The institute was founded in 1992 with a mandate to perform application-oriented basic research in the field of interaction of radiation with matter. The focus is on understanding the underlying principles of physical and chemical interaction processes leading to its core competencies of modifying, fabricating and characterizing ultra-precise and functional surfaces and thin films using ion, electron, laser and plasma technologies. Transfer of the thus-developed knowledge and sustainable processes in economically relevant fields of technology is a central task of the institute’s research and development.
The IOM Leipzig is organized in two research departments, Precision Surfaces and Functional Surfaces, with a focus of the following fields of competence:
Tool development: plasma and ion beam sources
Thin films with engineered nano- and atomic structures
Ultra-precision figuring and patterning of surfaces
Molecular mechanisms on surfaces and interfaces
Functional surfaces and thin films
Micro- and nanostructured materials and surfaces.
IOM has state-of-the-art equipment and research infrastructure for basic and industrially relevant research. The institute’s expertise and facilities are available to partnering companies and research institutions for tackling challenging scientific and technological issues. The institute participates in numerous cooperative projects with research groups in national and international alliances and cooperates closely with companies especially in the optical, chemical and semiconductor industries at home and abroad.
Leibniz-Institut für Oberflächenmodifizierung Permoserstraße 15
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