Berlin is among the largest and most diverse regions for science in Europe and has the greatest concentration of university and institutional research facilities in Germany. Thus, the German capital region provides top conditions for innovation and growth. This is particularly positive for the innovative growth sectors and future fields that are combined in five capital region clusters, including Photonics.
Nearly 400 technology companies and more than 30 university and non-university scientific institutes research and develop high-tech components, systems and products in Berlin for the world market. With its wide range of expertise, the capital region has become one of the world's leading locations for photonics and microsystems technologies.
Use the opportunity to visit a company or research institution in and nearby Berlin on April 25, 2018.
Physical method for the non-invasive determination of the sun protection factor of sunscreens by LED techniques
An experimental method for the determination of the sun protection factor of sunscreen is developed at the Center of Experimental and Applied Cutaneous Physiology (CCP) at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. The measurements are not based on the development of a sunburn as biological response of the skin to sun radiation. They will be carried out in vivo on volunteers by reflectance spectroscopy.
Address: Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin | CCP | Charitéplatz 1 | 10117 Berlin | Germany
Single crystal processing for electronics research
CrysTec GmbH is a worldwide leading manufacturer of oxidic and fluoridic substrate materials for oxide electronics research market (ferroelectrics, multiferroics, superconductors, topological insulators etc.). CrysTec is engaged in development of Nitride substrates like AlN for UV application. On CrysTec tour you will get an overview about substrates manufacturing cycle, which are still at an early stage for an expected industrial use. You will get an imagination, what else exists next to the important materials like silicon, GaAs, SiC and sapphire, which are the key materials for the today´s electronics.
Address: CrysTec GmbH | Köpenicker Str. 325 | 12555 Berlin | Germany
Fabrication of UV LEDs – semiconductor epitaxy and chip processing
The tour covers two main segments of the process chain for the fabrication of UV LEDs. You will visit the lab where the semiconductor crystal layer structures are grown on substrate wafers using metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy. Moreover, the cleanroom for the frontend processing of these wafers will be shown which involves chip processing technologies such as photolithography or plasma etching.
Address: Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik | Gustav-Kirchhoff-Str. 4 | 12489 Berlin | Germany
Thermoset-based composites – from monomers to components
PYCO’s work is focused on thermoset-based lightweight composites and on micro- as well as optoelectronics: new (nano-)materials, prepregs, core materials, laminates, all kinds of fiber reinforced materials, sandwich structures, integrated optical devices and alternative curing methods (UV, IR, Microwave). The technical plant in Wildau gives an overview about different processing technologies.
Address: Research division Polymeric Materials and Composites PYCO | Technical Center 1 | Freiheitstraße 124-126 | 15745 Wildau | Germany
LayTec’s equipment is used in a broad range of applications like optoelectronics, electronics, PV, displays, optics & photonics, SEMI and others. Join live demonstrations and discover how our integrated metrology tools provide access to all key parameters during deposition processes in real-time – either in-situ during the process or in-line during substrate transfer between deposition chambers.
Address: LayTec AG | Seesener Str. 10-13 | 10709 Berlin | Germany
Growth of semiconductor crystals at the IKZ
We provide an insight into the preparation of bulk single crystals as substrates for (opto)electronic devices at the Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth (IKZ). The tour includes a short introduction into the status of semiconductor crystals as well as a lab visit to our growth facilities for bulk single crystals (e.g. AlN, Si, oxides) and our wafering facilities to provide substrates.
Address: Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth | Max-Born-Str. 2 | 12489 Berlin | Germany
Plasma process technology and thin film metrology for small scale production
SENTECH Instruments develops, manufactures, and globally sells innovative capital equipment focused on deposition, structuring and characterization of thin films in semiconductor technology, microsystems, photovoltaics, nanotechnology and materials research. SENTECH products will be demonstrated in the demo labs as well as in manufacturing facility.
Address: SENTECH Instruments GmbH | Schwarzschildstr. 2 | 12489 Berlin | Germany
UV sensors and metrology
Visitors of the ICULTA-2018 will get a tour to sglux new fab and office building in Berlin Adlershof, where SiC based UV photodiodes and sensors are manufactured. The attendees will learn about the advantages of SiC based photodiodes: visible blindness, stability under high UV radiation and high temperatures. sglux will present its radiometers for work-place safety and give an introduction in UV radiometer calibration.
Address: sglux GmbH | Richard-Willstätter-Str. 8 | 12489 Berlin | Germany
Deep UV LED fabrication and testing at Technische Universität Berlin
At the lab for Experimental Nanophysics and Photonics in the Technische Universität Berlin the crystalline layer structure of LEDs is grown, LEDs are fabricated and tested. We will explain the working principle of the UV LEDs, show the systems to grow the crystalline layers, and explain the fabrication procedure from the semiconductor wafer to the LED chips. Finally we will visit the lab for electroluminescence testing and show how we acquire emission power, spectrum and the far-field of the LEDs.
Address: Technische Universität Berlin | Institute of Solid State Physics | Hardenbergstr. 36 | 10623 Berlin