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Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics

Fraunhofer Research Institution for Modular Solid State Technologies EMFT was renamed as of 31st March 2015. Even if the abbreviation “EMFT” is maintained, in the complete name the word “modular” is replaced with the word “microsystems”. The Fraunhofer Research Institution for Modular and Solid State Technologies EMFT is now the...

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High-strength steels are in-demand light materials because they help to make machines and cars more energy-efficient. Thanks to their new material structure, they allow components to have thinner walls without compromises on safety.

 

With the “MAGNUS” hybrid testing system, researchers at Fraunhofer IZFP have developed a...

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Fantastic picture sharpness, detailed depth of field, and brilliant colors – that’s the promise that comes with the “television of the future” in Ultra HD. This format, also referred to as 4K technology, corresponds to approximately four times the resolution of HDTV. This presents video cameras with considerable challenges:...

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Even the finest cracks, cavities, or inclusions in a material could mean costly hazards. Nondestructive materials tests can find these flaws, which are hidden to the naked eye. The Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing IZFP is currently preparing for the standardization of induction thermography. In the long term, the...

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Moisture is all too often the cause behind serious building damage, hygiene issues, or unnecessarily high energy costs. Regular inspections can help to detect problem areas or mold in a timely manner and avoid expensive repairs. The scientists at Fraunhofer IPMS have developed an RFID moisture sensor that delivers real-time and...

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Ms. Lange, what are you working on at the moment?

I work in the “Photonic Components Department” of the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute on the design of an optical transmitter to send data signals using light. Because people around the world want to transmit ever-increasing quantities of data, optical components that can be...

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X-rays are a tried-and-tested way to investigate components and materials. Fraunhofer researchers have now developed an X-ray detector capable of delivering particularly high-quality images in real time. This will make it possible to precisely reconstruct even the processes going on inside materials.

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