Neutron source BERII

The research reactor BER II delivers neutron beams for a wide range of scientific investigations, in particular for the materials sciences. Both thermal and cold neutrons are generated. These pass through several neutron guide tubes to the the different measuring sites. What is so special about the HZB in this respect are the unique environments for the test pieces.

The BER II will be available to its users by the end of 2019 and will then cease operations according to the decision of the Supervisory Board of the HZB in July 2013. Here you can find out more about the decommissioning and dismantling of the BER II.