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 

HZB User Meeting

International user meeting at HZB

As more than 3000 user visits per year demonstrate, that HZB serves a large international user community, working in a variety of research areas. All users, colleagues, and guests are cordially invited to attend the eleventh joint "BESSY II and BER II User Meeting" at the HZB, which will mirror the excellent science performed at our infrastructures. It will take place from 4 to 6 December 2019 at the HZB sites in Wannsee and Adlershof.  Registration deadline: November 15th, 2019.

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

From MIT to Wannsee

From MIT to Wannsee

For Marcel Risch, it feels like a homecoming: as a student, he had previously run experiments at the Berlin particle accelerator BESSY II. After working for several years at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and then in Göttingen, he is now establishing his own group at HZB – supported by funding from the European Research Council.

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.

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Events at HZB
Talk: Controlling and imaging of nanoscale topological spin textures
Wilhelm-Conrad-Röntgen-Campus
Hörsaal
JOB
The Department Infrastructure search:
System-Administrator (f / m / d) Storage
application until: 19.12.2019
System-Administrator (f / m / d) Storage
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The Department Planen und Bauen search:
Project Manager (f / m / d) Construction
application until: 13.12.2019
Project Manager (f / m / d) construction
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The Young Investigator Group Material Transformations in Electrocatalysts search:
PhD Student (f / m / d) in Electrochemistry
application until: 15.12.2019
PhD Student (f / m / d) in Electrochemistry
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The Research Group Ultrafast Dynamics in Solution and at Interfaces search:
PhD-student (f / m / d) Diploma or Master in Physics or related subject area
application until: 31.12.2019
PhD in the field of development and fabrication of diffractive X-ray optics
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The Young Investigator Group Nanoscale Operando CO2 Photo-Electrocatalysis search:
PhD-Student (f / m / d) "In-situ nanoscale characterization of catalytic materials"
application until: 31.10.2019
PhD-Student (f / m / d) "In-situ nanoscale characterization of catalytic materials"
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The Research Group Ultrafast Dynamics in Solution and at Interfaces search:
PostDoc (f / m / d) (PhD in Physics, Materials Sciences or equivalent)
application until: 31.01.2020
PostDoc (f / m / d) (PhD in Physics, Materials Sciences or equivalent)
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The Department Internal Services search:
Apprentices (f / m / d) as Cook
application until: 14.01.2020
Apprentices (f / m) as Cook
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Events (with participation of external organizers)
Photon School 2020
Wilhelm-Conrad-Röntgen-Campus
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Institute - Methods and Instrumentation for Synchrotron Radiation Research
Young Investigators Workshop 2020
Brauhaus Wittenberg, Wittenberg, Germany
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External events
LEAPS meets Quantum Technology
Hotel Hermitage, La Biodola, Isola d'Elba, Italy
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Events (with participation of external organizers)
LEAPS Conference “LEAPS meets Quantum Technology”
Elba, Italy
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)