HZB scientist got the dissertation prize at the spring conference of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft

Dr. Nele Thielemann-Kühn was awarded the Innomag Dissertation Award 2018.

Dr. Nele Thielemann-Kühn was awarded the Innomag Dissertation Award 2018. © Privat

Dr. Nele Thielemann-Kühn was awarded the dissertation prize of the magnetism research group at the spring conference of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (German physical society/DPG) in Berlin. The prize is awarded for outstanding research in the field of magnetism. 

Dr. Nele Thielemann-Kühn studied ultrafast magnetic dynamics in ferro- and antiferromagnetic dysprosium during her PhD work at the HZB and the University of Potsdam. Her dissertation, mentored at HZB by Dr. Christian Schüßler-Langeheine, included experiments with ultrashort X-ray pulses at BESSY II. She had already received the 2017 Ernst Eckhard Koch Prize for her dissertation and is now continuing research at Freie Universität Berlin.

Results have been published for example in Physical Review Letters (06 November 2017): Ultrafast and energy-efficient quenching of spin order: Antiferromagnetism beats ferromagnetism; Nele Thielemann-Kühn, Daniel Schick, Niko Pontius, Christoph Trabant, Rolf Mitzner, Karsten Holldack, Hartmut Zabel, Alexander Föhlisch, Christian Schüßler-Langeheine

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.197202

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