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February 11, 2016 — PETRA III

Discovery of New Iron Oxides Points to Large Oxygen Source Inside the Earth

High-pressure experiments reveal chemical complexity of iron oxidesUsing a special high-pressure chamber, scientists have discovered two new iron...
November 19, 2015 — PETRA III

Particle Accelerator on a Microchip

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded 13.5 million US dollars (12.6 million euros) to promote the development of a particle accelerator...
October 20, 2015 — PETRA III

Why Van Gogh’s Sunflowers are Wilting

X-ray examination shows how chrome yellow darkens Hamburg, 20 October 2015. The colour of Vincent van Gogh’s famous Sunflowers is changing over time...
October 6, 2015 — PETRA III

Physicists Shrink Particle Accelerator

Hamburg, 6 October 2015. An interdisciplinary team of researchers has built the first prototype of a miniature particle accelerator that uses...
August 25, 2015 — PETRA III

Record High Pressure Squeezes Secrets out of Osmium

X-ray experiments reveal peculiar behaviour of the most incompressible metal on Earth An international team of scientists led by the University of...
June 9, 2015 — PETRA III

Filming the Film: Scientists Observe Photographic Exposure Live at the Nanoscale

Advanced method opens up new opportunities for investigation of dynamic processes The X-ray diffraction pattern contains detailed information about...
June 1, 2015 — PETRA III

Novel X-ray Lens Sharpens View Into the Nano World

DESY team produces innovative high-power X-ray lens Reconstruction of the focused X-ray wave. The lens achieves the spot size of 8 nanometres at the...
May 6, 2015 — PETRA III

Scientists X-ray Chocolate

An X-ray study carried out at DESY allows to improve the quality of chocolate. The study offers new insights into the formation of fat bloom, an...
April 22, 2015 — PETRA III

Scientists X-Ray Anti-Inflammatory Drug Candidates

Structure of the Spiegelmer NOX-E36 bound to its target protein CCL2. Credit: Dominik Oberthür/CFEL Study resolves molecular structures of...
April 14, 2015 — PETRA III

X-ray Study Images Structural Damage in Lithium-ion Batteries

Charging lithium-ion batteries too quickly can permanently reduce the battery capacity. Portions of the energy storage structure are thereby...