Analysis and Electron Microscopy

Our surface and materials technology unit covers all technologies relating to the production and structuring of layers, microsystems and nanosystems. It also specializes in the analysis of materials and their surfaces. Its products and services are used in a wide  range of sectors, including biotechnology, medical technology, chemistry, the environment, and automotive and mechanical  engineering.

Microsystem- and nanotechnology for life science

We focus on components and systems for manipulating and analyzing molecules, particles, cells and tissues.

Interface, microstructure and nanoparticle analysis

The precise analysis and depiction of processes and effects on material surfaces plays a key role in optimizing the passivation of medical instruments or components used in mechanical/automotive engineering.
The preparation and analysis of nanoparticles, samples containing water, moist coatings, solid-fluid interfaces and a number of biological/technical interfaces with high spatial resolution calls for specialist know-how.


The NMI uses its interface- and microstructure-based analyses to address the tribology-related problems of friction and wear. The findings help our customers improve the running properties and service life of machine components.