Functional Magnetic Films


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


Frontispiece of Advanced Engineering Materials for an article about the perspectives for ferroic cooling.

Cover of Advanced Engineering Materials with
a Special Issue on Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys summarizing the results of SPP 1239. 

Front Cover of the Journal of Physics - Condensed Matter
shows the coincidence of martensitic microstructure
and magnetic domains in an epitaxial Ni-Mn-Ga film. 




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.