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European XFEL – a Research Facility of Superlatives

We at REUTER TECHNOLOGIE were able to contribute with our products and services.

„The European XFEL is a research facility of superlatives: It generates ultrashort X-ray flashes—27 000 times per second and with a brilliance that is a billion times higher than that of the best conventional X-ray radiation sources.

Using the X-ray flashes of the European XFEL, scientists will be able to map the atomic details of viruses, decipher the molecular composition of cells, take three-dimensional images of the nanoworld, film chemical reactions, and study processes such as those occurring deep inside planets.

At the European XFEL, international research groups can use complex experiment stations to perform their experiments for a few days or weeks.”

With those words, this impressive research facility is presented on its website.

We at REUTER TECHNOLOGIE were able to contribute with our products and services. Among other things, we produced a cryo source which generates liquid jets from gases cooled to extremely low temperatures down to -269 °C. This component was integrated into the scientific instrument for high energy density studies (HED) in order to investigate matter under extreme conditions.

In the meantime, the cryo source has been installed, successfully tested and will be available for future laser experiments soon.

Would you like to know more about European XFEL? Then start your virtual tour through the experiment hall and the 3.5 km long tunnel:

https://www.xfel.eu/facility/virtual_tour/index_eng.html

A view into the instruments of the European XFEL

Published on 19.05.2022

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