Archive of 2016

Dec. 16, 2016
Helmholtz programme „From Matter to Materials and Life“ - Workshop at DESY

The workshop on science within the ‘From Matter to Materials and Life’ (MML) programme took place at DESY and attracted more than 300 participants from all involved Helmholtz ...

Dec. 07, 2016
Precise test of quantum physical tunnel effect at DESY’s X-ray laser FLASH

Partnership at a distance: deep-frozen helium molecules

Dec. 05, 2016
PhD Award 2016 goes to Cornelius Gati

The Association of the Friends and Supporters of DESY (VFFD) is awarding its 2016 prize for doctoral students to Cornelius Gati   (DESY-CFEL at that time). The VFFD is doing so in ...

Nov. 22, 2016
Terahertz technology has the potential to enable new applications

Scientists shrink electron gun to matchbox size

Nov. 18, 2016
Helmholtz cooperation lays foundations for watching chemical reactions at work

Observation of chemical processes using a tabletop laser and special-purpose detector

Nov. 15, 2016
High-speed camera snaps bio-switch in action

X-ray experiment opens new route to study biochemical reactions

Nov. 08, 2016
Scientists discover rare form of phosphorus compound

Titanium phosphate displays unusual transformations at high pressure

Nov. 04, 2016
The Helmholtz Association is funding novel magnetic sensors developed at DESY

From lab to industry

Oct. 12, 2016
X-ray vision reveals how polymer solar cells wear out

Study suggests how the manufacturing process can be improved

Oct. 10, 2016
FLASH observes exploding xenon nanoparticles

DESY’s X-ray laser offers new insights into the interaction between light and matter

Sep. 26, 2016
Photonic crystals in 3D

Innovative technique allows to analyse mesoscopic materials directly

Sep. 15, 2016
DESY inaugurates new research halls at high-brilliance X-ray source PETRA III

The research centre DESY held a special inaugural ceremony celebrating two new experimental halls at the X-ray lightsource PETRA III which have been named after famous scientists: the ...

Sep. 13, 2016
Magnetic sensors made to measure

Researchers at DESY have developed a deposition method for custom-made magnetic sensors

Sep. 08, 2016
FEL Science and Applications Award for Kartik Ayyer

The DESY physicist Kartik Ayyer from the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science CFEL was awarded the “FEL Science and Applications award” of the international “Science@FELs ...

Aug. 26, 2016
"The Scream" and the secret of the white spots

Why researchers look for bird droppings on Edvard Munch's masterpiece with DESY's X-rays

Aug. 10, 2016
When magnetism meets topology

By using resonant magnetic X-ray scattering a team of researchers from the London Centre for Nanotechnology, the University of Oxford, DESY and collaborators, has investigated the unresolved ...

Jul. 18, 2016
Scientists X-ray the most abundant mineral of Earth

New insights about our Earth’s lower mantle

Jul. 07, 2016
New focused ion beam strengthens nano and high-pressure science

“Nano scalpel” allows structuring of samples with nanometre precision

Jun. 27, 2016
Study at PETRA III: Arsenic accumulates in the nuclei of plants’ cells

X-ray study reveals distribution of the toxic metalloid in leaves

Jun. 01, 2016
Ironing out the mystery of Earth’s magnetic field

Scientists directly measure thermal conductivity of iron at planetary core conditions for the first time

May. 12, 2016
Analysis reveals promising approach in the battle against resistant bacteria

Custom-made drugs to outwit hospital germs

May. 10, 2016
X-ray study reveals ultrafast dynamics of photoactive yellow protein

High-speed camera snaps biosensor's rapid reaction to light

Mar. 02, 2016
Precision Spectroscopy of X-ray Polaritons

Crossing Light with Matter

Apr. 28, 2016
Helmholtz Prize for science at FLASH

Frankfurt physicists to receive award for high-precision measurement of helium molecules

Apr. 27, 2016
New algorithm improves temporal resolution of X-ray lasers by a factor of 300

Molecular dynamics made visible through mathematics

Apr. 14, 2016
First user operation at FLASH2

Since Friday, 8 April at 12:14 h FLASH is running in parallel operation for two user experiments, one in the experimental hall “Albert Einstein” (FLASH1) and one in the new ...

Mar. 09, 2016
Live view of catalyst deactivation

Platinum nanoparticles fuse together under reaction conditions decreasing their efficiency

Feb. 11, 2016
Discovery of new iron oxides points to large oxygen source inside the Earth

High-pressure experiments reveal chemical complexity of iron oxides

Feb. 10, 2016
Fundamental discovery triggers paradigm shift in crystallography

New method opens crystal clear views of biomolecules

Feb. 09, 2016
Imaging nanoscale dynamics with unparalleled detail and speed

Scientists film exploding nanoparticles

Feb. 02, 2016
Scientists synthesise new class of material

Applications in medical technology and manufacturing

Jan. 28, 2016
Registrations pass 1000-mark for the first time

Users’ Meeting kicks off with record participation

Jan. 26, 2016
Largest press at a synchrotron enters operation at DESY

Giant planetary interior simulator

Jan. 20, 2016
Scientists X-ray protein crystals inside cells

Novel approach to unveil the structure of challenging biomolecules