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PGI Colloquium:

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schröder,
Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth, Berlin, Germany

PGI Lecture Hall, Building 04.8, 2nd Floor, Room 365

10 May 2019 11:00

Key Technology Enablers: Crystalline Materials in Electronics & Photonics

The mission of the “Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung (IKZ)” in Berlin is to be positioned among the internationally leading state-of-the-art competence centers for science & technology as well as service & transfer for innovations in and by crystalline materials.

To accomplish this mission, its R&D strategy ranges from basic (e.g. quantum materials, 3D crystals by 3D printing etc.) over applied research (e.g. rare-earth doped oxide and fluoride crystals for lasing, Aluminium nitride for UV technologies etc.) up to pre-industrial developments (e.g. Float zone 8” Si tool, Kristmag VGF GaAs etc.). Besides a broad range of crystal growth methods (Czochralski, (optical) float zone, MOCVD, MBE, PLD etc.)) from 0D over 1D and 2D up to 3D crystals, modern materials and application science activities are key for success.

IKZ´s research is in high demand, as crystalline materials are key enabling technology components to provide electronic and photonic solution for today´s challenges in society like artificial intelligence, energy, health as well as metrology. To highlight these results, selected examples of modern crystal research with academic and industrial partners will be presented during my talk.


Prof. Dr. Thomas Schäpers
Phone: +49 2461 61-2668
Fax: +49 2461 61-2940