Sensor technology

Fraunhofer IPM covers a wide range of measurement tasks in the field of sensor technology: gas sensors, liquid sensors and solid-state sensors are as much a part of the portfolio as temperature sensors. With our research activities in the field of quantum sensors and quantum magnetometers, we are opening up new measurement-based possibilities for spectroscopy, process analytics and materials testing.


Gas sensors

Our gas sensors apply different measurement methods and are developed for use in a variety of applications.


Sensors for liquid

We develop robust sensors that analyze the properties and composition of liquids – also in industrial processes. For this purpose, a variety of measuring techniques is applied.


Quantum sensors

Nonlinear interferometers form the basis for new measurement techniques in infrared spectroscopy and sensing.



Quantum-based optically pumped magnetometers measure very precisely and operate without elaborate cooling.


Thermopile sensors

Micro-structured thermopile sensors based on bismuth telluride allow highly accurate temperature difference measurements.