Thomas Brückel

Prof. Dr. Thomas Brückel

JCNS-2 and PGI-4: Institute Director

Chair in Experimental Physics IV C at RWTH Aachen University

"A-SSB in accordance with German Radiation Protection regulations"


Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52428 Jülich

Jülich Centre for Neutron Science (JCNS)

Quantenmaterialien und kollektive Phänomene (JCNS-2/PGI-4)

Gebäude 04.8 / Raum N340a

Research Interests

  1. Development of scattering methods:
    - polarised neutron scattering
    - reflectometry and grazing incidence small angle scattering GISANS
    - neutron spectroscopy with polarisation analysis
    - magnetic and anomalous synchrotron x-ray scattering
    - high energy (> 100 keV) synchrotron x-ray diffraction

  2. Magnetic nanostructures, e. g. transition metal or rare earth thin film systems and laterally patterned systems:
    - magnetic ordering phenomena,    e.g. domain structures, magnetisation densities within nanoparticles
    - proximity effects, e.g. exchange bias
    - remagnetisation kinetics
    - interaction between nanoparticles

  3. General solid state magnetism:
    - magnetic structure and excitations
    - phase transition
    - frustration
    - disorder

  4. Highly correlated electron systems, e. g. perovskite or spinel derivated transition metal oxides or sulfides:
    - complex ordering phenomena,   e.g. charge-, lattice-, spin- and orbital order
    - magnetic and lattice excitations