Christian Dietz

Christian Dietz, Dr. rer. nat.

+49 6151 16-21923
+49 6151 16-21921

Alarich-Weiss-Straße 16
64287 Darmstadt

Office: L2|07 207

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CV and list of publications

Research fields

  • Nanomechanics and -dynamics of human cells by force spectroscopy
  • Nanoscale characterization of functional materials with advanced force microscopy methods
  • Development of dynamic force microscopy methods for high-resolution imaging
  • Quantification of mechanical properties of polymeric materials and biomaterials on the nanoscale
  • Interfacial interactions on the nanoscale
  • Micro- and nanoparticle manipulation: determination of the interaction forces and dynamic behavior in the liquid environment
  • Subsurface detection of magnetic nanoparticles in polymeric samples and biomaterial with the magnetic force microscope
  • Visualization of polar nanoregions to study their effects on the macroscopic properties of relaxor ferroelectrics
  • High-speed piezoresponse force microscopy for the observation of relaxation processes


  Compendium – a complete listing of all publications is to be found in the CV: CV and list of publications
5 Dietz, Christian :
Sensing in-plane nanomechanical surface and sub-surface properties of polymers: local shear stress as function of the indentation depth.
In: Nanoscale, 10 (1) S. 460-468. ISSN 2040-3364
[Artikel] , (2018)
4 Liu, Na ; Dittmer, Robert ; Stark, Robert W. ; Dietz, Christian :
Visualization of polar nanoregions in lead-free relaxors via piezoresponse force microscopy in torsional dual AC resonance tracking mode.
In: Nanoscale (25) S. 10835. ISSN 2040-3364
[article] , (2015)
3 Voss, Agnieszka ; Dietz, Christian ; Stocker, Annika ; Stark, Robert W. :
Quantitative measurement of the mechanical properties of human antibodies with sub-10-nm resolution in a liquid environment.
In: Nano Research, 8 (6) S. 1987-1996. ISSN 1998-0124 [article] , (2015)
2 Dietz, Christian ; Schulze, Marcus ; Voss, Agnieszka ; Riesch, Christian ; Stark, Robert W. :
Bimodal frequency-modulated atomic force microscopy with small cantilevers.
In: Nanoscale, 7 (5) S. 1849-1856. ISSN 2040-3364
[article] , (2015)
1 Voss, Agnieszka ; Stark, Robert W. ; Dietz, Christian:
Surface versus Volume Properties on the Nanoscale: Elastomeric Polypropylene.
In: Macromolecules, 47 (15) S. 5236-5245. ISSN 0024-9297
[article] , (2014)


Young Investigator Award, International Scanning Probe Microscopy Conference 2016, Grindelwald, Switzerland

Conference talks

  Compendium – a complete listing of all conference contributions is to be found in the CV: CV and list of publications
5 Nanoskalige Charakterisierung weicher Materie und funktionaler Materialien mittels höherer Schwingungsmoden des Rasterkraftmikroskops.
AFM Workshop Featuring Video-Rate AFM (Invited).
Institute of Physics, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Dez. 2017, Chemnitz, Germany
4 Sensing in-plane nanomechanical surface and sub-surface properties of polymers: local shear stress as function of the indentation depth.
VII Multifrequency AFM Conference (Expert).
Hotel Eurostars Madrid Tower, Apr. 2018, Madrid, Spain
3 Visualization of polar nanoregions in bismuth-alkali-based relaxor ferroelectrics revealed by high-resolution PFM and quantification of the relaxation behavior via high-speed PFM
International Scanning Probe Microscopy Conference.
Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald, Jun. 2016, Grindelwald, Switzerland
2 Surface and Volume Properties of Elastomeric Polypropylene Studied with Enhanced Atomic Force Microscopy Methods.
V Multifrequency AFM Conference (Expert).
Holiday Inn Hotel Bernabéu, Madrid, Jun 2014, Spain
1 Nanomechanical Coupling Enables Detection and Imaging of 5 nm Superparamagnetic Particles in Liquid
IV International Meeting on AFM in Life Sciences and Medicine.
Institut Curie, Aug. 2011, Paris, France


  • Scanning probe microscopy in materials science (materials science department)
  • Solid state physics (materials science department)

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