Dr. Diana Vaclavkova

Diana Vaclavkova


Paul Scherrer Institut
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI


Diana Vaclavkova is a PostDoc member of the Microscopy and Magnetism (MM) group working under supervision of Dr. Jan Dreiser at the Swiss Light Source (SLS) of the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI). Diana obtained her Bachelor and Maters degrees in Nanotechnology from the University Palacky Olomouc. For her Masters thesis, her focus was on theoretical calculations of the magnetic properties of transition metal dimers adsorbed on graphene. During that time, as part of Erasmus Program, she visited Dr. Marek Potemski's group at National High Magnetic Field laboratory (LNCMI-CNRS). There she worked on uncovering the properties of transition metal dichalcogenides by means of photoluminescence/reflectance spectroscopy at low temperatures and high magnetic fields.  After a fruitful collaboration, Diana joined the LNCMI-CNRS group for her doctoral research, specializing in solid states physics and optical spectroscopy. Her work focused on the magnetic properties of the novel group of transition metal phosphorus trichalcogenides probed by optical spectroscopy techniques such as Raman scattering, far-infrared transmission and electron paramagnetic resonance.

Scientific Research

Diana Vaclavkova's scientific research focuses on two-dimensional magnetic heterostructures of layered materials, and molecular-inorganic heterostructures. Her passion is in exploring the abundant physio-chemical properties of these materials, in search of suitable solutions for quantum information processing and ultra-high density data storage devices. Diana has a particular interest in the magnetic-electronic states of the new structures, which she explores through the techniques of X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD), and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM).

Selected Publications

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