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Dr. Thomas Keller

KFN candidate 2020

 

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Thomas Keller
MPI für Festkörperforschung (Abteilung Keimer)
Außenstelle am FRM II

Current research topics:      


  • High-resolution spin-echo spectroscopy: Lifetimes of spin excitations and phonons
  • High-resolution diffraction (Larmor Diffraction)
  • Instrumental developments for neutron reflectometry

 

In the KFN, I would stand up for:

As an instrument scientist at FRM II I am in close contact with neutron users and their questions: Which instrumental developments are needed?  Do we still need neutrons at all, or are we sitting in a niche that will soon disappear? How can we inspire the young generation to work with neutrons?


Scientific career:

since 2001

Scientist at the MPI for Solid State Research in the department of Prof. B. Keimer, instrument manager at FRM II for TRISP (spin-echo three-axis spectrometer and Larmor diffractometer) and NREX (reflectometer with polarisation analysis)

1998-2000:

Research assistant at the FRM with Prof. W. Gläser

1994-1997:

Research associate at HMI Berlin with Prof. F. Mezei, instrumentation with polarised neutrons (TAS, spin-echo, small angle scattering)

1989-1993:

Doctorate on resonance spin-echo spectroscopy, supervised by Dr. R. Gähler, Dr. R. Golub and Prof. W. Gläser

1983-1988:

Study of physics at the TU Munich