EMIL - Energy Materials In-Situ Laboratory Berlin

 A Core Facility of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

The mission of the "Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie" GmbH (HZB) focuses on materials research for a sustainable, economic and secure energy supply in the future. The approach includes the understanding of:

  • basic principles,
  • the development of dedicated infrastructures that allow guided design, synthesis and, analysis,
  • and the transfer to applications providing know‐why and know‐how for the society.

One of the infrastructures is EMIL, the Energy Materials In-situ Laboratory Berlin. In a concerted effort, HZB and the Max Planck Society (MPG) are in the process to develop, install, and operate EMIL, a world-wide unique facility at the BESSY II synchrotron light source.

EMIL is dedicated to:

EMIL is designed such that it has five experimental end-stations, among which three beam lines that can simultaneously access soft and hard X-rays in the very wide energy range of 80 eV – 10 keV, and comprises all characterization and deposition facilities in one integrated ultra-high vacuum system.

EMIL will be a pivotal infrastructure in HZB’s energy research portfolio. Supporting this approach the HZB's divisions "Energy Materials" (EM)  and "Renewable Energy" (EE) contribute with instruments and staff to the implementation and operation of the core facility EMIL.