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Chemistry is the study and manipulation of almost all types of matter. In principle, all objects in our lives consist of or contain chemicals from everyday objects such as plastic spoons and house paint to pharmaceuticals and advanced microelectronics.

Chemical companies are constantly developing novel or refined chemicals for use in home products or by other industrial sectors. The development is enabled by research into the fundamental properties of matter and for this purpose chemical companies need access to sophisticated instruments and methods.

DESY offers chemical companies access to experimental techniques at DESY Photon Science synchrotron facilities applicable to a range of problems including:

  • Characterisation of the molecular and microstructures of plastics

  • Understanding catalytic reactions for new catalyst development

  • Research and development of new fine chemicals

  • Chemical and structural characterisation of powders, colloids and nanomaterials