About us

Thomas Braun (Owner)

  • Studies of physics and computer science in Heidelberg, Helsinki and Berlin
  • Student trainee in the R&D department of SPECS GmbH in Berlin
  • Diploma thesis at the Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft in Berlin in the group of Prof. Karsten Horn with the subject "Development and Characterization of an electron lens for imaging photoelectron spectroscopy"
  • 2009 Graduation as Diplom Physiker from the Freie Universität Berlin
  • Doctoral Researcher in the group nanotech@surfaces of Prof. Roman Fasel at EMPA in Zürich (resigned to build company)
  • 2011 Formation of the company "byte physics"

Matthias Kastner (Software engineer)

  • Studies of physics and chemistry in Dresden and Wuerzburg
  • Master thesis at the Institute of Physical Chemistry with the subject "Synthesis of semiconducting Carbon nanotubes by chemical vapor deposition and spectroscopic characterisation"
  • 2014 Graduation as Master of Science from the University of Wuerzburg
  • Since 2014 Doctoral Researcher in the group of Prof. T. Hertel
  • Since 2015 at "byte physics"

Dr. Michael Huth (Software engineer)

  • Studies of physics at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, specialization surface science
  • Diploma thesis in the group of Prof. Widdra with the subject "Photoelectron spectroscopy on transition metal oxide films: Spectrometer development and experiments at synchrotron radiation facilities"
  • 2005 Graduation as Diplom Physiker from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
  • PhD thesis at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg in the group of Prof. Widdra with the subject "Structure determination of ultrathin films of transition metal oxides"
  • 2010 Graduation as Dr. rer. nat. from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
  • PostDoc at the Max-Planck-Institute of Microstructure Physics in the group of Prof. Kirschner on the research topic "Laser induced photoemission and double photoemission at surfaces by high-harmonic generation"
  • Since 2017 at "byte physics"

Scientific Publications

  • Jinming Cai et al., (2010), "Atomically precise bottom-up fabrication of graphene nanoribbons", Nature 466, 470-473, [LINK]
  • Matthias Kastner et al., (2015), "A comparison of Raman and photoluminescence spectra for the assessment of single-wall carbon nanotube sample quality", Chemical Physics Letters 635, 245-249, [LINK]
  • Michael Huth et al., (2018), "Extended energy range analysis for angle-resolved time-of-flight photoelectron spectroscopy", Journal of Applied Physics 2018 124:16, [LINK]

Project Publications

  • Thomas Braun et al., "Live Access to MATRIX Data from IGOR Pro", Seite 14, Pico Vol. 16 No. 1/2012 Omicron NanoTechnology, [LINK]