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Germany (16)


Chemical solution deposition group “aixACCT Laboratories“
Affiliation :
At the Institut für Werkstoffe der Elektrotechnik II, RWTH Aachen
Head of the institute: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Waser
Research Activities :
Preparation of complex electronic oxide thin films with different properties (dielectric, ferroelectric, piezoelectric, conducting etc.) by CSD; Chemistry of CSD precursor solutions comprising sol-gel-, hybrid -, and MOD approaches; new precursors and their solutions; mechanism of crystallization and growth; fabrication of nanoscopic ferroelectrics; characterization of morpholgical and electrical properties
Max Bergmann Center for Biomaterials
Affiliation : Joint interdisciplinary initiative by scientists affiliated to the Technische Universität Dresden and the Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden
Research Activities : biomaterials, s-layer, bacteria, sol-gel, bacterial proteinaceous surface layer, catalysis
Polyphase solidification Research group
Affiliation : Institute of space simulation, German Aerospace Center
Research Activities : Applied and basic research on alloys (e.g. aluminium mixed with copper), that always solidify forming two different solids simultaneously (different composition, different crystallographic structure) directly from the melt. Of particular interest the page on  the utilization of aerogels for casting engineering applications and applications of aerogels in fundamental solidification processes. Topics: - production of aerogels, - solidification facilities using aerogels, - investment casting in aerogels. 
Department of Powder Technology
Affiliation : Saarland University
Research Activities : Glass  and ceramic from colloids or/and nanoparicules, Electro-spraying techniques for glass and ceramic coatings, Electrophoretic deposition, Wear and Corrosion resistant coatings, Functionally graded materials
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry Affiliation : University GH Essen 
Research Activities :
Metal clusters and colloids in catalysis. Large ligand stabilized transition metal clusters and colloids. Photo and electrluminescent inorganic systems. 1D, 2D, 3D arrangements of clusters and colloids.
Affiliation : Institute of New Materials, Saarbrucken
Research Activities : One of the main European large Institutes entirely devoted to Sol-Gel research and development.
Chemseddine's group  
Affiliation :
Hahn-Meitner Institut Berlin, Germany
Research Activities : Wet chemical routes to highly nanostructured semiconducting materials (oxide and sulfide). Control over nucleation, growth, capping and organization of nanocrystals and nanoclusters. Opto-electronic properties of free standing nanocrystals (quantum size effect) and of nanocrystal assemblies (cluster-cluster interactions) in solution and in the solid state.Focus is on solar materials. Gallery of nanostrcutures
Silicium chemistry group (Prof. G. Roewer)
Affiliation : Institute for Inorganic Chemistry, Technical University de Freiberg
Research Activities :
Sol-Gel process (Glucose-Oxidase Immobilisation) , SiO polymers Polysilanes
Ceramics Lab
Affiliation : Fraunhofer Institute of Silicates
Research Activities : Powders (Emulsion, hydrothermal, co-precipitation), thin coatings and fibers for improved ceramics and composite materials made by sol-gel chemistry . Links to individual pages for Powders, Aerogels, Thin films, Fibers and  Composite materials 

Dispersive Solids group
Affiliation :
At the materials department Technische Universität Darmstadt
Research Activities : The Dispersive Solids Group of the Materials Science Department is concerned with advanced ceramic materials for various high tech applications. Dispersive solids are characterized by a special configuration of composite materials, where small particles of a fine divided phase are embedded in a matrix for improving the properties of the basic material. Molecular design enables the synthesis of compounds having tailor made properties suitable for their conversion to ceramics. In our group polymer pyrolysis, sol-gel-processing and chemical vapour deposition are the techniques applied for synthesis of ceramics. The aim is to generate suitable microstructures, which fulfill the requirements for high tech applications. Materials having high hardness, high temperature stability, high oxidation resistance and defined electrical properties are examples of our current studies.

Fraunhofer Institute for Solar energy
Affiliation :
Research Activities : The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE conducts research on the technology needed to supply energy efficiently and on an environmentally sound basis in industrialized, threshold and developing countries. To this purpose, it develops systems, components, materials and processes in the areas of thermal use of solar energy, photovoltaics, solar architecture, electrical power supplies, chemical energy conversion and rational use of energy. Large area Sol-Gel antireflective coating is one of the active research topics.
Ormocer Home Page
Affiliation :
Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research 
Research Activities :  Overview of Synthesis, applications, Characterization and technology of hybrid inorganic-organic copolymers (ORMOCERs) based on organically modified heteropolysiloxanes.
Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research
Affiliation :
Fraunhofer Institute 
Research Activities :  hybrid polymer systems, ceramics, silanes
Hermsdorfer Institute for Technical Ceramics
Affiliation : Hermsdorfer Institute for Technical Ceramics 
Research Activities : Mesoporous ceramic membranes for ultrafiltration
Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research
Affiliation : ZAE Bayern, University of Würzburg
Research Activities : Four division; Thermal Insulation and heat transfer (J. Fricke group). Energy conversion and storage, Photovoltaics and Solar Thermal and Biomass
Laboratory of Environmental Immunoanalysis  
Affiliation : Institute of Hydrochemistry, Technical University of Munich
Research Activities : Sol-Gel glass Immunosorbents. Development of  Immunoadsorbers, Preparation of artificial antibodies, Microhybridization, Immunoassay systems
Glass chemistry group 
Affiliation :
at Otto-Schott-Institut für Glaschemie der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Research Activities :
(Buerger group) Investigations on Sol-Gel-technology are focused on the improvement of physical properties and new applications. Here, the preparation is carried out on the base of alkoxides, inorganic-organic hybrid polymers, inorganic salts using spray-, dip-, and spin-coating procedures. Hybrid CdS and CdSe doped materials, NLO films, photochromics and photocatalysis.

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