Contributions to the science-driven development and realisation of innovative concepts for instrumentation and accelerator technology

Scientific-Technical Infrastructure 1: Research on matter with brilliant light sources

The operation of BESSY II at top level is strongly supported by a demand-oriented scientific-technical infrastructure, contributing to the science-driven development and realisation of innovative concepts for instrumentation (e.g. within EMIL) and accelerator technology. Furthermore, the scientific-technical infrastructure is involved in all efforts for a continuous upgrading of storage ring and instrumentation and helps to ensure a reliable operation of BESSY II. Sample Environment now significantly expands its user support at BESSY II, providing an increasing variety of equipment dedicated for the experimental stations thereat, allowing for more extreme experimental parameters like high magnetic fields or lowest temperatures. Continuous research and development on the field keeps Sample Environment at HZB on an internationally edge-leading level. Outstanding examples to be applied at BESSY II are innovative in-situ gas loading cells and specific setups to increase the temperature and pressure range and precision as well as the sample preparation and positioning. In addition Sample Environment is significantly involved in operation and advancement of the complementary laboratories (LaMMB and DEGAS) which are dedicated to sample characterization and preparation purposes for HZB users. The Technical Design is proceeding to increase its presence at BESSY II which, together with a consequent and comprehensive harmonisation of the design software throughout the centre, leads to a strengthening of its capabilities to accomplish extensive designing work for the ongoing an upcoming large-scale projects (BERLinPro, BESSYVSR, EMIL), but also to develop in strong collaboration with the scientific staff novel, internationally competitive, in some cases unique, synchrotron radiation instrumentation. The Manufacturing realises most of the aforementioned developments. Its planned reinforcement at WCRC and the continuous adaptation of the core competences to changing needs will there account for the future demand of workshop capacity.