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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: infoZmj3∂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.



A look into the open half of a diamond anvil cell. A trimmer condenser (green) is attached underneath. (Photo: T. Meier, University of Bayreuth)
Materials Research: A New Window into the Realm of High-Pressure Experiments

Scientists in Bayreuth and Karlsruhe combine high-pressure research with NMR spectroscopy (Photo: T. Meier, University of Bayreuth). Publication in Science Advances.
Press Release University of Bayreuth

Prof. Alexander Nesterov-Mueller
Turning Research into Innovations

ERC Proof of Concept Grant  “Scanner for novel chemical reactions“ goes to Prof. Nesterov-Mueller. In the project, the innovation potential of the nanolayer-based synthesis developed in the ERC Starting Grant COMBIPATTERNING will be evaluated.

Prof. C Koos, Prof. M. Kohl and Physicist S. Mühlbrandt (from left to right, Photo: T. Niedermüller, GSS)
Researchers from IMT and IPQ Received the Gips-Schüle Award 2017

Awarded for the Development an Realisation of an Ultra-compact Photodetector: Prof. C Koos, Prof. M. Kohl and Physicist S. Mühlbrandt (from left to right, Photo: T. Niedermüller, GSS).

Prof. Christian Koos (Photo: L. Tkotz, KIT)
ERC Consolidator Grant goes to Prof. Christian Koos

Prof. Koos was awarded for the project „Terahertz Waveform Synthesis and Analysis Using Hybrid Photonic Electronic Circuits -TeraSHAPE“ (Photo: L. Tkotz, KIT).

Photo: B. E. Rapp, KIT
Transparent Coatings for Everyday Applications

Fluoropor is a New Material That Repels Water and Resists Abrasion Due to a Continuous Nano/Microstructure (Photo: B. E. Rapp, KIT). Publication in Nature Scientific Reports.

Das Stiefmütterchen Viola wittrockiana (Foto: Raphael Schmager)
Viola Flower Helps to Advance Light Harvesting in Solar Cells

Scientists at KIT copy microstructures from the viola petal and improve performance of solar cells.

Special Issue on Glassy Carbon by Dr. Swati Sharma
Special Issue on Glassy Carbon by Dr. Swati Sharma

IMT researcher Dr. Swati Sharma was selected as the guest editor for an advertised special issue on glassy carbon in the journal Materials. Contributions are welcome.

Illustration: R. H. Siddique, KIT/Caltech
From Nature to Photovoltaics: Absorption Increase up to 200 %

Scientists from KIT and Caltech utilize the disordered nanoholes of the black butterfly scales to improve thin-film solar cell performance (Illustration: R. H. Siddique, KIT/Caltech).

Two Lenz lenses are arranged in a Helmholtz coil pair. Simulation shows how the Lenz lenses focus magnetic flux. (Figure: Nils Spengler/KIT)
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: High Sensitivity on Smallest Spaces

For the first time, scientists of IMTEK (Freiburg) and IMT use Lenz lenses for measurements for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance – potential applications in medicine (Figure: Nils Spengler, KIT).