Interface magnetism


Dr. Kay Potzger
Project group leader
Tel.: 0351-260-3244, 2411

Group members

Dr. Rantej Bali

Alexander Schmeink

Shadab Anwar

Former group members

Jonathan Ehrler
Dr. Maciej Oskar Liedke
Dr. Anna Semisalova
Naren Srinivasan

Alireza Heidarian
Julius Beck
Alevtina Smekhova

Oguz Yildirim
Steffen Cornelius
Camilo Otalora

Daniel Blaschke
Maik Butterling
Nico Spahn
Falk Meutzner
Armin Haase

Tim Andrae
Kerstin Bernert
Nikolas Blum
Marcel Höwler

Tina Nestler
Julia Osten
Artem Shalimov
Georg Talut
Gufei Zhang
Shengqiang Zhou


-FWIN-G -meeting thursdays at 12:45 (Meeting minutes)

-Joint MagFunMatgroup meeting (slides)


PREM (Preisach simulations)

MBE sample sheet

Further MBE instructions: O:\Labs\MBE_712_108_108a


- Magnetic materials, TUBA Freiberg, summer semester

Opportunities for students

Magnetic structures are usually fabricated during processes consisting of various steps involving different materials. Magnetic nanostructures, e.g. for data storage, however, are produced by means of optical or electron beam based lithography. We are using a much more direct approach, i.e. the tuning of the magnetic properties due to ion irradiation. Ions are electrically charged and therefore the beam can be be focussed to a few nanometers. This means that one can directly write magnetic nanostructures using a ion microscope using the same material.

You are invited to take part in this fascinating research. Please contact us by email: in case you are interested in a bachelor or master thesis or a position as a student assistant according to the usual salary.

The research topics are:

  • Potential applications in data storage and sensorics
  • Materials research on materials whose magnetic properties are sensitive to structural changes
  • Research on magnetic effects such as magneto resistance, magnetic vortices in microstructures and magnetization dynamics
  • Various methods of preparation such as thin film sputter deposition, nanolithography and ion irradiation
  • Various methods of analytics such as magnetometry, ferromagnetic resonance, ion beam analysis and structure analytics

Yours, Kay Potzger (project group leader)