Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society
Department of Interface Science
Representative of the HZB-Postdoc Association council in the Scientific-Technical Council (WTR) (2022-2023)

HZB publications


  • Fujita, R.; Bassirian, P.; Li, Z.; Guo, Y.; Mawass, M.A.; Kronast, F.; Van Der Laan, G.; Hesjedal, T.: Layer-Dependent Magnetic Domains in Atomically Thin Fe5GeTe2. ACS Nano 16 (2022), p. 10545-10553

  • Juge, R.; Sisodia, N.; Larrañaga, J.U.; Zhang, Q.; Pham, V.T.; Rana, K.G.; Sarpi, B.; Mille, N.; Stanescu, S.; Belkhou, R.; Mawass, M.A.; Novakovic-Marinkovic, N.; Kronast, F.; Weigand, M.; Gräfe, J.; Wintz, S.; Finizio, S.; Raabe, J.; Aballe, L.; Foerster, M.; Belmeguenai, M.; Buda-Prejbeanu, L.D.; Pelloux-Prayer, J.; Shaw, J.M.; Nembach, H.T.; Ranno, L.; Gaudin, G.; Boulle, O.: Skyrmions in synthetic antiferromagnets and their nucleation via electrical current and ultra-fast laser illumination. Nature Communications 13 (2022), p. 4807/1-9

  • Lee, J.H.; Marcano, L.; Aeschlimann, R.; Mawass, M.-A.; Luo, C.; Gloter, A.; Varignon, J.; Radu, F.; Valencia, S.; Bibes, M.: Strain tuning of Néel temperature in YCrO3 epitaxial thin films. APL Materials 10 (2022), p. 081101/1-6

  • Meer, H.; Gomonay, O.; Schmitt, C.; Ramos, R.; Schnitzspan, L.; Kronast, F.; Mawass, M.A.; Valencia, S.; Saitoh, E.; Sinova, J.; Baldrati, L.; Kläui, M.: Strain-induced shape anisotropy in antiferromagnetic structures. Physical Review B 106 (2022), p. 094430/1-9

  • Wittmann, A.; Gomonay, O.; Litzius, K.; Kaczmarek, A.; Kossak, A.E.; Wolf, D.; Lubk, A.; Johnson, T.N.; Tremsina, E.A.; Churikova, A.; Büttner, F.; Wintz, S.; Mawass, M.-A.; Weigand, M.; Kronast, F.; Scipioni, L.; Shepard, A.; Newhouse-Illige, T.; Greer, J.A.; Schütz, G.; Birge, N.O.; Beach, G.S.D.: Role of substrate clamping on anisotropy and domain structure in the canted antiferromagnet α-Fe2O3. Physical Review B 106 (2022), p. 224419/1-7


  • Sander, A.; Orfila, G.; Sanchez-Manzano, D.; Reyren, N.; Mawass, M.A.; Gallego, F.; Collin, S.; Bouzehouane, K.; Höflich, K.; Kronast, F.; Grilli, F.; Rivera-Calzada, A.; Santamaria, J.; Villegas, J.E.; Valencia, S.: Superconducting imprint of magnetic textures in ferromagnets with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy. Scientific Reports 11 (2021), p. 20788/1-10

  • Schmitt, C.; Baldrati, L.; Sanchez-Tejerina, L.; Schreiber, F.; Ross, A.; Filianina, M.; Ding, S.; Fuhrmann, F.; Ramos, R.; MacCherozzi, F.; Backes, D.; Mawass, M.-A.; Kronast, F.; Valencia, S.; Saitoh, E.; Finocchio, G.; Klaüi, M.: Identification of Neél Vector Orientation in Antiferromagnetic Domains Switched by Currents in Ni O/Pt Thin Films. Physical Review Applied 15 (2021), p. 034047/1-10

  • Volkov, O.M.; Kronast, F.; Abert, C.; Mata, E.S.O.; Kosub, T.; Makushko, P.; Erb, D.; Pylypovskyi, O.V.; Mawass, M.A.; Sheka, D.; Zhou, S.; Fassbender, J.; Makarov, D.: Domain-Wall Damping in Ultrathin Nanostripes with Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction. Physical Review Applied 15 (2021), p. 034038/1-12


  • Al-Temimy, A.; Anasori, B.; Mazzio, K.A.; Kronast, F.; Seredych, M.; Kurra, N.; Mawass, M.A.; Raoux, S.; Gogotsi, Y.; Petit, T.: Enhancement of Ti3C2 MXene Pseudocapacitance after Urea Intercalation Studied by Soft X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 124 (2020), p. 5079-5086

  • Al-Temimy, A.; Kronast, F.; Mawass, M.A.; Mazzio, K.A.; Prenger, K.; Naguib, M.; Petit, T.; Raoux, S.: Spatially resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy investigation of individual cation-intercalated multi-layered Ti3C2Tx MXene particles. Applied Surface Science 530 (2020), p. 147157/1-7

  • Büttner, F.; Mawass, M.A.; Bauer, J.; Rosenberg, E.; Caretta, L.; Avci, C.O.; Graefe, J.; Finizio, S.; Vaz, C.A.F.; Novakovic, N.; Weigand, M.; Litzius, K.; Foerster, J.; Traeger, N.; Gross, F.; Suzuki, D.; Huang, M.; Bartell, J.; Kronast, F.; Raabe, J.; Schuetz, G.; Ross, C.A.; Beach, G.S.D.: Thermal nucleation and high-resolution imaging of submicrometer magnetic bubbles in thin thulium iron garnet films with perpendicular anisotropy. Physical Review Materials 4 (2020), p. 011401/1-7

  • López-Flores, V.; Mawass, M.-A.; Herrero-Albillos, J.; Uenal, A.A.; Valencia, S.; Kronast, F.; Boeglin, C.: A local view of the laser induced magnetic domain dynamics in CoPd stripe domains at the picosecond time scale. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 32 (2020), p. 465801/1-8

  • Novakovic-Marinkovic, N.; Mawass, M.A.; Volkov, O.; Makushko, P.; Engel, W.D.; Makarov, D.; Kronast, F.: From stripes to bubbles: Deterministic transformation of magnetic domain patterns in Co/Pt multilayers induced by laser helicity. Physical Review B 102 (2020), p. 174412/1-8


  • Albéric, M.; Stifler, C.A.; Zou, Z.; Sun, C.-Y.; Killian, C.E.; Valencia, S.; Mawass, M.-A.; Bertinetti, L.; Gilbert, P.U.P.; Politi, Y.: Growth and regrowth of adult sea urchin spines involve hydrated and anhydrous amorphous calcium carbonate precursors. Journal of Structural Biology 1 (2019), p. 100004/1-9

  • Mawass, M.-A.; Niederhausen, J.; Hengge, M.; Raoux, S.; Kronast, F.: Sample cartridge with built-in miniature molecule evaporator for in-situ measurement with a photoemission electron microscope. Ultramicroscopy 200 (2019), p. 1-5

  • Reeve, R.M.; Loescher, A.; Kazemi, H.; Dupé, B.; Mawass, M.A.; Winkler, T.; Schönke, D.; Miao, J.; Litzius, K.; Sedlmayr, N.; Schneider, I.; Sinova, J.; Eggert, S.; Kläui, M.: Scaling of intrinsic domain wall magnetoresistance with confinement in electromigrated nanocontacts. Physical Review B 99 (2019), p. 214437/1-10

  • Volkov, O.; Kronast, F.; Mönch, I.; Mawass, M.; Kákay, A.; Fassbender, J.; Makarov, D.: Cover: Experimental and Theoretical Study of Curvature Effects in Parabolic Nanostripes. Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters 13 (2019), p. 1970012/1

  • Volkov, O.M.; Kakay, A.; Kronast, F.; Moench, I.; Mawass, M.-A.; Fassbender, J.; Makarov, D.: Experimental Observation of Exchange-Driven Chiral Effects in Curvilinear Magnetism. Physical Review Letters 123 (2019), p. 077201/1-6


  • Mawass, M.; Arora, A.; Sandig, O.; Luo, C.; Unal, A. A.; Radu, F.; Valencia, S.; Kronast, F.; IEEE, IEEE: Spatially resolved investigation of all optical magnetization switching in TbFe alloys. In: Petru Andrei ... [Ed.] : 2018 IEEE International Magnetics Conference (INTERMAG), Singapore, 23-27 April 2018IEEE, 2018. - ISBN 978-1-5386-6425-4, p. 1800AC09

  • Sapozhnik, A.A.; Filianina, M; Bodnar, S.Yu.; Lamirand, A; Mawass, M-A.; Skourski, Y; Elmers, H-J.; Zabel, H; Kläui, M; Jourdan, M: Direct imaging of antiferromagnetic domains in Mn2Au manipulated by high magnetic fields. Physical Review B 97 (2018), p. 134429/1-5

  • Volkov, O.; Kronast, F.; Mönch, I.; Mawass, M.; Kákay, A.; Fassbender, J.; Makarov, D.: Experimental and Theoretical Study of Curvature Effects in Parabolic Nanostripes. Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters 13 (2018), p. 1800309/1-5


  • Arora, A.; Mawass, M.-A.; Sandig, O.; Luo, C.; Ünal, A.A.; Radu, F.; Valencia, S.; Kronast, F.: Spatially resolved investigation of all optical magnetization switching in TbFe alloys. Scientific Reports 7 (2017), p. 9456/1-9

  • Mawass, M.-A.; Richter, K.; Bisig, A.; Reeve, R.M.; Krüger, B.; Weigand, M.; Stoll, H.; Krone, A.; Kronast, F.; Schütz, G.; Kläui, M.: Switching by Domain-Wall Automotion in Asymmetric Ferromagnetic Rings. Physical Review Applied 7 (2017), p. 044009/1-10


  • Mawass, Mohamad-Assaad: Magnetic domain wall dynamics and spin transport in confined geometries. , Mainz, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Diss., 2016

  • Richter, K.; Krone, A.; Mawass, M.-A.; Krueger, B.; Weigand, M.; Stoll, H.; Schuetz, G.; Klaeui, M.: Localized domain wall nucleation dynamics in asymmetric ferromagnetic rings revealed by direct time-resolved magnetic imaging. Physical Review B 94 (2016), p. 024435/1-6

  • Richter, K.; Krone, A.; Mawass, M.-A.; Krueger, B.; Weigand, M.; Stoll, H.; Schuetz, G.; Klaeui, M.: Local Domain-Wall Velocity Engineering via Tailored Potential Landscapes in Ferromagnetic Rings. Physical Review Applied 5 (2016), p. 024007/1-8

  • Woo, S.; Litzius, K.; Krüger, B.; Im, M.-Y.; Caretta, L.; Richter, K.; Mann, M.; Krone, A.; Reeve, R.; Weigand, M.; Agrawal, P.; Lemesh, I.; Mawass, M.-A.; Fischer, P.; Kläui, M.; Beach, G.S.D.: Observation of room-temperature magnetic skyrmions and their current-driven dynamics in ultrathin metallic ferromagnets. Nature Materials 15 (2016), p. 501–506


  • Bisig, A.; Mawass, M.-A.; Stärk, M.; Moutafis, C.; Rhensius, J.; Heidler, J.; Gliga, S.; Weigand, M.; Tyliszczak, T.; Van Waeyenberge, B.; Stoll, H.; Schuetz, G.; Kläui, M.: Dynamic domain wall chirality rectification by rotating magnetic fields. Applied Physics Letters 106 (2015), p. 122401/1-5

  • Rao, S.; Rhensius, J.; Bisig, A.; Mawass, M.-A.; Weigand, M.; Klaeui, M.; Bhatia, C.S.; Yang, H.: Time-resolved imaging of pulse-induced magnetization reversal with a microwave assist field. Scientific Reports 5 (2015), p. 10695/1-8


  • Finizio, S.; Foerster, M.; Krüger, B.; Vaz, C.A.F.; Miyawaki, T.; Mawass, M.A.; Pena, L.; Mechin, L.; Hühn, S.; Moshnyaga, V.; Büttner, F.; Bisig, A.; Le Guyader, L.; El Moussaoui, S.; Valencia, S.; Kronast, F.; Eisebitt, S.; Kläui, M.: Domain wall transformations and hopping in La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 nanostructures imaged with high resolution x-ray magnetic microscopy. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 26 (2014), p. 456003/1-6

  • Kim, J.-S.; Mawass, M.-A.; Bisig, A.; Krueger, B.; Reeve, R. M.; Schulz, T.; Buettner, F.; Yoon, J.; You, C.-Y.; Weigand, M.; Stoll, H.; Schuetz, G.; Swagten, H.J.M.; Koopmans, B.; Eisebitt, S.; Klaeui, M.: Synchronous precessional motion of multiple domain walls in a ferromagnetic nanowire by perpendicular field pulses. Nature Communications 5 (2014), p. 3429/-8


  • Bisig, A; Staerk, M; Mawass, M; Moutafis, C; Rhensius, J; Heidler, J; Buettner, F; Noske, M; Weigand, M; Eisebitt, S; Tyliszczak, T; Van Waeyenberge, B; Stoll, H; Schuetz, G; Klaeul, M: Correlation between spin structure oscillations and domain wall velocities. Nature Communications 4 (2013), p. 2328/1-8

  • Finizio, S; Foerster, M; Vaz, CAF.; Buzzi, M; Hockel, J; Miyawaki, T; Mix, C; Mawass, MA; Tkach, A; Valencia, S; Kronast, F; Carman, GP; Klaeui, M; Nolting, F: Electrical-field control of magnetism mediated by strain in Ni nanostructures fabricated on pre-poled PMN-PT (011). Spin 3 (2013), p. 1340008-1-7