Functional Materials and Components
Modern examples of polymer materials can increasingly be found in the so-called high-tech applications, for example in monitors for laptops, displays for mobile phones or generally in the area of microelectronics and information technology (e.g. as a medium for data storage). Functional polymers have long since started their triumphal course through the world markets.
Such complex applications demand certain requirements – the specific synthesis of new macromolecules, the detailed analysis of their structural and dynamic characteristics and the exact characterisation of the devices produced.
As a response to these important challenges scientists at the Max Planck Institute work within in a multi disciplinary project structure, where chemists, physicists, materials scientists and engineers interact closely.