Large electrolyzer Leuna winner in the ideas competition Real-World Laboratories of the Energy Revolution

Today in Berlin, Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier selected “GreenHydroChem Central Germany” as one of the winners in the “Real-world Laboratories of the Energy Revolution” ideas competition of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

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Step towards a fully adaptive light system based on laser light sources

HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, one of the world's leading automotive suppliers of light and electronics, and the Fraunhofer Application Center for Inorganic Phosphors in Soest, Germany, worked together on a possible future lighting system based on a laser light source.

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European HITACHI-Workshop at Fraunhofer IMWS

The Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS expands its range of microstructure diagnostics with Hitachi's HF5000 field emission transmission electron microscope. The presentation of the new microscope took place during a workshop in Halle (Saale).

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Fraunhofer IMWS wins awards at the world’s leading electronics conference held in Las Vegas

Better ways to operate power electronic components at particularly high temperatures and a new procedure for the non-destructive assessment of their joining layers: For these discoveries, experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS received awards at the Electronic Components Technology Conference (ECTC) in Las Vegas.

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DENKweit GmbH wins an award in the IQ Innovation Award Central Germany competition

Efficient quality control in the production of battery cells, solar modules, or power electronics: for this offer, the DENKweit GmbH was selected as the winner in the “Cluster Automotive” category of the IQ Innovation Award Central Germany competition.

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Fraunhofer IMWS supports European research project Power2Power

3 partners from eight countries are researching and developing innovative power semiconductors with more power density and energy efficiency: With this goal, the European research project Power2Power, which has a duration of three years and is coordinated by Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH & Co. KG, has just begun.

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Areas of Research



We analyze the properties of microelectronics and microsystem technology components and thus increase the reliability and performance, for example, of computer chips and sensors.



We open up new potential for the use of polymers - for example, as lightweight construction materials for the automotive and aviation industry, in efficient tyres or as plastics made of renewable raw materials.


Medicine and Environment

How good are the materials used in medical engineering and biotechnology? How can cosmetic care products be improved? What can materials made from natural materials achieve? We find out.



We use our top expertise to improve technology, from wafer manufacture to module production. We develop new materials to make photovoltaics more cost effective, more efficient and more reliable.



We work on the latest generation of lighting technology and improve the reliability, efficiency and color stability of LEDs.


Chemical Conversion

Using material diagnostic methods, we analyze and characterize components used in hydrogen production and storage.


Optical Materials and Technologies

We drive innovations for microstructure-based optimization of optical materials and coatings, as well as for laser processing technologies used in industrial applications.

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