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Dimitri Benke, Dipl. Phys.


Material Science


Functional Materials

Working area(s)

Magnetic materials, magnetocaloric effect, magnetic cooling


Flexible energy converters

Title of dissertation

Application of magnetocaloric materials

Topic(s) of the cooperation(s) within the Graduate School

Thermomagnetic Generator


Since 10/2014: Technische Universität Darmstadt | PhD Scholarship at “Graduate School of Excellence for Energy Science and Engineering” (GSC ESE) | Start of Doctorate at the division „Functional materials”

10/2007-03/2014: Technische Universität Dresden | Diploma studies physics| Diploma thesis in the group „Surface functionalization” at Fraunhofer IWS Dresden: „Direct laser interference patterning of metals” | Degree: Diploma

Professional Experience

04/2014-09/2014: Fraunhofer IWS Dresden | Research associate| Group „Surface functionalization“


- Mastering hysteresis in magnetocaloric materials

O Gutfleisch, T Gottschall, M Fries, D Benke, I Radulov, KP Skokov, …

Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 374 (2074), 20150308

- Contradictory role of the magnetic contribution in inverse magnetocaloric Heusler materials

T Gottschall, KP Skokov, D Benke, ME Gruner, O Gutfleisch

Physical Review B 93 (18), 184431

- Dependence between friction of laser interference patterned carbon and the thin film morphology

T Roch, D Benke, S Milles, A Roch, T Kunze, A Lasagni

Diamond and Related Materials 55, 16-21

- High speed surface functionalization using direct laser interference patterning, towards 1 m 2/min fabrication speed with sub-μm resolution

A Lasagni, T Roch, M Bieda, D Benke, E Beyer

Laser-based Micro-and Nanoprocessing VIII 8968, 89680A

- Grain boundary diffusion of different rare earth elements in Nd-Fe-B sintered magnets by experiment and FEM simulation

K Loewe, D Benke, C Kübel, T Lienig, KP Skokov, O Gutfleisch

Acta Materialia 124, 421-429

- Bringing the direct laser interference patterning method to industry: A one tool-complete solution for surface functionalization

A Lasagni, D Benke, T Kunze, M Bieda, S Eckhardt, T Roch, …

Journal of Laser Micro Nanoengineering 10 (3), 340

- A Matter of Size and Stress: Understanding the First‐Order Transition in Materials for Solid‐State Refrigeration

T Gottschall, D Benke, M Fries, A Taubel, IA Radulov, KP Skokov, …

Advanced Functional Materials 27 (32)

- A green magnetic cooling device built using upcycled NdFeB magnets

D Benke, J Wortmann, M Pabst, T Gottschall, I Radulov, K Skokov, …

UK Magnetics Society News

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