Research Highlights

Various types of samples (see graphic) can be examined at BESSY II. Researchers from Germany and abroad must apply to BESSY II for measurement time. An international panel of experts then selects the most promising projects. This procedure ensures a high quality of the scientific work. The results are published in scientific journals.

BESSY II thus contributes to the continuous growth of knowledge in many socially relevant fields, including energy, climate, materials and health research. Measured by the number of publications, BESSY II has an enormous scientific output.

Selected research examples

Structure of the plastic-degrading Ideonella sakaiensis MHETase bound to a substrate

Paper: Nature Communications (2019): "Structure of the plastic-degrading Ideonella sakaiensis MHETase bound to a substrate" DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-09326-3 Picture: M. Künsting/HZB

The picture shows how sunlight can be used to break down water in PCN nanoparticles.

Paper: Energy & Environ. Science 2018. DOI: 10.1039/C7EE03592F Picture: Nannan Meng /Tianjin University

Paper: Nature comms 2017. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14885 Picture: 10.1038/ncomms14885

Representation of a magnetic pattern

Paper: Advanced Science 2016. DOI: 10.1002/ advs.201600207 Picture: HZB

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