Bremerhaven Institute of Nanotechnology (BINANO)



The Bremerhaven Institute of Nanotechnology is devoted to the synthesis, characterization and application of nanoparticles and nanostructured solids.

Materials under investigation are:

  • Ferrofluids
  • Carbon nanodots
  • Thermoelectric oxides
  • Piezoelectric nanoparticles
  • Nanocomposite and nanostructured materials

Material characterization is carried out in-house, with external partners or at large scale facilities. The following methods are applied:

  • Electron microscopy (LVEM-5 TEM/SEM)
  • Optical spectroscopy (200 - 1100 nm)
  • Resonant ultrasound spectroscopy (RUS)
  • X-ray diffraction and scattering
  • Neutron diffraction and reflectometry