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.
|08/2016||Paper featured on the front cover of Advanced Materials|
|Our manuscript on Entirely flexible on-site conditioned magnetic sensorics is highlighted on the front cover of Advanced Electronic Materials. |
We realized the first entirely flexible integrated magnetic field sensor system consisting of a flexible giant magnetoresistive bridge on-site conditioned using high-performance IGZO-based readout electronics. With the remarkable sensitivity of 25 V/V/kOe, the system outperforms commercial fully integrated rigid magnetic sensors by at least one order of magnitude, whereas all components stay fully functional when bend to a radius of 5 mm.
This work is the result of a fruitful cooperation between the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW), Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), the group of Prof. G. Tröster (ETH Zurich) and the group of Dr. N. Münzenrieder (University of Sussex).
The original work was published as a cover story in Adv. Electron. Mater. 2, 1600188 (2016) URL PDF
|06/2016||Reshaping on demand|
The activities of the group are highlighted in PAN European Networks. Pan European Networks provides the most relevant information for the use of not only the European Commission, but all government agencies and departments across the continent of Europe.
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