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Anton Plech

Dr. habil. Anton Plech

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Dr. habil. Anton Plech

Professional curriculum ------------------------------------------------------------
2012 – group leader and deputy department head at KIT
2009-2011 Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Foundation DFG, group leader at KIT
2002-2008 Junior group leader at University of Konstanz, Department of physics and Center for Applied Photonics
2000- 2002 postdoctoral fellow at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility ESRF
2006-2000 scientific assistant at Ludwig-Maximilians- Universität Munich

Education/Qualifications ------------------------------------------------------------

2007 habilitation, lecturer at Konstanz University
2000 doctorate (Dr. rer. nat) at Munich University
1999 diploma (distance learning) in „Medical Physics and Technology“, Kaiserlautern University
1995 diploma in physics at Munich University

Prizes/Fellowships ------------------------------------------------------------
2002 Fellow of the Center for Junior Researchers ZWN Konstanz
2004 Young scientist prize of the Users Organisation of the ESRF
2009 Heisenberg fellowship

Publications
author/s title source date

S. Ibrahimkutty, D. Issenmann, S. Schleef, A.-S. Müller, Y.-L. Mathis, B. Gasharova, E. Huttel, R. Steininger, J. Göttlicher, T. Baumbach, A. Bartels, C. Janke and A. Plech

J. Synchr. Rad. 18 (2011) 539

2011

A Siems, S Weber, J Boneberg and A. Plech

New. J. Phys. 13 (2011) 043018

2011

S. Ibrahimkutty, J. Kim, H. Ihee, M. Cammarata, F. Ewald, A. Plech

ACS Nano 5 (2011) 3788

2011

A. Plech, P. Leiderer, J. Boneberg

Laser & Phot. Rev. 3 (2009) 435

2009

Q. Kong, A. Plech, M. Wulff, M. H. J. Koch, H. Ihee

Angew. Chemie. Int. Ed. 47 (2008) 5550

2008

A. Plech, R. Cerna, V. Kotaidis, F. Hudert, A. Bartels and T. Dekorsy

Nano Lett. 7 (2007) 1026

2007

A. Plech, V. Kotaidis, M. Lorenc, J. Boneberg

Nature Phys. 2 (2006) 44

2006

V. Kotaidis and A. Plech

Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, (2005) 213102

2005

A. Plech, V. Kotaidis, S. Grésillon, C. Dahmen and G. von Plessen

 

Phys. Rev. B 70 (2004) 195423

2004

A. Plech, M. Wulff, S. Bratos, F. Mirloup, R. Vuilleumier, F. Schotte and P. A. Anfinrud

Phys. Rev. Lett., 92 (2004) 125505

2004

A. Plech, U. Klemradt, M. Huber, J. Peisl

Europhys. Lett. 49(5) (2000) 583.

2000


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2012
D. Issenmann, S. Schleef, S. Ibrahimkutty, G. Buth, T. Baumbach, M. Beyer, J. Demsar, A. Plech:
Lattice dynamics of laser excited ferroelectric BaTiO3, Acta Phys. Pol. 121 (2012) 319.

A. Kolloch, P. Leiderer, D. Issenmann, S. Ibrahimkutty, A. Plech: Structural study of near-field ablation
close to plasmon-resonant nanotriangles, J. Laser Appl., accepted (2012).

D. Issenmann, S. Eon, N. Wehmeier, H. Bracht, D. Khakhulin, Gernot Buth, S. Ibrahimkutty, Anton
Plech, Determination of nanoscale heat conductivity by time-resolved x-ray scattering, Thin Solid
Films, submitted (2012)

A.-S. Müller, N. Hiller, A. Hofmann, E. Huttel, K. Il’in, V. Judin, B. Kehrer, M. Klein, S. Marsching, C.
Meuter, S. Naknaimueang, M. J. Nasse, A. Plech, P. Probst, A. Scheuring, M. Schuh, M. Schwarz, M.
Siegel, N. Smale, M. Streichert, F. Caspers, A. Semenov, H.-W. Hübers, E. Bründermann:
Experimental Aspects of CSR in the ANKA Storage Ring, ICFA Beam Dynamics Newsletter 57 (2012)
invited.

V. Kotaidis, T. Dekorsy, S. Ibrahimkutty, D. Issenmann, D. Khakulin, A. Plech: Vibrational symmetry
breaking of supported nanospheres, submitted (2012).

S. Ibrahimkutty, P. Wagener, A. Menzel, A. Plech, S. Barcikowski: Small angle x-ray study of pulsed
laser ablation in water with high time resolution, submitted (2012).

S. Richter, A. Plech, M. Steinert, M. Heinrich, S. Döring, F. Zimmermann, T. Pertsch, A. Tünnermann,
S. Nolte, On the fundamental structure of femtosecond laser-induced nanogratings, submitted (2012).


2011
A Siems, S Weber, J Boneberg and A. Plech: Thermodynamics of nanosecond nanobubble formation
at laser-excited metal nanoparticles, New. J. Phys. 13 (2011) 043018.

A. Kolloch, T. Geldhauser, K. Ueno, H. Misawa, J. Boneberg, A. Plech, P. Leiderer: Femtosecond and
Picosecond Near Field Ablation of Gold Nanotriangles: Nanostructuring and Nanomelting, Appl. Phys.
A 104 (2011) 793.

S. Ibrahimkutty, J. Kim, H. Ihee, M. Cammarata, F. Ewald, A. Plech: Ultrafast structural analysis of
photo-excited protein hybrid nanoparticles, ACS Nano 5 (2011) 3788.

S. Ibrahimkutty, D. Issenmann, S. Schleef, A.-S. Müller, Y.-L. Mathis, B. Gasharova, E. Huttel, R.
Steininger, J. Göttlicher, T. Baumbach, A. Bartels, C. Janke and A. Plech: Asynchronous sampling for
Ultrafast experiments with low momentum compaction at the ANKA ring, J. Synchr. Rad. 18 (2011)
539.

N. Hiller, E. Huttel, A.-S. Mueller, A. Plech, F. L. Mueller, P. Peier, V. Schlott: A Setup for Single Shot
Electro Optical Bunch Length Measurements at the ANKA Storage Ring", Proceedings IPAC (2011)
TUPC086.

Naknaimueang S., Schwarz M., Albert H., Baumbach T., Hagelstein M., Hiller N., Huttel E., Judin V.,
Kehrer B., Kubat R., Marsching S., Mexner W., Mueller A.-S., Nasse M. J., Plech A., Rossmanith R.,
Schuh M., Schmelling M., Abela R., Braun H.-H., Ganter R., Patterson B., "FLUTE, a Linac Based THz
Source", Proceedings IPAC (2011), TUPO007.

2010
F. Ciesa, A. Plech: Gold nanoparticle membranes for large-area surface monolayers, J. Coll Interf. Sci.
346 (2010) 1.

N. Hiller, S. Hillenbrand, A. Hofmann, E. Huttel, V. Judin, B. Kehrer, M. Klein, S. Marsching, A.-S.
Müller, A. Plech, N. Smale, K. G. Sonnad, P. F. Tavares, Observation of Bunch Deformation at the
ANKA Storage Ring, Proceedings IPAC (2010) WEPEA020.

F. Ciesa, A. Plech, C. Mattioli, L. Pescatori, A. Arduini, A. Pochini, F. Rossi and A. Secchi: Guest
Controlled Assembly of Gold Nanoparticles Protected with Calix[4]arene Hosts, J. Phys. Chem. C 114
(2010) 13601.

B. Dobson, A. Plech: Detector requirements for experiments at the European X-FEL source –
suitability of the LPD (report XDAC meeting EU-XFEL 2010)
P. Wesolowski, R. Hofmann, A. Plech, (eds.) ANKA Highlights 2010/11
J. Heinrich, A. Plech, P. Wesolowski (eds.) ANKA Annual report 2010/11

2009
M. Cammarata, L. Eybert, F. Ewald, W. Reichenbach, M. Wulff, P. Anfinrud, F. Schotte, A. Plech, Q.
Kong, M. Lorenc, B. Lindenau, J. Räbiger, S. Polachowski: Optimized shutter train operation for high
brightness synchrotron pump-probe experiment, Rev. Sci. Instr. 80 (2009) 15101.

A. Plech, P. Leiderer, J. Boneberg: Femtosecond near field ablation, Laser & Phot. Rev. 3 (2009) 435.
A Henkel, C. Soennichsen, A. Plech, O. Schubert: Growth Kinetic of a Rod-Shaped Metal Nanocrystal,
J. Phys. Chem. C 113 (2009) 10390.

A. Plech, A.-S. Müller, A. Bartels, R. Weigel, Y.-L. Mathis, E. Huttel, S. Casalbuoni, K. Sonnad,
Electro-Optical sampling of Terahertz radiation emitted by short bunches in the ANKA synchrotron,
PAC proceedings (2009) TU5RFP026.

A.-S. Müller, T. Baumbach, S. Casalbuoni, B. Gasharova, M. Hagelstein, E. Huttel, Y.-L. Mathis, D. A.
Moss, A. Plech, R. Rossmanith, E. Bruendermann, M.Havenith, S. Hillenbrand, K. G. Sonnad:
TBONE: Ultra-fast High-Power Coherent THz to Mid-IR Radiation Facility, PAC proceedings (2009)
TU5RFP028.

A. Plech, H. Ihee, M. Cammarata, A. Siems, V. Kotaidis, F. Ciesa, J. Kim, K. H. Kim, J. H. Lee:
Structural kinetics in protein-coated gold nanoparticles probed by time-resolved x-ray scattering, in
Ultrafast Phenomena XVI, ed. P. Corkum et al., 2009, p. 134.

A. Plech (ed.) et al.: ANKA Strategie 2010-2014 (KIT, 2009).

2008
Q. Kong, A. Plech, M. Wulff, M. H. J. Koch, H. Ihee: Picosecond X-ray scattering reveals the structure
of the major transient intermediate following flash photolysis of Ru3(CO)12 in cyclohexane, Angew.
Chemie. Int. Ed. 47 (2008) 5550.

A. Plech, A. Siems, V. Kotaidis, M. Sztucki: Kinetics of the X-ray Induced Gold Nanoparticle Synthesis,
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 10 (2008) 3888.

A. Plech, A. Siems, V. Kotaidis, A. Menzel: Nanoparticle dynamics after pulsed laser irradiation, SPIE
Proceedings 6879A-16 (2008).

2007
T. K. Kim, M. Lorenc, J. H. Lee, M. Lo Russo, J. Kim, M. Cammarata, Q. Y. Kong, S. Noel, A. Plech,
M. Wulff, and H. Ihee Spatiotemporal Reaction Kinetics Probed by Picosecond X-ray Diffraction, ESRF
Highlights 2006 (2007) .

A. Plech: Understanding dynamics and energetics in dispersed condensed phases - A structural study
with ultrafast scattering methods, Habilitation, Konstanz (2007)

K. Istomin, V. Kotaidis, A. Plech, Q. Kong: Dynamics of the laser-induced ferroelectric excitation in
BaTiO3 studied by x-ray diffraction, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90 (2007) 022905.

M. Wulff, Q. Kong, M. Cammarata, M. Lo Russo, P. Anfinrud, F. Schotte, M. Lorenc, H. Ihee, T.-K.
Kim, A. Plech: Picosecond diffraction at the ESRF: how far have we come and where are we going?
AIP conference series, 879 (2007) 1187.

A. Plech, R. Cerna, V. Kotaidis, F. Hudert, A. Bartels and T. Dekorsy: A surface phase transition of
supported gold nanoparticles, Nano Lett. 7 (2007) 1026.

A. Plech, V. Kotaidis, K. Istomin, M. Wulff: Small angle pump-probe studies of photo-excited
nanoparticles, J. Synchr. Rad., 14 (2007) 288.

T. Dekorsy, R. Taubert, F. Hudert, A. Bartels, R. Cerna, and A. Plech: High-speed asynchronous
optical sampling for high-sensitivity detection of coherent phonons, J. Phys. Conf. Ser., 92 (2007)
012005.

2006
P. Sondhauss, J. Larsson, M. Harbst, G. A. Naylor, A. Plech, K. Scheidt, O. Synnergren, M. Wulff, and
J. S. Wark: Picosecond x-ray studies of coherent folded acoustic phonons in a periodic semiconductor
heterostructure, Proc. SPIE 6118, 61180V (2006).

A. Plech, V. Kotaidis, M. Lorenc, J. Boneberg: Femtosecond laser near-field ablation from gold
nanoparticles, Nature Phys. 2 (2006) 44.

M. Wulff, S. Bratos, A. Plech, R. Vuilleumier, F. Mirloup, M. Lorenc, Q. Kong, H. Ihee: Recombination
of photodissociated iodine: A time-resolved x-ray diffraction study, J. Chem. Phys. 124 (2006) 034501.

V. Kotaidis, C. Dahmen, G. von Plessen, F. Springer, A. Plech: Excitation of nanoscale vapor bubbles
at the surface of gold nanoparticles in water, J. Chem. Phys., 124 (2006) 184702.

J. Kimling, M. Maier, V. Kotaidis, B. Okenve, H. Ballot, A. Plech: The Turkevich method for gold
nanoparticles synthesis revisited , J. Phys. Chem. B 110 (2006) 15700.

T.-K. Kim, M. Lorenc, J.-H. Lee, M. Lo Russo, J. Kim, M. Cammarata, Q Kong, S. Noel, A. Plech, M.
Wulff, and H. Ihee: Spatiotemporal reaction kinetics of an ultrafast photoreaction pathway visualized
by time-resolved liquid X-ray diffraction, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 103 (2006) 9410.

A. Plech, V. Kotaidis, M. Lorenc, J. Boneberg: Femtosecond laser near field ablation from gold
nanoparticles, ESRF Newsletter 43 (2006).

A. Aghababyan et al. : XFEL - The European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser -Technical Design Report,
DESY, Hamburg, DESY 06-097 (2006)

2005
A. Plech: Benetzung und Benetzungsphasenübergänge, in: Effekte der Physik, 3. und erweiterte
Auflage, Hrsg. M. von Ardenne, G. Musiol, S. Reball, Harri-Deutsch Verlag, Frankfurt (2005).

A. Plech, V. Kotaidis, M. Lorenc, M. Wulff: Thermal dynamics in laser excited metal nanoparticles,
Chem. Phys. Lett. 401 (2005) 565.

P. Sondhauss, J. Larsson, M. Harbst, G.A. Naylor, A. Plech, K. Scheidt, O. Synnergren, M. Wulff and
J.S. Wark: Picosecond X-ray Diffraction Studies of Folded Acoustic Phonons in a Semiconductor
Heterostructure, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94 (2005) 125509.

J. Davidsson, J. Poulsen, M. Cammarata, P. Georgiou, R. Wouts, G. Katona, F. Jacobson, A. Plech, G.
Nyman, M. Wulff, R. Neutze: Structural determination of a transient isomer of CH2I2 by picosecond Xray
diffraction, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94 (2005) 245503.

A. Plech, V. Kotaidis, M. Wulff, C. Dahmen, G. von Plessen: Light-induced structural phase diagram of
metal nanoparticle sols, J. Phys. Conf. Proc., 21 (2005) 50.

V. Kotaidis and A. Plech: Cavitation dynamics on the nanoscale, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, (2005) 213102.
2004

S. Bratos, J.-C. Leicknam, F. Mirloup, R. Vuilleumier, G. Gallot, M. Wulff, A. Plech. S. Pommeret:
Real-time visualization of atomic motions in dense phases; in: Novel approaches to the structure and
dynamics of Liquids, ed. J. Samios, V. A. Durov (Kluver, 2004) 111.

A. Plech, S. Grésillon, G. von Plessen, K. Scheidt and G. Naylor: Structural kinetics of laser-excited
metal nanoparticles supported on a surface; Chemical Physics 299 (2004) 183.

L. Guérin, E. Collet, M.-H. Lemée-Cailleau, M. Buron-Le Cointe, H. Cailleau, A. Plech, M. Wulff, S.-Y.
Koshihara and T. Luty: Probing photoinduced phase transition in a charge-transfer molecular crystal
by 100 picosecond x-ray diffraction, Chemical Physics 299 (2004) 163.

A. Plech, M. Wulff, S. Bratos, F. Mirloup, R. Vuilleumier, F. Schotte and P. A. Anfinrud: Visualizing
chemical reactions in solution by picosecond x-ray diffraction, Phys. Rev. Lett., 92 (2004) 125505.

P. Sondhauss, M. Harbst, J. Larsson, G.A. Naylor, A. Plech, K. Scheidt, O. Synnergren, J.S. Wark and
M. Wulff: Time Resolved X-ray Diffraction and Non-Thermal Inelastic X-ray Scattering, AIP
Conference Proceedings 705(1) (2004) 1387-1390.

S. Bratos, J.-C. Leicknam, F. Mirloup, R. Vuilleumier, G. Gallot, M. Wulff, A. Plech. S. Pommeret:
Real-time visualization of atomic motions in dense phases; in: Novel approaches to the structure and
dynamics of Liquids, ed. J. Samios, V. A. Durov (Kluver, 2004) 111.

A. Plech, R. Vuilleumier, F. Mirloup, S. Bratos, F. Schotte, P. Anfinrud, and M. Wulff: Global structure
kinetics of photochemical reactions in solution, ESRF Highlights 2003 (2004) 54.

F. Mirloup, S. Bratos, R. Vuilleumier, M. Wulff and A. Plech: Time-dependent x-ray scattering signal of
laser heated liquids: a linear response theory, in: Femtochemistry and Femtobiology: Ultrafast Events
in Molecular Science, ed. M. M. Martin (2004) Elsevier Science Ltd.

M. Wulff, M. Lorenc, A. Plech, H. Ihee, S. Bratos, F. Mirloup and R. Vuilleumier: Time-resolved x-ray
diffraction from small molecules in solution, in: Femtochemistry and Femtobiology: Ultrafast Events in
Molecular Science, ed. M. M. Martin (2004) Elsevier Science Ltd.

A. Plech, V. Kotaidis, S. Grésillon, C. Dahmen and G. von Plessen: Laser-Induced heating and melting
of gold nanoparticles studied by time-resolved x-ray scattering, Phys. Rev. B 70 (2004) 195423.

S. Bratos, F. Mirloup, R. Vuilleumier, M. Wulff and A. Plech: X-ray “filming” of atomic motion in
chemical reactions, Chem. Phys. 304 (2004) 245.

2003
M. Wulff, A. Plech, L. Eybert, R. Randler, F. Schotte and P. Anfinrud: The realization of subnanosecond
pump and probe experiments at the ESRF, Faraday Discussions 122 (2003) 13.

J. M. Cole, P. R. Raithby, M. Wulff, F. Schotte, A. Plech, S. J. Teat, G. Bushnell-Wye: Nanosecond
time-resolved crystallography of photo-induced species: case study and instrument development for
high-resolution excited-state single-crystal structure determination, Faraday Discussions 122 (2003)
119.

G. Busse, T. Tschentscher, A. Plech, M. Wulff, B. Frederichs and S. Techert: First investigations of the
kinetics of the topochemical reaction of p-formyl-trans-cinnamic acid by time-resolved X-ray diffraction,
Faraday Discussions 122 (2003) 105.

G. Landmesser, T.R. Finlayson, R.L. Johnson, M. Aspelmeyer, A. Plech, J. Peisl and U. Klemradt:
Phonon anomalies in displacive phase transitions by surface x-ray scattering; J. de Physique IV Col.
112 (2003) 123.

A. Plech, R. Vuilleumier, F. Mirloup, R. Randler, A. Geis and M. Wulff; Structure determination in
liquid solutions - implications for picosecond photo-excitation studies; J. Phys. C 15 (2003) 137

A. Plech, M. Wulff, S. Kuerbitz, K.-J. Berg, G. Berg, H. Graener, S. Grésillon, M. Kaempfe, J.
Feldmann and G. von Plessen: Time-resolved X-ray diffraction on laser excited metal nanoparticles,
Europhys. Lett. 61 (2003) 762.

J. B. A. Mitchell, J. L. LeGarrec, D. Travers, B. R. Rowe, R. J. Randler,A. Plech, M. Wulff: A new
apparatus for the measurement of X-ray absorption by flame generated particles; Nuclear Instruments
and Methods in Physics Research B 207 (2003) 227.

2002
A. Plech, U. Klemradt, M. Aspelmeyer, M. Huber, J. Peisl: The solid-liquid interface of a 2-
propanol/perfluoromethylcyclohexane mixture: from adsorption to wetting; Phys. Rev. E 65 (2002)
061604.

A. Plech, S. Grésillon, G. von Plessen, S. Kürbitz, K. J. Berg, M. Kaempfe, H. Graener, M. Wulff:
Picosecond pump-and-probe studies of photo-excited Silver nanoparticles; ESRF Highlights 2001
(2002) 49.

A. Plech, T. Salditt: Structure of self-assembled thin films and polyelectrolyte composites studied by
surface sensitive scattering techniques, in: Handbook of Polyelectrolytes and their applications, Vol. 1;
ed. H. S. Nalwa, S. Tripathy, American Scientific Publishers (2002).

A. Plech, S. Grésillon, G. von Plessen, S. Kürbitz, K. J. Berg, M. Kaempfe, H. Graener, M. Wulff:
Picosecond pump-and-probe studies of photo-excited Silver nanoparticles; ESRF Highlights 2001
(2002) 49.

A. Plech, R. Randler, A. Geis, M. Wulff: Diffuse scattering from liquid solutions with white beam
undulator radiation for photoexcitation studies; J. Synchrotron Radiation, 9 (2002) 287.

L. Eybert, M. Wulff, W. Reichenbach, A. Plech, F. Schotte, E. Gagliardini, L. Zhang, O. Hignette, A.
Rommeveaux and A. Freund: The toroidal mirror for single-pulse experiments on ID09B; Proc. SPIE
4782 ( 2002) 246.

2001
A. Plech, U. Klemradt, J. Peisl: Wetting transition and pretransitional thin films in a binary liquid
mixture: alcohol / perfluoromethylcyclohexane mixtures studied by x-ray reflectivity; J. Phys. C. 13
(2001) 5563.

A. Geis, D. Block, M. Bouriau, F. Schotte, S. Techert, A. Plech, M. Wulff, H. P. Trommsdorff, Direct
time-resolved studies of photo-chemical reactions by diffuse scattering; J. of Luminescence, 94 -95
(2001) 493.

S. Techert, F. Schotte, A. Plech, L. Eybert, A. Geis, R. Neutze, M. Wulff, Picosecond structural studies
at the ESRF; in proceedings of the Winter School in Les Houches “Future Applications of Science with
Synchrotron Radiation and Free Electron Lasers in Europe”, ed. Guy Le Lay, Bernard Aufray (EDP
Sciences) 2001

Up to 2000
A. Plech, T. Salditt, C. Münster, J. Peisl: Investigation of structure and growth of self assembled
polyelectrolyte layers by x-ray and neutron scattering under grazing angles; J. Coll. Interf. Sci. 223
(2000) 74.

A. Plech, U. Klemradt, M. Huber, J. Peisl: Wetting transition of a binary liquid mixture at a solid
boundary; Europhys. Lett. 49(5) (2000) 583.

A. Plech: Benetzungsphasenübergänge in binären flüssigen Mischungen, Dissertation (2000)
Hieronymus, Muenchen ISBN 3-89791-103-5.

T. Salditt, A. Vix, Q.-R. An, A. Plech, C. Eschbaumer, C. Weidl, U. Schubert: Structure and growth of
self-assembled thin-film materials probed by X-ray scattering, Abstracts of Papers of the American
Chemical Society 219 (2000) U557.

S. Werner, A. Plech: Compressibility of tugtupite at high pressure; Z. Krist. 210 (1995) 418.

A. Plech, U. Klemradt, H. Metzger, J. Peisl: In-situ x-ray reflectivity study of the oxidation kinetics of
liquid gallium and the liquid alloy Ga0.93Hg0.07; J. Phys. C 10 (1998) 971.

T. Salditt, Q. An, A. Plech, C. Eschbaumer, U.S. Schubert: Monolayer of metallo-supramolecular
complexes; Chem. Comm. (1998) 2731.

T. Salditt, Q. An, A. Plech, J. Peisl, C. Weidl, U. S. Schubert: Self-assembled thin films of organometal
complexes; Thin Solid Films 354 (1999) 208.