BESSY II Foresight Workshop on Energy Materials Research

Oct. 10-11. 2016, Berlin-Adlershof

The „Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie“ focuses on developing advanced materials for solar energy conversion and storage. With our  research we aim to contribute to a sustainable, economic and secure energy supply comprising the full value chain from dedicated infrastructures that allow guided design, synthesis and analysis, research of basic principles, to the transfer to applications for the society.

One of the infrastructures at BESSY II is EMIL, the Energy Materials In-situ Laboratory. In a concerted effort together with the Max Planck Society, EMIL will offer a pivotal, unique infrastructure for Energy Materials Research at our synchrotron light source. In addition to EMIL a variety of experimental set-ups facilitates experiments on photovoltaics, energy conversion, energy storage and energy saving.

In the framework of the BESSY II foresight workshops, HZB wishes to foster and extend a discussion platform for future projects and research activities. Together with our current and future users from universities, research institutes and industry, HZB aims to identify prospective scientific fields and – very importantly - the expectations, needs and requirements from the user communities for cutting edge science with synchrotron radiation.

Scope of the workshop

After introductory overview talks on the main topics of Energy Materials Research, topical sessions will allow an intense exchange of ideas and will be completed by a common discussion on needs and expectations concerning beam properties, instrumentation, and sample environment. A poster session and a facility visit will also also part of the programme.

The workshop is free of charge to the participants, the registration is closed.

As a parallel workshop, joining the Foresight Workshop on Monday, a HERCULES Workshop will be held. On Tuesday, the two workshops will run in parallel sessions. The HERCULES Workshop will showcase the main results and highlights of the work carried out in the HERCULES project. Furthermore, it aims at providing a platform for discussion of these results in the broader context of photovoltaics research, development and industrialization in Europe. Participants of the HERCULES Workshop are asked to register only on the HERCULES Homepage and not additionally for the Foresight Workshop. Both workshops are free of charge.