Optical and dielectrical properties of nanostructured materials
Organic and inorganic single and multiple layer coatings play a central role in modern technology. The Institute is predominantly involved with the production and modelling of multiple layer structures with defined optical and dielectrical properties, i.e. transmission and reflection, refractive index and absorption coefficient of these layer systems can be “fine tuned”. Furthermore, these materials can be applied onto very different substrates, such as plastics, metals or ceramics.
Optical and electronic properties of nanolayers
With nanotechnology, even optical and electronic properties which normally mutually exclude each other can be combined to create materials, which are for instance transparent and yet still good electric conductors. The Institute’s work is the physical characterisation of the electronic and optical properties of such systems, and their technological utilisation. The layer and interface systems developed here are chiefly used for improving the effectiveness of optical, electronic and optoelectronic components.