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  • authored a month ago:

    Interview with Dr. Margarita Russina: Explore with high intensity (Part 2)

    The first user experiment is coming up soon and the scientists are curious about the results. Before that, Dr. Margarita Russina took the time to speak about the NEAT project and its correlated research.The scientists in your team, like Gerrit Günther and Veronika Grzimek, are researching very different materials and effects. What experiment is your favorite one and what comes first?We are looking …

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  • authored a month ago:

    What can NEAT see in MOF´s that others can´t?

    „Als Chemikerin juckt es mich manchmal schon in den Fingern die MOF´s, die wir mit NEAT anschauen möchten, selbst herzustellen. Aber wir müssen Prioritäten setzen und die Synthese von MOF´s ist sehr aufwändig“, sagt Veronika. Veronika Grzimek, seit einem Jahr Postdoc am Helmholtz-Zentrum, führt die Arbeit von Moritz Schlegel am NEAT an den Metal Organic Frameworks fort.„Bei den MOF´s die wir …

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  • authored 2 months ago:

    Interview with Dr. Margarita Russina: Looking forward to the new science (Part 1)

    The first user experiment is coming up soon and the scientists are curious about the results. Before that, Dr. Margarita Russina took the time to speak about the NEAT project and its correlated research.Dr. Russina, two years ago the first chambers for the NEAT upgrade arrived here at the HZB. Now, the first measurements at NEAT II were done successfully. How do you feel after such a long time of …

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    • authored a month ago:

      Thanks Jonas, for the interessing questions! I really love the enthusiasm of the scientists. I wish them good luck for the next steps - and some really exciting messurements and results!

  • authored 2 months ago:

    How to solve the secret santa problem

    If you're struggling with how to give everyone the same chance of buying a present for every other …

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  • authored 3 months ago:

    A hole in a hole in a hole or a drinking mug with three handles

    A hole in a hole in a hole is homomorphic to a drinking mug with three handles. And just how did he …

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  • authored 4 months ago:

    Visiting the world´s biggest vacuum chamber

    The NEAT chamber is the biggest vacuum chamber in the hall´s of the Helmholtz- Zentrum Berlin but of …

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  • authored 4 months ago:

    Little spikes of silicon

    “If you take a wire and heat one end of it, it will yield an electric current”, explains Gerrit to introduce his research field. This conversion from heat to current (and in the other direction) is known as the thermo-electric effect. Usually this effect is very small but some materials are doing pretty well. For example, Gerrit is using so-called silicon nanowires. To produce them, scientists …

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  • authored 4 months ago:

    To transform heat and electricity

    For almost three years, Ramil has been doing his research at the HZB. The postdoc is particularly responsible for the polarisation option. Besides, he also works on compounds for solar cells and thermo-electrics at the moment. For example, he investigates a combination of copper and sulfur. This compound is called thermoelectric, so it can be used to transform heat to electricity and vice versa.  …

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  • authored 4 months ago:

    NEAT gets sun glasses: the polarisation option

    Many sun glass manufacturers promote their products by mentioning polarisation. Those products are supposed to reduce reflections. They are able to do so by filtering cross-polarised photons which occur when light is reflected on glossy surfaces. But what do these sun glasses and the NEAT upgrade have in common?The NEAT scientists also want to make use of polarisation. But neutrons don’t have any …

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  • authored 5 months ago:

    Leichtgewichtige Wasserstoffspeicher

    Ich hatte Moritz Schlegel, als er Postdoc am NEAT II, HZB war, gefragt, welche Materialien am NEAT …

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  • authored 5 months ago:

    How can you safely store hydrogen?

    Moritz Schlegel wrote this post when he was working in Margarita Russinas group. It is now Veronika …

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  • authored 5 months ago:

    Ready, steady, research!

    There you go: The NEAT-Upgrade is finished! Well, the sample environment still needs to be installed and the NEAT team wants to add a polariser for more detailed analyses (more about it later in this episode) but the first experiments has been done. Now, it is time to get in touch with the instrument, in order to learn how it works in practice.Therefore, Gerrit and his colleagues used vanadium and …

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