Archive of 2015

Dec. 21, 2015
New method promises precise delivery of bio samples into X-ray beams for analysis

Optical funnel for nano particles

Nov. 27, 2015
Dynamics of complex fluids at the nanoscale

Study at SACLA

Nov. 20, 2015
Innovative new development to facilitate access to accelerator technology

Particle accelerator on a microchip

Nov. 09, 2015
Nanostructures assemble themselves

Scientists at DESY have developed a new technique for manufacturing metallic nanostructures

Oct. 21, 2015
X-ray examination at PETRA III shows how chrome yellow darkens

Why van Gogh’s Sunflowers are wilting

Oct. 07, 2015
Prototype demonstrates feasibility of building terahertz accelerators

Physicists shrink particle accelerato

Sep. 18, 2015
X-rays reveal electron puddles in ceramic superconductors

Study advances understanding of high-temperature superconductivity

Sep. 14, 2015
ICAME 2015 conference in Hamburg

International Conference on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect

Sep. 01, 2015
Scientists watch metal melt in nanoseconds

Novel technique allows scientists to look deep into rocky planets in the lab

Aug. 25, 2015
Record high pressure squeezes secrets out of osmium

X-ray experiments reveal peculiar behaviour of the most incompressible metal on Earth

Jul. 22, 2015
X-ray laser decodes “off” switch for cell signals

Findings may advance development of accurately targeted drugs

Jul. 16, 2015
New technique at PETRA III: nano-beam X-ray microscopy of thin films

A new technique, nano-beam X-ray cross-correlation microscopy (XCCM), which allows studying the local orientational order in matter with high ...

Jul. 13, 2015
FEMTO12 conference in Hamburg

Nobel laureate and femto pioneer Ahmed Zewail holds public scientific lecture at DESY

Jun. 29, 2015
Green light for unique experiments at European X-Ray laser XFEL

New options for materials research, ultrafast chemistry and structural biology

Jun. 19, 2015
Scientists film shock waves in diamond

X-ray laser opens up new avenues of research in material science

Jun. 16, 2015
Two DESY spin-offs funded by Helmholtz Enterprise

The Helmholtz Association is providing support to two companies that have recently been set up to exploit research coming out of DESY. The start-up suna-precision GmbH will receive 100 000 ...

Jun. 10, 2015
International Summer School of Crystallography at CFEL

The Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) hosts the second International Summer School of Crystallography from 7-13 June 2015.  Following the success of the first Summer School ...

Jun. 09, 2015
PETRA III: Scientists observe photographic exposure live at the nanoscale

Advanced method opens up new opportunities for investigation of dynamic processes

Jun. 05, 2015
Innovation award for DESY start-up

Spin-off X-Spectrum GmbH awarded for high-speed X-ray camera

Jun. 01, 2015
DESY team produces innovative high-power X-ray lens

Novel X-ray lens sharpens view into the nano world

May. 29, 2015
Scientists are developing new sample holders for tiny microcrystals

Every shot hits the mark

May. 27, 2015
EU funds nanotech research project

DESY NanoLab is part of this project

May. 22, 2015
PETRA III follows evolution of crystal structure up to 560,000 atmospheres

Scientists watch crystal layers buckle under pressure

May. 20, 2015
DESY creates new research opportunities at X-ray laser FLASH

Hamburg’s mayor Olaf Scholz and the Swedish state secretary Anders Lönn name the experimental halls

May. 19, 2015
A brake for X-rays

Nuclear Quantum Optics controls and slows down X-ray light

May. 07, 2015
Study at PETRA III shows ways to reduce unwelcome fat bloom on chocolate

Scientists X-ray Chocolate

Apr. 27, 2015
Science program resumes at DESY's high brilliance X-ray light source

PETRA III restarts

Apr. 24, 2015
X-ray laser reveals structure of blood pressure regulator

Promising step towards new and better medication

Apr. 22, 2015
Study at PETRA III resolves molecular structures of Spiegelmers for the first time

Scientists X-ray anti-inflammatory drug candidates

Apr. 21, 2015
Ultrafast tracking of electron spins at PETRA III

Diagnostics for the information technology of tomorrow

Apr. 15, 2015
X-ray study at PETRA III images structural damage in lithium-ion batteries

Fast charging cycles make batteries age more quickly

Apr. 13, 2015
Discovery of a new device concept based on electronic self-organization

Complex orbital textures in transition metal dichalcongenides

Apr. 10, 2015
FLASH looks deep into the atom

Digging into the “Giant Resonance”, scientists find hints of new quantum physics

Apr. 07, 2015
Investigations show reaction kinetics of a possible catalyst for storing solar energy

Scientists map ultrafast evolution of chemical bonds

Mar. 16, 2015
Synchronised rotations for novel investigations

Molecules perform endless cartwheels

Mar. 13, 2015
Fading Orange-Red in Van Goghs paintings investigated at PETRA III

Van Gogh’s pigment up close: plumbonacrite revealed as intermediate in degradation of red lead

Mar. 03, 2015
Researchers snap giant virus in 3-D

Study demonstrates potential of future X-ray laser investigations

Jan. 21, 2015
Study at PETRA III: Magnetic nanoparticles enhance performance of solar cells

Study at DESY’s X-ray source PETRA III points the way to higher energy yields

Feb. 19, 2015
On the way to the “molecular movie“

For the first time, scientists observe the transition state in a chemical reaction on a catalyst’s surface

Feb. 11, 2015
Taking high-speed snapshots of living cells with an X-ray laser

X-ray imaging method captures living cells with unprecedented speed and resolution

Feb. 04, 2015
X-ray pulses from FLASH uncover free nanoparticles for the first time in 3D

Research team uses DESY’s X-ray laser as a super microscope

Jan. 28, 2015
Users' meeting starts with record attendance

More than 900 participants attended the light sources users' meeting 2015

Jan. 21, 2015
FLASH – the first optically synchronised free-electron laser

DESY light source becomes most precisely synchronised facility in the world

Jan. 16, 2015
Evidence of direct four-particle interaction at PETRA III

Tailor-made instrument studies interaction between x-rays and electrically charged matter

Jan. 06, 2015
Robin Santra elected APS Fellow

DESY scientist Professor Robin Santra was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society. Santra is head of the theory group at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science at DESY and physics ...