Functional Magnetic Films


Robert Niemann, Benjamin Schleicher, Ulrike Besold, Stefan Schwabe, Svea Fleischer, Ludwig Reichel
In Front: Sebastian Fähler and Anett Diestel
(December 2015)



Front cover page of physica status solidi (b)

Special Issue: Hysteresis in Magnetocaloric, Electrocaloric and Elastocaloric Refrigeration
February 2018, Volume 255, Issue 2

Devices and Methods

We regularly use the following preparation and analysis methods

  • Sputter Deposition
  • Pulsed Laser Deposition
  • Atomic Force Microscopy with heating stage
  • Magnetic Force Microscopy
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy with EDX, EBSD, heating stage
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • X-Ray diffraction methods - in dependence of temperature and electric field
  • Vibrating Sample Magnetometer


We are looking for motivated bachelor and master/diploma students in the fields of material science and physics.

Please contact PD Dr. Sebastian Fähler.  

Research Group Info

Group Leader

PD Dr. Sebastian Fähler

Phone: +49-351-4659-588
Email: s.faehler(@t)


Cooperative Activities

IFW Research Topic
"Magnetic Materials for Energy"

DFG SPP 1599 "Ferroic Cooling"

EU Project “Rare-Earth Free Permanent Magnets"

DFG SPP 1299 "Magnetic Shape Memory"