BESSY II User Facilities

The User Facilites at BESSY II hold pumping stations, leak detection, a limited selection of vacuum components and assemblies as well as technical gases (He, Nitrogen, Hydrogen) and liquid nitrogen incl. tranportation dewars. Storage spaces are available for packaging materials and gases.

Mechanical Workshop

The Mechanical Workshop is situated in Buidling 15.8 (see sketch). It comprises:

  • mechanical Workbench with standard tools
  • precision drilling machine
  • spot welding apparatus

Special equipment such as lathe, bandsaw, cold circular saw is available on request

Chemistry Laboratory

The Chemistry Laboratory is located in the main building on ground floor level (see sketch). It comprises

  • fume hoods
  • balance
  • storage containers for hazardous chemicals
  • explosion-proof refrigerator
  • selection of glassware

Further equipment is available on request.



If you want to use the chemistry lab during your next beamtime at BESSY II we would like to ask you to contact  Beatrix-Kamelia Seidlhofer or Anna-Marie Runge in timely manner before your arrival. Both will be glad to support you with your experiments. You may also book it online here (only with HZB ID). Please have a look at the lab rules before you start working!

Please fill in this registration form at least 7 days prior to your work in the chemistry lab, where you can give us more details on your experiment, your arrival dates etc.

With this information, we are able to arrange an individual lab safety instruction for you and prepare safety precautions in time. After one year, you need to refresh the instruction. During this year, you can access the lab, Anna-Marie Runge or Beatrix-Kamelia Seidlhofer will hand a magnet card to you during normal office hours and the “Hallendienst” during the rest of time.

Information on chemistry lab from User Coffee/What can we do for you session on Friday, 3rd March 2017: What else can we do for you?

Biology Laboratory

The BioLab is operated by the Macromolecular Crystallography group of the institute Soft Matter and Functional Materials. The Biology Laboratory is directly accessible from the experimental hall via the cargo port (see sketch). The laboratory allows open handling of biological material (up to safety level 2) including cultivation of euraryotic cells and genetically modified organisms (safety level S1 only).

Please complete the REGISTRATION Form at least 7 days prior to your work in the BioLab. For further information, please contact Dr. Manfred Weiss.

Special Applications (on request)

Cleaning facilites for optical components and additional technical gases.