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PD Dr. Frank Müller

Büro 4.05
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CV

1987 Completion of Secondary Education (Abitur, Staatliches Ludwigsgymnasium,Saarbrücken)
1987-1988 military service
1988 - 1991 Basic studies of physics , Saarland University
Intermediat diploma physics
1991 - 1995 Main studies in physics (solid state physics and surface science), diploma thesis “Investigation of the transition metal oxides MnO, CoO and NiO by Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy – 3d transitions in the crystal field model”
1995 - 2001 PhD thesis, “Angle-resolved Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy on epitaxial transition metal oxide films: Scattering of slow electrons at the excitation of spin-allowed and spin-forbidden crystal field transitions on NiO(001) and MnO(001)”
1993 - 2004 Tutoring of practical courses and seminars in experimental physics
1995 - 1996 Cooperation with Daimler Benz Aerospace/Dornier GmbH, engineering of „super capacitors“ as power storage
1995 - 1997 Human Capital and Mobility: „Modifications of structural vibrational and electronic characteristics of oxides induced by defects at the surface and in very thin films“ at Department of Experimental Physics, Saarland University
1995 - 1998 Visiting researcher at the "Berliner Synchrotronstrahlungsquelle BESSY I": Investigation of electronic properties in low dimensional solits
1995 - 2002 Research assistant within Sonderforschungsbereich 277 „Grenzflächenbestimmte Materialien“, Department of Experimental Physics, Saarland University
2002 - 2003 Research assistant within Priority Programm SPP 1010 „ Reaktivität von Festkörpern“, Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Saarland University
2004 - 2006 Research assistant within Sonderforschungsbereich 277 „Grenzflächenbestimmte Materialien“, Department of Experimental Physics, Saarland University and within Priority Programm SPP 1166 „Lanthanoidspezifische Funktionalitäten in Molekül und Material“, Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Saarland University
2006 - 2008 Research assistant at Department of Experimental Physics, Saarland University and within EU-STREP (Specific Targeted Research Project) „Nanomesh“, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Saarland University
2007 Interim professor for theortical physics, Saarland university
2008 - 2010 Coordinator of Priority Programm SPP 1164 „Nano- & Microfluidics“

Publications

    2019

    • W.-M. Munief, X. Lu, T. Teucke, J. Wilhelm, A. Britz, F. Hempel, R. Lanche, M. Schwartz, J. Ka Yan Law, S. Grandthyll, F. Müller, J.-U. Neurohr, K. Jacobs, M. Schmitt, V. Pachauri, R. Hempelmann, S. Ingebrandt:
      "Reduced graphene oxide biosensor platform for the detection of NT-proBNP biomarker in its clinical range";
      Biosensors and Bioelectronics 126 (2019) 136 ⇒ Abstract
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    2018

    • S. Suarez, L. Reinert, M. Zeiger, P. Miska, S. Grandthyll, F. Müller, V. Presser, F. Mücklich :
      "In-situ nanodiamond to carbon onion transformation in metal matrix composites";
      Carbon 129 (2018) 631 ⇒ Abstract
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    • X. Lu, W.-M. Munief, F. Heib, M. Schmitt, A. Britz, S. Grandthyll, F. Müller, J.-U. Neurohr, K. Jacobs, H. Mohamed Benia, R. Lanche, V. Pachauri, R. Hempelmann, S. Ingebrandt:
      "Front-End-of-Line Integration of Graphene Oxide for Graphene-Based Electrical Platforms";
      Adv. Mater. Technol. (2018) 1700318 ⇒ Abstract
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    • F. Müller, J. U. Neurohr, S. Grandthyll, A. Holtsch, B. Uder, K. Jacobs, M. Weinl, M. Schreck:
      "Epitaxial Growth of Graphene on Single-Crystal Cu(111) Wafers";
      Wandelt, K., (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Interfacial Chemistry: Surface Science and Electrochemistry 3 (2018) 97 ISBN: 9780128097397 ⇒ Abstract
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    • K. Khurana, F. Müller, K. Jacobs, T. Faidt, J.-U. Neurohr, S. Grandthyll, F. Mücklich, C. Canal, M. P. Ginebra:
      "Plasma polymerized bioceramics for drug delivery: Do surface changes alter biological behaviour?";
      European Polymer Journal 107 (2018) 25 ⇒ Abstract
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    • F. Müller, S. Grandthyll, T. Faidt, C. Spengler, H. Hähl:
      "Comment on “XPS and FTIR studies of sodium arsenate vitrification by cullet” by Z. Zhao et al., J. Non-Cryst. Solids 452 (2016) 238–244";
      Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 502 (2018) 253 ⇒ Abstract
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    • T. Faidt , A. Friedrichs, S. Grandthyll, C. Spengler, K. Jacobs, F. Müller:
      "Effect of Fluoride Treatment on the Acid Resistance of Hydroxyapatite";
      Langmuir 34 (2018) 15253 ⇒ Abstract
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    2017

    • F. Müller, T. Faidt, S. Grandthyll, H. Natter:
      "Comment on 'CuYb0.5Fe1.5O4 nanoferrite adsorbent structural,morphological and functionalization characteristics for multiple pollutant removal by response surface methodology' by M.A. Rehman et al., J";
      J. Mo. Liq. 233 (2017) 52 ⇒ Abstract
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    • T. Faidt, C. Zeitz, S. Grandthyll, M. Hans, M. Hannig, K. Jacobs, and F. Müller:
      "Time Dependence of Fluoride Uptake in Hydroxyapatite";
      ACS Biomater Sci 3 (2017) 1822 ⇒ Abstract
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    • A. Griffo, H. Hähl, S. Grandthyll, F. Müller, A.Paananen, M. Ilmén, G. R. Szilvay, C.P. Landowski, M. Penttilä,K. Jacobs, P. Laaksonen:
      "Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy Study on Modular Resilin Fusion Protein";
      ACS Omega 2 (2017) 6906 ⇒ Abstract
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    • A. Holtsch, T. Euwens, B. Uder, S. Grandthyll, F. Müller, U.Hartmann:
      "Analysis of atomic Moiré patterns on graphene/Rh(1 1 1)";
      Surface Science 668 (2017) 107 ⇒ Abstract
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    2016

    • C. Zeitz, T. Faidt, S. Grandthyll, H. Hähl, N. Thewes,C. Spengler, J. Schmauch, M. J. Deckarm, C. Gachot, H. Natter, M. Hannig, F. Müller, K. Jacobs:
      "Synthesis of hydroxyapatite substrates: bridging the gap between model surfaces and enamel";
      ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 8 (2016) 25848 ⇒ Abstract
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    2015

    • L. E. Delle, C. Huck, M. Bäcker, F. Müller, S. Grandthyll, K. Jacobs, R. Lilischkis, X. T. Vu, M. J. Schöning, P. Wagner, R. Thoelen, M. Weil, S. Ingebrandt:
      "Impedimetric immunosensor for the detection of histamine based on reduced graphene oxide";
      Phys. Status Solidi A 212 (2015) 1327 ⇒ Abstract
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    • S.Grandthyll, K. Jacobs, F. Müller:
      "Liquid-source growth of graphene on Ag(001)";
      Phys.Status Solidi B 8 (2015) 1689 ⇒ Abstract
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    • A. Rosenkranz, L. Reinert, C. Gachot, H. Aboufadl, S. Grandthyll, K. Jacobs, F. Müller, F. Mücklich:
      "Oxide formation, morphology, and nanohardness of laser-patterned steel surfaces";
      Adv. Eng. Mater 8 (2015) 1234 ⇒ Abstract
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    2014

    • F. Müller, S. Grandthyll, S. Gsell, M. Weinl, M. Schreck, K. Jacobs:
      "Graphene from fingerprints: Exhausting the performance of liquid precursor deposition";
      Langmuir 30 (2014) 6114 ⇒ Abstract
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    2013

    • F. Müller, S. Grandthyll:
      "Monolayer formation of hexagonal boron nitride on Ag(001)";
      Surface Science 617 (2013) 207 ⇒ Abstract
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    • F. Müller, S. Grandthyll, M. Lessel, S. Hüfner:
      "Comment on 'Electrochemical behavior of different structural states of the alloy Ti60Ni40' by S. Mathur et al. and related works";
      Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 376 (2013) 2290234 ⇒ Abstract
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    • P. Loskill, C. Zeitz, C. Grandthyll, N. Thewes, F. Müller, M. Bischof, M. Herrmann, K. Jacobs:
      "Reduced adhesion of oral bacteria on hydroxyapatite by fluoride treatment";
      Langmuir 29 (2013) 5528 ⇒ Abstract
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    • F. Müller, M. Lessel, S. Grandthyll, K. Jacobs, S. Hüfner, S. Gsell, M. Weinl, M. Schreck:
      "Increasing the wear resistance by interstitial alloying with boron via chemical vapor deposition";
      Langmuir 29 (2013) 4543 ⇒ Abstract
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    • F. Müller, S. Grandthyll, M. Lessel, S. Hüfner:
      "Comment on 'SEM/EDX and XPS studies of niobium after electropolishing' by T.Hryniewicz, K. Rokosz, H.R. Zschommler Sandim (Appl. Surf. Sci. 263 (2012)357-361)";
      Appl. Surf. Sci. 265 (2013) 686 ⇒ Abstract
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    • S. Hüfner, F. Müller:
      "Gaps in cuprate high-temperature superconductors";
      Physica C 485 (2013) 83 ⇒ Abstract
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    2012

    • M. Hans, F. Müller, S. Grandthyll, S. Hüfner, F. Mücklich:
      "Anisotropic wetting of copper alloys induced by one-step laser micro-patterning";
      Applied Surface Science 263 (2012) 416 ⇒ Abstract
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    • S. Hüfner, F. Müller:
      "The deviation in the d-wave behaviour of the gaps in cuprate high-temperature superconductors";
      Physica C 483 (2012) 165 ⇒ Abstract
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    • B. Raillard, L. Gouton, E. Ramos-Moore, S. Grandthyll, F. Müller, F. Mücklich:
      "Ablation effects of femtosecond laser functionalization on steel surfaces";
      Surface and Coatings Technology 207 (2012) 102 ⇒ Abstract
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    • S. Grandthyll, S. Gsell, M. Weinl, M. Schreck, S. Hüfner, F. Müller:
      "Epitaxial growth of graphene on transition metal surfaces: chemical vapor deposition versus liquid phase deposition";
      J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 24 (2012) 314204 ⇒ Abstract
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    • J. Heinrich, R. Busch, F. Müller, S. Grandthyll, S. Hüfner:
      "Role of aluminum as an oxygen-scavenger in zirconium based bulk metallic glasses";
      Appl. Phys. Lett. 100 (2012) 71909 ⇒ Abstract
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    • P. Loskill, H. Hähl, T. Faidt, S. Grandthyll, F. Müller, K. Jacobs:
      "Is adhesion superficial? Silicon wafers as a model system to study van der Waals interactions";
      Adv. Coll. Interf. Sci. 107 (2012) 179182 ⇒ Abstract
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    2011

    • F. Müller, S. Grandthyll. C. Zeitz, K. Jacobs, S. Hüfner, S. Gsell, M. Schreck:
      "Epitaxial growth of graphene on Ir(111) by liquid precursor deposition";
      Phys. Rev. B 84 (2011) 75472 ⇒ Abstract
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    • H. Sachdev, F. Müller, S. Hüfner:
      "Formation of boron-based films and boron nitride layers by CVD of a boron ester";
      Angew. Chemie Int. Ed. 50 (2011) 3701 ⇒ Abstract
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    2010

    • F. Müller, C. Zeitz, H. Mantz, K.-H. Ehses, F. Soldera, J. Schmauch, M. Hannig, S. Hüfner, K. Jacobs:
      "Elemental depth profiling of fluoridated hydroxyapatite: Saving your dentition by the skin of your teeth?";
      Langmuir 26 (2010) 18750 ⇒ Abstract
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    • F. Müller, S. Hüfner, H. Sachdev, R. Laskowski, P. Blaha, K. Schwarz:
      "Epitaxial growth of hexagonal boron nitride on Ag(111)";
      Phys. Rev. B 82 (2010) 113406 ⇒ Abstract
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    • F. Müller, S. Hüfner, H. Sachdev, S. Gsell, M. Schreck:
      "Epitaxial Growth of hexagonal boron nitride monolayers by a three-step boration-oxidation-nitrification process";
      Phys. Rev. B 82 (2010) 75405 ⇒ Abstract
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    • F. Müller, S. Hüfner:
      "Remarks on the order parameter of the cuprate hight temperature superconductors";
      Physica C 470 (2010) 565 ⇒ Abstract
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    • H. Sachdev, F. Müller, S. Hüfner:
      "BN analogues of graphene: On the formation mechanism of boronitrene layers - Solids with extreme structural anisotropy";
      Diam. Rel. Mat. 19 (2010) 1027 ⇒ Abstract
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    • A.J. Pollard, E.W. Perkins, N.A. Smith, A. Saywell, G. Goretzki, A.G. Phillips, S.P. Argent, H. Sachdev, F. Müller, S. Hüfner, S. Gsell, M. Fischer, M. Schreck, J. Osterwalder, T. Greber, S. Berner, N.R. Champness, P.H. Beton:
      "Supramolecular assemblies formed on an epitaxial graphene superstructure";
      Angew. Chem. 122 (2010) 1838 ⇒ Abstract
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    2009

    • P. Croizat, F. Müller, H. Mantz, A. Englisch, R. Welter, P. Braunstein, S. Hüfner:
      "Synthesis of functional heterometallic complexes, their self-assembly on gold surfaces and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy studies";
      C. R. Chimie 12 (2009) 1228 ⇒ Abstract
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    • M. Hans, C. Gachot, F. Müller, F. Mücklich:
      "Direct laser interference structuring as a tool to gradually tune the wetting response of titanium and polyimide surfaces";
      Advanced Engineering Materials 11 (2009) 795 ⇒ Abstract
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    • M. Krämer, K. Stöwe, M. Duisberg, F. Müller, M. Reiser, S. Sticher, W.F. Maier:
      "The impact of dopants on the activity and selectivity of a Ni-based methanation catalyst";
      Applied Catalysis A General 369 (2009) 42 ⇒ Abstract
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    • F. Müller, S. Hüfner, H. Sachdev, A.J. Pollard, E.W. Perkins, J.C. Russel, P.H. Beton, S. Gsell, M. Fischer, M. Schreck, B. Stritzker:
      "How does graphene grow? – An easy access to well ordered graphene films";
      SMALL 5 (2009) 2291 ⇒ Abstract
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    • H. Kohlmann, F. Müller, K. Stöwe, A. Zalga, H.P. Beck:
      "Hydride formation in the intermetallic compounds CePd3 and CeRh3";
      Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 635 (2009) 1407 ⇒ Abstract
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    • F. Müller, S. Hüfner, H. Sachdev:
      "Epitaxial growth of boron nitride on a Rh (111) multilayer system: Formation and fine tuning of a BN- nano mesh";
      Surf. Sci. 603 (2009) 425 ⇒ Abstract
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    • F. Müller, S. Hüfner:
      "Comment on surface XPS characterization of NiTi shape memory alloy after advanced oxidation processes in UV/H2O2 photocatalytic system' (R.M. Wang et al., Appl. Surf. Sci. 253 (2007) 8507)";
      Appl. Surf. Sci. 255 (2009) 3902 ⇒ Abstract
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    2008

    • F. Müller, S. Hüfner, H. Sachdev:
      "One-dimensional structure of boron nitride on Cr(110)-A study of the growth of boron nitride by chemical vapour deposition of borazine";
      Surf. Sci. 602 (2008) 3467 ⇒ Abstract
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    • F. Müller, S. Hüfner:
      "Comment on resonant inelastic X-ray scattering of MnO: L2,3 edge measurements and assessment of their interpretation";
      Phys. Rev. B 78 (2008) 117101 ⇒ Abstract
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    • F. Müller, S. Hüfner:
      "Angle-resolved electron energy-loss spectroscopy investigation of crystal-field transitions on MnO and NiO surfaces: Exchange scattering versus direct scattering";
      Phys. Rev. B 78 (2008) 85438 ⇒ Abstract
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    • S. Hüfner, F. Müller:
      "Temperature dependence of the gaps of high-temperature superconductors in the Fermi-arc region";
      Phys. Rev. B 78 (2008) 14521 ⇒ Abstract
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    • S. Hüfner, M.A. Hossain, F. Müller:
      "Pseudogap and the superconducting energy in hole-doped high-temperature superconductors";
      Phys. Rev. B 78 (2008) 14519 ⇒ Abstract
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    • A. Chassé, Ch. Langheinrich, F. Müller, S. Hüfner:
      "Growth and structure of thin MnO films on Ag(0 0 1) in dependence on film thickness";
      Surf. Sci. 602 (2008) 597 ⇒ Abstract
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    2007

    • D.K. Kim, K. Stöwe, F. Müller, W.F. Maier:
      "Mechanistic study of the unusual catalytic properties of a new Ni-Ce mixed oxide for the CO2 reforming of methane";
      Journal of Catalysis 247 (2007) 101 ⇒ Abstract
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    2006

    • S. Hüfner, S. Schmidt, F. Müller:
      "Comment on resonant inelastic x-ray scattering at the oxygen K resonance of NiO: Nonlocal charge transfer and double-singlet excitations";
      Phys. Rev. Lett. 97 (2006) 269701 ⇒ Abstract
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    • M. Krämer, T. Schmidt, K. Stöwe, F. Müller, H. Natter, W.F. Maier:
      "Structural and catalytic aspects of sol gel derived copper manganese oxides as low-temperature CO oxidation catalyst";
      Applied Catalysis A: 313 (2006) 112 ⇒ Abstract
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    2005

    • F. Müller, K. Stöwe, H. Sachdev:
      "Symmetry versus commensurability: Epitaxial growth of hexagonal boron nitride on Pt(111) form B- trichloroborazine (ClBNH)3";
      Chem. Mater. 17 (2005) 3464 ⇒ Abstract
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    2003

    • F. Müller, K. Stöwe:
      "Surface core level shifts of Yb films in the multilayer, monolayer and submonolayer range";
      Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 629 (2003) 1805 ⇒ Abstract

    2002

    • F. Müller, R. de Masi, D. Reinicke, P. Steiner, S. Hüfner, K. Stöwe:
      "Epitaxial growth of MnO/Ag(001) films";
      Surf. Sci. 520/3 (2002) 158 ⇒ Abstract
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    • R. de Masi, D. Reinicke, F. Müller, P. Steiner, S. Hüfner:
      "The suppression of NiO reduction in Fe/NiO systems by use of an ultrathin MgO buffer layer, investigated by photoemission and low energy electron diffraction";
      Surf. Sci. 516 (2002) L515 ⇒ Abstract
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    • R. de Masi, D. Reinicke, F. Müller, P. Steiner, S. Hüfner:
      "The interface of Mn, Fe, Co and Au metal films on NiO(001), investigated by photoemission and low energy electron diffraction";
      Surf. Sci. 515 (2002) 523 ⇒ Abstract
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    • F. Müller:
      "Winkelaufgelöste Elektronenenergieverlustspektroskopie an epitaktischen Übergangsmetalloxid-filmen: Über das Streuverhalten niederenergetischer Elektronen bei der Anregung spinverbotener und spinerla";
      Shaker, Aachen (2002) 0 ISBN: 3-8322-0435-0 ⇒ Abstract

    2001

    • D. Reinicke, F. Müller, R. de Masi, P. Steiner, S. Hüfner:
      "Comparison of MEED- and XPD-angular patterns from the Cu(001)-surface";
      J. Electron Spectroscop. Relat. Phenom. 114-116 (2001) 461 ⇒ Abstract
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    2000

    • F. Müller, R. de Masi, P. Steiner, D. Reinicke, M. Stadtfeld, S. Hüfner:
      "EELS investigation of thin epitaxial NiO/Ag(001) films: Surfaces states in the multilayer and submonolayer range";
      Surface Science 459 (2000) 161 ⇒ Abstract
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    1999

    • F. Müller, P. Steiner, Th. Straub, D. Reinicke, S. Palm, R. de Masi, S. Hüfner:
      "Full hemispherical intensity maps of crystal field transitions in NiO(001) by angular resolved electron energy loss spectroscopy";
      Surf. Sci. 442 (1999) 485 ⇒ Abstract
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    • M.A. Vicente Alvarez, G. Zampieri, D. Reinicke, F. Müller, P. Steiner, S. Hüfner:
      "Diffraction effects in the incident and exit paths of electrons backscattered from Cu(001) at medium energies";
      Phys. Rev. B 60 (1999) 4952 ⇒ Abstract
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