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  • <p>With this experiment, the team could observe how magnetic order is changed by sudden heat.</p>16.07.2018

    Future information technology: Microscopic insight into processes when magnets suddenly heat up

    Magnetic solids can demagnetize upon heating. Despite decades of research, it has so far been unclear how this process works in detail. Now, for the first time, an international group has observed in a step-by-step manner how sudden heating affects the magnetic order of a ferrimagnetic insulator on two different time scales. The work is published in Science Advances. [...].

  • <p>Katherine Ann Mazzio was awarded for her poster contribution at the ICT2018 in Caen.</p>15.07.2018

    Poster award für HZB scientist at ICT2018

    At the International Conference on Thermoelectrics in July in Caen, France, Dr. Katherine Ann Mazzio from the HZB Institute of Nanospectroscopy received a prize for her poster. The conference is the world's largest symposium on thermoelectric materials. [...].

  • <p><strong></strong><strong>Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier: <a href=""></a></strong></p>13.07.2018

    Bundesvereinigung Material- und Werkstoffwissenschaften wählt Susan Schorr zur Generalsekretärin


    Auf der letzten Mitgliederversammlung der Bundesvereinigung Material- und Werkstoffwissenschaften (BVMatWerk) wurde Prof. Dr. Susan Schorr einstimmig zur Generalsekretärin gewählt. Sie tritt das Amt ab 2019 an, die Amtszeit dauert zwei Jahre. [...].

  • <p>Participants from partner institutions at the GRECO kick off in Madrid on 25. June 2018.</p>11.07.2018

    GRECO kick-off in Madrid: advancing photovoltaics through “open science”

    The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) is one of ten international partners in the GRECO pilot project funded under the European Union framework programme Horizon 2020. They intend to jointly test OpenScience approaches for exchanging knowledge and research data in order to accelerate the development of innovative PV products worldwide. GRECO will receive three million euros in funding through 2021. [...].

  • <p>The homepage: <a href=""></a></p>10.07.2018

    HZB expert contributes to Leibniz platform GraFOx

    The platform "GraFOx" of the Leibniz Association bundles the activities and competences of Berlin research institutes and universities in the field of oxide research for electronic applications. Now Prof. Dr. Catherine Dubourdieu has been involved as an Associate Partner. The internationally renowned expert heads the Institute "Functional Oxides for Energy-Efficient Information Technology" at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. [...].

  • <p>Nils M&aring;rtensson, University of Uppsala, cooperates closely with HZB.<strong><br /></strong></p>09.07.2018

    Helmholtz International Fellow Award for Nils Mårtensson

    The Helmholtz Association has presented the Swedish physicist Nils Mårtensson with a Helmholtz International Fellow Award.  The synchrotron expert of the University of Uppsala, who heads the nobel comitee for physics, cooperates closely with the HZB-Institute Methods and Instrumentation for Synchrotron Radiation Research. [...].

  • <p>21 students from all over the world will work on their research projects during summer at HZB. Credit: S. Kodalle/HZB</p>09.07.2018

    Summer in the laboratory: 21 summer students start their research project at the HZB

    Young people from all over the world have applied to the Helmholtz Centre to take part in the annual summer programme: eight weeks of research in an HZB team, well supervised, taking their first steps in their own scientific work. Now 21 students from eleven countries have arrived and are looking forward to their research project.  They will present their results on 30 August. [...].

  • <p>The transparent anti-corrosion layer contains Rhodium nanoparticles as a catalyst. Credit ACS Energy Letters.</p>05.07.2018

    New world record for direct solar water-splitting efficiency

    Hydrogen will play a central role as a storage medium in sustainable energy systems. An international team of researchers has now succeeded in raising the efficiency of producing hydrogen from direct solar water-splitting to a record 19 per cent. They did so by combining a tandem solar cell of III-V semiconductors with a catalyst of rhodium nanoparticles and a crystalline titanium dioxide coating. Teams from the California Institute of Technology, the University of Cambridge, Technische Universität Ilmenau, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE participated in the development work. One part of the experiments took place at the Institute for Solar Fuels in the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. [...].

  • 26.06.2018

    HZB Newsletter with monthly highlights and info on events

    You can now register to receive the monthly HZB Newsletter automatically by email. It always contains two or three science features from research activities, information on personnel matters, and video and reading tips such as links to profiles and news reports from the HZB newspaper Lichtblick, the Campus Blog, and the Science Blog. [...].

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