an array of rolled up nanomembranes

Magnetic Microstructures

The research of Rudolf Schäfer's group touches the rich world of magnetic microstructure or magnetic domains, extending from the nano-world to visible dimensions. The subject, which might be called „mesomagnetism“, forms the link between atomic foundations and technical applications of magnetic materials, ranging from computer storage systems to the cores of electrical machinery, and including novel research fields like spintronics and spinorbitronics. In collaboration with technology groups we are contributing to a fundamental understanding of magnetic domains and magnetization processes in all kinds of ferro-, ferri- and antiferromagnetic materials of current interest, mainly based on their experimental analysis by advanced magneto-optic imaging- and magnetometry techniques.


Prof. Dr. Rudolf Schäfer

Room A1E.03.1
Phone: +49 351 4659 223
Prof. Schäfer's personal page



Kerr Microscopy