User facilities

The Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin operates a scientific large-scale facility for research on the structure and function of matter: the synchrotron radiation source BESSY II, which generates highly brilliant synchrotron radiation from the terahertz to the X-ray spectrum. The facilitiy are equipped with highly specialized sample environments. Experiments can be performed under the most sophisticated conditions like high magnetic fields, extremely low temperatures, or high pressures. The instruments’ continued refinement at the large-scale facility is one the Center’s main jobs.

Through its user service, each year, the HZB provides some 3,000 visiting scientists who hail from some 35 different countries with access to some of the most unique measuring methodologies.

In addition to the scientific large-scale facility the HZB built central laboratory infrastructures: the Corelabs.

The route to BESSY III

There is one thing that researchers from universities and industry as well as our researchers at HZB all agree on: we need a powerful source of soft X-rays in Germany – now and in the future! At HZB, we have the experts for designing and building a new accelerator source, and we have many creative scientists onboard, who are making advancements in the development of photon research with the research their fields. > More

Infrastructure partners