Many colleagues are currently working in their home offices. However, there is a lack of opportunities to meet other colleagues in the hallway or kitchen. In our small series, we shift the “floor conversations” into the digital world. Today we ask Dr. Nazmul Islam from HZB Institute Quantum Phenomena in Novel Materials. What has changed due to Home Office? Usually I work mainly in the laboratory, producing crystalline samples for research on quantum materials. Now I am sitting in my living room in front of the computer. What are you working on? I have taken a pile of technical literature home with me and IRead More →
By Annette Friedrich In science, more and more publications are Open Access, i.e. accessible to everyone without payment barriers. Also at the HZB, scientists are encouraged to publish Open Access. “Green” road to Open Access Most scientists prefer the “green road” to Open Access: They publish their paper in a journal under payment restrictions and after an embargo time (6 to 12 months), deposit the manuscript (pdf without the layout oft he journal) in the repository of their research institute. After the embargo time, their „green Open Access“ paper can be viewed by everybody free of charge. Multitude of repositories Research institutions and universities aroundRead More →
Can you translate the title of your last talk or paper into plain english? Of course you can. But can you do it using only words out of a list of 1000 most common english words? That becomes tricky! Give it a try. Be generous and creative. The “Splasho”-Editor will help you: just copy the original text into it and edit until the editor is happy. Example: „Tiny things easily enter into cells. But what do they do there? We have watched them with bright light and found out where they like to be. The cell looks tired after those tiny things have entered.“ ThisRead More →
At BESSY II, we are operating some 50 beamlines, each of which offers the latest methods in spectroscopy and microscopy.
Each beamline has a dedicated beamline scientist, who not only manages all the projects on the beamline and knows its every secret, but also works with local and visiting scientists to get the best results out of the beam and its instruments for every specific research question they have. Without the beamline scientists, much of the science at BESSY II could never happen.
But who are they? What makes a good beamline scientist and where do they come from? In this little series you are going to find out. Today we introduce Dr. Götz Schuck, who works at the KMC-2 and the KMC-3 beamlines.Read More →
A photostory at the end of this text reports about a special workshop at BESSY II. It was mid of november, in the night from sunday to monday, when a couple of accelerator scientists from MAX IV, BESSY II, CERN, KARA at KIT and DELTA from TU Dortmund gathered in the control room of BESSY II. They wanted to explore the so called two orbit or TRIBS modus in which one synchrotron could deliver two different sorts of light pulses. But let’s start with a short introduction: A Synchrotron Lightsource is a wonderful toolbox for doing research: it produces brilliant light pulses mostly in theRead More →
It is a Russian-German dipole beamline, part of the Russian-German Laboratory at BESSY II. It covers a soft X-ray photon energy range up to 1200 eV. It ends with a fixed experimental station RGL-PES that offers a multi-technique approach for the investigation of the electronic, chemical and structural properties of materials: X-ray photoemission spectroscopy and X-ray absorption in all possible modes (fluorescence yield, total and partial electron yields).Read More →
An Artwork reminds on the scientist who cofounded the Russian German Collaboration at BESSY II It seems, she has just calculated something, a hand lies on the paper, next to the pen. The other one supports the chin, relaxed and curious, she looks at the viewer. The Russian physicist Vera Adamchuk is immortalized in the bronze relief attached to a column in the BESSY II hall. The column stands in front of the dipole beam line of the Russian-German laboratory. Vera Adamchuk is regarded as a pioneer of German-Russian cooperation in the field of synchrotron radiation. She co-founded the Russian-German laboratory at BESSY II inRead More →
The beamline is called PM4. As a dipole beamline, it provides a moderate photon flux over a wide range of photon energies, in our case in the vacuum ultraviolet/soft X-ray regime. It serves the fixed end-station called LowDosePES. As the name suggests, its specialty is photoemission spectroscopy (PES) at low X-ray dose. Read More →
Actually, I had a funny-bad experience in my first week living in Berlin. On that day, I just wanted to survey “how to reach HZB from apartment”. I was accompanied by my mom and dad. We bought single trip ABC ticket from Jungfernheide (near Charlottenburg) station since we hadn’t known yet about the zone. The outbound journey was fine, we took S41 then S7 to Wannsee and 318 bus. There was also a ticket checker but we passed it. When we did the return journey, we got some problems. At first, the ticket machine couldn’t be changed into English version. Our phone were alsoRead More →