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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: infoVqk5∂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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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).
doi:10.1126/sciadv.1700232

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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).
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0182779

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Picture of the awards ceremony
EUROMAR 2017 Poster Prize goes to Shyamsundar Adhikari

IMT Ph.D. student Shyam S. Adhikari (left) has been awarded with a poster prize for his contribution “On-chip capacitors for MACS NMR detectors” with the EUROMAR 2017 congress on magnetic resonance in Warsaw.
EUROMAR 2017

A new MRI scanning method enables precise tracking of the route of nerve fibers. Photo: Niels Schwaderlapp/Department of Radiology, Medical Physics, University Freiburg.
In the test tube instead of under the knife

Freiburg neuroscientists develop new forms of diagnosis and therapy for temporal lobe epilepsy in cooperation with Prof. Korvink of IMT (Photo: N. Schwaderlapp, University Freiburg). Publication in eLife.
doi:10.7554/eLife.25742
Press release University Freiburg

 
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.