Welcome to the Institute for Technical Physics (ITEP)

The Institute of Technical Physics (ITEP) is an organizational unit of the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) in the Helmholtz Association (HGF).


The central fields of activity of the ITEP are superconductivity and cryogenics with their applications. The main focus of technical developments is currently on nuclear fusion and superconducting components for power- and magnet technology. The development of superconductors, especially high-temperature superconductors, cryogenic components and the characterization of low-temperature structural materials are also essential for this.

The work of the ITEP is application-oriented, but is accompanied by fundamental developments to the necessary extent. In the medium and long term, they are involved in national collaborative projects, virtual institutes, EU projects and cooperation with industry.

In the long term, the work of the ITEP is anchored in the "Fusion", "Storage and Networked Infrastructures" and "Matter and Universe" programmes of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres.