Materials Science & Optics

Professor Stefan Zollner

The group of Professor Zollner measures the refractive index and absorption coefficients of solid materials and thin layers from the far-infrared to the vacuum-ultraviolet spectral region to learn about vibrational and electronic properties of materials. Our understanding of these properties aids in the design of advanced optical devices, for example optical filters, detectors, and semiconductor lasers. For more information, see our internal web page

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In Professor Zollner's lab you will also find a state-of-the-art x-ray diffractometer which is used to study atomic spacing, bond angles, and other crystalline properties.