After the uptake of nanoparticles into the cell, there are fewer lipid droplets (blue) and multivesicular bodies and instead more mitochondria (green) and endosomes (yellow).

X-ray microscopy at BESSY II: Nanoparticles can change cells

Nanoparticles easily enter into cells. New insights about how they are distributed and what they do there are shown for the first time by high-resolution 3D microscopy images from BESSY II. Read more.

BESSY II – behind the scenes

The electron storage ring BESSY II, which is operated by HZB in Berlin-Adlershof, provides highly brilliant light. It enables materials researchers, chemists, physicians, biologists and art historians from all over the world to gain unique insights into their samples. During their experiments they are supported by passionate scientists from the HZB. We highlight their work in the blog 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.

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 

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.

JOB
The Department Operation Accelerator BESSY II search:
Ingenieurin / Ingenieur für Leistungselektronik (w/m/d)
application until: 18.03.2020
Ingenieurin / Ingenieur für Leistungselektronik (w/m/d)
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Events (with participation of external organizers)
Colloquium: Surface Photovoltage Analysis of Photoactive Materials
Wilhelm-Conrad-Röntgen-Campus
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Institute - Silicon Photovoltaics
Interview: Surface Photovoltage Analysis of Photoactive Materials
Wilhelm-Conrad-Röntgen-Campus
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Events (with participation of external organizers)
Unique X-ray experiments for school classes
Wilhelm-Conrad-Röntgen-Campus
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Schülerlabor, Magnusstraße 2, 12489 Berlin
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The Department Frontoffice and helpdesk search:
Student Assistant (f / m / d)
application until: 31.12.2020
Student Assistant (f / m / d)
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Fachreferentin / Fachreferent Rechnungswesen (w/m/d)
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Photon School 2020
Wilhelm-Conrad-Röntgen-Campus
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The Department Planen und Bauen search:
Project Manager (f / m / d) Construction
application until: 03.03.2020
Project Manager (f / m / d) construction
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Institute - Methods and Instrumentation for Synchrotron Radiation Research
Young and Experienced Investigators Exchange Workshop 2020
Brauhaus Wittenberg, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
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Apprentices (f / m / d) as Cook
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Apprentices (f / m) as Cook
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GirlsDay@HZB 2020
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Postdoc Position (f / m / d) - Electron Paramagnetic Resonance on a Chip
application until: 13.03.2020
Postdoc within the EPRoC project.
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3rd X-ray school
Lise-Meitner-Campus
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LEAPS meets Quantum Technology
Hotel Hermitage, La Biodola, Isola d'Elba, Italy
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PhD-Student (f / m / d) "In-situ nanoscale characterization of catalytic materials"
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IW-CIGSTEch 11
Wilhelm-Conrad-Röntgen-Campus
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Physik zum Frühstück
Wilhelm-Conrad-Röntgen-Campus
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)

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