Developing methods for research with soft X-rays

The development of research methods based on soft X-rays – these are developments on the BESSY II instrumentation in particular – and research into accelerator technologies.

The trial is blazed for tender X-rays

Multiple layers of chromium and carbon on a silicon wafer

Novel optical gratings developed largely by a research team at HZB tune into a region of the X-ray spectrum that has always been problematic for energy research.

Specific pulse selection at BESSY II

Sketch of MHz light chopper

A joint team of physicists and engineers from Forschungszentrum Jülich, MPI of Microstructure Physics and HZB has developed an extremely fast rotating “MHz-pulse selector”. It is at the core of the Uppsala Berlin joint Lab to extract the hybrid bunch within the 200 nanosecond ion clearing gap.