Often, just a few atomic layers determine whether a surface is water-repellent, adhesive, paintable or antibacterial. Targeted modification can give surfaces of many substances specific properties. The NMI is your expert when it comes to elucidating processes in micro, nano, and even atomic dimensions.
Research and development often require careful analysis of materials and their surfaces. If a product has undesirable residues, for example, then the failure analysis begins. The elucidation of those processes that take place during manufacturing, processing and use of products enables the sustainable optimization of components in automotive and mechanical engineering or in medical technology.
The NMI offers analytical support for various projects as well as a wide range of services in pure contract analysis. Our laboratories are equipped with a diversified range of instruments and a variety of preparative, imaging and spectroscopic methods.