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  • Project Coordinator: 4.3 "Nanoscaled Optics and Samples",
  • Member of Project: 3.3 "Transient Structures and lmaging with X-rays"


In the new application lab for Nanoscaled Optics and Samples we produce mainly thin magnetic multilayer systems by magnetron sputtering and thermal boat evaporation. After preparation we characterize these samples (topography, roughness, magnetic domain ...) by Atomic and Magnetic Force Microscopy (AFM/MFM) and Magneto-Optic Kerr Magnetometry (MOKE). These multicomponent magnetic samples are optimized for the experiments e.g. in project 3.2 and 3.3 like small angle scattering, coherent imaging or magnetic dichroism spectroscopy.

All samples can be modified after preparation by Focussed Ion Beam (FIB) and Electron beam Lithography, e.g. to produce mask for coherent imaging or nanostructures. Additionally we produce so called exchange biased magnetic layer systems and modify them by light ion bombardment. With this technique we can change the strength and the direction of the unidirectional anisotropy.

Curriculum vitae

02/2016 - present: Scientist
Prof. Dr. Stefan Eisebitt

04/2012 - 01/2016: Postdoctoral Scientist
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
Prof. Dr. Stefan Eisebitt

09/2010 - 03/2012: Managing Director
Center for Interdisciplinary Nanostructure Science and Technology (CINSaT)

07/2007 - 09/2010: Scientist
University of Kassel
Prof. Dr. Arno Ehresmann

03/2005 - 06/2007: Guest Scientist
University of Kassel
Prof. Dr. Arno Ehresmann

04/2004 - 01/2008: Managing Director

01/2001 - 04/2004: Phd Thesis: "Modifikation der magnetischen Eigenschaften von polykristallinen Mehrschichtsystemen mit Austauschverschiebung durch He-Ionenbeschuss"
University of Kaiserslautern, Dr. rer. nat.
Prof. Dr. Hans Schmoranzer

MBI Publikationen

  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. Lattice dynamics and ultrafast energy flow between electrons, spins, and phonons in a 3d ferromagnet

    D. Zahn, F. Jakobs, Y. W. Windsor, H. Seiler, T. Vasileiadis, T. A. Butcher, Y. Qi, D. Engel, U. Atxitia, J. Vorberger, R. Ernstorfer

    Physical Review Research 3 (2021) 023032/1-14
  6. From stripes to bubbles: Deterministic transformation of magnetic domain patterns in Co/Pt multilayers induced by laser helicity

    N. Novakovic-Marinkovic, M.-A. Mawass, O. Volkov, P. Makushko, W. D. Engel, D. Makarov, F. Kronast

    Physical Review B 102 (2020) 174412/1-8
  7. Origin of strong-field-induced low-order harmonic generation in amorphous quartz

    P. Jürgens, B. Liewehr, B. Kruse, C. Peltz, D. Engel, A. Husakou, T. Witting, M. Y. Ivanov, M. J. J. Vrakking, T. Fennel, A. Mermillod-Blondin

    Nature Physics online (2020) 1-11
  8. Element specificity of transient extreme ultra-violet magnetic dichroism

    J. K. Dewhurst, F. Willems, P. Elliott, Q. Z. Li, von Korff Schmising, C., C. Strüber, D. W. Engel, S. Eisebitt, S. Sharma

    Physical Review Letters 124 (2020) 077203/1-6
  9. Optical inter-site spin transfer probed by energy and spin-resolved transient absorption spectroscopy

    F. Willems, von Korff Schmising, C., C. Strüber, D. Schick, W. D. Engel, J. K. Dewhurst, P. Elliott, S. Sharma, S. Eisebitt

    Nature Communications 11 (2020) 871/1-7
  10. Photoinscription of optical microstructures in fused silica with few-cycle pulses

    F. J. Furch, W. D. Engel, T. Witting, A. Perez-Leija, D. Biasetti, G. Torchia, M. J. J. Vrakking, A. Mermillod-Blondin

    SPIE Proceedings Series 11268 (2020) 11268ON/1-6