Deutsch Intern
    Experimentelle Physik IV

    Group members

    Professor Dr. Vladimir Hinkov, group leader

    Fields of research

    Orbital and magnetic properties of complex oxides
    Resonant elastic and inelastic x-ray scattering
    Inelastic and small-angle neutron scattering

    Publications and researcher-ID

    Contact information

    Office C-206
    Physikalisches Institut, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
    Am Hubland
    97074 Würzburg

    E-mail: | Phone: +49 931 31-84481

    Dr. Abdul-Vakhab Tcakaev, Postdoc

    Fields of research

    Resonant x-ray scattering, simulations
    Spin-Hall effect, quantum wells
    Transition-metal-oxide heterostructures, topological materials
    Simulations of scattering and absorption data, x-ray absorption spectroscopy, x-ray magnetic circular dichroism, magnetic materials.

    Contact information

    Office C-205 | E-mail: | Phone: +49 931 31-80172

    Michael Dettbarn, PhD student

    Fields of research

    Inversion and phase retrieval problems in scattering
    Transition-metal-oxide heterostructures, manganates and titanates

    Contact information

    Office C-205 | E-mail: | Phone: +49 931 31-82009


    Benjamin Katter, PhD student

    Fields of research

    Resonant X-ray reflectivity, simulations

    Contact information

    Office C-213 | E-mail: | Phone: +49 931 31-85393

    Monika Seifer, secretary EP-IV

    Contact information

    Office E-142 | E-mail: | Phone: +49 931 31-85870


    Jorge Enrique Hamann-Borrero | July 2013, May 2014 | extraction of chemical and valence state profiles in complex oxides.

    Alex Frañó | August, September 2012 | working on charge order and the structural properties of RENiO3-based heterostructures.

    Jorge Enrique Hamann-Borrero
    | August 2012 | working on the development of a method to extract the electronic valency profile of cobalt in LaCoO3 thin films based on resonant reflectivity.

    Alex Frañó
    | June, July 2012 | working on the magnetic properties on RENiO3 heterostructures

    Jorge Enrique Hamann-Borrero
    | June 2012 | working on resonant x-ray reflectivity in oxide heterostructures

    Dmytro Inosov | December 2010 | working on photoemission spectroscopy in LiFeAs and Co-doped BaFe2As2 (and making the acquaintance of the local bear population...)

    Former group members

    Katrin Fürsich

    • Master student, April 2015 - August 2016, now: PhD student MPI Stuttgart
    • Thesis: The optical constants of NiO studied with resonant x-ray reflectivity and cluster calculations

    Sebastian Macke

    • Postdoc 2011 - 2013, Associate Member 2013 - 2016
    • Topics: Analysis and simulation of x-ray scattering and reflectivity data, creation of the RemagX analysis tool; transition metal oxide heterostructures and reconstruction

    Alex M. Frañó Pereira

    • PhD student at BESSY/MPI-Stuttgart, 2010-2014, defense with distinction in January 2014, now: postdoc with Robert Birgeneau (Berkeley)
    • Topics: X-ray diffratction and reflectivity in nickelate heterostructures

    Adriano Verna

    • Research Associate, 2012 - 2013, after that scientist at the Università Roma Tre
    • Topics: Resonant x-ray reflectometry, simulations, magnetic and orbital reconstruction at oxide interfaces

    Ronny Sutarto

    • Postdoc, 2010 - 2013, now: permanent scientist at the Canadian Light Source
    • Topics: Resonant x-ray reflectometry, simulations, instrument development

    Shadi Balandeh

    • Masters student, 2012 - 2013, after that with George Sawatzky at UBC
    • Topics: Cluster calculations, resonant x-ray reflectometry, nickelates

    Jitae Park

    • PhD student since 2008, graduated in July 2012, after that scientist at the FRM-II
    • Thesis: Spin Dynamics in 122-Type Iron-Based Superconductors

    Martin Bluschke

    • Honours student since 2011, graduated with distinction (July 2012), after that at MPI-FKF
    • Thesis: Orbital Reconstruction at the Surface of Lanthanum Nickelate Thin Films

    Junghwa Kim

    • Postdoc 2009 - 2012, after that with Samsung Corporation, Korea
    • Topics: Neutron diffraction, neutron reflectometry; magnetic oxide multilayers

    Jorge Enrique Hamann-Borrero

    • Postdoc, April 2011 - December 2011, now with Geck / Büchner IFW Dresden
    • Topics: Resonant reflectivity, valence state profiles in LaCoO3-based multilayers, multiferroics

    Daniel Haug

    • PhD student since 2007, graduated with distinction (July 2011), now with Bosch
    • Thesis: The magnetic phase diagram of underdoped YBa2Cu3O6+x studied by neutron scattering

    Toshinao Loew

    • PhD student, 2010 - 2011, after that at MPI-FKF (Keimer department)
    • Topics: Neutron scattering, high-Tc cuprates; sample preparation and characterization

    Yuan Li

    • Alexander-von-Humboldt Research Fellow, 2010, now Associate Professor, ICQM, Beijing University
    • Topics: Polarized neutron scattering; novel phases in high-Tc cuprates

    Gerd Friemel

    • PhD student, 2010, after that at MPI-FKF (Keimer department)
    • Topics: Transport and magnetic susceptibility measurements; neutron scattering; iron arsenides

    Meng Wu

    • PhD student, 2010, after that MPI-FKF (Keimer department)
    • Topics: Oxide Multilayers, x-ray diffraction and reflectometry

    Petar Yordanov

    • Postdoc, 2008 - 2010, after that at MPI-FKF
    • Topics: Oxide multilayers; optical ellipsometry

    Eva Benckiser

    • Postdoc, 2008 - 2010, now Minerva group leader at MPI-FKF (Keimer department)
    • Topics: Oxide multilayers; resonant x-ray reflectometry

    Dmytro Inosov

    • Postdoc, 2008 - 2010, now Junior Professor at Universität Dresden
    • Topics: ARPES; neutron scattering, high-Tc superconductivity

    Anton Suchaneck

    • PhD student, graduated in April 2009
    • Thesis: Investigation of the effect of Zn impurities and magnetic field on the spin dynamics in underdoped YBa2(Cu1-yZny)Ox