Digital walk through BESSY II

Digital walk through BESSY II

How does an accelerator actually look from the inside? And how is the highly desired X-ray light produced, which researchers from all over the world use? Join us on a tour of the electron storage ring BESSY II in Adlershof, which produces the brightest light in Berlin! Link to the video


Corona drug discovery at BESSY II

Corona research at BESSY II: A group of researchers from Lübeck has decoded the virus' main protease. Read how this contributes to the development of drugs. For projects directly related to SARS-CoV-2 we offer a priority FAST TRACK ACCESS.

building integrated photovoltaics

Achieving climate targets with building integrated photovoltaics

In cities with multi-storey construction, roof areas are not sufficient to cover the electricity demand with photovoltaics. Active facade elements make additional areas usable. So far, however, such building-integrated PV modules have rarely been installed. The Advisory Centre for Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BAIP) at the HZB wants to change this. Blog post building integrated photovoltaics 

Steve Albrecht, Innovation Lab HySPRINT

The athlete in the lab coat

Steve Albrecht is researching on perovskite solar cells and holds several efficiency world records with his team. Back in his schooldays, he was going to become either a competitive gymnast or a scientist. He chose science, but the same athletic ambition still drives his research forward.

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BER II Decommissioning

The Berlin experimental reactor BER II of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB) was finally shut down at the end of 2019. We are currently preparing to decommission the facility.


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