Functional Oxides for Energy Efficient Information Technologies

The institute “Functional Oxides for Energy-Efficient Information Technology” is doing research on thin films of metal oxides for information technologies of the future. These thin films of metal oxides are considered to be an especially promising class of materials for energy-efficient components. Thin films of different metal oxides stacked together into “sandwich” structures exhibit entirely new mechanical, optical and electromagnetic properties.

The synchrotron source BESSY II offers a diverse range of instruments for energy material research. These include tools for analysing processes in energy materials in situ and in operando. In particular, we will install our own synthesis and analytical chamber in the Energy Materials In-situ Laboratory (EMIL). The institute also participates in establishing the Helmholtz Energy Materials Foundry (HEMF) at the HZB. In this cooperation we are creating ultra-modern laboratories for material synthesis, which will also be available for use by external researchers.

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