Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a merger (October 1, 2009) of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH, founded in 1956, and Universität Karlsruhe (TH), founded in 1825. Institute for Microstructure Technology (IMT) – a part of KIT – has expertise gained over many years in the structuring of numerous polymer materials and selected metals down to the nanometer range. In recent years, new re-search areas have been established, including the synthesis of inorganic materials, laser spectroscopy, microsystems technology, nuclear magnetic resonance, and terahertz spectroscopy.