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A list of all group publications as a PDF can be obtained by emailing Dr. Fohtung.  Access to PDF versions of the manuscripts is obtained by clicking on the DOI links. If your domain does not provide you access, please email Dr. Fohtung for reprints.


Xiaowen Shi, Nimish Prashant Nazirkar, Ravi Kashikar, Dmitry Karpov, Shola Folarin, Zachary Barringer, Skye Williams, Boris Kiefer, Ross Harder, Wonsuk Cha, Edwin Fohtung, “Enhanced piezoelectric response at nanoscale vortex structures in ferroelectrics”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2024

Andrey Mikhaylov, Jorge Luis Beltran Diaz, Margarita Zakharova, Vitor Vinieska, Daniel Münch, Edwin Fohtung, Sergio Henrique Pezzin, Danays Kunka, “Micro-reinforced polymer composite materials studied by correlative X-ray imaging”, Nano Trends, 6, 100035 (2024)

Fohtung, “Programmable and tunable cylindrical deflector analyzers”, US Patent App. PCT/US2022/014661 (2024)

Nimish P. Nazirkar, Xiaowen Shi, Jian Shi, Moussa N’Gom, Edwin Fohtung, “Coherent diffractive imaging with twisted X-rays: Principles, applications, and outlook”, Applied Physics Reviews, 11, 2 (2024)

Tianhong Wang, Viet Tran, Pascal Bassène, Edwin Fohtung, Trevor Rhone, Moussa N’Gom, “Adaptive methods for generating complex light array”, Journal of the Optical Society of America, A, 41, 104–110 (2024)

Nimish P. Nazirkar, S. Srinivasan, R. Harder, Edwin Fohtung, “Quenched Control of Topological Defects in Multiferroics”, AIP Advances, 14, 015155 (2024)


Viet Tran, Tianhong Wang, Nimish P. Nazirkar, Pascal Bassène, Edwin Fohtung, Moussa N’Gom, “On the exploration of structured light transmission through a multimode fiber in a reference-less system”, APL Photonics, 8, 12 (2023), AIP Publishing,

E. Fohtung, “Polarimetric coherent diffractive imaging”, US Patent App. US20230258560A1 (2023),


Edwin Fohtung,  HIGH-VOLTAGE POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM (U.S. Patent Application No. US 20220393599A1). U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Link

Edwin Fohtung, Diffractive imaging magneto-optical system (U.S. Patent Application No. US20220373452A1). U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Link

Elijah Schold, Zachary Barringer, Xiaowen Shi, Skye Williams, Nimish Prashant Nazirkar, Yiping Wang, Yang Hu, Jian Shi, Edwin Fohtung. Three-dimensional morphology and elastic strain revealed in individual photoferroelectric SbSI nanowire. MRS Bulletin (2022);

Saloni Pendse, Yang Hu, Ru Jia, Zhizhong Chen, Lifu Zhang, Skye Willians, Jie Jiang, Edwin Fohtung, Jian Shi, “Growth of van der Waals Halide Perovskites within the Interlayer Spacings of Mica”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 126, 47, 20074–20081 (2022)

Xiaowen Shi, Nimish Prashant Nazirkar, Zachary Barringer, Skye Williams, Ross Harder, Edwin Fohtung, “Topological defects and ferroelastic twins in ferroelectric nanocrystals: What coherent X‑rays can reveal about them”, MRS Advances, (2022)

Jiang J, Zhang L, Ming C, Zhou H, Bose P, Guo Y, Hu Y, Wang B, Chen Z, Jia R, Pendse S, Xiang Y, Xia Y, Lu Z, Wen X, Cai Y, Sun C, Wang G-C, Lu T-M, Gall D, Sun Y-Y, Koratkar N, Fohtung E, Shi Y, Shi J. “Giant Pyroelectricity in Nanomembranes”. Nature, 2022, 607, 480-485.

Xiaowen Shi, Jian Shi, and Edwin Fohtung. ” Applicability of coherent X-ray diffractive imaging to ferroelectric, ferromagnetic and phase change materials.” Journal of Applied Physics: AIP., J. Appl. phys. 131, 040901 (2022)


Zach Barringer, J. Jiang, X. Shi, E. Schold, A. Pateras, S. Cipiccia, J. Shi, E., Edwin Fohtung. “Imaging of Defects in vanadium(iii) oxide nanocrystal using Bragg coherent diffractive imaging”. Royal Society of Chemistry, CrystEngComm. July 13th 2021. Link

Edwin Fohtung; “Magnetostrsiction Fundamentals.” Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering. 24th February 2021. Link


Malm, E.; Fohtung, E.; Mikkelsen, A.; “Multi-wavelength Phase Retrieval for Coherent Diffractive Imaging” Optics Letters 46, 13-16. December 2020. Link

Shi, X.; Harder, R.; Liu, Z.; Shpyrko, O.; Fullerton, E.; Kiefer, B.; Fohtung, E.“Nanoscale Mapping of Heterogeneous Strain and Defects in Individual Magnetic Nanocrystals.” Crystals 2020, 10, 658. July 2020. Link

Zhen Liu, Elijah Schold, Dmitry Karpov, Ross Harder, Turab Lookman, Edwin Fohtung. “Needle‐Like Ferroelastic Domains in Individual Ferroelectric Nanoparticles.” Advanced Electronic Materials. March 2020. Link


Anastasios Pateras, Ross Harder, Sohini Manna, Boris Kiefer, Richard sandberg, Stuart Trugman, Jong Woo kim, jose de la Venta, Eric E Fullerton, Oleg G. Shpyrko and Edwin Fohtung*. “Room temperature giant magnetostriction in single-crystal nickel nanowires .” Nature, NPG Asia Materials: NPG Asia Materials 11, Article number: 59 (2019).  Link

D. Karpov, Z. Liu, A. Kumar, B. Kiefer, R. Harder, T. Lookman, and E. Fohtung*. “Nanoscale Topological Defects and Improper Ferroelectric Domains in Multiferroic Barium Hexaferrite Nanocrystals: Physical Reviews B. Phys Rev. B 100,054432, (2019).   Link

Monograph: Edwin Fohtung*, Dmitry Karpov, & Tilo Baumbach. Bragg Coherent Diffraction Imaging Techniques at 3rd and 4th Generation Light Sources: By Means of Data Science and Optimal Learning. [ Chapter in Springer Series in Materials Science]· September 2018 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-99465-9_8. In book: Materials Discovery and Design, pp.203-215.  Link

Binod Paudel, Igor Vasiliev, Mahmoud Hammouri, Dmitry Karpov, Aiping Chen and Edwin Fohtung*. “Strain vs. charge mediated magnetoelectric coupling across the magnetic oxide/ferroelectric interfaces.” Royal Society of Chemistry: RSC Advances 9 (29), 13033-13041, 2019.  Link

Dmitry Karpov and Fohtung*. “Bragg coherent diffractive imaging of strain at the nanoscale.” Journal of Applied J. Appl. Phys. 125, 121101 (2019); doi: 10.1063/1.5054294.  Link

Mbatang, D. Xue, E. Enriquez, R. Yuan, H. Han, P. Dowden, Q. Wang, E. Fohtung, Dezhen Xue, T. Lookman, S. J. Pennycook and A. Chen*“Enhanced magnetism in lightly doped manganite heterostructures: strain or stoichiometry?”. Nanoscale, 2019,11, 7364-7370;  Link


Tomy Do Santos Rolo, Stefan Reich, D. Karpov, Sergey Gasilov, Danays Kunka, Edwin Fohtung, Tilo Baumbach & Anton Plech*: “AShack-Hartmann sensor for single-shot multi-contrast imaging with hard X-rays.Journal of Applied Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(5), 737; (2018)

Harry M Quiney*, Garth Williams, & Edwin Fohtung. “Editorial for the special issue on coherent diffractive imaging”. Journal of Optics, 20, 010201; (2018).


Harry M Quiney*, Garth Williams, & Edwin Fohtung. “Editorial for the special issue on coherent diffractive imaging”. Journal of Optics, 20, 010201; (2018).

Zhen Liu, Bin Yang, Wenwu Cao, Edwin Fohtung, and Lookman Turab*“Enhanced energy storage with polar vortices in ferroelectric nanocomposites“. Rev. Applied 8, 034014 (2017).

Nakotte*, C. Silkwood, K. L. Page, H.W. Wang, D. Olds, B. Kiefer, D. Karpov, E. Fohtung, Sohini Manna& E. Fullerton “Pair Distribution Function Analysis applied to Decahedral Gold Nanoparticles” Physica Scripta, Volume 92Number 11(2017).

Karpov, Z. Liu, T. dos Santos Rolo, R. Harder, P. V. Balachandran, D. Xue, T. Lookman, E. Fohtung*, “Three-dimensional imaging of vortex structure in a ferroelectric nanoparticle driven by an electric field”. Nature Communications 8, Article number: 280 (2017) doi:10 1038/s41467-017-00318-9.

Adak, M. Hartl, L. Daemen, E. Fohtung, and H. Nakotte*. “Study of oxidation states of the transition metals in a series of Prussian blue analogs using x-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy”. Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena Volume 214. Pages 8-19, January 2017

2016 – 2008

Jong W. Kim*, A. Ulvestad, S. Manna, R. Harder, E. Fohtung, A. Singer, L. Boucheron, E. E. Fullerton, and O. G. Shpyrko. “Observation of x-ray radiation pressure effects on nanocrystals”. J. Appl. Phys. 120, 163102 (2016).

Dmitry Karpov, Tomy dos Santos Rolo, Hannah Rich, Yuriy Kryuchkov, Boris Kiefer & Edwin Fohtung*, “Birefringent Coherent Diffraction Imaging”. Proc. SPIE 9931, Spintronics IX, 99312F (September 26, 2016); doi:10.1117/2235865.

Mahmoud Hammouri, Edwin Fohtung, Igor Vasiliev*. “Ab initio study of magnetoelectric coupling in La0.66Sr0.33MnO3/PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3 multiferroic heterostructures”; Phys. Condensed. Matter 28 396004 (2016).

Jong W. Kim*, S. Manna, S. H. Dietze, A. Ulvestard, R. Harder, E. Fohtung, E. Eric Fullerton, and O. G. Shpyrko. “Curvature-induced and thermal strain in polyhedral gold nanocrystals”.Appl. Phys. Letts. 105, 173108 (2014).

Matyshev, Fohtung*. “On the Applications and computations of Bessel functions of pure Imaginary indices (orders) in physics and specifically in Corpuscular Optics”Russian Academy of Science, Institute for Analytical Instrumentation Vol. 24, No 1, page 144-151 (2014).

Andrew Ulvestard*, H. Man Cho, R. Harder, J. W. Kim, E. Fohtung, Y. S. Meng. and O. G. Shpyrko. “Nanoscale Strain Mapping in Battery Nanostructures“. Applied Phys. Letts. 104 073108 (2014).

Slobodskyy*, P. Schroth, A. A Minkevich, D. Grigoriev, E. Fohtung, M. Riotte, T. Baumbach, M. Powalla, U. Lemmer, T. Slobodskyy. “Three-Dimensional reciprocal space profile of an individual nanocrystallite inside of a thin film solar cell absorber layer”. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. (2013).

Fohtung*, J. W. Kim, Keith. T. Chan, Ross Harder, Eric E. Fullerton, and O. G. Shpyrko. “Probing the three-dimensional strain inhomogeneity and equilibrium elastic properties of single crystal Ni nanowires“. Applied Phys. Letts. 101,033107 (2012).

Schroth*, T. Slobodskyy, D. Grigoriev, A. A Minkevich, M. Riotte, S. Lazarev, E. Fohtung, D. Z. Hu, D. M. Schaadt, and T. Baumbach. “Investigation of buried quantum dots using grazing incidence x-ray diffraction”. Material Science and Engineering B 177, 721 (2012).

A Minkevich*, E. Fohtung*, T. Slobodskyy, M. Riotte, D. Grigoriev, T. Metzger, A.C. Irvine, V. Novak, V. Holy, and T. Baumbach. “Strain field in periodic GaMnAs/GaAs periodic wires revealed by coherent diffraction imaging”.Euro Phys. Letts. 94, 6600 (2011).

A Minkevich*, E. Fohtung*, T. Slobodskyy, M. Riotte, D. Grigoriev, A.C. Irvine, V. Novak, V. Holy, and T. Baumbach. “Selective coherent diffractive imaging of displacement fields in (Ga, Mn)As/GaAs periodical wires“.Phys. Rev. B 84, 054113 (2011).

Riotte*, E. Fohtung*, D. Grigoriev, A. Minkevich, T. Slobodskyy, M. Schmidbauer, T. Metzger, D.Z. Hu, D.M. Schaadt, and T. Baumbach. “Lateral ordering, strain and morphology evolution of InGaAs/GaAs quantum dots due to high-temperature post-growth annealing“. Applied Phys. Letts. 96,083102 (2010).

Fohtung *. ” Strain field and strain engineering in semiconductor nanostructures: coherent X-ray diffraction imaging and analytical studies“. Dr.rer. Nat. Thesis. (2010).

Pelliccia, A. Rack, S. Bauer, A. Cecilia, L. Helfen, L. Tao, P. Vagovic, F. Xu, L. ZhiJuan, A. Minkevich, I. Huber, E. Fohtung, T. Rolo, A. Ershov, T. Baumbach. “X-ray Imaging at ANKA“. ANKA Annual Report 2008, p. 27-33, CD-ROM (2008).

Fohtung,* A. A Matyshev. “New Classes of Spherical-Toroidal Electrostatic Energy Analyzers“. Society of Vacuum coaters, 2007 TechCon,

Riotte, D. Grigoriev, E. Fohtung*. “The effect of annealing on InGaAs quantum dots morphology and ordering investigated by triple crystal X-ray scattering in grazing incidence”. ESRF user beamtime report. (2008).

A. Minkevich*, E. Fohtung*, M. Riotte, D. Grigoriev. “Coherent scattering from lateral GaMnAs nanostructures“. ESRF user beamtime report. (2008).