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Ongoing grants:

  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

    Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Title Weblinks
    Research Group (Forschungsgruppe)
    FOR 2824: Amorphous molecular materials with extreme non-linear optical properties
    • Electron Microscopy and Electron Diffraction
    granted since 01/2019
    FOR 2824
    Collaborative Research Center (Sonderforschungsbereich)
    SFB 1083: Structure and Dynamics of Internal Interfaces
    • Metal organic vapour phase epitaxy of semiconductor heterostructures and interfaces (A1)
    • Atomically resolved structure of solid/solid interfaces (A5)
    • Metal organic vapour phase deposition of two-dimensional heterostructures (A14)
    • Interface-dominated semiconductor laser structures (B7)
    • Inorganic, interface-dominated heterostructures for device concepts (B13)
    • Central Services (Z)
    granted since 07/2013

    SFB 1083

  • BMBF

    Title Weblinks
    Joint Project (Verbundprojekt) H2Demo
    Development of demonstrators for direct solar water splitting
    granted since 03/2021
    FestBatt - Competence cluster for solid state batteries
    granted since 09/2018

Large equipment:

  • IWB-EFRE Program React-EU


    Plasma Focussed Ion Beam (PFIB) with scanning electron microscope (SEM)
    granted in 2022/2023

    Infrastructure development "Photocatalytic water splitting"

    As part of the "Photocatalytic water splitting" infrastructure project, it is planned to develop component structures for direct hydrogen production through photocatalysis, i. e. by breaking down water into its components with the help of sunlight, and to quantitatively characterize battery materials and link the results to the properties of the materials.

    For this purpose, a focussed ion beam system with a scanning electron microscope (FIB/SEM) was procured as part of the project and integrated into the existing devices infrastructure in order to be able to carry out experiments for detailed structural characterization of the materials using electron microscopic methods.

    EFRE-Europäischer  Strukturfonds

  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

    Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Precession electron diffraction system
    granted in 2020
    Ar ion milling system for the selective preparation of TEM specimen
    granted in 2018
    Multibeam Focussed Ion Beam device (FIB/SEM)
    granted in 2013
    Scanning transmission electron microscope
    granted in 2010

Completed grants:

  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

    Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg)
    GRK 1782: Functionalization of Semiconductors
    granted from 2012 to 2021
    GRK 1782
    Research Grant (Sachbeihilfe)
    Effect of B and N isovalent impurities on the electronic transport of GaAs and GaP based alloys for silicon photonics and photovoltaics
    granted from 2014 to 2018
    Research Grant (Sachbeihilfe)
    Influence of elements with small covalent radii on the (nano) structure of III/V
    semiconductor materials
    granted from 2008 to 2019
    Heisenberg Professorship (Heisenberg-Professur)
    Quantitative structural characterization of novel functional materials
    granted from 2008 to 2016
    International Research Training Group (Internationales Graduiertenkolleg)
    GRK 790: Electron-Electron Interactions in Solids
    granted from 2002 to 2011
    GRK 790
    Research Group (Forschungsgruppe)
    FOR 483:  Metastable Compound Semiconductor Systems and Heterostructures
    • Non-equilibrium metalorganic vapour phase epitaxy and optical spectroscopy of the band formation and band structure of metastable compound semiconductors
    • Metastable compound semiconductor systems and heterostructures
    • Structure Formation Processes and Phase Transitions in Metastable Mixed III/V Semiconductors and Heterostructures
    granted from 2002 to 2008 and from 2002 to 2011
    FOR 483



    Collaborative Research Center (Sonderforschungsbereich)
    SFB 383: Disorder in solids on mesoscopic scales
    • Growth and characterization of electronic properties of semiconductor heterostructures with defined order (B2)
    granted from 1994 to 2001
    SFB 383

  • European Commission

    MicroSPIRE - micro-crystals Single Photon InfraREd detectors
    granted since 11/2017        
    EU Horizon 2020,
    Postgraduate Research on Dilute Metamorphic Nanostructures and Metamaterials in Semiconductor Photonics  
    granted from 01/2015 to 12/2018
    EU Horizon 2020
    BIsmide And Nitride Components for High temperature Operation
    granted from 07/2010 to 07/2014
    EU FP7,
    A new PV wave making more efficient use of the solar spectrum
    granted from 11/2003 to 10/2008
    EU FP6,
  • BMBF

    Title Weblinks
    Joint Project (Verbundprojekt) MehrSi
    Highly efficient III/V multiple solar cells on silicon - Structural characterization of solar cell structures by electron microscopy
    granted from 09/2015 to 02/2019
    Joint Project (Verbundprojekt)
    Highly efficient solar cells on Si-substrate
    granted from 2008 to 2011
  • Research Projects

    "Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand (ZIM) - Kooperationsprojekt"
    PRESTIGE - Development of novel precursors for SiGe epitaxy and low-temperature deposition technology;
    Epotactic-technological CVD process mechanisms
    granted from 06/2019 to 09/2022

    "WIPANO – Wissens- und Technologietransfer durch Patente und Normen"
    Studies on the synthesis and application of the binary group 15 precursor DTBAA and related compounds for semiconductor production
    granted from 10/2018 to 09/2020

    Fraunhofer ISE: Testing of new organometallic sources for the MOVPE of diluted N-containing GaInNAs solar cells
    granted from 01/2017 to 12/2018

    Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH: Ion-Trap-Mass spectrometric studies of gas phase composition and reaction characteristics during MOVPE of III/V materials
    granted from 01/2015 to 12/2016

    Hessenagentur - EGALITE "Development of an alternative gallium compound for use in MOVPE"
    granted from 10/2014 to 12/2016

    BMU - IGNAZ "Development of InGaNAs material technology for highly efficient multijunction solar cells for concentrator photovoltaik (IGNAz)" together with AZUR SPACE Solar Power GmbH and Forschungszentrum Jülich
    granted from 03/2013 to 02/2016

    BMU - INKOTEK "Development of innovative and cost-effective technologies for most efficient concentrator modules for the future generation: Microstructural characterization"
    granted from 10/2011 to 09/2014