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Karin Leistner

Name Leistner, Dr. Karin
Department Nanoelectrodeposition and magneto-ionic materials
Position Group Leader

Research Interests

  • Magneto-ionic Materials
  • Nanoelectrodeposition
  • Magnetic Nanostructures

Publication list

Journal Papers

S. Guo, M. Henschel, D. Wolf, D. Pohl, A. Lubk, T. Blon, V. Neu, K. Leistner
Size-Specific Magnetic Configurations in Electrodeposited Epitaxial Iron Nanocuboids: From Landau Pattern to Vortex and Single Domain States
Nano Letters 22, 4006–4012 (2022) URL

J. Zehner, O. Vaerst, I. Soldatov, K. Nielsch, R. Schäfer, K. Leistner
Robust magneto-ionic effect in Fe/FeOx thin films in electrolytes with different cations
IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 58, 1-10 (2022) URL

M. Nichterwitz, K. Duschek, J. Zehner, S. Oswald, R. Heller, K. Leistner
Stabilization of nanoscale iron films by self-terminated electrodeposition in sulfate electrolyte
Electrochimica Acta 415, 140170 Electrochimica Acta (2022) URL

M. Nichterwitz, S. Honnali Sudheendra, M. Kutuzau, S. Guo, J. Zehner, K. Nielsch, K. Leistner
Advances in magneto-ionic materials and perspectives for their application
APL Materials 9, 030903/1-10 (2021) URL

M. Huang, M. Hasan, K. Klyukin, D. Zhang, D. Lyu, P. Gargiani, M. Valvidares, S. Sheffels, A. Churikova, F. Büttner, J. Zehner, L. Caretta, K. Lee, J. Chang, J. Wang, K. Leistner, B. Yildiz, G. Beach
Voltage control of ferrimagnetic order and voltage-assisted writing of ferrimagnetic spin textures
Nature Nanotechnology 16, 981–988 (2021) URL

I.V. Soldatov, J. Zehner, K. Leistner, T. Kang, D. Karnaushenko, R. Schäfer
Advanced, Kerr-microscopy-based MOKE magnetometry for the anisotropy characterisation of magnetic films
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 529, 167889/ (2021) URL

L. Herrera Diez, R. Kruk, K. Leistner, J. Sort
Magnetoelectric materials, phenomena, and devices
APL Materials 9, 050401/1-3 (2021) URL

K. Leistner
Electrochemical approaches to room temperature magnetoelectric materials
Current Opinion in Electrochemistry 25, 100636/1-9 (2021) URL

T. Zubar, S. Grabchikov, A. Kotelnikova, E. Kaniukov, M. Kutuzau, K. Leistner, K. Nielsch, T. Vershinina, D. Tishkevich, O. Kanafyev, A. Kozlovskiy, M. Zdorovets, V. Fedosyuk, A. Trukhanov
Efficiency of Magnetostatic Protection Using Nanostructured Permalloy Shielding Coatings Depending on Their Microstructure
Nanomaterials 11, 324/1-13 (2021) URL

J. Zehner, D. Wolf, M. Hasan, M. Huang, D. Bono, K. Nielsch, K. Leistner, G. Beach
Magnetoionic control of perpendicular exchange bias
Physical Review Materials 5, L061401/1-8 (2021) URL

M. Merkel, R. Huhnstock, M. Reginka, D. Holzinger, M. Vogel, A. Ehresmann, J. Zehner, K. Leistner
Interrelation between polycrystalline structure and time-dependent magnetic anisotropies in exchange-biased bilayers
Physical Review B 102, 144421/1-10 (2020) URL

J. Zehner, I. Soldatov, S. Schneider, R. Heller, N.B. Khojasteh, S. Schiemenz, S. Fähler, K. Nielsch, R. Schäfer, K. Leistner
Voltage‐Controlled Deblocking of Magnetization Reversal in Thin Films by Tunable Domain Wall Interactions and Pinning Sites
Advanced Electronic Materials 6, 2000406/1-13 (2020) URL

M. Nichterwitz, S. Honnali Sudheendra, J. Zehner, S. Schneider, D. Pohl, S. Schiemenz, S.T.B. Goennenwein, K. Nielsch, K. Leistner
Control of Positive and Negative Magnetoresistance in Iron Oxide–Iron Nanocomposite Thin Films for Tunable Magnetoelectric Nanodevices
ACS Applied Electronic Materials 2, 2543-2549 (2020) URL

M. Nichterwitz, S. Neitsch, S. Röher, D. Wolf, K. Nielsch, K. Leistner
Voltage-controlled ON switching and manipulation of magnetization via the redox transformation of β-FeOOH nanoplatelets
Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics 53, 084001/1-9 (2020) URL

E. Monaico, E. Monaico, V. Ursaki, S. Honnali Sudheendra, V. Postolache, K. Leistner, K. Nielsch, I. Tiginyanu
Electrochemical nanostructuring of (111) oriented GaAs crystals: from porous structures to nanowires
Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology 11, 966-975 (2020) URL

M. Yang, D. Dvorak, K. Leistner, C. Damm, S.P. Watkins, K.L. Kavanagh
Axial EBIC oscillations at core/shell GaAs/Fe nanowire contacts
Nanotechnology 30, 025701/1-8 (2019) URL

E. Monaico, C. Moise, G. Mihai, V.V. Ursaki, K. Leistner, I.M. Tiginyanu, M. Enachescu, K. Nielsch
Towards Uniform Electrochemical Porosification of Bulk HVPE-Grown GaN
Journal of the Electrochemical Society 166, H3159-H3166 (2019) URL

J. Zehner, R. Huhnstock, S. Oswald, U. Wolff, I. Soldatov, A. Ehresmann, K. Nielsch, D. Holzinger, K. Leistner
Nonvolatile Electric Control of Exchange Bias by a RedoxTransformation of the Ferromagnetic Layer
Advanced Electronic Materials 5, 1900296/1-11 (2019) URL

K. Leistner, K. Duschek, J. Zehner, M. Yang, A. Petr, K. Nielsch, K.L. Kavanagh
Role of Hydrogen Evolution during Epitaxial Electrodeposition of Fe on GaAs
Journal of the Electrochemical Society 165, H3076-H3079 (2018) URL

U. Wolff, B. Ambrozic, K. Zuzek Rozman, K. Leistner, K. Nielsch, S. Sturm
In-Situ Observation of the Reversible Electrochemical Deposition of Fe in a Transmission Electron Microscope
Microscopy and Microanalysis 24, 310-311 (2018) URL

K. Duschek, A. Petr, J. Zehner, K. Nielsch, K. Leistner
All-electrochemical voltage-control of magnetization in metal oxide/metal nanoislands
Journal of Materials Chemistry C 6, 8411-8417 (2018) URL

K. Leistner, M. Yang, C. Damm, S. Oswald, A. Petr, V. Kataev, K. Nielsch, K.L. Kavanagh
Aligned cuboid iron nanoparticles by epitaxial electrodeposition
Nanoscale 9, 5315-5322 (2017) URL

K. Duschek, D. Pohl, S. Faehler, K. Nielsch, K. Leistner
Research Update: Magnetoionic control of magnetization and anisotropy in layered oxide/metal heterostructures
APL Materials 4, 032301/1-10 (2016) URL

K. Duschek, M. Uhlemann, H. Schlörb, K. Nielsch, K. Leistner
Electrochemical and in situ magnetic study of iron/iron oxide films oxidized and reduced in KOH solution for magneto-ionic switching
Electrochemistry Communications 72, 153-156 (2016) URL

L. Reichel, S. Faehler, L. Schultz, K. Leistner
Initial preorder as condition for L10 ordering in ultrathin CoPt films
Journal of Applied Physics 114, 093909/1-6 (2013) URL

K. Leistner, N. Lange, S. Oswald, L. Schultz
(Invited) Reversible Change of Magnetism in FePt Films by Electrochemical Charging in a LiClO4 Based Electrolyte
ECS Transactions 50, 49-56 (2013) URL

L. Reichel, S. Oswald, S. Faehler, L. Schultz, K. Leistner
Electrochemically driven variation of magnetic properties in ultrathin CoPt films
Journal of Applied Physics 113, 143904/1-7 (2013) URL

K. Leistner, J. Wunderwald, N. Lange, S. Oswald, M. Richter, H. Zhang, L. Schultz, S. Faehler
Electric-field control of magnetism by reversible surface reduction and oxidation reactions
Physical Review B 87, 224411/1-7 (2013) URL

K. Leistner, N. Lange, J. Haenisch, S. Oswald, F. Scheiba, S. Faehler, H. Schlörb, L. Schultz
Electrode processes and in situ magnetic measurements of FePt films in a LiPF6 based electrolyte
Electrochimica Acta 81, 330-337 (2012) URL

F. Kurth, M. Weisheit, K. Leistner, T. Gemming, B. Holzapfel, L. Schultz, S. Faehler
Finite-size effects in highly ordered ultrathin FePt films
Physical Review B 82, 184404/1-8 (2010) URL

K. Leistner, H. Schlörb, J. Thomas, L. Schultz, S. Fähler
Remanence enhancement in nanoscaled electrodeposited FePt films
Applied Physics Letters 92, 052502/1-3 (2008) URL

K. Leistner, P. Schaaf, A. Voss, S. Fähler, L. Schultz, H. Schlörb
Interfacial Fe(III)-hydroxide formation during Fe–Pt alloy deposition
Electrochimica Acta 53, 6973-6977 (2008) URL

K. Zuzek Rozman, A. Krause, K. Leistner, S. Fähler, L. Schultz, H. Schlörb
Electrodeposition and hard magnetic properties of Co–Pt films in comparison to Fe–Pt films
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 314, 116-121 (2007) URL

J. Buschbeck, S. Faehler, M. Weisheit, K. Leistner, J. McCord, B. Rellinghaus, L. Schultz
Thermodynamics and kinetics during pulsed laser annealing and patterning of FePt films
Journal of Applied Physics 100, 123901/1-7 (2006) URL

A. Kumar, S. Fähler, H. Schlörb, K. Leistner, L. Schultz
Competition between shape anisotropy and magnetoelastic anisotropy in Ni nanowires electrodeposited within alumina templates
Physical Review B 73, 064421/1-5 (2006) URL

K. Leistner, S. Oswald, J. Thomas, S. Fähler, H. Schlörb, L. Schultz
Potential dependence of composition and structure of electrodeposited Fe–Pt films
Electrochimica Acta 52, 194-199 (2006) URL

K. Leistner, S. Fähler, H. Schlörb, L. Schultz
Preparation and characterization of electrodeposited Fe/Pt multilayers
Electrochemistry Communications 8, 916-920 (2006) URL

K. Leistner, A. Krause, S. Fähler, H. Schlörb, L. Schultz
Electrode processes during Fe–Pt electrodeposition studied by electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance
Electrochimica Acta 52, 170-176 (2006) URL

K. Leistner, J. Thomas, S. Baunack, H. Schlörb, L. Schultz, S. Fähler
Influence of oxygen and copper in electrodeposited FePt films
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 290-291, 1270-1273 (2005) URL

K. Leistner, E. Backen, B. Schuepp, M. Weisheit, L. Schultz, H. Schlörb, S. Fähler
Phase formation, microstructure and hard magnetic properties of electrodeposited FePt films
Journal of Applied Physics 95, 7267-7269 (2004) URL

K. Leistner, J. Thomas, H. Schlörb, M. Weisheit, L. Schultz, S. Fähler
Highly coercive electrodeposited FePt films by postannealing in hydrogen
Applied Physics Letters 85, 3498-3500 (2004) URL


Contributions to collected editions/proceedings

V. Morari, E. Monaico, E. Rusu, K. Leistner, K. Nielsch, V.V. Ursaki, I.M. Tighineanu
Photosensivity of heterostructures produced by aerosol deposition of ZnMgO thin films on Si substrates
Proceedings of SPIE , 11718, 1171818/1-8, (2020), URL

K. Leistner, H. Schlörb, S. Fähler, L. Schultz
Electrodeposition of Fe-Pt films and Fe/Pt multilayers
210th ECS Meeting, Magnetic Materials, Processes and Devices, Proceedings, ECS, 267-274, (2007)

K. Leistner, H. Schlörb, M. Weisheit, L. Schultz, S. Fähler
The influence of composition on the hard magnetic properties of electrodeposited Fe-Pt films
Proceedings of the 18th International Workshop on High Performance Magnets and their Applications, Sept. 2004, Annecy/Frankreich, N.M. Dempsey and P. de Rango (eds.) , 866-871, (2004)


Invited Talks

K. Leistner
Electrochemistry meets magnetism - a route to energy efficient and programmable functional nanostructures
| Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, TU Chemnitz
Chemnitz, Germany, 07.05.2019

K. Leistner
Lectures: Electrodeposited magnetic nanostructures, Ultrathinmagnetic layers
4. e-MINDs-Training School, EU COST Action MP1407 | University Mons, Belgien
Mons, Belgium, 21.03.2019 - 22.08.2019

K. Leistner
Redox-based voltage-programmable magnetism in metal oxide/metal thin films and nanoislands
Joint MMM-Intermag conference
Washington, DC, USA, 17.01.2019

K. Leistner
Voltage-programmable magnetism in metal oxide/metal thin films and nanoislands by electrolytic gating
Physics Colloquium of the Graz University of Technology and the Karl Franzens University of Graz, Granz/ Austria, 13.11.18
Graz, Austria, 13.11.2018 - 13.11.2018

K. Leistner
Tailoring magnetism at the nanoscale by ionic approaches
Institut fuer Materialphysik, Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster, Muenster/ Germany, 7.6.18

K. Leistner
Magnetoelectric and magneto-ionic control of magnetism in metal nanostructures
Quantum Theory of Materials, Peter Gruenberg Institut (PGI-1) und Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS-1), Forschungszentrum Juelich/ Germany, 12.12.18
Jülich, Germany, 12.12.2018 - 12.12.2018

K. Leistner
Electrochemical Control of Epitaxial Growth and Magnetic Properties of Fe Nanostructures
AiMES (ECS and SMEQ Joint International Meeting) 2018, Cancun/ Mexico, 2.10.18
Cancun, Mexico, 02.10.2018 - 02.10.2018

K. Leistner
Liquid solutions for energy-efficient voltage control of magnetism
RESOLV Seminar der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum/ Germany, 12.11.18
Bochum, Germany, 12.11.2018 - 12.11.2018

U. Wolff, B. Ambrozic, K. Zuzek Rozman, K. Leistner, K. Nielsch, S. Sturm
In-Situ Observation of the Reversible Electrochemical Deposition of Fe in a Transmission Electron Microscope
Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest/ Hungary, 16.10.18
Budapest, Hungary, 16.10.2018 - 16.10.2018

K. Leistner
Magneto-ionic manipulation of metal/oxide nanostructures in liquid electrolytes
International Workshop on Magneto-electric Actuation, Magneto-ionics and Related Phenomena in High-Surface Area Materials (IW-Mag 18), Barcelona/ Spain, 28.5.18

K. Leistner
Voltage control of magnetism by electrochemistry: Magneto-ionic systems and Nanoelectrodeposition
Seminarvortrag am Institut fuer Physik der Martin-Luther-Universitaet Halle/ Germany, 14.6.17

U. Wolff, B. Ambrozic, J. Zavasnik, K. Zuzek Rozman, K. Leistner, K. Nielsch, S. Sturm
In-situ observation of the electrochemical deposition of Fe in a transmission electron microscope
Institutsseminar ''Nanostructured Materials'' Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana/ Slovenia, 16.10.17

K. Leistner
Voltage-tunable magnetism in hybrid nanostructures by electrochemical interface control
Materials Science Institute Seminar, University of Oregon, Eugene/ USA, 22.4.16

K. Leistner
Voltage-control of magnetism in metal/metal oxide thin films by electrochemical approaches and interface design
Special Seminar, Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby/ Canada, 16.3.16

K. Leistner, K. Duschek, A. Petr, H. Schlörb, S. Fähler
Electrically tunable nanomagnets by electrolytic gating: Magneto-ionic effect and Interface Control
Joint Conference MMM-Intermag, San Diego/ USA, 11.-15.1.16

K. Leistner
Control of magnetism in nanostructured materials by structure, microstructure and electric field
Sonderkolloquium, Institut fuer Materialphysik, Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster, Muenster, 6.11.14

K. Leistner
Magnetism: A playground for material scientists and electrochemists
Materialphysikalisches Kolloquium, Institut fuer Materialphysik, Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster, Muenster, 21.7.14

K. Leistner
Mit Chemie zu variablen magnetischen Nanostrukturen
Eingeladener Seminarvortrag, Institut fuer Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Universitaet Freiburg, 11.12.13

K. Leistner
Electric field control of magnetic exchange coupling in FePt/FeO thin films
DPG Fruehjahrstagung, Berlin, 25.-30.3.12

K. Leistner
Reversible change of magnetism in FePt and CoPt films by electrochemical charging
Pacific Rim Meeting (PRiME) 2012, 222nd Meeting of The Electrochemical Society (ECS), Honolulu/ Hawaii, 7.-12.10.12

K. Leistner, P. Schaaf, S. Fähler, H. Schlörb, L. Schultz
The role of interfacial hydroxide formation on the composition and growth of Fe-Pt
ISE Meeting, Banff/ Kanada, 9.-14.9.07

H. Schlörb, K. Leistner, M. Singh Khatri, S. Fähler, L. Schultz, B. Nandan, R. Krenek, M. Stamm
Electrodeposition of hard magnetic films and nanowires
92. AGEF-Seminar DFG-SPP 1165, „Elektrochemische Aspekte von Nanodraehten und Nanoroehren“, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Eisenforschung, Duesseldorf, 18.4.07

K. Leistner, H. Schlörb, S. Fähler, L. Schultz
Electrodeposited Fe-Pt films and multilayers
210th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society 2006, Cancum/ Mexiko, 1.11.06