Posted: December 18, 2009

German-Russian Centre for terahertz research established at the University of Regensburg

(Nanowerk News) Terahertz research is in the focus the "German-Russian Centre for terahertz research and technology", funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) that has been recently established at the physics faculty in Regensburg. On the Russian side three renowned institutions are involved in the partnership: the Ioffe Institute and the Polytechnic University in St. Petersburg as well as the Lomonosov University in Moscow. The activities on the German side are coordinated by the Institute of Applied and Experimental Physics of the University of Regensburg. Besides Prof. Dr. Dieter Weiss, Prof. Dr. Sergey Ganichev is as director in charge of the new centre.
The terahertz regime bridges the gap between the optical and microwave spectral range and promises new applications in solid state physics, medical imaging, or safety measures. On the centre's agenda is especially basic research in the field of spintronics, optics and optoelectronics as well as the development of THz semiconductor sources and detectors.
A central aim of the centre is to foster closer collaborations between German and Russian scientists in this active and seminal research area. This shall be primarily accomplished by funding visits of guest researchers and by joint meetings of the participating institutions.
Source: University of Regensburg