The research activities in the crystal growth lab of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Wellmann at the electronic materials and energy technology (i-meet) division of the materials department (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) are devoted to modern topics in semiconductor technology and include crystal growth, epitaxy and characterization of various electronic materials.
Materials for energy saving are in the current focus of research:
(i) Silicon carbide for power electronic devices is a key player for energy saving.
(ii) The CIGSSe thin film solar cell materials recently have reached a maturity that allows the realization of commercial solar panels. CZTSSe is believed to play the role of a succeeding thin film solar cell material.
(iii) Printed electronic layers offer a great potential of a wide range of (opto-)electronic and photovoltaic device applications.
(iv) In the field of characterization a large variety of electrical, spectroscopic and structural techniques are used which serve the better understanding of materials processing. Special emphasis is put on topographic methods.
(v) In all fields service for industrial and institutional partners may be provided.