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Let there be light!

In the more than 100-year history of the institute and its predecessors, the interaction of solids with light has always been the focus. In the founding years, the focus was on the further development and understanding of photographic processes. Since the 1970s, the research focus shifted towards the physics of light-sensitive solids.
We are currently researching the electrical and optical properties of inorganic and organic semiconductors and how they change due to defects in the lattice structure. We develop and optimize organic components such as light emitting diodes, solar cells, lasers and circuits. We investigate plasmonic structures and metamaterials and analyze them with nanoscale methods.
Successful research in this interdisciplinary field of science is only possible through intensive collaboration between physicists, chemists and electrical engineers.

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