Matthias Bode

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Thin film nanoscale elements with a curling magnetic structure (vortex) are a promising candidate for future nonvolatile data storage devices. Their properties are strongly influenced by the spin structure in the vortex core. We have used spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy on nanoscale iron islands to probe for the first time the internal spin(More)
Using cross-sectional scanning tunneling microscopy on in situ fractured SrTiO(3), one of the most commonly used substrates for the growth of complex oxide thin films and superlattices, atomically smooth terraces have been observed on (001) surfaces. Furthermore, it was discovered that fracturing this material at room temperature results in the formation of(More)
We have demonstrated the reversible and local modification of the electronic properties of graphene by hydrogen passivation and subsequent electron-stimulated hydrogen desorption with an scanning tunneling microscope tip. In addition to changing the morphology, we show that the hydrogen passivation is stable at room temperature and modifies the electronic(More)
We report on variable-temperature STM investigations of the spontaneous long-range magnetic order of Mn monolayer nanostructures epitaxially grown on stepped W(110). The measurements reveal that the onset of the antiferromagnetic order is closely related to the Mn nanostructure width along the [001] direction, with a decreasing Néel temperature as we move(More)
We have performed low temperature spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy (SP-STM) of two monolayers Fe on W(110) using tungsten tips coated with different magnetic materials. We observe stripe domains with a magnetic period of 50 +/- 5 nm. Employing Cr as a coating material we recorded SP-STM images with an antiferromagnetic probe tip. The advantage(More)
Chirality is a fascinating phenomenon that can manifest itself in subtle ways, for example in biochemistry (in the observed single-handedness of biomolecules) and in particle physics (in the charge-parity violation of electroweak interactions). In condensed matter, magnetic materials can also display single-handed, or homochiral, spin structures. This may(More)
A hexanucleotide expansion in chromosome 9 open-reading frame 72 (C9ORF72) has been found to be a major cause of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). We describe a 20-year follow-up of a unique case with very slowly progressive FTLD caused by the C9ORF72 repeat expansion. In serial neuropsychological examinations, the patient's cognitive decline was(More)
BACKGROUND Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease caused by loss of dopaminergic nigrostriatal neurons. Several studies have investigated various physical interventions on PD. The effects of a high intensity exercise program with focus on resistance; cardio; equilibrium; and flexibility training have not been evaluated previously. (More)
Scanning tunneling spectroscopy (STS) of thin Fe films on W(110) shows that the electronic structure of domains and domain walls is different. This experimental result is explained on the basis of first-principles calculations. A detailed analysis reveals that the spin-orbit induced mixing between minority d(xy+xz) and minority d(z(2)) spin states depends(More)
The Cochrane analysis confirms some well-known facts: initial therapy with dopamine agonists (DA) delays the incidence of motor complications, but is associated with inferior motor control and a higher frequency of non-motor adverse events (AE) compared with levodopa. Some serious AE are missing, probably due to the design of the included studies. The(More)