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New cooperative venture for application and innovation

Sept. 28, 2021: New strategic Cooperation for Application and Innovation (KAI) between DESY and HAW Hamburg

APS Upgrade Hompage

Argonne has launched a new webpage dedicated to the APS Upgrade project

ErUM-Pro-Workshops by DESY and HZB in September

19 August 2021: Preparing proposals for new instrumentation or software

ErUM-Pro Match-Making workshop (FLASH & PETRA III)

Sept. 16-17, 2021. Online

Helmholtz Photon Science Roadmap 2021

August 2 2021: The three Hemholtz centres DESY, HZB and HZDR have developed a joint future plan for their research and published as brochures (short and long version).

Synchrotrons accelerate corona research

29 June 2021: KFS publishes press release with examples of corona research at synchrotron radiation sources

On the way towards PETRA IV

Preparative workshops in autumn 2020 and deadline for scietific instrument proposals on Dec. 1, 2020

PETRA IV Workshops

PETRA IV will be the new X-ray microscope at DESY which will show chemical and physical processes from the atom to visible objects and from nanoseconds to hours

DESY funds COVID-19-related research

DESY Strategy Fond (DSF): Call for COVID-19 related research projects

European XFEL celebrates 10th birthday

Nov. 22, 2019: Staff and guests mark a decade since the facility was established

First stored beam at ESRF-EBS

First electrons stored in the storage ring of the Extremely Brilliant Source

Topping-out ceremony Centre for X-ray and Nano Science (CXNS) at DESY

New building for researchers from Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein

FXE instrument@XFEL

The FXE instrument, which is currently being assembled in its hutch in the European XFEL experiment hall, will enable studies of ultrafast processes such as decisive intermediate steps of chemical reactions. The X-ray laser flashes enter the instrument from the right side of the picture and travel through a series of complex optics and diagnostics before arriving at the sample interaction region. A yellow robot arm for one of the instrument’s detectors is seen in the background to the left.
FXE instrument@XFEL
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European XFEL prepares for user operation: Researchers can hand in first proposals for experiments

The FXE instrument, which is currently being assembled in its hutch in the European XFEL experiment hall, will enable studies of ultrafast processes such as decisive intermediate steps of chemical reactions. The X-ray laser flashes enter the instrument from the right side of the picture and travel through a series of complex optics and diagnostics before arriving at the sample interaction region. A yellow robot arm for one of the instrument’s detectors is seen in the background to the left.

For the first time, scientists from around the world can now submit their proposals for experiments at the European XFEL. The user programme is expected to begin in the second half of the year, with two of the planned six instruments being initially available, that is the Femtosecond X-Ray Experiments (FXE) instrument and the Single Particles, Clusters, and Biomolecules and Serial Femtosecond Crystallography (SPB/SFX) instrument. FXE enables investigations of ultrafast processes and the creation of “molecular movies”, which show the progression of an individual reaction with high precision. SPB/SFX is specialized for research into biomolecules and other biological materials. [more]