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Services

Our service offers can be provided for research purposes or as individual items. In addition to research of new crystalline materials and the development of crystal growing technologies, we also offer expertise in characterization, equipment development, crystal processing and modelling.

We also provide our expertise as consultancy or expert opinions.

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Technology- and Process Development    

Based on our results from research, application-oriented knowledge and practical experience, we develop new technologies and processes for growing crystalline materials.

An overview of currently used methods and our portfolio of special equipment can be found here.

We offer support and advice in the following areas of development:

 

  • New development of growing methods and technologies
  • Further development of established growing methods
  • Process investigations and process optimization
  • Doping incorporation
  • Material characterizations
  • Crystal processing technologies

 

In cooperation with our plant engineering facility, plants and their components are developed or modified for growth. One example is the development of the KRISTMAG® technology for crystal growth in the magnetic field, which was awarded the Berlin-Brandenburg Innovation Prize.

 

Material development    

The IKZ has far-reaching expertise in the development of crystalline materials. We are pleased to provide our materials for research purposes.

 

Bulk cystals:

 

Epitaxy:

Equipment Engineering     

The technological development of high-quality crystals as well as efficient crystal growing methods places high demands on the conception of the plant construction. At the Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth, these tasks are carried out by the Equipment Engineering Group in close consultation with scientists.


The working group, consisting of engineers and technicians, has many years of sound knowledge in the field of scientific plant and equipment construction. It develops plant components that have not been commercially available so far and thus enables interesting new research approaches.
The main focus of our Equipment Engineering Group is on the following fields of activity:

  • Professional consulting on technical questions of crystal growing
  • Development, construction and modification of mechanical and electronic assemblies with resulting production-compatible documentation
  • Repair, maintenance and professional reconstruction of crystal growing plants


The institute is one of the few research institutions with its own expertise in the field of plant engineering, which is why we are pleased to offer our services to external partners.

Numerical Modelling  

The Leibniz-Institute for Crystal Growth offers numerical modelling and feasibility studies as a service for external partners on request. Our range of services includes the following services:

  • 2D and 3D modelling of temperature, Lorentz force and flow fields for the use of magnetic fields in crystal growing
  • Calculation of thermal tensions in crystals
  • Global simulation to optimize the growing process
  • Fundamental studies on growth kinetics
  • Design accompanying and process-supporting calculations for transport processes and field distributions in growing methods
  • Feasibility studies for the development of technologies or the adaptation of growing systems in the portfolio of our partners
  • Numerical modelling of heat and mass transport
  • Numerical simulation of the PVT process
  • Numerical investigations of crystal growing processes and methods

Characterization

Our competences in Simulation & Characterization includes the physical characterization of crystalline materials, atomic scale investigations by electron microscopy as well as chemical and thermodynamic analysis.

We provide our expertise for research and development projects and offer consultations and measurements on request.

Microscopy

Spectroscopy and optical imaging methods

X-ray diffraction

Further characterization methods

Crystal Machining

We can assume service and research orders for industry, universities and other research institutions, ranging from the fabrication of machined samples to the development of technologies and related documentations. Special demands on geometry and surface quality of various samples can be fulfilled in short time and with high quality.

In cooperation with the characterization group we ensure a high quality standard.
 

Our portfolio includes the following services:

 

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