Modification of surfaces and biomaterials with energetic particles

This workgroup uses experimental methods from the areas of material and surface physics as well as computer modelling in order to develop and understand the physical behavior of new materials and surfaces. Frequently, applications of this research are central to the field of life sciences.

Research topics:

  • miniaturized ferromagnetic shape memory alloys
  • shape-selective synthesis of core-shell magnetic nanoclusters
  • self-organizing structures
  • surfaces and mechanical properties on the nanoscale and their interaction with living matter

Selected publications

  • M. Zink, F. Szillat, U. Allenstein, S.G. Mayr, Interaction of Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloys and RGD Peptides for Mechanical Coupling to Cells: from Ab Initio Calculations to Cell Studies, Adv. Func. Mat. 23 (2013), 1383.

  • V. Dallacasagrande, M. Zink, S. Huth, A. Jakob, M. Müller, A. Reichenbach, J. A. Käs, S.G. Mayr, Tailoring Substrates for Long-Term Organotypic Culture of Adult Neuronal Tissue, Adv. Mat. 24 (2012), 2398.

  • A. Arabi-Hashemi, S.G. Mayr, Ion-Irradiation-Assisted Phase Selection in Single Crystalline Fe7Pd3 Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloy Thin Films: From fcc to bcc along the Nishiyama-Wassermann Path, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109 (2012), 195704.

  • T. Edler, S.G. Mayr, Film lift-off from MgO: Freestanding single crystalline Fe-Pd films suitable for magnetic shape memory actuation – and beyond, Adv. Mater. 22 (2010), 4969.