New building for organic electronics in Dresden

After more than 100 years in the old Beyer-Bau, the IAPP (Dresden Integrated Center for Applied Physics and Photonic materials) moved to a new building. The all new Hermann-Krone-Bau is named after Hermann Krone, a photographer, researcher and university teacher closely related to the beginnings of IAPP.

The new building offers more than 3400 square meters and will host IAPP, parts of the Institut für Angewandte Physik (IAP) and the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed), the excellence cluster of TU Dresden, and the Hermann-Krone-Sammlung, a collection of historic photographies, negatives and scientific texts related to the development of photography.

In 27 cleanrooms of ISO class 6 and 8 distributed over 1000 m2 it is possible to produce organic electronic devices in dust free conditions. Additionally low vibration lab space was created to improve the conditions for people working with scanning microscopy. Overall, the conditions to produce and characterize organic electronic devices have improved significantly with the new building.

When everything is finished organic solar films will be installed on the southern facade of the building to test the building integration of organic photovoltaics in an EE-EFRE funded project.

At the IAPP we will use the new facilities to design organic devices (OLED, OSOL, OTFT), organic (doped) thin films and we will work on new materials for organic electronics. For this purpose we have several vacuum sublimation chambers and the instrumentation to electrically and optically characterize samples (UPS, XPS, temperature dependent transmission spectroscopy, impedance spectroscopy, Seebeck effect and conductivity measurements…).

Read about the inauguration ceremony here.
Bernhard Nell