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Ludwig Feigl

Molecular beam epitaxy and X-ray scattering
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Dr. Ludwig Feigl

Current position:
  • Postdoc Position

Previous positions:
  • 2011-2015 Postdoc position at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • 2009-2011 Postdoc position at University of California, Santa Barbara (USA)
  • 2009 Postdoc position at University of Potsdam
  • 2006-2009 PhD studentship at Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg


Field of research:
  • III-V semiconductor nanostructures
  • In-situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction
  • Molecular beam epitaxy
  • Complex perovskite oxides
  • Ferroelectric thin films
  • Pulsed laser deposition
Scientific Publications:
  • L. J. McGilly, L. Feigl, and N. Setter: Dynamics of ferroelectric 180 degree domain walls at engineered pinning centers. Appl. Phys. Lett. 111, 022901 (2017)
  • L. J. McGilly, L. Feigl, and N. Setter: Domain nucleation behavior in ferroelectric films with thin and ultrathin top electrodes versus insulating top layers. Thin Solid Films 636, 214 (2017)
  • L. J. McGilly, C. S. Sandu, L. Feigl, D. Damjanovic, and N. Setter: Nanoscale Defect Engineering and the Resulting Effects on Domain Wall Dynamics in Ferroelectric Thin Films. Adv. Funct. Mater. 27, 1605196 (2017)
  • X.-K. Wei, T. Sluka, B. Fraygola, L. Feigl, H. Du, L. Jin, C.-L. Jia, and N. Setter: Controlled Charging of Ferroelastic Domain Walls in Oxide Ferroelectrics. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 9, 6539 (2017)
  • L. Feigl, T. Sluka, L. J. McGilly, A. Crassous, C. S. Sandu, and N. Setter: Controlled creation and displacement of charged domain walls in ferroelectric thin films. Sci. Rep. 6, 31323 (2016)
  • A. Chandrasekaran, X.-K. Wei, L. Feigl, D. Damjanovic, N. Setter, and N. Marzari: Asymmetric structure of 90° domain walls and interactions with defects in PbTiO3. Phys. Rev. B 93, 144102 (2016)
  • L. J. McGilly, L. Feigl, T. Sluka, P. Yudin, and N. Setter: Velocity Control of 180° Domain Walls in Ferroelectric Thin Films by Electrode Modification. Nano Lett. 16, 68 (2016)
  • I. Stolichnov, L. Feigl, L. J. McGilly, T. Sluka, X.-K. Wei, E. Colla, A. Crassous, K. Shapovalov, P. Yudin, A. K. Tagantsev, and N. Setter: Bent Ferroelectric Domain Walls as Reconfigurable Metallic-Like Channels. Nano Lett. 15, 8049 (2015)
  • M. Mtebwa, L. Feigl, P. Yudin, L. J. McGilly, K. Shapovalov, A. K. Tagantsev, and N. Setter: Room temperature concurrent formation of ultra-dense arrays of ferroelectric domain walls. Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, 142903 (2015)
  • L. J. McGilly, X. Dai, L. Feigl, and N. Setter: Polarization Switching and Domain Wall Motion in Circular and Ring Capacitor Structures in PZT Thin Films. Ferroelectrics 480, 58 (2015)
  • L. J. McGilly, P. Yudin, L. Feigl, A. K. Tagantsev, and N. Setter: Controlling domain wall motion in ferroelectric thin films. Nat. Nanotechnology 10, 145 (2015)
  • L. Feigl, P.-E. Janolin, T. Yamada, M. Iwanowska, C. S. Sandu, and N. Setter: Post-deposition control of ferroelastic stripe domains and internal electric field by thermal treatment. Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 032902 (2015)
  • L. Feigl, P. Yudin, I. Stolichnov, T. Sluka, K. Shapovalov, M. Mtebwa, C. Sandu, X.-K. Wei, A. K. Tagantsev, and N. Setter: Controlled stripes of ultrafine ferroelectric domains. Nat. Commun. 5, 4677 (2014)
  • L. Feigl, L. J. McGilly, and N. Setter: Superdomain Structure in Epitaxial Tetragonal PZT Thin Films Under Tensile Strain. Ferroelectrics 465, 36 (2014)
  • L. Feigl, L. J. McGilly, C. S. Sandu, and N. Setter: Compliant ferroelastic domains in epitaxial PZT thin films. Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 172904 (2014)
  • M. Mtebwa, L. Feigl, and N. Setter: PLD Growth and PFM Study of Self-poled, Monocrystalline PZT Thin Films. 2013 Joint UFFC, EFTF and PFM Symposium DOI: 10.1109/ISAF.2013.6748726
  • L Feigl, B. D. Schulz, S. Ohya, D. G. Ouellette, A. Kozhanov, and C. J. Palmstrøm: Structural and transport properties of epitaxial PrNiO3 thin films grown by molecular beam epitaxy. J. Cryst. Growth 366, 51 (2013)
  • A. Megrant, C. Neill, R. Barends, B. Chiaro, Y. Chen, L. Feigl, J. Kelly, E. Lucero, M. Mariantoni, P. J. J. O’Malley, D. Sank, A. Vainsencher, J. Wenner, T. C. White, Y. Yin, J. Zhao, C. J. Palmstrøm, J. M. Martinis, and A. N. Cleland: Planar superconducting resonators with internal quality factors above one million. Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 113510 (2012)
  • Y.-L- Zhu, S. J. Zheng, X. L. Ma, L. Feigl, M. Alexe, D. Hesse, and I. Vrejoiu: Microstructural evolution of [PbZrxTi1-xO3/PbZryTi1-yO3](n) epitaxial multilayers (x/y=0.2/0.4, 0.4/0.6) - dependence on layer thickness. Philos. Mag. 90, 1359 (2010)
  • L. Feigl, E. Pippel, L. Pintilie, M. Alexe, and D. Hesse: Chromium doping of epitaxial PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3 thin films. J. Appl. Phys. 105, 126103 (2009)
  • L. Feigl, S. J. Zheng, B. I. Birajdar, B. J. Rodriguez, Y. L. Zhu, M. Alexe, and D. Hesse: Impact of high interface density on ferroelectric and structural properties of PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3/PbZr0.4Ti0.6O3 epitaxial multilayers. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 42, 085305 (2009)
  • L. Feigl, I. B. Misirlioglu, I. Vrejoiu, M. Alexe, and D. Hesse: Impact of misfit relaxation and a-domain formation on the electrical properties of tetragonal PbZr0.4Ti0.6O3 / PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3 thin film heterostructures – experiment and theoretical approach. J. Appl. Phys. 105, 061607 (2009)
  • K. Barz, M. Diestelhorst, H. Beige, L. Geske, M. Alexe, and D. Hesse. Nonlinear Dielectric Behavior of Metal/Ferroelectric/Metal and Metal/Ferroelectric/Semiconductor-Heterostructures. Sixteenth IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics, 2007. DOI: 10.1109/ISAF.2007.4393217
  • L. Geske, V. Mueller, and H. Beige: Influence of the poling conditions on the ferroelectric properties of orthorhombic Ba(Ti,Sn)O3 ceramics. Ferroelectrics 361, 37 (2007)
  • U. Straube, B. Broich, L. Geske, R. Steinhausen, H. T. Langhammer, H. Beige, and H.-P. Abicht: Ultrasound Investigations of BaTi1-xSnxO3 Ceramics. Ferroelectrics 353, 164 (2007)
  • L. Geske, V. Lorenz, T. Muller, L. Jager, H. Beige, H. Abicht, and V. Mueller: Dielectric and electromechanical characterisation of fine-grain BaTi0.95Sn0.05O3 ceramics sintered from glycolateprecursor powder. J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 25, 2537 (2005)
  • L. Geske, H. Beige, H.-P. Abicht, and V. Mueller: Electromechanical Resonance Study of the Diffuse Ferroelectric Phase Transition in BaTi1−xSnxO3 Ceramics. Ferroelectrics 314, 97 (2005)