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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Campus North
Institute of Microstructure Technology
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

building 301
(Head of Institute)

phone: +49 721 608-22740

e-mail: infoHku6∂imt kit edu

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Welcome to the Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT)

IMT is a one-stop-shop for advanced micro and nano system development and upscaling. For every posed challenge, our skilled multidisciplinary teams develop novel technological and application-oriented solutions at forefront of the state-of-the-art. Our up-to-date technology platform is also accessible through the KNMF services. The in-house lithography capabilities range down to 6 nm lateral resolution, and is coupled with our extensive know-how in fabrication process development. Our talented young scientists cover a wide range of applications and technology platforms. We extensively educate M.Sc. and Ph.D. thesis students, and our alumni hold key positions at the top technology addresses.

 

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Picture of the awards ceremony
KIT NEULAND: Common project of IMT and IMVT was awarded

Dr. Sadir, Dr. Rajabi and Prof. Guber recently won the 2nd prize for their project „Salivary sensing-chip for Early Diagnosis of acute Myocardial Infarction” in the category ideas competition (Photo: KIT).
Review awards ceremony
All winners 2017

Team from the start-up company memetis (photo: KIT)
KIT-GRÜNDERSCHMIEDE

M. Gültig, H. Ossmer, C. Megnin and C. Wessendorf from the start-up company memetis became founders of the month July 2017 and won the Elevator Pitch BW 2017 (Photo: KIT).

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Soliton frequency combs, generated in silicon nitride microresonators, are used for massively parallel data transmission via various frequency channels (Photo: J. N. Kemal/ P. Marin-Palomo/ KIT)
Nature: Optical Communication at Record-High Speed

Soliton frequency combs generated in optical microresonators allow to transmit data at rates of more than 50 Tbit/s (Photo: J. N. Kemal/P. Marin-Palomo/KIT).
doi:10.1038/nature22387

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Complicated high-precision structures made of glass can be manufactured in a 3D-printing process developed at the KIT (Photo: NeptunLab)
Nature: 3D-Printing of Glass Now Possible

Complicated high-precision structures made of glass can be manufactured in a 3D-printing process developed at the KIT (Photo: NeptunLab).
doi:10.1038/nature22061

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Making of hollow microcoils
Making of hollow microcoils

A process to manufacture solenoidal microcoils relying on a two solvent approach is presented. The corresponding publication has been selected for the J. Micromech. Microeng. 2016 highlights collection.

Microscopic components made of silicon (blue) and special polymers (green) convert electrical into optical signals and vice versa. (Graphics: KIT)
Two ERC-POC go to IMT

IMT directors Prof. Koos and Prof. Korvink have been each awarded with “Proof of Concepts Grants” of the ERC for the  SCOOTER and LockChip projects.

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Blue tarantula (Photo: Tom Patterson)
Bright Colors by Nanotechnology

The bright colors of e.g. the blue tarantula do not result from pigments, but from nanostructures (Photo: Tom Patterson). Publication in Advanced Optical Materials.
doi:10.1002/adom.201600599

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Prototype tandem solar module made up of a semitransparent perovskite solar module (on top) and a CIGS solar module (below). (Picture: imec/ZSW/KIT)
Record for Perovskite/CIGS Tandem Solar Module

A prototype of a Perovskite/CIGS  thin-film solar module achieves an efficiency of 17.8 percent and surpasses for the first time the efficiency of separate perovskite and CIGS solar modules (Picture: imec/ZSW/KIT). Article in optics.org.

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 A branch-stem attachment could serve as a model for technical fiber-reinforced lightweight ramifications (Photo: Hesse/Uni Freiburg).
Deriving Inspiration from the Dragon tree

Researchers demonstrate how a branch-stem attachment could serve as a model for technical fiber-reinforced lightweight ramifications (Photo: Hesse/Uni Freiburg). Publication in Scientific Reports.
doi:10.1038/srep32685

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