Welcome to the Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik
Leibniz Institut im Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.
The Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik (PDI) was founded in 1992 and is a member of the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft and part of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V..The PDI carries out basic research in materials science and solid state physics in order to inspire new applications. Special emphasis is put on the investigation of lowdimensional structures in semiconductors. The research at PDI covers the whole range from fabrication and processing of semiconductor structures, to microstructural characterization, spectroscopic analysis and theoretical modelling.
News and events:
19.-20.09.2013: PDI Topical Workshop on MBE-Grown Graphene 2013
On 19.-20.09.2013 PDI is hosting another of its successful annual topical workshops on a research area of focus. The subject of this year's workshop will be the growth and properties of graphene synthesized by molecular beam epitaxy. The workshops provide a selected number of participants with a framework that encourages intensive discussion and enable research partners working in a specific field to learn from each other. Participation is by invitation only.
27.6.2013: PDI's animation "Device inspiring research" nominated for the Nanospots 2013 short film award
A short film made within PDI's Science|Interface project, which portrays selected scientific work from the institute, has been nominated for the Nanospots 2013 short film award that is sponsored by Zeiss, Spektrum der Wissenschaften and Volkswagen Stiftung, amongst others. The 10 finalists - including PDI - have been invited to the award ceremony in Halle on 27.6.2013, where the films will be presented to the public and the winners are selected by a mixed jury of scientists, media reprenstatives and industry. The film will be available on the PDI website after the festival.
8.6.2013,16:00-24:00: Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften
"Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften" has again been a successful and entertaining event with many interested visitors finding their to PDI to learn about the latest research at the institute or participate in one of the popular hands-on experiments and practical science quizzes. Thank you very much for coming!
20.11.2012: Opening of the new PDI Science Facade
At the opening of PDI's new Science Facade more than 150 people gathered to follow the official "lights-on" of the institute's new digital installation on Taubenstraße.The Science Fassade shows a collection of video installations which have been created through a collaboration of researchers from the institute and media artists from the Berlin-based motion graphics agency PFADFINDEREI. Through visually impressing animations, based on actual research of the institute, the Science Facade inspires curiosity for science and research in a central location in Berlin-Mitte.
PDI in the media:
- Watch the news cast of TV channel RBB on PDI and its new Science Facade
- See one of our 'brilliant minds' featured in a series of Deutsche Welle
for a list of recent publications from PDI, please click here.