Welcome to the IOM!

The Leibniz Institute of Surface Engineering (IOM) researches the fundamental physical and chemical processes that enable important contributions to surface technologies using ions, electrons, plasmas and photons. Our aim is to develop tailored functional and precise surfaces for various fields of application.  

The range of tasks includes the study of fundamental phenomena to generate new knowledge and innovations and the transfer of scientific results to industrial applications.


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From 14 to 16 May 2024, photonics experts met at the 16th Optatec, International trade fair for optical technologies, components and systems. In…

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Trilateral working meeting as part of the preparation of a new Research Unit at the “Leipzig-Chemnitz-Wildau” axis

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Every two years, the Leibniz Institute of Surface Modification publishes a report that provides an overview of the institute's scientific results and…

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