Research Interests

  • Multidimensional electron microscopy
  • Structure & chemistry in solid-state nanostructures & 2D materials
  • Electrical characterization
  • High-contrast low-dose imaging of soft and biological matter
  • Development and application of new imaging techniques
  • Simulation of electron scattering, Density functional theory, Artificial Intelligence

Short CV

  • Study of Physics (Diplom), Bremen University (Germany)
  • 2011 Dr. rer. nat., Bremen University (Germany)
  • TEM of InGaNAs nanostructures using ab-initio structure factors for strain-relaxed supercells
  • 2011-2016 Postdoc, Bremen University (Germany)
  • 2016-2018 Postdoc, EMAT University of Antwerp (Belgium)
  • Since 2018 Group leader group moreSTEM, Ernst-Ruska Centre at Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • 2019-2021 (Junior) Professor, Institute of Physics at RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
  • Since 2021 Professor, LMU Munich

Key publications

  • Knut Müller[-Caspary], F. Krause, A. Béché, M. Schowalter, V. Galioit, S. Löffler, J. Verbeeck, J. Zweck, P. Schattschneider, A. Rosenauer. “Atomic electric fields revealed by a quantum mechanical approach to electron picodiffraction”. In: Nature Communications 5 (Dec. 2014), 5653:1–8.doi: 10.1038/ncomms6653.
  • Knut Müller-Caspary, T. Grieb, J. Müßener, N. Gauquelin, P. Hille, J. Schörmann, J. Verbeeck, S. Van Aert, M. Eickhoff, A. Rosenauer. “Electrical Polarization in AlN/GaN Nanodisks Measured by Momentum-Resolved 4D STEM”. In: Physical Review Letters 122 (Mar. 2019), p. 106102. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.106102.
  • F. Winkler, J. Barthel, R. E. Dunin-Borkowski, Knut Müller-Caspary. “Direct measurement of electrostatic potentials at the atomic scale: A conceptual comparison between electron holography and scanning transmission electron microscopy”. In: Ultramicroscopy 210 (2020), p. 112926. doi: 10.1016/j.ultramic.2019.112926.
  • Knut Müller-Caspary, M. Duchamp, M. Rösner, V. Migunov, F. Winkler, H. Yang, M. Huth, R. Ritz, M. Simson, S. Ihle, H. Soltau, T. Wehling, R. E. Dunin-Borkowski, S. Van Aert, A.
    Rosenauer. “Atomic-scale quantification of charge densities in 2D materials”. In: Physical Review B 98 (2018), p. 121408. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.98.121408.
  • Hannah C. Nerl, A. Pokle, L. Jones, K. Müller-Caspary, K. van den Bos, C. Downing, E. McCarthy, N. Gauquelin, Q. M. Ramasse, I. Lobato, D. Daly, J. C. Idrobo, S. Van Aert, G. Van Tendeloo, S. Sanvito, J. N. Coleman, C. Cucinotta, V. Nicolosi. “Self-Assembly of Atomically Thin Chiral Copper Heterostructures Templated by Black Phosphorus”. In: Advanced Functional Materials 29.0 (2019), p. 1903120. doi: 10.1002/adfm.201903120.