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The NEW KILOGRAM: Powered by Adlershof Technology

Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung (IKZ) helped to replace original masure by new International System of Units (SI):

In addition to Ampere, Kelvin, Mol and Co., the kilogram also is now defined by a natural constant. In concrete terms, this means that the original kilogram, which has been the measure of all things for 130 years, has now...


New Chief Marketing Officer at PicoQuant

Frederik Siegmann strengthens the company’s aspiration to develop customer-centric solutions:

In September 2018, Frederik Siegmann joined PicoQuant as chief marketing officer to pursue a holistic approach including product management, marketing communication, and brand management. "We are very glad that we were able...

Tomographie einer Lithium-Elektrode. Copyright: M. Osenberg / I. Manke / HZB


3D tomographic imagery reveals how lithium batteries age

Researchers have documented the degradation process of lithium electrodes in detail for the first time:

Lithium batteries lose amp-hour capacity over time. Microstructures can form on the electrodes with each new charge cycle, which further reduces battery capacity. Now an HZB team together with battery researchers from...

Lasertreiber Taiko PDL M1 © PicoQuant


PicoQuant showcases the new Taiko PDL M1 at LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich

The smart picosecond pulsed laser driver pairs an intuitive interface with unmatched operational flexibility:

During the LASER World of PHOTONICS trade fair taking place in Munich (Germany) from June 24 to 27, 2019, PicoQuant will present the latest additions to its photonics portfolio at booth #216, hall B2. Star of this year’s show...

Zeitlicher Verlauf des Spin- und Bahndrehimpulses von Gd und Fe in der Legierung. Bild: MBI


Laser-driven spin dynamics in ferrimagnets: How does the angular momentum flow?

With “x-ray vision”, MBI scientists observe demagnetization process in different materials:

When exposed to intense laser pulses, the magnetization of a material can be manipulated very fast. Fundamentally, magnetization is connected to the angular momentum of the electrons in the material. A team of researchers led...

Adlershof Journal Mai/Juni 2019 Cover


Adlershof Journal May/June 2019

Getting to the inside of things: The endless possibilities of analytical methods:

Help for asthma patients: Diagnoses by lasers //  Light impulses for isotopes: Conclusive proof of product origin //  Smart forestry: About rangers and woodpile scanners //

Illustration: Dorothee Mahnkopf


Digital Analytical Sciences: What makes them indispensable

Essay by Professor Ulrich Panne, president of the BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, and speaker of the IGAFA Joint Initiative of Non-University Research Institutes in Adlershof.:

We live in a state of digitality. The term aims at describing a state of interconnectedness of “digital” and “analogue” reality, an interleaving with our lives that is spurring long-term changes in the relationship between...

Axel Gutzmer © WISTA Management GmbH


New head of the Centre for Biotechnology and the Environment

In conversation with Axel Gutzmer, WISTA Management GmbH:

As a business founder, Axel Gutzmer almost landed in Adlershof himself. His idea was to use drones for technical inspection of real estate. For his master’s thesis last year, the facility manager flew over the technology...

Zsuzsanna Heiner © WISTA Management GmbH


The Lightwave Researcher

Zsuzsanna Heiner, a physicist at the HU Graduate School SALSA, excites molecules by shooting them with lasers:

On some days, she stays until after midnight. She does so when she has been consumed by an idea, or a problem is stubbornly refusing to be solved. On days like these, she tells herself “No, not tomorrow – now!” This is one of...

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The Health Profilers

Berlin and Brandenburg’s state laboratory, Landeslabor Berlin-Brandenburg (LLBB), is strengthening Adlershof’s analytics know-how with 380 additional employees:

Lab analysts often work in the background. The importance of their activities for the future of humanity, however, is becoming increasingly apparent in many areas of the economy. Whether you look at the environment, pharmacy,...

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Old Hands of the Analytical Sciences in Adlershof

Eurofins SOFIA and ACI Analytical Control Instruments show that tradition and innovation are by no means mutually exclusive:

Analytical sciences institutes and companies have a long tradition in Adlershof. Eurofins SOFIA and ACI Analytical Control Instruments have been active on the campus for 25 years and show that tradition and innovation are by...

Lars Dähne © WISTA Management GmbH


Master of Layers

Surflay Nanotec develops nanometre-thin coatings that serve as biosensors and contribute to keeping Berlin’s water clean:

At first glance, the labs at Surflay Nanotec look like just like any other lab: ventilation, centrifuges, pipettes, and microscopes. Then you stumble upon a shelf that looks like it might belong in a barber shop. There are...

Bernd Sumpf, FBH © WISTA Management GmbH


Non-Invasive Laser Cancer Diagnosis

Experts from the Ferdinand-Braun-Institute use Raman spectroscopy to help asthma patients:

A common cold with a runny nose and a plaguing cough is usually over after a few days. For people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, however, they can be a warning sign. Is this just a harmless infection,...

Carlos Enrique Abad Andrade © WISTA Management GmbH


Light Nudges for Isotopes

BAM research provides conclusive proof of origin from strawberries to poison gas, which could soon put a stop to counterfeiters and war criminals:

After having been awarded his PhD, Carlos Enrique Abad Andrade did not see any reason to turn his back on the BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing in Adlershof. Instead he decided to continue to make use...

Kräne über dem Technologiepark Adlershof


Berlin Adlershof: Facts and Figures

The Berlin Adlershof Science City is one of the most successful high-technology sites in Germany and Berlin’s largest media site. It is home to 1,144 companies and scientific institutions (Dec 2018) on an area of 4.2 km² –...

FLIM Upgrade installed on a Scientifica multiphoton microscope. Credit: PicoQuant


PicoQuant welcomes Scientifica to the LSM Upgrade Kit Family

The Upgrade Kit from PicoQuant expands the capabilities of Scientifica’s multiphoton imaging microscopes with fluorescence lifetime imaging :

PicoQuant warmly welcomes Scientifica to its family of Laser Scanning Microscope (LSM) Upgrade Kits. This new Upgrade Kit is an integrated and flexible Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM) solution for both HyperScope and...

LNdW Berlin Adlershof © WISTA Management GmbH


A Night of Discoveries

The Long Night of the Sciences is back on 15 June 2019:

Do you want to escape the bad air of the city? Why don’t you come to the Science City Adlershof on 15 June at 5pm and take part in the “smartest” night of the year? Come and take a deep breath. The young company Solaga for...

Tom Thiele, VINS © WISTA Management GmbH


Forest Rangers and Woodpile Scanners: About smart forestry

Adlershof start-up VINS 3D develops digital scanners for measurement and inventory:

“Long-term forestry is unthinkable if the timber supply from our forests is not calculated with sustainability in mind.” In his treatise on the taxation of the forests, the forest scientist Georg Ludwig Hartig coined the now...

MHET-Moleküle aus PET-Kunststoff. Copyright: M. Künsting/HZB


“Molecular scissors” for plastic waste

At BESSY II, an enzyme for decomposing PET plastics was decoded:

A research team from the University of Greifswald and Helmholtz-Zentrum-Berlin (HZB) has solved the molecular structure of the important enzyme MHETase at BESSY II. MHETase was discovered in bacteria and together with a...

Industrietag Adlershof, HZB, WISTA Management GmbH, Roland Sillmann


Fruitful networking at HZB Industry Day

Shaping the future of optoelectronics and photovoltaics with industrial partners:

On 28th March, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin invited industry key players in the fields of optoelectronics and photovoltaics to an industry day in Berlin-Adlershof to discuss around the key topics material and components...