Materials

Materials and structures which show a transducer effect linking two physical quantities are at the basis of all sensors. An in-depth understanding of their properties and the ensuing chances for further development and optimisation are a central concern of ISIS.
  • Basic principles and structure-property relationships in sensor materials.
  • Development of new sensorial materials and structures.
  • Structure-property relationships in hybrid and sensorial materials.
  • Interface effects in hybrid and sensorial materials.
  • Advanced synthesis routes for the production of sensor and sensorial materials.
Competence in materials science and technology form the backbone of sensorial material development. The department provides methods for the production of these materials’ active components and works on the understanding of their function and the interaction between sensor and matrix in sensorial materials of hybrid build-up. Since manufacturing processes affect materials properties, a close link with the department dedicated to manufacturing technologies is maintained.