Munich-based Berner & Mattner Systemtechnik has supplied a unique electro-optical plasma diagnostics system to the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE), which will allow dynamic processes in complex plasmas to be studied at high resolution. Berner & Mattner was responsible for the integration of the entire system, from detailed components specification to selection, control and monitoring of manufacturers and suppliers, through to implementation. The cooperation allowed reduced MPE commitments in terms of time, manpower and budget and to free capacity of the scientists for research tasks.
The Theory Group at MPE studies highly coupled, complex plasma. For their research, scientists entrusted the experts at Berner & Mattner with the detailed specification, project coordination, components supply and integration of the measuring system.
'We require highly complex, custom-built devices for our research. We can relieve our project teams from many tasks not linked to the research field by a successful cooperation with a specialist in the private sector, such as Berner & Mattner. We benefit from more efficiency and obtain time for the actual research,' said Professor Gregor Morfill, director at the MPE. 'Providing the turnkey analytical system, the team of Berner & Mattner met our very special requirements in a reliable way.'