Archive of 2014

Dec. 10, 2014
Leibniz Prize for DESY scientist Henry Chapman

DESY scientist Professor Henry Chapman will be awarded one of the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prizes 2015 by the German research foundation Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the ...

Nov. 03, 2014
Scientists use X-ray laser as ultra slow-motion camera

New research paves the way for nano-movies of biomolecules

Nov. 26, 2014
DESY’s PETRA III sheds light on magnetic microvortices

Scientists film magnetic memory in super slo-mo

Nov. 24, 2014
Characterization of X-ray flashes open new perspectives of the nano cosm

Stopwatch for Ultra-short X-ray pulses

Nov. 18, 2014
Scientists X-ray tiny organelles of bacteria

X-ray laser imaging method successfully tested on nanoscale biological samples

Nov. 05, 2014
PETRA III: Researchers watch layers of buckyballs grow

Live Images from the Nano-cosmos

Nov. 04, 2014
X-ray vision of photosynthesis at PETRA III

New technique facilitates analysis of biomolecules in a near-natural state

Oct. 30, 2014
PhD Award presentation by the Association of the Friends and Sponsors of DESY

The award of the Association of the Friends and Sponsors of DESY 2014 is shared in equal parts by Stephan Stern, DESY (CFEL) and University of Hamburg, and Tigran Kalaydzhyan, DESY (Theory) and ...

Oct. 28, 2014
50 years of research with synchrotron light at DESY

DESY celebrates the anniversary of a very special kind of light on 28 October 2014: For 50 years, scientists have been conducting research with synchrotron radiation at DESY – an ...

Oct. 20, 2014
DESY launches photon science teacher training programme

DESY launched a teacher training programme "Lehrerfortbildung@DESY” in the field of research with light. During the autumn vacations, eight teachers from the greater area of Hamburg ...

Oct. 09, 2014
Study at PETRA III and SPring-8: How ceramics get super-tough

Scientists find new toughening mechanism

Jul. 24, 2014
A lamellar lens prototype has been successfully tested at PETRA III

Researchers Develop a New Type of X-ray Lens

Oct. 02, 2014
New software package for simple and fast analysis of SAXS Data

Now available at the PETRA III beamline P03

Sep. 10, 2014
Researchers watch lipid molecules in motion at PETRA III

X-ray stroboscope offers new insights into biomolecular dynamics

Sep. 09, 2014
3D microscope at PETRA III investigates flexible polymer tandem solar cells

X-ray imaging at DESY paves the way for novel solar cell production

Sep. 08, 2014
‘Electric Prism’ Separates Water’s Nuclear Spin States

Using an "electric prism", scientists from CFEL have found a new way of separating water molecules that differ only in their nuclear spin states and, under normal conditions, do not ...

Sep. 01, 2014
Helmholtz funds two DESY spin-offs for X-ray detectors and femtosecond-lasers

'X-Spectrum' company and 'Class 5 Photonics' company

Aug. 29, 2014
A roof for interdisciplinary Centre for Structural Systems Biology CSSB

Stapelfeldt and Hoops lay foundation stone for world-wide unique infection research centre

Aug. 27, 2014
FLASH2 generates first laser light

FLASH: First simultaneous operation of two free-electron lasers at one particle accelerator

Aug. 05, 2014
FLASH study calls for a better theory of electrons in solids

Every Electron Counts!

Jun. 27, 2014
Scientists watch molecular footballs explode

Study provides important milestone for investigation of individual biomolecules

Jul. 24, 2014
X-ray study at PETRA III reveals workings of potential alternative to antibiotics

How viruses kill diarrhoea bacteria

Jul. 22, 2014
Helium nanodroplets rotate faster than expected

Scientists observe quantum vortices in cold helium droplets

Jul. 21, 2014
Leading scientists appointed for PETRA III and FLASH

Christian Schroer and Wilfried Wurth have joined the DESY team as new leading scientists. Christian Schroer assumes the leadership of the scientific programme of DESY’s synchrotron ...

Jul. 18, 2014
Scientists watch fast electron jumps in exploding molecules

When is a molecule a molecule?

Jul. 10, 2014
First observation of the molecular dynamics of photosystem II

Scientists watch photosynthesis in action

Jun. 19, 2014
X-rays probe structure of liquid water at minus 46 degrees

First structural measurements in previously inaccessible "no-man's land"

Jun. 09, 2014
Biology with free-electron X-ray lasers

Special edition of Philosophical Transactions B describes an emerging field

Jun. 02, 2014
Scientists spin ultra-strong cellulose fibres at PETRA III beamline

Stronger than steel

May. 30, 2014
PETRA III: High-speed snapshots of biomolecules

Using DESY's synchrotron light source PETRA III, scientists have pioneered a new way to analyse delicate biomolecules. The novel approach, borrowed from free-electron lasers (FELs), could ...

May. 12, 2014
Delayed explosion due to cluster shell

Hidden charge states in nanoplasmas revealed by fluorescence spectroscopy

May. 08, 2014
Study of excited state dynamics in iron coordination complexes

Observing electron clouds, scientists could improve chemical processes

Mar. 27, 2014
Scientists watch nanoparticles grow at PETRA III

Analysis allows tailoring materials for switchable windows and solar cells

Apr. 22, 2014
Researchers decoded two key proteins of the malaria parasite Plasmodium

An international team of scientists has decoded two key proteins of the malaria parasite Plasmodium, by using  PETRA III and other facilities. The results shed light on the workings of ...

Apr. 14, 2014
Scientists open door to better solar cells, superconductors and hard-drives

Research at DESY's light sources enhances understanding of materials interfaces

Mar. 12, 2014
Study of liquid hydrogen at FLASH provides important data for planetary models

Using DESY’s free-electron laser FLASH, researchers took a sneak peek deep into the lower atmospheric layers of giant gas planets such as Jupiter or Saturn. The observations of the team ...

Mar. 21, 2014
Twisted X-rays reveal spin waves

An intelligent radar trap for atoms allows the investigation of tomorrow’s magnetic data storage

Feb. 28, 2014
Researchers captured images of an ensemble of isolated molecules with an X-ray laser

A team of researchers from Germany (from DESY and CFEL among others), Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden and the USA has used the world’s most powerful X-ray laser LCLS to take snapshots of ...

Feb. 04, 2014
Civil construction of extension halls started after shutdown of PETRA III

The civil construction of the two new PETRA III extension halls for additional 10 beamlines has just begun on the DESY campus, requiring the complete removal of the storage ring including the ...

Feb. 27, 2014
Researchers X-Ray living cancer cells at PETRA III

Nanodiffraction opens up new insights into the physics of life

Feb. 03, 2014
DESY Photon Science Users’ Meeting 2014 attracted many participants

About 700 participants from over 25 countries attended the joint DESY Photon Science and European XFEL Users’ Meeting on 30-31 January 2014 in Hamburg. As in the last years current and future ...

Jan. 30, 2014
Faster X-ray technology pioneered at PETRA III paves the way for better catalysts

Researchers observed a catalyst surface at work with atomic resolution

Jan. 27, 2014
Innovative technology opens up new biomolecule analysis possibilities at PETRA III

Scientists investigated micrometre-sized crystals of a key enzyme at P14

Jan. 23, 2014
Bjørn H. Wiik Prize 2013

The Bjørn H. Wiik Prizes 2013 was awarded to Ralf Röhlsberger at DESY.

Jan. 20, 2014
International Year of Crystallography 2014

United Nations celebrate a century of ground-breaking advances