Energymaterials at HZBblog.de

The Blog www.energymaterials.hzbblog.de is a place, where we mention nice papers of HZB scientists, too specialized for the mass media, but really interesting for colleagues and experts. We also might link to relevant articles in science journals and we would be glad if you want to contribute to this blog.

Blog Energymaterials

  • 20. 06 2018

    With ERASMUS from Patras to Berlin: Nickie Messini works in the MX group for protein crystallography

    ?Growing those crystals in the lab is much more tricky than I thought?, Nickie Messini says. ?But I really like it as much as the computational analysis for structure refinement!? The young bachelor student from University of Patras, Greece, has already produced some tiny crystals of the protein Endothiapepsin at the MX lab for protein crystallography at BESSY II. It is not easy to force those large Endothiapepsin molecules into the rigid order of a crystal, but Nickie knows how to achieve it. Endothiapepsin crystals are ideally suited as a model system to facilitate the search for new drugs by a method called fragment screening.Read More →Der Beitrag With ERASMUS from Patras to Berlin [...].
  • 22. 05 2018

    Materials scientist Manuela Klaus uses high tech methods to study samples from industry

    It was after a telephone call in 2003 that Manuela Klaus?s career took off. Right about the time Klaus had just graduated in materials sciences from TU Berlin, the phone rang in the office of Christoph Genzel of the Microstructure and Residual Stress Analysis department. ?It was a drill bit manufacturing company from Baden-Württemberg calling,? the department head recollects. The callers needed help with improving their drill bits: they wanted to measure the residual stress of the material at the precise points where the bits are most stressed ? ?and I said there are no methods to do that yet. But I know of justRead More →Der Beitrag Materials scientist Manuela Klaus uses high tech met [...].
  • 23. 03 2018

    Solar cities: feasible but not yet realised

    At the Interdisciplinary conference on ?INNOVATION IN SOLAR BUILDING SKINS & ENERGY EFFICIENCY TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE CITIES?, 19th to 20th march in Berlin, experts from the building sector, politics, finance and photovoltaics discussed why Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) is not already more widely applied in buildings (see also HZB-webinfo ) and what innovations are still needed. Statements from participants of the conference:   Lighthouse projects show what is possible Impressive projects by architects and engineering offices demonstrate what can be done already: Elegant modern buildings with solar facades and solar active materials for windows, pavements or other surfaces d [...].