Kiel Nano, Surface and Interface Science (KiNSIS)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Olaf Magnussen

Leibnizstraße 19, R. LS 19/602
Phone: +49 431 880-5579
Telefax: +49 431 880-4884

Working group "Interfaces"
Department Solid State Physics
Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics
Faculty of Matehmatics and Natural Sciences


Spokesperson KiNSIS
Deputy Spokesperson and Principal Investigator CRC 677
Subproject B2
Subproject B9
Principal Investigator CRC 855
Subproject B2
Project leader BMBF joint project 05K13FK2


»We investigate solid-solid, solid-liquid and liquid-liquid interfaces on an atomic scale as well as processes that take place at these interfaces. For this purpose we develop advanced microscopy and X-ray scattering methods with high spatial and temporal resolution. With high-speed-scanning tunneling microscopy, for instance, we observe atomic movement at metal electrodes or with surface X-ray diffraction we investigate the formation and growth of materials on a nanometer scale at synchrotron radiating sources.«


Olaf Magnussen. Since 2001 professor for Solid State Physics at Kiel University. Before that research assistant at the Surface Chemistry and Catalysis department at Ulm University (from 1996) and postdoc at Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA (from 1993). 1993 PhD, 2000 habilitation at Ulm University. Born in Niebüll.  


Press releases




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  • 16:15: Time resolved Cathodoluminescence from lifetime measurements to pump-probe luminescence (Dr. Sophie Meuret, CNRS France)
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  • 16:00: Magnetic Particle Imaging - Promises and Challenges of an Emerging Imaging Modality (Prof. Buzug, Director of the Institute of Medical Engineering, Lübeck)
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  • 16:15: Quantum transport in nanostructured graphene (Prof. Antti-Pekka Jauho, DTU Copenhagen)
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  • 16:15: The Magnetism of Single Surface Adsorbed Atoms – Recent Achievements and Future Perspectives (Prof. Dr. Harald Brune, EPFL, Lausanne)
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  • 16:15: Operando high energy surface x-ray diffraction studies of model catalysts and electrodes (Prof. Dr. Edvin Lundgren, Lund University)
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