To all users and scientists at BESSY II or BER II: if you have exciting results and your manuscript is accepted for publication in a highly renowned journal, please inform the HZB communication department. We will contact you back and might decide to send out a press release or write a popular science story about your work. [...].
Together with HZB, teams from the Universität Regensburg, from the Freie Universität Berlin and from the Ruhr Universität Bochum have jointly set up a unique measurement station at BESSY II: a vector electromagnet consisting of three mutually perpendicular Helmholtz coils which enables setting the local magnetic field at the sample position to any orientation desired. [...].
Researchers at HZB in co-operation with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin have made an astonishing observation: they were investigating the formation of gold nanoparticles in a solvent and observed that the nanoparticles had not distributed themselves uniformly, but instead were self-assembled into small clusters. [...].
Researchers at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and the University of Tennessee Knoxville have developed a novel method, based on energy-selective neutron imaging for visualization of crystalline phase distributions within the bulk of metallic samples. The method overcomes limitations of existing techniques and allows a 3-D representation of the phase fractions within the sample volume. [...].
A team around Gregor Schiwietz at HZB has developed a new kind of spectrometer capable of particularly sensitive analyses of sample surfaces. It has allowed them to be the first to obtain measurements of a copper sample's Auger electron spectrum at the HZB's synchrotron radiation source BESSY II's femtoslicing beamline at extremely high temporal resolutions. [...].