The Helmholtz Young Investigators Group "Borderline Magnetism" started in 2014 and is funded by the Helmholtz association. Our research focusses on novel magnetic materials at the nanoscale. In particular we investigate the influence of surface modifications and tuned valencies to tailor the electronic and magnetic properties.
In addition to the common ferromagnetic materials like the 3d transition metals Fe, Co, Ni and their alloys and oxides, we explore the magnetism of the 4d metals, which are already at the border to ferromagnetism in the bulk material. Most of our experiments are performed at the synchrotron radiation source HZB-BESSY II.
Owing to close interdisciplinary collaborations with groups in chemistry, material science, and theoretical physics, we have the possibility to prepare nanoscale systems for various applications and understand their element-specific properties from a theoretical perspective which only recently have become possible using world-leading supercomputer architectures.
This combination may open new ways for a microscopic design of magnetic nanoparticles.
Bachelor and Master theses
Positions available: Are you intersted in starting to work as a bachelor or master student in our group at the synchrotron radiation source HZB-BESSY II in Berlin or at the Free University Berlin? Please do not hesitate to contact us: c.schmitz-antoniak(at)fz-juelich.de, carolin.schmitz-antoniak(at)fu-berlin.de
Currently there are no positions available. However, funding may be obtained in the framework of a fellowship, e.g. from the DAAD for foreign applicants or Stipendium Plus for applicants who already have a permanent residence in Germany.