Hydrogen School 2017

Berlin, 7th - 17th August 2017


Energy research is an important scientific area today and hydrogen is one of the most promising sources of energy due to its highest energy density by weight. The effi cient hydrogen storage depends on development of the new materials. Neutron scattering and -diffraction are powerful, non-destructive tool for the analysis of structure and dynamics in matter in a broad space and time domain.
High sensitivity to hydrogen makes neutron scattering techniques ideally suitable to study the process in hydrogen storage systems. The goal of this school is to introduce participants to basics of neutron scattering techniques and show how these techniques can be applied for exploration of hydrogen storage materials.

The lectures and practical exercises will give basics to:

  • Hydrogen economy and hydrogen storage technologies
  • Fundamentals of the gas storage
  • Basics of neutron scattering and in particular in-situ neutron diffraction and neutron spectroscopy
  • Characterizing sorption behavior of porous materials by ab-initio and crystal structure refinements
  • Investigation of diffusion and mass transfer properties


If you are interested in attending the hydrogen school at HZB, please register until June 16th 2017.

In cooperation with University of Tartu and University of Potsdam:


Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH
Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1
14109 Berlin

Please note the information in the red box on the right to apply an access to the neutron guide hall at the campus in Berlin-Wannsee.

Note: For visiting the neutron guide hall you must execute the  instructions for radiation protection, BER II and the general safety training before the Hydrogen School starts.