The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) bundles the missions of both precursory institutions: A university of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg with teaching and research tasks and a large-scale research institution of the Helmholtz Association conducting program-oriented provident research on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany. Within these missions, KIT is operating along the three strategic fields of action of Research, Teaching, and Innovation.
The Institute for Technical Physics (ITEP) is part of the large-scale research and linked to the faculty for electro-technology with the central topics superconductivity and cryogenics and their applications. It is part of the central research title Energy of KIT. The activities span over the areas of superconducting electric power equipment and high field magnets. Essential are own developments of superconductors and AC/DC cables, especially from high temperature superconductors, innovative cryogenic components and the characterization of deep-cold temperature structure materials.
The activities of ITEP are application oriented, but are accompanied by fundamental investigations when requested. The activities are medium and long-term embedded in national co-operations, virtual institutes, EU─ projects and co─operations with the industry. Actual participations in projects are on fault current limiters (EU-project ECCOFLOW), the energy cable AMPACITY in Essen and industrial activities for transformers. A new R&D-Field is energy efficient rotating machineries and their applications, as in wind energy devices. The ITEP is the most experienced R&D partner for your superconducting technological solutions!