MBI Staff Member – Personal info


  • Project Coordinator: 4.3 "Nanoscaled Optics and Samples",
  • Member of Project: 3.3 "Transient Structures and lmaging with X-rays"


In the new application lab for Nanoscaled Optics and Samples we produce mainly thin magnetic multilayer systems by magnetron sputtering and thermal boat evaporation. After preparation we characterize these samples (topography, roughness, magnetic domain ...) by Atomic and Magnetic Force Microscopy (AFM/MFM) and Magneto-Optic Kerr Magnetometry (MOKE). These multicomponent magnetic samples are optimized for the experiments e.g. in project 3.2 and 3.3 like small angle scattering, coherent imaging or magnetic dichroism spectroscopy.

All samples can be modified after preparation by Focussed Ion Beam (FIB) and Electron beam Lithography, e.g. to produce mask for coherent imaging or nanostructures. Additionally we produce so called exchange biased magnetic layer systems and modify them by light ion bombardment. With this technique we can change the strength and the direction of the unidirectional anisotropy.

Curriculum vitae

02/2016 - present: Scientist
Prof. Dr. Stefan Eisebitt

04/2012 - 01/2016: Postdoctoral Scientist
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
Prof. Dr. Stefan Eisebitt

09/2010 - 03/2012: Managing Director
Center for Interdisciplinary Nanostructure Science and Technology (CINSaT)

07/2007 - 09/2010: Scientist
University of Kassel
Prof. Dr. Arno Ehresmann

03/2005 - 06/2007: Guest Scientist
University of Kassel
Prof. Dr. Arno Ehresmann

04/2004 - 01/2008: Managing Director

01/2001 - 03/2004: Ph.D Scientist
University of Kaiserslautern
Prof. Dr. Hans Schmoranzer

MBI Publications

  1. Magneto-optical functions at the 3p resonances of Fe, Co, and Ni: Ab-initio description and experiment

    F. Willems, S. Sharma, von Korff Schmising, C., J. K. Dewhurst, L. Salemi, D. Schick, P. Hessing, C. Strüber, W. D. Engel, S. Eisebitt

    Physical Review Letters 122 (2019) 217202/1-6
  2. Fast current-driven domain walls and small skyrmions in a compensated ferrimagnet

    L. Caretta, M. Mann, F. Büttner, K. Ueda, B. Pfau, C. M. Günther, P. Hessing, A. Churikova, C. Klose, M. Schneider, D. Engel, C. Marcus, D. Bono, K. Bagschik, S. Eisebitt, G. S. D. Beach

    Nature Nanotechnology 13 (2018) 1154–1160
  3. Field-free deterministic ultrafast creation of magnetic skyrmions by spin–orbit torques

    F. Büttner, I. Lemesh, M. Schneider, B. Pfau, C. M. Günther, P. Hessing, J. Geilhufe, L. Caretta, D. Engel, B. Krüger, J. Viefhaus, S. Eisebitt, G. S. D. Beach

    Nature Nanotechnology 12 (2017) 1040–1044
  4. Three-dimensional characterization of Co/Pd multilayer thin films using resonant soft x-ray scattering

    S. Flewett, D. Mishra, T. J. A. Mori, C. M. Günther, J. C. Denardin, S. Oyarzún, S. Michea, D. Engel, M. Fohler, T. C. R. Rocha, A. Ovalle F., L. T. Núñez A., B. Pfau, J. Escrig, S. Eisebitt

    Physical Review B 95 (2017) 094430/1-11
  5. CXS: Coherent X-ray scattering at the UE49-SGM at BESSY II

    D. Engel, D. Mishra, S. Eisebitt

    Journal of large-scale research facilities JLSRF A56 (2016) 1-4