Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Elektronenspeicherring BESSY II
Albert-Einstein-Straße 15, 12489 Berlin
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB) is researching into complex material systems that will help us to achieve humanity’s challenging goals, such as the Energiewende – Germany’s ambitious transition to renewable energies. Important research topics include solar cells, solar fuels, thermoelectrics and novel materials for developing a new and energy-efficient form of information technology (spintronics). Research into these energy materials heavily involves the operation and continuous advancement of the electron storage ring BESSY II, which produces high-brilliancy synchrotron radiation in the terahertz to soft X-ray frequency range.
Partners from industry and research have many opportunities for cooperating with HZB. Together with universities, HZB runs several graduate schools, where young researchers can complete their doctoral theses.
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin wants to support the mental health of its employees
Innovation platform Solar TAP develops innovative solutions for photovoltaic applications and intends to bring them into use quickly
Team at BESSY II investigated heavy metal contamination of cocoa beans by combining different X-ray fluorescence techniques
European Research Council funds he work of quantum physicist Jens Eisert and materials scientist Catherine Dubourdieu
Helmholtz Association funds innovation platforms on accelerator technologies and photovoltaics research with 4.2 million euros
HZB team optimises metal halide perovskites for the slot die coater – a step towards industrial production
Superstore MXene are considered an exciting new class of materials for energy storage
Zentrum für Erneuerbare Energien und Photovoltaik (ZPV)