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Frank Siewert. Foto: HZB


Frank Siewert wins Giovanni Sostero Award

Adlershof scientist honored for achievements in optics metrology:

Frank Siewert was honored in particular for his contributions on the development of latest metrology for Synchrotron Optics. He has “pushed the limits of X-ray optics metrology to an unprecedented level and gave a ...

Alexander Föhlisch. Foto: HZB


From Excited Atoms to Functionality

ERC Advanced Grant Awarded to Alexander Föhlisch:

Under the EU Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation, Alexander Föhlisch has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant. The physicists is holding a joint appointment at the Institute for Physics and Astronomy of the...

Younicos ISO Certificate. Bild: Younicos


Younicos achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification

One of the first companies in the energy storage industry to reach this level of standardized excellence:

Younicos, a global leader in intelligent grid-scale energy storage solutions, is pleased to announce that it has received ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems certification from the international certification body...

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Financial stimulus for Helmholtz Research

Joint Lab BeJEL receives 1.4 million EUR grant:

The Berlin Joint EPR Laboratory (BeJEL) operated by HZB and Freie Universität Berlin has pulled in six of 27 subprojects within a DFG priority program to address “New Frontiers in Sensitivity for EPR Spectroscopy – from...

Anja Hanßke, Institut für Energietechnik der TU Berlin. Bild: © Adlershof Special


Adlershof to network cold, heat, and regenerative electricity

Primary energy needs shall achieve a 30 percent cut by 2020 in spite of the growth:

About a thousand companies, sixteen research institutes, and nearly 22,000 people are working in Adlershof. The Technology and Science Park is growing – and with it the hunger for energy. Yet all this is to change through...

Xiaozhuo Wang, Gründer von Brilliance Fab Berlin. Bild: © Adlershof Special


Laser technology for the world market

Adlershof Ferdinand-Braun-Institut has pooled its resources with the Chinese company Sino Nitride Semiconductor:

The potential is enormous: With a view to developing products based on German laser technology, the Adlershof Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik (FBH) has pooled its resources with the...

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Femto-snapshots of reaction kinetics

International team decodes bonding behaviour of iron pentacarbonyl / Application as a catalyst for storing solar energy:

Following six years’ work, an international team comprising eleven research institutions has been successful in observing precisely how light affects the outer electrons of a metallic compound and activates this compound as a...

Künstliche Katalysatoren ahmen das Prinzip der Photosynthese nach. Grafik: HZB


The path to artificial photosynthesis

HZB researchers describe efficient manganese catalyst capable of converting light to chemical energy:

Scientists at the Helmholtz Center for Materials and Energy (HZB) in collaboration with the School of Chemistry and ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science at Monash University, Australia, have precisely...

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Adlershof Equipment for Nobel Prize Winners

Congratulations to Stefan W. Hell, W.E. Moerner, and Eric Betzig:

PicoQuant congratulates Stefan W. Hell, W.E. Moerner, and Eric Betzig, who have been awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of "super-resolved fluorescence microscopy". We are proud to support the...

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Emad Aziz receives Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein-Award

German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry has honored the Adlershof scientist for outstanding scientific achievements:

On 29. May 2014, the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry has honored Prof. Dr. Emad Flear Aziz with the Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein-Award. Aziz is leading research teams at HZB and „Freie Universität Berlin“,  where he...

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Younicos wins GreenTec Award 2014

WEMAG battery park is laureate in the category energy:

Younicos is celebrating a triple achievement. The specialists for intelligent storage and grids have won the GreenTec Award for 2014. Berlin-based Younicos had been nominated in the category energy in recognition of the green...

Pfeiffer Vacuum Katalog „The Vacuum Technology Book“ wurde als bester Industriekatalog ausgezeichnet. Bild: Pfeiffer Vacuum


INKA Award for „The Vacuum Technology Book“

Pfeiffer Vacuum receives award for best industry catalog:

Pfeiffer Vacuum is the winner of the "INKA" 2013 Award for the best catalog in the Print category. The Pfeiffer Vacuum catalog called "The Vacuum Technology Book" won first prize in the "machinery/equipment" sector, and is...

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Adlershof Great Minds

What they research. What they are working on. Why they feel at home in Adlershof:

They invent new materials and technologies, discover smart measuring devices and ensure continued progress in the turnaround of energy policy. their ideas are changing the world and their enthusiasm and courage have...

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Adlershof Dissertation Prize for Martin Hempel

Der Physiker promovierte über Defektmechanismen in Hochleistungs-Diodenlasern:

The three finalists who were competing against one another on 13 February really were the academic elite. All three of them completed their dissertation in Adlershof in the past 18 months. In order to win the Adlershof...

Weltrekordwert für die Leerlaufspannung für c-Si auf Glas. Bild: HZB


Next generation technology of thin film silicon on glass

Demonstration of a world record value for the open-circuit voltage of 582 mV for c-Si on glass by HZB researchers:

MASDAR PV and HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM Berlin have strengthened their R&D partnership, focusing resources on development of next generation thin film Si technology. After successful cooperation in the development of Masdar PV´s...

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Dr. Martin Hempel receives the Adlershof Dissertation Prize 2013

On February 13, the Adlershof Dissertation Award was granted to Dr. Martin Hempel of the Max-Born-Institute (MBI). In competition with two other nominees and according to the jury's unanimous opinion, he presented best his...


Adlershof Scientists in the Top 10 of Physics 2013

MBI achieves breakthrough with observation of hydrogen atoms:

The top 10 breakthroughs in physics in 2013 have been announced today. Director Marc Vrakking of the Max Born Institute, Phd-student Aneta Stodolna from FOM Institute AMOLF in the Netherlands, and colleagues from Europe and...

Dr. Sebastian Brückner untersuchte Silizium- und Germaniumsubstrate für Hochleistungssolarzellen.


Producing high performance solar cells at lower cost

Dr. Sebastian Brückner graduates “summa cum laude” on solar cells made from III-V semiconductors:

Solar cells made from III-V semiconductors achieve the highest efficiency of all solar cells. Researchers recently celebrated a new world record in which HZB was involved: They successfully developed a solar cell that reaches...



Successful story for WESTT SOLUTIONS

Engine manufacturer Price Induction installed an educational engine bench at the NASA in Cleveland:

The success of the WESTT educational tools of the engine manufacturer Price Induction is now established worldwide: the virtual engine test bench WESTT CS/BV has just been installed at the NASA in the USA, at the University...

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Pfeiffer Vacuum receives an important development contract for the ITER fusion reactor

Developing new vacuum pumps essential for the fusion reactor:

Pfeiffer Vacuum has been awarded an important contract to develop special vacuum pumps for the ITER fusion reactor. With their bid, Pfeiffer Vacuum successfully managed to win out over well-known international competitors...