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Energy Materials In-Situ Laboratory Berlin (EMIL)

One part of this new multi-user platform is the unique large-scale project EMIL (Energy Materials In-situ Laboratory) located at the synchrotron radiation source BESSY II. EMIL combines soft, tender and hard x-ray spectroscopic methods with a variety of synthesizing, preparation and characterization methods and allows both simultaneous in-situ and operando measurements at several different stations.

The picture shows the Emil building from outside

Research on energy materials With EMIL (Energy Materials In-Situ Laboratory Berlin), the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin has set up an internationally unparalleled thin film analytics lab at BESSY II.

EMIL comprises of SISSY, the HZB research lab for energy materials, CAT a catalysis lab for sustainable energy supply operated by the Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft and PINK an x-ray emission facility operated by the Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Energiekonversion. EMIL is a joint venture between the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft and the primary aim of this cooperation is research of materials for renewable energy generation. →EMIL

EMIL provides a state-of-the-art research infrastructure for basic research in

  • energy conversion 
  • energy storage
  • energy efficiency

with a strong focus on thin film technology, interfaces, and nanoparticle/hybrid systems.

Characterization includes: in-system, in-situ and, in-operando methods under realistic sample environments.