The Microscopy group at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin specializes in the development and application of advanced x-ray microscopy, x-ray tomography and x-ray optics for the 10-nm scale characterization of the nanostructure, chemical nature, and composition of materials with high energy resolution. This world-class facility is comprised of a unique combination of state-of-the-art x-ray microscopy instruments, in-house x-ray diffractive optical development and staff members with expertise in microscopy, physics, biophysics and chemistry to address national needs and technical challenges that impact materials, energy and life sciences.