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HZB at the Berlin Science Week

From 1st to 10th November 2020 researchers will meet in Berlin to discuss current topics with each other and with the public. The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (HZB) will be present with the following exciting virtual events.


Virtual tour: Building better batteries

Pouch Cell Lab

1st November at 4 p.m.

Sometimes batteries need to be very lightweight, as for drones. The combination of lithium with sulfur weighs little and is even ecologically sustainable. We show the full process from electrode manufacturing to full cell assembly. Afterwards, our expert, Dr. Rafael Müller, will be available for questions or discussion.

Virtual Tour: Through the accelerator BESSY II

Aerial view Bessy II

Aerial view BESSY II

2nd November at 11 a.m.

In Adlershof, we operate the electron storage ring BESSY II, which generates a special light. Teams from all over the world come to us to study their samples with it. We show, BESSY II and the particle accelerator itself, the heart of BESSY II, and how it all works. Afterwards, our expert, Dr. Paul Goslawski, will be available for questions or discussion.

Virtual guided tour: Crystal structures on the track

Powder Sample

8th November at 3 p.m.

The properties of materials are closely linked to their atomic structure. We call this structure crystal structure. With the help of X-rays, we can investigate and determine crystal structures. In this virtual lab tour, we show how this is done in practice. Afterwards, our expert, Dr. Michael Tovar, will be available for questions or discussion.

Virtual Guided Tour: Electrifying carbon


9th November at 3 p.m.

Carbon dioxide gas is produced during combustion and causes the greenhouse effect in the atmosphere and thus the climate crisis. But carbon dioxide could also be a raw material from which fuels and chemicals can be produced again. Is that even possible? Find out here how we recycle carbon dioxide into valuable products using electrical energy. Afterwards, our experts, Siddarth Gupta and Sasho Stojkovikj, will be available for questions or discussion.