The BESSY II Foresight Workshop on 'Energy Materials Research' was held from October 10 to 11, 2016 in Berlin-Adlershof.
The „Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie“ focuses on developing advanced materials for solar energy conversion and storage. With our research we aim to contribute to a sustainable, economic and secure energy supply comprising the full value chain from dedicated infrastructures that allow guided design, synthesis and analysis, research of basic principles, to the transfer to applications for the society.
One of the infrastructures at BESSY II is EMIL, the Energy Materials In-situ Laboratory. In a concerted effort together with the Max Planck Society, EMIL offers a pivotal, unique infrastructure for Energy Materials Research at our synchrotron light source. In addition to EMIL a variety of experimental set-ups facilitate experiments on photovoltaics, energy conversion, energy storage and energy saving.
Scope of the workshop
After introductory overview talks on the main topics of Energy Materials Research, topical sessions allowed an intense exchange of ideas and were completed by a common discussion on needs and expectations concerning beam properties, instrumentation, and sample environment. A poster session and a facility visit were also also part of the programme.
As a parallel workshop a HERCULES Workshop was held. The HERCULES Workshop pointed out the main results and highlights of the work carried out in the HERCULES project. Furthermore, it aimed at providing a platform for discussion of these results in the broader context of photovoltaics research, development and industrialization in Europe.
Roel van de Krol
For more detailed information on the previous HZB Foresight Workshop on 'Energy Materials Research' please download the Booklet.