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. Preparation of clay mineral samples for high resolution x-ray imaging

    G. Abbati, C. Seim, H. Legall, H. Stiel, N. Thomas, T. Wilhein

    Journal of Physics Conference Series 463 (2013) 012051/1-5
  2. Note: Thickness determination of freestanding ultra-thin foils using a table top laboratory extreme ultraviolet source

    J. Braenzel, C. Pratsch, P. Hilz, C. Kreuzer, M. Schnuerer, H. Stiel, W. Sandner

    Review of Scientific Instruments 84 (2013) 4807153/1-7
  3. 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
  4. Pump energy reduction for a high gain Ag X-ray laser using one long and two short pump pulses

    R. A. Banici, G. V. Cojocaru, R. G. Ungureanu, R. Dabu, D. Ursescu, H. Stiel

    Optics Letters 37 (2012) 5130-5132
  5. High average brightness water window source for short-exposure cryomicroscopy

    D. H. Martz, M. Selin, O. von Hofsten, E. Fogelqvist, , A. Holmberg, U. Vogt, H. Legall, G. Blobel, C. Seim, H. Stiel, H. M. Hertz

    Optics Letters 37 (2012) 4425-4427
  6. Ethanol (C2H5OH) spray of sub-micron droplets for laser driven negative ion source

    R. Prasad, M. Borghesi, F. Abicht, P.-V. Nickles, H. Stiel, M. Schnürer, S. Ter-Avetisyan

    Review of Scientific Instruments 83 (2012) 083301/1-6
  7. Compact x-ray microscope for the water window based on a high brightness laser plasma source

    H. Legall, G. Blobel, H. Stiel, W. Sandner, C. Seim, P. Takman, D. H. Martz, M. Selin, U. Vogt, H. M. Hertz, D. Esser, H. Sipma, J. Luttmann, M. Höfer, H. D. Hoffmann, S. Yulin, T. Feigl, S. Rehbein, P. Guttmann, G. Schneider, U. Wiesemann, M. Wirtz, W. Diete

    Optics Express 20 (2012) 18362-18369
  8. Laboratory full-field transmission x-ray microscopy

    C. Seim, J. Baumann, H. Legall, C. Redlich, I. Mantouvalou, G. Blobel, H. Stiel, B. Kanngießer

    SPIE Digital Library 8678 (2012) 867808/1-10
  9. Signal build-up from noise and seeding in plasma-based x-ray lasers

    C. M. Kim, K. Janulewicz, J. Lee, H. Stiel, M. Nishikino, N. Hasegawa, T. Kawachi

    SPIE Proceedings Series 8140 (2011) 814008 /1-
  10. Note: Study of extreme ultraviolet and soft x-ray emission of metal targets produced by laser-plasma-interaction

    I. Mantouvalou, R. Jung, J. Tuemmler, H. Legall, T. Bidu, H. Stiel, W. Malzer, B. Kanngießer, W. Sandner

    Review of Scientific Instruments 82 (2011) 066103/1-3