Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth
Max-Born-Straße 2
12489 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 / 63 92 - 3001
Fax: +49 30 / 63 92 - 3003

Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth

The Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth is a research and service institute, which is theoretically and experimentally investigating the scientific-technical fundamentals of crystal growth, processing and physico-chemical characterization of crystalline solids. The materials presently in development are of fundamental importance in micro- , opto- and power electronics, in photovoltaics, in opto- and laser technology, in acousto-electronics and sensor technology as well as for fundamental research.

The research activities of the institute include bulk single crystals as well as crystalline layers and nanostructures, but also the development of comprehensive crystal growth technologies. With the combination of bulk crystal growth and layer deposition, the institute possesses ideal conditions to produce customized substrate/layer combinations.

The research and service tasks of the institute include:

  • Development of technologies for growth, processing and characterization of bulk crystals and of crystalline structures with dimensions in the micro- and nanometer range
  • Modelling and investigation of crystal growth processes
  • Supply of crystals with non-standard specifications for research and development purposes
  • Development and construction of components for growth, processing and characterization of crystals
  • Training of students and members of other research institutes.


Prof. Dr. Thomas Schröder

Administrative Director (Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.):
Dr. Manuela Urban

Scientific Assistant to the Director:
Dr. Maike Schröder

Public Relations:
Stefanie Grüber