23 September 2022 · Research Highlight

Asteroid dust in the X-ray beam of PETRA III

In a spectacular mission, the Japanese space probe Hayabusa 2 collected rock samples from the surface of asteroid Ryugu and brought them back to Earth in December 2020. A large international team is now ...

21 September 2022 · Research Highlight

Water is seeping deeper into Earth than expected

Water is transported deeper into Earth than scientists had expected. An X-ray study at PETRA III of water bearing minerals show these compounds to be stable even under conditions of the lower mantle. “Within ...

16 September 2022 · Research Highlight

Size matters in functional materials

A collaboration lead by DESY scientists has found a surprising behaviour of the quantum material vanadium dioxide (VO2) at the high-brilliance X-ray source PETRA III. Vanadium dioxide switches from an ...

15 September 2022

PETRA IV – Setting out into a new era of research and innovation

The world’s best X-ray microscope is to be built in Hamburg. The facility, called PETRA IV, will provide 3D images of the nanocosm and offer insights into materials and biological structures with ...

Workshops

28 Sep. 2022 to 29 Sep. 2022
Location: DESY
28 Sep. 2022 to 30 Sep. 2022
Location: Brussels
Room: Royal Observatory of Belgium
16 Nov. 2022 to 18 Nov. 2022
Location: DESY Hamburg
Room: tbc
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