Leibniz AssociationThe Leibniz Association institutes concentrate on application-oriented basic research and provide a scientific infrastructure.
Five such institutions have been established in Dresden, including two of the largest Leibniz institutes in Germany. Together they employ over 1,000 members of staff. The Leibniz institutes have access to more than 50 items of research equipment which can also be made available to other local research organizations.
The main focuses of research are:
- New-Generation Materials
- Mineralogy and Geology
- Earth Science
- Economic Research
Superconductivity and SuperconductorsResearch at the IFW Dresden in Superconductivity and Superconductors covers a wide range of activities from basic science investigations of the electronic structure of new superconducting compounds to applied research towards High Temperature Superconducting wires and tapes for electric power systems.
Superconductive maglev rail system: the 'SupraTrans' developed at Leibniz IFW uses a high-temperature superconductor for lift and guidance. In future, superconducting magnets could play a role in non-contact transport and storage systems.