The facility offers a broad research spectrum of international standing focusing on three main areas: accelerator development, construction and operation; photon science; particle and astroparticle physics.
- A publicly funded national research centre
- Established in Hamburg,1959
- Locations: Hamburg and Zeuthen (Brandenburg)
- Budget: 192 million euro (Hamburg: 173 million; Zeuthen: 19 million)
- Financing: 90% on the national level (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research); 10% on the state level (City of Hamburg and Federal State of Brandenburg)
- Employees: approximately 2000, including 650 scientists working in the fields of accelerator operation, research and development
- Guest scientists: more than 3000 from over 40 countries each year
- Training: more than 100 young people in commercial and technical vocations
- Young scientists: more than 700 diploma students, doctoral candidates and postdocs
Which materials can be studied at DESY?
- Electronic materials
Which properties can be investigated?
- Shape, structure and form
- Chemical reactions and dynamics
- Trace analysis
Under which conditions can material be studied?
- Liquid, solid and gaseous phases
- Surfaces as well as bulk material
- Crystalline or amorphous
- At a range of different temperatures, pressures and in various atmopheres
Nuclear resonance scattering, micro- and nanofocus X-ray scattering (MINAXS), spatially resolved XRF and EXAFS, high-resolution XRD, resonant scattering & diffraction, hard X-ray photoemission, X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy and coherent imaging experiments, measurements in extreme conditions, Life Sciences applications such as small-angle scattering, macro-molecular crystallography and bio-imaging.
Some of the clients today from the life sciences, food science, chemicals, metal, dermatology and packaging industries: Proctor and Gamble, Saint-Gobain, DSM, Beiersdorf, BAT, BASF, Starc, Bell Packaging, Phillips and Degussa.