The Helmholtz Center Berlin conducts materials research in a number of ways. One focus is on materials that will help ensure a future-proof energy supply. In the context of strategic research funding by the Helmholtz Association, the HZB is part of the two research fields of matter and energy. For the sake of different applications in basic science research, we operate two large-scale scientific facilities – neutron source BER II and electron synchrotron BESSY II. The HZB user platform coordinates access to both these infrastructures. We continue to strive and optimize our scientific equipment as well as the two large-scale facilities. Our website offers information about the status of and plans for our most relevant future projects.

A second focus is on training and promoting junior scientists as well as strengthening research partnerships, especially those with the university system.