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In order to find out why the hunting spider Cupiennius salei adheres so well to vertical surfaces, the interdisciplinary research team investigates the tiny adhesive hairs on the spider legs. [Foto: © Siekmann, Uni Kiel]

What keeps spiders on the ceiling?

A team of researchers from Kiel University and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (HZG) deciphers the details of adhesive structures of spider legs. more

Dr. Claudio Pistidda at a diffractometer for testing new hydrogen tanks. [Picture: HZG/Torsten Fischer]

On the pathway to novel hydrogen storage materials

Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and their European partners have developed a new chemical system for storing solid hydrogen. The special combination of hydrides allows overcoming some of the most serious drawbacks associated to the use of this class of materials. This represents a real milestone in the development of hydrogen storage technology for mobile and stationary applications. The scientists’ results were published in the renowned journal “Journal of Materials Chemistry” today. more


New concept for structural colors

Scientists of the University of Hamburg (TUHH), the ITMO-University in St. Petersburg and the Helmholtz-Center Geesthacht have developed a novel concept for structural colors more

Turbo Carstenmeißner Hzb

New analytical tools for engineering materials science

Europe has the world´s best portfolio of Advanced Research Infrastructures (ARIs), serving a wide and dynamic community of tens of thousands of scientists every year. These large-scale and unique facilities enable remarkable insights into materials of all types. The research infrastructures are increasingly becoming a routine tool exploited for industrial R&D. more


MATRAC School - Application of Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation in Engineering Materials Science

The school will take place from 31 March to 5 April, 2019 at the conference centre "Haus der bayerischen Landwirtschaft" in Herrsching/Ammersee and at the FRM II in Garching (near Munich). The programme will cover all relevant experimental methods using neutrons in materials science in a three-day course and includes a two-day practical. A social event will also be organised.
Location: Munich, Germany


LSP Days 2019

2nd European Workshop on Laser Peening and Related Phenomena
Location: Geesthacht and Hamburg

Open PhD Positions at the Graduate School M4B - Materials for brain

Open PhD Positions M4B

Doctoral candidate (m/f/d) in the area of laser processing and structural integrity assessment

Date 22.02.2019
Institute Institute of Materials Research
Location Geesthacht

The Institute of Materials Research of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht in Geesthacht, Germany, invites applications for a Doctoral candidate (m/f/d) in the area of laser processing and structural integrity assessment. The position is initially limited for three years (starting as soon as possible). more

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (m/w/d)

Date 20.02.2019
Institute Institute of Materials Research
Location Geesthacht

Für unser Magnesium Innovation Centre im Institut für Werkstoffforschung suchen wir zum nächstmöglichen Termin - befristet auf fünf Jahre - einen Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter (m/w/d).
Der Arbeitsort ist Geesthacht. more