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Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB)

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) was founded in 2009 by the merger of the former Hahn-Meitner-Institute Berlin GmbH and the BESSY II synchrotron, is a member of the Helmholtz Foundation. HZB's mission is to research on energy materials and operate two large-scale facilities BER II and BESSY II for the local and the international scientific user community in the research fields: "Matter and Energy. HZB has extensive experience in the characterization of thin film materials for applications in photovoltaics, solar fuels, and catalysis, and optical devices. Considerable focus of the research efforts has been on gaining an understanding of growth processes for high quality semiconductor thin films as this is considered a prerequisite for the development of scalable and economic thin film deposition. In the project HZB will be to apply advanced structural and optoelectronic characterization and analysis methods specifically developed for thin film multinary semiconductors.