BESSY II

BESSY II – behind the scenes

BESSY II@HZB offers the experimental infrastructure for a research community encompassing a wide spectrum of fields. There are many people working in the background to ensure all instruments are in optimal condition for their experiments. This includes around 80 beamline scientists, some of whom we have already introduced. Here in our blog, they talk about their work collectively under #BESSYBeamlineScientists

Fight against plastic waste

Using BESSY II in the fight against plastic waste

Many people buy drinks in PET plastic bottles. Unfortunately, it has never been possible to fully recycle this plastic. In 2016, researchers in Japan have discovered bacteria that can break down PET into its basic components. By experimenting at BESSY II, a team from Universität Greifswald and HZB recently deciphered one of the two most crucial enzymes in this process. Their work points the way towards perfect recycling of PET plastics.

Catching more light in solar cells

Christiane Becker uses microscopic structures to increase the amount of light captured in solar cells and is currently scaling up the technology for industrial application. “On top of everything else, there’s this spirit at HZB that we are working on the renewable energies of the future, and that is incredibly inspiring,” she relates in portrait.

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Institute - Methods and Instrumentation for Synchrotron Radiation Research
SXR2019 - Beating the Complexity of Matter through the Selecti
Magnus-Haus Berlin, Germany
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Workshop on Energy Recovery Linacs (ERL2019)
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Accelerator

Proton Therapie

Patients with eye tumours are being treated with proton beams since June 1998 by  the Charité Universitätsklinikum Benjamin Franklin together with the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. Especially, we succeed to destroy the tumour in more than 97 percent of the patients. Eye tumour therapy with protons

Reactor

BER II Decommissioning

The Berlin experimental reactor BER II will be finally shut down at the end of 2019. We are currently preparing the decommissioning of the BER II. (in German)