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Silizium-Perowskit-Tandemsolarzelle. Bild: HZB


New records in perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells

An HZB team has been able to increase the efficiency achieving 25.5 %, which is the highest published value to date:

Using microstructured layers, an HZB team has been able to increase the efficiency of perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells, achieving 25.5 %, which is the highest published value to date. At the same time, computational...

Young Scientists Award 2018. Bild: LUM GmbH


Young Scientist Award 2019 starts application phase

LUM GmbH invited Young Scientists from Materials Testing, Particle and Dispersion Characterization to apply for the Award:

From 22-23 May 2019 LUM GmbH hosts the 9th International Conference Dispersion Analysis & Materials Testing in Berlin, Germany. Since 2014 the Young Scientist Award recognizes outstanding scientific work by young researchers...

Graphen Bandstruktur. Bild: HZB


Graphene on the way to superconductivity

Scientists at HZB have found evidence that double layers of graphene have a property that may let them conduct current completely without resistance:

Scientists at HZB have found evidence that double layers of graphene have a property that may let them conduct current completely without resistance. They probed the bandstructure at BESSY II with extremely high resolution...

Dr. Daniela Rupp. Foto: Landesarchiv Berlin


Dr. Daniela Rupp received the “Mayor‘s Young Talent Award”

The MBI researcher was honored for her achievements in the field of ultra-short-time physics:

In an award ceremony held at the Berlin town hall ("Rotes Rathaus") on Wednesday November 7th, Dr. Daniela Rupp, the leader of the Junior Research Group "Ultrafast Dynamics Dynamics in Nanoplasma" received the Mayor's Young...

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“Berlin is the hub for photonics in Germany”

Over 600 visitors came to the Photonics Days Berlin Brandenburg 2018 in Adlershof:

Many of the local photonics experts could be met at the Photonics Days Berlin Brandenburg on 17 and 18 October in Berlin Adlershof. More than 600 visitors from Germany and all over the world came to discuss topics from the...

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Adlershof Journal November/December 2018

New Life Paths: This Is How We Do It:

The self-driving tram: Adlershof engineers co-developed it //  Starting out by dropping out: Highly sought after trainees //  Unbreakable: Research on ultra-strong glass //

Illustration: Dorothee Mahnkopf


Just give up – and set new goals for yourself

Essay by Sven Marx:

It is not easy to live with two life-threatening medical diagnoses. My advice to everybody who is diagnosed with a life-changing disease: just give up! By that I don’t mean to give up on yourself but give up on your old life....

Nicole Acksteiner


Meet: Event Manager Nicole Acksteiner

The future director of Acksteiner Events is organising the Science City Adlershof’s first annual ball:

Nicole Acksteiner has courage. She is not afraid of entering unknown terrain. The event manager is currently making a name for herself for among the people of Adlershof for hosting the Science City’s first annual ball, which...

Borsu Asisi


The Online Revolutionary

Borsu Asisi is building a new foundation for digital communication:

For every technology, there is a time to step down. The steam engine was replaced by the combustion engine, the airship by the aeroplane, and propellers by jet fuel. For Borsu Asisi, this is the bottom line of 200 years...

Thomas Straubinger, IKZ


Stepping out of the comfort zone

From scientist to entrepreneur and back – Two examples from Adlershof:

A fresh start. Not many people dare to make it. However, a change of perspective can be very rewarding as is shown by the example of two people from Campus Adlershof, who went from researcher to business founder and from...

Fragmente der Qumran-Rollen. Quelle: BAM


Dead Sea Scrolls from the Museum of the Bible faked?

BAM Research on the Qumran fragments raises doubts about their authenticity:

On 22 October 2018, the Museum of the Bible announced the results of the analysis of its five Dead Sea Scrolls fragments. At the request of the museum, the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) conducted a...

Dominik Sudau im Reinraum


Starting out by dropping out

Two apprentices from Adlershof tell us about their new careers:

Hundreds of thousands of young people in Germany go to university. The natural sciences are increasingly popular. However, every third student drops out of college. They do so for various reasons. Dropping out must not mean...

Siemens Mobility: Voss, Delianski


Battery electric buses and self-driving trams

The future has already arrived at Siemens Mobility in Adlershof:

When the first self-driving tram whooshes towards us, it looks like an ordinary tram riddled with cameras, sensors, radars and laser scanners. It is the most recent feat of the development department at Siemens Mobility,...

BAM-Wissenschaftler beim Guss von Glasblöcken


All You Need Is Glass

Scientists from BAM Adlershof are researching unbreakable glass:

Ralf Müller starts waxing lyrical when he talks about glass. “It’s such a fascinating material. Much lighter and even more robust than steel,” says Müller, who is head of the Department 5.6 Glass at the BAM Federal Institute...

HZB  Hysprint Labor Berlin


Sprinting towards the tandem cell

How the Helmholtz Innovation Lab HySPRINT brings together business and research:

Researchers at the Helmholtz Innovation Lab HySPRINT conduct application-based research on promising solar cells. The development of their refined ideas depends on bringing working together with the industry. A magical...

Mitarbeiter vinarIT


BIM creates inventions

Searching for skilled personnel, the company vinarIT is focusing on older staff:

vinarIT GmbH integrates IT systems for planning, implementing, and operating large infrastructure projects. The company needs staff who are skilled in construction technology as well as IT. A rare combination. The situation...

Andreas Künzel


Avoiding bridge failures through prevention

The start-up Sensical seeks to use fibre-optical measurement technology to examine buildings and develop maintenance plans:

Forty-three people died when a bridge collapsed in Geneva in mid-August. A ruptured cable was the likely cause. In Germany, too, the bad condition of many bridges regularly makes the headlines. In Berlin, many busy streets...

ERC Synergy Grant Maier, Christiansen, Schett. Bild: FAU


ERC Synergy grant with HZB participation

Novel X-ray microscope to produce microstructural images in situ and in vivo:

An interdisciplinary team of scientists will develop a new imaging method to investigate osteoporosis and other bone diseases in living subjects. Prof. Silke Christiansen, a scientist at HZB and physics professor at Freie...

SMT-Aufnahme Blauer Phosphor HZB


Blue phosphorus - mapped and measured for the first time

HZB team was able to examine samples of blue phosphorus at BESSY II for the first time:

Until recently, the existence of "blue" phosphorus was pure theory: Now an HZB team was able to examine samples of blue phosphorus at BESSY II for the first time and confirm via mapping of their electronic band structure that...

Bild: P. Knittel/Fraunhofer IAF


Nanodiamonds as photocatalysts

Research team is testing materials for the production of solar fuels at HZB:

Diamond nanomaterials are considered hot candidates for low-cost photocatalysts. They can be activated by light and can then accelerate certain reactions between water and CO2 and produce carbon-neutral "solar fuels". The EU...