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Anton Zubayer

PhD student

Investigating polarised neutron relfectometry. Depositing multilayers using sophisticated DC-magnetron
sputtering systems. Analysing them using XRD, XRR, XPS, EDX, SEM, TEM,
MOKE, SQUID and ultimately Neutron Reflectivity and Diffraction.


My position involves synthesis and development of multilayer-based optics for neutron polarization at neutron sources such as e.g. the European Spallation Source (ESS).

Synthesis is performed by ion-assisted magnetron sputter deposition with a particular emphasis at the formation of the multilayer interfaces.

Process development, plasma analysis, analysis of magnetic properties, and structural and chemical characterization of the multilayers by techniques such as X-ray reflectivity, transmission electron microscopy, and photoelectron spectroscopy are important components of the project.

In addition, neutron reflectivity measurements at the Institute Laue Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, France, or other neutron facilities, will be performed. Modelling and simulation of X-ray and neutron reflectivity is included in the work tasks to reach an increased understanding of the multilayer morphology.

I am very open for any type of collaborations and always open to learn!



Anton Zubayer, Naureen Ghafoor, Kristbjoerg Anna Thorarinsdottir, Sjoerd Stendahl, Artur Glavic, Jochen Stahn, Gyula Nagy, Grzegorz Greczynski, Matthias Schwartzkopf, Arnaud Le Febvrier, Per Eklund, Jens Birch, Fridrik Magnus, Fredrik Eriksson (2024) Reflective, polarizing, and magnetically soft amorphous neutron optics with 11B-enriched B4C Science Advances, Vol. 10, Article eadl0402 Continue to DOI
Elisabetta Nocerino, Ola Kenji Forslund, Hiroya Sakurai, Nami Matsubara, Anton Zubayer, Federico Mazza, Stephen Cottrell, Akihiro Koda, Isao Watanabe, Akinori Hoshikawa, Takashi Saito, Jun Sugiyama, Yasmine Sassa, Martin Mansson (2024) Na-ion dynamics in the solid solution NaxCa1−xCr2O4 studied by muon spin rotation and neutron diffraction Sustainable Energy & Fuels, Vol. 8 Continue to DOI


Anton Zubayer (2023) Enhanced Polarizing Neutron Optics with 11B4C Incorporation: SLD Tunability, Interface Refinement, and Elimination of Magnetic Coercivity
Elisabetta Nocerino, Ola Kenji Forslund, Hiroya Sakurai, Akinori Hoshikawa, Nami Matsubara, Daniel Andreica, Anton Zubayer, Federico Mazza, Takashi Saito, Jun Sugiyama, Izumi Umegaki, Yasmine Sassa, Martin Mansson (2023) Unusually large magnetic moment and tricritical behavior of the CMR compound NaCr2O4 revealed with high resolution neutron diffraction and µ+ SR Journal of Physics: Materials, Vol. 6, Article 035009 Continue to DOI
Gulzada Beket, Anton Zubayer, Qilun Zhang, Jochen Stahn, Fredrik Eriksson, Mats Fahlman, Thomas Osterberg, Jonas Bergqvist, Feng Gao (2023) Overcoming the voltage losses caused by the acceptor-based interlayer in laminated indoor OPVs SMARTMAT Continue to DOI