In doing so, it will strengthen its international focus and strategic partnership with Japan. From 29 to 31 January, it will be in the German Pavilion where it will showcase its expertise in nanotechnology-based coatings with special properties.
These include antimicrobial coatings, transparent and conductive layers, the printing of electronic conductor tracks on a micrometre and nanometre scale, or coatings which enhance the efficiency of solar cells. The INM will also explain developments in which adhesion on surfaces can be switched on and off.Switchable adhesion principle for non-residue gripping in a vacuum
Electronic conductor strips determine the operational capability of a number of devices and instruments such as in TFT screens on displays and touch screens or in transponders in RFID systems where structures with large conductor strips measuring several millimeters vary, the smallest structures measuring just a few micro- or nanometers. Up to now, these conductor strips have been manufactured in different production stages, but researchers at the INM have developed a new process with which they can create macroscopic and microscopic conductor strips in a single production stepAnti-microbial coatings with a long-term action
INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials, situated in Saarbruecken, is an internationally leading centre for materials research. It is an institute of the Leibniz Association and has about 190 employees.
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