RD Landscape in Germany 211 Nanotechnology Funding of the BMBF

Nanotechnology, which was undertaken as a research topic in Germany at the beginning of the nineties, is now extensively promoted as an interdisciplinary cross section technology by the Federal Ministry of Research tence centers" of the and Education both in the range of the institutional as well as project

Federal Ministry of Re- funding. Nanotechnology funding received a distinct thrust by the estab-seach and Education lishment of nanotechnology competence centers in the year 1998 with the following fields of work:

• Production and use of lateral nanostructures

• Applications of nanostructures in the field of optoelectronics

• Functional ultra-thin films

• Functionality by means of chemistry

• Ultra-precise surface treatment

• Nanoanalytics

One objective of the competence centers is to bring together nanotechno-logy researchers and industrial users. In the entire network approx. 440 participants from universities, research institutes, large-scale enterprises, small and medium sized enterprises as well as financiers, consultants and asociations are presently linked together.

The network "NanoMat" at the research center Karlruhe was added to the list of the BMBF competence centers in 2001. Beyond that, a nano-biotechnology network (NanoBioNet, Saarbruecken) was established, composed of universities, research centers and industrial partners.9 As a superordinate Internet platform, the Nanonet10 was established by the BMBF, which provides links to the different competence centers (CC) and additional information.

9 www.nanobionet.de

10 www.nanonet.de

CC

Coordinator

Topics

Functional ultra-thin films

Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik IWS, Dresden Internet:

www.nanotechnology.de

• Advanced CMOS

• Innovative components

• Biomolecular layers

• Mechanical and protective layers

• Ultrathin layers for optics and photonics

• Nanoactuators and sensors (nanosystems)

Lateral nanostruc-

tures

Advanced Microelectronic Center, Aachen

Internet:

www.nanoclub.de

• Magnetoelectronics

• Ultraelectronics

• Self-Assembly

• Lithography

• Simulation, nanotools

Nano-Analytics

Institute for Applied Physics University Hamburg Internet:

www.nanoscience.de

• Scanning tunneling microscopy

• Scanning force microscopy

• Near-field optical microscopy

• High resolution photoelectron spectroscopy

• Electron microscopy

• Secondary mass spectroscopy

• Ion probe techniques

Functionality by means of chemistry

University Kaiserslautern Internet:

www.cc-nanochem.de

• Medicine & pharmacy

• Sensors & catalysis

• Electronics

• Power engineering

• Surface treatment

• Nanoparticles

• Bulk & Composites

Nanostruc-tures in the field of Optoelectronics

Institute for Solid State Physics, TU Berlin

Internet: www.nanop.de

• Quantum dot laser

• Edge-/surface emitter

• Photonic crystals

Ultra-precise surface treatment

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig Internet: www.upob.de

• Mechanical/chemical finishing

• Ionbeam- and plasma methods

• Optical methods

• Characterization of surfaces

• Optical and x-ray optical Layers

• Ultraprecise 3D-structuring

• Nanopositioning- and measuring systems

Nano-Materials

(Network NanoMat)

Research Center Karlsruhe GmbH

Internet:

www.nanomat.de

• Design of nanomaterials

• Surfaces and inner boundaries

Table 1: Nanotechnology Competence Centers of the BMBF (Source: www.nanonet.de)

Table 1: Nanotechnology Competence Centers of the BMBF (Source: www.nanonet.de)

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