The Institute Silicon Photovoltaics within CoreLabs of HZB

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB) has organized parts of its complex infrastructure into CoreLabs, which serve as multi-user platform and allow access for external partners and users.


The new Helmholtz Innovation Lab HySPRINT (Hybrid Silicon Perovskite Research, Integration & Novel Technologies) ), which was founded in January 2017, is a platform for close cooperation with industrial partners in an early stage of development. Within HySPINT novel materials and energy-efficient process technologies are being developed for application fields such as solar energy conversion and sensor technology.

HySPRINT is operated by the Institute for Silicon Photovoltaics and it is one of HZB's CoreLabs. Further information can be found under




The Energy Materials In-situ Laboratory Berlin (EMIL )

Core Facility is dedicated to the state-of-the-art synthesis and in-system analysis of energy materials using synchrotron radiation. The institute Silicon Photovoltaics is responsible for some of the key elements within the facility, among them the complete infrastructure for preparation and handling of silicon-based materials:

Our research activities within EMIL are centered on the investigation of silicon based heterostructures, including bottom cells for tandem devices.