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Dr. Daniel Niesner, Akad. Rat

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Staudtstr. 7, A3
91058 Erlangen

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Research interests

Ultrafast electron dynamics in:

singlet fission
topological insulators and Rashba systems
organic-inorganic perovskite compounds
graphene on noble metal surfaces and on SiC


time-resolved two-photon photoemission, angle-resolved photoemission, optical spectroscopies

Short CV

2017 Postoctoral stay of six months at Brookhaven National Labs (Dr. Matthew Sfeir) and Columbia University
since 2015 Postdoc in the group of Prof. Thomas Fauster, Chair of Solid State Physics
2013 - 2015 Postdoc in the group of Prof. Xiaoyang Zhu, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
2008 - 2013 Grad student in the group of Prof. Thomas Fauster, Chair of Solid State Physics
2003 - 2008 Diplom student, University Erlangen-Nuremberg. Diploma thesis at Technical Physics (Prof. Lothar Ley), supervisor: Prof. Martin Hundhausen.

Current projects

Spin currents and slow electron cooling in a crystalline solid with local disorder

Stipends and awards

DFG research stipend, 08/2014 - 03/2015
Georg Simon Ohm dissertation award 2013 of the Department of Physics, University Erlangen-Nuremberg

List of publications

D. Niesner, M. Hauck, S. Shrestha, I. Levchuk, G. J. Matt, A. Osvet, M. Batentschuk, C. J. Brabec, H. B. Weber, and T. Fauster "Structural fluctuations cause spin-split states in tetragonal (CH3NH3)PbI3 as evidenced by the circular photogalvanic effect", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 115, 9509 (2018). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1805422115

S. Shrestha, G. J. Matt, A. Osvet, D. Niesner, R. Hock, and C. J. Brabec "Assessing Temperature Dependence of Drift Mobility in Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite Single Crystals", J. Phys. Chem. C 122, 5935 (2018). DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b00341

D. Niesner, O. Schuster, M. Wilhelm, I. Levchuk, A. Osvet, S. Shrestha, M. Batentschuk, C. J. Brabec, and T. Fauster "Temperature-dependent optical spectra of single-crystal (CH3NH3)PbBr3 cleaved in ultrahigh vacuum", Phys. Rev. B 95, 075207 (2017). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.95.075207

D. Niesner, H. Zhu, K. Miyata, P. P. Joshi, T. J. S. Evans, B. J. Kudisch, M. T. Trinh, M. Marks, X.-Y. Zhu "Persistent Energetic Electrons in Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite Thin Films", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 15717 (2016). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b08880

H. Zhu, K. Miyata, Y. Fu, J. Wang, P. P. Joshi, D. Niesner, K. W. Williams, S. Jin, and X.-Y. Zhu "Screening in crystalline liquids protects energetic carriers in hybrid perovskites", Science 353, 1409 (2016). DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf9570

D. Niesner, M. Wilhelm, I. Levchuk, A. Osvet, S. Shrestha, M. Batentschuk, C. J. Brabec, and T. Fauster "Giant Rashba Splitting in CH3NH3PbBr3 Organic-Inorganic Perovskite", Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 126401 (2016). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.126401

D. Gugel, D. Niesner, C. Eickhoff, S. Wagner, M. Weinelt, and T. Fauster "Two-photon photoemission from image-potential states of epitaxial graphene", 2D Mater. 2, 045001 (2015). DOI: 10.1088/2053-1583/2/4/045001

M. T. Trinh, X. Wu, D. Niesner, and X.-Y. Zhu "Many-body interactions in photo-excited lead halide perovskite", J. Mater. Chem. A 3, 9285 (2015). DOI: 10.1039/C5TA01093D

X. Wu, M. T. Trinh, D. Niesner, H. Zhu, Z. Norman, J. S. Owen, O. Yaffe, B. J. Kudisch, and X.-Y. Zhu "Trap states in lead iodide perovskites", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137, 2089 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/ja512833n

D. Niesner and T. Fauster "Image-potential states and work function of graphene", J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 26, 393001 (2014). DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/26/39/393001

D. Niesner, S. Otto, V. Hermann, T. Fauster, T. V. Menshchikova, S. V. Eremeev, Z. S. Aliev, I. R. Amiraslanov, M. B. Babanly, P. M. Echenique, and E. V. Chulkov "Bulk and surface electron dynamics in a p-type topological insulator SnSb2Te4", Phys. Rev. B 89, 081404 (2014). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.89.081404

P. L. de Andres, P. M. Echenique, D. Niesner, T. Fauster, and A. Rivacoba "One-dimensional potential for image-potential states on graphene", New J. Phys. 16, 023012 (2014). DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/16/2/023012

D. Niesner, S. Otto, Th. Fauster, E. V. Chulkov, S. V. Eremeev, O. E. Tereshchenkoc, K. A. Kokh "Electron dynamics of unoccupied states in topological insulators", J. Electron. Spectrosc. Relat. Phenom. 195, 258 (2014). DOI: 10.1016/j.elspec.2014.03.013

D. Nobis, M. Potenz, D. Niesner, and T. Fauster "Image-potential states of graphene on noble-metal surfaces", Phys. Rev. B 88, 195435 (2013). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.88.195435

D. Niesner "Two-photon photoemission studies of graphene and topological insulators", PhD thesis. URN: nbn:de:bvb:29-opus-48243

D. Niesner, T. Fauster, S. V. Eremeev, T. V. Menshchikova, Yu. M. Koroteev, A. P. Protogenov, E. V. Chulkov, O. E. Tereshchenko, K. A. Kokh, O. Alekperov, A. Nadjafov, and N. Mamedov "Unoccupied topological states on bismuth chalcogenides", Phys. Rev. B 86, 205403 (2012). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.86.205403

D. Niesner, T. Fauster, J. I. Dadap, N. Zaki, K. R. Knox, P.-C. Yeh, R. Bhandari, R. M. Osgood, M. Petrovic, and M. Kralj "Trapping surface electrons on graphene layers and islands", Phys. Rev. B 85, 081402(R) (2012). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.85.081402