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Investigation of Si wafer Damage in manufacturing processes



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University Freiburg

Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources - Institute for Crystallography

The topics in research and studies are the structures and properties of crystalline matter  which find application in different important fields of technology. Particular interest is on the influence of crystalline defects and irregularities and their influence on the material and device performance. The Institute for Crystallography has expertise in the fields of crystal growth and the investigation of structural quality by different X-ray diffraction techniques and synchrotron topography.

Contact: PD Dr. habil. Andreas N. Danilewsky

NRC "Kurchatov Institute"

National Research Centre “Kurchatov Institute” (KUR) 

National Research Center «Kurchatov Institute» is one of the leading research centers in the world and the largest interdisciplinary laboratory in Russia. A substantial part of Russian nuclear physics facilities has been consolidated in NRC «Kurchatov Institute». Center has integrated four research institutes: Kurchatov Institute (Moscow), Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (Gatchina), Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (Moscow), Institute for High Energy Physics (Protvino).

Contact: Prof. Dr. M. V. Kovalchuk


Laboratory for Applications of Synchrotron Radiation (LAS)

The LAS develops modern synchrotron technologies for the investigation of the structure and properties of condensed matter, nano-structures and micro-systems. The LAS participates in the operation of experimental stations at the beamlines of the synchrotron radiation source at KIT, in close cooperation with the Institute for Synchrotron Radiation (IPS).

Contact: Prof. Dr. T. Baumbach

Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)

Shubnikov Crystallography Institute (SCI) 

Research is traditionally performed along three main directions-crystal growth, crystal structure, and crystal properties. Recently, great attention is also paid to developing the scientific program and the mathematic apparatus and methods for using synchrotron-radiation sources located in the Moscow oblast for structural studies of various organic and inorganic materials.

Contact: Prof. Dr. V. Asadchikov 


Institute for Photon Science and Synchrotron Radiation (IPS)

The IPS conducts research for and with novel synchrotron analytics and diagnostics (X-ray imaging, spectroscopy, and scattering). Particular focus is placed on in situ, operando, and in vivo techniques for the characterization of technological and biological processes, with emphasis on materials and processes for energy conversion and transport technologies, nano- and information materials, and imaging approaches in the life sciences. At the synchrotron radiation source at KIT, the IPS operates the insertion device beamlines IMAGE, NANO, X-SPEC, and SUL-X

Contact: Dr. E. Hamann


Institute for Information Processing Technologies (ITIV) 

The Institute for Information Processing Technologies (ITIV) is one of the seventeen laboratories of the Department of Electrical Engineering & Information Technology of the KIT. The institute concentrates - in research and teachings - on methods and computer aided tools for the design of electronic systems and microsystems.

Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. J. Becker 

University Freiburg

Freiburg Materials Research Center (FMF) 

The Freiburg Materials Research Center is a central research institute of the Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg, which has been successfully doing interdisciplinary basic research as well as specific third-party research in the field of new materials and materials-related technologies since 1990.

Contact: Prof. Dr. M. Fiederle 


Institute for Data Processing and Electronics (IPE) 

The Institute for Data Processing and Electronics (IPE) is specialized in the development of custom detector, trigger and data acquisition systems for high data rates and in control and monitor systems. IPE’s competences cover the entire signal chain, starting with the physical sensor design, detector assembly through analog and digital electronics to online data analysis and archiving. IPE contributes to STROBOS-CODE with its modular scientific camera platform. It is used to develop advanced high-speed streaming cameras tailored to material sciences applications. The data analysis is supported with algorithms optimized for real-time execution on massive parallel comuting architectures like GPUs.

Contact: Dr. A. Kopmann