Archive of Announcements 2007

Dec. 17, 2007
Concrete slab of the PETRA III hall floor finished (Dec.17, 2007)

After two and a half day’s continuous work it was done: the concrete ground plate for the PETRA III hall is finished. The plate measures an impressive 280 metres in length, a width of 24 metres and ...

Dec. 14, 2007
Edgar Weckert appointed interim director for photon science at DESY (Dez. 2007)

In the meeting of December 6, 2007, the DESY Administrative Council ('DESY-Verwaltungsrat') has approved the appointment of Prof. Edgar Weckert as interim director for the research with photons ...

Dec. 11, 2007
Feature article: Coherent X-ray Diffraction Imaging (Nov. 2007)

In the article "Coherent X-ray scattering and lensless imaging at the European XFEL Facility" the scientific case, requirements and the possible realization of the coherent X-ray diffraction imaging ...

Dec. 05, 2007
FLASH: Photoelectric Effect at Ultrahigh Intensities (November 2007)

Scientists from the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB Berlin), Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute (St. Petersburg, Russia), Fraunhofer Inst. f. Ang. Optik u. Feinm. (Jena), and DESY ...

Nov. 27, 2007
Brilliant Perspectives - topping-out ceremony for the new light source PETRA III (Nov. 26, 2007)

DESY celebrated the topping-out ceremony for the experimental hall of PETRA III – the new source of especially brilliant X-ray light in Hamburg on November 26, 2007. On occasion of the structural ...

Oct. 23, 2007
Submissions to the 2007 HASYLAB Annual Report

Submissions of scientific activity reports and lists of publications to the HASYLAB Annual Report 2007 will be received until December 3, 2007. Please note that all submissions for ...

Oct. 14, 2007
Wavelength World Record at FLASH: 6.5 Nanometers! (Oct. 14, 2007)

After a successful upgrade, the FLASH facility at DESY achieved a world premiere by generating flashes of laser light at the minuscule wavelength of 6.5 nanometres (nm), thereby breaking the world ...

Sep. 14, 2007
PETRA III Foundation-laying ceremony (Sept. 14, 2007)

On the occasion of the cornerstone-laying ceremony for the new 280 m long PETRA III experimental hall, among others several scientists, technicians, construction workers and politicians gathered on ...

Sep. 10, 2007
New Photon Science Brochure now available at DESY (Sept. 2007)

The new photon science brochure ("Blitzlicht", 52 pages in German, an English version will soon be available) gives a general overview on research with photons at DESY. This is the first part of a ...

Sep. 06, 2007
Order and Quasi-Forbidden Bragg-Peaks in Soft Materials - SAXS@DORIS III (August 2007)

Scientists from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the University of Hamburg, the Institut-Laue-Langevin ILL, Grenoble and their collaborators from DESY performed measurement at DORIS III and at ...

Aug. 09, 2007
Femtosecond time-delay X-ray holography at FLASH (August 2007)

Scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology at UC Davis, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Uppsala University in Swedan, TU ...

Jul. 03, 2007
Crossed Beam Photodissociation Imaging of HeH+ with FLASH pulses (July 2007)

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, their collaborators from DESY, from the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), and the University of Hamburg reported on ...

Jun. 28, 2007
Entering the water window - FLASH article in nature photonics (June 2007)

Scientists from DESY and their collaborators from 26 universities or institutes reported on the performance of the free-electron laser FLASH at DESY. The laser was operated at a ...

Jun. 18, 2007
PETRA III Construction work started (June 2007)

The construction work on the PETRA III experimental hall on the DESY site started in the middle of June 2007 (Webcam of the construction site). ...

Jun. 05, 2007
Launch of the European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Project XFEL (June 5, 2007)

On June 5, 2007, the German Federal Minister for Education and Research (BMBF) Dr. Annette Schavan announced the formal Launch of the European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Project XFEL ...

Jun. 01, 2007
New FLASH Brochure online available at DESY

In the new FLASH brochure (52 pages/plus further information on CD-ROM), the novel technologies and the free-electron laser principle are explained on a level which should be useful to graduate ...

May. 06, 2007
Soft X-ray laser spectroscopy on trapped highly charged ions at FLASH

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, their collaborators from DESY and from University of Hamburg reported on the first demonstration of resonance fluorescence ...

May. 29, 2007
Few-photon multiple ionization of Ne and Ar by strong FLASH pulses

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, their collaborators from DESY, from the University of Frankfurt and other institutes reported on non-sequential few-photon ...

May. 24, 2007
Night of Knowledge at DESY (June 9, 2007) / Nacht des Wissens bei DESY

The “Night of Knowledge” in Hamburg took place on Saturday June 9, 2007. The program at DESY started at 14h and ended at 1h in the night. In 2005 approx. 6,000 visitors took ...

May. 06, 2007
GISAXS – an advanced scattering method (2nd Workshop)

After the success of the first GISAXS-Workshop 10.-12. May 2005 here at HASYLAB we will continue with the 2nd workshop on GISAXS as an advanced scattering method. Grazing incidence small angle x-ray ...

Mar. 14, 2007
Homing pigeons get their bearings from their beaks

New study (Experiments performed at HASYLAB) shows that iron minerals in birds’ bills may serve as a magnetometer It has long been recognized that birds possess the ability to ...

Feb. 13, 2007
Mapping a Solid's Interatomic Potential with X-rays

Picking a relatively simple system, SLAC scientists and their collaborators from DESY and other institutes used advanced tools to see the very first instants of change in a solid brought to the edge ...

Feb. 02, 2007
EMBL@PETRA-III: New Facility for Structural Biology to investigate the molecules of life with powerful synchrotron radiation

EMBL Hamburg builds an Integrated Facility for Structural Biology at PETRA-III – EMBL@PETRA-III The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) has awarded 8.8 ...

Feb. 02, 2007
HASYLAB Annual Report 2006 online available

In the HASYLAB annual report the research results of in-house and external users are published together with latest information on technical developments and general information on the laboratory. ...

Feb. 17, 2007
Deadline for DORIS III Project Applications: March 1, 2008 (!)

Applications for projects should be submitted via DOOR before:

Feb. 02, 2007
HASYLAB Users Meeting 2007

The annual HASYLAB Users’ Meeting, followed by a poster session (and vendor exhibition) has become an institution. On Jan. 26, 2007 about 340 scientists got information on the status of the ...

Jan. 30, 2007
Exciting First European XFEL Users' Meeting at DESY in Hamburg (Jan. 24-25, 2007)

Large attendance demonstrates worldwide interest in the planned European X-ray laser facility: 260 scientists from 22 countries gathered on January 24-25 at the DESY research center ...

Jan. 24, 2007
Welcome to the new HASYLAB website


Welcome to the new HASYLAB website hasylab.desy.de. We relaunched our website on Jan. 24th, 2007. The new site has been redesigned and restructured. Together with many HASYLAB and DESY ...

Jan. 20, 2007
First European XFEL Users' Meeting: Jan. 24-25, 2007 at DESY in Hamburg

The aim of this Meeting is to lay the foundation for a lively and well informed community of scientific users of the new facility. The meeting