Fraunhofer FEP

Brief Profile

Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP works on innovative solutions in the fields of vacuum coating, surface treatment as well as organic semiconductors. The core competences electron beam technology, sputtering, plasma-activated deposition and high-rate PECVD as well as technologies for the organic electronics and IC/system design provide a basis for these activities.

Thus, Fraunhofer FEP offers a wide range of possibilities for research, development and pilot production, especially for the processing, sterilization, structuring and refining of surfaces as well as OLED microdisplays, organic and inorganic sensors, optical filters and flexible OLED lighting.

Our aim is to seize the innovation potential of the electron beam, plasma technology and organic electronics for new production processes and devices and to make it available for our customers.

Research Highlights


Inactivate vaccines more effectively using electron beams

Since as early as the 1950s, toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde have been used to inactivate pathogens for so-called killed vaccines (e.g. to fight influenza, polio or hepatitis A viruses)


Ultra-thin glass on roll for flexible electronics and novel thin film coating processes

Ultra-thin glass is thinner than paper. It is that flexible, that it could be wound into rolls.


Wearable visualization – OLED microdisplays

Smart glasses and wearables are not only a trend but open a wide range of applications in different areas.


Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) – flexible light source for universal application

Organic semiconductors enable large area components, for example organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) on flexible substrates.


Producing wholesome seed product on site

Providing the expanding population with healthy foodstuffs is an enormous challenge whose solution begins very early in the production chain.


atmoFlex – technology for thin film coating of plastic films

Because of low specific weight, cost-effective production and simple processing, plastic films are used in many industry sectors.