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. Pyrolytic graphite crystals as components for ultrafast x-ray spectroscopy using laser based sources

    H. Stiel, H. Legall, M. Schnürer

    Opt. Prec. Engin. 15 (2007) 1908-1914
  2. A New Generation of X-Ray Optics Based on Pyrolytic Graphite

    H. Legall, H. Stiel, A. Antonov, I. Grigorieva, V. Arkadiev, A. Bjeoumikhov, A. Erko

    Proceedings of FEL 2006 (2006) 798-801
  3. High spectral resolution x-ray optics with highly oriented pyrolytic graphite

    H. Legall, H. Stiel, V. Arkadiev, A. A. Bjeoumikhov

    Optics Express 14 (2006) 4570-4576
  4. Elements of capillary optics applied in the spectral range between 10 and 15 nm

    J. Tuemmler, H. Stiel, H. Legall, R. Bruch, A. A. Bjeoumikhov, N. Langhoff, K. A. Janulewicz, G. Priebe, P. V. Nickles

    Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications VI 5919 (2005) 104-111
  5. Towards elucidating the energy of the first excited singlet state of xanthophyll cycle pigments by X-ray absorption spectroscopy

    W. I. Gruszecki, H. Stiel, D. Niedzwiedzki, M. Beck, J. Milanowska, H. Lokstein, D. Leupold

    Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics 1708 (2005) 102-107
  6. Applications of highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) for x-ray diagnostics and spectroscopy

    H. Legall, H. Stiel, P. V. Nickles, H. Legall, H. Stiel, P.-V. Nickles, A. A. Bjeoumikhov, N. Langhoff, M., Haschke, V. A. Arkadiev, R. Wedell

    SPIE Proceedings Series 5918 (2005) 11-21
  7. Comparison of focusing optics for femtosecond X-ray diffraction

    M. Bargheer, N. Zhavoronkov, R. Bruch, H. Legall, H. Stiel, M. Woerner, T. Elsaesser

    Applied Physics B 80 (2005) 715-719
  8. High resolution x-ray absorption spectroscopy using a laser plasma radiation source

    U. Vogt, H. Stiel, H. Legall, T. Wilhein

    Review of Scientific Instruments 75 (2004) 4606-4609
  9. Explosion characteristics of intense femtosecond-laser driven water droplets

    M. Schnürer, D. Hilscher, U. Jahnke, S. Ter-Avetisyan, S. Busch, M. Kalashnikov, H. Stiel, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner

    Physical Review E 70 (2004) 056401/1-10
  10. Spatial and spectral characterization of a laser produced plasma source for EUV metrology

    H. Legall, H. Stiel, U. Vogt, H. Schönnagel, P.-V. Nickles, J. Tuemmler, F. Scholz, F. Scholze

    Review of Scientific Instruments 75 (2004) 4981-4988