Research and Development

The Leibniz Institute of Surface Engineering (IOM) aims at application-oriented basic research by achieving scientific knowledge on physical and chemical mechanisms in the preparation and modification of insulating, metallic, semiconducting and polymeric surfaces and thin films by means of low-level energetic ions, electrons and plasma as well as photons (laser).

Hereby, one of the main objectives of the institute is the technology transfer of its basic knowledge on product- and procedure-oriented applications to industrial partners.

The IOM is organized into two different fields of competence.

R&D-Foci of the  Physical Department

R&D-Foci of the Chemical Department