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Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Achterhold

Technical University of Munich

Chair of Applied Biophysics (E17) - (Prof. Pfeiffer)

Postal address

James-Franck-Str. 1
85748 Garching b. München

Scientific expertise

  • Simulation of grating based X-ray phase contrast imaging
  • X-ray tomography
  • Inelastic scattering of X-rays, neutrons and Mössbauer radiation
  • Mössbauer absorption
  • Protein structure determination

Scientific Interest

  • Complete field of Solid State Physics
  • Biophysics
  • Computational Physics
  • Mathematics (from the physicists point of view)


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    Heck, Lisa; Dierolf, Martin; Jud, Christoph; Eggl, Elena; Sellerer, Thorsten; Mechlem, Korbinian; Günther, Benedikt; Achterhold, Klaus; Gleich, Bernhard; Metz,Stephan; Pfeiffer, Daniela; Kröninger, Kevin; Herzen, Julia: Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography with a compact synchrotron source. PLOS One 14 (10), 2019, e0222816 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Kulpe, Stephanie; Dierolf, Martin; Günther, Benedikt; Busse, Madleen; Achterhold, Klaus; Gleich, Bernhard; Herzen, Julia; Rummeny, Ernst; Pfeiffer, Franz; Pfeiffer, Daniela: K-edge Subtraction Computed Tomography with a Compact Synchrotron X-ray Source. Scientific Reports 9 (1), 2019, 13332 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Günther, Benedikt; Gradl, Regine; Jud, Christoph; Eggl, Elena; Kulpe, Stephanie; Braig, Eva-Maria; Heck, Lisa; Brantl, Johannes; Achterhold, Klaus; Gleich, Bernhard; Dierolf, Martin; Pfeiffer, Franz: Evaluation and optimization of multimodal x-ray imaging techniques for inverse Compton x-ray sources. Advances in Laboratory-based X-Ray Sources, Optics, and Applications VII, SPIE, 2019 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Günther, Benedikt; Dierolf, Martin; Achterhold, Klaus; Pfeiffer, Franz: Device for source position stabilization and beam parameter monitoring at inverse Compton X-ray sources. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 26 (5), 2019, 1546-1553 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Gradl, Regine; Dierolf, Martin; Yang, Lin; Hehn, Lorenz; Günther, Benedikt; Möller, Winfried; Kutschke, David; Stoeger, Tobias; Gleich, Bernhard; Achterhold, Klaus; Donnelley, Martin; Pfeiffer, Franz; Schmid, Otmar; Morgan, Kaye Susannah: Visualizing treatment delivery and deposition in mouse lungs using in vivo x-ray imaging. Journal of Controlled Release 307, 2019, 282-291 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Gross, Vladimir; Müller, Mark; Hehn, Lorenz; Ferstl, Simone; Allner, Sebastian; Dierolf, Martin; Achterhold, Klaus; Mayer, Georg; Pfeiffer, Franz: X-ray imaging of a water bear offers a new look at tardigrade internal anatomy. Zoological Letters 5 (1), 2019, 14 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Sauter, Andreas P.; Hammel, Johannes; Ehn, Sebastian; Achterhold, Klaus; Kopp, Felix K.; Kimm, Melanie A.; Mei, Kai; Laugerette, Alexis; Pfeiffer, Franz; Rummeny, Ernst J.; Pfeiffer, Daniela; Noël, Peter B.: Perfusion-ventilation CT via three-material differentiation in dual-layer CT: a feasibility study. Scientific Reports 9 (1), 2019 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Gustschin, N.; Gustschin, A.; Epple, F. M.; Allner, S.; Achterhold, K.; Herzen, J.; Pfeiffer, F.: Signal-to-thickness calibration and pixel-wise interpolation for beam-hardening artefact reduction in microCT. EPL (Europhysics Letters) 125 (3), 2019, 38003 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Bidola, Pidassa; Martins de Souza e Silva, Juliana; Achterhold, Klaus; Munkhbaatar, Enkhtsetseg; Jost, Philipp J.; Meinhardt, Anna-Lena; Taphorn, Kirsten; Zdora, Marie-Christine; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia: A step towards valid detection and quantification of lung cancer volume in experimental mice with contrast agent-based X-ray microtomography. Scientific Reports 9 (1), 2019, 1325 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Müller, Mark; Kimm, Melanie A.; Ferstl, Simone; Allner, Sebastian; Achterhold, Klaus; Herzen, Julia; Pfeiffer, Franz; Busse, Madleen: Nucleus-specific X-ray stain for 3D virtual histology. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 2018, 17855 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

Short biography

2007 -Lectureship in Biophysics
since 1995Scientific researcher at the TUM, Physics Department
1995Ph.D. in Physics
1993 - 1995Ph.D. student at the "Technical University Munich", Physics Department
1991-1993Pause of the Ph.D. for the advancement of a multi wire proportional detector, "Johannes Gutenberg Univerität Mainz", Institute of Biophysics
1989-1993Ph.D. student at the "Johannes Gutenberg Univerität Mainz", Institute of Biophysics
1987-2007Supervision of student exercise groups at the WWU Münster, Univ. Mainz and TUM
1987Diploma thesis, WWU Münster, Institute of Physical Chemistry Ph.D. Student at the WWU Münster, Institute of Physical Chemistry
1981-1985Student at the "Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster", Physics