Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Contact: Frank Schmidl

Maintaining traditions and shaping the future—these are the fundamental aims underlying all research and teaching at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU). The FSU is one of the venerable and most historic universities in Germany. Its foundation in 1558 meant political change and an open commitment to freedom of belief and consciousness. Since its opening, the University has put Jena on the map internationally as a centre of academia. Today, it is the largest higher education institution and the only comprehensive University in the German state of Thuringia, and it attracts students of all subjects, as well as scientists from all over the globe.

Project Group: Physics of Thin Films / Superconductivity

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Research topics

Thin films: Deposition of thin films under HV / UHV conditions via PLD (Pulsed Laser Depo-sition), sputtering and thermal evapora-tion. Purpose is the fabrication of amor-phous and crystalline single films and film systems for a wide range of applications (superconducting films, hard coat-ings, optical functional layers).

Nanoparticles: Fabrication and characterization of nanoparticles. Investigation of interaction of nanoparticle ensembles and epitaxial grown films and film systems in order to tune the optical and superconducting properties (e.g. critical current density jc).

Superconducting sensor systems: Design, structure and characterization (sensitivity, noise) of suitable sensor systems, mainly based on superconducting magnetic field sensors (dc-SQUIDs). Cooperation with international partners (GSI Darmstadt, CERN)