Research, testing and scientific technical simulator
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (HZB) | Published September 10, 2016 - Deadline October 24, 2016
As one of 18 centers of the Helmholtz Association, HZB has around 1100 employees - including about 800 in Berlin-Wannsee and 300 in Berlin-Adlershof. HZB works closely with the universities and colleges in Berlin-Brandenburg. For investigating the structure and function of matter, HZB operates two scientific large appliances: the research reactor BER II for experiments with neutrons produced and the electron storage ring BESSY II, the highly brilliant synchrotron radiation from the terahertz to the X-ray range. Both systems serve the exploration of matter and have highly specialized sample environments. That is, here experiments can under the most demanding conditions perform (high magnetic fields, low temperatures, high pressures). The development of this unique instrument is one of the essential tasks of the center. With its user service HZB permits annually 3 000 external researchers (from previously 35 countries) access to the partially unique measurement methods. The stated goal is to promote the complementary use of neutrons and photons, because with two obtained a more complete picture of the matter. The realization of a sustainable energy supply is a central, urgent question of the century.