We are delighted to once again provide you with information concerning current events and exciting results from the Fraunhofer IST. Particular highlights certainly included the appointment of Dr. Michael Thomas as Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the TU Braunschweig, and the landing of the Mars Rover “Perseverance”, in which an optical interference filter is installed which was developed and manufactured at our institute.
You can look forward to three reports from research: We present a new evaluation method which enables the automation of the Rockwell adhesion test. We reveal which UV bandpass filters from our institute will be on board the “Sunrise III” mission next year during its quest to study the sun. And we report on our newly developed measurement methods for the assessment of materials and film systems for application in hydrogen technology, the result of a collaboration with the IOT of the TU Braunschweig.
We sincerely hope that you will enjoy reading this issue.
The Editorial Team