Christian Tzschaschel

Christian Tzschaschel

Postdoc Researcher
Christian Tzschaschel

Research interest: My research seeks to elucidate exotic states of matter using laser-optical approaches.

In particular, topologically non-trivial electronic states may enable novel functionalities that could revolutionize a wide range of applications including next-generation spintronics, energy applications, or quantum computing. A special focus of my current work is to investigate the interaction between topologically non-trivial electronic states and magnetism, which may enable new magneto-electric coupling phenomena for energy-efficient spintronic devices.


Short CV

2020 -          Postdoc, Harvard, USA.

Topic: Discovery and understanding of topological quantum magnets

2015 - 2020 Ph.D., ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Topic: Coherent spin dynamics in optically excited antiferromagnets

Supervisors: M. Fiebig (ETH Zurich) & T. Satoh (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

2008 - 2014 Dipl.-Phys., TU Dresden, Germany. (equivalent to M.Sc.)


Selected publications

C. Tzschaschel, T. Satoh, and M. Fiebig, "Efficient spin excitation via ultrafast damping-like torques in antiferromagnets", Nat. Commun. 11, 6142 (2020).

C. Tzschaschel, T. Satoh, and M. Fiebig, "Tracking the ultrafast motion of an antiferromagnetic order parameter", Nat. Commun. 10, 3995 (2019).

C. Tzschaschel et al., "Ultrafast optical excitation of coherent magnons in antiferromagnetic NiO", Phys. Rev. B 95,174407 (2017).

Pedagogical publications

J. Lehmann, C. Tzschaschel, M. Fiebig, and Th. Weber, "Microdisplays as a versatile tool for the optical simulation of crystal diffraction in the classroom", J. Appl. Crystallogr. 52, 457 (2019).

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