Institute for Nanospectroscopy

The institute for Nanospectroscopy offers an interdisciplinary research program for the design and optimization of energy-related materials applying synchrotron-based spectromicroscopic and synchrotron- and lab-based spectroscopic characterization methods. Materials research includes in particular nanoparticle and hybrid materials for applications such as photovoltaics, catalysis, thermoelectrics, batteries, and hydrogen storage. The application of the most advanced materials research methods to one of the most pressing needs of our times, the production and storage of sustainable energy, is at the core of the research of this institute.


The HZB is currently constructing EMIL. EMIL is a state of the art laboratory for the preparation and analysis of energy materials [...].