Metal oxides are amongst the materials with the broadest spectrum of physical properties. These can be purposefully altered to make them insulating, semi-conductive, metallically conductive, super-conductive, ferro-electric and antiferro-electric. Oxides are therefore especially suitable for the development of a new generation of electronic devices and energy applications with outstanding properties. They can be found in solar cells, touch-screens and data storage devices, for example.
The Leibniz ScienceCampus “Growth and Fundamentals of Oxides (GraFOx) for electronic applications” combines the work and expertise of its five Berlin-based partner institutions in the field of oxide research. GraFOx aims to optimally utilise the application potential of oxides. The primary focus is on synthesizing oxides to the highest material quality and thoroughly studying them in terms of their surface structure, microstructure, and optical as well as optoelectronic properties. In combination with intensive theoretical work, this will lead to a comprehensive understanding of oxides.
Together with the research results, the oxide materials thus manufactured will be used towards the development of UV detectors, power electronics and memory devices, which will then be produced by associated partners.
Prof. Dr. Henning Riechert
Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik (PDI)
Tel.: +49 30 / 20377 365
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Technische Universität Berlin
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft