sputter facility for thin film deposition


Welcome to IFW Dresden

We explore the physics and chemistry of new materials. Our aim is to generate new fundamental knowledge and innovations. New materials are necessary to store information in a better way and to transmit it faster, to filter waves of specific frequency, to shield magnetic fields, to convert heat into electricity or to store energy. These processes take place at the level of molecules, atoms and electrons and are determined by the laws of quantum physics. At IFW Dresden, we investigate these physical laws and develop materials with better or completely new functions.Read  more

IFW Institutes

Institute for Complex Materials

Dr. Thomas Gemming

International and interdisciplinary teams of engineers, physicists and chemists study, develop and optimize complex and nanostructured materials.

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Institute for Integrative Nanosciences

Prof. Dr. Oliver G. Schmidt

Variety of modern nanoscience topics from photonics to flexible electronics to micro / nano-robots.

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Institute for Metallic Materials

Prof. Dr. Kornelius Nielsch

Thermoelectric, magnetic and superconducting materials, functional thin films, metall physics

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Institute for Solid State Research

Prof. Dr. Bernd Büchner

Material-oriented experimental solid state physics with a special focus on quantum materials and nanoscale substances.

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Institute for Theoretical Solid State Physics

Prof. Dr. Jeroen van den Brink

Theoretical aspects of condensed matter physics and materials science.

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News & Events

Portrait Oleg Janson

14.02.2019

Calculating correlated materials from first principles

New Leibniz Junior Research Group at IFW headed by Oleg Janson

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Fullerene with Lanthanide atoms

05.02.2019

Nanomagnets in carbon cages

Encapsulation of lanthanide atoms inside fullerenes stabalizes unconventional metallic clusters

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double-slit experiment using resonant inelastic X-ray scattering

21.01.2019

Classic double-slit experiment in a new light

New X-ray spectroscopy method based on the classical double-slit experiment offers a deeper insights into the physical properties of solids.

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Information for you

Research

Five IFW institutes combine their experience in our research program. Are you looking for latest publications or searching for a certain topic or group? Here you find further information.   

Research at IFW

Offers for visitors

We offer guided labtours for registered visitors in small groups. Our target group are high schoool students keen on physic, chemistry and engineering.  

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Career & Training

You want to work at the IFW Dresden? Here you can find our current job offers, vocational trainings and the PhD positions.

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People

About 500 people work at IFW. You want to know whom to adress? Here you find a list of contact persons.

Contact persons