TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution. Research activities of the Atomic and Plasma Physics group at the Institute of Applied Physics focus on the interaction of (multi-charged) ion beams and (femtosecond) laser radiation with matter (atoms, molecules, surfaces) both from a fundamental point of view and because of their relevance for plasma-wall interaction, fusion plasma diagnostics, material processing and medical applications.

At the Atominstitut, the scientific effort of the “Low Temperature Physics and Superconductivity” group spans from basic research to highly application-oriented aspects of superconductivity. A significant part of their technological work deals with measuring the stability of superconductors and related insulator materials. These material studies are necessary for the application of superconductors in fusion reactors or in particle accelerator technology. In this context, they also measure the mechanical properties and radiation resistance of relevant materials.

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