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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:


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)