The German Conference of Women in Physics, taking place annually since 1997, is supported by the German Physical Society and by its Working Group on Equal Opportunities. This year's conference will be hosted by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology at 24-27 November 2022. The program of the conference covers scientific contributions from different areas of physics.
This year, six female scientists of IHP’s Materials Research department will present their latest results in the field of materials science for future devices in microelectron-ics. The research activities cover the interplay between strain and temperature in ger-manium microstructures, the increase of efficiency and functionality in microelectron-ics by using group IV alloys, as well as the Fano coupling of bright-dark modes in THz plasmonic Germanium based antennas. In addition, the design of multilayer stacks for the use as a selective emitter in thermophotovoltaic devices will be discussed. Finally, the temperature dependence of Raman scattering of Germanium based layers and electrical active defects caused by threading dislocations in Germanium-rich hetero-structures will be presented at the German Conference of Women in Physics.
According to Prof. Christian Wenger, Department Head Materials Research at IHP, women are still underrepresented in natural sciences. Therefore, this conference offers female physicists of different areas and at different career levels the opportunity for networking and professional exchange.