Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology

Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology


The Institute at a Glance

We are focusing on:

  • Fundamental research
    • electron beam physics and beam target interactions
    • fretting (wear resistance of materials) 
    • generation, transmission and conversion of high electromagnetic fields at millimeter wave frequencies
    • plasma-wall interaction
  • Application of the results
    • to generate pulsed electron beams with large diameters and sufficient beam energies
    • to improve the wear resistance and the liquid metal corrosion of steels
    • to electroporate biomasses and to stimulate biological cells to supply Megawatt power levels for electron-cyclotron resonance heating and control
    • to apply high-power microwaves to materials by developing large-scale microwave ovens and specific microwave tools
    • to predict the impact of transients on the erosion and lifetime of wall materials of future fusion reactors


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Promotion Vasileios Ramopoulos

Am 21.01.2021 hat Herr Vasileios Ramopoulos seine Promotionsprüfung mit dem Thema "Energy-efficient, scalable and modular industrial microwave applicator for high temperature alkaline hydrolysis of PET" bestanden. Herr Ramopoulos hat seine Doktorarbeit in der Gruppe der industriellen Materialprozesstechnik (IHM) geschrieben. Das Institut für Hochleistungsimpuls- und Mikrowellentechnik (IHM) gratuliert ganz herzlich zur bestandenen Prüfung. 


Best eposter Oper/Cat

22.12.2020, Beste eposter Präsentation bei der „nanoGe Online conference on Operando Characterization of Catalysts at Work“ mit dem Beitrag „Optical Emission Spectroscopy of Atmospheric CO2 Plasma Sustained with Ultrafast Microwave Pulsations“, sponsored by Chemistry Europe.


Am 2. Dezember 2020 wurden die Preisträger des diesjährigen NEULAND-Innovationswettbewerbs durch Vizepräsidenten Prof. Dr. Thomas Hirth geehrt.

1. Platz „SERPENS” (Super Efficient and Rapid Printing by Electromagnetic-heating Necessitated System)

Beteiligte: Dr. Nanya Li, Dr. rer. nat. Guido Link und Prof. Dr.-Ing. John Jelonnek vom Institut für Hochleistungsimpuls- und Mikrowellentechnik (IHM)