Scientific-technical infrastructure provides the technical support needed to operate BER II at the highest possible standard, contributing to the science-driven development and realisation of innovative instrumentation

Scientific-Technical Infrastructure 1: Neutrons for research on condensed matter

Temperature insert for the High Field Magnet

Temperature insert for the High Field Magnet

Based on a long-standing expertise, a demand-oriented scientific-technical infrastructure provides the technical support needed to operate BER II at the highest possible standard, so far contributing to the science-driven development and realisation of innovative instrumentation (NEAT, HFM ,FALCON) as well as ensuring reliable operation of BER II from a technical point of view.

Sample Environment offers a strong user support, based on a vast variety of equipment allowing for extreme parameters like very low temperatures or high magnetic fields. Continuous research and development on the field keeps Sample Environment at HZB on an internationally edge-leading level. Outstanding examples are the development of the temperature environment for the High Field Magnet (see picture) and innovative sample environment for gas atmospheres. In addition Sample Environment is significantly involved in operation and advancement of complementary laboratories, especially the Bulk Properties Lab included in the Core Lab Quantum Materials.

Considering the upcoming final shutdown of the reactor, the subsequent decommissioning is already in preparation, comprising the efforts to obtain all needed approvals as well as the conceptual planning for dismantling and disposal.