News, Press Releases & Developments

Here you will find the latest news, press releases and developments on the Helmholtz Energy Materials Foundry (HEMF).


March 2017: Cornerstone laying ceremony at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

In March 2017 the first stone for the new energy research laboratory building on the Lise-Meitner Campus in Berlin-Wannsee will be laid. The new building will host modern laboratories for material synthesis and analytics. This new state-of-the art machine farm is part of the Helmholtz Energy Materials Foundry (HEMF) and will be open to partners from academia and industry.

Functional thin films, multilayers and nanostructures combining oxides and semiconductors will be synthesized and characterized. Complex chemical deposition and nanostructuring approaches will be developed with techniques compatible with industrial transfer. Prototype devices for applications in nanoelectronics and integrated photonics will be tested. Both fundamental studies and collaborative projects with industry will be performed in these ultramodern laboratories.

October 2016: Project Meeting at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

Our first Project, Steering Committee and User Service Meeting of the new large-scale collaborative research-and-development platform HEMF took place on October 12th, 2016 at the Helmholtz-Zentrum in Berlin-Adlershof. Every participating Helmholtz Centre gave a short introduction of its projects and subprojects, and to discuss these projects in detail we also organised a very instructive poster session. We intend to strengthen our cooperation and will serve the wider scientific community by offering user access, service and support to external academic and industrial partners.

We set the course for the future to make this project successful.

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Poster session and inspiring discussions at the BESSY II foyer (Photo: HZB/J. Bierbaum).

Press Releases

The Helmholtz Energy Materials Foundry (HEMF) attracts worldwide attention:

  • France Diplomatie the official webpage of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (notice)
  • Lanzhou Branch of the National Science Library a branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (notice)
  • Leading ALD News Blog by Swedish BALD Engineering AB (notice)
  • NEDO a Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (notice)