MBI Staff Member – Personal info


  • Department Head B2 "Imaging and Coherent X-rays"
  • Project Coordinator 3.3 ""Transient Structures and Imaging with X-rays"
  • Project Member 3.2 "Solids and Nanostructures: Electrons, Spins, and Phonons"


We use X-ray holography to image functional magnetic materials on the nanoscale.

Curriculum vitae

since 2016 Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Born Institute

2014-2015 Postdoctoral Researcher, Lund University, Division of Synchrotron Radation Research

2013 Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) in Physics, Technical University Berlin, Thesis: Imaging magnetic nanostructures using soft x-ray Fourier transform holography

2010-2013 Assistant researcher, Technical University Berlin

2006-2010 Assistant researcher, BESSY synchrotron source, since 2009 named Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy

2006 Diplom (MSc) in Physics, Technical University Dresden, Thesis: Combining photon correlation spectroscopy and fluctuation analysis for investigating diffusion dynamics

1999-2006 Study of Physics, Technical University Dresden and University of Vienna

MBI Publications

  1. 2D and 3D nanoscale imaging using high repetition rate laboratory-based soft x-ray sources

    H. Stiel, A. Blechschmidt, A. Dehlinger, R. Jung, E. Malm, B. Pfau, C. Pratsch, C. Seim, J. Tümmler, M. Zürch

    X-Ray Lasers 2016, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers Springer, Heidelberg (2018) 265-272
  2. Imaging nanometer phase coexistence at defects during the insulator−metal phase transformation in VO2 thin films by resonant soft X‑ray holography

    L. Vidas, C. M. Günther, T. A. Miller, B. Pfau, D. Perez-Salinas, E. Martínez, M. Schneider, E. Guehrs, P. Gargiani, M. Valvidares, R. E. Marvel, K. A. Hallman, R. F. Haglund, S. Eisebitt, S. Wall

    Nano Letters 18 (2018) 3449-3453
  3. In situ single-shot diffractive fluence mapping for X-ray free-electron laser pulses

    M. Schneider, C. M. Günther, B. Pfau, F. Capotondi, M. Manfredda, M. Zangrando, N. Mahne, L. Raimondi, E. Pedersoli, D. Naumenko, S. Eisebitt

    Nature Communications 9 (2018) 214/1-6
  4. 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
  5. Generating circularly polarized radiation in the extreme ultraviolet spectral range at the free-electron laser FLASH

    von Korff Schmising, C., D. Weder, T. Noll, B. Pfau, M. Hennecke, C. Strüber, I. Radu, M. Schneider, S. Staeck, C. M. Günther, J. Lüning, A. el dine Merhe, J. Buck, G. Hartmann, J. Viefhaus, R. Treusch, S. Eisebitt

    Review of Scientific Instruments 88 (2017) 053903 /1-9
  6. Experimental evaluations of signal-to-noise in spectro-holography via modified uniformly redundant arrays in the soft x-ray and extreme ultraviolet spectral regime

    C. M. Günther, E. Guehrs, M. Schneider, B. Pfau, von Korff Schmising, C., J. Geilhufe, S. Schaffert, S. Eisebitt

    Journal of Optics 19 (2017) 064002/1-11
  7. Multi-color imaging of magnetic Co/Pt heterostructures

    F. Willems, von Korff Schmising, C., D. Weder, C. M. Günther, M. Schneider, B. Pfau, S. Meise, E. Guehrs, J. Geilhufe, A. El Din Merhe, E. Jal, B. Vodungbo, J. Lüning, B. Mahieu, F. Capotondi, E. Pedersoli, D. Gauthier, M. Manfredda, S. Eisebitt

    Structural Dynamics 4 (2017) 014301/1-13
  8. 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
  9. Multi-color imaging of magnetic Co/Pt multilayers

    D. Weder, von Korff Schmising, C., F. Willems, C. M. Günther, M. Schneider, B. Pfau, A. Merhe, E. Jal, B. Vodungbo, J. Lüning, B. Mahieu, F. Capotondi, E. Pedersoli, S. Eisebitt

    IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 53 (2017) 6500905/1-5
  10. Thermally induced magnetic switching in bit-patterned media

    B. Pfau, C. M. Günther, T. Hauet, S. Eisebitt, O. Hellwig

    Journal of Applied Physics 122 (2017) 043907/1-7