||Dissertation entitled Imaging Spin Textures on Curved Magnetic Surfaces is evaluated with summa cum laude by the faculty of natural sciences of the TU Chemnitz.
The thesis summarizes pioneering research activities on visualizing spin textures on 3D curved magnetic surfaces that have been highlighted as numerous publications in high-ranked journals, including Nature Communications, Nano Letters and Advanced Materials. It represents a first milestone in 3D imaging of magnetic microtextures by reconstruction utilizing Magnetic soft X-ray Tomography (MXT), a visualization technique relying on X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) as element-specific contrast mechanism. Two distinct 3D curved magnetic surfaces, namely magnetic cap structures and rolled-up magnetic nanomembranes with cylindrical shape are experimentally investigated in view of fundamental physics, e.g. curvature- and topology-driven modifications to magnetic domain configurations, magnetization reversal processes and spin excitations, and applications as storage devices, sensors and self-propelled targeted drug delivery.
The work is honored with:
The dissertation is available at Qucosa. 🔗
- Ernst-Eckhard-Koch-Prize 2015 by the Society of Friends of Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB)
- Leibniz Dissertation Award Finalist 2016 of the Leibniz Association, Germany
- Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus-Plakette 2016 by the IFW Dresden
- Condensed Matter Dissertation Prize Finalist 2016 of the German Physical Society