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Foto: Forschungsprogramm Energieeffizienz, Materialien und Ressourcen ©Copyright: BengsEnergy Efficient Processes

Energy > Energy Efficiency, Materials and Resources

Foto: Flüssigmetall-Strömungen messen ©Copyright: HZDR/Frank BierstedtIndustrial processes contribute to the total German energy consumption in the form of electricity and heat with about 29 %. Within the industrial sector, the largest consumers are the chemical and petrochemical industries (38 %), as well as the metal producing industries (31 %).* Reference: AG Energiebilanzen e.V., Energy Balance 2000 to 2015 (2017). More


Foto: Forschungsprogramm Energieeffizienz, Materialien und Ressourcen ©Copyright: BengsResource Technologies

Energy > Energy Efficiency, Materials and Resources

Foto: Expedition nach Maamorilik, Westgrönland mit HIF-Beteiligung - Ziel ist es, hoch aufgelöste geologische Karten der Erdoberfläche zu erstellen, um das Rohstoffpotenzial des Landes besser einzuschätzen. ©Copyright: HZDRFrom the copper cables to the lithium batteries, metal and mineral raw materials play a vital role in our everyday lives. The demand for these resources in terms of quantity and diversity is increasing, especially for use in renewable energy, electromobility, communications and other advanced technologies. More


Foto: Programm Speicher und vernetzte Infrastrukturen ©Copyright: BengsElectrochemical Energy Storage

Energy > Storage and Linked Infrastructures

Foto: Battery Lab at the HZDR ©Copyright: Oliver Killig/HZDRGermany is on the brink of the energy turnaround and, thus, the transformation of power generation from primarily fossil and nuclear sources to solely renewable energy sources in the future. Since the power being fed from photovoltaic systems and wind turbines actually depends on the environmental conditions and not the current demand, storage facilities – in addition to a number of other measures – are indispensable in order to balance supply and demand. More


Foto: Programm Nukleare Entsorgung und Sicherheit ©Copyright: BengsNuclear Waste Management

Energy > Nuclear Waste Management and Safety as well as Radiation Research

Foto: Geo-PET ©Copyright: HZDR/André KünzelmannScientists around the globe continue to address the question of how safe nuclear waste repositories can be established. The high significance of this research was also specified in the Federal Government’s 6th Energy Research Program. More


Foto: Programm Nukleare Entsorgung und Sicherheit ©Copyright: BengsSafety Research for Nuclear Reactors

Energy > Nuclear Waste Management and Safety as well as Radiation Research

Foto: Strömungen im Kernreaktor ©Copyright: HZDR/Oliver KilligAlthough Germany decided to shut down all nuclear reactors for energy production until 2022, own reactor safety research is needed in future. The preservation of competence in nuclear engineering is essential for the safety assessment of nuclear power plants and nuclear projects in Germany and abroad. More


Foto: Research Program Cancer Research ©Copyright: Mario BengsImaging and Radiooncology

Health > Cancer Research

Foto: Arzneimittelproduktion im Reinraum_2016 ©Copyright: HZDR/Rainer WeisflogIn Germany, 500,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year. New, faster, and primarily more gentle diagnostic and therapeutic procedures can help to fight the disease and to save lifes.

Cancer research at the HZDR addresses the following topics: The scientists conduct research, for example, on new radiopharmaceuticals for the diagnosis of cancer and for the characterization of cancer tissue and, as a further development, also investigate substances for the cancer therapy of tomorrow. More


Foto: Program "From Matter to Materials and Life" ©Copyright: BengsIn-House Research on Structure, Dynamics and Function of Matter

Matter > From Matter to Materials and Life

Foto: A young scientist using highest magnetic fields at the Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory of the HZDR ©Copyright: Jana GrämerIn our daily lives, we encounter various materials with different functionalities. Their mechanical, thermal, electrical, optical, and magnetic properties usually have to be optimized for specific applications which are relevant to the key issues of our modern society. More


Foto: Program "From Matter to Materials and Life" ©Copyright: BengsPhysics and Materials Science with Ion Beams

Matter > From Matter to Materials and Life

Foto: Hochenergie-Ionenimplantation ©Copyright: HZDR/Matthias RietschelOne cannot imagine research and industry without ion beams. They have become indispensable, whether it be for the surface treatment of materials (e.g. exhaust turbochargers, machine tools, medical implants), the creation of functional films in solar cells, or electronic components for micro, opto, and high power electronics (e.g. More


Foto: Program "From Matter to Materials and Life" ©Copyright: BengsResearch with Highest Electromagnetic Fields

Matter > From Matter to Materials and Life

Foto: Kondensatorbank ©Copyright: HZDRIn virtually every research field, scientists rely on large-scale facilities for investigating the structural, chemical, physical, and biological properties of materials. The HZDR is committed to continuously developing and improving these large scientific instruments for creating an excellent research environment. More


Foto: Program "Matter and Technologies" ©Copyright: BengsAccelerator Research and Development

Matter > Matter and Technologies

Foto: ELBE-Zentrum für Hochleistungs-Strahlenquellen ©Copyright: HZDR/Frank BierstedtModern accelerator facilities and systems represent a decisive technology of the future. They are indispensable when it comes to answering the major questions of our time. Today, accelerator systems are not only used in fundamental research, but also for innovations in materials research, bio and nano sciences, active ingredients research, and medical applications such as cancer therapy. More


Foto: Program "Matter and Technologies" ©Copyright: BengsDetector Technologies and Systems Platform

Matter > Matter and Technologies

Foto: Silicon Photomultiplyer ©Copyright: Matthias Rietschel / HZDRThe basic components of matter and natural phenomena are either not or only to a limited extent accessible to human senses because they are incredibly small, incredibly fast, or for that matter actually invisible. More