Strechable Electronics
Flexible Sensorics
Printable Electronics
Rolled-up Sensors
Magnetic Flow Cytometry
Magnetic Flow Cytometry

Recent Publications

R. Schlitz, T. Kosub, A. Thomas, S. Fabretti, K. Nielsch, D. Makarov, and S. T. B. Goennenwein
Evolution of the spin hall magnetoresistance in Cr2O3/Pt bilayers close to the Neel temperature
Appl. Phys. Lett. 112, 132401 (2018) URL 

V. P. Kravchuk, D. D. Sheka, A. Kakay, O. M. Volkov, U. K. Rößler, J. van den Brink, D. Makarov, and Y. Gaididei
Multiplet of Skyrmion states on a curvilinear defect: Reconfigurable Skyrmion lattices
Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 067201 (2018) URL 

G. S. Cañón Bermúdez, D. D. Karnaushenko, D. Karnaushenko, A. Lebanov, L. Bischoff, M. Kaltenbrunner, J. Fassbender, O. G. Schmidt, and D. Makarov
Magnetosensitive e-skins with directional perception for augmented reality
Science Advances 4, eaao2623 (2018) URL PDF

O. M. Volkov, D. D. Sheka, V. P. Kravchuk, Y. Gaididei, U. K. Rößler, J. Faßbender, and D. Makarov
Mesoscale Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction: geometrical tailoring of magnetochirality
Scientific Reports 8, 866 (2018) URL PDF

D. Sander, S. Valenzuela, D. Makarov, C. Marrows, E. Fullerton, P. Fischer, J. McCord, P. Vavassori, S. Mangin, P. Pirro, B. Hillebrands, A. Kent, T. Jungwirth, O. Gutfleisch, C.-G. Kim, and A Berger
The 2017 Magnetism Roadmap
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 50, 363001 (2017) URL PDF

G. Lin, D. Makarov, and O. G. Schmidt
Magnetic sensing platform technologies for biomedical applications
Lab Chip 17, 1884 (2017) URL


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.

01/2018Virtual reality goes magnetic

Augmented reality devices such as Smart Glasses are destined to be an integral part of our information intensive society, assisting us to acquire data and process information in an ever faster paced society. We demonstrate electronic skins capable of perceiving direction in space. Our highly compliant magnetosensory system enables real time tracking of the position of a body in space as well as the touchless manipulation of (virtual) objects based on the interaction with magnetic fields exclusively. We foresee exciting possibilities not only for business or gaming industries but also for safety and security applications, where the somatic manipulation of objects, e.g. turning regulation knobs located in a restricted environment, is undesirable or even prohibited.

This work was carried out in close collaboration with partners at the IFW Dresden (Prof. O. G. Schmidt) and the Johannes Kepler University Linz (Prof. M. Kaltenbrunner).

The paper is published in Science Advances 4, eaao2623 (2018). URL PDF

This work is highlighted in the resources below (among others) and have reached a very positive metrics by now:

01/2018HZDR PhD award for Dr. Tobias Kosub
We congratulate Dr. Tobias Kosub who was awarded the PhD prize of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V. for his excellent PhD thesis.

01/2018HZDR Innovation Competition award for Dr. Tobias Kosub
We congratulate Dr. Tobias Kosub who was awarded the 2. Prize at the First Innovation Competition at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V. for his development of “Resistance Tensormeter”. 


06/2017Paper featured on the inside front cover of Lab Chip
Our review paper on Magnetic sensing platform technologies is highlighted on the inside front cover of Lab Chip.

Among a wide choice of fundamental biosensing principles, magnetic sensing technologies enabled by magnetic field sensors and magnetic particles offer attractive advantages. In this review, we highlight the historical basis, routes, recent advances and applications of magnetic biosensing platform technologies based on magnetoresistive sensors.

The original work was published in Lab Chip 17, 1884 (2017). URL  

04/2017Our paper is featured in Highlights of 2016 of the JPhysD
Our article “Magnetism in curved geometries” was selected by the Editorial Board of the Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics to be featured in their Highlights of 2016. Highlights in JPhysD are chosen on the basis of timeliness, scientific impact and broadness of appeal.

All the JPhysD Highlights 2016 can be viewed here: URL

The original work is published in J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 49, 363001 (2016). URL PDF  



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration
under grant agreement no 306277.