Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Strongly Correlated Electron Systems

Dr. Thomas Herrmannsdörfer

Head of department

Porträt Dr. Herrmannsdörfer, Thomas; FWHE

Photo: Copyright: HZDR / Amac Garbe


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Publons Researcher ID: K-5888-2015
ORCID: 0000-0001-6706-4541


Bautzner Landstraße 400 - 01328 Dresden

Scientific career:

2021- Elected associate of the Scientific Technical Advisory Board of the HZDR
2021 Research award - recognition award, HZDR
2014-2018 Member of the Advisory Board of the 'Physik Journal'
2012-2018 Elected associate of the Scientific Technical Advisory Board of the HZDR
2011- Head of department, Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory (HLD), Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)
2010 Research award, FZD
2006 Science communication award, FZD
2004 Head of project team 'High Magnetic Field Laboratory', FZD
2003 Deputy head of project team 'High Magnetic Field Laboratory', FZD
2001- Scientist, FZD
1999-2001 Habilitation grants, German Science Foundation (DFG), Bayreuth University
1999 Walter-Schottky Award for Solid-State Physics, Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (Paper)
1998 Postdoc, Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (FZD)
1995-1998 Postdoc, Hahn-Meitner Institute, Berlin
1995 Research Award of the Emil-Warburg Foundation
1994-1995 Postdoc, Bayreuth University, DFG-Graduiertenkolleg "Materials and phenomena at very low temperatures"
1990-1994 PhD work, experimental physics, Bayreuth University "Kernspinordnung und Spinglasverhalten bei ultratiefen Temperaturen"
1989 Diploma, physics, Bayreuth University, Germany

Scientific focus:

  • Magnetic and superconducting properties, transport and ordering phenomena in complex correlated quantum materials
  • Experimental techniques (e.g. SQUID and Hall magnetometry, AC susceptometry) at extreme sample conditions, e.g. high magnetic fields and low temperatures
  • Numerical-assisted design of pulsed-power supplies, magnets, cryotechnical equipment 
  • Interdisciplinary research, e.g. medical technology, laboratory astrophysics
  • Project planning of research facilities and complex technical installations

Scientific publications:

(examples picked from the list of about 170 papers during 1994 - 2021)

  • PRL 127, 275001 (2021): Mode Conversion and Period Doubling in a Liquid Rubidium Alfvén-Wave Experiment with Coinciding Sound and Alfvén Speeds
  • PRB 95, 184418 (2017): Evolution of antiferromagnetic domains in the all-in-all-out ordered pyrochlore Nd2Zr2O7
  • Nature Physics 3826 (2016): Physical realization of a quantum spin liquid based on a complex frustration mechanism
  • Science 346, 325 (2014): Laboratory formation of a scaled protostellar jet by coaligned poloidal magnetic field
  • PRL 109, 247203 (2012): Strong paramagnetism of Au nanoparticles deposited on a Sulfolobus acidocaldarius S layer
  • PRB 83, 140501(R) (2011): Structure-induced coexistence of ferromagnetic and superconducting states of single-phase Bi3Ni ...
  • APL 97, 192505 (2010): On-chip superconductivity via gallium overdoping of silicon
  • PRL 102, 217003 (2009): Superconducting State in a Gallium-Doped Germanium Layer at Low Temperatures
  • PRL 102, 037205 (2009): Magnetic Structure of RuSr2GdCu2O8 Determined by Resonant X-Ray Diffraction
  • PRL 82, 4528 (1999): Superconductivity of Compacted Platinum Powder at Very Low Temperatures
  • PRL 80, 4787 (1998): Magnetization of Ag Sinters Made of Compressed Particles of Nanometer Grain Size and Their Coupling to Liquid 3He
  • PRL 78, 1122 (1997): Interplay of Nuclear Magnetism and Superconductivity in AuIn2
  • PRL 74, 1665 (1995): Spontaneous Nuclear Ferromagnetic Ordering of In Nuclei in AuIn2
  • PRL 72, 148 (1994): Nuclear Ferromagnetic Ordering of 141Pr in the Diluted Van Vleck Paramagnets Pr1-xYxNi5

Further works of Dr. Thomas Herrmannsdörfer are also available on the list of publications of the HLD.