using soft x-ray Fourier transform holography

2010-2013 Assistant researcher, Technical University Berlin

2006-2010 Assistant researcher, BESSY synchrotron source, since 2009 named Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy

2006 Diplom (MSc) in Physics, Technical University Dresden, Thesis: Combining photon correlation spectroscopy and fluctuation analysis for investigating diffusion dynamics

1999-2006 Study of Physics, Technical University Dresden and University of Vienna

MBI Publikationen

  1. Ultraschnelle Erzeugung von Skyrmionen

    B. Pfau, F. Büttner

    Physik in unserer Zeit 52 (2021) 6-7
  2. The patterning toolbox FIB-o-mat: Exploiting the full potential of focused helium ions for nanofabrication

    V. Deinhart, L.-M. Kern, J. N. Kirchhof, S. Juergensen, J. Sturm, E. Krauss, T. Feichtner, S. Kovalchuk, M. Schneider, D. Engel, B. Pfau, B. Hecht, K. I. Bolotin, S. Reich, K. Höflich

    Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology 12 (2021) 304-318
  3. Application concepts for ultrafast laser-induced skyrmion creation and annihilation

    K. Gerlinger, B. Pfau, F. Büttner, M. Schneider, L.-M. Kern, J. Fuchs, D. Engel, C. M. Günther, M. Huang, I. Lemesh, L. Caretta, A. Churikova, P. Hessing, C. Klose, C. Strüber, von Korff Schmising, C., S. Huang, A. Wittmann, K. Lizius, D. Metternich, R. Battistelli, K. Bagschik, A. Sadovnikov, G. S. D. Beach, S. Eisebitt

    Applied Physics Letters 118 (2021) 192403/1-7
  4. High-speed spatial encoding of modulated pump-probe signals with slow area detectors

    D. Schick, F. Steinbach, T. Noll, C. Strüber, Engel, W. D, von Korff Schmising, C., B. Pfau, S. Eisebitt

    Measurement Science and Technology 32 (2021) 025901/1-7
  5. Observation of fluctuation-mediated picosecond nucleation of a topological phase

    F. Büttner, B. Pfau, M. Böttcher, M. Schneider, G. Mercurio, C. M. Günther, P. Hessing, C. Klose, A. Wittmann, K. Gerlinger, L.-M. Kern, C. Strüber, von Korff Schmising, C., J. Fuchs, D. Engel, A. Churikova, S. Huang, D. Suzuki, I. Lemesh, M. Huang, L. Caretta, D. Weder, J. H. Gaida, M. Möller, T. R. Harvey, S. Zayko, K. Bagschik, R. Carley, L. Mercadier, J. Schlappa, A. Yaroslavtsev, L. Le Guyarder, N. Gerasimova, A. Scherz, C. Deiter, R. Gort, D. Hickin, J. Zhu, M. Turcato, D. Lomidze, F. Erdinger, A. Castoldi, S. Maffessanti, M. Porro, A. Samartsev, J. Sinova, C. Ropers, J. H. Mentink, B. Dupé, G. S. D. Beach, S. Eisebitt

    Nature Materials 20 (2021) 30–37
  6. Transient Magnetic Gratings on the Nanometer Scale

    D. Weder, von Korff Schmising, C., C. M. Günther, M. Schneider, D. Engel, P. Hessing, C. Strüber, M. Weigand, B. Vodungbo, E. Jal, X. Liu, A. Merhe, E. Pedersoli, F. Capotondi, J. Lüning, B. Pfau, S. Eisebitt

    Structural Dynamics 7 (2020) 054501/1-13
  7. A tabletop setup for ultrafast helicity-dependent and element-specific absorption spectroscopy and scattering in the extreme ultraviolet spectral range

    K. Yao, F. Willems, von Korff Schmising, C., C. Strüber, P. Hessing, B. Pfau, D. Schick, D. Engel, K. Gerlinger, M. Schneider, S. Eisebitt

    Review of Scientific Instruments 91 (2020) 093001/1-10
  8. Nanoscale imaging of high‐field magnetic hysteresis in meteoritic metal using X‐ray holography

    R. Blukis, B. Pfau, C. M. Günther, P. Hessing, S. Eisebitt, J. Einsle, R. J. Harrison

    Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 21 (2020) e2020GC009044/1-13
  9. Singleshot polychromatic coherent diffractive imaging with a high-order harmonic source

    E. Malm, H. Wikmark, B. Pfau, P. Villanueva-Perez, P. Rudawski, J. Peschel, S. Maclot, M. Schneider, S. Eisebitt, A. Mikkelsen, A. L'Huillier, P. Johnsson

    Optics Express 28 (2020) 394-404
  10. Achieving diffraction-limited resolution in soft-x-ray Fourier-transform holography

    J. Geilhufe, B. Pfau, C. M. Günther, M. Schneider, S. Eisebitt

    Ultramicroscopy 214 (2020) 113005/1-29