Prof. Jörg Fink


Jörg Fink received his Laurea in physics from the Technical University at Munich in 1963 and a Ph.D. from the same university in 1966. During his Ph.D. he worked on studies of the Mössbauer effect following neutron capture in Gd compounds. He then moved to the Research Centre in Karlsruhe, continuing his work utilising the Mössbauer effect, this time on transition metal compounds. From 1978 to 1982 he was seconded to the Research Centre in Jülich where he embarked on research involving electron spectroscopies, in particular electron energy-loss, photoemission (ARPES), and X-ray absorption spectroscopy as well as resonant X-ray scattering. In 1994 he took up a full professorship at the Dresden University of Technology and was in addition, director of the Institute for Solid State Research at the IFW Dresden. After the official retirement in 2003 he continues to do research at the IFW Dresden, at Ames Lab (7-10/2005),  at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (BESSY)(2007-2010), and at MPI CPfS Dresden (since 2016).


Research into carbon systems forms one of his main enduring interests, with contributions being made in the fields of conducting and semiconducting polymers, fullerenes, nanotubes, diamond, diamond-like carbon, intercalated graphite, and graphene. His other main field of activity is directed towards the study of the electronic structure of superconductors such as transition metal carbides and nitrides, A15 compounds, cuprates, intercalated fullerenes, borocarbides, cobaltades, and ferropnictides. Further work is related to electronic structure studies of simple metals, low dimensional systems, 3d transition metal compounds, and topological insulators.


1992-1998 Editor, Reports on Progress in Physics

1993-1999 Board of Editors, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids

1996-1997 Editor, Zeitschrift für Physik

since 2008 Editor, Advanced Condensed Matter Physics

since 2011 Member of the Editorial Board of Europhysics Letters

1996-2004 Beam time committee (chairman) at BESSY (Berlin)
1998-2004 Beam time committee at ELETTRA, Trieste
2003-2005 Beam time committee at ANKA, Karlsruhe
1999-2003 Head of the section "New devices" in the Center of Competence forNanostructures, Dresden.
2004-2007 Member of the Board of Governors, Institute of Complex Adapted Matter
since 2005 Member of the Committee Machine and Experiments at DELTA in Dortmund
since 1996 Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
since 1976 European Physical Society
since 1995 American Physical Society
1999 Fellow and Chartered Physicist of the Institute of Physics, UK
2003 Fellow of the APS


1992-2005 Fourteen International Winterschools on Electronic Properties of Novel Materials, Kirchberg, Austria

1998 Workshop Electronic and magnetic properties of novel transition metal compounds: from cuprates to titanates, Dresden, Germany

1998 Symposium K, Carbon-based materials for microelectronics, E-MRS Spring Conference, Strasbourg, France

2002 International Workshop on the Electronic Structure of Solids, Dresden, Germany

2005 Workshop “Strong Correlations and ARPES: Recent Progress in Theory and Experiment” (CORPES 05), Dresden, Germany

2006 8th International Conference on Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity and High Temperature Superconductors, Dresden

2011 EMRS Fall Meeting Symposium D Electronic and magnetic structure of ferropnictide high-Tc superconductors and related compounds, Warsaw, Poland





Jayita Nayak, Shu-Chun Wu, Nitesh Kumar, Chandra Shekhar, Sanjay Singh, Jo¨rg Fink, Emile E.D. Rienks, Gerhard H. Fecher, Stuart S.P. Parkin, Binghai Yan & Claudia Felser. Multiple Dirac cones at the surface of thetopological metal LaBi. Nature Commun. 8, 13942 (2017)

I. Avigo, S. Thirupathaiah, E. D. L. Rienks, L. Rettig, A. Charnukha, M. Ligges, R. Cortes, J. Nayak ,H. S. Jeevan, T. Wolf, Y. Huang, S. Wurmehl, M. I. Sturza, P. Gegenwart, M. S. Golden, L. X. Yang, K. Rossnagel, M. Bauer, B. Bu¨ chner, M. Vojta, M. Wolf, C. Felser, J. Fink, and U. Bovensiepen. Electronic structure and ultrafastdynamics of FeAs-basedsuperconductors by angle- andtime-resolved. Phys. Status Solidi B 254, 1600382 (2017).

M. Zwiebler, E. Schierle, E. Weschke, B. Büchner, A. Revcolevschi, Patrick Ribeiro, J. Geck, and J. Fink, Stripe order of La1.65 Eu0.2 Sr0.16 CuO4 in magnetic fields studied by resonant soft x-ray scattering, Phys. Rev. B 94, 165157 (2016).

S. Thirupathaiah, Soumi Ghosh, Rajveer Jha, E. D. L. Rienks, Kapildeb Dolui, V. V. Ravi Kishore,  B. Büchner, Tanmoy Das, V. P. S. Awana, D. D. Sarma, and J. Fink, Unusual Dirac Fermions on the Surface of a Noncentrosymmetric α-BiPd Superconductor, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 177001 (2016)

A Sanna , A V Fedorov , N I Verbitskiy , J Fink , C Krellner , L Petaccia , A Chikina , D Yu Usachov , A Grüneis and G Profeta, First-principles and angle-resolvedphotoemission study of lithium  doped metallic black phosphorous, 2D Mat. 3, 025031  (2016)

I. Avigo , S. Thirupathaiah , M. Ligges , T.Wolf , J. Fink and U. Bovensiepen, Doping dependence and electron–boson coupling in the ultrafast relaxation of hot electron populations in Ba(Fe1–xCox)2As2 , New J. Phys. 18 093028 (2016)

J. Fink, Influence of Lifshitz transitions and correlation effects on the scattering rates of the charge carriers in iron-based superconductors, EPL 113, 27002 (2016)

J. Fink, A. Charnukha, E. D. L. Rienks, Z. H. Liu, S. Thirupathaiah, I. Avigo, F. Roth, H. S. Jeevan, P. Gegenwart, M. Roslova, I. Morozov, S. Wurmehl, U. Bovensiepen, S. Borisenko, M. Vojta, and B. Büchner, Non-Fermi-liquid scattering rates and anomalous band dispersion in ferropnictides, Phsical Review B 92, 201106 (R) (2015).

E. D. L. Rienks, M. Ärrälä, M. Lindroos, F. Roth, W. Tabis, G. Yu, M. Greven, and J. Fink, High-Energy Anomaly in the Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectra of Nd2−xCexCuO4: Evidence for a Matrix Element Effect. Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 137001 (2014)

A.V. Fedorov, N.I. Verbitskiy, D. Haberer, C. Struzzi, L. Petaccia, D. Usachov, O.Y. Vilkov, D.V. Vyalikh, J. Fink, M. Knupfer, B. Büchner & A. Grüneis, Observation of a universal donor-dependent vibrational mode in graphene,                         Nature Communications 5, 3257 (2014) 

L. X. Yang, G. Rohde, T. Rohwer, A. Stange, K. Hanff, C. Sohrt, L. Rettig, R. Cortés, F. Chen, D. L. Feng, T. Wolf, B. Kamble, I. Eremin, T. Popmintchev, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, L. Kipp, J. Fink, M. Bauer, U. Bovensiepen, and K. Rossnagel,    Ultrafast Modulation of the Chemical Potential in BaFe2As2 by Coherent Phonons, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 207001 (2014)

J. Fink, E. Schierle, E. Weschke, and J. Geck, Resonant elastic soft X-ray scattering,                                                                                                       Rep. Prog. Phys. 76, 056502 (2013)

L. Rettig, R. Cortes, S. Thirupathaiah, P. Gegenwart, H. S. Jeevan, M. Wolf, J. Fink, and U. Bovensiepen, Ultrafast Momentum-Dependent Response of Electrons in Antiferromagnetic EuFe2As2 Driven by Optical Excitation, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 097002 (2012)

P. D. C. King, R. C. Hatch, M. Bianchi, R. Ovsyannikov, C. Lupulescu, G.  Landolt,5 B. Slomski, J. H. Dil, D. Guan, J. L. Mi, E. D. L. Rienks, J. Fink, A. Lindblad, S. Svensson, S. Bao, G. Balakrishnan, B. B. Iversen, J. Osterwalder, W. Eberhardt, F. Baumberger, and Ph. Hofmann, Large Tunable Rashba Spin Splitting of a Two-Dimensional Electron Gas in Bi2Se3, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 096802 (2011)

S. Thirupathaiah, E. D. L. Rienks, H. S. Jeevan, R. Ovsyannikov, E. Slooten, J. Kaas, E. van Heumen, S. de Jong, H. A. Dürr, K. Siemensmeyer, R. Follath, P. Gegenwart, M. S. Golden, and J. Fink, Dissimilarities between the electronic structure of chemically doped and chemically pressurized iron pnictides from an angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy study, Phys. Rev. B 84, 014531 (2011)

J. Sanchez-Barriga, J. Fink, V. Boni, I. Di Marco, J. Braun, J. Minar, A. Varykhalov, O. Rader, V. Bellini, F. Manghi, H. Ebert, M. I. Katsnelson, A. I. Lichtenstein, O. Eriksson, W. Eberhardt, and H. A. Dürr Strength of Correlation Effects in the Electronic Structure of Iron.                                                                            Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 267203 (2009)

Jörg Fink, Enrico Schierle, Eugen Weschke, Jochen Geck, David Hawthorn, Viktor Soltwisch, Hiroki Wadati, Hsueh-Hung Wu, Hermann A. Dürr, Nadja Wizent, Bernd Büchner, and George A. Sawatzky, Charge ordering in La1.8−xEu0.2SrxCuO4studied by resonant soft x-ray diffraction, Phys. Rev. B 79, 100502 (R) (2009)

T. Dahm, V. Hinkov, S.V. Borisenko, A.A. Kordyuk, V.B. Zabolotnyy, J. Fink, B. Buechner, D.J. Scalapino, W. Hanke, B. Keimer Strength of the spin-fluctuation-mediated pairing interaction in a high-temperature superconductor,  Nature Physics 5, 217 (2009)

C.  Kramberger, R. Hambach,  C. Giorgetti,  M. H. Ruemmeli, M. Knupfer, J. Fink, B. Buechner, Lucia Reining, E. Einarsson, S. Maruyama, F. Sottile, K.  Hannewald, V. Olevano, V.  Marinopoulos, T.  Pichler. Linear plasmon dispersion in single-wall carbon nanotubes and the collective excitation spectrum of graphene.        Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 196803 (2008)

J. Fink, S. Borisenko, A. Kordyuk, A. Koitzsch, J. Geck, V. Zabolotnyy, M. Knupfer, B. Büchner, and H. Berger, Dressing of the Charge Carriers in High-Tc Superconductors, Lect. Notes Phys. 715, 295 (2007)

H. Rauf, T. Pichler, M. Knupfer, J. Fink, H. Kataura Transition from a Tomonaga-Luttinger Liquid to a Fermi Liquid in Potassium-Intercalated Bundles of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes,                                                                     Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 96805 (2004)

S.V. Borisenko, A.A. Kordyuk, A. Koitzsch, T.K. Kim, K. Nanko, M. Knupfer, J. Fink,
C. Grazioli, S. Turckini, and H. Berger
Circular dichroism in angle-resolved photoemission spectra of under- and overdoped Pb-Bi2212,  Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 207001 (2004)

T.K. Kim, A.A. Kordyuk, S.V. Borisenko, A. Koitzsch, M. Knupfer, H. Berger, J. Fink Doping dependence of the mass enhancement in (Pb, Bi)2Sr2CaCu2O8 at the antinodal point in the superconducting and normal state,                             Phys. Rev. Lett. 91,  187002 (2003)

A.A. Kordyuk, S.V. Borisenko, T.K. Kim, K.A. Nenkov, M. Knupfer, J. Fink, M.S. Golden, H. Berger, R. Follath Origin of the peak-dip-hump line shape in the superconducting state (pi, 0) photoemission spectra of Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 77003 (2002)

J. Fink, and P. Lambin, Electron spectroscopy studies of carbon nanotubes, in: "Carbon Nanotubes" ed.  by Dresselhaus, M.S.; Dresselhaus, G.; Avouris, Ph., Topics in Applied Physics, Springer-Verlag Berlin, 80, 247 (2001)

S. V. Borisenko, M. S. Golden, S. Legner, T. Pichler, C. Dürr, M. Knupfer, J. Fink, G. Yang, S. Abell, and H. Berger, Joys and pitfalls of Fermi surface mapping in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+d using angle resolved photoemission,                                Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 4453, (2000)

O. Jost, A.A. Gorbunov, W. Pompe, T. Pichler, R. Friedlein, M. Knupfer, M. Reibold, H.D. Bauer, L. Dunsch, M.S. Golden, J. Fink, Diameter grouping in bulk samples of single-walled carbon nanotubes from optical absorption spectroscopy,          Appl. Phys. Lett. 57, 2217 (1999)

T. Pichler, M. Knupfer, M.S. Golden, J. Fink, A. Rinzler, and R.E. Smalley Localized and delocalized plasmon excitations in single wall carbon nanotubes,          Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 4729 (1998)

J. Fink, N. Nücker, E. Pellegrin, H. Romberg, M. Alexander, and M. Knupfer Electron-Energy Loss and X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Cuprate Superconductors and Related Compounds, J. Electr. Spectr., Rel. Phen. 66, 395 (1994)

M. Knupfer, M. Merkel, M.S. Golden, J. Fink, O. Gunnarsson, and V.P. Antropov Satellites in the photoemission spectra of A3C60 (A = K, Rb).                       Phys. Rev. B 47, 13944 (1993)

E. Sohmen and J. Fink Electron energy-loss studies of RbxC60 and RbxC70 (x = 0,3, and 6).                                                                                                    Phys. Rev. B 47, 14532 (1993)

J. Fink Transmission Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy. Topics in Applied Physics Vol. 69 "Unoccupied states" ed. J. Fuggle and J.E. Inglesfield, Springer, Berlin (1992)

H. Romberg, M. Alexander, N. Nücker, P. Adelmann, and J. Fink, Electronic structure of the system La2-xSrxCuO4, Phys. Rev. B 42, 8768 (1990)

Jörg Fink, Recent Development in Energy-Loss Spectroscopy. Ad. Electronics and Electron Physics, Vol. 75, 121 (1989)

A. vom Felde, J. Sprösser-Prou, and J. Fink Valence Electron Excitations in Alkali Metals.                                                                                                            Phys. Rev. B 40, 10181 (1989)

N. Nücker, J. Fink, J.C. Fuggle, P.J. Durham, and W. Temmerman Evidence for Holes on Oxygen in the High-Tc Superconductors La2-xSrxCuO4 and YBa2Cu3O7-y. Phys. Rev. B 37, 6827 (1988).

J. Fink and G. Leising Momentum-Dependent Dielectric Functions of Oriented trans-Polyacetylene.                                                                                       Phys. Rev. B 34, 5320 (1986)

J. Fink, Th. Müller-Heinzerling, B. Scheerer, W. Speier, F.U. Hillebrecht, J.C. Fuggle, J. Zaanen, and G.A. Sawatzky The 2p Absorption Spectra of the 3d Elements. Phys. Rev. B 32, 4899 (1985).

J.Fink, Th. Müller-Heinzerling, J. Pflüger, B. Scheerer, B. Dischler, P. Koidl, A. Bubenzer, and R.E. Sah, Investigation of hydrocarbon-plasma-generated carbon films by electron-energy-loss spectroscopy.                                                  Phys. Rev. B 30, 4713 (1984).

A. vom Felde, J. Fink, Th. Müller-Heinzerling, J. Pflüger, B. Scheerer, G. Linker, and D. Kaletta Pressure of Neon, Argon and Xenon Bubbles in Aluminium.           Phys. Rev. Lett. 53, 922 (1984).

G. Czjzek, J. Fink, F. Götz, H. Schmidt, J.M.D. Coey, J.-P. Reboullat, A. Lienard, Atomic coordination and the distribution of electric field gradients in amorphous solids,                                                                                                              Phys. Rev. B 23, 2513 (1981)

J. Fink and P. Kienle,  Recoilless γ emission in 156Gd and 158Gd following neutron capture reactions, Physics Letters, 17, 326 (1965)



















Journal papers:250
Contributions to collected editions/proceedings:53
Invited talks:213