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Dr. Carsten Bundesmann

Research Scientist / Ion Source Development and Applications Group / Department of Precision Surfaces

Chairman Scientific-Technical Council at IOM

Leibniz Institute of Surface Engineering (IOM)
Permoserstr. 15 / 04318 / Leipzig / Germany

Phone: +49 (0)341 235 - 3354
Fax: +49 (0)341 235 - 2313


Fields of Expertise

  • Thin film deposition by ion beam sputtering (IBSD)
  • In-situ and ex-situ thin film characterization
  • In-situ characterization of ion beam sources and electric propulsion thrusters

Scientific Career

  • Research scientis, Leibniz Institute of Surface Engineering (IOM), Leipzig, since 2006
  • Dissertation, Dr. rer. nat, Leipzig University, 2006
  • Research scientis, Leipzig University, 2001-2005
  • Study of mathematics, University of Liverpool, 1997-98
  • Study of mathematics and physics for teaching profession, Leipzig University, 1995-2001

Selected Publications

  • C. Bundesmann, H. Neumann
    Tutorial: The Systematics of Ion Beam Sputtering for Deposition of Thin Films with Tailored Properties (Invited, Editor's Pick)
    J. Appl. Phys., 124 (2018) 231102 (pages 1-17)
    DOI: 10.1063/1.5054046
  • L. Pietzonka, T. Lautenschläger, D. Spemann, A. Finzel, J.W. Gerlach, F. Frost, C. Bundesmann
    Ion beam sputter deposition of TiO2 films using oxygen ions
    Eur. Phys. J. B 91 (2018) 252
    DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2018-90293-3
  • T. Lautenschläger, C. Bundesmann,
    Reactive ion beam sputtering of Ti: Influence of process parameters on angular and energy distribution of sputtered and backscattered particles,
    J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 35 (2017) 041001, 10.1116/1.4985050
  • C. Bundesmann, C. Eichhorn, F. Scholze, D. Spemann, H. Neumann, D. Pagano, S. Scaranzin, F. Scortecci, H.J. Leiter, S. Gauter, R. Wiese, H. Kersten, K. Holste, P. Köhler, P.J. Klar, S. Mazouffre, R. Blott, A. Bulit, K. Dannenmayer,
    An advanced electric propulsion diagnostic (AEPD) platform for in-situ characterization of electric propulsion thrusters and ion beam sources,
    Eur. Phys. J. D 70 (2016) 217, 10.1140/epjd/e2016-70236-0.
  • H. von Wenckstern, R. Schmidt-Grund, C. Bundesmann, A. Müller, C.P. Dietrich, M. Stölzel, M. Lange, M. Grundmann,
    The (Mg,Zn)O alloy,
    in Handbook of Zinc Oxide and Related Materials: Volume One, Materials, Z.C. Feng (Ed.), ISBN 978-1-43-985570-6, Taylor and Francis/CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA (2012) 251-313, Link

Teaching and Lectures

  • Seminar, Experimental physics for chemists, Leipzig University, 2004
  • Tutor, Advanced physics laboratory, Leipzig University, 2002-05

Further Activities

  • Organising committee, 7th Russian-German Workshop "Electric Propulsion",
    Gießen, 2018
  • Organising committee, 6th Russian-German Workshop "Electric Propulsion",
    Samara, Russian Federation, 2016
  • Organising committee, 5th Russian-German Workshop "Electric Propulsion",
    Dresden, 2014
  • Organising committee, 7th Workshop Ellipsometry,
    Leipzig, 2012
  • Member of the executive board, Arbeitskreis Ellipsometrie (AKE)
    Paul Drude e.V. (German Association on Ellipsometry), since 2011
  • Reviewer for scientific journals, since 2003


  • Arbeitskreis Ellipsometrie (AKE) - Paul Drude e.V. (German Association on Ellipsometry).
    since 2011
  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, since 2002



  • DFG-Project (FKZ Bu 2615/1-2), 2014-18
    Systematische Untersuchung des Abscheidungsprozesses von TiO2 mit Ionenstrahlzerstäuben
    (Systematic investigation of the ion beam sputter deposition process of TiO2)
  • ESA/ESTEC-Project (Consortium; Prime: Aerospazio s.r.l., Italy), 2013-19
    Qualification of the AEPD System as a Standard On-Ground Tool for Electric Propulsion Thrusters
  • DFG-Project (FKZ Bu 2615/1-2), 2011-14
    Ionenstrahlschichtabscheidung - Zusammenhang zwischen den Eigenschaften des Ionenstrahls, der schichtbildenden Teilchen und der abgeschiedenen Schichten
    (Ion beam sputter deposition - Correlation of the properties of the ion beam, film-forming particles and thin films)
  • SAB-Project "PRECIOS" (FKZ 100080120; Consortium; Prime: FhI FEP Dresden), 2012-14
    Steuerung der großflächigen Magnetronabscheidung von dielektrischen Multilayern mittels ellipsometrischer Verfahren
    (Control of large-area madgentron sputtering of dielectric multilayers by ellipsometry)
  • ESA/ESTEC-Project (Consortium; Prime: Aerospazio s.r.l., Italy), 2007-09
    Development of Advanced Electric Propulsion Thruster Characterisation Diagnostics
  • Several projects with national and international partners from industry