News and press releases

  • <p>A magnetic field pulse switches the initial vortex state to &ldquo;onion state&rdquo; with two walls. In the subsequent magnetic snapshots the domain wall motion is shown. After 58 ns both walls meet and annihilate, thus completing the switching process into the opposite sense of rotation. Credit: HZB</p>19.04.2017

    Green IT: New switching process in non-volatile spintronics devices

    Physicists achieved a robust and reliable magnetization switching process by domain wall displacement without any applied fields. The effect is observed in tiny asymmetric permalloy rings and may pave the way to extremely efficient new memory devices. The results have been published  in Physical Review Applied, highlighted as an Editors' Suggestion. [...].

  • 18.04.2017

    Neue HZB-Zeitung „lichtblick“ erschienen

    (german)

    In ihrem letzten Interview als Geschäftsführerin des HZB erläutert Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla, warum sie gerade jetzt geht, obwohl sie eigentlich noch gern geblieben wäre. Nils Martensson lernen wir als Pendler zwischen Nobel-Komitee und HZB kennen. Und Marcus Bär erzählt, warum es sich in jedem Fall lohnt, bei den Kopernikus-Projekten der Bundesregierung dabei zu sein und warum die Forscherinnen und Forscher aus verschiedenen Disziplinen dabei erst einmal Vokabeln lernen müssen. (Online-Ausgabe) Auf der Mittelseite der lichtblick stellen wir das Projekt näher vor, an dem sich das HZB beteiligt. [...].

  • <p>Prof. Dr. Yan Lu receives a professorship at the University of Potsdam</p>10.04.2017

    Yan Lu receives a professorship at the University of Potsdam

    Dr. Yan Lu is a group leader at the Institute for “Soft Matter and Functional Materials”. At HZB, she is researching functional hybrid materials that consist of colloid particles.  As of 1 April 2017, Yan Lu has been appointed as W2 Professor for Polymer-based Hybrid Materials at the University of Potsdam. [...].

  • 07.04.2017

    CIGS Thin-film Solar Modules: HZB invites for workshop

    Global demand for photovoltaic systems is rising sharply. CIGS thin-film modules have become a hot topic for the solar industry. International experts will convene in Stuttgart on May 30, 2017, at the annual IW-CIGSTech workshop to discuss past and potential future technical and industrial advances in this solar technology. The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB) are hosting the eighth installment of this workshop, which caters to scientists, engineers and industry specialists. [...].

  • <p>The experimental data show, how a light pulse dissociates a hydrogen nucleus from the nitrogen atom without destroying important bonds within the molecule. Credit: Th. Splettst&ouml;sser/HZB.</p>07.04.2017

    Proton transfer: Researcher find mecanism to protect biomolecules against light induced damage

    A team at the HZB together with researchers in Sweden and the USA has analysed a mecanism which protects biomolecules such as the DNA against damage by light: they observed how the energy of incoming photons can be absorbed by the molecule without destroying important bonds. The experiments took place at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) free-electron laser in California as well as the BESSY II synchrotron source at the HZB in Berlin, where with resonant inelastic X-ray-diffraction a very sensitive method is available. [...].