The Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth is a unique research institution in Europe. Our mission is to explore the scientific and technological fundamentals of crystal growth, from basic research to pre-industrial development. Our materials are of fundamental importance for modern applications in micro-, opto- and power electronics, in photovoltaics, in optics, as well as in laser and sensor technology. All these applications require crystalline materials with high perfection and specific chemical and physical properties.

Furthermore, we provide scientific services for research institutions and industry. This includes, in particular, the growth of specific crystals for research purposes, the characterization of crystalline materials or industry-oriented technology development.

The research and service tasks of the institute include:

  • The development of technologies for growth, processing and characterization of bulk crystals, of crystalline structures with dimensions in the micro- and nanometer range and of comprehensive growth technologies
  • The supply of crystals with non-standard specifications for research and development purposes
  • The modelling and theoretical investigation of crystal growth processes
  • Experimental and theoretical investigations of the influence of process parameters on crystal growth processes and crystal quality
  • The Development of technologies for chemo-mechanical processing of crystalline samples and scientific investigation of related processes
  • Physico-chemical characterisation of crystalline solids and development of suitable methods as well as investigation of the correlation between physical properties and related physical processes
  • The development and construction of components for growth, processing and characterization of crystals


Please refer to our service section to learn more about our provided services.

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