Thin Films and Physics of Nanostructures


The main goals of our experimental physics group at Bielefeld University are the basic understanding of magnetism and spin dependent transport in thin films and nanostructures, the development of optimized magneto-, spinelectronic and spincaloritronic devices and new applications of magnetic devices in sensors, information- and biotechnology.

Thin Films & Physics of Nanostructures
Center for Spinelectronic Materials and Devices
Bielefeld University, Department of Physics, Universitätsstrasse 25
33615 Bielefeld, Germany
Phone: +49.521.106.5412


The teaching activities of the group can be found in the Program of Lectures eKVV2


Collaborative Research

The group participates in the following collaborative research consortia:


Research & Development Offers and Services

Center for Spinelectronic Materials and Devices

Within the Center for Spinelectronic Materials and Devices (CSMD), we prepare and characterizes thin film devices with and for partners interested in spinelectronics, spincaloritronics and applications. CSMD publications have been highlighted in Nature Communications (Tunneling Magneto Seebeck Effect) and picked by the editor in Journal of Applied Physics (Mn-Fe-Ge Heusler compounds).

ForLab MagSens: Center of Competence for Magnetic Sensors

ForLab MagSens is a joint center of Bielefeld University and Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz funded by the BMBF. We are dedicated to research for and development of new magnetic sensor systems that can measure position and angle of moving parts, mechanical stress and many other quantities you want to detect. We offer an exceptional and stimulating research environment for tailoring the sensing systems to meet the requirements of specific applications in automatisation, automotive, Industry 4.0 or biotechnology.

Group leaders

Günter Reiss
Prof. Dr. Günter Reiss
Andreas Hütten
Prof. Dr. Andreas Hütten
Markus Meinert
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Markus Meinert
Timo Kuschel
Dr. Timo Kuschel