Manfred von Ardenne Institute
Manfred von Ardenne led the institute that bore his name from 1955 to 1990, at times employing about 500 staff. It acquired an international reputation as the birthplace of important innovations.
At the beginning, the focus of the work was in electron, ion, nuclear physics and over microscopy, and later in medical electronics and basic research in biomedicine. The institute pursued research in close connection with industry. Industrial facilities using melting, cutting and coating were developed from different materials, all based on electron and ion sources.