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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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    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 )
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    Kulpe, Stephanie; Dierolf, Martin; Braig, Eva; Günther, Benedikt; Achterhold, Klaus; Gleich, Bernhard; Herzen, Julia; Rummeny, Ernst; Pfeiffer, Franz; Pfeiffer, Daniela: K-edge subtraction imaging for coronary angiography with a compact synchrotron X-ray source. PLOS ONE 13 (12), 2018, e0208446 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Braig, Eva; Böhm, Jessica; Dierolf, Martin; Jud, Christoph; Günther, Benedikt; Mechlem, Korbinian; Allner, Sebastian; Sellerer, Thorsten; Achterhold, Klaus; Gleich, Bernhard; Noël, Peter; Pfeiffer, Daniela; Rummeny, Ernst; Herzen, Julia; Pfeiffer, Franz: Direct quantitative material decomposition employing grating-based X-ray phase-contrast CT. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 2018, 16394 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Viermetz, Manuel; Birnbacher, Lorenz; Willner, Marian; Achterhold, Klaus; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia: High resolution laboratory grating-based X-ray phase-contrast CT. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 2018 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Eggl, Elena; Grandl, Susanne; Sztrόkay-Gaul, Anikό; Dierolf, Martin; Jud, Christoph; Heck, Lisa; Burger, Karin; Günther, Benedikt; Achterhold, Klaus; Mayr, Doris; Wilkens, Jan J.; Auweter, Sigrid D.; Gleich, Bernhard; Hellerhoff, Karin; Reiser, Maximilian F.; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia: Dose-compatible grating-based phase-contrast mammography on mastectomy specimens using a compact synchrotron source. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 2018, 15700 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Horstmeyer, Nils; Lippert, Thomas; Schön, David; Schlederer, Felizitas; Picioreanu, Cristian; Achterhold, Klaus; Pfeiffer, Franz; Drewes, Jörg E.: CT scanning of membrane feed spacers – Impact of spacer model accuracy on hydrodynamic and solute transport modeling in membrane feed channels. Journal of Membrane Science 564, 2018, 133-145 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