Group Hiking

On August 12th the Broekmann and the Arenz groups went for a hiking tour to the Bernese Oberland. The biggest attractions were the swimming activities in the alpine lake Oberstockensee and anoramic view of the Alps at the top of the Stockhorn. A particular highlight of the excursion was the 30 minutes downhill trip back into the valley with scooter bikes (“Trotti-bikes”).

ICP-MS Single Cell Application

Single Cell application training took place on the 24-26 of November in collaboration with the Inselspital and with the support of Perkin Elmer.


New ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer) for highly accurate elemental analysis installed.

The instrument (NexION 2000, Perkin Elmer) is currently in the testing phase. Routine measurements will be carried out from November 2019 on.

Dr. Vitali Grozovski (scientist in charge) at the NexION 2000.

Nano-(electro)chemistry day

Nano-(electro)chemistry day at the high-school Lerbermatt in Köniz (

The Interfacial Electrochemistry group at the DCB supported this event by carrying out experiments related to the synthesis of nanoparticles, the electrodeposition of metal foams and the electrochemical screeening of plating additives used for the advanced metallization of interconnect features in integrated circuits.