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Prof. Bräuer received the K-T Rie award

Prof. Dr. Günter Bräuer received the K-T Rie Award for his achievements in the field of applied plasma research at this year's Asian-European International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering (AEPSE), which took place in Jeju, Korea, from 11 to 15 September 2017. The award honors the scientific life of the promoted physicist.


Defect-free coatings for silicon spheres

The prototype kilogram – to which all scales are calibrated to – is losing weight. International efforts are striving to redefine the base unit for measuring mass and, in future, redefine the kilogram on natural constants. For this purpose, the Avogadro experiment determines the number of atoms in almost perfect silicon spheres. Fraunhofer researchers have recently succeeded in homogeneously coating the spherical surfaces.


Biotechnica 2017: Atmospheric pressure plasma processes

Cost-effective plastics are used for many medical disposable products. Atmospheric pressure plasma processes such as those used and developed at the Fraunhofer IST offer a variety of possibilities for changing the physical or chemical characteristics of surfaces so that they can be used for biomedical applications.



We will gladly inform you about the latest developments of the Fraunhofer IST in our

- Newsletter Fraunhofer IST

- Newsletter plasma lice comb

- Newsletter plasma medicine

Trade fairs and events


Parts2Clean 2017

Stuttgart, October 24 - 26, 2017

The Frauhofer IST presents itself at the Parts2Clean 2017 at a joint Fraunhofer booth as a member of the Fraunhofer Cleaning Technology Alliance.

Space Tech Europe 2017

Bremen, October 24 - 26, 2017

This year the Fraunhofer IST will be represented at the Space Tech Europe for the first time. As a part of a joint booth of the Fraunhofer Space Alliance the institute presents a metallized CFRP mirror.

Additive Manufacturing meets Surface Technology

Braunschweig, November 29 - 30, 2017

In talks and workshops the interaction between this technologies will be discussed.

Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST

Site Braunschweig

Bienroder Weg 54 e
38108 Braunschweig

Telefon 0531 2155 0


Site Göttingen

Application Center for Plasma and Photonics

Von-Ossietzky-Str. 100
37085 Göttingen


Site Dortmund

Dortmunder OberflächenCentrum DOC

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44145 Dortmund