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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.

On the Hunt for Ultra-Thin Materials Using Data Mining

“Two-dimensional (2D) materials possess extraordinary properties. They usually consist of atomic layers that are only a few nanometers thick and are particularly good at conducting heat and electricity, for instance. To the astonishment of many scientists, it recently became known …

Speeding through nanowire

“Nanowires under tension create the basis for ultrafast transistors Smaller chips, faster computers, less energy consumption. Novel concepts based on semiconductor nanowires are expected to make transistors in microelectronic circuits better and more efficient. Electron mobility plays a key role …

Artificial lightning to prompt nuclear fusion

“Pulsed electric fields, such as the ones caused by lightning strikes, manifest themselves as voltage spikes, posing a destructive threat to electronic components and causing considerable damage. Scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have now discovered that such voltage spikes …

Bringing the Sun into the lab

“Liquid-metal experiment provides insight into the heating mechanism of the Sun’s corona Why the Sun’s corona reaches temperatures of several million degrees Celsius is one of the great mysteries of solar physics. A “hot” trail to explain this …

Trapping spins with sound

“Acoustic manipulation of electron spins could lead to new methods of quantum control Color centers are lattice defects in crystals that can capture one or more additional electrons. The spin of these electrons is very sensitive to external electric and …

Quantum material to boost terahertz frequencies

“New study elucidates fundamental enigma of topological insulators They are regarded as one of the most interesting materials for future electronics: Topological insulators conduct electricity in a special way and hold the promise of novel circuits and faster mobile communications …

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 …