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KUMPF, Christian Prof. Dr.

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Principal InvestigatorForschungszentrum JülichPeter Grünberg Institut (PGI-3) 52425 JülichPhone: +49-2461 61-1452Link: Project A12 (Tautz/Bocquet/Kumpf)Link: Biography


Surface and interface science; interactions at metal-organic interfaces; properties of molecular adsorbates and nanostructures at surfaces; x-ray standing waves; low energy electron microscopy and diffraction; photoelectron microscopy, spectroscopy and tomography

University Education

2006Habilitation in Experimental Physics, Universität Würzburg
1998Doctoral degree in Physics, University Rostock
1994Diploma in Physics, Universität Erlangen

Professional Experience

since 2012W2 Professor, Experimental Physics IV A, Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
since 2008Group Leader, Peter Grünberg Institute, Functional Nanostructures at Surfaces (PGI-3), Forschungszentrum Jülich
2006-2008Akademischer Oberrat, University Würzburg
2001-2006Wissenschaftlicher Assistent (C1), University Würzburg
1999-2001Post-Doc, Risø National Laboratory, Roskilde, Denmark

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

since 2013Member (since 2015 chairperson) of the Peer Review Panel of the Diamond Light Source, Great Britain
2007-2013Elected Member of the Users Organization Committee (UOC) of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble, France

Selected Publications

  1. C. Stadler, S. Hansen, I. Kröger, E. Umbach, C. Kumpf
    Tuning intermolecular interaction in long-range ordered submonolayer organic films
    Nature Phys. 5, 153 (2009).
  2. B. Stadtmüller, T. Sueyoshi, G. Kichin, I. Kröger, S. Soubatch, R. Temirov, F. S. Tautz, C. Kumpf
    Electrostatic interaction and commensurate registry at the heteromolecular F16CuPc – CuPc interface
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 106103 (2012).
  3. T. Duden, A. Thust, C. Kumpf, F. S. Tautz
    Focal-Series Reconstruction in Low Energy Electron Microscopy
    Microsc. Microanal. 20 (3), 968 (2014).
  4. B. Stadtmüller, D. Lüftner, M. Willenbockel, E. M. Reinisch, T. Sueyoshi, G. Koller, S. Soubatch, M. G. Ramsey, P. Puschnig, F. S. Tautz, C. Kumpf
    Unexpected interplay of bonding height and energy level alignment at heteromolecular hybrid interfaces
    Nature Comm. 5, 3685 (2014).
  5. B. Stadtmüller, S. Schröder, F. C. Bocquet, C. Henneke, C. Kleimann, S. Soubatch, M. Willenbockel, B. Detlefs, J. Zegenhagen, T.-L. Lee, F. S. Tautz, C. Kumpf
    Adsorption height alignment at heteromolecular hybrid interfaces
    Phys. Rev. B – Rapid Comm. 89, 161407(R) (2014).
  6. B. Stadtmüller, C. Henneke, S. Soubatch, F. S. Tautz, C. Kumpf
    Tailoring metal-organic hybrid interfaces: Heteromolecular structures with varying stoichiometry on Ag(111)
    New J. Phys. 17, 023046 (2015).
  7. J. Sforzini, L. Nemec, T. Denig, B. Stadtmüller, T.-L. Lee, C. Kumpf, S. Soubatch, U. Starke, P. Rinke, V. Blum, F. C. Bocquet, F. S. Tautz
    Approaching ideal graphene: The structure of hydrogen-intercalated graphene on 6H-SiC(0001)
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 106804 (2015).
  8. B. Stadtmüller, M. Willenbockel, S. Schröder, C. Kleimann, E. M. Reinisch, T. Ules, C. Kumpf
    Modification of the PTCDA-Ag(111) bond by formation of a hetero-organic bilayer film
    Phys. Rev. B 91, 155433 (2015).
  9. B. Stadtmüller, S. Schröder, C. Kumpf
    Heteromolecular metal-organic interfaces: Electronic and structural fingerprints of chemical bonding
    J. Electron. Spectrosc. Relat. Phenom. 204 A, 80 (2015).
  10. D. Schwarz, C. Henneke, C. Kumpf
    Towards functionalization of graphene: In situ study of the nucleation of copper-phtalocyanine on graphene
    New J. Phys. 18, 023034 (2016).