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Leibniz Junior Research Group Leader: Complex Spin Structures in Time and Space

Project Member 3.2 "Solids and Nanostructures: Electrons, Spins, and Phonons"

Project Member 3.3 "Transient Structures and Imaging with X-rays"


  • resonant magnetic scattering and XMCD in the soft X-ray and XUV range.
  • ultrafast magnetism with focus on (non-collinear) antiferromagnetic systems.
  • interaction of spin and phonon dynamics.
  • ultrafast acoustics probed by hard X-ray diffraction


Curriculum vitae

01/2023Leibniz Junior Research Group Leader, Max-Born-Institute, Berlin, Germany
08/2017 - 12/2022Postdoctoral Researcher, Max-Born-Institute, Berlin, Germany
08/2014 - 07/2017Independent Postdoctoral Fellow - Helmholtz Postdoc Programme,Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, BESSY II, Berlin, Germany
09/2015 - 09/2016Visiting scientist,ICFO, Barcelona, Spain
11/2013 - 07/2014Postdoctoral researcher,University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
05/2009 - 10/2013Ph.D. Thesis: "Ultrafast Lattice Dynamics in Photoexcited Nanostructures", University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, Dr. rer. nat.
02/2009Diploma Thesis: "Processing of Polymer-Metal Composites with Microwaves", University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
08/2006 - 12/2006Stay abroad (Erasmus), Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
10/2003 - 02/2009Study of Physics, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany

MBI Publikationen

  1. Vierwellenmischung im extremen UV

    H. Rottke, D. Schick, S. Eisebitt

    Physik in unserer Zeit 53 (2022) 216-217
  2. Femtosecond x-ray diffraction study of multi-THz coherent phonons in SrTiO3

    R. Shayduk, J. Hallmann, A. Rodriguez-Fernandez, M. Scholz, W. Lu, U. Bösenberg, J. Möller, A. Zozulya, M. Jiang, U. Wegner, R.-C. Secareanu, G. Palmer, M. Emons, M. Lederer, S. Volkov, I. Lindfors-Vrejoiu, D. Schick, M. Herzog, M. Bargheer, A. Madsen

    Applied Physics Letters 120 (2022) 202203/1-5
  3. All-optical switching on the nanometer scale excited and probed with femtosecond extreme ultraviolet pulses

    K. Yao, F. Steinbach, M. Borchert, D. Schick, D. Engel, F. Bencivenga, R. Mincigrucci, L. Foglia, E. Pedersoli, Dario De Angelis, M. Pancaldi, B. Wehinger, F. Capotondi, C. Masciovecchio, S. Eisebitt, C. von Korff Schmising

    Nano Letters 22 (2022) 4453-4458
  4. Probing electron and hole colocalization by resonant four-wave mixing spectroscopy in the extreme ultraviolet

    H. Rottke, R. Y. Engel, D. Schick, J. O. Schunck, P. S. Miedema, M. C. Borchert, M. Kuhlmann, N. Ekanayake, S. Dziarzhytski, G. Brenner, U. Eichmann, C. von Korff Schmising, M. Beye, S. Eisebitt

    Science Advances 20 (2022) eabn5127/1-20
  5. Ultrafast element- and depth-resolved magnetization dynamics probed by transverse magneto-optical Kerr effect spectroscopy in the soft x-ray range

    M. Hennecke, D. Schick, T. Sidiropoulos, F. Willems, A. Heilmann, M. van Moerbeck-Bock, L. Ehrentraut, D. Engel, P. Hessing, B. Pfau, M. Schmidbauer, A. Furchner, M. Schnuerer, C. von Korff Schmising, S. Eisebitt

    Physical Review Research 4 (2022) L022062/1-7
  6. High-speed spatial encoding of modulated pump-probe signals with slow area detectors

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

    Measurement Science and Technology 32 (2021) 025901/1-7
  7. udkm1Dsim – a Python toolbox for simulating 1D ultrafast dynamics in condensed matter

    D. Schick

    Computer Physics Communications 266 (2021)
  8. NTMpy: An open source package for solving coupled parabolic differential equations in the framework of the three-temperature model

    L. Alber, V. Scalera, V. Unikandanunni, D. Schick, S. Bonetti

    Computer Physics Communications 265 (2021) 107990/1-7
  9. Toward ultrafast magnetic depth profiling using time-resolved x-ray resonant magnetic reflectivity

    V. Chardonne, M. Hennes, R. Jarrier, R. Delaunay, N. Jaouen, M. Kuhlmann, N. Ekanayake, C. Léveillé, C. von Korff Schmising, D. Schick, K. Yao, X. Liu, G. S. Chiuzbăian, J. Lüning, B. Vodungbo, E. Jal

    Structural Dynamics 8 (2021) 034305/1-10
  10. Laser-driven resonant magnetic soft-x-ray scattering for probing ultrafast antiferromagnetic and structural dynamics

    D. Schick, M. Borchert, J. Braenzel, H. Stiel, J. Tümmler, D. E. Bürgler, A. Firsov, C. von Korff Schmising, B. Pfau, S. Eisebitt

    Optica 8 (2021) 1237-1242

Andere Publikationen

  1. Ultrafast and Energy-Efficient Quenching of Spin Order: Antiferromagnetism Beats Ferromagnetism
    N. Thielemann-Kühn, D. Schick, N. Pontius, C. Trabant, R. Mitzner, K. Holldack, H. Zabel, A. Föhlisch, and C. Schüßler-Langeheine,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 197202 (2017).
  2. Versatile soft X-ray-optical cross-correlator for ultrafast applications
    D. Schick, S. Eckert, N. Pontius, R. Mitzner, A. Föhlisch, K. Holldack, and F. Sorgenfrei,
    Struct. Dyn. 3, 54304 (2016).
  3. Optical Writing of Magnetic Properties by Remanent Photostriction
    V. Iurchuk, D. Schick, J. Bran, D. Colson, A. Forget, D. Halley, A. Koc, M. Reinhardt, C. Kwamen, N. A. Morley, M. Bargheer, M. Viret, R. Gumeniuk, G. Schmerber, B. Doudin, and B. Kundys,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 107403 (2016).
  4. Analysis of the halo background in femtosecond slicing experiments
    D. Schick, L. Le Guyader, N. Pontius, I. Radu, T. Kachel, R. Mitzner, T. Zeschke, C. Schüßler-Langeheine, A. Föhlisch, and K. Holldack,
    J. Synchrotron Radiat. 23, 700 (2016).
  5. Ultrafast lattice response of photoexcited thin films studied by X-ray diffraction
    D. Schick, M. Herzog, A. Bojahr, W. Leitenberger, A. Hertwig, R. Shayduk, and M. Bargheer,
    Struct. Dyn. 1, (2014).
  6. Selective preparation and detection of phonon polariton wavepackets by stimulated Raman scattering
    J. Goldshteyn, A. Bojahr, P. Gaal, D. Schick, and M. Bargheer,
    Phys. Status Solidi 1 (2013).
  7. udkm1Dsim-A simulation toolkit for 1D ultrafast dynamics in condensed matter
    D. Schick, A. Bojahr, M. Herzog, R. Shayduk, C. von Korff Schmising, and M. Bargheer,
    Comput. Phys. Commun. 185, 651 (2014).
  8. Ultrafast reciprocal-space mapping with a convergent beam
    D. Schick, R. Shayduk, A. Bojahr, M. Herzog, C. von Korff Schmising, P. Gaal, and M. Bargheer,
    J. Appl. Crystallogr. 46, 1372 (2013).
  9. Ultrafast switching of hard X-rays
    P. Gaal, D. Schick, M. Herzog, A. Bojahr, R. Shayduk, J. Goldshteyn, W. Leitenberger, I. Vrejoiu, D. Khakhulin, M. Wulff, and M. Bargheer,
    J. Synchrotron Radiat. 21, 380 (2014).
  10. Brillouin scattering of visible and hard X-ray photons from optically synthesized phonon wavepackets
    A. Bojahr, M. Herzog, S. Mitzscherling, L. Maerten, D. Schick, J. Goldshteyn, W. Leitenberger, R. Shayduk, P. Gaal, and M. Bargheer,
    Opt. Express 21, 21188 (2013).
  11. Thermoelastic study of nanolayered structures using time-resolved x-ray diffraction at high repetition rate
    H. A. Navirian, D. Schick, P. Gaal, W. Leitenberger, R. Shayduk, and M. Bargheer,
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 21906 (2013).
  12. Localized Excited Charge Carriers Generate Ultrafast Inhomogeneous Strain in the Multiferroic BiFeO3
    D. Schick, M. Herzog, H. Wen, P. Chen, C. Adamo, P. Gaal, D. G. Schlom, P. G. Evans, Y. Li, and M. Bargheer,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 97602 (2014).
  13. Direct time-domain sampling of subterahertz coherent acoustic phonon spectra in SrTiO3 using ultrafast x-ray diffraction
    R. Shayduk, M. Herzog, A. Bojahr, D. Schick, P. Gaal, W. Leitenberger, H. Navirian, M. Sander, J. Goldshteyn, I. Vrejoiu, and M. Bargheer,
    Phys. Rev. B 87, 184301 (2013).
  14. Following Strain-Induced Mosaicity Changes of Ferroelectric Thin Films by Ultrafast Reciprocal Space Mapping
    D. Schick, A. Bojahr, M. Herzog, P. Gaal, I. Vrejoiu, and M. Bargheer,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 95502 (2013).
  15. Tailoring interference and nonlinear manipulation of femtosecond x-rays
    M. Herzog, D. Schick, W. Leitenberger, R. Shayduk, R. M. van der Veen, C. J. Milne, S. L. Johnson, I. Vrejoiu, and M. Bargheer,
    New J. Phys. 14, 13004 (2012).
  16. Calibrated real-time detection of nonlinearly propagating strain waves
    A. Bojahr, M. Herzog, D. Schick, I. Vrejoiu, and M. Bargheer,
    Phys. Rev. B 86, 144306 (2012).
  17. Normalization schemes for ultrafast x-ray diffraction using a table-top laser-driven plasma source.
    D. Schick, A. Bojahr, M. Herzog, C. von Korff Schmising, R. Shayduk, W. Leitenberger, P. Gaal, and M. Bargheer,
    Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83, 25104 (2012).
  18. Analysis of ultrafast X-ray diffraction data in a linear-chain model of the lattice dynamics
    M. Herzog, D. Schick, P. Gaal, R. Shayduk, C. Korff Schmising, and M. Bargheer,
    Appl. Phys. A 106, 489 (2012).
  19. Time-domain sampling of x-ray pulses using an ultrafast sample response
    P. Gaal, D. Schick, M. Herzog, A. Bojahr, R. Shayduk, J. Goldshteyn, H. A. Navirian, W. Leitenberger, I. Vrejoiu, D. Khakhulin, M. Wulff, and M. Bargheer,
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 243106 (2012).
  20. Comparing the oscillation phase in optical pump-probe spectra to ultrafast x-ray diffraction in the metal-dielectric SrRuO3/SrTiO3 superlattice
    A. Bojahr, D. Schick, L. Maerten, M. Herzog, I. Vrejoiu, C. von Korff Schmising, C. Milne, S. L. Johnson, and M. Bargheer,
    Phys. Rev. B 85, 224302 (2012).
  21. Formation of Al67Cu23Fe10 quasicrystals by microwave heating
    C. Mihoc, D. Schick, M. Lütgens, C. Lathe, and E. Burkel,
    Int. J. Mater. Res. 103, 1340 (2012).
  22. Time-Resolved X-Ray Scattering
    D. Schick, C. von Korff Schmising, A. Bojahr, M. Kiel, P. Gaal, and M. Bargheer,
    in Ultrafast Phenom. Semicond. Nanostructure Mater. XV, edited by K.-T. Tsen, J.-J. Song, M. Betz, and A. Y. Elezzabi (2011), pp. 793715-793715-10.