MBI Staff Member – Personal info

Position

  • 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"

Research

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 Publications

  1. Reference shape effects on Fourier transform holography

    E. Malm, B. Pfau, M. Schneider, C. M. Günther, P. Hessing, F. Büttner, A. Mikkelsen, S. Eisebitt

    Optics Express 30 (2022) 38424-38438
  2. Tailoring optical excitation to control magnetic skyrmion nucleation

    L.-M. Kern, B. Pfau, M. Schneider, K. Gerlinger, V. Deinhart, S. Wittrock, T. Sidiropoulos, D. Engel, I. Will, C. M. Günther, K. Litzius, S. Wintz, M. Weigand, F. Büttner, S. Eisebitt

    Physical Review B 106 (2022) 054435/1-10
  3. 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
  4. Photon correlation spectroscopy with heterodyne mixing based on soft-x-ray magnetic circular dichroism

    C. Klose, F. Büttner, W. Hu, C. Mazzoli, G. S. D. Beach, S. Eisebitt, B. Pfau

    Physical Review B 105 (2022) 214425/1-9
  5. Deterministic generation and guided motion of magnetic skyrmions by focused He+-ion irradiation

    L.-M. Kern, B. Pfau, V. Deinhart, M. Schneider, C. Klose, K. Gerlinger, S. Wittrock, D. Engel, I. Will, C. M. Günther, R. Liefferink, J. H. Mentink, S. Wintz, M. Weigand, M.-Jie Huang, R. Battistelli, D. Metternich, F. Büttner, K. Höflich, S. Eisebitt

    Nano Letters 22 (2022) 4028-4035
  6. Real-time spatial characterization of micrometer-sized X-ray free-electron laser beams focused by bendable mirrors

    G. Mercurio, J. Chalupský, I.-T. Nistea, M. Schneider, V. Hájková, N. Gerasimova, R. Carley, M. Cascella, L. Le Guyader, L. Mercadier, J. Schlappa, K. Setoodehnia, M. Teichmann, A. Yaroslavtsev, T. Burian, V. Vozda, L. Vyšín, J. Wild, D. Hickin, A. Silenzi, M. Stupar, J. T. Delitz, C. Broers, A. Reich, B. Pfau, S. Eisebitt, D. La Civita, H. Sinn, M. Vannoni, S. G. Alcock, L. Juha, A. Scherz

    Optics Express 30 (2022) 20980-20998
  7. 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, C. von Korff Schmising, 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
  8. 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
  9. 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, C. von Korff Schmising, 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
  10. 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