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.
The 16th European Conference on Applied Superconductivity was held in Bologna, Italy from September 3-7, 2023. More info from the organizer can be found here.
Also this year, many ITEP staff members enriched the conference with their contributions.Learn more
Superconductors at room temperature and atmospheric pressure could fundamentally change our modern world: low-cooling data centers, efficient power grids, advances in nuclear fusion.
What sounds like the fulfillment of a dream unfortunately has a few catches.
At the KIT Open Day, the ITEP offered exciting insights behind the scenes of laboratories and research facilities, spectacular do-it-yourself experiments, and manifold presentations about the institute in 9 stations. Here you can find all posters as well as many impressions of the event.
10 am - 6 pm
KIT Campus North