Due to the withdrawal from the nuclear energy programme and the concurrent need to reduce fossile combustibles and carbon dioxide emissions, many sources of renewable energy have to be installed. Among these are water and solar energy power plants, but to a large extend also wind turbine (WT) installations. In the end of 2016 as many as 27.270 wind turbines with a power of 45.900 MW had been installed in Germany (source: WindGuard GmbH). For efficiency reasons, WT become taller and taller and now reach that airspace, in which RADAR and terrestrial navigation systems operate. For safe operation...

Datum: 06. Dezember 2017 bis 07. Dezember 2017
Ort: Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt in Braunschweig
Kontakt : Helmholtz-Fonds e. V.
Workshops 2017: Herbstschule und Workshop zur Quantifizierung in der Röntgenspektrometrie

Quantitative Methods in X-Ray Spectroscopy: Autumn school and workshop EXSA 2017

The European X-ray Spectrometry Association in cooperation with the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt and the Technical University Berlin organizes this event to support their objectives to promote innovation and cooperation of X-ray spectroscopists and analysts within Europe.

Recognized experts will give lectures and Hands-on trainings in the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of X-ray – matter interaction
  • Quantification in Bulk analysis, Sherman/Fujino
  • Quantification of Stratified materials
  • Spectra evaluation
  • Monte Carlo Methods
  • Modeling X-ray tubes and solid state detectors

Datum: 09. Oktober 2017 bis 13. Oktober 2017
Ort: Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt in Berlin
Kontakt : Helmholtz-Fonds e. V.

Following two workshops “Operating Systems in Measurement Instruments and other software Problems in Legal Metrology“, and „Protection of Measurement Data in Legal Metrology and Related Challenges” which were very well received by the international metrological community, another two-day Workshop will again cover contemporary challenges and chances regarding software and IT in Legal Metrology under the guiding theme: „Advanced technology meets daily practice“.

IT technologies have evolved significantly over the past ten years – namely Embedded Systems, the Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber...

Datum: 21. Juni 2017 bis 22. Juni 2017
Ort: Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt in Berlin
Kontakt : Helmholtz-Fonds e. V.

This workshop aims to define future challenges and directions within the scope of metrology for brachytherapy. The workshop will provide a forum for the exchange of information, ideas and expertise in the field of brachytherapy in the community with experts from metrology, medical physics, radiation oncology, radiobiology as well as vendors.

The current status of brachytherapy in clinics and hospitals, quality assurance, calibration services and the current and future potentials of technological improvements and medical physics innovations will be reviewed in the light of future demands on...

Datum: 30. Mai 2017 bis 31. Mai 2017
Ort: Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt in Braunschweig
Kontakt : Helmholtz-Fonds e. V.

The Si-kg workshop was addressed to invited National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) and Designated Institutes (DIs) and illustrated the dissemination of the SI unit kilogram via silicon spheres.

It was a great pleasure to meet with almost 100 NMI representatives and mass experts from 44 countries.

Besides oral presentations, leading managers and operators from all around the world were provided with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in handling Si spheres. This included cleaning, weighing on mass comparators, transportation and safekeeping, among other things. In addition, a new...

Datum: 22. Juni 2016 bis 23. Juli 2016
Ort: Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt in Braunschweig
Kontakt : Helmholtz-Fonds e. V.