European XFEL

Der fertiggestellte Beschleunigertunnel am 20. M‰rz 2017 The completed accelerator tunnel on 20 March 2017

The Hamburg area boasts a research facility of superlatives: the European XFEL 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. The facility, which is the only one of its kind in the world, opens up completely new research opportunities for scientists and industrial users. As the main shareholder, DESY is playing a major part in the operation of the facility.

  • The European XFEL was inaugurated in September 2017.

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Germany, Schenefeld (Hamburg)

Call for proposals
The European XFEL is a research facility open to scientists worldwide. Beamtime is free of charge, but experiment proposals must go through a peer-review process.
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