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

Recent Publications

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

D. K. Ball, S. Günther, M. Fritzsche, K. Lenz, G. Varvaro, S. Laureti, D. Makarov, A. Mücklich, S. Facsko, M. Albrecht, and J. Fassbender
Out-of-plane magnetized cone-shaped magnetic nanoshells
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 50, 115004 (2017) URL

T. Kosub, M. Kopte, R. Hühne, P. Appel, B. Shields, P. Maletinsky, R. Hübner, M. O. Liedke, J. Fassbender, O. G. Schmidt, and D. Makarov
Purely antiferromagnetic magnetoelectric random access memory
Nature Communications 8, 13985 (2017) URL PDF

H. Yu, A. Kopach, V. R. Misko, A. A. Vasylenko, D. Makarov, F. Marchesoni, F. Nori, L. Baraban, and G. Cuniberti 
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, D. Holzinger, D. Makarov, O. G. Schmidt, and A. Ehresmann 
Magnetically patterned rolled-up exchange bias tubes: A paternoster for superparamagnetic beads
ACS Nano 10, 8491 (2016) 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.

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  

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  

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

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