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Jan Lüning © P. Dera /HZB


Humboldt-University Berlin appoints Jan Lüning

HZB’s Scientific Director was appointed Professor of Electronic Properties of Materials/X-ray Analysis:

Prof. Dr. Jan Lüning, Scientific Director at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB), was appointed to an S-W3 professorship at Humboldt University in Berlin in July. The professorship is entitled “Electronic Properties of...

Baustelle © AEMtec GmbH


AEMtec starts construction to expand space in Adlershof

Groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of additional clean room production area of 1500 sqm and office space of 900 sqm:

AEMtec GmbH follows the successful growth course of the past years. In calendar week 28, the first construction work began on the AEMtec site in Berlin, Germany.   To serve the increasing requests of a broad customer base,...

Smartphone an Steckdose. Bild: HZB


Hope for better batteries

HZB researchers follow live the charging and discharging of silicon electrodess, which promise higher capacities:

Using silicon as a material for electrodes in lithium-ion batteries promises a significant increase in battery amp-hour capacity.The shortcoming of this material is that it is easily damaged by the stress caused by charging...


New Collaborative Research Center FONDA seeks new methods for analyzing large data sets

The aim of the joint university research project is an easier and reusable data analysis for the natural sciences:

The recently established Collaborative Research Center “FONDA – Foundations of Workflows for Large Scale Scientific Data Analysis” researches new methods for analyzing large data sets. Such data emerges from experiments in...

Laserdiodenbank ©FBH/


Robust laser technology for climate satellites

Ferdinand-Braun-Institut supplies components for the Franco-German satellite MERLIN, which will be used to measure the methane concentration in the Earth’s atmosphere:

The Franco-German satellite MERLIN is due to be launched into space in 2025 to measure the methane concentration in the Earth’s atmosphere – a milestone in climate research. Important components of the LiDAR measurement...

Abb.: © MBI


MBI researchers detect new technique to change the oscillation frequency of atoms

Hammer-on technique for atomic vibrations in a crystal:

Vibrations of atoms in a crystal of the semiconductor gallium arsenide (GaAs) are impulsively shifted to a higher frequency by an optically excited electric current. The related change in the spatial distribution of charge...

Ablauf der Untersuchung © HZB


New substance library to accelerate the search for active compounds

Substance library of the HZB-MX team is available worldwide for the development of drugs, also in the search for active substances against SARS-CoV-2 :

In order to accelerate the systematic development of drugs, the MX team at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and the Drug Design Group at the University of Marburg have established a new substance library. It consists of...

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Municipalities are responsible for the expansion of charging infrastructure

Agora Verkehrswende study co-authored by RLI:

In a discussion paper, the Berlin think tank Agora Verkehrswende calls on cities and municipalities to push the construction and distribution of charging points for the rapidly growing number of electric vehicles more...

Modell Experiment © M. Bargheer/ Uni Potsdam


Robust high-performance data storage through magnetic anisotropy

Research group from HZB and the University of Potsdam investigated different iron-platinum thin films used as material for HAMR memories:

The latest generation of magnetic hard drives is made of magnetic thin films, which are invar materials. They allow extremely robust and high data storage density by local heating of ultrasmall nano-domains with a laser, so...

Anatomie des frühen Mondes © DLR/Maxime Maurice


A slightly younger Moon

Scientists from DLR and the University of Münster found that Earth's natural satellite is almost 100 million years younger than previously thought:

The Moon formed a little later than previously assumed. When a Mars-sized protoplanet was destroyed in a collision with the young Earth, a new body was created from the debris ejected during this catastrophe – the Moon....

Stefan Jonas (l.) und Lutz Redmann, Gründer und Geschäftsführer © Jonas & Redmann Group GmbH


New headquarters: Jonas & Redmann is investing 25 million euros in Adlershof Technology Park

Berlin-based mechanical engineering firm builds new company building on 23,000 m² site in record time / Company moves into the production halls in July:

Jonas & Redmann is building a new company headquarters in Johannisthal, an urban district in the Berlin borough of Treptow-Köpenick. The new production and office space is located on a 23,000 square-metre site at Adlershof...



Start for new Center for Catalysis Research in Adlershof

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) initiates architectural competition for an innovative laboratory and office building:

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) is launching a major new project with an interdisciplinary architectural competition: An innovative laboratory and office building for catalysis research, in which the scientific cooperation...

Abb. MBI


MBI generates infrared pulses with excellent beam quality and outstanding pulse stability

Record parameters for amplified ultrashort pulses at 2-µm wavelength and kilohertz repetition rates :

Power-scalable ultrafast laser sources in the midwave-infrared (MWIR) are a key element for basic research and applications in material processing and medicine. Optical amplifiers based on chirped pulse amplification (CPA)...

Adlershof Journal Juli/August 2020: Titelbild


Adlershof Journal July/August 2020

Let’s talk! Innovation starts with finding the right words:

Digital translators: Will learning languages soon become obsolete? // Language as a tool: the power of the spoken word // Detective work against dementia: early diagnosis of Alzheimer's

Abbildung: Universität Rostock, B. Liewehr


Light from inside the tunnel

Physicists from the University of Rostock and MBI Berlin reveal a so-far overlooked nonlinear optical mechanism:

Steering and monitoring the light-driven motion of electrons inside matter on the time-scale of a single optical cycle is a key challenge in ultrafast light wave electronics and laser-based material processing. Physicists...

LED-Bestrahlungssystem ©FBH/P. Immerz


FBH and UVphotonics developed versatile LED irradiation system

Plug and play solution for surface treatment – from disinfection to medical treatments:

For disinfection purposes, the compact system can be equipped with UV LEDs to eliminate germs on critical surfaces such as mobile phones. It can also be assembled with LEDs providing the optimum emission spectrum for polymer...

Prof. Jürgen P. Rabe © WISTA Management GmbH


Turning science fiction into science fact

Professor Jürgen P. Rabe, director of the Integrative Research Institute for the Sciences IRIS Adlershof, about building bridges, joint labs, and a new research building:

Ten years of IRIS Adlershof: what exactly goes on here? Jürgen P. Rabe: It all begins with asking good questions – questions that impose themselves on us, that we can provide answers to by using our scientific potential in...

Prof. List-Kratochvil © WISTA Management GmbH


A hub for basic research, teaching, and industrial application

How the Integrative Research Institute for the Sciences IRIS Adlershof supports many different technology start-ups :

For almost two decades now, Prof. Emil List-Kratochvil has been dealing with a technology that many think holds a promise for the future: printed electronics. The Austrian-born solid-state physicist has been conducting basic...

Prof. N. Koch mit Graduierten © WISTA Management GmbH


Focusing on advanced materials

A graduate school in Adlershof offers top qualification and turns teams into families:

Advanced materials are a cutting-edge field. Diodes, solar cells, transistors, and storage elements – they are all based on state-of-the-art electronic materials. The products containing these ‘advanced and novel materials’ –...

Illustration: D. Mahnkopf © WISTA Management GmbH


The power of the spoken word: Language is a valuable tool

Essay by Paulina Czienskowski, independent journalist from Berlin:

Language is our tool – it shapes the life-world of all of us. If we wish to contribute to this, we must be diligent and attentive when using it There are days when I wish I had a remote control to simply switch off all the...