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Secret places

Time travelling through the Egg Room, the magnificent director’s office, and other hidden places:

A neon-lit corridor, cold and long, leads up to the director’s office – decorated with all kinds of insignia of power. The R1 building with its rather austere exterior was once home to the television broadcaster of East...

Aluminiumnitrid Power Core © FBH/P. Immerz


Space-compatible systems for satellite applications

Ferdinand-Braun-Institut at the “Space Tech Expo Europe” (STEE) in Bremen, 19 - 21 November 2019:

FBH has extensive experience in the development and fabrication of diode laser modules for space applications. These modules have repeatedly proven their capability in experiments carried out under zero-gravity conditions....

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IRIS Adlershof and Institute of Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences want to intensify their scientific collaboration

Second workshop took place in Dongguan, Guangdong:

The Institute of Physics (IOP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and IRIS Adlershof want to intensify their scientific collaboration. After the first joint workshop at IRIS Adlershof on June 25./26. the second workshop...

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BESSY II-Team observed Dynamic pattern of Skyrmions

New possibilities for energy-efficient data processing:

Tiny magnetic vortices known as skyrmions form in certain magnetic materials, such as Cu2OSeO3. These skyrmions can be controlled by low-level electrical currents – which could facilitate more energy-efficient data...

Marko Jošt, Foto: © M. Setzpfandt/ HZB


Helmholtz Association promotes cooperation between HZB and Slovenia

The research focus is on the characterization of tandem solar cells made of perovskite and silicon. :

A HZB team has successfully raised funds from the “Helmholtz European Partnering Program” of the Helmholtz Association to expand cooperation with partners of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Currently, most solar...

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Forward or backward? New pathways for protons in water or methanol

Scientists at Max Born Institute Berlin and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg publish new findings:

A collaborative ultrafast spectroscopy and ab initio molecular dynamics simulations study, as recently published by scientists of the Max Born Institute of Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) and the...

Wolfgang Heinrich © FBH/Katja Bilo


Prize of the European Microwave Association 2019 awarded to Wolfgang Heinrich

The head of the research area III-V electronics at FBH is honored for his outstanding engagement:

Making microwave research visible and connecting the players in research and industry – this has been Wolfgang Heinrich's driving force for many years. For his outstanding engagement, the head of the research area III-V...

Prof. Palma in seinem Labor in Beijing. Bild: IRIS Adlershof


Humboldt Research Fellowship for Prof. Carlos-Andres Palma

The scientist will support materials research at the Department of Physics and at IRIS Adlershof:

Professor Carlos-Andres Palma has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. The fellowship provides funding for international experts to make extended research visits to Germany. At IRIS...

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Julius Upmeier zu Belzen is winner of the Falling Walls Lab Adlershof 2019

With around 30 applications, Adlershof was again the most successful lab in Germany:

Great minds, 3 minutes, 1 day – Falling Walls Labs take place globally throughout the year. The Lab is a platform for excellent academics, entrepreneurs and professionals from all disciplines who get the opportunity to...

LUM Young Scientist Award 2019 © LUM GmbH


The tradition goes on: Richard-Sebastian Moeller was awarded this year’s LUM Young Scientist

Nominated research work contributes to a better understanding of particle adhesion on surfaces:

LUM GmbH hosts since 2011 periodically the international scientific conference for researchers and users of particle and dispersion measuring technologies. Since 2013 areas of expertise in materials testing are also included....

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The Fluid Fingerprint of Hurricanes

HU researcher used isotope analyses to investigate the path of water in El Niño storms:

The climatic phenomenon ‘El Niño/Southern Oscillation’ leads repeatedly in the Mesoamerican and Caribbean regions to natural catastrophes – extreme droughts and severe hurricanes. Most recently the region experienced a severe...

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Adulterated gasoline can damage motors, vehicles, and also the environment

BAM researchers developed quick test for quantitative on-site detection of gasoline fuel adulteration:

The adulteration of fuels is a world-wide problem as it promises easy and fast profit. However, if for instance gasoline is adulterated with cheap alcohol or hydrocarbons such as kerosene, not only motors and vehicles are...

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New partners in cancer research

Clovis Oncology acquires rights to FAP-targeted radiopharmaceutical program from 3B Pharmaceuticals and to discovery program for three additional targets for radionuclide therapy:

Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS) has entered into a global licensing and collaboration agreement with 3B Pharmaceuticals GmbH (3BP), a private German biotechnology company developing targeted radiopharmaceutical drugs and...

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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 //