MBI Staff Member – Personal info


  • Project Coordinator 4.2 "Application Laboratories and Technology Transfer",
  • Project Member 3.3 "Transient Structures and Imaging with X-rays",
  • Head of BLiX-Laboratory


My research and development interests cover:

  • Structure function relationships of parts of photosynthetic apparatus
  • X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy of organic molecules
  • Design and development  of laser based short wavelength and X-ray sources
  • Soft X-ray imaging using laser based sources
  • Laboratory X-ray microscopy

Curriculum vitae

1993 - present: Senior Scientist

1991 - 1993: Scientist
Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy

1979 - 1991: Scientist
Zentralinstitut für Optik und Spektroskopie (ZOS), Academy of Sciences, GDR

1986: Ph.D. Thesis: "Development of a spectrometer for nonlinear absorption measurements and its application"
Dr. rer. nat.  Humboldt University Berlin

1979: Diploma Thesis: "Polaritons in CdS"
Moscow Lomonosov State University (MSU), Moscow, Russia

MBI Publications

  1. Towards understanding excited-state properties of organic molecules using time-resolved soft X-ray absorption spectroscopy

    H. Stiel, J. Braenzel, A. Jonas, R. Gnewkow, L. T. Glöggler, D. Sommer, T. Krist, A. Erko, J. Tümmler, I. Mantouvalou

    International Journal of Molecular Sciences 22 (2021) 13463/1-18
  2. Ultrafast NEXAFS spectroscopy in the lab using laser-based sources and advanced X-ray optics

    H. Stiel, J. Braenzel, J. Tuemmler, A. Jonas, I. Mantouvalou, A. Erko, A. Heilmann, M. Moerbeck-Bock, M. Schnürer

    SPIE Proceedings Series 11886 (2021) 11886 12/1-9
  3. Transient laboratory X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy on thin films demonstrated with F8BT

    A. Jonas, K. Witte, B. Kanngießer, H. Stiel, I. Mantouvalou

    SPIE Proceedings Series 11886 (2021) 11886 11/1-8
  4. 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, von Korff Schmising, C., B. Pfau, S. Eisebitt

    Optica 8 (2021) 1237-1242
  5. High average power OPCPA MIR-systems for coherent soft x-ray generation accessing inner-shell absorption edges of metals

    van Mörbeck-Bock, M., T. Feng, A. Heilmann, L. Ehrentraut, H. Stiel, M. Hennecke, T. Sidiropoulos, von Korff Schmising, C, S. Eisebitt, M. Schnürer

    SPIE Proceedings Series 11777 (2021) online
  6. Towards soft x-ray fluorescence measurements in the laboratory using a laser-produced plasma source and a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor detector

    S. Staeck, Y. Kayser, J. Baumann, A. Jonas, I. Mantouvalou, R. Hartmann, B. Kanngießer, H. Stiel

    Journal of Instrumentation 16 (2021) P03033/1-17
  7. Laboratory quick near edge x-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy in the soft x-ray range with 100 Hz frame rate using CMOS technology

    A. Jonas, S. Staeck, B. Kanngießer, H. Stiel, I. Mantouvalou

    Review of Scientific Instruments 92 (2021) 023102/1-8
  8. Transient sub-nanosecond soft x-ray NEXAFS spectroscopy on organic thin films

    A. Jonas, K. Dammer, H. Stiel, B. Kanngiesser, R. Sánchez-de-Armas, I. Mantouvalou

    Analytical Chemistry 92 (2020) 15611-15615
  9. Ptychography and Single-Shot Nanoscale Imaging with Plasma-Based Laser Sources

    F. Tuitje, M. Zürch, T. Helk, J. Gautier, F. Tissandier, J. -P. Goddet, E. Oliva, A. Guggenmos, U. Kleineberg, H. Stiel, S. Sebban, C. Spielmann

    X-Ray Lasers 2018 (2020) Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers ICXRL 2018 (2020) 155-162
  10. Laboratory soft X-ray microscopy with an integrated visible-light microscope - Correlative workflow for faster 3D cell imaging

    A. Dehlinger, C. Seim, H. Stiel, S. Twamley, A. Ludwig, M. Kördel, D. Grötzsch, S. Rehbein, B. Kanngießer

    Microscopy and Microanalysis 26 (2020) 1124-1132