Halle

Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS

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The main building of the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS in Halle

The headquarters of the Fraunhofer IMWS is the building at Walter-Hülse-Straße 1 in Halle (Saale). The building was officially opened in 2007 and is located on the Weinberg Campus, the second largest science campus in eastern Germany.

This is where the Institute management, the administration and most of the business units are based. Apart from offices, the building also contains laboratories. In addition, there is a pilot plant facility which, among other things, contains climatic chambers and an X-ray CT system.

Information on how to get here.

Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP

CSP Glas Architektur Solar Technik
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The Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP in Otto-Eißfeldt-Straße in Halle.

The Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP, founded in 2007 as a joint facility of the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, is located in Otto-Eißfeldt-Straße in Halle, in the immediate vicinity of the Fraunhofer IMWS on the Weinberg Campus.

The Fraunhofer CSP moved into the building in 2013; a total of euro 60 million was invested in the building. The establishment provides laboratories and a pilot plant with state-of-the-art facilities for all aspects of photovoltaics from silicon crystallization through to module production. With pilot lines for the production of semiconductor materials (especially silicon), the Fraunhofer CSP has a unique selling proposition: The pilot line is the only research line worldwide, which is able to produce silicon wafers continuously.

The Module Technology Centre in Schkopau, which was put into service in 2011, is an outpost of the Fraunhofer CSP. Research is conducted there together with the Fraunhofer PAZ, in particular into the use of plastics in photovoltaics.

Information on the technical facilities.

Information on how to get there.

Website of the Fraunhofer CSP.

Fraunhofer Center for Applied Microstructure Diagnostics CAM

Mikroelektronik angewandte Mikrosystemtechnik Standort
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The building of the Fraunhofer Center for Microstructure Diagnostics CAM in Heideallee in Halle.

The Fraunhofer Center for Applied Microstructure Diagnostics CAM was founded in 2012 and is located in Heideallee in Halle (Saale), directly next to the Fraunhofer IMWS. This is where the »Components of Microelectronics and Microsystem Engineering« business unit is based. The building is the historical core of the Fraunhofer IMWS: As the establishment, formerly the Institute for Electron Microscopy and Solid State Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the GDR, became part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in 1992, it was based here until 2007, when it moved into the new main building in Walter-Hülse-Straße.

The Fraunhofer CAM has excellent technical facilities, among other things the transmission electron microscope Titan. It is planned to expand the location in 2017.

Information on the technical facilities.

Information on how to get there. (GPS data: 51.494768, 11.941443)

Website of the Fraunhofer CAM.