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The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) is a German research laboratory based in Dresden that conducts research in three of the Helmholtz Association's areas: matter, health, and energy. While the research center was formerly known as Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (since 1992), the research site dates back as far as 1956, when the Zentralinstitut für Kernforschung (national institute for nuclear research) in East Germany was founded. HZDR is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres.

International team improves efficiency of liquid metal batteries

“Climate protection means increasingly turning to renewable energies. But in order to store the energy produced by solar, wind and other regenerative processes, sophisticated systems are required. Today’s storage options are still too expensive and hardly or even impossible …

Antimatter from laser pincers

“Research team develops new method to study astrophysical processes in the laboratory 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 …

Ingeniously Two-Dimensional

“Efficiently doping the semiconductors of tomorrow Electronics of the future are inconceivable without two-dimensional materials. They are the great hope for high-performance and energy-efficient electronic components. At the same time, however, the unique properties of two-dimensional materials make it difficult …

Electrons riding a double wave

“Research team presents a new type of particle accelerator Since they are far more compact than today’s accelerators, which can be kilometers long, plasma accelerators are considered as a promising technology for the future. An international research group has …

Pancake strategy for the win

“Special heat treatment improves novel magnetic material Skyrmions – tiny magnetic vortices – are considered promising candidates for tomorrow’s information memory devices which may be able to achieve enormous data storage and processing capacities. A research team led by the Helmholtz-Zentrum …

Recycle high-tech waste biologically

“nnovative biotechnological process extracts gallium from industrial wastewater Gallium is a rare metal, but it is widely used in the high-tech industry. This extreme contrast makes recycling indispensable. However, current recycling processes are costly and chemically polluted. Biotechnological approaches, therefore …

Solstice: Liquid metals for energy storage

“Reliable and economical systems for storing large amounts of energy are needed for industrial nations such as Germany to succeed in making strides toward a regenerative energy supply. An international team led by Tom Weier and Norbert Weber from the …

HZDR team develops component for neuromorphic computer

“Neural networks are some of the most important tools in artificial intelligence (AI): they mimic the operation of the human brain and can reliably recognize texts, language and images, to name but a few. So far, they run on traditional …

News  Bipolar doping

Bipolar doping

“New approach facilitates the control of reversible conductivity in semiconductors The semiconductor gallium oxide is thought to be a promising candidate for potential use in power electronics. So far, however, a number of obstacles have stood in its path, especially …

Dynamic, yet inertial – and definitely futuristic

“Researchers conduct experiments to demonstrate inertial motion in magnetic materials In the journal Nature Physics (DOI: 10.1038/s41567-020-01040-y), an international team of scientists from Germany, Italy, Sweden, and France report on their experimental observation of an inertial effect of …