Photon Beamlines

Schematic layout of the installations on the PETRA III experimental floor

Layout of the installations inside the PETRA III experimental hall “Max von Laue” including the ring tunnel, the optics and experiment hutches as well as control cabins.

Sample Environment & Chemistry Lab

Sector 1

inelastic X-ray scattering and nuclear resonant scattering techniques with spatial resolutions of a few μm or even sub-μm, depending of the type of focusing optics used (beamline P01).

Sector 2

shared by a hard X-ray beamline (P02), with one fixed energy end-station for powder diffraction and one for extreme conditions experiments, and a beamline for micro and nano small-angle X-ray scattering applications (P03).

Sector 3

variable polarization soft X-ray beamline (P04) using an APPLE-II type undulator, different specialized end-stations.

Sector 4

imaging applications comprising a beamline for tomography (P05, operated by the HZG Research Centre, Geesthacht) and a hard X-ray nano-probe beamline (P06) including spatially-resolved absorption spectroscopy and fluorescence analysis.

Sector 5

a beamline optimized for very hard X-rays (>50 keV) dedicated mainly to applications in materials science (P07), jointly operated by HZG and DESY.

Sector 6

diffraction experiments with very high-resolution (P08) and a beamline for resonant scattering and diffraction experiments (P09) with two different instruments in separate hutches. In addition, there is a dedicated end station for hard X-ray photo-electron spectroscopy.

Sector 7

experiments utilizing the large coherent flux of the brilliant PETRA III source. This beamline (P10) will focus on X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy and coherent imaging experiments.

Sectors 8 and 9

dedicated to life science applications. One beamline (P11) is jointly operated by DESY, the Max Planck society and the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research. The remaining three beamlines belong to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and provide small-angle scattering, macro-molecular crystallography and bio-imaging endstations (P12, P13, P14). These instruments are being combined with several laboratories in a special annex to the experimental hall to form an integrated centre for life science applications, run by EMBL.