Archive of 2019

Dec. 18, 2019
Scientists X-ray individual nanoparticles for catalyst research

Individual marking permits systematic analysis of external factors

Dec. 17, 2019
Synchrotron Innovation Award for Heinz Graafsma

DESY physicist and two colleagues honoured for innovative X-ray camera

Dec. 13, 2019
Milestone for extreme conditions science

First experiments with diamond anvil cells at European XFEL

Dec. 12, 2019
Scientists probe Earth's deep mantle in the lab

Extreme conditions experiments sharpen view of our planet's interior

Dec. 11, 2019
Using corkscrew lasers to separate mirror molecules

Innovative approach could deepen insight into the mysterious handedness of life

Dec. 10, 2019
Roofing ceremony for the new Centre for X-ray and Nanoscience

New building for X-ray and Nanoscience

Nov. 19, 2019
First molecular movies at European XFEL

Researchers follow dynamics of light-sensitive protein with European X-ray laser

Nov. 13, 2019
Study at FLASH - Polarization-sensitive reconstruction of THz fields at dielectric interfaces

THz/X-ray pump-probe experiment at DESY

Nov. 07, 2019
Helmholtz Doctoral Award for Yi-Jen Chen

DESY Postdoc receives award for ultra-short time version of Schrödinger's cat

Nov. 05, 2019
Francesca Calegari elected 2020 Fellow of the Optical Society

DESY group leader honoured for her major contributions to attosecond science

Oct. 15, 2019
PETRA III shows possible route to new rocket fuels

Bayreuth researchers discover stable high-energy material

Sep. 24, 2019
How molecular footballs burst in an X-ray laser beam

Study shows effect of X-ray flashes on sensitive biomolecules

Sep. 20, 2019
Scientific symposium in memory of Wilfried Wurth

Friends and colleagues remember DESY’s lead scientist

Sep. 03, 2019
Freigeist Fellowship for Daria Gorelova

Volkswagen Foundation funds junior research group

Aug. 28, 2019
First high-speed hard X-ray microscopic movies at a free-electron laser

New technique enables investigation of industrially relevant materials and processes in motion

Aug. 20, 2019
FLASH coaxes superfluorescent emission from the noble gas xenon

Superfluorescent emission in the UV range

Jul. 29, 2019
Quantum movie displays probability density distribution of rotating carbonyl sulphide molecules

Scientists film molecular rotation

Jul. 11, 2019
Coupled terahertz device significantly improves electron beam quality

Experimental mini-accelerator achieves record energy

Jul. 09, 2019
Spraying nanopaper

New process produces extremely smooth cellulose layers on an industrial scale

Jul. 05, 2019
Extremely hard yet metallically conductive

Novel material with high-tech prospects

Jun. 25, 2019
X-ray investigation reveals beryllium configuration with five and six neighbouring oxygen atoms for the first time

High-pressure experiments prove 50-year-old theoretical prediction

Jun. 24, 2019
New device squeezes samples with 1.6 billion atmospheres per second

Simulating earthquakes and meteorite impacts in the lab

Jun. 13, 2019
Laser trick produces high-energy terahertz pulses

Milestone for compact particle accelerators

May. 24, 2019
X-rays show self-organisation of nanocrystals live

Using X-rays, a DESY research team has watched live how nanocrystals organise themselves into a highly ordered layer. The study helps to better understand the ...

May. 10, 2019
Spin waves from a microcrystal

First measurements at the new IRIXS spectrometer at PETRA III

May. 10, 2019
DESY mourns the loss of Wilfried Wurth

Leading scientist of FLASH deceased unexpectedly

May. 09, 2019
Nanometre gaps can crystallise liquids

X-ray examination shows surprising coexistence of liquid and crystalline form

Apr. 26, 2019
Flexible circuits for 3D printing

New process for flexible and transparent electronics

Apr. 02, 2019
Exotic properties of iridium compounds

Scientists at DESY’s X-ray source PETRA III and the London Centre for Nanotechnology, at University College London, have developed a new ...

Apr. 02, 2019
New method for imaging electronic orbitals in solids - Study at PETRA III

Orbital states are quantum mechanical constructions that describe the probability to find an electron in an atom, molecule or solid.  We know from atomic physics that ...

Mar. 29, 2019
How virtual photons alter atomic X-ray spectra

Control out of the vacuum, virtually

Mar. 22, 2019
The taming of the light screw

Scientists from DESY, the MPSD, the University of Hamburg and the CUI Cluster of Excellence create high-order harmonics from solids with controlled polarization states, taking advantage of both ...

Mar. 20, 2019
Researchers generate the shortest ultraviolet laser pulse ever

Researchers at CFEL at DESY have generated a 1.9-femtosecond ultraviolet laser light pulse - setting a record for ultraviolet (UV) laser pulses with the shortest duration. The experiments, ...

Mar. 15, 2019
Scientists go to extremes to reveal make-up of Earth’s core

Experiments conducted at extreme conditions, also at PETRA III at DESY, are giving scientists new insights into the chemical make-up of the Earth’s core. Advanced ...

Mar. 08, 2019
More than 100 participants at the DESY Research Course 2019

The programme of the DESY Research Course 2019 “Trends in Modern Photon Science” covered the research activities of different new photon science research acitivities ...

Mar. 04, 2019
Scientists develop printable water sensor

A new, versatile plastic-composite sensor can detect tiny amounts of water. The 3d printable material, developed by a Spanish-Israeli team of scientists and studied at PETRA III, is cheap, ...

Feb. 11, 2019
Innovative method enables new view into Earth's interior

An innovative X-ray method enables new high-pressure investigations of samples under deep mantle conditions. The technique, which was developed by a team led by Georg Spiekermann from DESY, the ...

Feb. 04, 2019
What keeps spiders on the ceiling?

Hunting spiders easily climb vertical surfaces or move upside down on the ceiling. A thousand tiny hairs at the ends of their legs make sure they do not fall off. Like the spider’s ...

Feb. 01, 2019
X-rays reveal layout of loaded drug transporter

Experiments at DESY's X-ray source PETRA III have revealed the first structure of a biological transporter protein loaded with a pro-drug. Prodrugs are inactive medications that are ...

Jan. 31, 2019
Simulating meteorite impacts in the lab

A US-German research team has simulated meteorite impacts in the lab and followed the resulting structural changes in two feldspar minerals with X-rays as they happened. The results of the ...

Jan. 24, 2019
Platinum forms Nano-Bubbles

Platinum, a noble metal, is oxidised more quickly than expected under conditions that are technologically relevant. This has emerged from a study jointly conducted by the DESY NanoLab and the ...

Jan. 23, 2019
International user community of light sources meets in Hamburg

From Wednesday on, around 1100 leading X-ray researchers and nanoscientists from 30 nations will meet in Hamburg. The participants belong to the large circle of users of the DESY X-ray light ...

Jan. 16, 2019
X-ray experiments reveal important mechanism behind parkinsonian disorders

A new X-ray study has revealed one of the key mechanisms behind certain familial-parkinsonian disorders. The study demonstrates in detail how poisoning with the metal manganese occurs inside a ...