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Insight into loss processes in perovskite solar cells enables efficiency improvements

In perovskite solar cells, charge carriers are mainly lost through recombination occurring at interface defect sites. :

In contrast, recombination at defect sites within the perovskite layer does not limit the performance of the solar cells at present. Teams from the University of Potsdam and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) were able to...

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Insight into catalysis through novel study of X-ray absorption spectroscopy

An international team has made a breakthrough at BESSY II:

For the first time, they succeeded in investigating electronic states of a transition metal in detail and drawing reliable conclusions on their catalytic effect from the data. These results are helpful for the development of...

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ERC Starting Grant awarded to Antonio Abate

HZB scientist has been awarded for his research project on perovskite solar cells. :

The ERC Starting Grant supports outstanding researchers in an early phase of their scientific careers with up to 1.5 million euros over five years and is considered one of the most important European awards. Abate heads a...

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Shutdown BESSY II

work has started:

As of 30 July 2018, BESSY II will be down for several weeks. In the summer shutdown, important components in the storage ring tunnel will be replaced and overhauled. The first conversion work for the BESSY VSR project also...


Benjamin Fingerhut receives the ERC Starting Grant

The award is granted by the European Research Council (ERC) to support excellent researchers at the beginning of their independent research careers:

Dr. Benjamin Fingerhut, junior group leader at the Max Born Institute (MBI), is recipient of the prestigious ERC Starting Grant 2018. The project addresses ultrafast biomolecular dynamics via a non-adiabatic theoretical...

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Flipping the switch on supramolecular electronics

For the first time, two-dimensional materials have been decorated with a photoswitchable molecular layer, and electronic components have been fabricated from the resulting hybrid materials that can be controlled by light:

The results of this fruitful collaboration of several European research groups have been published in Nature Communications. Owing to their outstanding electrical, optical, chemical and thermal properties, two-dimensional...

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What happens when we heat the atomic lattice of a magnet all of a sudden?

Magnets have fascinated humans for several thousand years and enabled the age of digital data storage. They occur in various flavors. Ferrimagnets form the largest class of magnets and consist of two types of atoms. Similar...

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Adlershof Journal July/August 2018

So much more than “Planet Party”: How the Science City’s event venues bring people together:

Successful events, events for success: How important are events in the digital age? //  World-class research in just three minutes: Apply now for the Falling Walls Lab //  1st Pint of Science: 12th July 2018 at the student...

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The Case for More Vitality: Why touching, smelling and tasting are so important

Essay by Paulina Czienskowski, independent journalist from Berlin:

Nobody can stop the invasion of our lives by the digital transformation, which is clinging to our lives like the suction cups on the tentacles of an octopus. Livestreams, chats, Google Earth – anybody can see and listen to...

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The Long-distance Woman

Event manager Silvana Schneider likes a challenge when she goes on holiday:

Up a hill and down across dirt tracks and gravel with sore feet and 11-kilo baggage on her back. When Silvana Schneider goes on holiday, she seeks out the extreme to find peace. She hiked the Camino de Santiago through...

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Adlershof is a mecca for conferences and networking events

Always something going on in the science city:

Adlershof is the venue for conferences, meetings, road shows and many other events that attract thousands of visitors from all over the world. Just counting last year, Adlershof’s event service was responsible for organising...

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Successful events, events for success

How important are events in the digital age?:

Considering digital transformation and the long reach of social media, are events still necessary? We asked Adlershof-based companies why they indeed still are. During Phoenix Contact Day, there is much going on at the...

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Aviation enthusiast and one of the tour guides through the diverse history of Adlershof

In conversation with Hans-Dieter Tack:

Tack is an aviation enthusiast. He is fascinated by the technology of flying, although he has never taken off himself. People who have visited one of his fascinating forays into the diverse history of Adlershof have been able...

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Face-to-face meetings are what counts

Is the trade fair obsolete?:

Are trade fairs still relevant? Just few clicks on the internet result in abundant information – information that is cheap, comprehensive and instant. This often includes contact information on relevant players. However,...

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Designing laser systems made easy

The start-up BeamXpert and its software:

The Adlershof-based BeamXpert GmbH is developing software for real-time simulation of laser propagation in optical systems. It supports developers designing laser systems. Its two founders met at the Technical University...

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Science and Beer on the Campus

Adlershof’s first Pint of Science will take place at the student café MoPs in June:

We sometimes read answers to scientific questions that we didn’t even know existed. For long time, the dialogue between scientists and the non-scientist public was dysfunctional. Their relationship was comparable to that of...


World-class research in just three minutes

Apply now for the Falling Walls Lab Adlershof!:

Jitters, a slight stutter, mispronouncing English technical terms – these are things that may be overlooked. The big no-no at the qualifying competition for the Falling Walls Lab in Adlershof is speaking for longer than three...

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Sugar-free fruit gum out of Adlershof

Sweets and candy for people with diabetes, diet-conscious parents and calorie-conscious adults:

Zveetz stands for zero sugar sweets. Zveetz are the brainchild of Christian Krause, an Adlershof-based business economist Christian Krause. They are the first fruit gums to use the natural sugar substitute erythritol as a...

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Day of the Little Researchers

150 daycare children experiment at the HZB:

Why is the light white? And the sky blue? Children ask many questions and want to try things out. For this purpose, 150 pre-school children had many opportunities at the “Day of the Little Researchers” in the HZB school lab....

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A night of science

Some impressions from the “smartest night of the year” in 2018:

Every year, the Long Night of the Sciences attracts many visitors to Adlershof. This year’s Long Night fell on 9 June 2018, a scorching summer evening with temperatures over 30 degrees, and the institutes of the mathematics...