Centre for X-ray and Nano Science

CXNS construction site

CXNS construction site (April 2019).

CXNS construction site

CXNS construction site (July 2019).

CXNS

Drawing of the new CXNS building (from south) adjacent to building 25f (on the right) and the PETRA III experimental hall "Max von Laue" (Copyright DESY).

The Center for X-ray and Nano Science (CXNS), a cooperation of DESY with the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) and the Christians-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU), is being built.

The construction has started in autumn 2018 and the completion of the new research building CXNS is scheduled for 2020. The building shell will be completed in November 2019 – interior work is planned to start earlier.

In addition to several DESY research groups, the building will house the DESY NanoLab as well as the German Engineering Materials Science Centre (GEMS) of the HZG. The idea of this new centre is to establish a new home for already existing activities, now spread all over the campus.