Press release: Technological world record from Dresden – ScIDre high-temperature optical floating zone furnace inspires materials scientists world-wide

Cutting-edge high-pressure optical floating zone furnace (HKZ) to be installed at the Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM) operates at a pressure of 300 bar.

Prof. Pfleiderer group ordered a HKZ for ultra-clean 50 bar atmospheres

The group of Prof. Dr. Christian Pfleiderer, chair for the Topology of Correlated Systems at the Technical University of Munich, is well-known among other things for the growth of surpassing quality single crystals of intermetallic compounds. Consequently, the TUM group ordered a HKZ furnace…

Production start of a Levitation Melting Facility KTS

Our Levitation Melting Facility KTS, a multifunctional apparatus for alloying and casting of sensitive metallic rods using a levitated melt in a cold crucible, was ordered by the Solid State Chemistry Group of Prof. K. Conder from Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Villingen, Switzerland.

ScIDre started a new development project on behalf of the Argonne National Laboratory

In close cooperation with the Emerging Materials Group of John Mitchell from the Argonne National Laboratory (Illinois, USA), we just started a new development project.

The goal is to create a highly advanced…

Paul Scherrer Institute ordered a 150 bar version of our HKZ floating zone furnace

The Solid State Chemistry Group of Prof. K. Conder from Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Villingen, Switzerland, ordered a HKZ floating zone furnace which will be able to perform growth experiments with up to 150 bar atmosphere pressure. 

ScIDre started the setup of a 300 bar HKZ floating zone furnace

Recently, we started the setup of an ultra-high pressure floating zone furnace, suitable to handle pressures of up to 300 bar oxygen or argon within the growth chamber.

University of Shanghai ordered the first HKZ furnace of the new generation

Mediated by our new distributor in China, the University of Shanghai ordered the first model of the updated and optimized 2015/2016 generation of our Optical Floating Zone Furnace HKZ.

New distribution partner in China

We are happy to announce that Quantum Design China ( will act as distributor and marketing partner for our products in the territory of People’s Republic of China.

Dresdner Transferbrief 1.16 – ScIDre company portrait

In its first issue of 2016, the Dresdner Transferbrief features a ScIDre company portrait and our product and services overview. The article (in German) can be downloaded or read online.

Technology Transfer Press Article

Dresdener Universitätsjournal published an article dealing with technology transfer and ideas exploitation offered by ScIDre (link to pdf version, page 11). Often researchers are legally prevented or have no capacity or time to promote and sell self-developed equipment, although…