Welcome to the HZB User Facilities
The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie HZB operates two large scale research facilities: the upgraded medium flux research reactor BER II on Lise-Meitner-Campus in Berlin-Wannsee and the third generation synchrotron source BESSY II on Wilhelm-Conrad-Röntgen-Campus in Berlin-Adlershof. In addition, it is home to a number of state-of-the-art on-site laboratories and user facilities. All these research facilities are designed to serve researchers from universities, foreign research institutions and industry.
BER II offers a complete set of continuously renewed instruments for neutron scattering and imaging with thermal as well as cold neutrons. Unique research opportunities are provided due to a continously expanded world-leading sample environment for complex neutron experiments under extreme conditions, e.g. at highest magnetic fields and lowest temperatures.
BESSY II provides ultrabright photon beams from the long wavelength Terahertz region to hard X-rays with complete control of the polarization of the radiation and energy range. The combination of brightness and time resolution makes BESSY II the ultimate microscope for time and space, since both femtosecond time and picometer spatial resolutions are available.