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University of Innsbruck

University of Innsbruck - Institute for Ion Physics and Applied Physics

Basic phenomena of atomic, molecular and plasma physics are investigated at the institute. The application-oriented perspectives of the branches mentioned above led to the spin-off of 10 high-tech companies in Tyrol by members and former students of this research area up to now. More than 1500 jobs have been created by these companies that decisively enable physicists to practice their profession in Tyrol.

Technologies and competences

The research of the institute covers bio-, nano- and cluster-, environmental, plasma and energy physics, computational and food chemistry, thin films and high-frequency technology and signal processing. Basic research is performed theoretically and experimentally in the field of attosecond physics, elementary molecular and atomic processes, gas analysis, mass spectrometry, plasma simulations and nuclear fusion.

Products and services in space

  • Astrochemistry
  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Molecular spectroscopy

Space related test benches, laboratories, etc.

Optical and mass spectrometry, ultra-high vacuum and cryogenic temperatures

Employees 10 - 50
Turnover 1 - 5M€
Export quota space 0 %
  Research Development Production
Applied Research: Spacecraft      
Applied Research: Launchers and Manned Flight      
Applied Research: Ground Segment      
Applied Research: Instruments and Payloads      
Applied Research: Satellite-based Services      
Basic Research for Space Technology      
Other Experimental Research

University of Innsbruck - Institute for Ion Physics and Applied Physics
Technikerstraße 25, 6020 Innsbruck
+43 512 507-52660
Contact: Paul Scheier
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Last modification: 2018-08-29