MBI Staff Member – Personal info


  • Department Head B3 (acting) "Laser Development"
  • Project Coordinator 4.2 "Application Laboratories and Technology Transfer"


During the last 15 years my research was concentrated on high field physics and laser driven matter acceleration. Focus was put on laser driven ion beam generation, source characterization, energy transformation processes in context with acceleration mechanisms. As a specific method proton imaging was developed further to study relativistic plasma dynamics. Furthermore project work was realized in laser driven electron acceleration, in operation and parameter improvement of high intensity laser systems.

In my physics diploma and PhD-work I studied deep temperature effects of electronic carrier mobility in metal oxide-oxide semiconductor structures. I got the chance to change to laser-plasma physics and started with ns-laser driven plasmas and its dynamics. These research activities comprised especially incoherent soft X-ray emission characteristics, related plasma diagnostic and colliding plasma interaction. With the advent of chirped-pulse amplification lasers my activities moved to interaction experiments with ps-, fs- and few cycle laser pulses. Special attention was paid to incoherent hard X-ray emission from laser plasmas in connection with energy transport, coherent XUV-emission from high density (X-ray laser) and gaseous density (high harmonic emission) plasmas, as well as to incoherent EUV-emission in connection with the dynamics of fs- laser exploded clusters and fusion neutron diagnostics in spray and spherical micro-droplet experiments. During the last years effects of collective electron dynamics in relativistic laser fields allowed to study several new findings in ion, electron and high harmonic emission.

In the face of completing relativistic plasma and ultra-high intensity laser physics projects at MBI I am looking forward to new tasks.

Curriculum vitae

since 2007: Department head (acting), MBI, Berlin

2001: Habilitation, Technical University (TU) Wien

since 2000: Scientific researcher, MBI, Berlin

1997-2000: Scientific employee associate at the Photonics Institute, TU Wien

1991-1997: Scientific employee associate, Max-Born-Institute (MBI), Berlin

1984-1991:} Scientific employee associate,Central Institute of Optics and Spectroscopy (ZOS), Berlin

1984: PhD in Physics, HU Berlin

1982: Diploma in Physics, Humboldt-University (HU) Berlin

MBI Publications

  1. Parametric study of cycle modulation in laser driven ion beams and acceleration field retrieval at femtosecond time scale

    M. Schnürer, J. Braenzel, A. Lübcke, A. A. Andreev

    Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams 22 (2019) 014201/1-9
  2. Soft X-ray nanoscale imaging using a superresolution CCD camera

    A. Lübcke, J. Braenzel, A. Dehlinger, M. Schnürer, H. Stiel, P. Guttmann, S. Rehbein, G. Schneider, S. Werner, R. Kemmler, S. Ritter, M. Raugust, T. Wende, M. Behrendt, M. Regehly

    Review of Scientific Instruments 90 (2019) 043111/1-9
  3. A transportable Paul-trap for levitation and accurate positioning of micron-scale particles in vacuum for laser-plasma experiments

    T. M. Ostermayr, J. Gebhard, D. Haffa, D. Kiefer, C. Kreuzer, K. Allinger, C. Bömer, J. Braenzel, M. Schnürer, I. Cermak, J. Schreiber, P. Hilz

    Review of Scientific Instruments 89 (2018) 013302/1-11
  4. Charge-transfer processes in warm dense matter: selective spectral filtering for laser-accelerated ion beams

    J. Braenzel, M. D. Barriga-Carrasco, R. Morales, M. Schnürer

    Physical Review Letters 120 (2018) 184801/1-6
  5. Interaction of ultrafast laser pulses with nanostructure surfaces

    A. Lübcke, M. Schnürer, L. Ehrentraut, R. Wehner, R. Grunwald, E. McGlynn, D. Byrne, S. Lowry

    Encyclopedia of Interfacial Chemistry: Surface Science and Electrochemistry / Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering Elsevier, Kidlington, Oxford, UK (2018) 420-432
  6. Controlling laser driven protons acceleration using a deformable mirror at a high repetition rate

    M. Noaman-ul-Haq, T. Sokollik, H. Ahmed, J. Braenzel, L. Ehrentraut, M. Mirzaie, L.-L. Yu, Z.M. Sheng, L.M. Chen, M. Schnürer, J. Zhang

    Nuclear Instruments & Methods In Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and associated Equipment 833 (2018) 191-195
  7. Amplification of relativistic electron bunches by acceleration in laser fields

    J. Braenzel, A. A. Andreev, F. Abicht, L. Ehrentraut,, K. Platonov, M. Schnürer

    Physical Review Letters 118 (2017) 014801/1-5
  8. Concerted manipulation of laser plasma dynamics with two laser pulses

    J. Braenzel, A. A. Andreev, L. Ehrentraut, D. Sommer, M. Schnürer

    SPIE Proceedings Series 10240 (2017) 1024017
  9. Gated ion spectrometer for spectroscopy of neutral particles

    S. Sharif, J. Braenzel, M. Schnürer, R. Prasad, M. Borghesi, V. Tikhonchuk, S. Ter-Avetisyan

    Review of Scientific Instruments 88 (2017) 083303/1-8
  10. Amplification of coherent synchrotron-like high harmonic emission from ultra-thin foils in relativistic light fields

    J. Braenzel, A. A. Andreev, K. Y. Platonov, L. Ehrentraut, M. Schnürer

    Physics of Plasmas 24 (2017) 080704/1-6