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Cyril Tuschi

30.08.2018

A hero’s quest

Virtual reality worlds are interactive adventure stories for the whole family:

On Sophienstrasse, in the utmost centre of Berlin, there is a gate do a different world. An infinite number of worlds, to be precise. A head-high metal frame on a plywood pedestal, a fan and a smell generator on the wall is...

Elena Holsten

30.08.2018

Adlershof’s accelerator programme A² supports the development of start-ups

A Bavarian start-up teamed up with a Berlin-based energy provider on a project towards the digitisation of district heating data:

The “A² Adlershof Accelerator-Programm Berlin” made it possible for a Bavarian start-up and a Berlin-based energy provider to come together to work on a project towards the digitisation of district heating data. A² enabled...

30.08.2018

Electric polarization in the macroscopic world and electrons moving at atomic scales

New route for understanding and tailoring the properties of ferroelectric materials:

Femtosecond x-ray experiments in combination with a new theoretical approach establish a direct connection between electric properties in the macroscopic world and electron motions on the time and length scale of atoms. The...

28.08.2018

A² Accelerator Berlin is one of Germany’s top accelerators

Start-ups evaluate their participation in accelerator programmes for a survey of the University of Applied Sciences Cologne:

A study carried out by the University of Applied Sciences Cologne for the first time surveyed 110 start-up entrepreneurs, who had taken part in accelerator programmes, as well as operators, investors, and managers of...

neurocat GmbH

29.08.2018

More security for artificial intelligence

neurocat GmbH tricks self-learning systems and makes them more reliable:

The Adlershof-based neurocat GmbH increases the security of artificial intelligence applications. The company’s young team is leading efforts for developing the industry’s security standards – which it is pushing forward in...

HySPRINT-Labor am HZB © HZB/M. Setzpfandt

28.08.2018

2.8 Mio Euro Funding for preparing perovskite solar cells for high volume manufacturing

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and partners want to further improve the manufacturing process:

HZB participates in a new consortium for Perovskite solar technology that is led by Oxford PV Germany GmbH. The consortium is funded by the German Ministry of Economics and Energy with 2.8 Million Euros and aims to further...

Diodenlaserstack © FBH / P. Immerz

27.08.2018

Securing the technological lead with laser innovations

Research institutes and companies are developing the world's first pulsed Joule-class laser light source for the mid-infrared spectral range:

Two German regions are pooling their expertise in the field of laser technology in the recently launched BMBF HECMIR project (Mittlerer-Infrarot-Laser für die Hochenergie-Klasse – High Energy Class Mid-Infrared Lasers). The...

23.08.2018

A² Accelerator kicking off with fresh ideas for future smart cities

At the Technology Park Adlershof, the start-ups of A² are realising pilot projects with renowned industrial partners:

The “A² Adlershof Accelerator ‘Smart City’” is kicking off on 23 August 2018. Five young companies - AR4 GmbH (Graz), Breeze Technologies UG (Hamburg), dive solutions GmbH (Berlin), M2MGo GmbH (Berlin), S O NAH UG (Aachen) –...

HySPRINT-Logo. Herstellung und Foto: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin/List-Kratochvil

23.08.2018

Printing solar cells and organic LEDs

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin form a joint lab and research group “Generative production processes for hybrid components”:

Solar cells, LEDs and detectors made of organic and hybrid semiconductors can nowadays be simply printed out, even together with teensy nanostructures that make them function better. The development of low-cost printing...

Visualisierung: M. Kathan

14.08.2018

Light-controlled molecules: Scientists develop new recycling strategy

Discovery lays the foundation for recycling of yet non-recyclable plastics:

Robust plastics are composed of molecular building-blocks, held together by tough chemical linkages. Their cleavage is extremely difficult to achieve, rendering the recycling of these materials almost impossible. A research...

Atomistische Simulation der Laser-induzierten Cluster-Explosion. Bild: MBI

09.08.2018

MBI researchers find the solution to the puzzle

Slow, but efficient: Low-energy electron emission from intense laser cluster interactions:

For the past 30 years intense laser cluster interactions have been seen primarily as a way to generate energetic ions and electrons. In surprising contrast with the hitherto prevailing paradigm, a team of researchers has now...

08.08.2018

World record: Fastest 3D tomographic images at BESSY II

An HZB team has developed an ingenious precision rotary table at the EDDI beamline at BESSY II and combined it with particularly fast optics.:

This enabled them to document the formation of pores in grains of metal during foaming processes at 25 tomographic images per second - a world record. The quality of materials often depends on the manufacturing process. In...

Gebäude der JENOPTIK Diode Lab in Berlin © JENOPTIK AG

08.08.2018

Jenoptik is investing in its Berlin site

Jenoptik is responding to the growing demand for high-power laser diodes with technical modernization and higher levels of staffing.:

In Berlin, Jenoptik is investing in modern production equipment, so ensuring the long-term competitiveness in a photonic core business: Thanks to new machines and systems, Jenoptik can speed up order processing for the...

03.08.2018

Concepts for new switchable plasmonic nanodivices

A magneto-plasmonic nanoscale router and a high-contrast magneto-plasmonic disk modulator controlled by external magnetic fields:

Plasmonic waveguides open the possibility to develop dramatically miniaturized optical devices and provide a promising route towards the next-generation of integrated nanophotonic circuits for information processing, optical...

Bild: © Uni Potsdam

02.08.2018

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...

Bild: HZB

01.08.2018

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...

Antonio Abate © J. Böhm/HZB

31.07.2018

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...

Experimentierhalle BESSY II © HZB / D.Butenschön

31.07.2018

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...

27.07.2018

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...

18.07.2018

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...