Laser writing of microlenses for polymer-based high-performance optics



Advances in ion-surface interaction-driven manufacturing of one-dimensional metal oxide heterostructures

This proposal is dedicated to the exploration of advanced manufacturing methods for the reactive growth of spatially coherent, homogeneous, and high-quality compound one-dimensional nano-heterostructures by principles of oblique angle deposition and assist ion bombardment (iGLAD).


Evaluating Effect Pigments and Paints

Using the latest nanostructure analytics methods, the Fraunhofer IMWS is researching ways to add the right shine to paint.


Innovative glass ceramics discovered

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS discovered new negatively expanding silicates and integrated them into innovative glass ceramics with low thermal expansion.


Thin, thinner, ultrathin

Specimens examined in the electron microscope have to be particularly thin. A device has been developed at the Fraunhofer IMWS, which makes such samples quickly and precisely.


With 3D glasses into the Nano-world

CARL ZEISS Xradia 810 Ultra makes it possible to carry out high-resolution 3D examinations of microstructures without particle accelerators


LEAZit – Low-expansion world innovation

Together with the Otto Schott Institute in Jena, an innovative, low-expansion glass ceramics method was developed – the first of its kind, 50 years after Zerodur, Ceran & Co.