Contributions of the Business Unit Energy and electronics


Gas flow sputtered silicon layers

A new generation of silicon deposition processes are currently being developed and investigated. One of these processes uses the hollow cathode gas flow sputtering (GFS) developed at the Fraunhofer IST.


New materials for switchable glazing

The demand for switchable glazing that regulates light transmission and the transmission of energy is increasing for reasons associated with comfort and rising energy costs. The electrochromic coatings needed for these types of systems are being developed at the Fraunhofer IST.


Double-tube magnetron

The Fraunhofer IST has at its disposal a reactive sputtering process with metal targets that has the potential to replace the conventional DC sputtering process that uses ceramic targets.


Palladium gas seperation membranes

The demand for clean and green energy has meant a continuous increase in the consumption of hydrogen in recent years. The Fraunhofer IST is working in this field.


Resistance measurement for battery foils

A novel measurement system was developed at the Fraunhofer IST in order to accomplish reliably determining the electrical properties of manufactured foils and battery electrodes.


Battery foil with a carbon contact layer

The Fraunhofer Application Center for Plasma and Photonics works on an improvement of lithium-ion batteries.


Applications of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)

At the Fraunhofer IST, thermally-activated ALD processes are developed for the coating of even complex-shaped three-dimensional objects.


Measurement of flexible TFTs

At the Fraunhofer  IST a new measuring station has been developed with which flexible electronic components can be studied.