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Recent Publications

05/2020
E. Baek, T. Rim, N. Ranjan Das, C. V. Cannistraci, G. S. Cañón Bermúdez, H. Cho, K. Kim, C.-K. Baek, D. Makarov, R. Tetzlaff, L. Chua, L. Baraban, and G. Cuniberti
Intrinsic plasticity of silicon nanowire neurotransistors for dynamic memory and learning functions
Nature Electronics (2020). URL

05/2020
X. Lin, H. Zhu, Z. Zhao, C. You, Y. Kong, Y. Zhao, J. Liu, H. Chen, X. Shi, D. Makarov, and Y. F. Mei
Hydrogel-based Janus Micromotors Capped with Functional Nanoparticles for Environmental Applications
Adv. Mater. Technol. (2020). URL PDF

05/2020
L. Ramasubramanian, A. Kákay, C. Fowley, O. Yildirim, P. Matthes, S. Sorokin, A. Titova, D. Hilliard, R. Boettger, R. Hübner, S. Gemming, S. E. Schulz, F. Kronast, D. Makarov, J. Faßbender, and A. Deac
Tunable magnetic vortex dynamics in ion-implanted permalloy disks
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 12, 27812 (2020). URL

05/2020
O. V. Pylypovskyi, V. P. Kravchuk, O. Vokov, J. Fassbender, D. D. Sheka, and D Makarov
Unidirectional tilt of domain walls in equilibrium in biaxial stripes with Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interaction
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. (2020). URL PDF

03/2020
H. Zhong, M. Ghorbani-Asl, K. Hoang Ly, J. Ge, J. Zhang, M. Wang, Z. Liao, D. Makarov, E. Zschech, E. Brunner, I. M. Weidinger, J. Zhang, A. Krasheninnikov, S. Kaskel, R. Dong, and X. Feng
Synergistic electroreduction of carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide on bimetallic layered conjugated metal-organic frameworks
Nature Communications 11, 1409 (2020). URL PDF

02/2020
T. Huang, S. Gobeil, X. Wang, V. Misko, F. Nori, W. De Malsche, J. Fassbender, D. Makarov, G. Cuniberti, and L. Baraban
Anisotropic Exclusion Effect between Photocatalytic Ag/AgCl Janus Particles and Passive Beads in a Dense Colloidal Matrix
Langmuir 36, 7091 (2020). URL

01/2020
M. Melzer, D. Makarov, and O. G. Schmidt
A review on stretchable magnetic field sensorics
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 53, 083002 (2020). URL PDF

12/2019
I. A. Yastremsky, O. M. Volkov, M. Kopte, T. Kosub, S Stienen, K. Lenz, J. Lindner, J. Fassbender, B. A. Ivanov, and D. Makarov
Thermodynamics and determination of the exchange stiffness of asymmetrically sandwiched ultrathin ferromagnetic films with perpendicular anisotropy
Phys. Rev. Appl. 12, 064038 (2019).URL 

11/2019
M. Nord, A. Semisalova, A. Kákay, G. Hlawacek, I. MacLaren, V. Liersch, O. M. Volkov, D. Makarov, G. W. Paterson, K. Potzger, J. Lindner, J. Fassbender, D. McGrouther, and R. Bali
Strain Anisotropy and Magnetic Domains in Embedded Nanomagnets
Small 15, 1904738 (2019). URL PDF

10/2019
K. S. Das, D. Makarov, P. Gentile, M. Cuoco, B. J. van Wees, C. Ortix, and I. J. Vera-Marun
Independent geometrical control of spin and charge resistances in curved spintronics
Nano Letters 19, 6839 (2019). URL PDF

09/2019
J. Ge, X. Wang, M. Drack, O. Volkov, M. Liang, G. S. Cañón Bermúdez, R. Illing, C. Wang, S. Zhou, J. Fassbender, M. Kaltenbrunner, and D. Makarov
A bimodal soft electronic skin for tactile and touchless interaction in real time
Nature Communications 10, 4405 (2019). URL PDF

08/2019
O. M. Volkov, A. Kakay, F. Kronast, I. Mönch, M. A. Mawass, J. Fassbender, and D. Makarov
Experimental observation of exchange-driven chiral effects in curvilinear magnetism
Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 077201 (2019). URL

MORE PUBLICATIONS

There is a trend in electronics towards becoming shapeable (flexible, stretchable or printable), which allows electronic components to be arbitrarily reshaped after fabrication. This unique feature offers new unexplored functionalities for the markets of consumer electronics and eMobility. Shapeable electronics and optoelectronics have been developed already for a few years.

Very recently, we added a new member to this family - the shapeable magnetic sensorics, which pave the way towards the development of a unique class of devices with important functionality being not only shapeable and fast, but also with the ability to react and respond to a magnetic field. Shapeable magnetic sensor devices could enable the fabrication of, e.g. health monitoring systems, where large-angle folding of the micrometer-sized functional elements is a crucial prerequisite for a successful implementation.

In the ERC project SMaRT we aim to develop shapeable magnetoelectronics to the industry-ready product and integrate these magnetic field sensorics into flexible large area multifunctional devices consisting of flexible batteries, communication modules and different types of sensing elements, e.g. environmental, chemical, temperature.

06/2020Cover page in Langmuir
Our paper on the study of the exclusion behavior in active soft matter systems is highlighted with a cover page of Langmuir. This work is part of the Special Issue on Advances in Active Materials.

We studied the anisotropy in the interaction of visible light-driven Ag/AgCl-based spherical Janus particles embedded in a dense matrix of passive SiO2 beads in pure water. We observe an anisotropic profile of the repulsive interaction between immobile active Janus particles and passive beads and explain it as a result of an asymmetry in the chemical gradient around the Janus particle, triggered upon visible light illumination. This leads to the distortion in the initially isotropic surrounding electric potential and results in the asymmetric exclusion of passive beads around the Ag/AgCl cap. With this study, we provide new insights into the rotational dynamics of photocatalytically active Janus particles embedded in a dense matrix of passive beads. We anticipate that these phenomena, peculiar for electro-kinetic motors, can be observed only due to the confinement imposed by a dense environment.

This work is the result of a fruitful cooperation between the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V., Dresden University of Technology (group of Dr. Larysa Baraban), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Dr. Vyacheslav R. Misko), RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research (Prof. Franco Nori).

T. Huang, S. Gobeil, X. Wang, V. Misko, F. Nori, W. De Malsche, J. Fassbender, D. Makarov, G. Cuniberti, and L. Baraban
Anisotropic exclusion effect between photocatalytic Ag/AgCl Janus particles and passive beads in a dense colloidal matrix
Langmuir 36, 7091 (2020). URL   


04/2020Denys Makarov is a Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe
Denys Makarov is admitted as a member of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE). The YAE is a pan-European charity organisation of young scholars with outspoken views about academia as well as humanities and science policy. The YAE prospers from the involvement of excellent scholars to advance on issues that are relevant to the European landscape. Further details on the YAE can be found here: URL

02/2020Denys Makarov receives the Research Award of the HZDR
Denys Makarov received the 2019 HZDR Research Award for his outstanding work in the field of “Magnetic Sensor Technology for Microfluidics and Augmented Reality“.

Further details can be found here: URL

12/2019
Here we realize periodic magnetic domain structures in sub-200 nm wide linear as well as curved magnets, embedded within a flat non-ferromagnetic thin film. The nanomagnets are produced within a non-ferromagnetic B2-ordered Fe60Al40 thin film, where local irradiation by a focused ion beam causes the formation of disordered and strongly ferromagnetic regions of A2 Fe60Al40. We study anisotropic lattice relaxation, which generates a magnetic easy-axis parallel to the short axis. The competing effect of the strain and shape anisotropies stabilizes a periodic domain pattern in linear as well as spiral nanomagnets, providing a versatile and geometrically controllable path to engineering the strain and thereby the magnetic anisotropy at the nanoscale.

This work is a result of a fruitful cooperation of the HZDR team with the University of Glasgow and University of Antwerp.

M. Nord, A. Semisalova, A. Kákay, G. Hlawacek, I. MacLaren, V. Liersch, O. M. Volkov, D. Makarov, G. W. Paterson, K. Potzger, J. Lindner, J. Fassbender, D. McGrouther, and R. Bali
Strain Anisotropy and Magnetic Domains in Embedded Nanomagnets
Small 15, 1904738 (2019). URL PDF   


11/2019Paper highlighted in Nature Reviews Materials
Our paper on the realization of bimodal soft electronic skin for tactile and touchless interaction is highlighted in Nature Reviews Materials. The highlight text can be viewed here: URL.

In this work we demonstrate bifunctional e-skins with a single sensory unit able to transduce both tactile and touchless stimulations simultaneously and unambiguously discriminate them in real time. We showcase the potential of our bimodal e-skin in augmented reality settings, where a sensor-functionalized hand performs complex selection and manipulation of virtual objects by using the two sensing modes. We foresee our concept provides a fertile base for a cornucopia of applications in interactive electronics, supplemented reality, human-machine interfaces, but also for the realization of smart soft robotics with highly compliant integrated feedback system as well as in medicine for physicians and surgeons.

This work was carried out in close collaboration with partners at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (Prof. Martin Kaltenbrunner).

The original work is published in Nature Communications 10, 4405 (2019) URL, PDF.

09/2019Paper featured on the front cover page of Advanced Engineering Materials
Our paper on the realization of highly compliant heaters for cancer treatment is highlighted with a front cover page of Advanced Engineering Materials.

In this work, we developed an implantable, highly compliant device for targeted heating of internal organs. The device is fabricated on a 6-µm-thick polymeric foil, which seamlessly conforms even to a soft liver tissue and allows for precisely controlled heating without on-site rigid parts. We study various heat impact scenarios on healthy and cancerous tissues using autochthonous murine models.

This work is the result of a fruitful cooperation between the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V. and Hannover Medical School (groups of Dr. T. Yevsa and Dr. Dr. A. Potthoff).

G. S. Cãnón Bermudez, A. Kruv, T. Voitsekhivska, I. Hochnadel, A. Lebanov, A. Potthoff, J. Fassbender, T. Yevsa, and D. Makarov
Implantable Highly Compliant Devices for Heating of Internal Organs: Toward Cancer Treatment
Adv. Eng. Mater. 21, 1900407 (2019). URL


03/2019Fudan Fellowship grant for Dr. Denys Makarov
Dr. Denys Makarov received a Fudan Fellow grant. He is invited to Fudan University as Fudan Fellow to do his own research and share his knowledge and expertise with Fudan community. Dr. Makarov will work together with the group of Prof. Yongfeng Mei, Department of Material Science, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

01/2019Paper featured on the back cover page of Physica Status Solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letter
Our paper on the experimental and theoretical study of curvature effects in parabolic nanostripes is highlighted with a back cover page of Physica Status Solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letter.

In this work we present experimental and theoretical study of curvature-driven changes of static magnetic properties in parabolic nanostripes. We demonstrate the influence of geometrical parameters on the equilibrium magnetic states for the large range of the parabolic stripe geometries. We established experimentally and numerically that the homogeneous magnetic distribution along the parabolic stripe is the equilibrium state for the entire range of investigated geometrical parameters.

This work is the result of a fruitful cooperation between the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V. and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (group of Dr. Florian Kronast).

The original work is published in Physica Status Solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letter 13, 1800309 (2019). URL PDF

12/2018Paper featured on the cover page of Small
Our paper on the realization of visible light driven Ag/AgCl Janus particles is highlighted with an inside front cover page of Small.

In this work we present experimental and theoretical study of visible light-driven Ag/AgCl Janus micromotors revealing high-motility in pure H2O. We demonstrate that the propulsion efficiency is dependent on the intensity of visible light and complemented by the coupled effect of the plasmonic light absorption of Ag/AgCl and the efficient photochemical decomposition of AgCl. We address the application potential of Ag/AgCl micromotors in various physiological solutions and polluting agents.

The original work is published in Small 14, 1803613 (2018). URL

11/2018Paper promoted as an Editor's Pick in Applied Physics Letters
Our recent work on the anomalous Hall-like transverse magnetoresistance in Au thin films on Y3Fe5O12 is chosen to be promoted as an Editor's Pick in Applied Physics Letters.

This work is a result of a fruitful collaboration between the HZDR and CIC nanoGUNE (group of Prof. F. Casanova).

The paper is published in Appl. Phys. Lett. 113, 222409 (2018). URL

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