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Svetoslav Stankov

Dr. Svetoslav Stankov

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Dr. Svetoslav Stankov

Current positions:
  • 2013 –  KIT Associate Fellow (participation in promotion of PhD, Master and Bachelor students at
    the Faculty of Physics, KIT)
  • 2012 – group leader Nanocharacterization, IPS, KIT
  • 2010 – group leader Helmholtz Young Investigators Group Nanodynamics, IPS/LAS, KIT
Previous positions:
  • 2009 – 2012  group leader Nanolabs, ISS, KIT
  • 2008 – 2009  scientist at ISS, KIT
  • 2006 – 2008  postdoctoral fellow European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)
  • 2003 – 2006  postdoctoral fellow University of Vienna, working at the ESRF
Field of research:
  • Interplay between structure, lattice dynamics and magnetism in epitaxial functional nanostructures
    using advanced in situ scattering and spectroscopy synchrotron radiation methods (nuclear resonant
    scattering, inelastic x-ray scattering, grazing-incidence small angle X-ray scattering,
    X-ray diffraction, X-ray absorption spectroscopy)


2017-2020  Elected member representing the German Mössbauer Community in the
International Board on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect (IBAME)

2010    Helmholtz-University Young Investigators Prize

2001    Research Fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Contributions to Monographs:
  • In-situ Mössbauer spectroscopy with synchrotron radiation on thin films S. Stankov, T. Ślęzak, M. Zając, M. Ślęzak, M. Sladecek, R. Röhlsberger, B. Sepiol, G. Vogl, N. Spiridis, J. Łażewski, K. Parliński, and J. Korecki Book chapter in:  Mössbauer Spectroscopy: Applications in Chemistry, Biology, Industry, and Nanotechnology Editors: Virender K. Sharma, Goestar Klingelhoefer and Tetsuaki Nishida, Publisher: Wiley, 2013

Scientific Publications:

Erratum: Lattice Dynamics of EuO: Evidence for Giant Spin-Phonon Coupling [Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 185501 (2016)] R. Pradip, P. Piekarz, A. Bosak, D. G. Merkel, O. Waller, A. Seiler, A. I. Chumakov, R. Rüffer, A. M. Oles, K. Parlinski, M. Krisch, T. Baumbach and S. Stankov Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 079903 (2017)

Anomalous Lattice Dynamics of EuSi2 Nanoislands: Role of Interfaces Unveiled A. Seiler, P. Piekarz, S. Ibrahimkutty, D. G. Merkel, O. Waller, R. Pradip, A. I. Chumakov, R. Rüffer, T. Baumbach, K. Parlinski, M. Fiederle, and S. Stankov Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 276101 (2016) See also EurekAlert! press release

Lattice dynamics of neodymium: Influence of 4f electron correlations O. Waller, P. Piekarz, A. Bosak, P. T. Jochym, S. Ibrahimkutty, A. Seiler, M. Krisch, T. Baumbach, K. Parlinski and S. Stankov Phys. Rev. B  94, 014303 (2016)

Lattice dynamics of EuO: evidence for giant spin-phonon coupling R. Pradip, P. Piekarz, A. Bosak, D. G. Merkel, O. Waller, A. Seiler, A. I. Chumakov, R. Rüffer, A. M. Oles, K. Parlinski, M. Krisch, T. Baumbach and S. Stankov Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 185501 (2016) See also: ANKA press release, ESRF Spotlight on Science

Thermal stability studies of DySi2 nanowires and nanoislands by in situ GISAXS A. Seiler, S. Ibrahimkutty, P. Wochner, R. Pradip, O. Waller, B. Krause, A. Plech, T. Baumbach, M. Fiederle and S. Stankov J. Phys. Chem. C 120, 7365 (2016)

Attosecond streaking of photoelectron emission from disordered solids William A. Okell, Tobias Witting, Davide Fabris, Christopher A. Arrell, Julia Hengster, Shyjumon Ibrahimkutty, Anja Seiler, Miriam Barthelmeß, Svetoslav Stankov, Dangyuan Lei, Yannick Sonnefraud, Mohsen Rahmani, Thorsten Uphues, Stefan A. Maier, Jon P. Marangos, and John W. G. Tisch Optica 2, 4 (2015)

A portable ultrahigh-vacuum system for advanced synchrotron radiation studies of thin films and nanostructures: EuSi2 nano-islands Shyjumon Ibrahimkutty, Anja Seiler, Tim Prüßmann, Tonya Vitova, Ramu Pradip, Olga Bauder, Peter Wochner, Anton Plech, Tilo Baumbach, and Svetoslav Stankov Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 22, 91 (2015)

Growth and structure characterization of EuSi2 films and nanoislands on vicinal Si(001) surface A. Seiler, O. Bauder, S. Ibrahimkutty, R. Pradip, T. Prüßmann, T. Vitova, M. Fiederle, T. Baumbach, and S. Stankov Journal of Crystal Growth 407, 74-77 (2014)

Temperature dependent epitaxial growth regimes of europium on the oxygen-induced c(6x2) reconstructed (110)Nb surface O. Bauder, A. Seiler, S. Ibrahimkutty, D. G. Merkel, B. Krause, R. Rüffer, T. Baumbach, and S. Stankov Journal of Crystal Growth 400, 15 (2014)

Lattice dynamics of the rare-earth element samarium Olga Bauder, Przemyslaw Piekarz, Alessandro Barla, Ilya Sergueev, Rudolf Rüffer, Jan Lazewski, Tilo Baumbach, Krzysztof Parlinski, and Svetoslav Stankov Phys. Rev. B  88, 224303 (2013)

Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy and noncollinear magnetic structure in ultrathin Fe films on W(110) M. Ślęzak, T. Ślęzak, K. Freindl, W. Karás, N. Spiridis, M. Zając, A.I. Chumakov, S. Stankov, R. Rüffer, and J. Korecki Phys. Rev. B  87, 134411 (2013)

Crystallization kinetics of nanocrystalline alloys revealed by in-situ nuclear forward scattering of synchrotron radiation M. Miglierini, V. Prochazka, S. Stankov, P. Svec Sr., M. Zając, J. Kohout, A. Lancok, D. Janickovic, and P. Svec Phys. Rev. B Rapid Com. 86, 020202 (2012) selected for the Editors’ Suggestion.

Isotope-periodic multilayer method for short self-diffusion paths - a comparative neutron and synchrotron Mössbauer reflectometric study of FePd alloys D. G. Merkel, S. Sajti, C. Fetzer, J. Major, M. Major, R. Rüffer, A. Rühm, S. Stankov, F. Tancziko, L. Bottyan Journal of Physics: Conference Series 211, 012029 (2010)

Vibrational thermodynamics of Fe90Zr7B3 nanocrystalline alloy from nuclear inelastic scattering S. Stankov, M. Miglierini, A.I. Chumakov, I. Sergueev, Y.Z. Yue, B. Sepiol, P. Svec, L. Hu, R. Rüffer Phys. Rev. B 82, 144301 (2010) selected for the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.

Noncollinear magnetization structure at the thickness-driven spin-reorientation transition in epitaxial Fe films on W(110) T. Ślęzak, M. Ślęzak, M. Zając, K. Freindl, A. Kozioł-Rachwał, K. Matlak, N. Spiridis, D. Wilgocka-Ślęzak, E. Partyka-Jankowska, M. Rennhofer, A.I. Chumakov, S. Stankov, R. Rüffer, J. Korecki Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 027206 (2010) selected for the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.

Magnetism of ultra-thin iron films seen by the nuclear resonant scattering of synchrotron radiation T. Ślęzak, K. Freindl, A. Kozioł-Rachwał, K. Matlak, M. Rennhofer, R. Rüffer, B. Sepiol, N. Spiridis, S. Stankov, D. Wilgocka-Ślęzak, M. Zając, J. Korecki J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 217, 012090 (2010)

Phonons in iron monolayers S. Stankov, M. Sladecek, T. Ślęzak, J Łażewski, R. Röhlsberger, B. Sepiol, G. Vogl, A. I. Chumakov, R. Rüffer, N. Spiridis, M. Zając, M. Ślęzak, K. Parliński, J. Korecki J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 217, 012144 (2010)

Vibrational properties of alpha- and sigma-phase Fe-Cr alloy S. M. Dubiel, J. Cieslak, W. Sturhahn, M. Sternik, P. Piekarz, S. Stankov, K. Parliński Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 155503 (2010)

Stabilization of antiferromagnetic order in FeO nanolayers S. Couet, K. Schlage, R, Rüffer, S. Stankov, Th. Diederich, B. Laenens, and R. Röhlsberger Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 097201 (2009)

Probing the magnetic state of Fe/FeO/Fe trilayers by multiple isotopic sensor layers S. Couet, Th. Diederich, S. Stankov, K. Schlage, T. Ślęzak, R. Rüffer, J. Korecki, and R. Röhlsberger Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 162501 (2009)

Determination of the Mössbauer parameters of rare-earth nitroprussides: evidence for new light-induced magnetic excited state (LIMES) in nitroprussides V. Rusanov, S. Stankov, A. Ahmedova, and A. X. Trautwein J. Solid State Chem. 182, 1252 (2009)

Lattice dynamics of Eu from nuclear inelastic scattering and first-principles calculations S. Stankov, P. Piekarz, K. Parliński, A. M. Oleś, and R. Rüffer Phys. Rev. B 78, 180301(R) (2008)

Vibrational properties of nanograins and interfaces in nanocrystalline materials S. Stankov, Y. Z. Yue, M. Miglierini, B. Sepiol, I. Sergueev, A. I. Chumakov, L. Hu, P. Svec, and R. Rüffer Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 235503 (2008) selected for the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.

An ultrahigh vacuum system for in-situ studies of thin films and nanostructures by nuclear resonance scattering of synchrotron radiation S. Stankov, R. Rüffer, M. Sladecek, M. Rennhofer, B. Sepiol, G. Vogl, N. Spiridis, T. Ślęzak, and J. Korecki Rev. Sci. Instr. 79, 045108 (2008)

Modification of local order in FePd films by low energy He+ irradiation D. G. Merkel, M. Major, A. Nemeth, Sz. Sajti, F. Tancziko, L. Bottyan, Z. E. Horvath, J. Waizinger, S. Stankov, R. Rüffer, A. Kovacs J. Appl. Phys. 104, 013901 (2008)

Influence of dynamic effects in nuclear resonant Bragg scattering on the accuracy of determination of self-diffusion coefficient in 56Fe/57Fe periodic multilayers M. A. Andreeva, N. G. Monina, and S. Stankov Moscow Univ. Phys. Bull. 63/2, 132 (2008)

Nuclear resonant scattering studies of electric field gradient in Fe monolayer on W(110) E. Partyka-Jankowska, B. Sepiol, M. Sladecek, D. Kmiec, J. Korecki, T. Ślęzak, M. Zając, S. Stankov, R. Rüffer, and G. Vogl Surf. Sci. 602, 1453 (2008)

He+ ion irradiation-induced disordering in L10-FePd thin films: ion fluence dependence A. Kovacs, D. G. Merkel, F. Tancziko, S. Stankov, Y. Hirotsu, L. Bottyan Scripta Mater. 58, 635 (2008)

Magnetism of ultra-thin iron films seen by the nuclear resonant scattering of synchrotron radiation T. Ślęzak, S. Stankov, M. Zając, M. Ślęzak, K. Matlak, N. Spiridis, B. Laenens, N. Planckaert, M. Rennhofer, K. Freindl, D. Wilgocka-Ślęzak, R. Rüffer, and J. Korecki Mater. Sci. (Poland) 26/4, 885 (2008)

Phonons in iron: from the bulk to an epitaxial monolayer S. Stankov, R. Röhlsberger, T. Ślęzak, M. Sladecek, B. Sepiol, G. Vogl, A. I. Chumakov, R. Rüffer, N. Spiridis, J. Łażewski, K. Parliński, and J. Korecki Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 185501 (2007) selected for the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.

Phonons at the Fe(110) surface T. Ślęzak, J. Łażewski, S. Stankov, K. Parliński, R. Reitinger, M. Rennhofer, R. Rüffer, B. Sepiol, M. Ślęzak, N. Spiridis, M. Zając, A. I. Chumakov, and J. Korecki Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 066103 (2007)

Surface diffusion and island growth R. Reitinger, B. Pfau, L.-M. Stadler, S. Stankov, M. Zając, N. Spiridis, B. Sepiol, F. Zontone, and J. Korecki Defect and Diffusion Forum 263, 177 (2007)

Morphology of Fe/MgO(001) ultrathin films R. Reitinger, B. Sepiol, G. Vogl, B. Pfau, L.-M. Stadler, S. Stankov, F. Zontone, N. Spiridis, and J. Korecki J. Appl. Phys. 102, 034310 (2007)

Depth dependence of iron diffusion in Fe3Si studied with nuclear resonant scattering D. Kmiec, B. Sepiol, M. Sladecek, M. Rennhofer, S. Stankov, G. Vogl, B. Laenens, J. Meersschaut, T. Ślęzak, and M. Zając Phys. Rev. B 75, 054306 (2007)

Self-diffusion of iron in L10-ordered FePt thin films M. Rennhofer, B. Sepiol, M. Sladecek, D. Kmiec, S. Stankov, G. Vogl, M. Kozlowski, R. Kozubski, A. Vantomme, J. Meersschaut, R. Rüffer, and A. Gupta Phys. Rev. B 74, 104301 (2006)

Determination of Lamb-Mössbauer factors and lattice dynamics in some nitroprusside single crystals V. Rusanov, S. Stankov, V. Gushterov, L. Tsankov, A. X. Trautwein Hyperfine Interact. 169, 1279 (2006)

High temperature Mössbauer effect study of Fe90Zr7B3 nanocrystalline alloy S. Stankov, B. Sepiol, T. Kanuch, D. Scherjau, R. Wurschum, M. Miglierini J. Phys.: Cond. Matter 17, 3183 (2005)

Dynamics in FePt thin films studied by grazing incidence synchrotron reflexion on isotopic multilayers M. Rennhofer, M. Sladecek, D. Kmiec, S. Stankov, B. Sepiol, G. Vogl, R. Rüffer, A. Vantomme, J. Meersschaut Diffusion Fundamentals 2, 58.1 (2005)

On the theory of the polarization effects and its experimental test by angle-dependent Mössbauer spectroscopy with guanidinium nitroprusside (CN3H6)2[Fe(CN)5NO] (GNP) single crystals V. Rusanov, S. Stankov, V. Angelov, N. Koop, H. Winkler, A. X. Trautwein Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B 207/2, 205 (2003)

Catalysts for the oxygen reduction from heat-treated iron(III) tetramethoxyphenylporphyrin chloride: structure and stability of active sites H. Schulenburg, S. Stankov, V. Schünemann, J. Radnik, I. Dorbandt, S. Fiechter, P. Bogdanoff, H. Tributsch J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 9034 (2003)

Mössbauer investigation of the single crystal and powder sample of barium nitroprusside Ba[Fe(CN)5NO]·3H2O (BNP) S. Stankov, V. Rusanov, V. Angelov, S. Haussühl, A. X. Trautwein Hyperfine Interact. 141/142, 223 (2002)

Photoswitching of nitroprussides V. Rusanov, S. Stankov, A. X. Trautwein Hyperfine Interact. 144, 307 (2002)

Line width of single-crystal Mössbauer absorption V. Rusanov, S. Stankov, V. Angelov, V. Schünemann Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B 170, 443 (2000)