DESY operates one of the world's brightest storage-ring-based X-ray radiation sources: PETRA III offers scientists outstanding opportunities for experiments with X-rays of exceptionally high brilliance. This particularly benefits researchers investigating very small samples or requiring tightly collimated and very short-wavelength X-rays for their experiments – ranging from medical research to nanotechnology.
The beamlines at PETRA III are distributed over three experimental halls. The largest, 300 m long experimental hall ‘Max von Laue’ covers one octant of the 2304 m long PETRA storage ring on the DESY site. On the 7000 m2 large experimental floor 15 beamlines are operated by DESY, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon (formerly HZG), and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) with more than 30 experimental stations which have been optimized for the use of the high brilliance of the PETRA III beam. All beamlines in the PETRA III experimental hall ‘Max von Laue’ are fully operational and open for user proposals since 2013. Some beamlines have even been upgraded since then with additional undulators, optics, experimental setups and/or detectors.
PETRA III. In DESY, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron. Retrieved 17:28, February 4, 2022, from https://www.desy.de/research/facilities__projects/petra_iii/index_eng.html
PETRA III - Facility Information. In DESY, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron. Retrieved 17:28, February 4, 2022, from https://photon-science.desy.de/facilities/petra_iii/facility_information/index_eng.html