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.

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News & Events

Lichtringe, die sich um einen schwarzen Fleck herum anordnen

11.11.2022

Synthetic black holes radiate, just like the real ones

Research led by the IFW Dresden and the University of Amsterdam demonstrates that elusive radiation coming from black holes can be studied by mimicking it in the lab.

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04.11.2022

Career Day on 5 November

IFW Dresden will present internship and training opportunities at the Dresden Transport Museum. Admission to the museum is free on Career Day!

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4 Personen stehen auf einer Bühne. Links stehen drei Männer, rechts eine Frau.

14.10.2022

Excellent training degree

Two IFW apprentices finish their training as best of the year

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IFW Institutes

Institute for Integrative Nanosciences

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Schäfer

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

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Institute for Complex Materials

The research activities of the IKM focus on alloy design and processing, chemistry of functional materials and structural analysis.

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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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Institute for Metallic Materials

Prof. Dr. Kornelius Nielsch

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

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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.

Job offers

People

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

Contact persons