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Blue phosphorus - mapped and measured for the first time

HZB team was able to examine samples of blue phosphorus at BESSY II for the first time:

Until recently, the existence of "blue" phosphorus was pure theory: Now an HZB team was able to examine samples of blue phosphorus at BESSY II for the first time and confirm via mapping of their electronic band structure that...

Bild: P. Knittel/Fraunhofer IAF


Nanodiamonds as photocatalysts

Research team is testing materials for the production of solar fuels at HZB:

Diamond nanomaterials are considered hot candidates for low-cost photocatalysts. They can be activated by light and can then accelerate certain reactions between water and CO2 and produce carbon-neutral "solar fuels". The EU...



Future data storage technology: fast access, high storage density

MBI researchers image extremely small magnetic nanostructures with invisibility cloak:

In novel concepts of magnetic data storage, it is intended to send small magnetic bits back and forth in a chip structure, store them densely packed and read them out later. The magnetic stray field generates problems when...

Präsentation Plasmalyse in Berlin Adlershof


Graforce produces environmentally friendly fuel from wastewater

Plasmalysis converts pollutants into energy and reduces emissions by up to 60 %:

The Berlin-based tech company Graforce has introduced a unique technology: Plasmalysis saves resources in its highly efficient generation of hydrogen from industrial waste water. Mixing in biogas produces hydrogen-enriched...

Plasmaquelle FBH


Activating surfaces with flexible and compact plasma sources

At SEMICON Europa FBH will present a compact atmospheric plasma source in operation and further developments based on III-V electronics:

At the SEMICON Europa trade fair in Munich, the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH) will showcase new developments at the joint stand of »Research Fab Microelectronics« in hall A4, stand 504 from 13 to 16 November 2018. Among...


Photonik Tage Berlin Brandenburg to take place in Adlershof

Most important photonics industry event in the federal capital region / 500 guests expected on 17 and 18 October 2018:

For the second time, the Berlin Adlershof Science and Technology Park will host the Photonik Tage Berlin Brandenburg (Photonics Days Berlin Brandenburg) on 17 and 18 October 2018. More than 500 expected visitors include...


Fam­ily-friendly em­ployer: Leib­niz-In­sti­tut für Kristallzüchtung

Adlershof-based research institute re­ceives the cer­ti­fic­ate for the audit beru­fund­fam­ilie (work and fam­ily audit) again:

On September 30, 2018, the Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung (IKZ) was awarded the berufundfamilie audit certificate for further three years. The certificate is awarded to the institute for its commitment in the area of...

MASCOT DLR Adlershof


MASCOT lands safely on asteroid Ryugu

The near-Earth asteroid Ryugu, located approximately 300 million kilometres from Earth, has a new inhabitant.:

On 3 October 2018, the Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout (MASCOT) landed on the asteroid and began to work. The lander successfully separated from the Japanese Hayabusa2 space probe at 03:58 CEST. The 16 hours in which the lander...


HZB researchers are used to boost the efficiency of silicon solar cells

In the journal Materials Horizons, researchers from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and international colleagues describe how this limit can be abolished:

The efficiency of a solar cell is one of its most important parameters. It indicates what percentage of the solar energy radiated into the cell is converted into electrical energy. The theoretical limit for silicon solar...


24. International Workshop on Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Super-resolution Microscopy in the Life Sciences in Adlershof

The annual workshop held by PicoQuant enables scientists to report on and share recent developments in single molecule detection:

The 24. international workshop on “single molecule spectroscopy and super-resolution microscopy in the life sciences” was held by PicoQuant from September 12 – 14, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Researchers from various scientific...


HZB Young Investigator Group “Nano-SIPPE” discovers:

Machine learning helps improving photonic applications:

Photonic nanostructures can be used for many applications, not just in solar cells, but also in optical sensors for cancer markers or other biomolecules, for example. A team at HZB using computer simulations and machine...


Patented nanostructure for solar cells:

Rough optics, smooth surface:

Thin-film solar cells made of crystalline silicon are inexpensive and achieve efficiencies of a good 14 percent. However, they could do even better if their shiny surfaces reflected less light. A team led by Prof. Christiane...

Western Siberia forest patch


Greenhouse emissions from Siberian rivers peak as permafrost thaws

Study published by researchers from Humboldt-Universität in collaboration with an international team:

Permafrost soils store large quantities of frozen carbon and play an important role in regulating Earth’s climate In a study published in Nature Geoscience, researchers from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, in...

Adlershof Journal Cover


Adlershof Journal September/October 2018

Better growth? Sometimes strong but always smart:

Tailor-made crystals: materials for the high-tech industry // Useful blue-green algae: suppliers for cancer therapy // A hero’s quest: virtual reality worlds are interactive adventure stories //

Illistration: D. Mahnkopf


The post-growth myth

The qualitative aspect of growth is making the apocalypse obsolete. Essay by Peter Heller:

The critics of economic growth are among its largest profiteers. After all, they are excessively benefitting from the blessings of modernity by using them to spread their message. The stars of the industry jet tirelessly from...

Farbanalyse mit Hyperspektralkamera. LLA Instruments


Growth through technology

How Adlershof-based companies develop:

How do Adlershof-based companies grow? Is growth plannable? Is it all about the numbers? We put out our feelers among successful companies on the campus. The optical measurement technology systems of the Adlershof-based LLA...

August Schleicher (l.) und Stefan Martini


„Adlershof is perfect as a location“

In conversation with Stefan Martini & August Schleicher, owner of the tax consultancy martini + schleicher Steuerberatungsgesellschaft:

All tax advisors are loners and mavericks? This classic tax advisor stereotype does not apply to Stefan A. Martini und August Schleicher. On the contrary, the two merged their respective offices to become the go-to office for...

Heike Enke


Researching bacteria

Heike Enke uses microbes to extract substances against cancer:

It all started with trips to the nearby lake Wannsee a decade and a half ago. That day, Heike Enke forgot to bring her swim wear. However, she did bring a 20-litre jerry can, which she filled with water and carried back to...

Entwurf Wiili-Schwabe-Straße


Growth with a clear focus

MediaCity Adlershof is expanding:

Prices for real estate in Berlin are increasing, while additional land for new businesses is scarce. The Adlershof site is becoming more densely populated. This is a new development. The doors keep turning at the office of...