Cosmology & Particle Physics

Advanced crystals with highly precise properties are often needed in fundamental physics to expand our knowledge of the Universe.

Such crystals are not available on the market and need to be specifically developed.

The LEGEND Collaboration (Large Enriched Germanium Experiment for Neutrinoless ßß Decay) aims to verify the neutrinoless double beta decay of the germanium isotope 76Ge.

This process cannot be explained with the Standard Model of particle physics, so experimental proof would be a sensation.

IKZ`s  Section Semiconductor Crystals supplies the required high-purity germanium crystals.

Another example is given by the recently approved design study of the Einstein-Telescope (ET) for high precision gravitational wave detection where IKZ´s Float-Zone group is a partner.