Electrical functional films

Our service offering

Electrical functional films are key components in numerous products. The Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST develops such films on a customer-oriented basis for new film materials and film material combinations with defined electrical characteristics as well as the corresponding coating processes. Fields of application include information and communication technology, photovoltaics, medical technology, the automotive sector, the consumer goods industry and aviation & aerospace.

Our services

  • Layer and process development
  • Film characterization
  • Simulation and modelling
  • Production and coating of demo units, prototypes and small series
  • Consulting and feasibility studies


Layer and process development




Electrical film characterization

  • Electrical conductivity and conductivity distribution
  • Hall effect
  • Thermoelectric effects
  • Piezoresistive effects
  • Photoconductivity
  • Impedance measurements
  • Puncture strength
  • Thermal conductivity