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News and views on research at the Helmholtz Association - this is the place to look for all the press releases issued by the Helmholtz Research Centres and the Helmholtz Head Office. A comfortable search function helps you to view specific news items from the Helmholtz Research Centres in chronological order. Older press releases can be found in our archive or on the website of the relevant Helmholtz Research Centre.

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  • 26. July 2021, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB)
    Lead-free perovskite solar cells - How fluoride additives improve quality

    Tin halide perovskites are currently considered the best alternative to their lead-containing counterparts, which are, however, still significantly less efficient and stable. Now, a team led by Prof. Antonio Abate from HZB has analysed the chemical processes in the perovskite precursor solution and the fluoride compounds in detail. Using a clever combination of measurement methods at BESSY II and with NMR at the Humboldt-University Berlin, they were able to show that fluoride prevents the oxidation of tin and leads to a more homogeneous film formation with fewer defects, increasing the quality of the semiconductor layer.

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  • 26. July 2021, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB)
    Battery research - SkaLiS project funded with 2.2 million euros

    Powerful, compact, and affordable batteries are needed for the energy transition. Groups at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) led by Prof. Yan Lu, Dr. Ingo Manke, and Dr. Sebastian Risse are conducting this research. They are investigating and developing novel types of electrode materials based on sulphur and silicon. Risse is now also coordinating a large project involving teams from HZB as well as from the University of Potsdam near Berlin, the Technische Universität Berlin, the Technische Universität Dresden and the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS Dresden.

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  • 26. July 2021, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
    Vaccination against hereditary colorectal cancer successful in mice

    Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center and Heidelberg University Hospital have for the first time been able to delay the development of hereditary colorectal cancer with a protective vaccination. Mice with a hereditary predisposition to colorectal cancer survived significantly longer after vaccination than unvaccinated animals. Combining the vaccination with an anti-inflammatory drug increased the protective effect.

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  • 26. July 2021, Helmholtz Zentrum München – German Research Center for Environmental Health (HMGU)
    Researchers engineer an organoid on chip platform to recapitulate pancreatic organoids

    A newly engineered organoid on chip platform mimics robustly key features of human pancreas development. This is a stepping stone towards reliable diagnostic solutions for early-stage pancreatic cancer. The study was carried out by an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Helmholtz Zentrum München, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Ulm University Medical Center.

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  • 23. July 2021, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    KIT Science Week: Dedicated to AI

    Science, Industry, Politics, and the Society Will Meet under the Heading “The Human Being in the Center of Learning Systems”

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  • 23. July 2021, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB)
    Virtual visits at HZB and 360° Panorama

    Due to Corona, it is currently not possible to welcome groups of visitors at HZB and guide them through the facility. Nevertheless, we open our doors virtually for you and provide insights into research facilities and labs at HZB. Make yourself comfortable and start your own virtual tour through BESSY II. Move through 360-degree images, have a look and linger at selected stations.

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  • 22. July 2021, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)
    Antimatter from laser pincers

    In the depths of space, there are celestial bodies where extreme conditions prevail: Rapidly rotating neutron stars generate super-strong magnetic fields. And black holes, with their enormous gravitational pull, can cause huge, energetic jets of matter to shoot out into space. An international physics team with the participation of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) has now proposed a new concept that could allow some of these extreme processes to be studied in the laboratory in the future: A special setup of two high-intensity laser beams could create conditions similar to those found near neutron stars. In the discovered process, an antimatter jet is generated and accelerated very efficiently. The experts present their concept in the journal Communications Physics (DOI: 10.1038/s42005-021-00636-x).

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  • 21. July 2021, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)
    Program your own Artificial Intelligence!

    Three Saxon hackspaces started today with a joint kick-off event. From now on, young people in Dresden, Freiberg and Görlitz can immerse themselves in the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) and develop their own projects under the guidance of experts. Relevant experience is not necessary. Interested people between the ages of 12 and 18 can drop by at any time and test whether they enjoy the free offer. The so-called KI Labs – KI is the German abbreviation for Künstliche Intelligenz, meaning Artificial Intelligence – run at the Technical Collections Dresden (TSD), the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF), and the Center for Advanced Systems Understanding (CASUS) in Görlitz. Together, TSD, HIF, CASUS, and Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) developed the “KI Labs” idea. The three hackspaces are embedded into the Germany-wide “Jugend hackt” program.

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  • 21. July 2021, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Start-up help for aspiring engineers during the corona pandemic

    Baden-Württemberg's Minister for Science, Research and the Arts Theresia Bauer meets participants in the corona graduate program at the “Mobility of the Future” InnovationCampus

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  • 21. July 2021, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Refuels Are Suited for Wide Use

    Practical Tests Reveal Positive Results for Pollutant Emissions – Ecobalancing Yields Significant CO2 Reduction Potential of Refuels

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