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Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH) presents powerful efficient innovations at the "European Microwave Week" (EuMW)

Solutions for digitisation in mobile communications, for industrial and biomedical systems and for use in space:

The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH) will showcase a selection of current and new developments of its power amplifiers, circuits and heterointegrated chips at the EuMW in Paris. From September 29 to October 4, 2019 FBH will be...

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New sample holder for protein crystallography

HZB team has invented a novel sample holder that considerably facilitates the preparation of protein crystals:

An HZB research team has developed a novel sample holder that considerably facilitates the preparation of protein crystals for structural analysis. A short video by the team shows how proteins in solution can be crystallised...

Teilnehmer der 18. DRIP-Konferenz in Berlin ©FBH/Mogilatenko


Focus on defects

For four days, scientists discussed methods for analysis of crystal imperfections at the 18th International DRIP Conference in Berlin:

From 9 to 12 September, it was all about crystal defects in semiconductors at Novotel Tiergarten. 119 scientists from 17 countries met there for the XVIII. DRIP conference, which was jointly organized by the...

Dr. Paul Harten © HZB


HZB strengthens its technology transfer

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin wants to bring technologies to market faster together with industrial partners:

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) wants to bring technologies to market faster together with industrial partners and use its expertise in materials and energy research to investigate questions from industry in joint...

Kaspars Dadzis. Foto: privat


Crystal growth under the magnifying glass

IKZ researcher Kaspars Dadzis receives ERC Starting Grant:

For the first time in the history of the Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung (IKZ) the prestigious grant from the European Research Council (ERC) is awarded to an IKZ researcher. As one of a total of four scientists in...

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Bruker Announces World's First 1.2 GHz High-Resolution Protein NMR Data

World record for stable, homogeneous NMR magnets for high-resolution and solid-state protein NMR applications:

At EUROISMAR 2019 (, Bruker Corporation (Nasdaq: BRKR) today announced the world’s first 1.2 GHz high-resolution, protein nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) data. Two 1.2 GHz superconducting...

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Adlershof Journal September/October 2019

Traffic status update: How to get to where we want to go:

More buses and trains: BVG plans for Adlershof //  Excess electricity for electric mobility: Strategies for more sustainable mobility //  Enthusiastic about racing: Heinrich Follmann and his motorbikes //

Illustration: D. Mahnkopf


Urban motion sickness

Nowadays, everything is electric – e-cars, e-mopeds, e-scooters, e-cigarettes, e-motion. Essay by Matthias Gerschwitz:

‘Stay mobile with Mobilat’ was the slogan of a 1990s commercial for an ointment providing relaxation and relief for painful muscles and joints after exercising. This worked because, during the last century, there was a close...

Christine Eisenmann, DLR © WISTA Management GmbH


In conversation with Christine Eisenmann

The transport researcher is heading the ‘Transforming Automobility’ group at the DLR:

The average German is on the road for 80 minutes a day. Transport researcher Christine Eisenmann takes her bike to work, which takes her to and around the Technology Park Adlershof without having to deal with traffic. Living...

Heinrich Follmann


The entrepreneurial scientist

Heinrich Follmann is an avid cyclist:

The first few kilometres of his way to work take Heinrich Follmann through the depths of the forest. He has been cycling down this track almost every day for many years. The bike path ‘Euroroute R1’ connects Calais with St....

Lukas Becker, Peter Wagner © WISTA Management GmbH


It’s all in the mix

Neighbourhood parking, bike parking, mobility hubs – ideas for a new mobility concept in Adlershof:

The Technology Park Adlershof is growing and continues its success. On the flipside, however, the local transportation infrastructure is under pressure. Congestion, lack of parking, and public transport that is groaning under...

Frank Wittwer © WISTA Management GmbH


Two new pedestrian and bike bridges

Infrastructure measures in the north of the Adlershof development area:

New infrastructure measures in the north of the development area in Adlershof are going forward. Public transport is being expanded, including a tram line by 2021. Two new streets, Wagner-Régeny-Allee and...

Rainer Paul © BVG


More buses, more trains

What is the BVG planning in the Science City Adlershof?:

Buses and trams to Adlershof are often overcrowded, particularly during commuting hours in the mornings and afternoons on weekdays. And the Science City keeps on growing. How will future employees commute, students get to...

BTB-Ladesäule © WISTA Management GmbH


Excess electricity for electric mobility

In the FlexNet4E-Mobility research project, strategies for more sustainable mobility are developed:

When the power grid works at full capacity, electricity from renewable energy sources is cut back. In the FlexNet4E-Mobility project, a consortium of the Berlin-based energy provider BTB is developing strategies to better use...

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Gallium oxide power transistors with record values

Ferdinand-Braun-Institut achieves breakthrough in the field of energy-efficient power electronics:

Powerful electronic components are indispensable for future communications, for the digital transformation of society and for artificial intelligence applications. On a footprint as small as possible, they should offer low...

Johann Gocht, Elias Kerlinski © WISTA Management GmbH


Riding the waves low-noise and emissions-free – a perfect day out on the water

Start-up Greenboatsolutions helps boat owners convert to electric engines:

Electric cars, bikes and scooters: out on the streets, the electrification of transportation is well underway. But how about on the water? Germany has more than 500,000 boats on inland waters and in coastal areas. Most of...

Bessy II, Berlin Technologiepark Adlershof, Experimentierhalle Bild: © WISTA


Physicists develop "time machine" for materials research at Bessy II

About two million euros in funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for the project:

Researchers from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität München will develop fast electronics for data acquisition at BESSY II. It will make it possible to record...

Dirk Germandi, Brain Box Berlin © Profi Partner AG


Environmentally friendly mobility for a booming neighbourhood

Electric engines and shuttle services aim to take the pressure off local traffic:

‘Mobility is changing the way we work and the offices we work in,’ says Dirk Germandi. As the managing director of the real estate company Projektgesellschaft Gartenstadt Adlershof, Brain Box Berlin (BBB) is much more to him...

Norman Pieniak, RLI © WISTA Management GmbH


Batteries vs. fuel cells

The Reiner Lemoine Institute compiled an overview of the advantages and disadvantages:

Over the past few years, traffic and transportation are Germany’s only sectors where greenhouse gas emissions are increasing. Switching to electric cars is an important countermeasure to this trend. There are currently two...

Patrick Stüwe auf seinem E-Scooter am Forum Adlershof © WISTA Management GmbH


Electric scooters are a rare sight in Adlershof

We look at why:

Electric scooters were officially made legal in Germany in June 2019. Since then, they have become all the rage but also the subject of much heated debate. They quickly became an everyday part of life in the city centre but...