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Decommissioning Research Reactor BER II

Films about neutron research at BER II

A series of short films about our former BER II Neutronsource and its wide-reaching use and instruments.

Meet the Neutrons at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin: Learn how it is to live and research at BER II.


In 2014 the world's strongest magnet for neutron scattering was put into operation at HZB. The components were built and designed in five countries. The core was assembled at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida.


26 tesla: Constructing the world strongest magnet for neutron research


The neutron researchers: Neutrons are something special, because they can "look" into many materials without destruction. The "Neutron Man" shows what can be discovered with them and the scientists at BER II are exploring. (ger)


Tomography of a sea urchin spine

16.09 s

Surprises under a Titian painting: researchers at HZB use neutrons to look under the upper layers of paint in old paintings. (ger)


Tomography of a lithium battery

10.29 s