Prof Frank Klose

Senior Researcher and Instrument Scientist
Phone - +61 2 9717  3592
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Role at ANSTO


Frank Klose is a senior researcher and instrument scientist (PLATYPUS) at the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS). His science group is working on novel spintronic, multiferroic and magnetic thin film materials. Frank is a visiting professor at City University Hong Kong.
From 2009 to 2014, Frank was leading the neutron beam instruments and major capital projects group at ACNS. This group of ~40 scientists, engineers, technicians and administrative staff delivered seven additional neutron instruments and several other major instrumentation projects with a budget of $60 M.

Before joining ANSTO in 2007, Frank spent most of his career as senior scientist in major US research facilities (Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories).


Qualifications & Achievements

  • Published more than 100 refereed research articles in international journals
        & various book chapters/review articles about polarized neutrons, magnetic        scattering and spallation neutron sources.
  • Presented more than 50 invited lectures at international conferences.
  • Organized several international workshops/conferences/schools in the
        areas of polarized & high-field neutron scattering.
  • Ph.D. in Physics, University of Goettingen, Germany (1993).



Students/Postdoctoral Scientists/Visitors

 Grace Causer          PhD Student

Oliver Paull
Honours Student


 Dr Xinzhi Liu             Visiting Scientist (AONSA Fellow, Chinese Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing,
 Prof Ko-Wei Lin        Visiting Scientist (National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, 2015/2016)

Sara Callori

Postdoctoral Scientist (2013-2015)
(now Assistant Professor at California State University, San Bernardino) 
Joel Bertinshaw   The role of epitaxy, chemistry and magnetic fields in multiferroic systems - Investigations with neutron scattering (PhD thesis – Oct 2014)
David Cortie Interface effects in magnetic metal/metal-oxide thin film systems (PhD thesis - Apr 2013)
(now at University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
Thomas Saerbeck  
Magnetic exchange phenomena in reduced dimensions studied by neutron scattering (PhD thesis – Feb 2012)
(now at Institute Laue Langevin, Grenoble; before at Ivan Schuller’s group at University of California, San Diego)
´╗┐Sebastian Brueck´╗┐Postdoctoral scientist (2011 – 2012)
Nicolas Loh      
 Magnetic exchange interactions in compressed CrO2 and Co/CuMn multilayers studied with polarised x-rays and neutrons (PhD thesis – Dec 2010)
(now at Axiflux, Melbourne)



Selected publications

J. Fenske, D. Lott, E.V. Tartakovskaya, H. Lee, P.R. LeClair, G.J. Mankey, W. Schmidt, K. Schmalzl, F. Klose and A. Schreyer, Magnetic order and phase transitions in Fe50Pt50–xRhx, Journal of Applied Crystallography, 48 (2015) 1142.

S. J. Callori, S. Hu, J. Bertinshaw, Z. J. Yue, S. Danilkin, X. L. Wang, V. Nagarajan, F. Klose, J. Seidel, and C. Ulrich Strain-induced magnetic phase transition in SrCoO3−δ thin films PHYSICAL REVIEW B_Rapid Communication 91, 140405(R) (2015)

Bertinshaw, J; Brück, S; Lott, D; Fritzsche, H; Khaydukov, Y; Soltwedel, O; Keller, T; Goering, E; Audehm, P; Cortie, DL; Hutchison, WD; Ramasse, QM; Arredondo, M; Maran, R; Nagarajan, V; Klose, F and Ulrich, C, Element-specific depth profile of magnetism and stoichiometry at the La0.67Sr0.33MnO3/BiFeO3 interface, Phys. Rev. B 90(4), Art. No. 041113 (2014).


Cortie, DL; Biternas, AG; Chantrell, RW; Wang, XL and Klose, F, Microscopic model for exchange bias from grain-boundary disorder in a ferromagnet/antiferromagnet thin film with a nanocrystalline microstructure, Appl. Phys. Lett. 105(3), Art. No. 032402 (2014).


Callori, SJ; Bertinshaw, J; Cortie, DL; Cai, JW; Le Brun, AP; Zhu, T and Klose, F, 90° magnetic coupling in a NiFe/FeMn/biased NiFe multilayer spin valve component investigated by polarized neutron reflectometry, J. Appl. Phys. 116(3), Art. No. 033909 (2014).


J. Bertinshaw, D. L. Cortie, Z. X. Cheng, M. Avdeev, A. J. Studer, F. Klose, C. Ulrich, and X. L. Wang, Spin-cycloid instability as the origin of weak ferromagnetism
in the disordered perovskite Bi0.8La0.2Fe0.5Mn0.5O3, Physical Review B 89 (2014) 144422


D. L. Cortie, J. D. Brown, S. Brueck, T. Saerbeck, J. P. Evans, H. Fritzsche, X. L. Wang, J. E. Downes, and F. Klose, Intrinsic Reduction of the Ordered 4f Magnetic Moments in Semiconducting Rare-Earth Nitride thin Films: DyN, ErN and HoN, Physical Review B 89 (2014) 064424


D. L. Cortie, Y.-W. Ting, P.-S. Chen, X. Tan, K.-W. Lin, and F. Klose, The Enhancement of the magnetic interfacial exchange energy at a specific interface in NiFe/CoO/Co trilayer thin films via ion-beam modification, Journal of Applied Physics 115 (2014) 073901


T. Saerbeck, H. Zhu, D. Lott, H. Lee, P.R. LeClair, G. J. Mankey, A.P.J. Stampfl, and F. Klose, Tailoring Exchange Bias Through Chemical Order in Epitaxial Films, Journal of Applied Physics 114, 013901 (2013)

D.L. Cortie, A. Stampfl, F. Klose, Z.X. Cheng, X.L. Wang, H. Zhao, and H. Kimura, A neutron diffraction study of the magnetic structure of epitaxial BiMn0.5Fe05O3 thin films grown on SrTiO3(001), Applied Physics Letters 101, 172404 (2012)


D. L. Cortie, K-W. Lin, C. Shueh, X. L. Wang, M. James, H. Fritzsche, S. Brueck, and F. Klose, Exchange bias in a nanocrystalline hematite/permalloy thin film investigated with polarised neutron reflectometry, Physical Review B 86, 054408 (2012)


T. Saerbeck, N. Loh, D. Lott, B. P. Toperverg, A. M. Mulders, M. Ali, B. J. Hickey, A. P. J. Stampfl, F. Klose, and R. L. Stamps, Specular and off-specular polarized neutron reflectometry of canted magnetic domains in loose spin coupled CuMn/Co multilayers, Phys. Rev. B: Condens. Matter Mater. Phys. 85(1), Art. No. 014411 (2012)


T. Saerbeck, N. Loh, D. Lott, B. P. Toperverg, A. M. Mulders, A. Fraile Rodr guez, J. W. Freeland, M. Ali, B. J. Hickey, A. P. J. Stampfl, F. Klose, and R. L. Stamps Spatial Fluctuations of Loose Spin Coupling in CuMn/Co Multilayers Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 127201 (2011)


T. Saerbeck, F. Klose, D. Lott, G. J. Mankey, Z. Lu, P. R. LeClair, W. Schmidt, A. P. J. Stampfl, S. Danilkin, M. Yethiraj, and A. Schreyer, Artificially modulated chemical order in thin films: A different approach to create ferro/antiferromagnetic interfaces, Phys. Rev. B, 82(13), Art. No. 134409 (2010).