Faculty of Physics,

Technical University Munich

Crystal and Material Laboratory


The Crystal Laboratory of the Faculty of Physics is mainly a service laboratory  open to the different experimental working groups of the faculty, but also provides help and consulting for members of other faculties and universities in Germany and abroad. In rare cases we also provide help for private industry if there is a common scientific interest.

Besides that,  a growing crystal growth activity has been developed during the last years, which enabled us to rebuild our laboratory with  very modern crystal growth  facilities, characterization and machining equipment. 

The Crystal Lab. nowadays contributes to the work of the Research Unit FOR538 of the German Science Foundation with growth, orientation and cutting of high temperature superconductor crystals and to the Excellence Cluster “Origin and Structure of the Universe” of the Technical University Munich by to growth of CaWO4 detector crystals of several cm in diameter for the CRESST experiment.

CaWO4 single crystal

Ba1-xKxFe2As2 single crystal

YBa2Cu3O7-δ crystals in a BaZrO3 crucible

La2-x SrxCuO4 single crystal of a  high temperature superconductor grown by the Travelling Solvent Floating Zone (TSFZ) technique

Molten Zone during the growth of  a  high temperature superconductor crystal La2-x SrxCuO4 by the Travelling Solvent Floating Zone (TSFZ) technique

Physik - Department

Technische Universität München

Kristall - Labor

James-Franck-Str. 1

D-85747 Garching

How to reach us:

Phone: 0049-89-28912642


Fax:    0049-89-28914660

E-Mail:   A.Erb@wmi.badw.de