Prof. Dr. Andreas Erb

About us

Dr. Andreas Erb, Photovoltaik und Röntgen has been founded in 2008 and transformed into Laue Camera GmbH in 2019. While it was originally intended only for consulting and operation of photovoltaic installations, the branch of x-ray equipment soon became our main business.

The reason for this was the end of production of highly sensitive Polaroid films ( Type –57, 3000 ASA), which were used in crystallography to orient single crystals by means of the Laue-Backscattering method. 

Our company is mainly doing consulting and installation for scientific institutes, universities and industry of X-ray equipment and  other equipment for crystal growth, crystal conditioning and characterisation.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Erb  works now for more than 30 years in the field of crystal growth and material science and has an international well known reputation for his work in the field.

His main interests were in the field of crystal growth of the High Temperature Superconductors like YBa2Cu3O7-x ,             La2-xSrxCuO4, Nd2-xCexCuO4, Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox , but also crystals like CaWO4 , YIG, Rutile, Sapphire, Cu or the new metallic superconductors like Ba1-xKFe2As2 were successfully grown by him.

The methods to grow  the crystals range from Czochrolaski-, Solution growth, Travelling Solvent   Floating Zone (TSFZ)  to Bridgeman growth techniques.


His publication list contains more than 230   publications in prestigious journals.

After completing his doctorate at the University of Karlsruhe in 1994, he was a senior assistant at the University of Geneva, where he also habilitated. habilitations thesis.pdf

Since 2000 he is academic senior councillor at the Walther-Meissner Institute for Low Temperature Research of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and scientific director of the crystal laboratories of the Faculty of Physics at the Technical University of Munich.

Prof. Dr. Erb is also radiation and X-ray authorized representative of both the Walther-Meissner Institute, as well as the crystal laboratories of the Faculty of Physics and teaches radiation security courses for new radiation responsible officers.

In 2013 he was appointed academic director at the Walther-Meissner Institute for Low Temperature Research of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences


 Since Oct. 2013 spokesman of the workshop “Intermetallic and oxide systems with spin

and charge correlations”

within the German association for Crystal Growth (DGKK)


Since Dec. 2012 he is also honorary professor for experimental physics at the University Leipzig, Germany.

As of Jan 2021 his current H - index is 42.

In March 2019 he was elected Vice Chairman of the German Association for Crystal Growth (DGKK)

 Prize of the German Association for Crystal Growth (DGKK) in

March 2015 for his work on crystal growth of various oxides.

Left : Chairman of the DGKK Dr. Friedrich, right Dr. Löser who held the laudation

Laue–Camera GmbH

Dr. Andreas Erb


Laue X-ray systems, Consulting in X-rays and crystal growth

Sonnenweg 4b , 85386 Eching/Dietersheim, Germany


European and African sales and installation for Multiwire Laboratories Ltd.,

 95 Brown Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850  USA

Laue-Camera GmbH

Dr. Andreas Erb

Sonnenweg 4b

85386 Eching/Dietersheim


How to reach us :

Mobil :     +49 (170) 8238306





Last changed    29.07.2020