News and press releases

  • <p class="msocomoff" align="left"><!-- [if !supportAnnotations]--><!--[endif]--></p> <p>Scanning electron micrographs show a 10-micron planar deposition. The constituting silver crystals are about 100 nanometres in size. Credit: HZB/ ACS Applied Materials &amp;Interfaces (2017)</p> <p></p>24.07.2017

    Writing with the electron beam: now in silver

    For the first time an international team realized direct writing of  silver nanostructures using an electron beam applied to a substrate. Silver nanostructures have the potential to concentrate visible light at the nanoscale. Potential applications include sensor design to detect extremely small traces of specific molecules, as well as devices for optical information processing. [...].

  • <p>Here you can find the <a href="/media/media/aktuell/print//lichtblick/200/hzb_lichtblick-32_juli-2017_extern_web_01.pdf">PDF (German)</a></p>25.07.2017

    New magazine “lichtblick” is out: Select articles can be read in English on the website

    „The photon is our strength", said Bernd Rech. Since the 1st of May 2017, he has been the acting Scientific Director of HZB. In our new magazine "lichtblick" we spoke with him about his most important duties, the strengths of HZB, and surprises the job held in store. [...].

  • <p>Zeitaufgel&ouml;ste Tomographie einer Lupinenwurzel (gelbgr&uuml;n), nachdem deuteriertes Wasser (D<sub>2</sub>O) von unten zugegeben wurde. Der Zeitverlauf zeigt die aufsteigende Wasserfront (H<sub>2</sub>O, dunkelblau), die durch das D<sub>2</sub>O von unten verdr&auml;ngt wird. Die komplette Abfolge ergibt ein Video. Urheber: Christian T&ouml;tzke &copy; Universit&auml;t Potsdam</p>25.07.2017

    Nutzerforschung am BER II: Lupinenwurzeln beim Trinken zugeschaut


    Lupinen bilden nicht nur bunte Blüten aus, sondern auch nahrhafte, eiweißreiche Bohnen. Wie diese Pflanzen mit ihren Wurzeln im Boden Wasser ziehen, hat nun ein Team der Universität Potsdam an der Berliner Neutronenquelle BER II erstmals in 3D beobachtet. Dafür verbesserten sie zusammen mit der HZB-Bildgebungsgruppe die Zeitauflösung der Neutronentomographie gleich um mehr als das Hundertfache: Alle zehn Sekunden erstellten sie eine detaillierte 3D-Aufnahme. Diese ultraschnelle Neutronentomographie ist auch für die Analyse dynamischer Prozesse in porösen Materialien generell geeignet. [...].

  • <p>Lab tour of the perovskite synthesis facility at the HZB Institute for Silicon Photovoltaics, on the occasion of the HyPerCells Research Colloquium in May 2017. Credit: HZB</p>24.07.2017

    Record- efficiency solar cells realised by the HyPerCells Graduate School

    The University of Potsdam and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin founded the HyPerCells Graduate School just two years ago with focus on metal halide perovskites for solar applications. Now, groups involved in the graduate school have demonstrated perovskite solar cells with record-efficiencies of over 20 percent. This confirms the graduate school is at the forefront of this research in Germany and internationally highly competitive. [...].

  • 19.07.2017

    Modern, concise and informative: HZB presents itself

    A modern information brochure, illustrated throughout with a fusion of photos and sketches, serves as the new business card of HZB. In concise and understandable language, it describes the centre’s most important research focuses, introduces the large-scale facilities and laboratories, and shows why HZB is an internationally attractive place to work. [...].

  •  <p>Spectacular delivery and installation; all pictures (excl. no 4 and 7) made by HZB/W. Anders</p>17.07.2017

    Nitrogen tank for the accelerator project bERLinPro was installed in Adlershof

    Rising 18 metres into the air, the nitrogen tank on the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin campus in Adlershof was installed on 18 July 2017. It can store up to 80 cubic metres of liquid nitrogen. This nitrogen will be used for pre-cooling the cooling system which is necessary for operating the new energy recovery linear accelerator (bERLinPro). The HZB experts are currently setting up a prototype for testing the potential of this accelerator technology. [...].

  • <p>Kickoff with a meeting on 19 June 2017:&nbsp; Prof. Borisenko, Dr. Rienks, Prof. B&uuml;chner (all IFW), the leader of the Young Investigator Group Dr. Fedorov; Dr. Varykhalov and apl. Prof. Rader (both HZB) (from left to right). Credit: HZB</p>03.07.2017

    Kickoff for Joint Lab with IFW Dresden

    The Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW) and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) have created a Joint Lab for “functional quantum materials” and under its umbrella a Young Investigator Group.

  • <p>This optical zone melting furnace is producing large single crystals. Credit: M. Setzpfandt/HZB</p>19.06.2017

    New at Campus Wannsee: CoreLab Quantum Materials

    Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin has expanded its series of CoreLabs for energy materials research. In addition to the five established CoreLabs, it has now set up a CoreLab for Quantum Materials. A research team from the HZB Institute for Quantum Phenomena in New Materials is responsible for the CoreLab and its modern equipment. The CoreLab is also open to experimenters from other research institutes.  [...].