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. A laboratory 8 keV transmission full-field x-ray microscope with a polycapillary as condenser for bright and dark field imaging

    S. Baumbach, B. Kanngießer, W. Malzer, H. Stiel, T. Wilhein

    Review of Scientific Instruments 86 (2015) 083708/1-6
  2. High average power, highly brilliant laser-produced plasma source for soft X-ray spectroscopy

    I. Mantouvalou, K. Witte, D. Grötzsch, M. Neitzel, S. Günther, J. Baumann, R. Jung, H. Stiel, B. Kanngießer, W. Sandner

    Review of Scientific Instruments 86 (2015) 035116/1-9
  3. High pressure treated Bacillus subtilis spores — Structural analysis by means of synchrotron and laboratory based soft X-ray microscopy

    C. Seim, K. Reineke, S. Werner, A. Dehlinger, H. Legall, H. Stiel, B. Kanngießer

    Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies online (2015)
  4. Nanoscale imaging using coherent and incoherent laboratory based soft x-ray sources

    H. Stiel, A. Dehlinger, K. A. Janulewicz, R. Jung, H. Legall, C. Pratsch, C. Seim, J. Tuemmler

    X-Ray Lasers 2014 - X-Ray Lasers 2014, Springer Proceedings in Physics of the 14th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers online (2015) 267-273
  5. XAFS spectroscopy by an X-ray tubed based spectrometer using a novel type HOPG mosaic crystal and an optimized image processing Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry

    C. Schlesiger, L. Anklamm, H. Stiel, W. Malzer, B. Kanngiesser

    Spectrom.Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry online (2015)
  6. Source development of novel coherent X-rays and their applications in JAEA (Buchkapitel)

    T. Kawachi, A. Sasaki, M. Nishikino, M. Ishino, N. Hasegawa, T. Imazono, Y. Ochi, M. Tanaka, A. Y. Faenov, T. A. Pikuz, A. Pirozhkov, T. Esirkepov, T. Nakamura, M. Kando, S. V. Bulanov, K. Kondo, K. Janulewicz, C. M. Kim, H. Stiel, G. Norman, T. Suemoto, T. Tomita, K. Namikawa, M. Yamagiwa, Y. Kato

    X-Ray Lasers 2012 147 (2014) 143-150
  7. Speckle statistics, coherence and polarization of a collisional soft X-ray laser (Buchkapitel)

    K. A. Janulewicz, C. M. Kim, P. V. Nickles, H. Stiel, M. Nishikino, N. Hasegawa, T. Kawachi

    X-Ray Lasers 2012 147 (2014) 125-135
  8. Performance improvement of a Kα source by a high-resolution thin-layer-graphite spectrometer and a polycapillary lens

    M. Iqbal, Z. Urrehman, H. Im, J. G. Son, O. Seo, H. Stiel, P. V. Nickles, D. Y. Noh, K. A. Janulewicz

    Applied Physics B 116 (2014) 305-311
  9. Speckle statistics and transverse coherence of an x-ray laser with fluctuations in its active medium

    K. A. Janulewicz, C. M. Kim, H. Stiel

    Optics Express 21 (2013) 3225-3234
  10. A compact laboratory transmission X-ray microscope for the water window

    H. Legall, H. Stiel, G. Blobel, C. Seim, J. Baumann, S. Yulin, D. Esser, M. Höfer, U. Wiesemann, M. Wirtz, G. Schneider, S. Rehbein, H. M. Hertz

    Journal of Physics Conference Series 463 (2013) 012013/1-5