The discovery and optimization of novel functional inorganic materials
can be effi ciently accomplished using high-throughput
thin-fi lm fabrication techniques coupled with high-throughput
characterization methods. Combinatorial thin-fi lm libraries can be
prepared in different ways, e.g. in form of continuous composition
spreads, either by wedge-type multilayer deposition or co-deposition.
Additionally, high-throughput technologies have been developed
for accelerated synthesis and characterization of functional
Measurement techniques have been adapted for quick evaluation
of material libraries mapping a variety of physical characteristics
including optical, electrical and magnetic properties.
These advanced technologies will be introduced, discussed and
visited at Ruhr-Universität Bochum.