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Schematische Darstellung der Coronavirus-Protease © Helena Tabermann/HZB

02.04.2020

Corona research at BESSY II

Two days of measuring operation to find the right key:

The Berlin Synchrotron Source BESSY II of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) will resume operation for two days. Scientists intend to use the intense X-ray radiation from BESSY II to search for active substances against the...

Röntgenbild des Elektronenstrahls im TRIB-Modus © F. Armborst/K. Holldack

02.04.2020

BESSY II: Ultra-fast switching of helicity of circularly polarized light pulses

Fast switching can make processes in magnetic materials visible and allows completely new experiments at the electron storage ring:

At the BESSY II storage ring, a joint team of accelerator physicists, undulator experts and experimenters has shown how the helicity of circularly polarized synchrotron radiation can be switched faster – up to a million times...

27.03.2020

Growing importance of nuclear medicine for the treatment of cancer

Debiopharm expands its radiopharmaceutical footprint with an exclusive in-licensing agreement of 3B Pharmaceutical’s targeted CAIX radiotherapy:

Debiopharm, a Swiss-based biopharmaceutical company announced having entered into a worldwide, exclusive license & research agreement with 3B Pharmaceuticals (3BP), a German biotechnology firm, to further the development of...

25.03.2020

MagForce AG announces plans for further NanoTherm Treatment Centre

Therapy for brain tumour patients will also be available in Thuringia:

MagForce AG, a leading medical device company in the field of nanomedicine focused on oncology, and the Hufeland Klinikum GmbH, announced the conclusion of a joint cooperation agreement and the planned opening of a NanoTherm...

Schematische Darstellung der Coronavirus-Protease © HZB

19.03.2020

Coronavirus: BESSY II data accelerate drug development

Scientists have decoded the three-dimensional architecture of the main protease of SARS-CoV-2:

A coronavirus is keeping the world in suspense. SARS-CoV-2 is highly infectious and can cause severe pneumonia with respiratory distress (COVID-19). Scientists are doing research in order to prevent the viruses from...

PSL-Leiter Dr. Jörn Helbert © DLR/Gravity

19.03.2020

Europlanet launches 10 million euro research infrastructure supporting planetary science

DLR Adlershof participates in the programme with two laboratories for planetary research with globally unique capabilities:

Europlanet 2024 RI will provide open access to the world's largest group of facilities for planetary simulation and analysis, as well as a global network of small telescopes, data services and support for the scientific...

Simulation der Röntgenfluoreszenz-Emissionen © PTB

17.03.2020

3D nano-metrology with X-ray fluorescence and scattering techniques

PTB researchers develop new algorithm for the fast reconstruction of atom distributions in 3D nanostructured surfaces:

Over the last years, PTB has developed a new method for atom-specific reconstruction of periodically nanostructured surfaces. Recent studies have shown experimentally that it is possible to reconstruct and identify the...

ORELTECH © WISTA Management GmbH

12.03.2020

Advanced Materials Startup ORELTECH Receives Angel Investment from Hüttenes hoch drei GmbH

H3 promotes its commitment to the use of new materials and to the environment:

ORELTECH is a Berlin startup and trailblazer in the field of advanced metallization techniques. The young company is disrupting the existing market for functional (printed) electronics through a novel, highly cost-effective...

Adlershof Journal März/April 2020

04.03.2020

Adlershof Journal March/April 2020

Technology for Future: Adlershof is working on concrete solutions:

The ‘techlash’ as a momentum for change: Active technology design // Stopping health problems: Affordable vaccines, better diagnostics, personalized therapies // Berlin's forgotten dream factory: 100 years of movie history in...

MXene © Martin Künsting/HZB

02.03.2020

New class of materials for energy storage researched at HZB

2D titanium carbides store large amounts of electrical energy and can be charged and discharged in a matter of seconds:

Two dimensional titanium carbides, so-called MXenes, are being discussed as candidates for the rapid storage of electrical energy. Like a battery, MXenes can store large amounts of electrical energy through electrochemical...

Illustration: Dorothee Mahnkopf © WISTA Management GmbH

26.02.2020

The ‘techlash’ as a momentum for change: Fear and scepticism amidst digitalist infiltration and data abuse

Essay by Prof. Dr. Holger Rust, economic sociologist, pragmatist and publicist:

It became hard to miss at some point: dealing with the social ramifications of transformation processes, most of the bachelor’s and master’s theses that I supervised quasi-automatically started off their research efforts with...

Carola Hilbert © WISTA Management GmbH

26.02.2020

In conversation with Carola Hilbert, who is working to create a DLR visitor centre in Adlershof

The head of the sites in the DLR Eastern region wants to make research more accessible to the public:

Flying across the Red Planet, driving a robotaxi, or travelling in high-tech trains. Carola Hilbert is fascinated by all these things. They are also simply parts of her everyday life. She became the head of the sites in the...

Julia Boike © Paolo Verzone/AWI

26.02.2020

The frost expert

Julia Boike, professor at the Geography Department of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, explores the arctic underground:

The area is almost deserted. A small aeroplane carrying equipment, food, and clothes for almost three months is forced to land on mud and gravel. There is a single hut; when overcrowded, people sleep in tents. Except for...

Bernd Rech im BESSY-Kontrollraum © WISTA Management GmbH

26.02.2020

Local answers to global challenges

Bernd Rech (HZB) and Ulrich Panne (BAM) about new ways towards a resource-saving energy supply and new materials:

We are entering a new decade – faced by climate change, a growing global population, and a maltreated environment, many look into the future with some trepidation. However, with researchers working on solutions, including in...

Labor Vaxxilon AG © WISTA Management GmbH

26.02.2020

Targeting global public health scourges

Adlershof-based companies develop affordable vaccines, better diagnostics, and personalised therapies:

Health care is a global task. Adlershof-based companies are developing and providing important contributions to the battle against HIV and Ebola, multidrug-resistant bacteria, and for more targeted cancer therapy. Viruses...

BAM-Arbeitsgruppe um Franziska Emmerling © WISTA Management GmbH

25.02.2020

Milled, not stirred

At the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) new successes for green chemistry are achieved with smart processes:

It’s hard not to think of medieval times when someone speaks of clattering mills. However, what Franziska Emmerling and her team practice is high-level chemistry. The head of the Structure Analysis division at the Federal...

Till Wolfram © WISTA Management GmbH

25.02.2020

Fair resources

Tungsten Consulting is developing procedures for environmentally friendly chemical processing of raw materials – such as graphite, large amounts of which are used in batteries:

Storage batteries are in high demand: for cars and bikes used in electromobility as well as mobile electronics devices. The benefits for climate protection and health are heavily advertised but not many like to talk about the...

Andreas Wicht und Markus Krutzik © WISTA Management GmbH

25.02.2020

Crime scenes and quantum technology

Why the time is right for establishing a network of quantum technologies in the Berlin-Brandenburg region:

A visit of the Ferdinand-Braun-Institute (FBH) in Berlin-Adlershof conjures up images of a crime scene: people in white hazmat suits walk along the corridors, visitors must put blue covers over their shoes. Leave no trace is...

25.02.2020

Berlin’s forgotten dream factory

The Johannisthaler Filmanstalten (Jofa) film studios were founded a hundred years ago:

The year 1920 began with some far-reaching changes for the German Empire. On 10 January, the Treaty of Versailles became effective. In Johannisthal and Adlershof, two then-rural communities on the south-eastern outskirts of...

Konstantin Livanov, Natalia Zamoshchik, ORELTECH © WISTA Management GmbH

25.02.2020

Breakthrough process for metallic coatings

Adlershof start-up ORELTECH GmbH develops conductive inks and fluids:

ORELTECH GmbH, a young start-up, develops conductive inks and fluids, which can built into inkjet printers. The start-up has developed a procedure that also allows much finer metallisation techniques, for example, platinum on...