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Today we present two researchers working on the BAMline and µSpot Beamline at BESSY II. Franziska Emmerling is responsible for the Materials Chemistry Department at BAM and heads a large team for structural analysis. Together with her colleague Ana Guilherme Buzanich, she will report on how they experienced the lockdown and are now carrying out their first experiments again. How did the lockdown start for you? Did you have to interrupt an experiment? Franziska: No, we were lucky, our beam time had just ended and we had tons of data that we had to evaluate anyway. I wrote an email to everyone on March 16thRead More →

Since some weeks now, many colleagues have come back to the lab, others continue to work from home. These different working environments will continue to accompany us in the coming weeks. This week, Sophie Spangenberger met (online) with Michael Tovar from the X-ray lab at HZB in Wannsee. You are responsible for the X-ray laboratory in Wannsee. How did you handle the lockdown? Our lab operations are geared to the experiment and, of course, only work when we are there. The instruments run in 365-7-24 mode and may only go into standby mode once before Christmas. With the corona lockdown, we had to close theRead More →

Many colleagues are currently working in their home offices, exchanging information by telephone or video conferencing. Nevertheless, we still lack the opportunity to meet other colleagues simply in the hallway or in the kitchen. That’s why we are shifting “hallway conversations” to the digital. Today we present Rutger Schlatmann, director of PVcomB at HZB. What are you working on ? At the moment I am managing two institutes at the same time: the PVcomB competence center and the Institute for Silicon Photovoltaics. I coordinate the new structuring in Kekuléstraße (laboratories, offices, implementations etc.). These tasks have not changed, however I have more administrative work thanRead More →

Many colleagues are currently working in their home offices, exchanging information by telephone or video conferencing. Nevertheless, we still lack the opportunity to meet other colleagues simply in the hallway or in the kitchen. That’s why we are shifting “hallway conversations” to the digital. Today we present Klaus Jäger, a scientist in the Nano-SIPPE junior research group. Where do you work during the corona break? I left my small Berlin apartment and moved back to my parents. They live in a village, have a house with lots of space, and it’s a wonderful place to go for a walk in nature. I work in myRead More →