Archive of 2017

Dec. 29, 2017
Scientists measure accelerated emission after excitation by a free-electron laser

Superradiant nuclei

Dec. 22, 2017
“X-ray streaking” allows ultrafast processes to be followed using a single pulse of light

Grazing light for rapid events

Dec. 18, 2017
2017 Innovation Award on Synchrotron Radiation for DESY researchers

The Friends of Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) bestowed the 2017 Innovation Award upon a team of physicists from DESY: Bart Faatz, Evgeny Schneidmiller, Siegfried Schreiber,  Markus Tischer ...

Dec. 07, 2017
Novel lenses enable X-ray microscopy with record resolution

DESY team generates X-ray focus below 10 nanometres diameter

Nov. 28, 2017
New method enables automated fast investigation of enzymatic processes

A mixtape for drug discovery

Nov. 26, 2017
Scientists watch diamond turn into graphite

First detailed observation throws light upon solid-to-solid phase transition

Nov. 20, 2017
Clay mineral waters the mantle of the Earth from the inside

High-pressure X-ray measurements provide new insights into processes that cause volcanism

Nov. 18, 2017
Association of Friends and Sponsors awards PhD students

On Wednesday, two outstanding doctoral theses were awarded prizes by the Association of Friends and Supporters of DESY, VFFD. This year’s doctoral students’ prize is being conferred ...

Nov. 13, 2017
LEAPS – Light for Research

European consortium of light sources used for research launched in Brussels

Nov. 06, 2017
Crystals in a pink X-ray beam

Serial crystallography using broad-spectrum X-rays at a synchrotron source

Nov. 01, 2017
Study at FLASH: Imaging using incoherent light

Physicists demonstrate new method for viewing nanostructures

Oct. 19, 2017
X-ray Rabi oscillations between nuclei observed in coupled cavities

Excitation back and forth

Oct. 18, 2017
Francesca Calegari received the ICO prize of the International Commission for Optics

Francesca Calegari, lead scientist at DESY and Professor at the University of Hamburg,  has been recently awarded the prestigious ICO Prize 2017 of the ...

Oct. 10, 2017
Nanoswirls for future data storage

New method for generating skyrmions

Oct. 09, 2017
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship awarded to Jolijn Onvlee

An Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship was awarded to Jolijn Onvlee. She  finished her PhD at the Radboud University Nijmegen in The ...

Sep. 26, 2017
Henry Chapman named honorary doctor at Uppsala University

Henry N. Chapman, Leading Scientist at DESY, has been named honorary doctor at the Faculty of Science and Technology at Uppsala University in Sweden. The title of Honorary Doctor of Philosophy ...

Sep. 20, 2017
DESY-led team starts scientific operation of the new European X-ray laser

First experiments at the European XFEL

Sep. 18, 2017
Johann Haber received the Helmholtz Doctoral Prize 2017

Johann Haber, from the DESY research group of Ralf Röhlsberger, received the Helmholtz Doctoral Prize 2017 for his PhD thesis in the research field ...

Aug. 23, 2017
Björn Arndt received the Student Prize at the ICSOS-12 conference

DESY PhD student Björn Arndt, from the DESY NanoLab group of Andreas Stierle, received the 'Student (Young Scientist) Prize' for his scientific work on surface X-ray diffraction on ...

Aug. 22, 2017
New spectrometers increase efficiency of X-ray analyses substantially

Zone plates allow measurements to be carried out on low-concentration samples and can also simplify experiments involving complex, multidimensional X-ray spectroscopy

Aug. 08, 2017
X-ray analyses with significantly enhanced resolution

Physicists develop advanced method for structure determination of molecules

Jul. 31, 2017
Spectrally broad X-ray pulses can be “sharpened” by purely mechanical means

Abrupt motion sharpens X-ray pulses

Jul. 13, 2017
Stephan Roth received the Science Award at the COSI2017 conference

DESY scientist Stephan Roth, who holds also an adjunct professor position at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (Sweden), received the Science Award for his scientific ...

Jul. 13, 2017
Microwaves reveal detailed structure of molecular motor

Study paves the way to investigate nano-machines in action

Jul. 03, 2017
Spin currents switch at terahertz frequencies

Spintronics can lead to extremely fast, energy-efficient electronic circuits

Jun. 26, 2017
X-ray experiments reveal two different types of water

The strangest liquid of all is even more unusual than we thought

Jun. 19, 2017
First atomic structure of an intact virus deciphered with an X-ray laser

Groundbreaking experimental method will speed up protein analysis substantially

Jun. 15, 2017
Organic crystals behave like steel

Jumping crystals produce sound waves

Jun. 13, 2017
Journal of Physics designated Giovanni Cirmi an 'Emerging Leader'

CFEL/DESY scientist Giovanni Cirmi has been identified by the Editorial Board of Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics  as one of the most highly ...

Jun. 07, 2017
X-ray analysis reveals unexpected behaviour of silica minerals

High-pressure experiments solve meteorite mystery

Jun. 06, 2017
Phosphorus-containing lipid molecule self-assembles into a cuboid structure

Vesicle Origami

Jun. 01, 2017
X-ray pulses create “molecular black hole”

The strongest ionisation of a molecule yet is providing important insights for analysing biomolecules with X-ray lasers

May. 30, 2017
Scientists demonstrate unparalleled phase control of free-electron laser pulses

Double flashes with attosecond precision

May. 24, 2017
Turmoil in sluggish electrons’ existence

Physicists monitor the scattering behavior of electrons in a non-conducting material in real-time

Apr. 11, 2017
Study at PETRA III: How do tuberculosis bacteria attack human cells?

International team reveals structure of a key system for the infection

Apr. 10, 2017
Roentgen Medal 2017 for Henry Chapman

DESY scientist Henry Chapman has been awarded the Roentgen Medal of the city of Remscheid (Germany). The town in which Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen was born has been presenting this award annually ...

Mar. 28, 2017
Max von Laue Prize goes to DESY scientist Thomas White

Jury recognises the program suite CrystFEL as an outstanding achievement in the field of crystallography

Mar. 27, 2017
Breaking ground for new inter-state research building at DESY

Scientists from Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein will jointly carry out research in the Photon Science Building

Mar. 22, 2017
Journal designated Sang-Kil Son an "Emerging Leader"

DESY scientist Sang-Kil Son has been identified by the Editorial Board of Journal of Physics as one of the most exciting researchers in his generation in the field of

Mar. 17, 2017
Scientists synthesise first sample of transparent silicon nitride at DESY

Transparent ceramics make super-hard windows

Mar. 16, 2017
Double flow concept widens spectrum for protein crystallography

Novel nozzle saves crystals

Mar. 02, 2017
Scientists develop spectacles for X-ray lasers

Tailor-made corrective glasses permit unparalleled concentration of X-ray beam

Feb. 23, 2017
X-rays from PETRA III reveal weaving of golden coat

Scientists analyse deposition method for ultra-thin metallic coatings on a nanoscale

Feb. 14, 2017
X-ray pulses reveal structure of viral cocoon

Scientists analyse smallest ever protein crystals

Feb. 08, 2017
Under pressure: Heliums forms stable compound

Scientists predict and synthesise peculiar sodium-helium crystal

Feb. 07, 2017
Researchers unravel dynamics of electron clouds

Investigation reveals unexpected dichotomy

Feb. 02, 2017
DFG funds interdisciplinary research project with two million euros

X-ray view into exoplanets' interiors

Feb. 02, 2017
X-ray vision reveals new crystal structure in “gum metal”

A phase transition observed for the first time in a titanium alloy could pave the way for new structural materials

Jan. 31, 2017
Meeting for users concludes with record participation

Interest in Hamburg's X-ray light sources growing strongly

Jan. 24, 2017
Foundation for new type of solar cell

Using hot polarons to harvest sunlight

Jan. 24, 2017
X-ray study throws light on key process for production

Scientists spin artificial silk from whey protein

Jan. 12, 2017
First attosecond timing in a kilometre-wide laser-microwave network

Laser metronome achieves record synchronization