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Helmholtz Young Investigators Group

Borderline Magnetism

We investigate electronic and magnetic properties of novel nanoscale systems to understand and improve their performance in (future) application. As main characterization technique we use x-ray absorption spectroscopy.

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Fatemeh Shams received PhD degree

S. Fatemeh Shams successfully defended her excellent PhD work on “Synthesis and charcterisation of cobalt ferrite nanoparticles surface activated with palladium nanoparticles for magnetic and optical hyperthermia“ at the Ferdowski University of Mashhad. Congratulations!

Our work on the front cover of Annalen der Physik

Our latest research about the control of phase transitions was featured on the front cover of Annalen der Physik. More details and a short summary can be found in the press release of our institute
→ Press release PGI-6
→ Article (open access)

Editorial Board of Scientific Reports

Carolin Schmitz-Antoniak joined the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports. Scientific Reports launched in 2011 as a multidisciplinary, online-only, open access publication of the Nature Publishing Group covering all areas of the natural sciences. Carolin accepted the invitation to join the Editorial Board within the field of "Condensed Matter Physics" for two years.
→ Homepage of Scientific Reports

On-site visit at DELTA synchrotron

With a11 interested students (Physics and Energy Science) of the University of Duisburg-Essen we had a guided tour at the DELTA synchrotron in Dortmund. After an introductory talk by Prof. Weis, we had a tour through the experimental hall and were allowed to have also a close look behind the radiation protection walls. Thanks to all the friendly and very competent guides!
→ DELTA synchrotron

HZB User Committee

At the 7th Joined BER II and BESSY II user meeting in December 2015, Carolin Schmitz-Antoniak was re-elected for another 2 years to join the HZB User Committee.
→ HZB User Committee

Gottschalk-Diederich-Beadeker Prize

Gottschalk-Diederich-Beadeker Prize awarded to Carolin Schmitz-Antoniak. The prize is awarded annually for outstanding Habilitation or PhD theses at the faculties of science and engineering of the University of Duisburg-Essen. The prize carries a value of 5.000 €.
→ Press release of the University of Duisburg-Essen (German only)
Selected Articles
Scientific Reports:

Reversed ageing of Fe3O4 nanoparticles by hydrogen plasma

magnetite nanoparticles
Reports on Progress in Physics:

X-ray absorption spectroscopy on magnetic nanoscale systems for modern applications

magnetite nanoparticles
Nature Communications:

Electric in-plane polarization in multiferroic CoFe2O4/BaTiO3 nanocomposite tuned by magnetic fields

magnetite nanoparticles
Nature Communications:

A guideline for atomistic design and understanding of ultrahard nanomagnets

magnetite nanoparticles

Bachelor and Master theses

Positions available: Are you interested in starting to work as a bachelor or master student in our group at the synchrotron radiation source HZB-BESSY II in Berlin or at the Free University Berlin? Please do not hesitate to contact us: c.schmitz-antoniak(at)fz-juelich.de, carolin.schmitz-antoniak(at)fu-berlin.de

PhD theses

Currently there are no positions available. However, funding may be obtained in the framework of a fellowship, e.g. from the DAAD for foreign applicants or Stipendium Plus for applicants who already have a permanent residence in Germany.

PostDoc positions

Currently there are no positions available. However, funding may be obtained in the framework of a fellowship, e.g. from the DAAD or the Alexander von Humboldt foundation for foreign applicants.



Last updated: 2019-09-02
PD Dr. Carolin Schmitz-Antoniak