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

Recent Publications

T. Kosub, M. Kopte, R. Hühne, et. al.,
Purely antiferromagnetic magnetoelectric random access memory
Nature Communications 8, 13985 (2017) URL PDF

H. Yu, A. Kopach, V. R. Misko, et. al. 
Confined catalytic Janus swimmers in a crowded channel: Geometry-driven rectification transients and directional locking
Small 12, 5882 (2016) URL 

T. Ueltzhöffer, R. Streubel, I. Koch, et. al. 
Magnetically patterned rolled-up exchange bias tubes: A paternoster for superparamagnetic beads
ACS Nano 10, 8491 (2016) URL 

V. P. Kravchuk, U. K. Rößler, et. al.
Topologically stable magnetization states on a spherical shell: curvature stabilized skyrmions
Phys. Rev. B 94, 144402 (2016) URL 

G. Lin, D. D. Karnaushenko, et. al. 
Magnetic suspension array technology: Controlled synthesis and screening in microfluidic networks
Small 12, 4553 (2016) URL PDF 

R. Streubel, P. Fischer, F. Kronast et al. 
Magnetism in curved geometries
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. (Topical Review) 49, 363001 (2016) URL PDF 

N. Münzenrieder, D. Karnaushenko, L. Petti et al. 
Entirely flexible on-site conditioned magnetic sensorics
Adv. Electron. Mater. 2, 1600188 (2016) URL PDF 

V. V Temnov, I. Razdolski, T. Pezeril et al.
Towards the nonlinear acousto-magnetoplasmonics
J. Opt. (Topical Rev.) 18, 093002 (2016) URL PDF 


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.

01/2017Random Access Memory on a Low Energy Diet

Our recent work on “Purely antiferromagnetic magnetoelectric random access memory” is highlighted in Nature Nanotechnology. URL PDF

The original work is published in Nature Communications 8, 13985 (2017). URL PDF  

01/2017Random Access Memory on a Low Energy Diet
Memory chips are among the most basic components in computers. The random access memory is where processors temporarily store their data. We demonstrate a first-of-its-kind room-temperature memory element that is based purely on an antiferromagnets -antiferromagnetic magnetoelectric random access memory (AF-MERAM)- and can be written by using an electric field instead of a current. This writing method dissipated no energy in the electrical resistance of the memory cell. At the same time, we show that the data can be read-out all-electrically even though the antiferromagnetic is an electrical insulator. We expect these results will spark research in electric field written antiferromagnetic memory elements, but also in other branches of antiferromagnetic spintronics, such as logics and magnonics.

This work was carried out in close collaboration with partners at the IFW Dresden (Dr. R. Hühne Prof. O. G. Schmidt), University of Basel (Prof. Maletinsky). 

The paper is published in Nature Communications 8, 13985 (2017). URL PDF  

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11/2016Tobias Kosub receives Summa cum laude for his outstanding PhD Thesis
Our warmest congratulations to Dr. Tobias Kosub who defended his PhD thesis on 25.11.2016. For his outstanding PhD thesis, Tobias was awarded Summa cum laude.

11/2016Paper featured on the back cover of Small
Our manuscript on Confined catalytic Janus swimmers is highlighted on the back cover of Small.

Combining catalytic Janus swimmers and passive beads in narrow channels, we observe a number of intriguing dynamic properties ranging from distinct bulk and boundary-free diffusivity at low densities, to directional “locking” and channel “unclogging” at higher densities, whereby a Janus swimmer transports large clusters of passive particles. This work represents an important milestone towards understanding and further fabrication of realistic bioinspired complex networks, containing synthetic autonomous micro- and nano- machines to perform the tasks in a mixture with passive objects.

This work is the result of a fruitful cooperation between the Dresden University of Technology (group of Dr. Larysa Baraban), University of Antwerpen (group of Dr. Misko), Tongji University (Prof. Marchesoni), University of Michigan (Prof. Nori), and Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V.

The original work was published in Small 12, 5882 (2016). URL

09/2016The Scientist magazine highlights our work on smart skins with magnetic functionalities
Our activities on the realization of artificial magnetoception for humans are highlighted at The Scientist magazine. The Scientist is the magazine for life science professionals — a publication dedicated to covering a wide range of topics central to the study of cell and molecular biology, genetics, and other life-science fields.

The text of the highlight can be read here: URL

The original work is published in Nature Communications 6, 6080 (2015) URL PDF

09/2016Paper featured on the back cover of Small
Our manuscript on Magnetic suspension array technology is highlighted on the back cover of Small.

We demonstrated a logic-controlled magnetic flow cytometric system for controlled synthesis of magnetic encoded microcarriers in multiphase flow networks. The system provides a first solution for the quality administration and screening of magnetic suspension arrays and addresses the universal need of process control in microfluidic networks.

The original work was published in Small 12, 4553 (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.