FLASH News Archive 2011

06 December 2011

Innovation Award on Synchrotron Radiation for DESY researchers (Dec. 2011)

The 'Innovation Award on Synchrotron Radiation 2011' was assigned to K.Tiedtke, U. Jastrow, A. A. Sorokin (DESY Hamburg), U. Kroth, M. Richter (PTB Berlin), and S.V. Bobashev (Joffe Physico-Technical Institute, St. Petersburg). On 1 December 2011, they received the Innovation-Award in Berlin for their contributions in the development and implementation of gas monitor detectors for free-electron laser (FEL) ...

22 September 2011

Construction start for FLASH II (Sep. 2011)

For years, the free-electron laser (FEL) FLASH at DESY has been generating X-ray laser light for an ever increasing user community. The construction started on 20 Sept. 2011 for the next expansion stage FLASH II, with the aim to serve more users and at the same time apply the most recent developments of FEL technology.

The extension of the free-electron laser FLASH is one of the strategic investments of ...

15 February 2011

Fastest "molecular movie" recorded at FLASH (Jan. 2011)

A team of scientists from four German institutes including HASYLAB/DESY, led by HZB/TUB researchers, recorded two images of a micro-object with soft X-ray pulses, which were separated by only 50 femtoseconds. The measurement of this "molecular movie" was performed at beamline BL3 at FLASH at DESY. "Molecular movies" will help to understand fundamental processes in nature, e.g. they show how molecules behave ...

03 February 2011

Terahertz flashes enable accurate X-ray measurements at FLASH (Feb. 2011)

Many physical and chemical processes occur on extremely short time and length scales - as a rule within quadrillionths of a second on lengths of billionths of a metre. Researchers study such processes using intense ultrashort X-ray flashes. As is well known from photography: the faster a process occurs, the shorter the exposure must be which makes it visible. Such intense, ultrashort X-ray flashes are generated in ...