The Institute for Molecules and Materials houses a multitude of advanced spectroscopic tools that allow for a detailed characterisation of matter in the nano-femto-domain, including the world-wide unique coupling of the free electron lasers laboratory FELIX to the high magnetic field laboratory (HFML) enabling far infrared experiments in high magnetic fields.
High Field Magnet Laboratory & FELIX Laboratory (HFML-FELIX)
The FELIX Laboratory generates intense infrared and Terahertz radiation with an unprecedented tuning range in one single facility. It provides the world’s most complete coverage of the (far) infrared spectrum and is used in a broad range of fundamental research, from exploring the limits of fibre optics networks to determining the interactions of biological molecules. The HFML creates the highest possible static magnetic fields. These extreme conditions drive matter into previously inaccessible states and phases, uncovering surprising material properties, from crystal growth in gravitation-free environments to exotic quantum phases in topological materials. This instrumentation is largely unmatched and the opportunities created by combining the strengths of the two laboratories are world-wide unique.
This large-scale facility develops new techniques to optimize sensitivity and information content of NMR spectra and to apply these methods to target specific topics in materials research in terms of local structure and dynamics addressing structure/function relationships. The laboratory houses eight NMR spectrometers up to 850 MHz for both liquid- and solid-state NMR.
Scanning Probe Microscopy labs (SPiN labs)
The SPiN Laboratories house a broad range of instruments including scanning probe microscopes and atomic force microscopes. It is situated three floors underground and is optimised for ultralow noise measurements. The SPiN Laboratories are used to investigate structural, electronic and magnetic properties at the single atom scale.
The Life Science Trace Detection Laboratory operates a variety of unique state-of-the-art trace gas detectors that allow real time measurements at or below ppbv level of trace gases released by various biological samples in a seconds time scale. The application procedure is simple and straightforward.
Solar Cell Research Facility & Thin Film Growth Lab
The Solar Cell Research Facility with dedicated growth, processing and analysis equipment for solar cell research, including Clean Rooms and an Outdoor Calibration Facility. And a Thin Film Growth Laboratory, in which materials and thin films can be grown with atomic precision.
Laser facilities & Clean Rooms
The Laser Laboratories include a large variety of femtosecond lasers and amplifiers, delivering pulses down to 35 fs with energies of up to 4 mJ; cw lasers from the uv to far-infrared, single-shot femtosecond Magneto Optical Kerr Effect Microscopy to matter in extremely non-equilibrium conditions, including ultrafast magnetization dynamics and single molecule-molecule collisions. More information? Contact dr. John Schermer (clean rooms), prof. Alexey Kimel (laser laboratories).
Equipment & devices database
In the Research Equipment & Devices database you can find all available IMM research instrumentation, equipment & devices and the corresponding contact person. You will find detailed information such as description, technical information, booking information and conditions.