All Beamtime and Operating Schedules

More than 2100 users have used DESY photon sources in 2013. All machine operating schedules of PETRA III and FLASH as well as beamtime schedules of single beamlines, are available here  to facilitate the planning:

FLASH: user operation

The construction of the FLASH II tunnel and hall is almost completed and first user experiments are expected in 2015.

FLASH Schedules 2014-2015

PETRA III extension: shut-down of PETRA III

The civil construction of the two new PETRA III extension halls for additional 10 beamlines has just begun on the DESY campus, requiring the complete removal of the storage ring including the concrete ring tunnel at the sites of the new halls.
The overall extension project comprises two new experimental halls on either side of the present large ‘Max von Laue’ hall. These halls in the North and East are making use of the long straight sections and the adjacent arcs of the PETRA III storage ring. By modifying the storage ring lattice additional insertion devices for 5 beamlines in each hall can be accommodated.
The modified storage ring will be re-installed starting in August 2014 and the commissioning of the machine is planned to start in December 2014. The resumption of regular user operation at beamlines P01-P14 in the Max von Laue experimental hall is scheduled for 27 April 2015. The last call for proposals at PETRA III (deadline: 3 November 2014) applied for beamtime during the period 27. April until November 2015. No further call for proposals will be published for this 2015 user run period.

Commissioning of the first two new beamlines P64/P65 in PETRA III extension hall North is planned to start in fall 2015.

PETRA III Schedules until shutdown