Universität Augsburg

The Augsburg Institute of Physics comprises one of the largest groups in solid state physics in Germany. The different chairs are not only known for their high-quality basic research but also for their application-oriented research and development activities.

The excellence in basic research as a main pillar of the physics department is reflected for example by the collaborative research centre SFB484. This covers the specific research area of Metal-Insulator transitions and the ordering of microscopic degrees of freedom. Another example is its participation in the German excellence initiative, through the research cluster for multiscale design of oxidic functional materials - FOROXID.

Based on a detailed knowledge of advanced physical and chemical analysis, thin film technology, hard coatings, catalysis, nanoscience, surface science, oxide materials and life cycle analysis, there is - via the centre for Materials- and Environmental Research (AMU) - a close collaboration with industrial and institutional laboratories on a wide variety of topics. These collaborations include medical implants, luminescent materials, catalytic converters, biocompatibility, antireflection coatings, dielectric materials, shape memory alloys, surface acoustic waves, hydrogen storage, and water resources.

The physics of interfaces is a unique research area of research. The study of interfaces can lead to important insights into basic research topics as well as giving new impulses for the development of new technologies. For example it assists:

the fabrication of new electronic components the development of nano technology the solution of materials science problems in fields such as adhesion, friction, surface upgrading, catalysis or molecular sensors the design of functional materials with optimized combination of (sometimes contradictory) mechanical, electronic, magnetic or other properties

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FAME master Contact : Ferdinand HAIDER
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